Purpose: Measure the experience, expression, and control of anger
Age: 16-63 years
Time: 5-10 minutes
Administration: Individual and group
The State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory–2 (STAXI-2) was developed to assess state anger, trait anger, and anger expression and to measure the way these components contribute to medical conditions. To investigate the effects of anger on mental and physical disorders, the experience of anger must be clearly distinguished from anger expression and anger control.
The 57-item STAXI-2 consists of 6 scales, 5 subscales, and an Anger Expression Index that provides an overall measure of total anger expression.
- Scales assess anger intensity and frequency.
- The State Anger scale assesses the intensity of anger as an emotional state at a particular time; it includes three subscales.
- The Trait Anger scale measures how often angry feelings are experienced over time; it includes two subscales.
- The Anger Expression and Anger Control scales assess four relatively independent anger-related traits: expression of angry feelings toward other persons or objects in the environment (Anger Expression-Out), holding in or suppressing angry feelings (Anger Expression-In), controlling angry feelings by preventing the expression of anger toward other persons or objects in the environment (Anger Control-Out), and controlling suppressed angry feelings by calming down or cooling off (Anger Control-In).
- The Anger Expression Index is an overall measure of total anger expression.
- Helps you identify individuals who tend to suppress their anger—a practice associated with health issues such as hypertension.
- Raw score to T-score and percentile conversions provided for all scales and subscales by gender.
The STAXI-2 can be scored via scoring software, or is can be administered and scored online via PARiConnect. All PARiConnect purchases made directly through ACER include dedicated local support. Contact our Customer Service Team to set up your account today.