Relationship between Type A behavior subscales and measures of positive mental health

Gary K. Leak, K. McCarthy

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Abstract

Recent evidence suggests that the student version of the Jenkins Activity Survey, a major measure of the Type A behavior pattern, is composed of heterogeneous items, and, as a consequence, attenuates correlations with measures of psychological traits. The present study used two homogeneous subscales from the JAS to establish the relationship between two aspects of positive mental health (self-actualization and self-esteem) and components of the Type A syndrome (N=68). As expected, self-actualization and self-esteem are related to only one aspect of the Type A behavior patterns. This result is obscured when only total JAS scale scores are used. Implications for future Type A behavior research and for improving the JAS subscales are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1406-1408
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume40
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1984

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Relationship between Type A behavior subscales and measures of positive mental health. / Leak, Gary K.; McCarthy, K.

In: Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 40, No. 6, 1984, p. 1406-1408.

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