Self-Other Perceptions under Challenge: a Personal Construct Approach to Hostility and the Type A Behavior Pattern

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The purpose of the study was to determine if exposure to a challenging interpersonal situation would have an adverse impact on intra- and interpersonal constructs. Individual difference variables including level of hostility and anger, Type A behavior, control in social situations, depression and sex were examined as "predictors" of those more likely to be adversely affected by personal challenge. Eighty subjects, 40 male and 40 female, completed questionnaires at a pretesting session including measures of hostility, the Type A behavior pattern, trait anger, exaggerated social control, depression, and self-other constructs. Twenty subjects then participated in a "supportive" role-play condition where ... continued below

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Bollinger, Hautina K. (Hautina Kay) August 1994.

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The purpose of the study was to determine if exposure to a challenging interpersonal situation would have an adverse impact on intra- and interpersonal constructs. Individual difference variables including level of hostility and anger, Type A behavior, control in social situations, depression and sex were examined as "predictors" of those more likely to be adversely affected by personal challenge. Eighty subjects, 40 male and 40 female, completed questionnaires at a pretesting session including measures of hostility, the Type A behavior pattern, trait anger, exaggerated social control, depression, and self-other constructs. Twenty subjects then participated in a "supportive" role-play condition where the confederate was agreeable and friendly. Sixty subjects participated in a "challenge" role-play condition; the confederate was disagreeable, confrontive, and unpleasant. The posttesting measures were then completed.

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Bollinger, Hautina K. (Hautina Kay). Self-Other Perceptions under Challenge: a Personal Construct Approach to Hostility and the Type A Behavior Pattern, dissertation, August 1994; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278333/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .