Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 6, 2011

A Comparison of Taiwanese and Philippine Chinese Business Negotiation Styles
The business negotiation styles of Taiwanese and Philippine Chinese were examined by means of 460 survey questionnaires. The design was based on the dual concern model developed by Pearson (1999) from the theory proposed by Blake and Mouton (1985) and...
Does Mentoring Work? the Mediating Effect of Mentoring in China
Researchers have found that mentoring can impact proteges' career outcomes positively or negatively. In this study we explored the mediating effect of mentoring on the relationship between personal learning and career development in Chinese enterprises....
Influences of Adolescents on Family Purchasing Behavior: Perceptions of Adolescents and Parents
The perceptions of family members regarding the parchase influence of adolescents were examined. The results of this Turkish study indicate that the influence of adolescents, especially on the purchase of items intended for their own use, is significant....
Investigating the Validity of a Multirater Assessment of Family Functioning in China
The validity of a multirater assessment of family functioning in 1-child Chinese families was examined using the Relationship-Specific Chinese Family Assessment Instrument (RS-CFAI), developed based on the Chinese Family Assessment Instrument (Shek,...
Motives for, and Attitudes about, Driving-Related Anger and Aggressive Driving
Aggressive driving behavior is a global phenomenon that is occurring with increasing frequency. This form of on-road behavior increases risk and, consequently, the number of traffic accidents with human victims. The main aim in this study was to determine...
Personality and Psychological Well-Being of Adolescents: The Moderating Role of Emotional Intelligence
The purpose in this study was to examine the relationship between the Big Five personality factors and psychological well-being of adolescents and the moderating role of emotional intelligence in that relationship. Adolescents (N = 400) randomly selected...
Predicting Cigarette-Seeking Behavior: How Reward Sensitivity and Positive Emotions Influence Nicotine Cravings
Reward sensitivity is a primary indicator of impulsive behavior, such as cigarette smoking, and contributes to positive emotional experiences. The aim in this study was to examine smokers' emotional experiences and cravings in relation to their personality...
Psychological and Behavioral Predictors of Taking Pet Companions When Traveling
Although the importance of animal companions for their owners has been investigated (Aylesworth, Chapman, & Dobscha, 1999), and it has been established that pets are becoming increasingly important and that owners are spending more and more on them...
Relationships among Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy, and Faith in People in Chinese Heroin Abusers
The relationships among self-esteem, self-efficacy, and faith in people in Chinese heroin abusers were investigated. We used 3 rating scales to survey a sample of 200 heroin abusers: the Self-esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965), the Self-efficacy Questionnaire...
The Behavior of Wiki Users
Our survey, in which we adopted the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (Venkatesh, Morris, Davis, & Davis, 2003) revealed that performance expectancy, effort expectancy, facilitating conditions, and user involvement have a positive...
The Influence of Self-Efficacy on Flight Dispatchers' Stressor-Strain Relationships
Flight dispatchers' role Stressors and their consequential work-related strains and job satisfaction were investigated in this study, along with the moderating effect of self-efficacy on flight dispatchers' role Stressors and strains, and on role Stressors...
The Influence of Trust and Usefulness on Customer Perceptions of E-Service Quality
E-service markets for airlines have been growing rapidly over the past several years. Because they reduce the waiting time compared to offline shopping transactions, e-commerce and e-service marketing activities have attracted a great deal of attention...
The Mimicker Is a Mirror of Myself: Impact of Mimicking on Self-Consciousness and Social Anxiety
In this experiment, a confederate was asked to mimic the posture and movements of participants who, subsequently, completed the French version (Pelletier & Vallerand, 1990) of the Scheier and Carver (1985) Self-consciousness Scale. Results showed...
Time Perspective and Life Satisfaction among Young Adults in Taiwan
Profiles of time perspective were explored using a person-oriented approach, and the relationship between balanced time perspective (BTP) and life satisfaction in young Taiwanese adults was examined. A cluster group was identified that fitted the configuration...