Type A behavior of administrators and wives' reports of marital satisfaction and well-being

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Self-reported Type A behavior (measured by a 44-item scale developed by S. M. Sales, 1969) of 85 top level administrators of correctional institutions was correlated to their spouses' reported marital satisfaction, emotional well-being, and health-related behaviors. In general, higher levels of Type A behavior of job incumbents was associated with less marital satisfaction and poorer well-being of spouses. This effect was most pronounced on dependent variables related to the husband-wife relationship and to home and family functioning. Several explanations for these findings are considered. (30 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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