Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 10, 2007

Agreeableness and Leisure Satisfaction in the Context of Online Games
Personality traits and leisure satisfaction have been the subjects of a large amount of empirical research, but there is still little agreement concerning the nature of the relationship between agreeableness and leisure satisfaction. Regression analysis...
Association between Personality Traits and Attending a Fitness Center
The sports and recreation industry is emerging in Taiwan. Few related studies have used it as a sample. This study has been designed to explore the notion of personality traits based on fitness center members in Taiwan. Because of its validity and wide...
Beliefs versus Actions: Assessing Abortion Views and Behaviors at Two Colleges
The study assesses discrepancies between people's beliefs and behaviors with regard to abortion. Participants in this research were two college student populations who have strong, but opposite views, about abortion. Both groups were surveyed regarding...
Development of the Agency and Communion Scale
Based on the concepts of agency and communion set forth by Bakan (1966), this study includes two substudies to develop the agency and communion scale. Study 1 develops the scale through two groups of samples: one group was composed of 116 university...
Loneliness, Social Connectedness, and Family Income among Undergraduate Females and Males in Taiwan
This study investigated loneliness and its relationships with social connectedness and family income among female and male college students in Taiwan. The Revised UCLA, Loneliness Scale (R-UCLA; Russell, Peplau, & Cutrona, 1980); translated into...
Object Relation Quality, Alexithymia, and Defense Mechanisms of Drug Abusers with Antisocial Personality Disorder
The purpose was to investigate, in a sample of drug abusers, whether subscales in the KAPP (Karolinska Psychodynamic Profile, Weinryb, 1992) interview and defense mechanisms explored by the DMTm (Defense Mechanism Technique modified) could differentiate...
Performance Anxiety, Dysfunctional Attitudes and Gender in University Music Students
The aims of this study were twofold: 1) to investigate the relationships between anxiety and general dysfunctional attitudes, perfectionism, and the need for approval in the solo performance examination of Turkish university music students, and 2) to...
Personality and Intention to Share Knowledge: An Empirical Study of Scientists in an R&d Laboratory
A survey was used in this empirical study to explore the relationship between individuals' personality and their intention to share knowledge. A 39-item Five-Factor Model (FFM) personality inventory (adapted from Buchanan, Johnson, & Goldberg, 2006)...
Psychological Distress, Experiences of Ego Loss and Spirituality: Exploring the Effects of Spiritual Practice
The literature supports a positive relationship between spirituality and health. The relationship between spirituality and distress is an underresearched topic. We investigated the relationship between spiritual experiences (SE) and mental distress within...
Psychometric Properties of Raven's Colored Progressive Matrices for Omani Children Aged 5 through 11 Years
The aim in this study was to identify Omani children's psychometric properties on the Raven's Colored Progressive Matrices (CPM; Raven, Court, & Raven, 1986; Raven, Raven, & Court, 1998), using a sample of 372 5-to 11-year-olds. Analysis of the...
Relations of Changes in Physical Self-Appraisal and Perceived Energy with Weight Change in Obese Women Beginning a Supported Exercise and Nutrition Information Program
In preliminary investigation, relations of changes in the self-appraisal factors of body satisfaction and physical self-concept, and changes in the mood factors of fatigue and energy, were tested with weight changes over 20 weeks in obese women (N =...
Sociometric Status, Depression, and Locus of Control among Turkish Early Adolescents
In this study, locus of control and depression levels of early adolescents (N = 409) with different sociometric status were examined. Sociometric status was determined using the classic sociometric classification procedure as described by Coie, Dodge,...
The Effects of an Emotional Intelligence Education Program on the Emotional Intelligence of Children
Our aim was to research the effect of emotional intelligence education on the emotional intelligence of young children. The sample group were 6-year-old children attending preschool classes (N = 120). A subgroup of 40 students attended a 12-week emotional...
The Impact of Neuroticism on Leisure Satisfaction: Online Game Application
This study was designed to uncover the impact of neuroticism on leisure satisfaction based on online games in Taiwan, the country that has the second largest online game-playing market in the world. A systematic sampling produced 500 usable questionnaires...
The Relationship between Extroversion and Leisure Motivation: Evidence from Fitness Center Participation
In this study the relationship between extroversion and leisure motivation in Taiwanese fitness center members was examined. A systematic sampling (one out of ten entering the fitness center) produced 424 usable questionnaires for the final data analysis....