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Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 8, September

A Model of Factors Moderating the Relationship between New Product Development and Company Performance
In 2003, Apple introduced the iPod with iTunes storage facility, revolutionizing portable entertainment, creating a new market, and transforming the company. In just three years, the iPod/iTunes combination became a nearly $10 billion product, accounting...
Automatic Thoughts as Predictors of Turkish University Students' State Anxiety
Anxiety involves such affective elements as sadness, discomfort, fear, failure, perceived incapability, uncertainty, expectations of negative outcome, and expectations of being negatively judged by others. There can also be a range of physical symptoms...
Contingent Impression Management in Sexual Disclosure by Older Adolescents Corresponding in Cyberspace: The Role of Gender Dyads
Human sexuality on the Internet is a growing area of research within the social sciences (Cooper, 1998; Cooper, Scherer, Boies, & Gordon, 1999), and recently empirical data have been gathered in studies about online sexual activity (OSA). To date,...
Dyslexia, a Deficit or a Difference: Comparing the Creativity and Memory Skills of Dyslexic and Nondyslexic Students in Iran
Dyslexia, a condition associated with reading/writing in many children and adults, is considered by most (e.g., Bahamin, 2002; Faryar & Rakhshan, 2000; Silver & Hagin, 2002) to be a deficit in cognitive processes involved in reading and learning...
English Language Learning and Teaching Styles in Two Turkish Primary Schools
The importance of acquiring competence in foreign languages and especially that of the English language at an early age was recognized by the 55th Turkish Government. Under the leadership of this government the Turkish Ministry of National Education...
Jordanian Parental Efficacy about the Reduction of Adolescent Behavior Problems
Adolescence is a period of transition in which children become adults. There are biological changes accompanied by a physical growth spurt, a change in bodily proportions, and the attainment of sexual maturity. The changes in the bodies of children...
Leadership in Virtual Teams: A Comparison of Transformational and Transactional Leaders
In the last few years, researchers of the role of leadership in virtual contexts have tried to answer several questions aimed for the most part at analyzing the roles assumed by leaders in Computer Mediated Groups, the ways in which their behavior...
Personality Implications of Adaption-Innovation: IV. Cognitive Style as a Predictor of Marital Success
Two opposing views have long dominated research into the role of personality characteristics in successful mate selection: (1) similarity, i.e., "birds of a feather flock together," and (2) complementarity, i.e., "opposites attract." In a test of the...
Predicting Stress in Male and Female Psychiatric Patients and Healthy Volunteers
Self-reported affective personality data concerning stress have been found to be associated with affective state (Watson, Pennebaker, & Folger, 1987) and both positive affect (PA) and negative affect (NA; Clark & Watson, 1988), although these...
Revisiting the Scale of the Moral Entrepreneurial Personality in China
METHOD Data were collected in two phases. Respondents in the first phase survey (45.2% response rate) were 144 top managers (48 women and 96 men) with a mean age of 43.2 years, from corporations in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Hubei, and Liaoning....
School Satisfaction among Chinese Mainland Adolescents
School plays an important role in the psychosocial and psychoeducational development of children. However, subjective appraisals of young people's school experiences have largely been neglected (e.g., Baker et al., 2001; Phillips, 1993). As Epstein...
Second Language Learning Success and Motivation
Gardner and Lambert (1972) argued that second language learners' feelings about a foreign language and its cultural values and living styles (attitudes) and their individual reasons for learning the language (motivation) are related to overall learning...
Susceptibility to Interpersonal Influence: A Study in Turkey
Interpersonal processes are dependent upon an individual attending to and acting upon the beliefs, thoughts, and expectations of others. The influence that others have on individual decisions is often due to a person's concern or caring about others'...
The Barriers to Career Advancement of Female Teachers in Turkey and Their Levels of Burnout
This study was designed to determine whether career barriers faced by female teachers working in Turkish elementary schools predict their levels of burnout. Although the numbers of male and female teachers are approximately equal, the number of male...
The Influence of Transformational Leadership on Workplace Relationships and Job Performance
Transformational leadership theory has emerged as one of the most popular approaches to understanding leader effectiveness in the past two decades (Piccolo & Colquitt, 2006). Indeed, the positive association between transformational leadership...
The Use of Screening for Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer in Ankara
Cancer, the umbrella term that is used for a number of different diseases affecting body organs and systems, has become the leading cause of mortality and morbidity all around the world (Akin, 2002). Cancer is the second most common cause of death...