Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, 1999

Are Procrastinators Prone to Boredom?
Undergraduate students (N = 146) completed both the Boredom Proneness Scale (BPS) and the Procrastination Scale (PS). A one way MANOVA indicated that individuals high in procrastination possessed significantly high overall boredom proneness scores. Also,...
Depression Symptoms and Emotional States in Parents of Disabled and Non-Disabled Children
This article is a survey of the results of research carried out in Estonia about the depressive symptoms and emotional states among 151 mothers and 57 fathers of disabled children and 101 mothers and 55 fathers of non-disabled children. The results show...
Discriminant Validity of the 'Big Five' Personality Traits in Employment Settings
The ability of the `big five' personality traits to predict supervisors' ratings of performance is investigated using the Orpheus personality questionnaire. Orpheus is a broad spectrum work-based personality questionnaire containing 190 items. It generates...
Low Self-Esteem and Ingroup Bias
This study examines the effect of collective self-esteem on ingroup bias exhibited through traditional measures (attributions) and alternative strategies (basking in reflected glory). Seventyseven U.S. college students were divided into minimally defined...
Older Adults' Perceptions of Control in Social Situations
This study examined the utility of a new conceptualization for understanding older adults' perceptions of control in social situations. Fifty-four participants (M^sub age^ = 75.4 years) completed questionnaires and structured interviews assessing social...
Personality Not Intelligence or Educational Achievement Differentiate University Students Who Access Special Needs for "Learning Disabilities"
University students who had been referred over a three year period from a special needs office because of putative learning disabilities were compared to randomly selected cohorts. There was no evidence of learning disabilities. Standardized scores for...
Toward Successful Personal Work and Relations - Applying a Yin/Yang Model for Classifications and Synthesis
For personal work and relations to be successful, a number of different psycho-social qualities are required. We postulate that all qualities exist in dual form, i.e. as pairs of opposite and complementary aspects which are further differentiable into...
Validating a Centrality Model of Self-Identity
An earlier investigation of the centrality of attributes of self-identity led to a four-factor model. The four factors of self-identity which varied according to their centrality and which were measured by the Who Am I? Scale were Spiritual, Personal/Social,...