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Acción Psicológica

On-line version ISSN 2255-1271Print version ISSN 1578-908X

Abstract

STEIBEL, Gisele Belmonte; RUIZ-OLIVARES, Rosario  and  HERRUZO CABRERA, Javier. Type A & B behavior pattern and its relation to behavioral addictions. Acción psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.13, n.1, pp.119-128. ISSN 2255-1271.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/ap.13.1.17430.

This research aimed to relate the possibility of submitting the Type A and the Type B behavior patterns to the no-substance addiction. We investigated the Internet addiction, the gambling, the shopping, and the misuse of mobile in a sample of youth people. With a prospective design ex-post-facto two groups, a questionnaire was developed to collect sociodemographic data, in which we included the Test of Shopping Addiction, the Test of Internet Addiction from Echeburúa (2003), the Pathological Gambling Brief Questionnaire from Fernandez-Montalvo Echeburúa y Baez (1997), some items on Mobile Phone Usage, and the Jenkins Activity Survey. Young people from the Province of Córdoba, Spain, have participated (N = 3815, age range between 18 and 29). Results indicated that young people characterized as Type A behavior pattern show bigger propension to shopping, to playing, to Internet connection, and to use of mobile phone. According to logistic regression, The Type B behavior pattern showed to be a protective factor for addiction to shopping. In conclusion it can be inferred that young people of Type A behavior pattern are more likely to have addictive behaviors that young people of Type B behavior pattern.

Keywords : Type A behavior pattern; Type B behavior pattern; no substance addictive behaviors; youth.

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