Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A statistical examination of the relationship between workplace anger and hatred
by Ellis-Woroch, Barbara, Ph.D., Capella University, 2013, 103; 3565740
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this quantitative, survey-based study was to investigate the relationship between anger and hatred in an effort to learn more about how to understand and curb the problem of workplace violence. In particular, perfectionism was examined as a possible mediator of the relationship between anger and hatred. The study was conducted on a sample of 1,192 people. The statistical techniques of correlation, partial correlation, linear regression, and principal components analysis (PCA) were used to examine the relationship between variables in the study. The following conclusions were reached: (a) The correlation between hatred and anger was significant (p < .001) but weak (R = .298), and these values changed slightly (R=.221) when controlling for the influence of perfectionism; (b) PCA revealed hatred and anger to be highly distinct from each other; (c) PCA revealed that the sub-scales of anger and hatred were sensitive to differences in how anger and hatred are felt and expressed; (d) the relationship between anger and motivation was not significant (p = < .001); (e) the relationship between hatred and motivation was not significant (p = < .001); (f) anger and hatred were not multicollinear in their association with motivation; and (f) for younger subjects, anger was a weaker predictor of hatred, while for older subjects anger was a stronger predictor of hatred. Based on these findings, the main conclusion of the study is that existing theories that associate anger and hatred might require revision based on further analysis of the differences between anger and hatred

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Koman, Elizabeth
Commitee: Fremont, Paula, Preussler, Donald
School: Capella University
Department: Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 74/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social research, Occupational psychology, Organization Theory, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Anger, Hate, Hatred, Motivation, Perfectionism, Quantitative, Workplace
Publication Number: 3565740
ISBN: 978-1-303-15954-1
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