Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 8, September

Does Women's Attitudinal State Body Image Improve after One Session of Posture Correction Exercises?
Body image (BI) can be considered a multifaceted construct that refers to the body's picture built by the individual and referring especially to his/her appearance (Cash & Pruzinsky, 2002). It is possible to distinguish two main components of this...
Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Exhaustion, and Job Performance
It has been established that the emotions an employee experiences in their organization affect his/her psychological and physical health, and also that employee's attitude towards duties, the organization, and work-related accomplishments (Grandey,...
Gender and Treatment Comparisons in a Cohort of Patients with Psychiatric Diagnoses
In 2000, after some development work, a network was established between primarily psychiatrists and other caregivers in clinical practice in western Sweden with the purpose of using a method named Quality Star [in Swedish: Kvalitetsstjarnan] (Erdner...
Rural to Urban Migration: Evidence of I-Lan County Residents
Classical theories developed by researchers such as Adam Smith and Karl Marx outline a model of migration based on economic push and pull factors. Push factors include lack of access to land, lack of employment and under-employment, low wages, underutilized...
Self-Regulation of Elite Athletes in China
The performance of athletes in competitive sports depends on their athletic skills and psychological state. High-level competition usually provides a unique competitive environment, for example, the world's focus on the Olympic Games results in increased...
Service Quality, Relationship Quality, and Customer Loyalty in Taiwanese Internet Banks
Traditional banks have faced the threat of bankruptcy because of the trend towards free trade in an increasing number of financial institutions. Numerous branches of foreign banks have set up operations in Taiwan since it became part of the World Trade...
Teachers as Role Models for Students' Learning Styles
According to social learning theory (Bandura, 1977, 1986), human behavior is transmitted largely through exposure to role models, that is, modeling phenomena. Teachers identified by students as models in an educational context may play a particularly...
The Big Five Personality Traits and Risky Sport Participation
Previous attempts to identify relationships between generally risky behavior, participation in risky sports, and personality factors have been focused on sensation seeking (SS), which is defined as "the need for varied, novel, and complex sensations...
The Customer's Perspective on Waiting Time in Electronic Marketing
Electronic markets are marketplaces where sellers offer their products and services electronically and buyers search for information, identify what they want, and place orders using a credit card or other means of electronic payment. Unlike traditional...
The Effect of a Family-Based Intervention Model on Internet-Addicted Chinese Adolescents
The Internet has become an important tool in everyday life. As an essential media channel, it is routinely used for personal communication, academic research, information exchange, and entertainment (Davis, Flett, & Besser, 2002). Data from the...
The Ideal Primary School Teacher
Education is needed for the development of societies, and teachers are significant elements of an education system. Kavcar (1999) emphasized that teachers are crucial to the education system and only qualified teachers can provide good and effective...
Use of Message Framing and Color in Vaccine Information to Increase Willingness to Be Vaccinated
Cases of H1N1 influenza were first reported in April of 2009 and it was declared to be a pandemic within six weeks. By July 2010, approximately 18,500 people had died from the disease (WHO, 2010). In Taiwan, cases continued to be reported in 2010,...
When Financial Information Meets Religion: Charitable-Giving Behavior in Taiwan
Taiwanese society has many nonprofit charitable organizations (NPCO) that deliver a wide range of humanitarian services to residents. These NPCO rely mainly on the generosity of the public to fund their services. As a government incentive to encourage...