Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Art

First Advisor

Marilyn Patterson

Second Advisor

Jesse B. Harris Jr.

Third Advisor

Judith A. Tindell


The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference at the alpha level .05 in the means of the Anger-ln. Anger-Out, and Anger Control scales scores of the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory reported by extraverted and introverted participants. Thirty-nine undergraduate students enrolled in a community living course from a small, private, midwestern college served as participants in the present study. There were 16 males and 23 females who volunteered to participate in the present stud_ (mean age- 18.21 ). Participants completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory. Three independent t-tests on unmatched samples were pcrfom1cd on the mean Anger-In, Anger-Out, and Anger Control percentage scores of the extraverted and introverted participants. The results indicated that there was no difference between the means of the two groups concerning Anger-In and Anger Control (t=-.3 1, t=.46, respectively). However, there was a difference in the means of the two groups concerning Anger-Out (t=3.20).