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Type A behavior and work situation: Associations with burnout and work engagement
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2007 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 48, no 2, 135-142 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the present study was to investigate Type A behavior as well as perceived work situation, and associations with burnout and work engagement. The associations in focus were investigated through hierarchical regressions in a sample (N = 329) of Swedish Information Communication Technology consultants. The findings indicated that both work situation and Type A behavior was correlated with work engagement and burnout; however, no interactions between Type A behavior and work situation were elicited. The main conclusion was that the achievement striving aspect of Type A behavior appears as ""non-toxic"" and is related only to work engagement. However, the irritability/impatience aspect appears to be responsible for burnout complaints among Type A individuals, possibly through negative effects of the mood itself than through perceived stress at work.

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2007. Vol. 48, no 2, 135-142 p.
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work engagement, burnout, Type A behavior, job demands and resources, interaction effects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-56583DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2007.00584.xISI: 000245417000006OAI: diva2:411963
authorCount :3Available from: 2011-04-20 Created: 2011-04-19 Last updated: 2011-04-20Bibliographically approved

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