The SWS is a 96-item multidimensional measure of the Type A behavior pattern. For each item, respondents are asked to rate, on a 5-point scale, how characteristic a described activity is of their work-related behavior Scoring consists of summed 5-point weights for the positively and negatively keyed items for each of six scales: Anger, Time Urgency, Job Dissatisfaction, Impatience, Work Involvement, Competitiveness. The SWS has been shown to be significantly more highly associated with the Rosenman Structured Interview than are other popular measures of the Type A behavior pattern.
This report is based on your responses to the SWS. Your scores show how you compare with other people in terms of the six characteristics measured by the SWS, as well as the Total Type A index. Your unique pattern of high and low scale scores serves to differentiate you from other individuals. Careful examination of your profile can aid in an understanding of the impact of your personal characteristics on others in work settings and in other areas of day-to-day living. It is important to bear in mind that there are no right or wrong answers to the questions in the SWS, nor is one particular pattern of scores necessarily superior than another.