Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 4, 2004

An Examination of the Relationship between Qigong Meditation and Personality
Qigong meditation is an ancient form of meditation that has been linked with various health benefits. We were interested in whether or not this form of meditation has a relationship with personality. To this end, we administered the Eysenck Personality...
Comparative Behavioral Response to Future Earthquakes: The Cases of Turkey and USA
Loss of life and property from earthquakes is extensive and continues to grow in developing societies. On the other hand culture and social change have become key concepts in studies of mitigation of both natural and human-made disasters. The primary...
Distinguishing Arousal from Novelty and Challenge in Initial Romantic Attraction between Strangers
This study attempts to disentangle the influence of arousal from novelty and challenge in the context of interpersonal attraction. Further, this study attempts to demonstrate the robustness of the arousal/attraction effect. Cross-sex stranger pairs participated...
Family Environmental Factors as Correlates for Adolescent Suicidal Behaviors in the Limpopo Province of South Africa
The perceived family environmental factors that could correlate with adolescent suicidal behaviors in the Limpopo Province (South Africa) were investigated. The participants were 435 secondary school adolescents from the Pietersburg area in the Limpopo...
Personality Correlates of Health Outcomes in Sudanese University Students
Individual differences play a salient and vital role in the person's responses to different Stressors. Hence, various individuals are expected to differ in health outcome resulting from encountering stressful situations. This study aimed at identifying...
Predicting Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Integrating the Functional and Role Identity Approaches
Motive and role identity, previously studied as predictors of volunteerism, were examined as correlates of another discretionary prosocial behavior, Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB). County employees (181 females, 62 males) completed questionnaires...
Prosocial Behavior and Job Performance: Does the Need for Control and the Need for Achievement Make a Difference?
This study examined the relationship between job performance and prosocial behavior at work using several variables that to date have received little or no attention in the literature. It focuses on employees' need for control, need for achievement,...
Stanislavski's Acting Method and Control Theory: Commonalities across Time, Place, and Field
Constantin Stanislavski revolutionized 20th century theater by developing a highly articulated and practical system of acting, now referred to simply as "the method." Stanislavski's method presents a model of human behavior and motivation that is strikingly...
The Hierarchical Structure of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index
The hierarchical factor structure of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI) (Davis, 1980) inventory was investigated with the Schmid-Leiman orthogonalization procedure (Schmid & Leiman, 1957). The sample consisted of 409 college students. The analysis...