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Dimensies van Tipe A-gedrag en universiteitsprestasie

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. Z.J. Nel; Mr. G.P. de Bruin en_US
dc.contributor.author Van Wyk, Frederick Willem
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-13T06:01:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-13T06:01:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-13
dc.date.submitted 1997-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7702
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract Research on Type A behaviour has produced many contradictory results. Some studies, for example, have found that Type A individuals experience less work satisfaction, and others that they experience more work satisfaction. In the light of these contradictions, some researchers are of the opinion that Type A behaviour has to be explored as a multidimensional instead of a global construct. Some components of Type A behaviour have been proved to have healthy consequences, while others have been proved to be "toxic" and therefore have different correlations with personality factors. This study explored the differential relationships of I wo components of Type A behaviour, namely -achievement-striving and impatience-irritability, with academic achievement, self concept and preference Ibr sensation, a Jungian personality factor. Two groups of students, in Accounting and Psychology respectively, served as research subjects. Data for 25 men and 24 women taking Accountancy 1, and 19 men and 68 women taking Psychology 1, was gathered with regard to achievement-striving, impatienceirritability, academic aptitude, scholastic achievement, self-concept and preference for sensation. As predicted, achievement-striving correlated positively with academic achievement for - most groups. Impatience-irritability correlated negatively with academic achievement for some groups. Achievement-striving showed a positive relationship and impatienceirritatability a negative relationship with self-concept, also as predicted. Achievementstriving showed a positive relationship with preference for sensation and impatienceirritability correlated negatively with preference for sensation. No prediction was made with regard to the direction of the relationship for preference for sensation, yet the negative correlation found between preference for sensation and impatience-irritability came as a surprise. Attempts have been made to explain this finding. Subject groups were small and the abovementioned relationships were not statistically significant for all groups en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject Academic achievement - Research - South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Type A behavior - Research - South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Personality and academic achievement - Research - South Africa. en_US
dc.title Dimensies van Tipe A-gedrag en universiteitsprestasie en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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