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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
Christopher R. Snell
This study hypothesized that college and university basketball coaches who endorse Type A beliefs, have a hostile attitudinal set, an internal attributional style, and express their anger outwardly, are at the greatest risk for cardiovascular disease. Seventy-one head coaches of men's basketball teams from NCAA Division I, II, and III schools completed measures of Type A beliefs, hostility, anger expression, and attributional style. Canonical correlation analyses were performed to assess the relative contribution of each of the psychological measures toward prediction of negative behavior and cardiovascular disease symptomology. A significant multivariate relationship was obtained between measures of Type A beliefs, hostility, stress, and attributional style and measures of negative feelings and actions during contests, but not for measures of health and symptoms of cardiovascular disease. For this sample of coaches, stress was identified as a significant contributor to their negative feelings and actions.
Ireland, Susan Rebecca. (1994). Relationships between Type A beliefs, anger, hostility, attributional style, and cardiovascular health among coaches. University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/3034
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