Measures of anger and hostility in adults

Fernandez, Ephrem, Day, Andrew, and Boyle, Gregory J. (2014) Measures of anger and hostility in adults. In: Boyle, Gregory J., Saklofske, Donald H., and Matthews, Gerald, (eds.) Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs. Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 74-100.

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Abstract

This chapter consists of psychometrically-oriented reviews of 16 self-report tests of anger or hostility in adults. We begin with the historic Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory (BDHI: Buss & Durkee, 1957), but focus more importantly on its factor analytically improved and updated revision, the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire (BPAQ: Buss & Perry, 1992). Next we turn our attention to scales utilizing hypothetical anger-provoking scenarios: the Anger Self-Report Questionnaire (ASR: Reynolds et al., 1994), the Reaction Inventory (RI; version by Cho et al., 2009) and the Novaco Anger Scale and Provocation Inventory (NAS-PI: Novaco, 1994, 2003). This is followed by the Multidimensional Anger Inventory (MAI: Siegel, 1986) and the widely-used State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI: Spielberger, 1988, 1999). In the second section, nine additional self-report tests are reviewed. These are generally newer and less embellished with psychometric details, and hence they are reviewed relatively briefly. Together, the reviews enable comparisons of the 16 self-report instruments in terms of various aspects of reliability and validity.

Item ID: 47718
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: anger; hostility; inventories; psychometrics; questionnaires; scales; self-report instruments
ISBN: 978-0-12-386915-9
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 01:24
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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