Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 2, March

A Coming-Out Party for Women: Empowerment through Bridal Photography
The development of the bridal market is critical in the history of social culture and fashion in Taiwan. Bridal photography firms not only witness the happiness of the occasion, but also provide the opportunity and freedom for the bride to fulfill...
Adolescents and Leisure Activities: The Impact of Expectation and Experience on Service Satisfaction
The existence of a relationship between service quality and satisfaction is broadly accepted in today's service marketing literature (Cronin & Taylor, 1992; Spreng & Chiou, 2002; Spreng & Mackoy, 1996; Woodside, Frey, & Daly, 1989),...
Associations among Impulsivity, Aggression, and Subthreshold Depression in Chinese University Students
Depression is a severe mental disorder, the onset of which has been related to environmental, genetic, and personality factors. In the general population depressive disorder has a lifetime prevalence rate of 16.2% and a 12-month prevalence rate of...
Brand Trust and Affect in the Luxury Brand-Customer Relationship
The focus in previous studies on luxury brand management has been on analyzing constructs related to brand equity, including brand personality, brand image, brand awareness, and perceived quality (Phau & Prendergast, 2000; Vigneron & Johnson,...
Changes in Monetary Income for People Aged Seventy and over in Taiwan
Over the past three decades, the total percentage of Taiwan's population aged 70 and over has increased from 2.12% to 7.33%. Because this is the fastest growing age group, by 2030 older persons will constitute nearly a quarter of the population (Council...
Development and Validation of the Sports Fan Ethnocentrism Scale
Ethnocentrism entails a sense of ethnic superiority; it is a value reflecting the collective culture. Sumner (1906) first proposed this sociological notion to distinguish ingroups and outgroups and it subsequently became a major research construct...
Effects on Mood of Activating the Private versus the Collective Self
The exponential growth of games based on an avatar (i.e., a visual representation of a media user's self) and the subsequent increase in virtual self-representation (Jin, 2009) necessitate the investigation of the malleable self (Markus & Kunda,...
Emotional Expressivity, Emotion Regulation, and Mood in College Students: A Cross-Ethnic Study
Emotions help us respond adaptively to environmental challenges and opportunities (Frijda, 1988). Emotional expressivity, emotion regulation, and mood, which are three important domains of an individual's emotion system and the core aspects of personality,...
Experiences of Extra Care Housing Residents Aged Fifty-Five and over with Home-Based Technology
In the United Kingdom, Australia, and European Union countries, particularly Spain and Scandinavia, policies for older people are focused on a vision of active aging and independent living. By providing modern and person-centered services to meet their...
Health-Related Quality of Life and Antiretroviral Therapy in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is a multidimensional concept that refers to how a person feels about their life and how well they function in their daily activities (Lorenz, Shapiro, Asch, Bozette, & Hays, 2001) and includes global health...
How Do Figures of Speech, Cue Relatedness, and Message Involvement Affect Consumer Attitude Persistence?
Attitude persistence research in consumer behavior has been predominantly associated with high- rather than low-involvement processing (Jones, 2008). However, with the recognition that advertising information is often processed in low-involvement conditions,...
Identifying the Indicators Attracting Users to Online Question and Answer Discussion Forums
Online discussion forums are rapidly gaining popularity. The class-based discussion is a forum of this type that is used frequently to support learning by providing students the means by which to exchange feedback (Liu & Lin, 2007; Liu, Lin, &...
Influences of Perceived Sport Competence on Physical Activity Enjoyment in Early Adolescents
In the sport and physical activity (PA) field, enjoyment is a positive affective response to the sport experience (Scanlan & Simons, 1992) and it can also be considered an important factor in promoting active lifestyles and regular PA among school-aged...
Leisure Lifestyle and Health-Related Quality of Life of Taiwanese Adults
Quality of life is a concept that has gradually become more valued by the public. Technological advancement, economic development, changes in sociodemographic characteristics, new types of diseases, changes in family patterns, and medical service systems...
Loneliness and the Development of Social Relationships in Malaysian University Students
Friendship is an important category of close relationships. It can be defined as a personal and supportive relationship stemming from one's peer group (Gormly, 1997). It is usually first identified in early childhood and may contribute to an individual's...
Prosocial Moral Reasoning and Prosocial Behavior among Turkish and Spanish Adolescents
The study of the development of morality and its correlation with prosocial behavior across, and within, different cultures has gained increased interest among psychologists, resulting in much scholarly discussion and debate about the factors that...
Social Axioms and Implicit Attitudes about People with Disabilities
Beliefs are key concepts in social psychology, which vary across a continuum of specificity (Hahn, 1973). Some beliefs tend to be textured and domain specific, whereas others may be viewed as generalized expectancies, such as the concept of locus of...
Social Media Usage and Work Values: The Example of Facebook in Taiwan
With the development of Web 2.0, the use of online social media has become an accepted part of our lives (Chapman, 2009). Social media usage has turned into a people's movement and is one of the fastest growing trends (Benevenuto, Rodrigues, Cha, &...