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Title: Ethnic Differences in Cardiovascular Response to Stress: Role of Trait Anger, Sex and Migrant Status
Keywords: Cardiovascular reactivity, Trait anger, Ethnicity, Sex, Migrant status, Indians
Issue Date: 4-Jun-2009
Citation: DIVJYOT KAUR @ SUMAN BAHIA (2009-06-04). Ethnic Differences in Cardiovascular Response to Stress: Role of Trait Anger, Sex and Migrant Status. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The present research examined ethnic and sex differences in cardiovascular reactivity (CVR) in two studies. Study I examined ethnic and sex differences Singapore, while Study II looked at differences in CVR between Indian participants from Singapore and India. All undergraduate participants were administered a measure of trait anger before taking part in a series of experimental tasks during which hemodynamic measures were noted. Results for both studies showed significant task effects with anger recall task leading to the greatest BP and HR reactivity, while the harassment task reported the greatest feelings of anger. For Study I, an ethnicity main effect for SBP and CI reactivity, found Indians exhibiting significantly lower BP reactivity and a reduction in CI reactivity compared to Chinese and Malays. For study II, participants from India showed higher reactivity for SBP, HR and CI, while participants from Singapore showed higher TPRI reactivity. Across the two studies females showed lower reactivity for TPRI and greater reactivity for HR compared to males. The moderating effect of trait anger on CVR was not evident in the present research.
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