Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 10, November

Attitudes and Motivations of Students Taking Professional Certificate Examinations
Obtaining professional certificates has become a trend in business schools and the business community in Taiwan. There are several organizations that award relevant professional certificates, for example, courses of study are available through the...
Avoiding Internet Addiction When Integrating Digital Games into Teaching
With recent advances in technology, multimedia computers have become a common feature in the home. The entertainment and immersive qualities characteristic of computer games can be addictive for those who play them. With the advancement of the Internet,...
Clothing Color Preferences of Boys and Girls Aged between Six and Nine
Owing to increasing competition and a surfeit of products, it is becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to reach consumers, and the criteria that dictate consumers' preferences have become an important subject of analysis. Indeed, important...
Effects of Audience Response Systems on Student Achievement and Long-Term Retention
Audience response systems (ARS) are a tool used to create interactive and effective instruction in classrooms (Caldwell, 2007). ARS allow students to respond to a question by pressing a button on an individual response keypad, known as a clicker. Answers...
Effects of Stress Caused by the Public Personnel Selection Examination on the Performance of Physical Education and Other Teacher Trainees in Turkey
Hans Selye (1956), the originator of the concept of stress, defined stress as the common reaction of an organism to every kind of change (Rosch, 1986). According to Selye's broad definition, stress is the common reaction of a body to every kind of...
Job Satisfaction among Academic Staff in Fisheries Faculties at Turkish Universities
Job satisfaction is an attitude developed by an individual towards the job and job conditions (Luthans, 1994). It is also a personal evaluation of job conditions (e.g., the job itself, attitude of the administrator) or the results (e.g., pay, job security)...
Korean Adolescent Girls' Addictive Use of Mobile Phones to Maintain Interpersonal Solidarity
In May 2010, there were 49,464,930 mobile phone users in Korea, which means that 100% of the economically active population has a mobile phone. Among these users, over 90% of teenagers appeared to have mobile phones (Ministry of Public Administration...
Lacking Control: Situation Valence, Effects of Perceived Control, and Illusory Pattern Perception
Lacking control is often associated with fear, depression, or withdrawal behavior. It is natural for individuals to attempt to reestablish control when their sense of control fades (Brehm, 1966). When an individual experiences this state, that individual...
Prosocial Personality Traits and Adaptation to Stress
The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a key neuroendocrine stress pathway and its principal end product, cortisol, is influenced by genetic, metabolic, and psychological processes (Susman, 1998). Basal cortisol secretion has a typical diurnal...
Regional Differences in Customer Satisfaction in China
As industries and firms face greater competition, increased attention is being focused on customer satisfaction. One of the important issues in customer satisfaction is the comparison of customer satisfaction across different economic entities (Johnson...
Social Self-Efficacy of Adolescents Who Participate in Individual and Team Sports
Sport is now considered one of the social activities most likely to improve quality of life. Sports participation has a positive influence on a child's physical and emotional development, because it is easier for children to adapt to their physical...
The Influence of Parental Marital Commitment on the Identity Formation of Japanese University Students
Since Erikson (1950) presented identity formation as a psychosocial developmental task in adolescence, a remarkable number of identity studies have been conducted. The context of family relationships has a great deal of influence on identity formation...
The Influence of Service Quality on Gamer Loyalty in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games
Online gaming has become one of the most profitable online businesses with a large market potential (Chen, Huang, Huang, & Lei, 2006). However, as in any other market with great opportunities, online game companies face fierce competition. One...
The Interactive Effects of Relationship Conflict, Reward, and Reputation on Knowledge Sharing
Knowledge sharing (KS) to sharpen organizational competitive advantage is largely encouraged in many organizations (Kearns & Lederer, 2003), and has received considerable attention in the academic field. One of the most pivotal issues that concern...
The Predictive Relationship between Emotion Management Skills and Internet Addiction
The rapid increase in Internet use in recent years has resulted in both benefits and disadvantages and an associated increase in the number of studies in which negative use of the Internet was investigated. As a result of these studies, Internet addiction...
The Relationship between Virtues and Personality Traits of Chinese College Students
The word virtue comes from the Latin virtus and the Greek concept [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] arete, both of which mean moral excellence. Virtue is a quality of character by which individuals habitually recognize and do the right thing, and,...