Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 5, 2003

Are Depressive Symptoms Positively or Negatively Associated with the Illusion of Control?
This research addressed whether depressive symptoms were positively or negatively associated with the extent to which research participants showed an illusion of control. In Study 1, 85 female college students participated in a psychokinesis (PK) task...
Attitudes towards Seeking Professional Psychological Help: What Really Counts for United Arab Emirates University Students?
The major focus of this study was to examine attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help in relation to some demographic variables, self-esteem, and depression. Three hundred and fifty undergraduate students enrolled at UAE University completed...
Comparison between Kuwaiti and Egyptian Teachers in Type A Behavior and Job Satisfaction: A Cross-Cultural Study
This study investigates the differences between males and females on the one hand, and between Egyptian and Kuwaiti teachers on the other. It also aims to examine the correlation between Type A behavior and job satisfaction. The sample consists of 406...
Gratitude and Happiness: Development of a Measure of Gratitude, and Relationships with Subjective Well-Being
The purpose of these studies was to develop a valid measure of trait gratitude, and to evaluate the relationship of gratitude to subjective well-being (SWB). Four studies were conducted evaluating the reliability and validity of the Gratitude Resentment...
Linking Children's Social Worlds: Perspective-Taking in Parent-Child and Peer Contexts
Parental use of victim-centered discipline (VCD) (Hoffman, 1975) was examined as it related to children's perspective-taking, social behavior, and peer acceptance. Participants were 93 (50 girls, 43 boys) primarily Caucasian (87%) school-age children....
Mood Changes Following Modern-Dance Classes
Full-time dancers typically spend a large proportion of time participating in dance classes. The present study examined mood state changes following two contrasting modern-dance styles on a sample of full-time dancers. Twenty-three dancers completed...
The Arabian Family in the Light of Minuchin's Systematic Theory: An Analytical Approach
This study set out to analyze Arabian family structure in the light of Minuchin's systematic theory (1974). This theory considers the family as a social system. Based on Minuchin's perspective, researchers have identified three family types for the sake...
The Association between Tobacco Smoking and Reported Psychiatric Symptoms in an Adolescent Population in the United Arab Emirates
This study aims at investigating the relationship between cigarette smoking and certain elements of psychiatric morbidity, especially anxiety and depressive symptoms, among a sample of adolescents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The sample of the...