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Dissecting the A-B personality type.
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PMID:  7387914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / psychology*
Personality Tests

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