Style of anger expression and its relation to daily experience
NLM Title Abbreviation
Person Soc Psychol Bull
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
DOI of Published Version
The authors explored the construct validity of the Anger Expression Scale in a diary study of 49 college women. Participants completed seven diary entries per day for 8 days; at each assessment, they noted the occurrence of problems and anger episodes, indicated whether they had expressed any anger, and rated their current mood. Anger-in was broadly associated with the occurrence of unpleasant events and with the experience of various types of negative mood, suggesting that the anger-in scale may not be a specific measure of anger per se. Moreover, anger-in predicted negative mood and problem occurrence even after controlling for neuroticism. In contrast, anger-out was unrelated to reports of anger expression and all other aspects of daily experience.
Published Article/Book Citation
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 23:3 (1997) pp.285-294. DOI:doi: 10.1177/0146167297233007.