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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health