The Anger Expression Questionnaire (AEX) yields 3 scale scores describing how an individual handles anger (In, Out, Control).
The AEX consists of 20 items that are rated on a 4-point Likert scale as follows:
|Almost Never||Sometimes||Often||Almost Always|
The AEX yields 3 primary scales and one total score. Description of the scales and item loadings are listed below. Scale scores are calculated as the sum of respective items.
|SCALE NAME (ABBR.)||ITEM LOADINGS|
|Anger Out (AEX_OUT)||2, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 20|
|Anger In (AEX _AIN)||3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 14, 15, 18|
|Anger Control (AEX _CON)||1,8,16|
|Anger Total (AEX _TOT)||1 – 20|
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