Type A behaviour, anger and neuroticism: The discriminant validity of self-reports in a patient sample

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Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA

Abstract

Fifty cardiac patients undergoing coronary artery catheterization completed the Jenkins Activity Scale and the Framingham Type A Scale (i.e. two measures of the coronary-prone behaviour pattern) and measures of anger and neuroticism. The Type A measures demonstrated convergent and discriminant validity relative to the other psychological dimensions, though Type A measures were moderately correlated with anger and neuroticism.

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