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ERIC Number: ED314210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 14
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Children's Type A Behavior and Teacher Ratings of Social Skills.
Jose, Paul E.; Langer, Beth A.
Research has indicated that some Type A individuals lack social support networks; this study was designed to determine whether an alienating aspect of Type A behavior pattern (TABP) is evident in grade school children. As part of the study, two commonly used TABP scales for children, the Matthews Youth Test for Health (MYTH) Scale and the Hunter Wolf A-B Rating Scale (ABRS), were evaluated in an effort to determine which scale best predicted students' social competence. Social competence was measured by peer liking and disliking nominations and the Teacher Rating of Social Skills (TRSS) scales. Subjects were 127 elementary school students from third though seventh grades. Findings indicated that MYTH scores correlated significantly and negatively with TRSS scores, whereas ABRS scores did not. The correlation between TRSS scores and the MYTH impatience-aggression factor was negative, whereas the correlation between TRSS and the MYTH leadership-competitiveness factor was positive. Findings suggest that children's Type A behavior pattern may be composed of elements that both encourage and discourage the formation of social support. High Type A scores were significantly associated with lack of social skills among children. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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