Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 5, 2001

Alexithymia and Psychiatric Symptoms in a Population of Nursery Workers: A Study Using the 20-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale
This study investigated alexithymia in a sample of professional nursery workers in Huddinge community, Sweden. In a previous study in general practice it was found that alexithymia, in a mixed population seeking medical advice, was associated with higher...
Construct Validity of the Chinese Adaptation of Four Thematic Scales of the Personality Research Form
Personality research conducted in China has largely ignored the role of thematic motivations in explaining behavior. The goal of this paper is to begin a systematic investigation of thematic motivations by analyzing the construct validity of thematic...
Individualism and Collectivism: The Case of Lebanon
This study focused on whether people with different individualistic and collectivistic (I-C) tendencies speak different languages, belong to different religious groups and are of different gender. These three independent variables were examined using...
Influence of Maternal Reproductive Characteristics on the Body Traits of Preschool Children
The authors studied the influence of maternal reproductive characteristics on their pre-school children's body traits in a village in southern Spain, assuming that children's size at pre-school age is associated with their future reproductive patterns....
Loneliness in North America and Spain
The present study examined the influence of cultural background on the experience of loneliness. Six hundred and thirty-seven participants from North America and 454 from Spain volunteered to answer an 82-item questionnaire which examined the quality...
Psychometric Challenges in Developing a College Admission Test for Jordan
In 1998, the Jordanian Council of Higher Education authorized the construction of a standardized aptitude test that would be used to assist colleges and universities in admissions decisions. This paper reports the results of a study that examined whether...
When Downward Comparison Produces Negative Affect: The Sense of Control as a Moderator
It has been assumed that engaging in upward or downward comparison can either improve or deteriorate affect, depending on the amount of control individuals feel they have over the comparison dimension. The main goal of the present study was to determine...