ERIC Number: ED234321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Sex Role Identification and Parental Rearing Practice: Determinants of Type A Behavior in College Age Women and Men.
Kilbey, M. Marlyne; Davis, James
Type A behavior is an epidemiological construct whose major features are aggressiveness, hostility, a sense of time urgency, and competitiveness; these features are considered measures of coronary-prone behavior in men and women. To determine a possible relationship between sex role orientation, parenting behavior, and Type A behavior, college students (N=170) completed an 89 item demographic questionnaire; the Jenkins Activity Survey (JAS), measuring Type A behavior; the Bem Sex Role Inventory; and a Parenting Behavior Form. Statistical analyses showed that high Type A college students (those with scores equal to or above the group mean on the JAS) compared to low Type A students, shared a common perception that their parents exercised less hostile control over them. High Type A men also perceived their parents as both less warm and less rejecting than did low Type A men. High Type A women perceived their mothers as warmer but more rejecting than did low Type A women; and high Type A women endorsed masculine sex role characteristics more strongly than low Type A women. In general, the data support the idea that cardiac prone behavior may be identified early in life, and may be related to socialization processes. (WAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Type A Behavior
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (29th, Atlanta, GA, March 23-26, 1983). Best copy available.