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Anger Scale

Anger Scale is a 6-item measure adapted from the Aggression Questionnaire (Buss & Perry, 1992) tested in the US. The measure is part of a sub-set of measures to capture the behavioral aspects of relational interactions.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. I flare up quickly but get over it quickly.
2. When frustrated, I let my irritation show.
3. I sometimes feel like a powder keg ready to explode.
4. I am an even-tempered person.*
5. Some of my friends think I’m a hothead.
6. Sometimes I fly off the handle for no good reason.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5

*Item is reverse scored

Scoring Procedures

The mean of the item scores is calculated for the total. A higher score is indicative of higher propensity to express angry behavior.

Original Citation

Lee, R. D., Walters, M. L., Hall, J. E., & Basile, K. C. (2012). Behavioral and attitudinal factors differentiating male intimate partner violence perpetrators with and without a history of childhood family violence. Journal of Family Violence, 28(1), 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-012-9475-8

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