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The impact of masculinity on anger arousal in ambiguous situations

Wharton, Michelle, Day, Andrew, Mohr, Philip, Howells, Kevin and Gerace, Adam 2014, The impact of masculinity on anger arousal in ambiguous situations, Journal of relationships research, vol. 5, no. e1, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1017/jrr.2014.1.

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Title The impact of masculinity on anger arousal in ambiguous situations
Author(s) Wharton, Michelle
Day, Andrew
Mohr, Philip
Howells, Kevin
Gerace, Adam
Journal name Journal of relationships research
Volume number 5
Issue number e1
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, Eng.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1838-0956
Keyword(s) anger
gender
gender role identity
ambiguity
Summary This study aimed to investigate the influence of sex and gender role identity on anger experience at varying levels of provocation in a sample of 585 Australian students. Participants viewed videotaped vignettes of a potentially anger-triggering event where the intent of another person was either ambiguous or unambiguous. Measures of self-predicted anger, trait anger, and gender role identity were then completed. Results supported the hypothesis that it is gender role identity rather than sex that is more closely related to angry emotion. There was, however, no support for the hypothesis that anger arousal would be greater in circumstances in which the intention behind a provoking event is ambiguous when the respondent identifies with a masculine gender role. The implications of these findings for the development of anger management programs are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1017/jrr.2014.1
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Cambridge University Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30065589

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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