Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 3, April

A Psychological Model of Entrepreneurial Decision Making
Entrepreneurial decision making refers to the choices made by entrepreneurs when faced with entrepreneurial opportunities. It has the attributes of conventional decision making, such as risk, process, and irreversibility. However, implicit in entrepreneurial...
Attachment and Social Behaviors in the Period of Transition from Preschool to First Grade
From early childhood, the school setting is the major extrafamilial environment to which children are exposed (Cicchetti & Cohen, 2006). The early primary school years have been regarded as critical for success in school and it is considered that...
Child Acceptance-Rejection Behaviors of Lower and Upper Socioeconomic Status Mothers
The early childhood period is critical to the formation and shaping of a child's personality and to the development of self-respect (Darling, 1999). A positive interaction between children and parents during this period forms the foundation for later...
Cyber Relationship Motives: Scale Development and Validation
The Internet is currently a popular medium through which to develop interpersonal relationships. Making friends seems to be one of the main activities in which individuals engage when they use the Internet (Katz & Rice, 2009). In previous studies...
How Financial Attitudes and Practices Influence the Impulsive Buying Behavior of College and University Students
The concept of impulsive buying behavior has received much attention in recent years. It has been described as less deliberate and more arousing, unintended, and irresistible when compared to planned buying behavior (Rook & Fisher, 1995). Marketers...
Internet Gambling: A School-Based Survey among Macau Students
The first Internet gambling site was developed in 1995. Today, more than 2,000 gambling sites are competing with each other (American Gaming Association, 2009). As the number of sites proliferates worldwide, the potential for problematic online gambling...
Modeling Patient Perceptions of Service Recovery: The Effects of Perceived Fairness on Health Center Repatronage
Health centers are the most basic public health nonprofit organizations in Taiwan. They not only cover basic-level health and medical care, but also serve as frontline health institutions for the general public. Being responsible for preventive health...
Physiological Inequalities Do Not Result in Psychological Inequalities in Vision Field: Evidence from a Test of Visual Selective Attention
Conscious perception of the visual world depends on neural activity at all levels of the visual system from the retina to regions of the parietal and frontal cortex. But optical properties of the neural structure of the retina are the first considerable...
Reliability and Validity of the Chinese Version of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4+: A Study with Chinese College Students
Personality disorder is a common mental disease which seriously influences the social functions and life quality of patients, and brings heavy burdens to their families and society as well. Personality disorder also relates closely to other mental...
Self-Esteem, Occupational Self-Esteem, and Epistemological Beliefs of Turkish University Students
Cummins and Nistico (2002) argued that self-esteem is crucial for individuals' life satisfaction. Accordingly, self-esteem can be regarded as one of the main factors that affect life satisfaction. Individuals who have high levels of self-esteem are...
Sensorimotor Therapy: Physical and Psychological Regressions Contribute to an Improved Kinesthetic and Vestibular Capacity in Children and Adolescents with Motor Difficulties and Concentration Problems
Sensorimotor training can be conducted for different purposes and in several different ways (McPhillips, Hepper, & Mulhem, 2000; Pless, 2001). The purpose of therapy according to the method Retraining for Balance (Niklasson, Niklasson, & Bergstrom,...
The Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Stuttering
Communication was defined as follows by Sillars (1995); to deliver, receive, or alter the information, opinion, or thought through written, audio, or visual instruments, or by using these all together so that the material that is desired to be put...
The Perception of Menarche and Menstruation among Turkish Married Women: Attitudes, Experiences, and Behaviors
Because it is a physiological process that signals the start of fertility, menstruation is considered as a formal borderline between girlhood and womanhood in many cultures (Dhingra, Manhas, Kohli, & Mushtaq, 2007). Menstruation can also be regarded...
User Acceptance of Mobile Internet Based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology: Investigating the Determinants and Gender Differences
Mobile Internet (m-Internet) refers to accessing wireless Internet anytime and anywhere via palm-sized mobile devices including mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and smart phones. With the rapid growth of demand for mobile phones,...