Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 10, 2011

Attitudes and Motivations of Students Taking Professional Certificate Examinations
In this study we explored the attitudes and motives of business studies students taking examinations for professional certificates, where their participation may have a cognitionoriented motive. The study was divided into 2 phases: in the first phase,...
Avoiding Internet Addiction When Integrating Digital Games into Teaching
The aim in this study was to integrate the flow experience and instructional design by incorporating digital games into the school curriculum using the following 7 principles: 1) analyze learners, 2) set clear teaching objectives and select appropriate...
Clothing Color Preferences of Boys and Girls Aged between Six and Nine
The color preferences of girls and boys aged between 6 and 9 were evaluated to determine differences in terms of clothing type, sex, and children's age, and to generate data for child garment designers. In this survey of 312 girls and 316 boys, 5 different...
Effects of Audience Response Systems on Student Achievement and Long-Term Retention
The effects of audience response systems (ARS) on students' academic success and their perceptions of ARS were examined in this study. Participants, comprising 44 undergraduate students, were randomly assigned to a control or treatment group. The course...
Effects of Stress Caused by the Public Personnel Selection Examination on the Performance of Physical Education and Other Teacher Trainees in Turkey
In this study I used the scanning method to detect the effects of stress resulting from the Public Personnel Selection Examination on teacher trainees studying at state universities in Turkey. Data were gathered using the Scale of Effect of Stress on...
Job Satisfaction among Academic Staff in Fisheries Faculties at Turkish Universities
We assessed the confidence of academics in their careers in fisheries faculties at Turkish universities and developed a scale based on the Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (Cellucci & DeVries, 1978) to classify their attitudes in order to evaluate...
Korean Adolescent Girls' Addictive Use of Mobile Phones to Maintain Interpersonal Solidarity
In this study it was predicted that there would be a close relationship between the use of mobile phones and the maintenance of interpersonal solidarity. The relationship between the addictive use of mobile phones and the maintenance of interpersonal...
Lacking Control: Situation Valence, Effects of Perceived Control, and Illusory Pattern Perception
We conducted 2 experiments in which we tested whether situation valence moderates the psychological consequences of lacking control. Participants who lacked control in negative circumstances were more likely to perceive illusory patterns. However, participants...
Prosocial Personality Traits and Adaptation to Stress
Evidence suggests that personality traits may play a significant role in individual differences in Cortisol reactivity in stressful situations. In this study, Cortisol responses to public speaking were examined to test hypotheses that reactivity would...
Regional Differences in Customer Satisfaction in China
Regional differences in customer satisfaction were examined, with a focus on the relationship between economic development and customer satisfaction. The moderating roles of regional economic development on the associations between customer satisfaction...
Social Self-Efficacy of Adolescents Who Participate in Individual and Team Sports
This study was conducted to compare different variables of social self-efficacy (SSE) as determinants for adolescents in selecting and taking part in team and individual sports. Four sporting codes were selected for study: table tennis, swimming, handball,...
The Influence of Parental Marital Commitment on the Identity Formation of Japanese University Students
The objective in the present study was to investigate how parental commitment to marital life affects identity formation of university students. Tolerance for family differentiation was set as a mediating variable. Participants were 271 Japanese university...
The Influence of Service Quality on Gamer Loyalty in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games
In this study we investigated how different dimensions of service quality might influence the loyalty of customers in the context of online games. By studying the gamers of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), we tested our hypotheses...
The Interactive Effects of Relationship Conflict, Reward, and Reputation on Knowledge Sharing
The relationship between relationship conflict and knowledge sharing (KS), and the moderating effects of reward and reputation on this relationship were investigated. A survey was administered to 170 full-time employees in China and results indicated...
The Predictive Relationship between Emotion Management Skills and Internet Addiction
The relationship between emotion management skills and the use of the Internet was examined in this study to determine whether or not the emotion management skills of university students are a predictor of Internet addiction. The study was conducted...
The Relationship between Virtues and Personality Traits of Chinese College Students
Many researchers agree that virtue is an important psychological concept in contemporary psychology. The main purpose in this study was to investigate the relationship between virtues and the personality traits of college students in mainland China....