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NCJ Number: 122241 Find in a Library
Title: Type A Behavior, Occupational and Life Demands, Satisfaction, and Well-Being
Journal: Psychological Reports  Volume:63  Issue:2  Dated:(October 1988)  Pages:451-458
Author(s): R J Burke
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 8
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines the relation of Type A behavior to measures of occupational and life stress, satisfaction, and well-being.
Abstract: Both main and moderating effects of Type A were investigated. Data were obtained from 828 police officers using questionnaires completed anonymously. Type A was significantly related to measures of personal well-being, but only weakly to work and life demands. No support was found for hypothesized moderating effects of Type A on the stressor-strain relationship. It is clear that many of the cognitive and motivational differences of Type A persons such as desire for control, high self-standards, and self-involvement have implications for work organizations. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Behavior typologies
Index Term(s): Behavior under stress; Job pressure; Police occupational stress; Stress management
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