Familial aggregation of Type A behavior


This research examined the relationship of children's Type A behavior pattern, as measured by the Matthews Youth Test for Health, to parents' Type A behavior pattern, as measured by the Jenkins Activity Survey, Form C. A total of 115 families with boys and 106 families with girls enrolled in the fourth through sixth grades participated. There were no significant correlations between the Pattern A scores of fathers and those of their children, but there was evidence for a maternal influence on the development of children's Type A behavior. The results are compared with results from studies of familial aggregation previously reported in the literature.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00844641

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@article{Sweda1986FamilialAO, title={Familial aggregation of Type A behavior}, author={Michael G. Sweda and Jacob O. Sines and Ronald M. Lauer and William Clarke}, journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine}, year={1986}, volume={9}, pages={23-32} }