Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 7, 2010

Chinese Employees' Work Values and Turnover Intentions in Multinational Companies: The Mediating Effect of Pay Satisfaction
In this study the aim was to ascertain the effects of work values on pay satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intention in a Chinese context. Pay satisfaction and work values were employed as determinants of organizational commitment...
Earnings Management Types and Motivation: A Study in Taiwan
A real activity manipulation model was applied to analyze the earning management behaviors of companies. Cluster analysis was conducted to explore types of earnings management behavior and the relationships were examined between different types of earnings...
Examining Psychosocial Impacts on Academic Performance
The researchers aimed to extend the current understanding of the relationships between the psychological and sociological variables by examining how the combined, integrated set of these two theories is related to the academic achievement of full-time...
Gratitude for, and Regret toward, Nature: Relationships to Proenvironmental Intent of University Students from Japan
With university students from Japan as participants, the current study was undertaken to examine the hypothesis that gratitude for and/or regret toward nature positively relate to proenvironmental intent. On the basis of preliminary studies, we constructed...
Implicit Positive Emotion Counteracts Ego Depletion
Previous researchers have shown that individual acts of self-regulation deplete individual psychological resources, resulting in poor subsequent self-regulation and ego depletion. It has also been shown that to counteract ego depletion, besides getting...
Local Political Trust: The Antecedents and Effects on Earthquake Victims' Choice for Allocation of Resources
We empirically investigated the antecedents and effects of local political trust. The survey data (N = 424) were collected during postearthquake rehabilitation and reconstruction in China's Sichuan province in 2008. Findings indicate that local political...
Multidimensionality and Hierarchical Structure of the English Vocabulary Learning Attitude Scale
The purpose of this study was to fill the gap in the existing literature by validating a hierarchical and 3-component model of attitude in a foreign language learning context. An alternative 1 -factor model was also proposed based on the discussion of...
Performance Evaluation Criteria for Personal Trainers: An Analytical Hierarchy Process Approach
Not only are personal trainers the face of the personal fitness industry, they also generate a significant portion of revenue in this multi-billion dollar business. It is therefore essential to produce the best possible personnel. In order to assist...
Reader Participation in the E-News Service in Taiwan
In the e-news service field, participation as well as involvement has been well-studied by researchers investigating Western cultures but in countries with emerging economies these topics have not received the same degree of attention. In this study...
The Impact of Guilt on Mimicry Behavior
In the experiment we conducted, participants were separated into guilt or not guilt conditions, with guilt induced by causing participants to feel that they were responsible for something wrong that occurred to a confederate. A few minutes later, the...
The Mediating Effects of Team Efficacy on the Relationship between a Transactive Memory System and Team Performance
Many researchers have shown that a transactive memory system (TMS) improves a team's performance. However, the relationship between TMS and team performance remains unexplored. In this longitudinal study of team efficacy, with 31 course teams, the results...
The Relationships among Employees' Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and the Organizational Performance of Hamadan Urban Health Centers
The purpose in this study was to determine the levels of employees' job stress and job satisfaction in urban health centers in Hamadan, Iran, and the relationship of these levels to the organizational performance. Employees' stress levels were assessed...
Turkish and Finnish Trainee Elementary Teachers' Beliefs about the Teaching Styles of University Teaching Staff
The aim in this study was to identify the beliefs of Turkish and Finnish elementary trainee teachers about the teaching styles of university teaching staff; in particular, in terms of the teachers' sociolinguistic and textual competence and significant...