Book Chapter

Measures of Anger and Hostility in Adults

Ephrem Fernandez, Andrew Day, Gregory J Boyle

MEASURES OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTS | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2015

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 Inv..

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