Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 2, March

Gender Role Identity among Korean and American College Students: Links to Gender and Academic Achievement
Although culture exerts significant influence on the gender role identity development of an individual, and measuring the gender role identity across cultural settings is important (Adler, 1993; Harris, 1994), few researchers have examined it in the...
Influence of Prestudy on Foreign Language Learning Attitude
The importance of the learner is emphasized in initiatives such as the European Language Portfolio, based on the key concepts of learner autonomy and self- assessment (Council of Europe, 2001). In pilot schemes in various European countries three kinds...
Interactive Effects of Personality and Friendship Networks on Contextual Performance
In relation to the perspective of contemporary organizational management researchers have discussed theories about social networks in conjunction with organizational behavior over the past several decades. For example, informal networks of employees...
Measuring the Effectiveness of Advertisements Sent Via Mobile Phone: Implications of the Appeal, Endorser, and Involvement Model and Purchasing Behavior
Many regard the Internet as the paradise of advertising (Cho, 2003). There is a popular belief that through the apparent advantages of the Internet, such as low cost and powerful promotion marketing, a company can very easily insinuate its brand into...
Perceived Managerial Discretion and Firm Performance: The Moderating Role of Market Competition
The relationship between managerial behavior and firm performance has long been a critical issue in management research. In the previous literature researchers have found that the impact of managerial actions on firm performance depends on several...
Personality Implications of Adaption-Innovation: V. Birth Order as a Determinant of Cognitive Style
In his adaption-innovation (A-I) theory, Kirton (2003) proposes that people differ characteristically in cognitive style, that is, in their preferred approaches to change and problem solution. Adaptors thrive on structure (procedures, rules, guidelines),...
Relationships between Features of Collage Works, Block Works, and Personality
In the area of clinical psychology, a variety of techniques have been developed and used as methods for psychotherapy and counseling. Techniques of art therapy - including collage technique - have also emerged and are being developed in different ways....
Research and Development Investment Strategy and Market Performance
Research and development (R&D) investment strategy is central to the survival and renewal of established firms and allows them to carry out specific innovation projects. Prior research in R&D investment provides evidence that investment in...
The Effect of a Woman's Incidental Tactile Contact on Men's Later Behavior
Touching the arm or shoulder of a person for one or two seconds when asking for a favor may seem trivial. However, numerous researchers have found that such brief nonverbal contact significantly increases compliance. Brockner, Pressman, Cabitt, and...
The Effect of Dysfunctional Conflict on Learning Performance: The Role of Cognitive Style
Although teams have been found to increase organizational competitiveness they can also be a locus of conflict and can have a negative effective on performance. Therefore, understanding and managing within-team conflicts is an important management...
The Effect of Trust Belief and Salesperson's Expertise on Consumer's Intention to Purchase Nutraceuticals: Applying the Theory of Reasoned Action
Recently, increased pressure and an aging population led to increased attention being given to health issues, including nutraceuticals, which, in general, have been shown to improve health and reduce disease risk (Hailu, Boecker, Henson, & Cranfield,...
The Relationship between Motivation and Achievement in Low-Stakes Examinations
Assessments in education are used for several main purposes including assessing individual student achievement, assessing performance of many students across classrooms, schools, or districts, assessing teacher effectiveness, and for instrument development...
Validation of a German-Language Core Self-Evaluations Scale
Recently, research on a broad personality trait termed core self-evaluations (CSE) has received a great deal of attention. CSE is a "fundamental appraisal of one's worthiness, effectiveness, and capability as a person" (Judge, Erez, Bono, & Thoresen,...