CHECKING IN ON OUR ANGER
“After checking in with myself, I realized I have some work to do to better manage my anger. – 29, UK
Our Anger Check can serve as a screening tool to get a better sense of the frequency and intensity of anger in your life.
Each question asks about a different aspect of anger and how often it has been affecting you over the last four weeks.
Let’s get a better sense of how intense your anger has been lately using this Anger Check.
As a leading global resource on men’s mental health, HeadsUpGuys regularly conducts research to better understand issues that impact men’s mental health.
You have the option of including your Anger Check responses in our research, which will be recorded and grouped together with responses from other participants to be analysed and reported in our future research reports, academic papers and/or at conferences. We will not ask for information that can personally identify you.
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Anger Check Results
Your Anger Check score can give you a general sense of how you’re doing with managing your anger, but it’s not meant to be a diagnostic tool.
Here’s a breakdown of the scores, and how this course can help you.
Scores under 12
This course can help reinforce healthy habits you may already have, while adding practical skills to help prevent anger from becoming an issue in the future.
Scores 12 and over
A score in this range indicates that a guy is having issues with anger and would benefit from taking action to connect with a mental health professional to get guidance for addressing the root causes of his anger.
How HeadsUpGuys can help:
You can retake the Anger Check anytime from the main Courses page
Come back and track your progress
The Anger Check can be used to track your progress and monitor how your anger is affecting you.
The Anger Check is anonymous and no personally identifying information is required to complete it. It includes an opt-in demographic section that helps inform our understanding of our visitors, the development of our content, and may be used for research purposes.
Contact information for our email newsletter (if you choose to opt-in) and your Anger Check responses are stored separately. See our terms, privacy, and conditions for more information.
This Anger Check is adapted from a well-researched and established scale called the Dimensions of Anger Reactions (DAR-5), developed by Dr. David Forbes.
Forbes, D., Alkemade, N., Mitchell, D., Elhai, J.D., McHugh, T., Bates, G., Novaco, R.W… Lewis, V. (2014). Utility of the dimensions of anger reactions-5 (DAR-5) scale as a brief anger measure. Depression and Anxiety, 31, 166-173. doi:10.1002/da.22148
For more information on the DAR-5, visit the Disaster Mental Health Hub.