Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 6, July

A Comparison of Taiwanese and Philippine Chinese Business Negotiation Styles
The Philippines is the 14th largest trading partner with Taiwan, while Taiwan is the sixth largest trading partner with the Philippines. In respect of bilateral enterprise investment, the two countries also have a close relationship. According to data...
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Does Mentoring Work? the Mediating Effect of Mentoring in China
A mentor is generally defined as an experienced individual within an organization who has attained a certain rank or achievement and who can provide career development support to less experienced individuals in that organization (Baugh & Scandura,...
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Influences of Adolescents on Family Purchasing Behavior: Perceptions of Adolescents and Parents
Demographic and structural changes in households have changed the roles of children in family purchasing activities, increasing both their participation in family decision making and their purchasing power. In many societies, both parents work. Therefore,...
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Investigating the Validity of a Multirater Assessment of Family Functioning in China
China's population continues to grow every year despite the one-child policy that has been enforced since the early 1980s. According to a recent report from the China Population Information and Research Center, in 1995, 20.72% of 320 million Chinese...
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Motives for, and Attitudes about, Driving-Related Anger and Aggressive Driving
Aggressive driving is becoming a more frequent form of behavior on roads (American Automobile Association, 1997). The most extensive survey to date of driver opinions on aggressive driving was conducted by EOS Gallup Europe in 2003, covering representative...
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Personality and Psychological Well-Being of Adolescents: The Moderating Role of Emotional Intelligence
Adolescence has been described as a period of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that involves experimentation and risk taking (Aggarwal, 1998; Lerner & Galambos, 1998). During this period, some developmental problems have been...
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Predicting Cigarette-Seeking Behavior: How Reward Sensitivity and Positive Emotions Influence Nicotine Cravings
Nicotine dependence is one of the most common substance abuse disorders (Childress, Ehrman, Rohsenow, Robbins, & O'Brien, 1993). Although the harmful effects of cigarette smoking are widely known, cessation of smoking is difficult, even for those...
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Psychological and Behavioral Predictors of Taking Pet Companions When Traveling
Although there have been studies in which the pet-owner relationship has been explored (Aylesworth, Chapman, & Dobscha, 1999), and the increasing amounts of money that owners spend on their pets has been examined (Ridgway, Kukar-Kinney, Monroe,...
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Relationships among Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy, and Faith in People in Chinese Heroin Abusers
Drug use and abuse is a major social problem all over the world, and has drawn a great deal of attention from all sectors of society. China has one of the highest levels of opiate use, with a reported 2,348,800 users in 2005 (United Nations Office...
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The Behavior of Wiki Users
The term "wiki", which comes from the Hawaiian "wee kee wee kee", means fast. On the worldwide web, wikis are collaborative writing systems. They replace HTML syntax with much easier formatting rules and provide functions such as version control (Chawner...
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The Influence of Self-Efficacy on Flight Dispatchers' Stressor-Strain Relationships
Many theories of stress have been formed using data collected from organizations such as hospitals and schools, and comprising managers, nurses, and teachers as participants (e.g., Glazer & Beehr, 2005; Peterson et al., 1995; Piko, 2006). Although...
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The Influence of Trust and Usefulness on Customer Perceptions of E-Service Quality
Perceived service quality, value, and customer satisfaction have long been regarded as among the most important research topics in services marketing literature (Cronin, Brady, & Hult, 2000). Service marketers are continually trying to develop...
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The Mimicker Is a Mirror of Myself: Impact of Mimicking on Self-Consciousness and Social Anxiety
Mimicry, also called the chameleon effect (Chartrand & Bargh, 1999), refers to the unconscious imitation of postures, facial expressions, mannerisms, and other verbal and nonverbal behaviors. Much of the research on this topic has had as its focus...
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Time Perspective and Life Satisfaction among Young Adults in Taiwan
People live in continual time flows composed of three temporal frames, that is, the past, the present, and the future. Psychology of time research involves two distinct paradigms, in one of which time is viewed as an objective phenomenon and in the...
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