怒り感情の喚起・持続傾向の測定:—新しい怒り尺度の作成と信頼性･妥当性の検討— Assessment of Anger Arousal and Anger Lengthiness
The present study was conducted to develop an Anger Arousal and Lengthiness Scale (AALS), and to investigate its validity and reliability. The AALS was designed to measure individual differences in proneness to anger arousal and the tendency towards maintaining anger over a long period. These tendencies are considered to be risk factors for ischemic heart disease. Two hundred and sixty two college students participated in the study. A factor analysis of 13 items included in the AALS yielded two factors, proneness to anger arousal and tendency toward anger lengthiness. Both Cronbach's alpha coefficient and test-retest correlation were high enough to support the reliability of the AALS. The validity of the scale was established by significant correlations of this scale with both the Japanese version of the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire and the anger scale of the Cornell Medical Index. The utility of the AALS was discussed in the context of the relationships between emotion and health.
健康心理学研究 14(2), 32-39, 2001