Anger in Indigenous and non-Indigenous students

Boman, Peter, Mergler, Amanda G., Furlong, Michael J., & Caltabiano, Nerina (2014) Anger in Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. International Education Journal: comparative perspectives, 13(2), pp. 15-26.

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Abstract

This descriptive pilot study examined the cultural differences in the dimensions of self-reported anger in Indigenous and non-Indigenous (Caucasian) students aged 10-13 years in Far North Queensland, Australia. The Multidimensional School Anger Inventory – Revised (MSAI-R) (Boman, Curtis, Furlong, & Smith, 2006) was used to measure affective, cognitive and behavioural components of anger. It was found that Indigenous students had significant but small differences on the “anger experience” (affective) and “destructive expression” (behavioural) subscales. Considerations for school staff, attempting to support and connect with Indigenous students and future research are discussed.

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ID Code: 82555
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: anger, Indigenous students, cultural difference, Multidimensional School Anger Inventory
ISSN: 1443-1475
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Australia and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2015 23:22
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2015 22:53

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