ERIC Number: ED249262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Validation of a Six Item Questionnaire for Assessing Type A Behavior.
Perlman, Baron; And Others
Type A behavior is an aggregate of behaviors associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease. Two self-administered questionnaires used to determine the presence of Type A behavior, the Jenkins Activity Survey and Framingham Type A Behavior Pattern Scale, were administered to 150 undergraduate students at a midwestern university, along with a Six-item Questionnaire. The purpose of the research was to determine the latter's validity. Data collected on 136 students were analyzed and revealed that the Six-item Questionnaire correlated positiviely and significantly with the Jenkins Activity Survey and the Framingham (all correlations were below 0.60). Correlations for females between the Questionnaire and the Jenkins and Framingham were generally higher than those for males, although discriminant analyses indicated overall differences were not significant. While there is a great deal of variance not accounted for with the Six-item Questionnaire, it may still be useful as a gross indicator of Type A behavior. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Framingham Type A Behavior Scale; Jenkins Activity Survey; Six Item Health Administrators Questionnaire; Type A Behavior
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (Chicago, IL, May 3-5, 1984).