Anger parameters in parolees undergoing psychoeducation: Temporal stability, social desirability bias, and comparison with non-offenders
Ephrem Fernandez, Vasiliki Kiageri, Deepan Guharajan, Andrew Day
CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR AND MENTAL HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Anger is commonly measured as if it were a single, simple construct. This may be particularly unhelpful if the main purpose of a measure is to determine change and responsiveness to interventions. AIMS: Our primary aim was to assess five anger parameters in parolees - frequency, duration, intensity, latency, and threshold - and to test for effects of psychoeducation and social desirability bias on parolees' scores. Average anger scores for the offender sample were compared with those in a non-offender sample. METHODS: The offender sample was drawn from male parolees in San Antonio. Age-matched volunteers recruited at public libraries were engaged for baseline comparisons. The Ang..View full abstract
This study was partially sponsored by an Undergraduate Research and Travel Grant from the UTSA Honors College.