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Dr. William E. Snell, Jr.
Department of Psychology
SE Missouri State University
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701 - USA
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Self-Perceptions of Angry Feelings


INVESTIGATION CONSENT FORM:
This investigation is designed to examine people's perceptions of their own angry feelings. More specifically, in the present research you will be asked to respond to the items on a questionnaire dealing with your feelings about anger. This topic is a vital aspect of our lives, and as such we think that it is an important focus for study. Thus we encourage you to participate in this project. All of the information gathered in this project is completely confidential. The resulting information will be used only for research purposes. No individual other than the researcher (Dr. Snell) will ever have access to the responses which you provide in this study. Also, all of the information gathered in this project is anonymous. No names, including your own name, will be attached to the data itself. Any participant may withdraw from this project at any time--and there will not be any penalty for doing so.


INFORMED CONSENT: I do hereby give my informed consent to participate in this research project. I understand that participation in the project is entirely voluntary. I also understand that an individual may withdraw from the project at any time without being penalized in any way.



Please Type in Today's Date (month-day-year): 


Do you FREELY and WITHOUT PRESSURE consent to participate in this research (type "YES"): 

PLEASE NO NOT COMPLETE THIS SURVEY IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.
This survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. Thank you.

SURVEY INSTRUCTIONS: The group of items below inquire about the types of feelings you have.  Each of the 21 groups of items has four options.  For each cluster of items, read and identify the statement that best reflects how you feel.  For example, you might choose "A" in the above example.  If so, then you would "click" the letter (A) next to the item number associated with that group of statements.
    Now go ahead and answer the questions below.  Be sure to answer every question, even if you are not sure.  Make sure you select only one statement for each of the 21 clusters of statements.
Please be honest in responding to these statements.
 

Select one response from each of the separate clusters of statements.

1. A.  I do not feel angry.
  B.  I feel angry.
  C.  I am angry most of the time now.
  D.  I am so angry and hostile all the time that I can't stand it.
     
2. A.  I am not particularly angry about my future.
  B.  When I think about my future, I feel angry.
  C.  I feel angry about what I have to look forward to.
  D.  I feel intensely angry about my future, since it cannot be improved.
     
3. A.  It makes me angry that I feel like such a failure.
  B.  It makes me angry that I have failed more than the average person.
  C.  As I look back on my life, I feel angry about my failures.
  D.  It makes me angry to feel like a complete failure as a person.
     
4. A.  I am not all that angry about things.
  B.  I am becoming more hostile about things than I used to be.
  C.  I am pretty angry about things these days.
  D.  I am angry and hostile about everything.
     
5. A.  I don't feel particularly hostile at others.
  B.  I feel hostile a good deal of the time.
  C.  I feel quite hostile most of the time.
  D.  I feel hostile all of the time.
     
6. A.  I don't feel that others are trying to annoy me.
  B.  At times I think people are trying to annoy me.
  C.  More people than usual are beginning to make me feel angry.
  D.  I feel that others are constantly and intentionally making me angry.
     
7. A.  I don't feel angry when I think about myself.
  B.  I feel more angry about myself these days than I used to.
  C.  I feel angry about myself a good deal of the time.
  D.  When I think about myself, I feel intense anger.
     
8. A.  I don't have angry feelings about others having screwed up my life.
  B.  It's beginning to make me angry that others are screwing up my life.
  C.  I feel angry that others prevent me from having a good life.
  D.  I am constantly angry because others have made my life totally miserable.
     
9. A.  I don't feel angry enough to hurt someone.
  B.  Sometimes I am so angry that I feel like hurting others, but I would not really do it.
  C.  My anger is so intense that I sometimes feel like hurting others.
  D.  I'm so angry that I would like to hurt someone.
     
10. A.  I don't shout at people any more than usual.
  B.  I shout at others more now than I used to.
  C.  I shout at people all the time now.
  D.  I shout at others so often that sometimes I just can't stop.
     

 

Select one response from each of the separate clusters of statements.

11. A.  Things are not more irritating to me now than usual.
B.  I feel slightly more irritated now than usual.
C.  I feel irritated a good deal of the time.
D.  I'm irritated all the time now.
12. A.  My anger does not interfere with my interest in other people.
B.  My anger sometimes interferes with my interest in others.
C.  I am becoming so angry that I don't want to be around others.
D.  I'm so angry that I can't stand being around people.
13. A.  I don't have any persistent angry feelings that influence my ability to make decisions.
B.  My feelings of anger occasionally undermine my ability to make decisions.
C.  I am angry to the extent that it interferes with my making good decisions.
D.  I'm so angry that I can't make good decisions anymore.
14. A.  I'm not so angry and hostile that others dislike me.
B.  People sometimes dislike being around me since I become angry.
C.  More often than not, people stay away from me because I'm so hostile and angry.
D.  People don't like me anymore because I'm constantly angry all the time.
15. A.  My feelings of anger do not interfere with my work.
B.  From time to time my feelings of anger interfere with my work.
C.  I feel so angry that it interferes with my capacity to work.
D.  My feelings of anger prevent me from doing any work at all.
16. A.  My anger does not interfere with my sleep.
B.  Sometimes I don't sleep very well because I'm feeling angry.
C.  My anger is so great that I stay aware 1-2 hours later than usual.
D.  I am so intensely angry that I can't get much sleep during the night.
17. A.  My anger does not make me feel anymore tired than usual.
B.  My feelings of anger are beginning to tire me out.
C.  My anger is intense enough that it makes me feel very tired.
D.  My feelings of anger leave me too tired to do anything.
18. A.  My appetite does not suffer because of my feelings of anger.
B.  My feelings of anger are beginning to affect my appetite.
C.  My feelings of anger leave me without much of an appetite.
D.  My anger is so intense that it has taken away my appetite.
19. A.  My feelings of anger don't interfere with my health.
B.  My feelings of anger are beginning to interfere with my health.
C.  My anger prevents me from devoting much time and attention to my health.
D.  I'm so angry at everything these days that I pay no attention to my health and well-being.
20. A.  My ability to think clearly is unaffected by my feelings of anger.
B.  Sometimes my feelings of anger prevent me from thinking in a clear-headed way.
C.  My anger makes it hard for me to think of anything else.
D.  I'm so intensely angry and hostile that it completely interferes with my thinking.
21. A.  I don't feel so angry that it interferes with my interest in sex.
B.  My feelings of anger leave me less interested in sex than I used to be.
C.  My current feelings of anger undermine my interest in sex.
D.  I'm so angry about my life that I've completely lost interest in sex.


