Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 3, 2005

Impact of a Community Disaster Awareness Training Program in Turkey: Does It Influence Hazard-Related Cognitions and Preparedness Behaviors
A community disaster training program focusing on earthquakes, floods and landslides was implemented in Çankiri, Turkey, in 2002. It covered mitigation, preparedness and response aspects of natural disaster management. Four thousand community members...
Marital Satisfaction and Self-Deception: Reconstruction of Relationship Histories among Older Adults
The relationship among marital aggrandizement, satisfaction with life, and marital satisfaction is examined among an international sample of older adults (N = 400). Three distinct groupings are identified on the basis of cluster analysis. A minority...
The Factorial Structure of the Desirability of Control Scale among Kuwaiti Subjects
The study was undertaken to investigate the factor structure of the Kuwaiti version of the Desirability of Control Scale (DC; Burger & Cooper, 1979; Hamadah & Abdullatif, 2000) on a sample of 387 Kuwait undergraduate students (males = 152 and...
The Impact of Sibling Status on Chinese College Students' Quality of Life
The World Health Organization Quality of Life-100 (WHOQOL-100, Power, Harper, Bullinger, & WHO1QLG), the Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (Zhang, 1993), and the Self-Rating Depression Scale (Zhang, 1993) were used to determine whether Chinese college students...
The Influence of Pessimistic Explanatory Style on the Relation between Stressful Life Events and Hospital Doctors' Psychological Distress
This study examined the influence of pessimistic explanatory style (PES) on the relation between stressful events and psychological distress, first as a moderator with an interaction term, and secondly as a mediator between stressful events and psychological...
The Mental Health of Young Workers: A Pilot Study
The aim of the study was to evaluate the distribution of psychological symptoms in young workers, and the relationship with regard to sociodemographic characteristics using the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI; Derogatis, 1992), in Izmir Apprenticeship Training...
The Perceived Importance of Person-Job Fit and Person-Organization Fit between and within Interview Stages
This study explored the perceived importance of person-job fit and person-organization fit between and within three interview stages (i.e., initial, final, and single stage). The initial and final interviews refer to the sequential interviews conducted...
The Relationship between Thinking Styles and Personality Types
This study investigated the relationship between thinking styles and personality types. The participants were 367 third-year students at Dokuz Eylül University who responded to the Thinking Styles Inventory (TSI; Stemberg & Wagner, 1992) based on...