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Type As who think they are type Bs: discrepancies between self-ratings and interview ratings of the type A (coronary-prone) behaviour pattern.

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Herman, S; Blumenthal, JA; Haney, T; Williams, RB; Barefoot, J
Published in: Br J Med Psychol
March 1986

The study described here explored discrepancies between self-ratings and interview ratings of Type A behaviour. A total of 281 patients referred for diagnostic coronary angiography underwent a comprehensive psychological assessment including the Type A structured interview (SI), the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and two self-report measures of Type A behaviour, the Jenkins Activity Survey (JAS) and the Type A Self-Rating Inventory (TASRI). Two subgroups of patients were identified--Type A subjects whose Type A self-ratings were consistent with the SI classification, and subjects who obtained low self-rating scores and yet were classified as Type A by the SI. A comparison of the MMPI profiles showed that the discordant Type As scored lower on MMPI scales 9 (Ma) and 4 (Pd), and higher on scales 0 (Si), 2 (D) and F. The personality attributes associated with this MMPI pattern are more consistent with individual self-reports of Type A behaviour than observer ratings during the SI.

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Br J Med Psychol

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ISSN

0007-1129

Publication Date

March 1986

Volume

59 ( Pt 1)

Start / End Page

83 / 88

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Type A Personality
  • Personality Inventory
  • Personality Assessment
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • MMPI
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Coronary Disease
  • Clinical Psychology
 

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Herman, S., Blumenthal, J. A., Haney, T., Williams, R. B., & Barefoot, J. (1986). Type As who think they are type Bs: discrepancies between self-ratings and interview ratings of the type A (coronary-prone) behaviour pattern. Br J Med Psychol, 59 ( Pt 1), 83–88. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8341.1986.tb02669.x
Herman, S., J. A. Blumenthal, T. Haney, R. B. Williams, and J. Barefoot. “Type As who think they are type Bs: discrepancies between self-ratings and interview ratings of the type A (coronary-prone) behaviour pattern.Br J Med Psychol 59 ( Pt 1) (March 1986): 83–88. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8341.1986.tb02669.x.
Herman S, Blumenthal JA, Haney T, Williams RB, Barefoot J. Type As who think they are type Bs: discrepancies between self-ratings and interview ratings of the type A (coronary-prone) behaviour pattern. Br J Med Psychol. 1986 Mar;59 ( Pt 1):83–8.
Herman, S., et al. “Type As who think they are type Bs: discrepancies between self-ratings and interview ratings of the type A (coronary-prone) behaviour pattern.Br J Med Psychol, vol. 59 ( Pt 1), Mar. 1986, pp. 83–88. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/j.2044-8341.1986.tb02669.x.
Herman S, Blumenthal JA, Haney T, Williams RB, Barefoot J. Type As who think they are type Bs: discrepancies between self-ratings and interview ratings of the type A (coronary-prone) behaviour pattern. Br J Med Psychol. 1986 Mar;59 ( Pt 1):83–88.

Published In

Br J Med Psychol

DOI

ISSN

0007-1129

Publication Date

March 1986

Volume

59 ( Pt 1)

Start / End Page

83 / 88

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Type A Personality
  • Personality Inventory
  • Personality Assessment
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • MMPI
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Coronary Disease
  • Clinical Psychology