Associations of type a behavior with the emotional traits of anger and curiosity

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The main purpose of the present research was to investigate the Type A Behavior Pattern (TABP) associations with anger, anxiety and curiosity measured as traits. A sample of 572 students (48.9% men) completed the State Trait Personality Inventory (STPI; Spielberger et al., 1979) and the Jenkins Activity Survey (JAS; Jenkins et al., 1979) under neutral conditions. Type As showed, independently of age and social desirability, high levels of trait-anger and trait-curiosity, but not trait-anxiety. The associations with emotional state measures were minimal. The discussion focuses on the relevance of these outcomes to the understanding of the emotional and personality dimensions of the TABP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
JournalAnxiety, Stress and Coping
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2002


  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Curiosity
  • STPI
  • TABP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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