Type A Behavior in Children, Adolescents, and Their Parents

Gerdi Weidner, Gary Sexton, Joseph Matarazzo, Chere Pereira, Ronald Friend

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Abstract

This study examines the relations of Type A scores of parents to Type A scores of their children. Parents' Type A behavior was measured by the Jenkins Activity Survey (JAS; Jenkins, Zyzanski & Rosenman, 1979) and the Framingham scale (FS; Haynes, Levine, Scotch, Feinleib, & Kannel, 1978). Children completed the Hunter-Wolf (HW; Wolf, Sklov, Wenzl, Hunter, & Berenson, 1982) Type A behavior scale. Parent-child correlations were found for father-son pairs only: Fathers' FS scores and overall JAS scores as well as the speed and impatience and the hard-driving competitiveness factors were all found to be related to sons' overall HW Type A scores and the restlessness/aggression factor. These results indicate that fathers may play an important role in the development of Type A behavior in their sons. Parental influences on the development of Type A behavior in daughters remain unclear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-121
Number of pages4
JournalDevelopmental Psychology
Volume24
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1988

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Child Behavior
Nuclear Family
parents
Parents
Fathers
adolescent
father
Psychomotor Agitation
Aggression
aggression
competitiveness

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  • Life-span and Life-course Studies
  • Demography
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Weidner, G., Sexton, G., Matarazzo, J., Pereira, C., & Friend, R. (1988). Type A Behavior in Children, Adolescents, and Their Parents. Developmental Psychology, 24(1), 118-121.

Type A Behavior in Children, Adolescents, and Their Parents. / Weidner, Gerdi; Sexton, Gary; Matarazzo, Joseph; Pereira, Chere; Friend, Ronald.

In: Developmental Psychology, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.1988, p. 118-121.

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Weidner, G, Sexton, G, Matarazzo, J, Pereira, C & Friend, R 1988, 'Type A Behavior in Children, Adolescents, and Their Parents', Developmental Psychology, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 118-121.
Weidner G, Sexton G, Matarazzo J, Pereira C, Friend R. Type A Behavior in Children, Adolescents, and Their Parents. Developmental Psychology. 1988 Jan;24(1):118-121.
Weidner, Gerdi ; Sexton, Gary ; Matarazzo, Joseph ; Pereira, Chere ; Friend, Ronald. / Type A Behavior in Children, Adolescents, and Their Parents. In: Developmental Psychology. 1988 ; Vol. 24, No. 1. pp. 118-121.
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