Factor structure of the Spielberger Anger Expression scales when used with Australian prisoners
Ammons Scientific Ltd
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Psychology and Social Science
The State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory administered to prison inmates has supported the factor structure of the three anger expression scales although this structure has not been verified with Australian participants. Data collected from 397 Western Australian male prisoners produced a factor structure consistent with the scale structure outlined in the 1991 manual. Scale means and standard deviations were similar to those reported for U.S. and Canadian prisoners. It is therefore appropriate to use the standard scoring procedures with Australian male prisoners.