1Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Warren E. Watson, Department of Management, P.O. Box 305429, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203.
Type A Personality Characteristics and the Effect on Individual and Team Academic Performance
Version of Record online: 21 APR 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 36, Issue 5, pages 1110–1128, May 2006
How to Cite
Watson, W. E., Minzenmayer, T. and Bowler, M. (2006), Type A Personality Characteristics and the Effect on Individual and Team Academic Performance. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36: 1110–1128. doi: 10.1111/j.0021-9029.2006.00033.x
- Issue online: 21 APR 2006
- Version of Record online: 21 APR 2006
Type A personality has been conceptualized in part as high need for achievement combined with aggression, hostility, and self-esteem issues. In teams of undergraduate business students, high levels of Type A personality significantly correlated with high levels of depression and high levels of social monitoring; and negatively correlated with social desirability, communality, and individual performance across time. In team settings, the more Type A's were balanced in a team with low Type A's, the more there was team commitment and the more team synergy behaviors; while if teams had a greater number of Type A's, there was more individualistic behavior, and team project scores were lower.