Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 5, June

An Application of Belief-Importance Theory with Reference to the Big Five and Trait Emotional Intelligence
According to belief-importance (belimp) theory personality traits confer on individuals a propensity to perceive convergences and divergences between their belief that they can attain goals and the importance that they place on these goals (see also...
An Exploration of Subsitutues for Leadership: Problems and Prospects
More than 25 years ago, Kerr and Jermier (1978) introduced the important concept of substitutes for leadership when they questioned the assumption present in nearly all leadership theories that, regardless of style, some form of leadership always has...
An Investigation of Nursing News in Turkish Daily Newspapers
Nursing is a professional discipline which focuses on health, includes purposeful activities, and can be regarded as a communication-interaction process with patients. An evaluation of this communication-interaction process between patients and nurses...
Early Adolescent Players' Playfulness and Psychological Needs in Online Games
Online games are among the fastest growing forms of human recreation (Ryan, Rigby, & Przybylski, 2006) and Taiwan has become the second largest online game-playing market in the world (Tu, Chen, Wang, & Lin, 2007). Online game playing now represents...
Emotional Stroop Interfence for Depression-Related Stimuli in a United Arab Emirates Student Population
The existence of mood-congruent information processing biases has received widespread experimental support (Bentall, 1995; Gotlib et al., 2004; Watkins, Mathews, Williamson, & Fuller, 1997, Williams, Watts, MacLeod, & Mathews, 1997). Furthermore,...
Exploring the Relationship between Customer-Related Measures and Shareholder Value
In recent years, studies of customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, and customer lifetime value (CLV) have developed into a significant area of research in the field of management accounting and these indices or factors are often used to evaluate...
Factors Motivating Sports Broadcast Viewership with Fan Identification as a Mediator
Television viewers in the 21st century are able to enjoy live broadcasts from all over the world instead of being limited purely to local programs. Therefore, psychological factors affecting people's viewing behaviors and choices from among various...
Person-Organization Fit, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover Intention: An Empirical Study in the Chinese Public Sector
Person-organization (P-O) fit is a popular theme in the fields of organizational behavior and personnel management. Because P-O fit significantly affects employees' turnover intention, working attitude, organizational citizen behavior, ethical behavior,...
The Development and Validity Analysis of a Self-Learning Ability Questionnaire for Management Cadets
People can acquire self-learning ability in order to gain knowledge and use it for creation and innovation (Zimmerman, 2002). Self-learning ability is a very important psychological function which includes the ability to select learning content, obtain...
The Effectiveness of a Psychoeducational Group Program with Inpatients Being Treated for Chronic Mental Illness
Chronic mental diseases are characterized by complete and partial remissions and patients with chronic mental diseases are repeatedly hospitalized each time symptoms of their diseases are exacerbated (Gournay, 1999; Herz et al., 2000; Stevens &...
The Influences of Environmental Uncertainty on Corporate Green Behavior: An Empirical Study with Small and Medium-Size Enterprises
Growing interest is apparent in analyzing corporate green behavior. Many researchers have proposed various explanations as to what factors influence firms' green behavior. The external environment in which a company conducts its business is an important...
The Relationship between Personality Traits and Online Shopping Motivations
With the rapid development of electronic commerce, the Internet has become a major shopping vehicle. Various motivations are important in determining consumers' willingness to shop online (To, Liao, & Lin, 2007). Previous researchers have found...
The Role of Sociocognitive Mediators in the Beliefs-Intentions Relationship: Snacking Behavior
The theory of planned behavior (TPB; Ajzen, 1991) is one of the psychological models of health decision making that was developed from the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA; Fishbein, 2008). The assumption in this model is that an individual's intention...
Understanding Online Traders' Behavior: An Example from Common Stock Investment in Taiwan
Online trading originally prospered in America, especially with Ameritrade being the pioneer and more and more securities companies then becoming involved in this market. Prior to the online trading phenomenon, the US securities market was dominated...
When Guilt Leads to Other Orientation and Shame Leads to Egocentric Self-Focus: Effects of Differential Priming of Negative Affects on Perspective Taking
Extant studies on the influence of affective states on decision-making processes have shown that different affects (even for the same negative moods) are likely to exert noticeably different impacts on individuals' information processing and decision...