Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, 2005

Academic Achievement and Its Relationship with Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Optimism, and Pessimism in Kuwaiti Students
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between academic achievement and the following variables: anxiety, self-esteem, optimism, and pessimism. The sample consisted of 400 male and female students in the Basic Education College in Kuwait....
An Investigation of Social Skills and Loneliness Levels of University Students with Respect to Their Attachment Styles in a Sample of Turkish Students
This study investigated the effects of attachment styles of university students on their social skills and loneliness levels. Their social skill levels, loneliness levels and attachment styles were measured by the Social Skills Inventory, UCLA Loneliness...
Impostor Tendencies and Academic Dishonesty: Do They Cheat Their Way to Success?
College students (N = 124) completed self-reported measures of impostor tendencies and academic dishonesty (tendency to engage in plagiarism in written assignments and cheating in examinations), as well as social desirability. Based on extreme scores...
Mood, Gender, and Situational Influences on Risk-Taking Advice for Others
The influences of mood and gender on the level of risk taking that people advise for others was examined. Music was used to create positive and negative moods in male and female participants who were asked to give risk-taking advice to others for typically...
Multiple Intelligences: A Comparative Study between the Preferences of Males and Females
This study reports the differences in intelligences preferences of male and female students learning English as a second language at higher institutions in the United States of America. The sample comprised 90 international students registered at ESL...
Physical Appearance and Intimate Friendship in Adolescence: A Study Using a Portuguese College Student Sample
A group of students enrolled in the 12th year of education was asked to answer a direct application questionnaire containing the following measures: Intimate Friendship Scale (IFS) (Sharabany, 1994), The Self-Perception Profile for College Students (Neemann...
Self-Esteem Regulation in Threatening Social Comparison: The Roles of Belief in a Just World and Self-Efficacy
In this study, the author hypothesized that a high belief in a just world for Self (BJW-S), coupled with high perceived self-efficacy, would contribute to preservation of self-esteem in threatening social comparison. Participants (N=186) completed the...
Self-Focus, Gender, and Habitual Self-Handicapping: Do They Make a Difference in Behavioral Self-Handicapping?
This experiment examined the effects of public self-focus on individuals' behavioral self-handicapping tendencies. When faced with a threatening evaluation, a person may choose to self-handicap behaviorally. Men, more than women, and trait self-handicappers...
The Impact of Anxiety and Gender on Perceiving the Mueller-Lyer Illusion
This study aimed at investigating the relationship between anxiety, gender and the Mueller-Lyer illusion perception among a sample of 242 undergraduate students (66 males and 176 females), of Kuwait University, Kuwait, to the Mueller-Lyer and Horizontal-Vertical...
The Universality of Relationship Characteristics: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Different Types of Attachment and Loneliness in Canadian and Visiting Chinese Students
This study investigated the universality of loneliness and attachment in family, romantic and social relationships by comparing Canadian home students with Chinese visiting students. A total of 223 students completed measures assessing peer, parent and...