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Type A behavior and occupational stress: a cross-cultural study of blue-collar workers.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of personality and social psychology
Publication Date
Volume
52
Issue
5
Pages
1002–1007
Identifiers
PMID: 3585696
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Psychophysiological, archival, unobtrusive observation, and self-report data were compared for Type A and Type B male bus drivers in the United States and India. Type A bus drivers in comparison with their Type B counterparts have more accidents, absenteeism, official reprimands, and self-reports of occupational stress. In India, but not in the United States, Type A drivers brake, pass, and blow their horns more often than Type B drivers. Although drivers exhibited expected elevations in blood pressure and catecholamines on the job, the magnitude of these increases did not differ as a function of the Type A/B classification.

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