Gender Differences in Reporting Anger and Social Desirability Bias

dc.contributor.advisorFernandez, Ephrem
dc.contributor.authorCox, Sydney Joelle
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHale, Willie
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRyan, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-09T20:18:42Z
dc.date.available2024-02-09T20:18:42Z
dc.date.issued2019
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dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the current study was to update and build on previous research on gender differences in anger expression and to examine whether these gender differences were mediated by social desirability bias (SDB). Previous outdated research has focused on gender differences in anger experience. More recent research has turned its attention to gender differences in anger expression. Another aspect under focus is the effect of SDB on gender differences in anger expression. The study proposed that there would be gender differences in anger expression and these differences would be mediated by SDB due to previous relationships between SDB and anger and SDB and gender. Two hundred and sixty-two psychology students were given anger experience, anger expression, and SDB psychological scales. There were no significant gender differences in anger experience but there were significant gender differences in anger expression. There was an inverse relationship between anger and SDB scores. Males scored significantly higher than females on SDB measures. There were no gender differences when SDB was controlled for. Thus, mediations did find SDB was a significant mediator for some dimensions of anger experience and expression. Gender differences are more prominent in anger expression and there are significant efforts to appear socially desirable when reporting anger. Furthermore, SDB could explain why gender differences in reporting anger expression occur.
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.format.extent46 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9781392180037
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/3109
dc.languageen
dc.subjectanger experience
dc.subjectanger expression
dc.subjectgender differences
dc.subjectsocial desirability bias
dc.subject.classificationPsychology
dc.subject.classificationSocial psychology
dc.subject.classificationGender studies
dc.titleGender Differences in Reporting Anger and Social Desirability Bias
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
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thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

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