Accession Number : ADA131241

Title :   Type A Behavior Pattern and Mood in a Stressful Job.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Vickers,Ross R , Jr ; Ward,Harold W ; Ryman,David H ; Rahe,Richard H

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Report Date : May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Affective responses to stress may play a part in the association of Type A behavior pattern (TABP) and coronary heart disease risk. The hypothesis that TABP would be related to enhanced affective response to stress was tested in a longitudinal study of response of work load. Affective response was considered in terms of mean level, intraindividual variability, and the intraindividual correlation of mood with work load. TABP, measured by the Jenkins Activity Survey and two other instruments, was related primarily to the mean and intraindividual correlations for anger, fatigue, and unhappiness. The data were generally consistent with clinical descriptions of TABP and underscored the importance of the interaction between the pattern and the job environment. Job involvement was linked to lessened response and may reflect coping tendencies as implied by prior research. The data may also be consistent with hypothesized defensiveness in Type A's, but suggest a need for a more detailed development of this topic. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Stress(Psychology), Behavior, Jobs, Patterns, Risk, Coronary disease, Emotions

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE