| Published: March 31, 2019
Exploring the Relationship between State, Trait Anger and Anxiety in Anxiety Disorders
The purpose of this research was to explore the relationship between state-trait anger and anxiety in anxiety disorders. Anxiety was measured using State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger, Gorscush & Laushane, 1970; Hindi translation) and anger was measured using State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (Saini & Sovani, 2008; Hindi translation), in 35 (21 female) participants diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The sample consisted of patients with GAD (40%), OCD (48.57%) and social anxiety (11.43%). Data analysis included t test and spearman’s correlation. Significant associations were found between (1) state anxiety and state anger; (2) trait anxiety and trait anger; and (3) anxiety (state and trait) and anger suppression. No gender differences were found in the experience of anger and anxiety. Results are discussed along with strengths and limitations of the study and some future recommendation.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2019, D Utreja & Rizvi. S.H
Received: February 28, 2019; Revision Received: March 27, 2019; Accepted: March 31, 2019
Published in Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019