The psychometric properties of the Anger Bodily Sensations Questionnaire (ABSQ)

Almar Justin Zwets*, Ruud Hornsveld, Floris W. Kraaimaat, Thijs Kanters, Peter Muris, Hjalmar van Marle

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Abstract

The Anger Bodily Sensations Questionnaire (ABSQ) is a newly developed self-report instrument for measuring bodily sensations related to anger in interpersonal situations. In this study, we investigated the psychometric properties of the ABSQ in a sample of 70 offenders and a sample of 100 secondary vocational students. Results indicated that the internal consistency and test-retest reliability of the instrument were good. An explorative factor analysis carried out on the ABSQ data of the combined sample yielded three factors. Support was found for the concurrent validity of the instrument. In both samples, the total score of the ABSQ showed positive correlations with measures of bodily awareness, social anxiety, anger, and aggression. Altogether, results suggest that the ABSQ appears to be a reliable and valid questionnaire. Further research is needed to examine the psychometric properties of the ABSQ in larger offender and non-clinical samples.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-450
JournalJournal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

Keywords

  • forensic psychiatry
  • anger
  • bodily sensations
  • self-report questionnaire

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