Anger expression among Filipino emerging adults: Does interdependent self-construal contribute to indirect aggression?
Date of Publication
Master of Science in Psychology Major in Clinical Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
Ron R. Resurreccion
Trait anger and aggression have been given attention in research due to their association with many psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety-related disorder, and substance abuse. Little attention has been paid to indirect anger expression which are as important. Since direct aggression has been the major focus in both research and clinical practice, the aim of this study is to examine the relationship between trait anger and indirect aggression. This study also investigates the enhancing effect of interdependent self-construal on this relationship. The sample used in this study were 18-25 years old Filipinos, who are classified as emerging adults. A moderation analysis supported the hypothesis of this study, indicating that trait anger contributed to the emergence of indirect aggression, and interdependent self-construal enhanced this relationship. This finding provides a better understanding of how anger is expressed in the Philippines, and can ultimately contribute to the design of assessment and psychotherapy tools, which are specific to the unique needs of patients in collectivist societies, with anger-related problems.
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Fattahi, S. H. (2017). Anger expression among Filipino emerging adults: Does interdependent self-construal contribute to indirect aggression?. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_masteral/5732