Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 7, August

Chinese Employees' Work Values and Turnover Intentions in Multinational Companies: The Mediating Effect of Pay Satisfaction
Workers in the People's Republic of China have become accustomed to the varying aspects of employment. Today, many view job choice and turnover intent as distinct aspects of work and are aware that these are directly related to their job. However,...
Earnings Management Types and Motivation: A Study in Taiwan
Earnings management is an important issue in the study of modern accounting theories. Earnings management occurs when managers apply their judgment to financial reporting, and/or construction of transactions in order to change financial reports and...
Examining Psychosocial Impacts on Academic Performance
The rapid growth of universities in Taiwan has created problems such as low quality of education and academic performance. The government has recently taken steps toward upgrading the quality of education, and therefore increasing the colleges' academic...
Gratitude for, and Regret toward, Nature: Relationships to Proenvironmental Intent of University Students from Japan
People have a wide range of feelings towards nature or natural objects. For example, they may express a variety of feelings, such as comfort or fear, toward forests, oceans, or wild animals. These feelings are known as general impressions of nature....
Implicit Positive Emotion Counteracts Ego Depletion
Psychological resources play important roles in individuals carrying out conscious activities. In previous studies it has been shown that an individual consumes a large amount of psychological resources to perform some acts of self-regulation. As a...
Local Political Trust: The Antecedents and Effects on Earthquake Victims' Choice for Allocation of Resources
On May 12th, 2008, a strong earthquake struck the Sichuan province in China. More than 46 million people suffered adverse effects from this disaster. During the postearthquake rehabilitation and reconstruction process, the process of contact between...
Multidimensionality and Hierarchical Structure of the English Vocabulary Learning Attitude Scale
The last three decades have seen researchers recognize and show growing concern about the importance of attitude when measuring the success of foreign language learning (Bartley, 1970; Briem, 1974; Chiachiere, 1993; Clement, Dornyei, & Noels, 1994;...
Performance Evaluation Criteria for Personal Trainers: An Analytical Hierarchy Process Approach
Modern fitness centers provide many different services, and in addition to the basic software and hardware services, free parking, personal rental lockers, childcare service, multifunction cards, and more may be offered. Increased public interest in...
Reader Participation in the E-News Service in Taiwan
The Internet has become increasingly widespread in recent years and the service sector is also booming all around the world. Customer participation in the production of goods and services appears to be growing. Most research has largely been focused...
The Impact of Guilt on Mimicry Behavior
Mimicry, also called the "chameleon effect" (Chartrand & Bargh, 1999), refers to unconscious imitation of behaviors such as postures, facial expressions, mannerisms, and other verbal and nonverbal behaviors. Researchers have shown that in social...
The Mediating Effects of Team Efficacy on the Relationship between a Transactive Memory System and Team Performance
Although many researchers have shown that a transactive memory system (TMS) enhances a team's performance (e.g., Lewis, 2003, 2004; Liu, Lv, & Fan, 2010; Zhang, Hempel, Han, & Tjosvold, 2007), most have paid little attention to the relationship...
The Relationships among Employees' Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and the Organizational Performance of Hamadan Urban Health Centers
Job stress is one of the most important issues in health care because it has a negative effect on the safety and health of personnel (Conway, Campanini, Sartori, Dotti, & Costa, 2008). Human resources are vital for organizational excellence and...
Turkish and Finnish Trainee Elementary Teachers' Beliefs about the Teaching Styles of University Teaching Staff
Education is a process of deliberate enculturation, in which teachers are the representatives of culture. While equipping themselves with knowledge and skills during their education, teachers acquire many beliefs, attitudes, and values related to teaching,...