Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, 2006

Are Fatalism and Optimism an Obstacle to Developing Self-Protecting Behaviors? Study with a Turkish Sample
This study investigates the differences in self-protecting behaviors (SPB) related to earthquakes and traffic accidents in terms of demographic characteristics, having experiences of these events, fatalistic view, and optimistic expectations among a...
Categorical and Continuous Measurement of Sex-Role Orientation: Differences in Associations with Young Adults' Reports of Well-Being
Previous research suggests many of the qualities necessary for successful well-being are masculine in nature. However, masculinity and femininity have been considered related constructs as opposed to being distinctly different sex-role characterizations....
Depressive Experiences Questionnaire: Does It Measure Maladaptive and Adaptive Forms of Dependency?
This study investigated the distinction between neediness and connectedness as measured by the Depressive Experiences Questionnaire (DEQ; Blatt, D'Afflitti, & Quinlan, 1976) by examining the association between these personality scales and: (1) depression...
Impact of Maternal Directiveness and Overprotectiveness on the Personality Development of a Sample of Individuals with Acquired Blindness
The literature has frequently shown how mothers of children with blindness tend to be highly directive and overprotective with their children. This study investigated whether this maternal interactive style can have negative consequences on the psychological...
Religious Tendency and Gender Roles: Predictors of the Attitudes toward Women's Work Roles?
The purpose of this study was to investigate if religious tendency and gender roles predicted attitudes of Turkish university students towards women's work roles. The study was conducted with 138 students from the Educational Sciences faculty of Ankara...
Sex Differences and Similarities in Frequency and Intensity of Sexual Desire
Only within the past decade have social scientists commonly recognized the phenomenon of sexual desire as a distinct and vital component of human sexual response. Of the various factors believed to be associated with sexual desire, gender (biological...
The Effects of Locus of Control, Communication Skills and Social Support on Assertiveness in Female Nursing Students
In this study the interrelation of locus of control, social support and communication skills and their relation with assertiveness were investigated by means of a path model. Nursing students (N =105) participated in the study by completing questionnaires....
The Opinions of Medicine Faculty Students regarding Cheating in Relation to Kohlberg's Moral Development Concept
In all education systems, cheating is a serious problem. It is regarded as a significant problem because of its frequency and interference in learning and evaluation processes. As cheating is not a fair behavior, it can be dealt with morally. Kohlberg...
Validation of Zung's Self-Rating Depression Scale among the Colombian General Population
This study aimed to validate Zung's Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS; 1965) among Colombian people living in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Although used frequently in Colombian investigations to identify depressive disorders, the SDS had not been validated...