Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 4, May

A Comparison of Individual and Small-Group Instruction with Simultaneous Prompting for Teaching the Concept of Color to Children with a Mental Disability
Children with a mental disability can be educated in many areas and in many different ways. The main goal of education for people with a mental disability is to improve their life functions, enable them to live independently, maximize their cognitive...
Analysis of Communication Skill and Interpersonal Problem Solving in Preschool Trainees
A situation becomes a problem for an individual when this situation disturbs him/her, when this situation is perceived as a problem, or when the individual faces an obstacle in achieving an objective (Bingham, 1998; Morgan, 1999). It is important to...
A Study of Psychological Crisis Intervention with Family Members of Patients Who Died after Emergency Admission to Hospital
Caplan (1964) first presented psychological crisis theory in his book Principles of Preventive Psychiatry, stating that when individuals face sudden or critical problematic situations, and when their former coping methods and support systems are not...
Augmented Feedback of Experienced and Less Experienced Volleyball Coaches: A Preliminary Investigation
Feedback is considered one of the most important teaching functions (Rink, 2002). When feedback is provided in an appropriate manner, motor skill acquisition improves significantly (for a review, see Schmidt & Lee, 2005). The term feedback generically...
Body Image Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction, Social Physique Anxiety, Self-Esteem, and Body Fat Ratio in Female Exercisers and Nonexercisers
The ideal body image for females portrayed in the media has recently become unrealistically thin compared to past ideals. Furthermore, popular role models such as movie and television stars, female athletes, and models only serve to confirm this unrealistic...
Effects of Missing a Price Promotion after Purchasing on Perceived Price Unfairness, Negative Emotions, and Behavioral Responses
Price promotion has been regarded as an effective way to increase sales by encouraging new consumers to buy different brands or by stimulating loyal consumers to buy more. However, because price promotions are offered frequently and temporarily, they...
Gender-Related Differences in Moral Imagination
One of the most controversial issues in management involves gender differences in ethics (Kujala & Pietilainen, 2004; Pharr, 1998; Singh, Kumra, & Vinnicombe, 2002). Gilligan's novel orientation (Gilligan, 1982; Gilligan & Attanucci, 1988)...
How to Say Sorry: Increasing Revisit Intention through Effective Service Recovery in Theme Parks
Theme parks are a particularly important sector within the tourism industry which has shown dramatic growth in the last decade. The tourism pattern of theme parks reflects the mindset of tourists who seek something new and exciting. Theme parks use...
Individual Difference and Job Performance: The Relationships among Personal Factors, Job Characteristics, Flow Experience, and Service Quality
In the June 24, 2002, issue of the United States-based BusinessWeek a top 100 ranking for information technology (IT) companies around the world was published. In the year's top 10 list, Asian companies dominated with 7 companies out of the 10 being...
Individualism/collectivism: Implications for the Volunteer Process
In the present study the constructs of individualism and collectivism were incorporated into current perspectives on the volunteer process. Penner (2002) proposed that volunteerism could be understood by integrating two theories of long-term helping:...
Relationships between Attachment and Personality Disorder Symptoms of Chinese College Students
According to the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994), a personality disorder is characterized by pervasive and inflexible patterns of inner experience and distorted...
Shared Mental Models as Moderators of Team Process-Performance Relationships
Although the input-process-output (IPO) framework (Hackman, 1987; McGrath, 1984; Steiner, 1972) has had a powerful influence over recent empirical research on team performance, this model fails to show the emerging consensus about teams as complex...
The Effects of the Reap Reading Comprehension Technique on Students' Success
Several factors have been found to be influential in an individual's learning and academic development. For example, language learning is usually based on comprehension activities such as thinking over information acquired through listening and reading,...
The Relationship between Personal Religious Orientation and Emotional Intelligence
Recently, empirical and theoretical research on emotions has been extended into many fields. Emotional intelligence has been mentioned extensively in organizational behavior studies. It is becoming an important skill for employees to perform their...