Open Access Thesis
Date of Award
Research suggests that gender socialization contributes to how women perceive anger in
general and anger in other women, and to how women express anger themselves. The purpose of
this study was to evaluate whether there is a relationship between how women perceive anger in
other women and how they express anger themselves. Women age 18-75 (N=228) completed a
vignette based on the vignettes, and theory of anger diversion in Cox, Van Velsor & Hulgus
(2004), as well as the STAXI-2. Spearman Rho correlations found a relationship between how
women express anger and how likely they feel other women would react in a similar manner.
Comparisons were made and correlations were also found between how appropriate women
gauge different anger responses, how likely they felt other women would engage in a similar
manner, and women's own anger expression style. Implications for practice and future research
Praill, Nancy, "An Evaluation Of Women's Attitudes Towards Anger In Other Women And The Impact Of Such On Their Own Anger Expression Style" (2010). Wayne State University Theses. Paper 25.