Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 8, September

Alienation Matters: Validity and Utility of Etzioni's Theory of Commitment in Explaining Prosocial Organizational Behavior
Questions regarding how and why individuals relate psychologically to their work organizations, and the ways in which this influences their workplace behavior, are perennial topics in organizational research. Indeed, a prolific body of literature has...
Body Satisfaction and Overall Mood: Effects of Race in Exercisers with Obesity
With current standards of thinness, those woman in the one-third of the US population with obesity (body mass index, BMI > 30 kg/[m.sup.2]) may have a low level of satisfaction with their bodies (Rosen, 2002). Although obesity and a poor body image...
Cross-Cultural Personality Assessment: The Revised NEO Personality Inventory in China
In this research, the reliability of a new Mandarin Chinese version of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R; Costa & McCrae, 1992) was examined in relation to a population from the People's Republic of China. The NEO-PI-R is the most...
Do Government Officials Decide More Rationally Than the Rest of Us?
People seem to maximize pleasure rather than rationality in their decision making, even when they are told to decide rationally. In previous studies, this has been shown for decisions in such areas as grammar, mathematics, aggressiveness, and ethics...
Exploring Sun Avoidant Attitudes and Behaviors in the United Arab Emirates
Vitamin D (VTD) which can be synthesized in the skin after sun exposure is essential for supporting bone integrity (Holick, 2005). In the past few years a protective role for VTD has also been documented in relation to several chronic morbidities,...
Individual Differences in Undergraduate Student Athletes: The Roles of Perfectionism and Trait Anxiety on Perception of Procrastination Behavior
Procrastination has been defined as an irrational tendency to delay tasks that should be completed (Lay, 1986; Solomon & Rothblum, 1984). Although procrastination has been shown to be associated with affective, behavioral, and cognitive characteristics,...
Personality Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Orphaned Survivors of the Sichuan Earthquake
On May 12th, 2008, a huge earthquake occurred in the Sichuan province in southwest China, which has been deemed one of the deadliest and strongest natural disasters to hit China since a great earthquake happened in Tangshan in 1976. The earthquake...
Personality Traits and Life Satisfaction: A Chinese Case Study
Life satisfaction and satisfaction in specific life domains (e.g., satisfaction with health, satisfaction with job) are considered cognitive components of subjective well-being (SWB) because they are based on evaluative beliefs about one's life (Diener,...
Socioeconomic Differences in Tranquillizer Use among Spanish Adolescents
According to the Spanish Survey on Drug Use in School Populations (Spanish Drug Observatory, 2004) tranquillizers are the fourth most consumed addictive substance among teenagers, just behind alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and cannabis. Although...
Student Satisfaction and Self-Efficacy in a Cooperative Robotics Course
Recently, many educators have been using robots in instruction and to assist students' learning. Researchers have used robots as teaching assistants, tools for learning English (e.g., for storytelling), and learning aids in vocabulary acquisition (Shih,...
The Antecedents and Consequences of E-Service Quality for Online Banking
E-banking has become popular and important in the transition from physical to online banks. Measurement of service quality is crucial for a number of reasons. First, delivering a superior quality of service will enhance the competitive advantage of...
The Attitudes of Middle School Students towards the Environment
Environmental deterioration, extinction, or pollution in many vital earth systems, such as air, water, soil, forest, and biological diversity have required countries to develop policies for protecting and developing the earth and promoting global cooperation...
The Effects of User Perception of Value on Use of Blog Services
Originally an online tool that helped people keep track of their own records, the weblog has become a new medium for communication and has quickly turned into a key feature of online culture. According to a report in April 2007 (Sifry, 2007), there...
The Emotional Intelligence of Students Who Are Sitting a Special-Ability Examination
Rapid change is the reality of the modern age. One of the most important factors of rapid change is the use of social and emotional skills, which assume an ever greater importance in human relations. Problems arising from emotions and social interaction...
The Influence of Project-Based Curricula on Six-Year-Old Preschoolers' Conceptual Development
Curricula that are designed to correspond with the development of preschool children influence their cognitive and conceptual development (Clark & Hanisee, 1982). In recent years, many researchers have sought to rearrange teaching and learning...