Validation and Psychometric Properties of the Anger Management Skills Test
Social Determinants of Health,
Vol. 6 (2020),
14 July 2020
Background: More awareness of anger in different social situations can help us to manage it efficiently. Unfortunately, the questionnaire measuring these differences hasn't been validated in Iran. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Springer anger control skills test.
Method: The statistical population of this study was 200 college students consisted of 180 undergraduate, 15 M.Sc, and 5 Ph.D. students at Shiraz University. A random sampling method was used in this research. Springer anger control skills test was completed to assess the validity and reliability, Cronbach's alpha and internal validity, and exploratory factor analysis was used.
Results: Results indicated the reliability of 0.62 and a significant value (0.001). KMO value was 0.45. Also, a significant difference was found between males and females in anger management and allocated to sociality and non-family relationships (0.001). Simultaneously, there was no significant difference between females and males in other variables and subscales of anger control.
Conclusion: Findings illustrate that this scale is reliable and valid and can be used in a clinical context. The difference between male and female in controlling anger in social situations can be related to Cultural influences and having more education; also, this sample only represents the population who had a higher level of education in comparison to others. Besides, they have received more educational training and necessary skills to cope with impulses and social encounters more appropriately.
- Anger Management Therapy
- Gender Identity
- Reproducibility of Results
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