This study attempts
to reduce the Type-A Behavior among Industrial Workers. Many studies have
examined the Health Effects of Type-A Behavior and Job Satisfaction etc. The
Personality Types of individuals have been determined by many Theories and
Models, e. g. the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Briggs Myers and Hauley McCauley,
1985), The Big Five Model (Costa and McCrae, 1993), Psychoticism, Extraversion
and Neuroticism – PEN Model (Eysenck, 1947).
The above models
assume that Personality Factor has been crystallized over a period of time due
to prolonged Habituation. Hence it is generally believed that Personality will remain
constant. But the present study tried to explore the possibility of changing
the Personality by Deliberate Self-Effort and concomitant Behavior Change. The
following Behavior Technologies were administered on the sample of Industrial
workers (N=51 ).
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