Type a behavior pattern and sports injuries

Takashi Nigorikawa, Kazuo Oishi, Michio Yasukawa, Mami Kamimura, Mitsuyoshi Murayama, Nobuaki Tanaka

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This study was designed to investigate the relationships between the tendencies toward Type A behavior pattern (TABP) and sports injuries. A total of 2164 (1631 males and 533 females) athletes from several colleges in Japan, volunteered for this study. They were divided into two groups; an injury group and a non-injury group. KG's Daily Life Questionnaire was used to investigate the tendency of TABP. Our hypothesis was that Type A individuals showed higher occurrences of sports injury than Type B individuals. Most of the results in this study supported our hypothesis. To put it concretely, the injury group showed higher TABP tendency than the non-injury group. And the higher TABP score group showed higher occurrence of injury experiences than those of low score group. Therefore, there was a possibility that TABP tendency of athletes might be one of the informations to prevent sports injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-367
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug


  • KG's Daily Life Questionnaire
  • Sports injury
  • Type A behavior pattern

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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