Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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