The Type A Behavior Pattern (TABP) was defined by two eminent cardiologists Friedman and Rosenman (1974) more than 30 ago.
Examining Type A behavior pattern to explain the relationship between Job stressors and psychosocial outcomes.
The type A behavior pattern
in children and adolescents: Assessment, development, and associated coronary-risk.
Perfectionism and Type A behavior pattern (TABP; Friedman & Rosenman, 1974), in which one is "involved in a chronic incessant struggle to achieve more and more in less and less time and if necessary against opposing efforts.
Relationships among attachment style, Type A Behavior Pattern, and perfectionism in teenage college students.
One of several motivational factors reported to influence exercise, and to have a profound effect on exercise adherence is the Type A behavior pattern (Pargman & Green, 1990).
An individual exhibiting the Type A behavior pattern (TABP) is characterized by a set of interrelated behaviors reflecting impatience, hard-driving, competitiveness, ambitiousness, a high need of achievement, an extreme sense of time urgency, job involvement, aggression, and hostility (Friedman & Rosenman, 1974; Matthews, 1982; Raikkonen, 1992; Rosenman, 1990).
Booth-Kewley and Friedman (1987) suggested that hostility and anger were the only toxic components of the Type A behavior pattern.
The Type A behavior pattern has also been hypothesized to be maladaptive self-control behavior (Glass, 1977) and was reported to relate to a wide variety of physical and psychosomatic symptoms.
The Type A behavior pattern (TYABP) refers to an aggressive coping mode that incorporates some combination of workaholism, cynicism, hostility, polyphasia (doing and thinking more than one thing at a time), time urgency, competitiveness, and an excessive need for controlling outcomes in interpersonal relations.
In this sense, many physicians develop coping habits that lead to a negative emotional contagion: As their Type A behavior pattern and its destructive interpersonal sequelae fill work and home settings, their negative emotions spread, creating problems that they are then forced to deal with.
In a three-year study presented last week at the American Psychological Association's annual meeting in Los Angeles, they report that some children and adolescents exhibit psychological and physical signposts of a Type A behavior pattern
, fostered by parental child-rearing practices.