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Prediction of type A behaviour: A structural equation model

René van Wyk, André B. Boshoff, Gideon Nieman, Jurie van Vuuren, Marius Pretorius
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 35, No 1 | a758 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v35i1.758 | © 2009 René van Wyk, André B. Boshoff, Gideon Nieman, Jurie van Vuuren, Marius Pretorius | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 October 2008 | Published: 07 May 2009

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René van Wyk, Department of Business Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa
André B. Boshoff, University of Pretoria
Gideon Nieman, University of Pretoria
Jurie van Vuuren, University of Pretoria
Marius Pretorius, University of Pretoria

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Abstract

The predictability of Type A behaviour was measured in a sample of 375 professionals with a shortened version of the Jenkins Activity Survey (JAS). Two structural equation models were constructed with the Type A behaviour achievement sub-scale and global (total) Type A as the predictor variables. The indices showed a reasonable-to-promising fit with the data. Type A achievement was reasonably predicted by service-career orientation, internal locus of control, power self-concept and economic innovation. Type A global was also predicted by internal locus of control, power self-concept and the entrepreneurial attitude of achievement and personal control.

Keywords

coronary-prone behaviour; stress-linked disease; locus of control; Type A behaviour; structural equation model

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