Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 3, 1998

A Preliminary Investigation of the Relationship between Alcohol Use and Sport Fandom
The current research examined the relationship between level of sport fandom (operationally defined as the degree subjects considered themselves to be a sport fan, the amount of money they spent each year on sport spectating, and the amount of time they...
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Color and Racial Attitudes in White, Black and Biracial Children
Previous studies of children in United States, Western Europe and Asia have demonstrated a bias favoring the color white relative to the color black, and a bias favoring light-skinned figures relative to dark-skinned figures. In this study of eight-year...
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Money: What It Means to Children and Adults
The findings of three studies on money perceptions by Chinese subjects were reported. In Study 1, 378 kindergarten children (age five and six) were asked to give free associations to 86 Chinese words. The word money elicited a large number of associations...
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Patterns of Psychological Problems in University Undergraduates: Factor Structure of Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression, Physical Symptoms, Alcohol Use, and Eating Problems
This study sought patterns underlying a broad range of psychological problems in 248 undergraduates at a private Midwestern university by examining relations among 1) psychological problems significant in undergraduates and 2) potential correlates of...
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Personality Correlates of Paranormal Belief: Locus of Control and Sensation Seeking
In order to more fully understand the relationship between paranormal belief, locus of control, and sensation seeking, 81 undergraduate university students were administered the Paranormal Belief Scale (PBS), Rotter's Locus of Control Scale, and the...
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Ratings as Validation of Sociometric Status Determined by Nominations in Longitudinal Research
The current methods for two-dimensional sociometric status classification into five categories are based on nominations. Recently, Maassen et al. (1996) showed that such a classification can also be achieved by means of rating-scales. Ratings have been...
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The Relationship between Anxiety Disorder Symptons and Negative Self-Statements in Normal Children
The current study examined the relationship between anxiety disorder symptoms and negative selfstatements in a sample of normal children (N=l 19). Children were asked to complete the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) and the...
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The Self-Perception of Ability of Chinese Children in China and Hong Kong: Gender and Grade Differences
The purpose of the study was to examine the self-perception of ability by Chinese children with respect to gender and grade differences. A total of 1,679 boys and girls in three primary grade levels from Mainland China and Hong Kong were included, and...
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The Stability of Symptom Measures: Implications for Stress Research
Forty-nine female undergraduates completed life events and stress ratings on a daily basis over a 4week period. They also completed achecklist of physical and psychological symptoms at the end of each week. Data from this study as well as others reported...
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