Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 9, October

An Examination of Cultural Differences in Ethical Decision Making Using the Multidimensional Ethics Scale
The Multidimensional Ethics Scale (MES) originally developed by Reidenbach and Robin (1988, 1990) is one of the most commonly used measures in business ethics research (McMahon & Harvey, 2007). Since its initial development, the MES has been...
Communication Skill Levels in Turkish Prospective Teachers
Communication is one of the essential tools in human adjustment. From birth, human beings are constantly interacting with their environments. Effective communication with family, a spouse, friends, and coworkers is an indispensable ingredient to...
Effects of Concealable Stigma for Learning Disabilities
Learning disabilities (LD) and the related stigma have profound impacts on people with LD. Yu, Zhang, and Yan (2005) found that children with LD exhibited a lower level of peer acceptance than did NLD (nonlearning disabled) children. In order to...
Forced Compliance, Misattribution and Trivialization
According to Festinger (1957), the perception of an inconsistency among an individual's cognitions produces a negative intrapersonal state labeled cognitive dissonance. This negative condition motivates the individual to reduce or to alleviate this...
Inclusion and Ordering: The Compounding Effects of Two Distinct but Related Structural Power Conditions
Theories of network exchange investigate "structural power conditions," which are contingencies across connected relations which affect the distribution of payoffs in exchange networks (Willer, 1999). To that end, a focal activity of network exchange...
Lay Theories of Personality and Helping among Chinese Undergraduates
Keywords: lay theories of personality, helping, Chinese undergraduates, prosocial behaviors, personality. In all agencies, lay beliefs of a person are closely related to frequency, tendency and quality of prosocial behaviors. Potential helpers...
Nepotism, Favoritism and Cronyism: A Study of Their Effects on Job Stress and Job Satisfaction in the Banking Industry of North Cyprus
The service industry is one of the most important income-generating sectors in small states. In the last few decades, some small states have been important service centers in banking, finance and trade services. Among these, Singapore and Hong Kong...
The Effect of a Woman's Smile on Men's Courtship Behavior
Tidd and Lockard (1978) found that patrons in a bar gave significantly larger tips to a waitress who approached them with a broad smile than with a minimal smile. Gueguen and Fischer-Lokou (2004) found that female hitchhikers received more help...
The Mediating Effects of Expatriate Adjustment and Operational Capability on the Success of Expatriation
Expatriate workers are necessary to guarantee foreign subsidiaries' operations remain competitive. Therefore, having effective expatriates is valuable for multinational companies' (MNCs') headquarters. As suggested by Harvey and Novicevic (2001),...
The Role of Personality Traits in Online Consumer Complaint Behavior and Service Recovery Expectation
Although there has been much research to identify important attributes in consumer complaint behavior and service recovery (Smith & Bolton, 2002; Smith, Bolton, & Wagner, 1999; Yi & Lee, 2005), researchers have not yet focused on the...
The Validity and Reliability of the Turkish Version of the Self-Compassion Scale
Individuals experience negative emotions such as grief, sadness, burnout and failure at times during their life. In order to cope with such negative emotions, they need to relieve, calm down and most importantly get over these negative emotions...
Toward a Research Model of Market Orientation and Dynamic Capabilities
Market orientation involves creating a competitive advantage through a customer-focused enterprise, in which customer values are created (Cano, Carrillat, & Fernando, 2004; Ellis, 2006; Hadcroft & Jarratt, 2007; Jaworski & Kohli, 1993;...