San Diego State UniversityDepartment
Jeffrey M. Conte
Conte, J. M., Honig, H. H., Dew,
A. F., & Romano, D. M. (2001). The incremental validity of time urgency
and other type A subcomponents in predicting behavioral and health criteria.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31, 1727-1748.
Although previous studies have revealed relationships between Type A behavior
pattern (TABP) measures and behavioral indices of time urgency, such studies
utilized global TABP measures that have been criticized for their lack
of construct validity. The present study linked recently developed
measures of time urgency and other TABP subcomponents (e.g., impatience/
irritability) to observable temporal behaviors and health outcomes.
In a sample of 194 undergraduate students, the results indicated that the
TABP subcomponents provided incremental validity above the contribution
of the global TABP measure in predicting behavioral and health criteria.
Applied implications and future directions for research on time urgency
and other TABP subcomponents are discussed. (Copyright 2000, V. H. Winston
& Son, Inc.).