Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, 2005

An Investigation of Individual and Contextual Factors Influencing Training Variables
This study represents an investigation of modeling training motivation and learning from both individual and contextual perspectives. Participants were 250 undergraduate business students who entered a remedial training class as a result of their failure...
Assessing the Quality of Students' Ratings of Faculty Members at Mu'tah University
Students are not used as raters to evaluate or judge faculty members' academic performance in some universities because of the lack of trust. This study examined the extent to which students can give consistent and reliable ratings. Nineteen graduate...
Attitudes and Beliefs about Death and Dying Held by Black South African University Students
Using the Lester Attitude Towards Death Scale (LATDS), a study was conducted on a convenience sample of 179 Black South African university students to investigate their attitudes towards, and beliefs about, death and dying. It was found that overall...
Construction of a New Scale: The Reysen Likability Scale
While much is known about the concept of likability, a single encompassing tool to measure likability has yet to be created. The Reysen Likability Scale measures the degree of likability for a target source. Using the current scale, a total of 150 participants...
Effect of Experimenter Attire and Sex on Participant Productivity
The experimental environment is complex and many subtle variables can influence the research findings. We investigated whether the sex of experimenter, the formality of experimenter attire, and the sex of participant affected respondents' productivity...
Personality Traits and Coping Styles as Mediators in Risky Sexual Behavior: A Comparison of Male and Female Undergraduate Students
The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which differences in risky sexual behavior (RSB) between males and females is mediated by their personality traits and coping styles. Participants were 180 first-year undergraduate students who were...
Reconstructing the Past and Attributing the Responsibility for the Holocaust
Since the beginning of the new Federal Republic of Germany, foreigners have evaluated much of the political and social cultures of Germany in accordance with their interpretations of the Nazi past. The former German Democratic Republic's identification...
Social Concerns and Willingness to Support Charities
The market for charitable donations has its own functional systems. Well-known charities prevail by seeking donations and the competition can be intense. This study examines the factors affecting consumers' concerns about charitable donations and willingness...
Willpower and Perceived Behavioral Control: Influences on the Intention-Behavior Relationship and Postbehavior Attributions
Individual differences in willpower (a subdimension of conscientiousness) and perceived behavioral control (PBC: cognition regarding extent of control over an action; Ajzen, 1985) in the intention-behavior relationship were explored to better understand...