Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, 2000

An Evaluation of the Choice Dilemma Questionnaire as a Measure of Risk-Taking Propensity
The Choice Dilemma Questionnaire (CDQ) has been extensively used in risk taking studies due to its ease of administration and its ability to consistently produce risky shifts. However despite its wide use, it has been subject to a number of criticisms....
Belief in a Just World or Self-Serving Strategy?
This study was conducted to examine the role of the individual's social power on endorsement of belief in a just world in the social domain. We hypothesized that the greater social power an individual has, the stronger the belief which s/he has in a...
Commitment to the Organization in Exchange for Support from the Organization
Despite the abundance of studies of organizational commitment, there is a need for explaining it with data from non-Western societies. According to exchange theory, there may be reciprocal relationships between an employee's commitment to the employing...
Cross-Cultural Validity of a Model of Self-Worth: Application to Finnish Children
This study investigated the cross-cultural validity of Harter's (1985, 1986a, 1986b, 1987b, 1987c) measures and model of self-worth in Finnish children. A total of 306 Finnish elementary school students participated in the study. Principal components...
Does Perception of Pay Equity, Pay Satisfaction, and Job Satisfaction Mediate the Effect of Positive Affectivity on Work Motivation?
This study investigated how the effect of positive affectivity on work motivation was mediated by three attitudinal variables: perception of pay equity, pay satisfaction, and job satisfaction. The results indicated that positive affectivity had a positive...
Ethical Beliefs and Tolerance of Ambiguity
This study examined the relationship between ethical beliefs and tolerance of ambiguity. Two dimensions of ethical belief were examined: ethical relativism and idealism. Findings reported here are based on a questionnaire survey of 145 exporting and...
Individual Differences in Political Tolerance among Adolescents
In this study, political tolerance is defined as the willingness to extend human rights to different socio-political groups. We considered 12 rights based on Human Rights and the 13 sociopolitical groups most relevant to Spain. Results based on 273 Spanish...
Personality Disorders and Social Functioning in Depressed Patients
There is a high level of comorbidity of personality disorders with major depression. Patients who suffer from both depression and an axis II disorder are, in general, more severely ill and ill for longer periods. The presence of personality disorders...
Predictors of Loneliness among Adolescents from Portuguese Immigrant Families in Switzerland
The aims of this study were to find out the degree of loneliness among Portuguese adolescents from immigrant backgrounds in Switzerland, and the factors that may predict the level of loneliness among them. Portuguese immigration to Switzerland is a recent...
Self-Reported Attachment Style, Anxiety, and Depression in Children
The purpose of the present study was to explore the relationship between self-reported attachment styles, on the one hand, and levels of anxiety symptoms and depression, on the other hand, in a sample of 12-year-old children (N = 91). Children completed...