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.


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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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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.

PRIMARY 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

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 3.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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