Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 6, July

Analysis of Demographic Factors on F Scores and Evaluation of New Configurations of F Scales
We analyzed the influence of demographic factors on scores of the Infrequency scale of the MMPI (Archer, Gordon, & Kirchner, 1987) administered to male youth in China. The demographic factors, acting as influencing factors of F scores, could be...
An Analysis of 2004 Turkish Social Studies Curriculum in the Light of New Millenium Trends
The aim in this study was to determine and assess the learning areas, skills and values underlined in the 2004 social studies curriculum reform for primary education in Turkey. The study was undertaken in a qualitative manner based on analyses of the...
A Physical Self-Efficacy Scale for Children
The purpose of the study was to develop a physical self-efficacy scale to assess children's perception of personal strength, speed, and coordinative abilities. A 6-item scale, titled Perceived Physical Ability Scale for Children, was presented to a...
Contingency as a Moderator of the Effect of Domain Self-Esteem on Global Self-Esteem
The aim in this study was to examine whether contingency of domain self-esteem moderates the effect of domain self-esteem on global self-esteem. Chinese university students (N = 320) completed the Contingencies of Self-worth Scale and the Self-worth...
Effect of Corporate Compensation Design on Organizational Performance
Through 800 valid questionnaires collected from the directors, managers and staff of 600 Taiwanese businesses in Taicang City, a representative mainland Chinese city densely invested in by Taiwanese businessmen, the study was to detect the relations...
Experience, Instruction, and Social Environment: Fourth and Fifth Grade Students' Use of Metaphor
This research, based on the post-1980s studies of Lacoff and Johnson (2005), was conducted to examine the metaphoric statements of students about their social studies course. Data were collected from 564 students in 4th and 5th grade classes at elementary...
Forgiveness and Big Five Personality Traits among Taiwanese Undergraduates
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between forgiveness and personality in a sample of Taiwanese college students. A sample of 155 participants completed measures of State and Trait Forgiveness (Rye et al., 2001) and the Big Five...
Information Technology Adoption Herding: A Case Study in Taiwan
Keywords: herd behavior, diffusion of innovation models. ********** Herd behavior has long been studied in many academic works and previous research has shown that individuals are influenced by others when making decisions. Recently, we have...
Mobile Phone Dependence of Female Students and Perceived Parental Rearing Attitudes
Using a written questionnaire we surveyed a sample population of 155 female students, and investigated the associations between mobile phone dependence and perceived parental rearing attitudes. Participants completed the Mobile Phone Dependence Questionnaire...
Personality, Depressive Symptoms and Smoking Status among Turkish University Students
The association between the sociotropic/autonomic personality characteristics, depressive symptoms and cigarette-smoking status of 385 male and 241 female university students was examined. Depressive symptoms and sociotropic/autonomic personality were...
Pilot Study of Hispanic Mothers and Maternal Separation Anxiety
In this pilot study the maternal separation anxiety of 49 mothers of primarily Mexican descent was examined. A hierarchical multiple regression was conducted to determine if predictors of maternal separation anxiety in Euro-American mothers would also...
Self-Efficacy as a Mediator in the Relationship between Self-Oriented Perfectionism and Academic Procrastination
The purpose of this study was to provide a better understanding of the link between self-oriented perfectionism and academic procrastination by examining the role of self-efficacy as a mediator in the relationship. We explored the preliminary model...
Sex Differences in Spatial Visualization of Kuwaiti School Children
Current published data on sex differences in spatial perception is inconclusive. In particular, there are no convincing data on the spatial visualization skills of young children; consequently, it is thought that such differences may be absent. This...
The Effects of Cooperative Learning on Psychological and Social Traits among Undergraduate Students
The effects of cooperative learning on selected psychological and social traits were investigated. The sample of the study included 114 freshmen and sophomores in a psychology of learning and a fundamental mathematics course, in a public university...
The Effects of Probable European Union Membership of Turkey on Lives of Individuals
This study was an examination of the attitudes of individuals towards Turkey's probable membership of the European Union (EU). The analysis was done by using the results of the 2005 Life Satisfaction research carried out by the Turkish Statistical...