Types of anger expression in adolescent women - A Q-methodological approach

So Hyun Moon, Young Joo Park

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the types of anger expression in adolescent women. Methods: The Q-Methodology which provides a method of analyzing the individual's subjectivity was used. The 32 subjects classified 50 selected Q-statements on a 9 point scale to make a normal distribution. The collected data was analyzed by a PC-QUANL program. Results: Five types of anger expression in adolescent women were identified. Type I: Direct attacking expression type, Type II: Mature consideration type, Type III: Passive indirect expression type, Type IV: Avoidance conversion type, and Type V: Expression control type. Conclusion: This study revealed that different approaches of nursing intervention strategies are recommended based on the five types of anger expression and their characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-532
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Korean Academy of Nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1



  • Adolescent
  • Anger
  • Female

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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