Type A and Type B behaviors and factors related to job satisfaction among male white-collar workers.
Numerous studies have examined the health effects of Type A behavior and job satisfaction/dissatisfaction, but we know very little about the relationship between aspects of the work environment related to job satisfaction and the Type A behavior pattern.
In the present study, we analyzed data concerning work stressors, private aspects of life. and job satisfaction among male white-collar workers (n=657) in a large steel company, and identified the respective aspects of the work environment related to job satisfaction among groups divided by Type A/B behaviour patterns.
We found that the nature of predictors for job satisfaction varied with the behavior type. « Being not busy at works (p<0.001) and » working more than 10 hours per day « (p<0.05) were significant predictors of job satisfaction among the Type A workers while » working less than 10 hours per day « (p<0.05) and'can learn new things at work » (p<0.01) were significant predictors of job satisfaction among the Type B workers. « Work performance is evaluated » was a significant predictor of job satisfaction among all three behavior types (A, B, and A/B).
Our results can provide information useful for the creation of programs to lower the level of job dissatisfaction and mental stress depending upon the behavior type of employees.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement type A, Comportement type B, Epidémiologie, Satisfaction professionnelle, Homme, Stress, Milieu professionnel, Personnalité, Employé bureau, Personnel administratif, Japon, Asie, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Type A behavior, Type B behavior, Epidemiology, Job satisfaction, Human, Stress, Occupational environment, Personality, Clerical personnel, Administrative staff, Japan, Asia, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0159801
Code Inist : 002A26N03B. Création : 21/07/1998.