Many individuals have attempted to construct tests to measure different aspects of anger. Although the Novaco Anger Inventory (NAI) was constructed over 16 years ago, viable validity research is still lacking. The Buss-Durke Hostility Inventory, three subscales of the PRF, and the Burt Scale were administered to assess the validity of the NAI. The Balanced Inventory for Desirable Responding was also used to measure the participants’ degree of socially desirable responding. With the exception of the Burt Scale, all measures were significantly correlated with the NAI. The correlation coefficients, ranging from.413 to.503, suggest a significant degree of construct validity for the NAI. Several gender effects are also reported.
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