Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 9, October

Analyzing Characteristics of Schizotypal Personality Proneness Using the Chinese Soldier Personality Questionnaire
Schizotypal personality disorder (SPD) is characterized by a need for social isolation, odd behavior and thinking, and, often, unconventional beliefs. Results in recent studies have shown that SPD and schizophrenia share common characteristics (Corcoran...
Antecedents and Moderators of Online Shopping Behavior in Undergraduate Students
The Internet has changed how information is communicated and processed. People use the Internet for different purposes, including communicating with friends, researching and monitoring online stock prices, trading stock, paying bills, banking, and...
Attitudes, Behavioral Intentions, and Risk Perceptions of Fatigued Pedestrians
Pedestrian traffic fatalities in Israel constitute approximately 35% of all fatal traffic accidents that occur (Israel Police, 2010). One of the factors that it has been suggested may contribute to pedestrian susceptibility to injury is fatigue, although...
Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Quest Religious Orientation Scale
Batson, Schoenrade, and Ventis (1993) conceptualized their 12-item Religion as Quest Scale (Q Scale) as a multidimensional construct measured with three subscales. Flere, Edwards, and Klanjsek (2008) conducted a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of...
Coping Strategies of Primary School Teachers in Taiwan Experiencing Stress Because of Teacher Surplus
Stress is unavoidable in modern society. Mild to moderate stress enhances performance at work, whereas too much stress can cause physical and mental symptoms to develop. Teacher job stress can be defined as a teacher experiencing unpleasant negative...
Decision-Making Framework of Customer Perception of Value in Taiwanese Spa Hotels
In a survey by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics of Taiwan it was reported that the most desirable Taiwanese lifestyle involves maintaining good health (59%), enjoying family time (26.7%), and being wealthy (26%) (cited...
Development and Validation of a Short Version of the Parental Authority Questionnaire
The construct of parenting style is used to describe parents' practices in socializing their children (Baumrind, 1991). It is a complex social process that characterizes the lifespan development of individuals (Lerner, 1984). It encompasses two dimensions...
Exploring the Impacts of Blog Marketing on Consumers
Blogs were one of the early creations in the Web 2.0 movement and have continued to attract attention (O'Reilly, 2005). In traditional media, the flow of information is unidirectional, but blogs have established a new paradigm of interactivity that...
"My Avatar Behaves Well and This Feels Right": Ideal and Ought Selves in Video Gaming
The role-playing feature of interactive video games can be leveraged as an apparatus for altering players' self-perception (Klimmt, Hefner, & Vorderer, 2009). The malleable self refers to variations in the working self-concept (Markus & Kunda,...
Predictors of Future Use of Telehomecare Health Services by Middle-Aged People in Taiwan
As the numbers of senior citizens and people with chronic illnesses increase more quickly than ever before (Gordon, Smith, & Dhillon, 2007), more people need continuous health assistance. Furthermore, owing to overcrowding, patients may be discharged...
Social Skills and Emotional and Behavioral Traits of Preschool Children
Experiences gained in the early years of life have an important role in the social development of a child, as in other areas of development (Cagdas, 1997; Cimen, 2009). The preschool period is critical in terms of the development of social skills (Cimen,...
Sociocontextual Variables That Affect Spousal Perception of Social Support
Interest in the concept of social support has recently increased in fields such as psychiatry, psychology, psychological counseling, family counseling, and consumer sciences. Social support has been found to be related to mental health (Thoits, 1995;...
Testing a Binding Communication Strategy in a Company: How Could Persuasive Information Be More Efficient?
One of the most objective definitions of communication has been provided by Lasswell (1948): "Who says what to whom in which channel with what effect?" (p. 37). A message (what) is issued from a source (who, the transmitter) to an individual or a group...
The Importance of the Medical Humanities among Adolescents: Developing a Medical Humanities Questionnaire
Since the implementation of national health insurance in Taiwan, hospitals have placed increasing emphasis on finding ways to keep to the budget and to treat the maximum number of patients for the money available (Chung, 2003). This focus on the commercialization...
The Ineffectiveness of Group Interventions for Female Turkish Migrants with Recurrent Depression
Due to an increased demand for labor in Central Europe during the 1960s and 1970s Turkey signed workers' recruitment agreements with many European countries. Today people from Turkey form the most numerous group of migrants in continental Europe. For...