Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 8, 2007

An Investigation of the Influences of Job Autonomy and Neuroticism on Job Stressor-Strain Relations
The impact of job autonomy and traits (i.e., neuroticism) on job stressor-strain relations was examined. Data were collected from 311 first-line employees and supervisors belonging to the service department of 42 enterprises. The results showed that...
A Research Note of Online Bidders' Conformity
Keywords: online bidders, consumers' mimicking behavior, perceived risk, online customer reviews.Consumers' mimicking behavior has been confirmed by numerous experiments conducted by sociologists and psychologists. Bidders may be influenced by other...
Beliefs and Attitudes about Transracial Adoption among a Sample of South African Students
Transracial adoption, defined as the adoption of a child from a race that is different from that of the adoptive parent, has attracted interest among social scientists seeking to understand how the public views adoption. Studies conducted mostly in industrialized...
Burnout in European General Practice and Family Medicine
Keywords: burnout, European family medicine, general practice medicine, Maslach Burnout Inventory.The aim of this study was to compare general practitioners/family doctors in different European countries to assess the psychosocial and work-related factors...
Conflict, Conflict Management, and Performance in Erp Teams
The effects of team process on team performance in ERP implementation teams were investigated. Data collected from 103 companies in Taiwan that had completely or mostly implemented ERP systems were analyzed. We found positive effects of cohesiveness...
Coping Flexibility and Locus of Control as Predictors of Burnout among Chinese College Students
The study compared the predictive value of locus of control and coping flexibility on student burnout. Two hundred and seventy-three Chinese university students completed the Chinese version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory - Student Survey (MBI-SS;...
Differentiating Reactive and Suspicious Jealousy
In contrast to viewing jealousy as a unitary construct, this research differentiates jealousy into reactive (emotional components of jealousy) and suspicious jealousy (cognitive and behavioral components of jealousy), for which manifestations and antecedents...
Early 20th Century Social Ecology of U.S. State IQ and Suicide Rates: Evidence from the Army Alpha and Beta Intelligence Test Data of Yerkes (1921)
Consistent with a number of facts from suicide research and an evolutionary view of suicidal behavior, positive ecological (group-level) correlations between contemporary suicide rates and intelligence level have been observed in several geographical...
Latent Class Analysis of Risk Behaviors among Bahamian Young Adolescents: Relationship between Values Prioritization and Latent Class
To explore an association between values and risk behaviors among early adolescents, baseline data from 689 Bahamian youth (median age = 10) were collected from the Portrait Values Questionnaire (Schwartz et al., 2001) and The Bahamian Youth Health Risk...
Mini-Max Model of Motivation: An Initial Presentation
A cost/benefit motivational model is presented based on the discrepancy between a benefits equals costs line and a negatively accelerated performance curve. The model posits that people attempt to maximize benefits while minimizing costs and that the...
Submissive Behaviors and Automatic Negative Thoughts among Adolescent Boys and Girls: A Study with a Turkish Sample
The aim of this research was to examine whether girls differ from boys in respect of submissive behaviors and automatic negative thoughts. Psychological assessments were performed using the Submissive Acts Scale (SAS; Gilbert & Allan, 1994, adapted...
The Interaction with Disabled Persons Scale: A Validation with UK Midwives
The Interaction with Disabled Persons Scale (TDP) was designed to measure attitudes towards people with disabilities (Gething, 1991). Using exploratory factor analysis with the 20 items scale, Gething (1994) concluded that the scale has six stable and...
The Moderation Effect of Hr Strength on the Relationship between Employee Commitment and Job Performance
In this study a hierarchical linear model was employed to identify the specific relationships between employee affective commitment, employee perceptions of HR practices and job performance, and the moderating effect of HR strength was examined, using...
The Personality Types of Chinese Dental Postgraduate Students
The objective of this study was to find the personality types of Chinese dental postgraduate students using the Chinese version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI-Form G; Myers, 1987). The subjects were 372 dental postgraduate students and 336...