Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 4, 2006

An Investigation of Adjustment Levels of Turkish University Students with Respect to Perceived Communication Skill Levels
This study aimed to determine whether the adjustment levels of university students differ according to their perceived communication skill levels. The research was carried out with 277 Turkish university students. Data were collected through The Communication...
CHILDREN'S BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS (BPs) IN KINDERGARTEN: IMPACT OF TIME OF DAY AND ACTIVITY TYPE
This study examined the extent to which time of day (morning, midmorning and noon) and type of activity affect children's behavioral problems (BPs) in a Kuwaiti kindergarten. The sample consisted of 98 children identified by their teachers as having...
Development and Validation of a Revised Measure of Adlerian Social Interest
The Social Interest Index (SII; Greever, Tseng, & Friedland, 1973) is the most frequently used measure of Adler's (1964) most important personality trait, and recent research has suggested that it may be the most valid among social interest measures...
Internal Consistency of an Arabic Adaptation of the Beck Depression Inventory-II with College Students in Eighteen Arab Countries
This study examined the adequacy and consistency of the second edition of the Beck Depression Inventory using an Arabic version of the BDI-II developed by Ghareeb (2000). Coefficient alphas were computed for samples of male and female undergraduates...
Not All Jobs Are Suitable for Fat People: Experimental Evidence of a Link between Being Fat and "Out-of-Sight" Jobs
Previous research has shown the presence of antifat bias and discrimination towards fat persons in occupational settings. The main goal of this study was to investigate whether people spontaneously associate being fat with specific types of jobs. In...
Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Adolescent Sexuality: Closeness, Communication, and Comfort among Diverse U.S. Adolescent Samples
This study examined the role of American adolescents' perceptions of both maternal and paternal parent-adolescent closeness, communication about sexuality, and comfort with sexual communication in a diverse sample of adolescents' sexual attitudes and...
Personality and Students' Academic Achievement: Interactive Effects of Conscientiousness and Agreeableness on Students' Performance in Principles of Economics
The relationship of psychological types of agreeableness and conscientiousness and their interactive effects among students with their academic performance in the course were investigated. On the basis of data from 105 students in an introductory economics...
Self-Discrepancies and Negative Affect: The Moderating Roles of Private and Public Self-Consciousness
Although distinct self-discrepancies are theoretically associated with distinct emotional states, empirical support has been inconsistent. This study explored the moderating impact of self-consciousness on the relationship between self-discrepancies...
Situated Empathy: Variations Associated with Target Gender across Situations
The aim of this study is to present a situated measure of empathy where person features such as gender of target and respondent vary within particular social contexts. The Empathy Situation Reaction Scale (ESRS; Manulik, Kelley, White, & Staats,...
The Children's Depression Inventory as a Reliable Measure for Post-Iraqi Invasion Kuwaiti Youth
This study examined the reliability of the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI, in Arabic form Kovacs, 1980) among elementary, middle, and high school students in Kuwait. The subjects (N = 2,299. ages 9-17) were selected from six districts across Kuwait....
The Status of Self-Control and Its Relation to Drug Abuse-Related Behaviors among Iranian Male High School Students
This study examined relationships between self-control status and substance abuse and substance abuse-related behaviors. Male high school students (N=183) completed a questionnaire assessing self-control, resistance self-efficacy, behavioral intention...