Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 7, 2007

An Examination of the Correlation between Depression and Hopelessness Levels in Mothers of Disabled Children
This research was conducted to examine the correlation between depression and hopelessness levels in mothers of disabled children between the ages 5 and 7. A total of 126 mothers of children with disabilities was used in the study. They were obtained...
Emotion Elicitation Effect of Films in a Japanese Sample
Films are effective stimuli to elicit emotions. A set of films to elicit specific emotions was developed in a previous study (Gross & Levenson, 1995), and emotional reactions to them were investigated in Western participants. In this study, we investigated...
Factors Influencing Students' Success: A Generalized Estimating Equations Study
The goals of this study were to determine the factors influencing children's success according to Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) through the Family Report Form (FRF; constituted by the authors), Teacher's Report Form (TRF; Achenbach, 1991b) and...
Harmonious Passion and Obsessive Passion in Playing Online Games
The concepts of passion as proposed by Vallerand et al. (2003) were employed to describe the passion of online computer game players. An empirical survey was conducted, and statistical analysis was utilized to analyze the 404 responses. The empirical...
Preventing Piracy Use Intention by Rectifying Self-Positivity Bias
Piracy has become a global challenge. In this study, the author proposed to discourage piracy intention by rectifying the self-positivity bias with message framing and information accessibility. Cartoon advertisements conveying either positively or negatively...
Promotional Frames and Consumer Decision Making: It's What You Offer and How You Offer It
Keywords: promotional frames, consumers, decision making, hedonic, utilitarian, presentation.Consumer research suggests product purchases are influenced by whether a product is seen as hedonic or utilitarian and whether the consumer is given several...
Situation-Related Changes of Causal Structures and the Stress Model in Japanese College Students
Structural equation modeling was used to examine changes in the structural relationships between personality traits, social contexts, cognitive appraisals, and coping strategies in four different stressful situations. Five hundred and sixty-three Japanese...
Students' Well-Being, Coping, Academic Success, and School Climate
This article presents the results of a student survey conducted in 2004 at Tallinn University within the framework of the project "School as a developmental environment and students' coping." The questionnaire was completed by 3,838 7th, 9th and 12th...
The Relationships between Aggressiveness, Peer Pressure and Parental Attitudes among Turkish High School Students
The relationships between aggressive behaviors, peer pressure, parental attitudes, and gender among 202 students from different public high schools were investigated in this study. Three scales were employed. Following the calculation of the correlation...
The Social Psychology of Creativity and Innovation: Process Theory (Pt) Perspective
The sources, stages, and processes of organizational innovation in some of Taiwan's benchmarking companies in the service industry are discussed. Process-theory-based research methodology was used to analyze the characteristics of the innovation process...
Thinking about the Future: A Psychological Analysis
In this paper, the relationships between three endogenous variables - thinking about, worrying about, and imagining the future - and the relationships between these variables and a rich set of exogenous variables were explored. Data were collected via...
Threats to Identity, Self-Esteem and Intergroup Discrimination
The present study sought to test two hypotheses. The first was that intergroup discrimination leads to increased self-esteem. The second was that threatened self-esteem (i.e., operationalized here as the extent to which people believe that the ingroup...
Young People with Visual Impairments in Difficult Situations
The problem of puberty and the functioning of young people in society is the object of constant psychological studies. This question also pertains to teenagers with visual impairments for whom disability in itself is a difficult situation. My investigations...