Copyright - 1999




INSTRUCTIONS:   For each of the statements below, try to read and think about each statement as it applies to you as a parent. There are not right or wrong answers, so don't spend a lot of time on any one item. We are looking for your overall impression regarding each statement. Use the following scale to indicate your level of agreement with each item: 

A = Agree. 
B = Slightly Agree. 
C = Neutral - neither agree nor disagree. 
D = Slightly Disagree. 
E = Disagree. 
  How much do you agree (versus disagree) with each of these statements? Agree Slightly
Agree
Neutral Slightly
Disagree
Disagree
1. I feel that my children should have their way in the family as often as the parents do. 
2. Even if they don't agree with me, I force my children to conform to what I think is right. 
3. When I tell my children to do something, I expect them to do it immediately without asking any questions. 
4. When I establish family policy, I discuss the reasoning behind the policy with my children. 
5. I always encourage verbal give-and-take whenever my children feel that the family rules and restrictions are unreasonable.
6. I let my children make up their own minds and do what they want to do, even if I disagree with what they might want.
7. I do not allow my children to question any of my decisions. 
8. I use reasoning and discipline when I oversee my children's activities and make decisions for them. 
9. I use force with my children in order to get them to behave they way they are suppose to. 
10. I make my children obey the family rules and regulations simply because I establish them. 


  How much do you agree (versus disagree) with each of these statements? Agree Slightly
Agree
Neutral Slightly
Disagree
Disagree
11. I let my children know what I expect of them, but they are also free to discuss any expectations that seem unreasonable to them.
12. Beginning when they are young, I teach my children who the boss is in the family. 
13. I seldom give my children expectations and guidelines for their behavior. 
14. Most of the time I do what my children want, when making family decisions. 
15. I consistently give my children direction and guidance in a rational and objective way. 
16. I get very upset if my children try to disagree with me. 
17. I do not restrict my children's activities, decisions, and desires. 
18. I let my children know what behavior I expect of them, and if they don't meet these expectations, I punish them. 
19. I allow my children to decide most things for themselves, without a lot of direction from me.
20. I take my children's opinions into consideration when making family decisions, but I will not decide for something simply because they want it.


  How much do you agree (versus disagree) with each of these statements? Agree Slightly
Agree
Neutral Slightly
Disagree
Disagree
21. I do not view myself as responsible for directing and guiding my children's behavior. 
22. I have clear standards of behavior for my children, but I am willing to adjust these standards to the needs of each child in the family. 
23. I expect my children to follow my directions, but I am always willing to discuss these directions with them. 
24. I allow my children to form their own point of view and to decide for themselves what they are going to do. 
25. I strictly and forcibly deal with my children when they don't do what they are suppose to. 
26. I tell my children exactly what I want them to do and how I expect them to do it. 
27. I tell my children what behaviors and activities they can do, but I am understanding when they disagree with me. 
28. I do not direct the behaviors, activities, and desires of my children. 
29. I insist that my children conform to my expectations for them, out of respect for my authority.
30. If I make a decision that hurts my children, I am willing to discuss that decision with them and to admit it if I made a mistake. 




INSTRUCTIONS: The following demographic data will be used only to describe the group characteristics of the resulting sample of participants (e.g., 25% were single and 75% were married). They will not be used to identify individual responses.

1. What is your Marital Status? 
2. How long have you been married
    (total number of years)? 
3. How many children do you have? 
4. What is your own income? 
5. What is your spouse's income?  
6. What is your gender? 
7. What is your ethnic heritage? 
8. What is your religious heritage? 
9. What is your age? 
10. What is your spouse's age? 
11. Are you in love now? 
12. How large is the place where you live?
13. How frequently do you attend church? 
14. What is your current living arrangement? 
15. Are your parents divorced? 
16. What is your level of education? 
17. What is your spouse's level of education? 
18. How old are you (number of years)? 
19. What is your Race / Ethnicity? 
20. In what country do you live?

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Thank you for taking the time to respond to this research survey.


If you would like additional information about this research, then e-mail us at wesnell@semovm.semo.edu.

If you wish to see a brief description of this research, click here: Debriefing.


This site was last modified on June 17, 2007.
Department of Psychology, SE Missouri State University

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Copyright 1999, William E. Snell, Jr., Ph.D.