Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 2, 2003

Applying the Consumer Decision Model to Enforce Minimum Age Tobacco Purchasing Laws
This paper describes how the consumer decision-making model can be applied to store clerks faced with determining which customers should be carded for the purchase of tobacco products. Assuming that this task induces a vigilant (high involvement) decision...
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Imagining Loss and Mortality Salience: Consequences for Romantic-Relationship Satisfaction
As hypothesized, imagining the death of one's romantic partner (for those currently involved in a romantic relationship for at least one continuous year) enhanced relationship satisfaction; unexpectedly, imagining one's own death did not markedly affect...
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Motivational Goal Orientations of Intellectually Gifted Achieving and Underachieving Students in the United Arab Emirates
The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences between intellectually gifted achieving and underachieving secondary school students on certain motivational goal orientations such as effort, task, competition, power, praise, feedback, token,...
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Personality and Work Life: A Comparison between Hearing-Impaired Persons and a Normal-Hearing Population
Key words: personality, hearing impairment, integration, work. Hearing loss is commonly found amongst the normal population and constitutes a hidden problem in working life. The aim of this study was to compare differences between hearingimpaired persons...
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The Differential Effects of the Learning Environment on Student Achievement Motivation: A Comparision between Frontal and Complex Instruction Strategies
Based on the postulates of "achievement goal theory," the present study compared the effectiveness of two instructional strategies, frontal instruction (FIS) and complex instruction (CIS), in promoting mastery goal orientation and adaptive motivational...
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The Effect of Commitment to a Festival on Attitude toward the In-Group and Out-Group
The purpose of this study was to clarify the process of attitude change for an in-group and an out-group from different towns with regard to their involvement in Japanese traditional festivals. The 71 participants lived near to where the Usuki festival...
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The Effect of Different Types of Reward Allocation on Future Work Partner Preferences: An Indirect Test of the Self-Interest View
This study explored the effects of the equality and equity principles of reward allocation on future work partner choices. For this purpose, the member who performed either the best or the worst in a three-person group was asked to rate the degree to...
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The Models of Judgments of Behavior Responsibility in Chinese Culture from an Attributional Perspective
Participants in this study were 217 employees and managers. Two structural equation models that reflected the relationships among locus, stability, controllability, affect responses, the change of expectancy and judgments of responsibility were set up....
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Types of Preschool Experience and Sociometric Status in the Primary School
This study examines how different types of preschool experience may be related to subsequent sociometric status in the primary school. A sociometric questionnaire was given to 187 primary school children. Those who had previously attended nursery schools...
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