Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 6, 2007

Changing Ethnic/racial Stereotypes: The Roles of Individuals and Groups
The effects of various types of information on stereotypical beliefs were examined. Undergraduate students read either stereotypical or nonstereotypical descriptions of Korean, Mexican, and Jewish individuals. Participants' responses to questions about...
Comparison Conditions, Comparison Patterns and Models of Comparative Behavior
The conditions that cause subjects to make comparisons and the comparison patterns that influence the results of comparisons were investigated. People make social or temporal-past or temporal-future comparisons when facing a condition of decision. The...
Conclusion Explicitness in Message Communication: The Roles of Nfc and Knowledge in Attitude Formation
The impact of need for cognition (NFC) and knowledge on the relationship between conclusion explicitness and attitude formation was examined in this study. A total of 360 undergraduate students participated in the experiment. Results showed that while...
Effects of Group Goal and Resource Valence on Allocation Preferences in Public Good Dilemmas
Previous research has not been conclusive as to whether people prefer different or identical allocation principles in distributions of positive and negative outcomes. Thus, in this study, the question of whether or not group goal accounts for preferred...
Gender Differences and Color: Content and Emotion of Written Descriptions
In this study gender language differences in the written description of color were analyzed. The total number of words used, number of tertiary level terms used, and normative emotionality were assessed. Women were found to use more words to describe...
Humor Styles in Predicting Loneliness among Turkish University Students
The purpose of this investigation was two-fold. Firstly, to examine whether there were significant correlations between loneliness and four humor styles, and secondly to examine which humor style was the best predictor of loneliness among university...
Illness Transmission Mode and Perceiver Personality: Factors Affecting Stigmatized Perceptions of Patients and Sexual Illness
Past field research has demonstrated the devastating impact of illness stigma on patient populations; experimental studies have identified specific illness characteristics that influence stigmatization and social rejection of patients. The current study...
Some Variables Predicting Social Self-Efficacy Expectation
The rate at which adolescents' social self-efficacy levels can be predicted by variables such as the level of the adolescents' attachment to their parents and their peers, problem-solving skills, learned resourcefulness, perceived marital adjustment...
The Effects of Quality of Work Life on Commitment and Turnover Intention
Although previous studies have demonstrated the importance of balance between family and work life, few have included quality of work life (QWL) and job-related attitudes. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of quality of work life on auditors'...
The Exposure of Primary School Teachers to Bullying: An Analysis of Various Variables
The aim of this study was to analyze the variables involved in the bullying experiences of primary school teachers who attended in-service courses at the Aksaray and Esenköy training centers in Turkey. There were 315 participants in the study. A Turkish...
The Goal-Focused Coaching Skills Questionnaire: Preliminary Findings
Goal-focused coaching is increasingly being used to help people set and reach personal and workplace goals. However, coaches' coaching skills are rarely measured. This exploratory study reports preliminary findings on the initial development and validation...
The Turkish Short Version of the Social and Emotional Loneliness Scale for Adults (Selsa-S): Initial Development and Validation
The initial psychometric evaluation of the Turkish adaptation of the short version of the Social and Emotional Loneliness Scale for Adults (SELSA-S; DiTommaso, Brannen, & Best, 2004) is described. The SELSA-S was designed to measure social and emotional...