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|Title:||Reliability and validity of measures of anger/hostility in singapore: Cook & medley ho scale, staxi and buss-durkee hostility inventory|
|Authors:||Bishop, G.D. |
|Citation:||Bishop, G.D., Quah, S.-H. (1998-06). Reliability and validity of measures of anger/hostility in singapore: Cook & medley ho scale, staxi and buss-durkee hostility inventory. Personality and Individual Differences 24 (6) : 867-878. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||As part of a larger research programme concerned with the role of anger/hostility in heart disease in Singapore, three commonly used measures of anger/hostility (Cook & Medley Ho Scale, STAXI, Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory) were examined for reliability and validity in an Asian population. A total of 968 Singaporean Chinese, Malay and Indian respondents completed one or more of these measures together with measures of symptom and illness experience. In addition, blood pressure and heart rate measures were taken for 201 respondents. Overall, the Ho and STAXI measures had reasonably high internal consistency and test-retest reliability. Internal consistency and test-retest reliability for the Buss-Durkee measure were high for the total score but variable for the component scales. Correlation and regression showed that the Ho and STAXI appeared to be tapping a common core of variance, which can be characterized as trait anger. Correlations of the Ho and STAXI with health measures produced modest but statistically significant correlations for measures of symptom and illness experience and generally low and non-significant correlations for heart rate and blood pressure. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Personality and Individual Differences|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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