Based upon extant research data, we propose four hypotheses as further cogent empirical evidence of a positively correlated relationship between adolescent anger, as constituted on the State-Trait Expression Inventory (STAXI), and four specific clinical scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-Adolescent). We analyzed adolescent participant responses for the following four positive main effects: 1) Adolescents high in anger on the STAXI will also have tangentially elevated levels of depression, 2) we hypothesized that adolescents high in anger will demonstrate a propensity for behaviors for antisocial behavior as constituted on the Psychopathic Deviate Scale of the MMPI-Adolescent, 3) we expected a significant gender main effect with male participants exhibiting higher anger levels than female participants, and 4) we expected that individuals with high anger levels will also exhibit more potential for substance abuse as profiles within the Supplemental Scale of the MMPI-Adolescent that identifies addiction potential (APS). We also expect that this will prove specifically significant among male participants in this adolescent sample.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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University of Northern Iowa
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Truelove, Ronald S.; Chapman, Therese; Johnson, Katrina; Filhiol, Amy; Silich, Natalie; and Osman, Augustine
"State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory - Adolescent as a Function of Adolescent Anger,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 5:
1, Article 33.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol5/iss1/33