The Impact of Type A Behavior Pattern on Role Overload-induced Stress and Performance Attributions

Kirk L. Froggatt, John L. Cotton

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Abstract

A controlled laboratory experiment investigated the effects of Type A behavior pattern on role overload-induced stress and performance attributions. Although previous correlation studies have concluded that Type A individuals are more likely to feel stressed than Type B individuals, the present study did notfind this. The current study reports the alternative hypothesis that differences in reported stress between Type A and Type B individuals may occur because the Type A seeks out situations that are objectively more stressful. In contrast to the stress findings, performance attributions varied between Type A and Type B individuals. Results are discussed in terms of their theoretical and practical implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-98
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Management
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1987

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