Expression of Individual Psychological Personality Traits Depending on the Level of Anger Repression (A Case Study of a Sample Group of Law Enforcement Officers)

Olga A. SHAMSHIKOVA, Ekaterina O. ERMOLOVA, Tatiana V. BELASHINA

Abstract


The article examines a problem of anger expression, control and repression in the framework of studying individual psychological personality traits of law enforcement officers. The research was done on a sample group of 230 persons. The whole sample group of subjects aged from 22 to 45 years was split into two groups on the basis of two characteristics: 1) level of anger repression; 2) participation in military operations. The first group (EG – 1) included participants in military operations with low score for the “level of anger repression” parameter (N1=42), and the second (EG–2) included officers who did not take part in military operations and had high score on the “level of anger repression” parameter (N2=58). Comparative analysis using Mann-Whitney U test made it possible to find significant distinctions between the two groups: subjects with a high level of anger repression demonstrated a particular combination of individual psychological personality traits in comparison to those with lower level of anger repression. Correlation analysis using Spearmen’s rank correlation coefficient rs for each empirical group has shown the existence of different manifestations of individual psychological personality traits in law enforcement officers.

Keywords


Individual psychological personality traits, Aggression, Anger, Level of anger repression


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/ichss2017/19577

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