Type A and type B behaviors and factors related to job satisfaction among male white-collar workers

Akihito Hagihara, Kimio Tarumi, Kanehisa Morimoto

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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 behavior patterns. We found that the nature of predictors for job satisfaction varied with the behavior type. 'Being not busy at work' (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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalEnvironmental health and preventive medicine
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Type A and type B behaviors and factors related to job satisfaction among male white-collar workers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this