Anger Expression Scale (AEX)

The Anger Expression Questionnaire (AEX) yields 3 scale scores describing how an individual handles anger (In, Out, Control).

ITEM CODING

The AEX consists of 20 items that are rated on a 4-point Likert scale as follows:

Almost Never Sometimes Often Almost Always
1 2 3 4

SCALES

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

RESOURCE FILES

AEX Questionnaire

SPSS Scoring Syntax File

R Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Spielberger, C. D., Jacobs, G., Russell, S., Crane, R. S., Jacobs, G. A., & Worden, T. J. (1985). The experience and expression of anger: Construction and validation of an anger expression scale. In M. A. Chesney & R. H. Rosenman (Eds.), Anger and hostility in cardiovascular and behavioral disorders (pp. 5-30). New York: Hemisphere.

Knight, R. G., Chisholm, B. J., Paulin, J. M., & Waal‐Manning, H. J. (1988). The Spielberger Anger Expression Scale: Some psychometric data. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 27(3), 279-281.

Spielberger, C. D. (1988). Manual for the state-trait anger expression inventory (STAXI). Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources.