Anger in pathological gambling: Clinical, psychopathological, and personality correlates

Neus Aymamí, Roser Granero, Eva Penelo, Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Isabel Krug, Katarina Gunnard, Juan José Santamaría, Blanca Bueno, Nuria Jaurrieta, Mónica Gómez-Peña, Eva Álvarez-Moya, Laurence Claes, Ana Beatriz Fagundo, José Manuel Menchón, Susana Jiménez-Murcia

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Copyright © Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid 2014. The aim of this study was to explore the association between pathological gambling (PG) and anger by assessing whether psychopathology and personality are related to PG and to evaluate gender differences. The sample comprised 71 PGs and 37 healthy controls. Anger, psychopathology and personality were assessed with the STAXI-2, SCL-90-R and TCI-R respectively. Gender did not affect anger expression after stratifying by diagnostic condition (p >.05). Among PG patients, anger, psychopathology and personality measures were correlated with good effect-size (r >.30). Scores in the Anger Temperament (B = 0.21, p =.038) and Anger External-Expression (B = 0.27, p =.029) scales were positively associated with PG severity scores. Anger expression in PG should be considered in future treatment programs.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere39
JournalSpanish Journal of Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2014


  • anger
  • impulsivity
  • pathological gambling


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