This research was supported by NIAAA Grant No. AA07861 awarded to Michael Windle. The authors wish to thank two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on an earlier draft.
Adolescent Type A Characteristics and Socially Problematic Behaviors1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 21–39, January 1993
How to Cite
Reifman, A. and Windle, M. (1993), Adolescent Type A Characteristics and Socially Problematic Behaviors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 23: 21–39. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1993.tb01002.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Researchers have increasingly advocated social and developmental psychology perspectives to studying Type A behavior to increase understanding of how it emerges and of how Type A individuals’ entry into different naturalistic social situations may exacerbate their stress reactions. As an initial step in these directions, we tested structural equation models relating components of Type A behavior in adolescents to childhood and adolescent socially problematic behaviors. Results from two high-school district cohorts (Ns = approximately 300 and 700) showed that impatience, hostility, and leadership all were related to childhood problems, but that only impatience predicted an adolescent problem (conflict with friends).