State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI)
The State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI) is a self-report questionnaire that focuses on anger expression. It measures both the current (or state) anger of the applicant, and the generally characteristic (trait) anger level. It consists of 69 items that reflect anger-related behaviors, and which are answered on a four-alternative scale reflecting the frequency of exhibiting these behaviors: Almost Always, Often, Sometimes, and Almost Never.
Police and Public Safety Selection Report
The STAXI Police and Public Safety Selection Report is a specialized STAXI report designed to be used by licensed psychologists in conducting psychological evaluations of applicants for police and other public safety positions. The principal purpose of the report is to help the evaluator assess tendencies toward anger that may be relevant to performance as a public safety officer.
Authors of Test and Report
The State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory was authored by Charles D. Spielberger, Ph.D., and is published by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc., 16204 N. Florida Avenue, Lutz, FL 33549, (800) 331-8378, www.parinc.com.
JRA, Inc., is the creator, copyright holder, and sole provider of the STAXI Police and Public Safety Selection Report, which is produced under an exclusive license between Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc., and JRA, Inc.
This special report, which is based on a normative sample of more than 10,000 public safety job applicants, supplements the basic STAXI report with T scores based on norms for public safety job applicants, allowing the applicant's test scores to be compared to those of other public safety applicants. The JRA report also contains a list of individual item responses made by the applicant that specifically indicate anger, and the percent of all police and public safety applicants that endorsed the item in a similar way.