Interactive effects of parents’ trait verbal aggressiveness and situational frustration on parents’ self-reported anger

Jill E. Rudd, Sally Vogl-Bauer, Jean A. Dobos, Michael J. Beatty, Kristin Mane Valencic

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Abstract

In recent years, communication scholars have begun to examine the role of trait verbal aggressiveness in shaping relationships between parents and children. The present study examined the interactive effects of parents’ trait verbal aggressiveness and frustration induced by interaction with children on parents’ subjective experience of anger. Specifically, we hypothesized that parent anger in response to children's noncompliance is a function of an ordinal interaction between parents’ trait verbal aggressiveness and situational frustration. A multiple regression equation employing (1) parents’ trait verbal aggressiveness scores, situational frustration scores, and a multiplicative function as predictor variables, and (2) parent anger scores as the dependant variable, accounted for 33.93 percent of the variance in anger scores with only the trait verbal aggressiveness X frustration interaction contributing significantly to the equation. These results confirm the interactionist perspective upon which the hypothesis was founded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Phytoremediation
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Family communication
  • Interactionist perspective
  • Parental anger
  • Trait verbal aggressiveness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Plant Science

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