Title

Type A as a Moderator of Stressors and Job Complexity: A Comparison of Achievement Strivings and Impatience-Irritability

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

20 p.

Publication Date

5-2002

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Source ISSN

0021-9029

Abstract

This study examined two components (achievement strivings and impatience-irritability) of the Type A Behavior Pattern as moderators of job stressors and job complexity on health and job satisfaction. It was predicted that achievement strivings would moderate the impact of job stressors and impatience-irritability would impact responses to job complexity. Data from 525 employed adults provided mixed support for the moderator hypotheses. Relations between job stressors and both health and job satisfaction were strongest among employees reporting high levels of achievement strivings. Impatience-irritability had no moderating effect. For job complexity, only one moderator effect was found. Mental demands were positively related to job satisfaction among those reporting low levels of impatience-irritability. Implications of these findings are discussed.

Comments

Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 5 (May 2002): 977-996. DOI.

Gary Adams was affiliated with the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh at the time of publication.