1. Identify to which comparison group the
respondent's scores will be compared: regular, special, and/or
2. Identify the appropriate table for each of the
for the combined sample,
regular sample, and/or
for the special education sample.
Proceed to the appropriate table.
3. Note that on each table, the stress source
subscales are listed across the top, the stress manifestations across
the middle, and the total stress scores across the bottom. Identify
the subscale/scale against which the comparison will be made. Under
the subscale/scale title is a range of potential scores. Find the
score within the range that is immediately smaller than the actual TSI
score; look to the leftmost column. This column indicates the decile
range in which the respondent's score fell. The lower the decile
range, the smaller the TSI score; the larger the TSI score, the higher
the decile range.