Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 2, March

Contrasting Tactics in Deceptive Impression Management
Deception is frequently used when people are motivated to manipulate their impressions of themselves and other individuals. For example, Feldman, Forrest, and Happ (2002) found that people told an average of 1.75 lies during a 10-minute period when...
Coping with Intercultural Transactions in Multicultural Societies
According to the United Nations' 2002 report, the number of people living outside their own country has reached 185 million, indicating that one of every 10 persons in the developed countries is a migrant (cited in Hong, Wan, No, & Chiu, 2007)....
Cultural Influences on Moral Reasoning Capacities of Purchasing Managers: A Comparison across the Taiwan Strait
Considerable attention has been paid to investigating purchasing ethics issues (e.g., Handfield & Baumer, 2006); however, there have been few attempts to explore the moral reasoning of purchasing managers. An individual's moral reasoning capacity...
Depressive Symptom Profile of Turkish Students Experiencing Back Pain
In a study conducted with university students, Sherer (1985) pointed out that one of the most significant psychological disorders which threaten this group is depression. In other research, results were obtained that showed positive social, psychological,...
Direct and Indirect Effects of Personality Traits on Leisure Satisfaction: Evidence from a National Probability Sample in Taiwan
We aimed to examine both direct and indirect effects of personality traits on leisure satisfaction in a national sample of Taiwanese adults. Data came from the 2007 Taiwan Social Change Survey (TSCS), which is the largest nationwide social survey in...
Emotional Intelligence and Psychological Skills Use among Athletes
The potentially influential role of emotions on athletic performance has generated a great deal of interest amongst practitioners and researchers concerning those factors that help athletes develop emotional control techniques (see Jones, 2003). In...
Linking the Big Five Personality Constructs to Organizational Justice
Over the past three decades, organizational justice has become a frequently studied concept in organizational psychology. This is largely because researchers have demonstrated that organizational justice is related to various important organizational...
Neuroticism, Extraversion, Emotion Regulation, Negative Affect and Positive Affect: The Mediating Roles of Reappraisal and Suppression
The associations between extraversion and positive affect and between neuroticism and negative affect are well documented (e.g., Diener, Oishi, & Lucas, 2003). However, it is still unclear why the extraversion-positive affect and neuroticism-negative...
Personality, Intelligence, and Longevity: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Which individual difference variables predict longevity? Friedman et al. (1993) discovered that childhood conscientiousness predicted longevity. Friedman et al. (1995) found that lifestyle differences between those low and high in conscientiousness...
Public Recognition of Major Works in Psychology: Rise and Fall over Time
Are the most prominent publications in psychology, as shown by citation counts, still cited frequently as time passes? One hypothesis is that important contributions can only gain in recognition over time, so that citations will climb steadily over...
Relationships of Personality and Lifestyle with Mobile Phone Dependence among Female Nursing Students
Mobile phones rapidly came into widespread use in Japan in the mid-1990s and have since become an established part of daily life. In March 2007, there were 96.72 million in use, which translates to a penetration rate of about 74% (Ministry of Internal...
The Breadth-Based Adjective Rating Task as an Indirect Measure of Consumer Attitudes
Consumer researchers have sought the development of indirect measures of consumer attitudes in order to illuminate aspects of consumer behavior that otherwise might be difficult to study (Haire, 1950). However, relatively limited attention has been...
The Impacts of Superior Politics on Frontline Employees' Behavioral and Psychological Outcomes
In today's competitive environment, the effective management of frontline employees' attitudes and behaviors is highlighted as one of the key success factors in hospitality organizations. According to Rogers, Clow, and Kash (1994), it is very difficult...
The Moderating Effect of Self-Efficacy on the Antecedents of Online Satisfaction with an Electronic Document Exchange System
The global acceptance of electronic commerce and the progress made in information and communication technology (ICT) have had a great impact on the development of electronic government (e-Government). In Taiwan, the e-Government program was initiated...
The Relationship between Bureaucracy and Workplace Friendship
Workplace friendship is defined as informal and person-related interactions in a workplace setting (Berman, West, & Richter, 2002). Workplace friendship has positive functions, such as support and information sharing (Kram & Isabella, 1985),...
The Relationships among Coping Styles, Personality Traits and Mental Health of Chinese Medical Students
The relationships among coping styles, personality traits and mental health of medical school students have been discussed in numerous previous studies (Dyrbye, Thomas, & Shanafelt, 2005; Hojat, Gonnella, Erdmann, & Vogel, 2003; Park &...
Validation of the Physical Education Teachers' Physical Activity Self-Efficacy Scale with a Turkish Sample
For many years, physical educators focused their attention on physical fitness. More recently, their attention has changed to encouraging physical activity (Morrow & Jackson, 1999). Physical activity during the school day has the potential to develop...