Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 5, June

An Examination of the Relationship between Teachers' Professional Self-Esteem and Empathic Skills
During their preschool years children learn basic habits, improve their skills and socialize (Aral, Kandir, & Can-Yasar, 2002; Oktay, 1999). The preschool teacher plays a major role in the development of children at this stage. It is logical that...
An Exploration of Job Stress among Academic Heads in Taiwanese Universities
In recent years, the higher education system in Taiwan has experienced significant reform that not only challenges how universities are governed but also pushes teachers to grow or make the transition to new endeavors. This development has resulted...
An Extension of Financial Cost and Tam Model with IDT for Exploring Users' Behavioral Intentions to Use the CRM Information System
With the arrival of the knowledge-driven economy and development of the Internet, customer relationship management (CRM) plays an increasingly important role in the development and improvement of competitiveness in enterprises. Because utilizing information...
Associations between the Religious Beliefs and Ethical-Reasoning Abilities of Future Accounting Professionals
It is commonly believed that an individual's religious beliefs play an important role in ethical decision making because personal values and standards are often related to the individual's religious background (Graafland, Kaptein, & Schouten, 2006)....
Employees' Organizational Justice Perceptions in Turkish Schools
One of the most important aspects of living as a society is acting justly. Justice prevents conflict of benefits, lack of orderly planning and disagreements between people. Justice is the basis of social order and for this reason the goal of the state...
Exploring Facets of a Social Network to Explicate the Status of Social Support and Its Effects on Stress
International Chinese college students from countries other than China are encouraged to study in Taiwan by means of a special admission program offering specific scholarships, financial aid, and part-time jobs. Statistics published by the Ministry...
Exploring the Construct Validity of the Chinese Version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-G
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), one of the most frequently used personality instruments, is a self-report, forced-choice inventory. It was developed by Myers and Briggs (1962) based on Jung's theory of psychological types. The MBTI consists...
Guilt versus Shame: Distinguishing the Two Emotions from a Chinese Perspective
Shame and guilt are regarded as self-conscious emotions (Lewis, 1971; Tangney, 2002) related to the self. To feel these emotions, individuals must have a sense of self as well as a set of standards to evaluate their own behavior. In particular, guilt...
Male Body Image: The Role of Muscle Magazine Exposure, Body Mass Index, and Social Comparison in Men's Body Satisfaction
Unrealistic images of male beauty are on the rise (e.g., Baghurst, Hollander, Nardella, & Haff, 2006). However, research on male body image tends to assume that the same theoretical models used to account for body satisfaction in women are appropriate...
Mathematics Anxiety and Mathematical Self-Concept: Considerations in Preparing Elementary-School Teachers
Over the past decade, research studies on affective variables have received increased attention within the fields of psychology and education (Murphy & Alexander, 2000; Pintrich, 2000). Educational psychologists have been interested in determining...
Personality Traits and Personal and Organizational Inducements: Antecedents of Workaholism
The changing nature of work in recent years, including the blurring of boundaries between work and personal life, has increased the need to understand workaholism (Ng, Sorensen, & Feldman, 2007). For example, the pervasion of the Internet is allowing...
The Bride Is Keeping Her Name: A 35-Year Retrospective Analysis of Trends and Correlates
Although the practice of a bride keeping her maiden name upon marriage is often associated with the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s, the first American woman to legally keep her maiden name upon marriage was abolitionist Lucy Stone who married...
The Effect of Attitudes towards the Budgetary Process on Attitudes towards Budgetary Slack and Behaviors to Create Budgetary Slack
Budgeting is a major management tool for facilitating management tasks and leading businesses towards achieving their goals. Especially in the context of an increasingly competitive and global marketplace, as well as in a situation of increasingly...
The Relationship between Self-Compassion, Self-Efficacy, and Control Belief about Learning in Turkish University Students
The construct of self-compassion, recently defined and operationalized by Neff, offers an alternative approach to thinking about psychological well-being. Neff (2003b) conceptualized self-compassion as involving self-kindness, mindfulness and awareness...
To Be Richer, to Be More Miserly? How Purchase Purpose and Affluence Moderate Price Perception
Affluence has often been cited as a key reason behind a change in motivation (generally for the better) and behavior toward others (generally for the worse), because affluence enables people to achieve goals without help from others, making people...
Variable Assessment of Product Benefits in Consumer Behavior Using a Means-End Approach
Given the importance of benefit variables, this study involved an attempt to determine whether or not benefit feelings on consumption of a given product are consistent among different consumers, and whether or not the product can elicit various benefit...