Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 7, 2005

Another Look at Hand-Washing Behavior
Hand-washing behavior among students at a large regional university was observed. The authors noted how hand-washing behavior varied by race, gender, and having an observer present. Of the 410 subjects observed, most (221) were men and 232 were white....
Applied Study of Affinities for Personal Attributes Using an Epidemiological Model
Relationship choices are critical to one's psychological and physical well-being. Yet prior investigations of factors that influence these choices have been determinedly nonutilitarian. Many studies have assessed the attractiveness of specific personal...
Beck Depression Inventory (Bdi-Ii) Items Characteristics among Undergraduate Students of Nineteen Islamic Countries
An Arabic version of the second edition of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) in its complete form was developed by Ghareeb (2000). The BDI-II was administered to 18 Islamic groups and the English version of the BDI-II (Beck, Steer, & Brown,...
Examining Classroom Learning Preferences among Elementary School Students
The purpose of this study was to further determine the classroom learning preferences of elementary school students. A measure of cooperative, competitive and individualistic learning preferences (The Social Interdependence Scales, Johnson, & Norem-Hebeisen,...
Immigrants and Attachment Status: Research Findings with Dutch and Belgian Immigrants in California
Although immigrants are an extremely diverse group, adults who emigrate nearly always experience separation from family of origin, extended family and country. This research examines state of mind with respect to attachment, using the Adult Attachment...
Religiosity, Personal Distress and Minor Psychiatric Morbidity among Black Students in South Africa
The aim of the study was to examine the proposition that religiosity and the related factor, spirituality, contribute to lower personal distress among students. The sample comprised 624 students: 314 Grade 12 secondary school students and 310 third-year...
Sexual Practices, Attitudes toward Premarital Sex and Condom Use among a Sample of South African University Students
This study sought to ascertain sexual practices and attitudes toward premarital sex and condom use among a sample of South African university students. The participants were 117 female and 36 male undergraduates whose average age was 19.7 years. Results...
The Affective Personality: Its Relation to Quality of Sleep, Well-Being and Stress
The aim of this study was to assess whether or not there is an association between different types of affective personality and sleep quality. Ninety-one individuals, of whom 50 were healthy and 41 were patients with stress-related problems, responded...
Women and Men Teachers' Approaches to Leadership Styles
This study aimed to find out how frequently teachers at compulsory-education level school primary and junior high schools - perceived that they would adopt various leadership styles in their schools if they were the principal and if this frequency was...