The Anger Expression Scale for Children (AESC)

1. I feel angry
2. I feel like yelling at someone
3. I’m easygoing and don’t let things bother me*
4. I get very impatient if I have to wait for something
5. I lose my temper easily
6. I feel like breaking things
7. I feel grouchy or irritable
8. I get in a bad mood when things don’t go my way
8. I have a bad temper
9. I takes a lot to get me upset*
10. I have a bad temper
11. I get very angry if my parent or teacher criticizes me
12. I get in a bad mood easily
Everyone feels angry from time to time‚ but people differ in how they act when they are angry. Below are some statements that people use to describe themselves and how they act when they feel angry. Read each statement carefully‚ and decide how often the statement applies to you when you feel angry:
13. I slam door or stomp my feet
14. I keep it to myself
15. I control my temper
16. I let everybody know it
17. I pout or sulk*
18. I try to be patient
19. I argue of fight back
20. I don’t talk to anybody*
21. I keep my cool
22. I hit things or people
23. I feel it inside‚ but I don’t show it
24. I stay well behaved
25. I say mean or nasty things
26. I stay mad at people but keep it secret
27. I try to stay calm and settle the problem
28. I have a temper tantrum
29. I hold my anger in
30. I try to control my angry feelings
*Item not included in CFA due to low item-total correlation
 Trait anger (10 items)‚ anger expression (6 items)‚ anger in (4 items)‚ and anger control (6 items).
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Almost Never (Never)‚ Sometimes (Some)‚ Often‚ Almost Always

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