Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 6, July

Child Sexual Abuse Experiences Mediate the Relationship between Poverty and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
There is a growing body of evidence from developing countries which suggests there is an association between poverty and risk of common mental disorders including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; Patel & Kleinman, 2003). With respect to the...
Communal and Exchange Relationships and the Effects of Norms on Internet Participation
The standard model of labor in economics is one in which individuals trade their time and energy in return for monetary rewards. However, most, if not all, of Internet society works on a nonmonetary basis (Ridings & Wasko, 2010). In recent years,...
Consumer Preferences for Service Recovery Options after Delivery Delay When Shopping Online
Dramatic growth in e-commerce has led to an increase in the number of online shoppers. Potentially, many may enter markets at any time, and competition between e-retailers has become increasingly fierce. Successfully retaining existing customers and...
Counterproductive Work Behaviors, Confucian Values, and Production Deviance: The Mediating Effect of Job Satisfaction
In recent years there has been an explosion of interest among organizational researchers in counterproductive work behavior (CWB) owing to it becoming widespread and causing considerable harm to organizations. CWBs represent a class of intentional...
Does Increasing Attractive Attributes Lead to Positive Outcomes in a Consumer Context?
Customers may complain when they are dissatisfied with a product they have bought or a service they have received. If there were no complaints, this would indicate that customer dissatisfaction had been eliminated. However, it is important to note...
Factors Influencing the Future Relationship of Hospital Procurement Staff with Medical Device Suppliers
In order to confront fierce competition, the medical supplies industry in Taiwan has recently focused on the development of policies to build effective ongoing supply chain relationships. The basic goal of supply chain management is to enhance the...
Family Resource Management Style and Life Adjustment of Low-Income Single Mothers in China
As a result of global urbanization, many social structures, lifestyles, and cultural values have changed, and among these changes have been views of marriage (Gingrich, 2008). In China, both economic reform and inflow of Western ideological trends...
Mother-Adolescent Conflict in Taiwan: Links between Attachment Style and Psychological Distress
Previous researchers have indicated that the quality of individuals' early attachment experiences has implications for their subsequent well-being and interpersonal adaptation, for example, romantic love and peer relationships (Greenberger & McLaughlin,...
Motivations, Constraints, and Lifestyle Adjustments Associated with Urban Taiwanese Women's Use of Sport and Health Clubs
In the past, women in Taiwan had low social status, and were denied opportunity for self-development in education, in the family, religion, law, and politics. The rise of feminism has resulted in social changes in many countries of the world; governments,...
Predicting Cheating Behavior: A Longitudinal Study with Chinese Business Students
In recent research it has been found that cheating among undergraduates has become rampant (Simkin & McLeod, 2010). Whitley (1998) reported that 70.4% of students cheated in college. Furthermore, according to research results, the frequency of...
Relationships among Androgyny, Self-Esteem, and Trait Coping Style of Chinese University Students
Androgyny is a word combination derived from the Greek [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (male) and [TEXT INCOMPLETE IN ORIGINAL SOURCE] (female), meaning bisexual personality (Wang, 2004). In physiology, it denotes individual men and women having physical...
Stress-Amplifying Effects of Negative Social Exchanges among Female Japanese College Students
Researchers have found evidence for the contribution of social exchanges to health and well-being. For example, the role of positive social exchanges such as social support has been widely studied (Cantor, 1979; Eckenrode & Hamilton, 2000). Proponents...
The Causal Relationship between Need for Cognition and Advertising Recall
According to Internet usage statistics, the number of Internet users between 2000 and 2011 was expected to increase by 528% worldwide (Miniwatts Marketing Group, 2011). Surfing the Internet has become an increasingly common part of many consumers'...
The Moderating Effect of Transformational Leadership on Knowledge Management and Organizational Effectiveness
Leadership of an organization is basically the process by which leaders influence the attitudes, behaviors, and values of others toward organizational goals (Lusthaus, Adrien, Anderson, Carden, & Montalvan, 2002). It is of critical importance to...
The Relationship between Appearance-Related Stress and Internalizing Problems in South Korean Adolescent Girls
Physical appearance has been shown to have an effect on an adolescent's self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and popularity. Stress resulting from dissatisfaction with their appearance can lead to depression or eating disorders among adolescents...
The Relationship of Narcissism with Workaholism, Work Engagement, and Professional Position
Narcissism was first defined in psychological literature as the "tendency for the sexual emotions to be lost and almost entirely absorbed in self-admiration" (Ellis, 1898, p. 280). Since that time, the term has become widely accepted as well as given...