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ADS™

Anger Disorders Scale

Raymond DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Raymond Chip Tafrate, Ph.D.

Measure dysfunctional anger by assessing as an independent problem rather than as a secondary symptom in adults


ADS™

Overview

Overview

The ADS measures clinically dysfunctional anger by assessing anger as an independent problem, rather than as a secondary symptom of another issue. Its Anger-In/Anger-Out model examines the cognitions associated with anger that may be a part of affective aggression. The results provide a strong basis for developing appropriate intervention and treatment plans.

Key Areas Measured


Key Areas Measured

  • Provocations Domain
  • Arousal Domain
  • Cognitions Domain
  • Motives Domain
  • Behaviors Domain

Quick Reference

Age

Age

18 and Older

Administration Type

Administration Type

Self

Administration Time

Administration Time

Long: 20 Minutes

Short: 5 to 10 Minutes

Number of Items

Number of Items

Long: 74

Short: 18

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Online (Administration and Scoring)

Handscored

Software (Administration and Scoring)

Quick Reference

Age

Age

18 and Older

Administration Type

Administration Type

Self

Administration Time

Administration Time

Long: 20 Minutes

Short: 5 to 10 Minutes

Number of Items

Number of Items

Long: 74

Short: 18

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Online (Administration and Scoring)

Handscored

Software (Administration and Scoring)

Reports

Reports

How To Use

How To Use

Reliability and Validity

Reliability and Validity

Normative Data

Normative Data

Profile Reports summarize the results of an individual administration, providing scores for all scales.
Interpretive Reports provide detailed information about scores from a single administration, presented both numerically and graphically. An individual's scores are compared to those in the normative sample and elevations at the scale and subscale level are indicated.

The ADS consists of the original ADS, as well as a shorter version (ADS:S). Both are available in handscored and software format. For the handscored ADS, respondents use Item Booklets and QuikScore. Forms to complete the assessment. Responses are recorded and scores are calculated on the QuikScore Form. For the ADS:S, the items are included on the QuikScore Form, so Item Booklets are not necessary. Profile Reports and Interpretive Reports can be instantly generated with the software format of the ADS.

Reliability

Reliability estimates of the ADS indicate strong support for the factor structure of the instrument. Internal consistency reliability is .97 for the full version Total score, and ranges from .70 to .96 for the subscales and higher order factors. The internal consistency reliability of the short version Total score is estimated at .86. Test-retest reliability estimates (based on a 2-week interval) range from .83 to .92 for the various scales of the full and short versions.

Validity

The ADS and ADS:S were both evaluated for test-retest reliability and internal consistency. The instruments were found to have high correlations with other measures of anger, demonstrating their concurrent validity. Discriminative validity was also shown in both instruments’ ability to differentiate between normal and clinical samples.

The ADS and ADS:S normative sample included more than 1,400 people between the ages of 18 and 76 who were recruited through educational and work environments, as well as through the Internet. The clinical sample included aggressive drivers, general outpatients, individuals seeking mental health services for anger problems.

Pricing
Online

Online

Assess easily online from anywhere. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Software

Software

Requires software. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Handscored

Handscored

QuikScore forms are scored by hand without reports.

Starter Kits
Certification

Starter Kits

Simulations
Certification

Simulations

Kits

ADS Interpretive Report Kit

ADS Technical Manual and 25 Interpretive Reports

Online
CA: $215.00

ADS Complete Kit

ADS Technical Manual, 10 ADS Item Booklets, 25 ADS Forms, and 25 ADS:S Forms

Handscored
CA: $238.00

Forms

ADS Forms

ADS Forms

Handscored
CA: $61.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

ADS Short Forms

ADS Short Forms

Handscored
CA: $61.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

ADS Interpretive Reports

ADS Interpretive Reports

Online
CA: $7.25

ADS Profile Reports

ADS Profile Reports

Online
CA: $6.25

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Online Scoring

Online Scoring

Supplementary Materials

Supplementary Materials

Other Materials

Other Materials

ADS Item Booklet

ADS Item Booklet

Default Title
CA:
$36.00

ADS Technical Manual

ADS Technical Manual

Default Title
CA:
$95.00