Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 1, February

An Analysis of Personality Traits of Chinese Military Medical Peacekeepers in Lebanon
Psychological selection and intervention is becoming more important as China increasingly participates in international peacekeeping operations. Both rational psychological selection and effective psychological intervention are key strategies to reduce...
Anxiety of University Students in Taiwan about the General English Proficiency Test
In 1999, the Ministry of Education in Taiwan began to advocate the idea that people are "never too old to learn", and encouraged people to learn English as soon as possible. Hence, the Language Training and Testing Center (LTTC) was assigned the task...
Brands and Consumer Behavior
Intensely competitive markets are filled with numerous commodities with high homogeneity. The critical issue faced by most companies operating in these markets is how to maintain long-term competitive advantage. Price-down composition may bring in...
Buying an Automobile in China: How Customer Satisfaction Is Linked to Perceived Subjective Well-Being
The study of people's perceived subjective well-being has gained ground recently in the domains of sociology and psychology. In many countries in the European Union, in Australia, and in other countries, surveys of subjective well-being have been conducted...
Coping Styles and Self-Esteem as Mediators of the Perfectionism-Depression Relationship among Chinese Undergraduates
Over the past 15 years, theoretical perfectionism researchers have made great progress in understanding the constructs, correlates, and consequences of perfectionism (Enns & Cox, 2002). A number of these researchers have addressed the adaptive...
Editorial Introduction from Founding Editor, Robert A. C. (Bob) Stewart, PhD
"Looking forward to our 40th year of publication" Founded in 1973, Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal has weathered its infancy, childhood, adolescence, and younger adulthood. Now in its prime, the future holds the promise...
Factors Influencing Intention to Forward Short Internet Videos
Since the establishment of online social networks, interpersonal short video forwarding has become one of the most popular activities of Internet users. Video-sharing websites, such as YouTube and Facebook, have, therefore, been among the fastest growing...
Observed Support Provision in Couples: The Influence of Biological Sex and Gender Identity
In the widely accepted marital support gap hypothesis it is stated that, compared to men, women receive less support from their spouses, and that the support they do receive is less helpful than what they provide to their husbands (Belle, 1982). However,...
Political Orientation and Images of the United States in Italy
Political scientists have applied image theory to explain and predict international relations (see e.g., Boulding, 1956; Herrmann, 1985). Images are representations which stem from the perceived relationships between two nations, and serve both to...
Priming Emotion Concepts and Helping Behavior: How Unlived Emotions Can Influence Action
Empirical evidence regarding the consequences of affective states is devoted mainly to positive versus negative affect. Affect refers to: (a) moods, that is, diffuse and enduring states that have no salient cause, and (b) discrete emotions, that is,...
Social Support as a Moderator of Acculturative Stress among Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Austria's geographical position in central Europe has resulted in a history of hosting and granting protection to refugees and displaced persons, dating from the era following the second World War. The total number of asylum applications has been unstable,...
The Relationship between Ethnocentric Attitudes and Avoidance Behavior among Belgian Students
The relationship between attitudinal measures and actual behavior has been an important topic of research in social psychology and social sciences for decades, especially in research on prejudice. As early as 1934 LaPiere demonstrated that attitudes...
The Relationships among Recruitment Channels, Understanding of Prospective Job, Job Performance, and Turnover Intention among Taiwanese Kindergarten Teachers
Taiwan's declining birthrate has affected the country's educational system, and kindergarten operators--who often face high turnover rates (Chen, 2009; Chien, Liaw, Lin, & Lin, 1995)--hope to recruit high-quality teachers who will have higher performance...
Transformational Leadership and Taiwanese Public Relations Practitioners' Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment
The public relations (PR) industry has grown and developed rapidly in Taiwan since 1987. According to a report from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (2009), the number of registered PR firms increased from 6 to 254 during a 20-year period (1987-2008)....
Validation of the Empathy Quotient-Short Form among Chinese Healthcare Professionals
In nursing research, empathy is identified as an essential professional quality for nurses and nursing students (Hope-Stone & Mills, 2001; Kalisch, 1971). Previous researchers found that nurse-expressed empathy correlated positively with patient-perceived...
"What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up?" Occupational Aspirations of Taiwanese Preschool Children
Children are often asked "What do you want to do when you grow up?" In Taiwan, children in elementary school are frequently asked to write about their "dream" for the future. Questions and assignments prompt constant consideration about future occupations...
When and How Employees Learn: The Effect of Task Conflict on Learning Behavior
Organizations encourage employees to adopt positive learning behavior to survive the sometimes intense competition in a rapidly changing business environment (Arygris & Schon, 1978). Despite a vast amount of research on this topic, there have been...