Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 9, 2011

Analyzing Characteristics of Schizotypal Personality Proneness Using the Chinese Soldier Personality Questionnaire
This was conducted in order to explore the characteristics of schizotypal personality proneness using the Chinese Soldier Personality Questionnaire (CSPQ; Xiao, Miao, Xiao, Wu, & Li, 2007). Analysis was conducted comparing CSPQ scores from 426 individuals...
Antecedents and Moderators of Online Shopping Behavior in Undergraduate Students
The online shopping behaviors of 600 undergraduate students in Taiwan were explored in regard to the influences of perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, attitude, trust, behavioral intentions, and actual behavior. The moderating effects of online...
Attitudes, Behavioral Intentions, and Risk Perceptions of Fatigued Pedestrians
We used the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1991) to examine pedestrians' attitudes, behavioral intentions, and risk perceptions in relation to the possibility of sustaining an injury while crossing the road while in a fatigued compared to a nonfatigued...
Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Quest Religious Orientation Scale
Keywords: Religion as Quest Scale, religion, religious belief, confirmatory factor analysis.Batson, Schoenrade, and Ventis (1993) conceptualized their 12-item Religion as Quest Scale (Q Scale) as a multidimensional construct measured with three subscales....
Coping Strategies of Primary School Teachers in Taiwan Experiencing Stress Because of Teacher Surplus
The purpose in this study was to explore me association between primary school teachers' stress and their coping strategies in response to the teacher surplus in Central Taiwan. Quantitative research methods were employed, and data were collected from...
Decision-Making Framework of Customer Perception of Value in Taiwanese Spa Hotels
In this study we examined the framework linking antecedents of perceived value and willingness to buy in the Taiwanese spa hotel industry. We developed 6 hypotheses to identify the factors that are evaluated by customers. Hierarchical multiple regression...
Development and Validation of a Short Version of the Parental Authority Questionnaire
A short version of Buri's (1991) 30-item Parental Authority Questionnaire (PAQ), a widely used measure of Baumrind's (1971) model of authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive parenting styles, has been developed in this study. The participants were...
Exploring the Impacts of Blog Marketing on Consumers
In this study we investigated the preferences of blog readers for the purpose of designing effective blog marketing campaigns. We surveyed 965 customers who have searched for product information via blogs before consuming, and used structural equation...
"My Avatar Behaves Well and This Feels Right": Ideal and Ought Selves in Video Gaming
Prosocial and violent games were investigated in relation to empathy with avatars and amount of postgame donation. Participants who played a prosocial game demonstrated greater empathy, while those who played a violent game said they would donate a greater...
Predictors of Future Use of Telehomecare Health Services by Middle-Aged People in Taiwan
We reconstructed a model based on the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology to analyze the acceptance of intelligent vital monitoring products (IVMPs) by middle-aged people. Results revealed that the dimensions of performance expectancy,...
Social Skills and Emotional and Behavioral Traits of Preschool Children
We investigated the relationship between the emotional and behavioral traits and social skills of preschool children. The participants were 224 6-year-old children (115 female, 109 male). Data were collected using the Social Skills Evaluation Scale (Avcioglu,...
Sociocontextual Variables That Affect Spousal Perception of Social Support
The aim in this study was to determine the effect of certain sociocontextual variables on the level of perceived spousal support. Family members are the most significant source of social support for an individual throughout his or her life. Spouses'...
Testing a Binding Communication Strategy in a Company: How Could Persuasive Information Be More Efficient?
The aim in this study was to improve persuasive communication in a French workplace context. Within the framework of a global progress plan, visual communication changes were proposed in an aeronautical factory. We applied the paradigm of binding communication...
The Importance of the Medical Humanities among Adolescents: Developing a Medical Humanities Questionnaire
The purpose in this study was to develop a questionnaire measuring the subjective importance among adolescents of medical humanities issues. Based on a series of literature reviews and expert panel discussions, a questionnaire was created and completed...
The Ineffectiveness of Group Interventions for Female Turkish Migrants with Recurrent Depression
We tested group interventions for women with a Turkish migration background living in Austria and suffering from recurrent depression. Sixty-six participants were randomized to: (1) self-help groups (SHG), (2) cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) groups,...