Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 5, 2008

An Empirical Study of the Effect of Conscientiousness on Leisure Satisfaction When Playing Online Games
Online games have been growing at a rapid pace with continual advances in new internet technologies. A robust literature review revealed that few empirical studies have been conducted on the behavior of online game players. In this study the relationship...
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A Two-Factor Model of Achievement Motivation
Keywords: achievement motivation, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation.Cassidy and Lynn (1989) synthesized an achievement motivation measure based on earlier scales. Their final measure assessed seven facets of motivation: Acquisitiveness for material...
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome among Nurses and Healthcare Workers in a Research Hospital in Turkey
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) among nurses and healthcare workers was evaluated via a questionnaire examining CFS, sociodemographic factors, lifestyle, work capacity and education. The criteria of the Centers for Disease Control were applied. One hundred...
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Confounding Variables within "Referral Controls" for Children with Histories of Sexual Stimulation by Adults: Implications for Erroneous Attributions from "Childhood Sexual Abuse"
Verbal and performance scores from a standardized intelligence battery for age-matched children from four groups (n = 67) were compared to discern if the depressed scores for verbal intelligence displayed by children with histories of verified sexual...
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Developmental Stability of Perceived Physical Attractiveness from Infancy to Young Adulthood
Keywords: physical attractiveness, attractiveness rating, perception of attractiveness, attractiveness and social interaction.We predicted that physical attractiveness ratings of individuals at birth, 6, 12, and 18 years of age would be relatively stable...
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Differences between Smokers and Nonsmokers in Morningness-Eveningness
Some factors influencing smoking habits have been identified, but chronotype or the misalignment of social and biological time has rarely been examined. In this study, chronotype was examined and it was found that on average, smokers consumed more coffee,...
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Effect of Framing on Risky Choice: One Case Study in China
The effect of framing on Chinese undergraduates was explored using Tversky and Kahneman's (1981) well-known Asian Disease Problem. Participants were divided into three groups with different formats: positive, negative, and balanced format, respectively....
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Effect of Health Promotion Education on Presence of Positive Health Behaviors, Level of Anxiety and Self-Concept
This experimental study was aimed at examining the effect of health promotion education on the presence of healthy behaviors, self-concept and level of anxiety in primary-school-age children. A total of 120 students were given one lesson a week for 10...
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Investigation of Turkish Trainee Teachers' Epistemological Beliefs
The aim of this study was to determine Turkish trainee teachers' epistemological beliefs and to examine them with respect to some variables. The study group was composed of 331 Turkish trainee teachers studying at Dumlupinar University Education Faculty....
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Passion for Online Shopping: The Influence of Personality and Compulsive Buying
In this study the relationships among personality traits, harmonious passion, obsessive passion, compulsive buying behavior, and online shopping dependency are examined. An empirical survey of 403 student respondents from a Taiwanese university was conducted....
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Relationships between Burnout, Sources of Social Support and Sociodemographic Variables
The relationship of burnout and sources of social support among Turkish school counselors was investigated, and the influences of some sociodemographic variables on burnout were examined. Participants were 214 school counselors who were given the Maslach...
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Some Educational Sources of Anxiety in Kyrgyz Youth
The purpose of this survey was to determine the level of anxiety that exists in Kyrgyz youth during the years of their schooling. Data were collected from a questionnaire answered by 711 Bishkek students who were in their first year of study at university....
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Spanish Adaptation and Analysis by Structural Equation Modeling of an Instrument for Monitoring Overtraining: The Recovery-Stress Questionnaire (Restq-Sport)
This study was aimed at examining the psychometric properties of a Spanish version of the Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes (RESTQ-Sport; Kellmann & Kallus, 2000), and determining relationships between specific and overall dimensions of...
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The Effect of Emotional State on Waiting in Decision Making
Previous research has indicated that many people often take extra time to consider existing information. They do so possibly in order to acquire more information, or even to "wait" in the hope that new information may be forthcoming before they make...
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The Impact of Behavioral Pitfalls on Investors' Decisions: The Disposition Effect in the Taiwanese Warrant Market
Investors in the Taiwanese warrant markets were investigated to examine the existence of the disposition effect to sell winners too early and hold losers too long. Empirical results indicate that: first, both the disposition effect and house money effect...
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