Aggression and impulsivity instruments: An examination in veterans

Alina M. Surís, Lisa M. Lind, Michael T. Kashner, Ira H. Bernstein, Keith Young, Jason Worchel

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Abstract

To gather useful and meaningful information concerning behavioral traits, instruments must be determined to be reliable and valid for the specific population in which they will be used. The objective of this study was to examine the psychometric properties and validity of the Aggression Questionnaire (AQ; Buss & Perry, 1992), the Overt Aggression Scale-Modified (OAS-M; Coccaro, Harvey, Kupsaw-Lawrence, Herbert, & Bernstein, 1991), and the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale-11 (BIS-11;Barratt, 1994)in a sample of veterans. Participants included 474 veterans seeking outpatient care from 4 Veterans Affairs medical facilities in the southwestern United States. Results suggest that the AQ, BIS-11, and OAS-M can be reliably used with veterans. However, subscale scores of the BIS and AQ did not provide any additional information over the total score of these instruments. Although total scores of the OAS-M were found to be reliable, subscale scores were not. Nonetheless, information obtained from the OAS-M appeared to be qualitatively different than that from the self-report questionnaires. In summary, the overall results of this study indicate that these aggression and impulsivity instruments may be reliably used in a veteran sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-297
Number of pages15
JournalMilitary Psychology
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

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Surís, A. M., Lind, L. M., Kashner, M. T., Bernstein, I. H., Young, K., & Worchel, J. (2005). Aggression and impulsivity instruments: An examination in veterans. Military Psychology, 17(4), 283-297. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15327876mp1704_3

Aggression and impulsivity instruments : An examination in veterans. / Surís, Alina M.; Lind, Lisa M.; Kashner, Michael T.; Bernstein, Ira H.; Young, Keith; Worchel, Jason.

In: Military Psychology, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2005, p. 283-297.

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Surís, AM, Lind, LM, Kashner, MT, Bernstein, IH, Young, K & Worchel, J 2005, 'Aggression and impulsivity instruments: An examination in veterans', Military Psychology, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 283-297. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15327876mp1704_3
Surís AM, Lind LM, Kashner MT, Bernstein IH, Young K, Worchel J. Aggression and impulsivity instruments: An examination in veterans. Military Psychology. 2005;17(4):283-297. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15327876mp1704_3
Surís, Alina M. ; Lind, Lisa M. ; Kashner, Michael T. ; Bernstein, Ira H. ; Young, Keith ; Worchel, Jason. / Aggression and impulsivity instruments : An examination in veterans. In: Military Psychology. 2005 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 283-297.
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