Personality Type A\B and Stress Coping Strategies among Punjab University Administrative Staff

Author: Tayyaba Nusrat

Supervisor: Shazia Khalid

Degree: MSc

Year: 2012-2014

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to investigate the relationship
between personality type A\B and stress coping strategies among Punjab
university administrative staff. It was hypothesized that there is likely to
be a relationship between personality type A and stress coping strategies
and there is likely to be a relationship between personality type B and
stress coping strategies. Further it was also hypothesized that Type A
personalities would use different stress coping strategies from type B
personalities. Sample was composed of 141 individuals of administrative
staff of Punjab University, Lahore. Type A\B Behavior Pattern Scale
(Dhair & Jain, 2001) and The Brief COPE (Carver, 1979). Findings of the
study showed a positive relationship between personality type A, active
and planning coping strategy. There were found no relationship between
personality type B and coping strategies. Personality type A used planning
coping strategy while type B use active coping strategy.
This study will helpful for administrative staff of all of organizations. The
results of the study should be exercised as an awareness platform for
administrative staff to identify and understand their problems related to
work stress and coping strategies and provide the best source to deal with
that stress.

Keywords: Personality Type A/B, Stress, Coping Strategies.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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