Anger, Level of Frustration Tolerance and Religious Beliefs in University Students

Author: Maheen Abid

Supervisor: Dr. Aisha Sitwat

Degree: BS

Year: 2006-2010

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research aimed to assess the impact of religious practices, spirituality and level of frustration tolerance on State Anger, Trait Anger and Anger experience and expression. The study followed Ex-Post Facto Research Design. Purposive sampling strategy was used to select universities of Lahore from a list of HEC recognized universities and then data was collected from their randomly selected departments. A total number of 370 participants took part in the study. Participants selected were students of Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level while the mean age of students was 21 years. State Trait Anger Expression Inventory was used to measure the construct of anger, Religious Activity Scale and Spiritual Support Scale were used to measure Religiosity and Spirituality respectively and LFT Inventory was used to assess low frustration tolerance. Regression Analysis revealed that religiosity, spirituality and LFT were significantly related with State anger, Trait anger as well as with Anger experience and expression. It was also evident from the results that low frustration tolerance, religiosity and spirituality were predictors of anger.

Keywords: : Anger, State, Trait, Level of Frustration Tolerance, Religious Beliefs, Spirituality.

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