Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 2, March

A Hybrid E-Learning Model Incorporating Some of the Principal Learning Theories
This research was inspired by recently developed hybrid e-learning practices and the latest theories about enhancing the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process. In the setting of a knowledge-based economy and organizational learning, learning...
Increasing Implicit Life Satisfaction
Recent results pointing to the possible validity of an implicit aspect of life satisfaction (LS) alongside the well-established explicit aspect of LS (Jang & Kim, 2009; Kim, 2004), raise an intriguing question. If, as defined by Jang and Kim (p....
Innovation Strategies for Organizational Change in a Tea Restaurant Culture: A Social Behavior Perspective
When economic growth slows, the tourism and hospitality industry typically suffers a major decline (Hu, Horng, & Sun, 2009; Kim, Chen, & Jang, 2006). Thus, in order to survive, restaurants and hotels need to implement transformation strategies...
Measuring Collectivism and Individualism in the Third Millennium
In a major recent review and meta-analysis of 83 studies, Oyserman, Coon, and Kemmelmeier (2002) identified seven major domains relating to individualism (independence, goals, competition, uniqueness, private, self-knowing, and direct communication)...
Modeling Motivations for Blogging: An Expectancy Theory Analysis
Blogging is one of the most recently developed techniques to enable ordinary people to promote a message to the world (Holloway, 2006). Its low entry barrier has made blogging accessible. A basic blog is easy to establish and update, requiring no special...
Product Involvement in the Link between Skepticism toward Advertising and Its Effects
Advertisers' goal is to engender a positive attitude towards a brand or brands among consumers, eliminate any doubts about advertisements, and shape consumers' perceptions of products. Marketers would like to understand consumer characteristics and...
Self-Perceptions about Properties Affecting Assertiveness of Trainee Counselors
Assertiveness and assertiveness training have emerged as essential skills in many interpersonal endeavors. The history of assertiveness training goes back several decades and assertiveness has been an important research area in counseling since 1976....
Students' Perceptions of School Social Climate during High School Transition and Academic Motivation: A Chinese Sample
In extant literature, students' perceptions of school social climate have been linked to their academic achievement, adjustment problems, and social and personal attitudes (Koth, Bradshaw, & Leaf, 2008). However, few researchers have examined the...
Temporary Worker Performance and Its Antecedent Factors from the Viewpoint of Relationship Marketing
The growth in temporary employment is driven mostly by employers' demands for more flexibility and innovation, and by their wish to reduce labor costs and administrative complexity (Burgess & Connell, 2006). The temporary-help service industry...
The Effect of the Color Red on Avoidance Motivation
Results of recent studies suggest that the color red induces an avoidance motivation. Elliot and his colleagues (e.g., Elliot, Maier, Binser, Friedman, & Pekrun, 2009; Elliot, Maier, Moller, Friedman, & Meinhardt, 2007; Maier, Elliot, &...
The Effects of Conflict on Team Decision Making
Top management teams make strategic decisions that are critical for organizational performance. The intragroup interaction of management team members is directly related to decision quality and financial performance (Eisenhardt & Zbaracki, 1992;...
The Effects of Parent Education Programs on the Development of Children Aged between 60 and 72 Months
Early childhood is a time when children make significant advances in their cognitive, psychomotor, socioemotional, and linguistic development and start to acquire daily skills. Parents are the first educators in children's lives to help their development...
The Perceived Risks of Online Shopping in Taiwan
The Internet has rapidly evolved into a global phenomenon and is affecting our workplaces and the marketplace, and has totally changed the ways people do business (Rowley, 1996). It enables instantaneous communication and interaction among individuals...
The Relationships among Procrastination, Flow, and Academic Achievement
Definitions of procrastination vary. Lay and Schouwenburg (1993) described procrastination as the unnecessary delaying of activities that one ultimately intends to complete, especially when done to the point of creating emotional discomfort. Solomon...
Turkish Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors and Self-Esteem
Adolescence is a period of growth and development bridging childhood and adulthood. The physical and emotional changes in this period influence behaviors that affect health (Yannakoulia, Karayiannis, Terzidou, Kokkevi, & Sidossis, 2004) in that...