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Dissecting the A-B personality type.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7387914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
It is suggested that 'freneticism' might be an appropriate name for the type of personality said by Rosenman, Friedman and Jenkins to be at risk from coronary heart disease. In study 1 the measure of this personality type (the JAS) was given a uniform answer format and, as such, was found to give improved reliability. It was administered to a random postal sample of Australians. A short form of 24 items was also produced. In study 2 a similar sample received the 24-item form and scales to measure achievement motivation, dominance and extraversion. 'A' types were found to be very much achievement motivated and dominant. A factor analysis showed these two traits as the main components of the A-B concept with only a third factor of 'freneticism'. This factor was measured in a third study which showed that the factor could be used as a scale in its own right.
Authors:
J J Ray; R Bozek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of medical psychology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0007-1129     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Med Psychol     Publication Date:  1980 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-23     Completed Date:  1980-09-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370640     Medline TA:  Br J Med Psychol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Achievement
Coronary Disease / psychology*
Humans
Motivation
Personality*
Personality Tests
Psychometrics

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