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Date of Award
Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Martin T. Gipson
First Committee Member
Gary N. Howells
Second Committee Member
Roger G. Katz
Current Type A research emphasizes cognitive variables which may predispose negative emotions, maladaptive behavioral coping, autonomic arousal, and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Hostility and the Type A belief style delineated by Price exemplify pervasive, cross-situational cognitive styles. Hostile cognitions (e.g., "Someone has it in for me") reflect cynicism and distrust. Price's construct is somewhat similar: (a) External achievements define self-worth, (b) no universal moral principles exist (i.e., "Nice guys finish last"), and (c) all resources are scarce (i.e., "Your loss is my gain").
Using male college basketball coaches as practice partners, I attempted to answer two primary questions with the present study. First, are Type A beliefs, hostility, perceived stress, and the experience and expression of anger related in basketball coaches? Second, is there a relationship between the experience and expression of anger (self-reported and observed) and the self-reported risk of cardiovascular disease in basketball coaches?
Yaffe, Donna M.. (1992). Hostility and Type A beliefs: Relationships to emotional and physical reactivity among coaches. University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2930
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