Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 3, 1999

A Comparison of Adolescent and Adult Mothers' Maternal Separation Anxiety
Maternal separation anxiety was compared for twenty adolescent and twenty adult mothers. The adolescent mothers were recruited from a high school teen parent program Adult participants were recruited from two university day care programs. The Maternal...
Anxiety and Coping in the Context of a School Examination
Cognitive appraisal and state anxiety of 137 high school students were examined immediately before school examination, immediately after the examination and immediately after the announcement of grades (one week later). Situational coping responses were...
A Psychometric and Construct Validity Assessment of the Flynn-Elloy Conflict Management Styles Inventory
This study examined Flynn and Elloy's ( 1987) 30-item Conflict Management Styles Inventory which taps five styles: competition, collaboration, compromise, avoidance, and accommodation. A sample of 210 management undergraduates completed the inventory...
Attachment, Social Network and Homelessness in Young People
Homelessness in young people is partially explained within the framework of attachment theory. The relationship between family background, parenting style, experiences of separation and loss, and quality of the attachment relationship was examined in...
Attributional Style Moderates the Impact of Causal Controllability Information on Helping Behavior
The helping behavior of individuals with supportive (i.e., the tendency to view others ' misfortunes as uncontrollable by the targets) and unsupportive (i.e., the tendency to view others' misfortunes as controllable by the targets) attributional styles...
Effect of Polydrug Abuse on Sustained Attention, Visuographic Function, and Reaction Time
The present study consists of two parts. In the first part 23 polydrug abusers and a control group of 33 from United Arab Emirates were tested for visuographic functions using the Benton Visual Retention Test. In the second part 14 polydrug abusers and...
Feelings about Christmas, as Reported by Psychiatric Emergency Patients
Numerous psychodynamically oriented clinicians have suggested that various symptoms of psychopathology might be activated during Christmas holidays. For example, Eisenbud (1941) attributed the symptoms to the "relaxation on the part of the super ego...
Five-Factor Personality Similarity and Marital Adjustment
No previous research has examined the relationship between marital adjustment and similarity of partner personality on a measure of the five-factor personality model. The present study examined this relationship in 99 married couples. Spousal similarity...
Individual and Family Factors and Adolescent Well-Being: A Multi-Level Analysis
What are the effects of positive and negative experiences in both the vocational and relationship careers of youngsters and their parents on adolescent well-being. Data from the Dutch national panel study USAD (Utrecht Study of Adolescent Development)...
Pupil Dilation When Viewing Strangers: Can Testosterone Moderate Prejudice?
Undergraduate students, 27 white and 27 black, provided saliva samples for testosterone assay, completed measures of prejudice, and viewed pictures of black and white target persons. Pupil dilation was measured continuously while subjects viewed the...