Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 10, November

Adult Attachment, Social Support, and Depression Level of Poststroke Patients
According to attachment theory, human beings are innately programmed to seek and maintain proximity with the primary caregiver for survival advantage. The infant possesses a behavioral system that has evolved to promote proximity to the caregiver...
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A Social Landslide: Social Inequalities of Lottery Advertising in Taiwan
Lotteries have become a popular means for governments to generate funds for their national coffers in many parts of the world. However, some researchers have been concerned about the negative effects that lottery frenzy can have on individuals....
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Determining Erciyes University Students' Knowledge about and Attitudes toward Sexuality
Attitudes toward premarital sex, homosexuality, and other sexual behavior are not constants. They present different patterns according to culture. Even in the Western world, countries differ in the emphasis they put on the value of virginity before...
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Learning Preferences and Problem-Based Discussion Sessions: A Study with Turkish University Maritime Students
PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING METHOD AND DISCUSSION SESSIONS A student-centered active learning method, problem-based learning (PBL), is thought to improve the ability to solve problems by means of using pre-existing knowledge on the subject to frame...
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Personality Styles That Either Protect or Make Individuals' Health More Vulnerable in a Portuguese Sample
We currently have data from diverse investigations that indicate a clear association between individual personality differences and health. The findings from personality psychology "provide valid and useful new insights into the nature of health...
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Persuasion and Relational versus Personal Bases of Self-Esteem: Does the Message Need to Be One- or Two-Sided?
Social psychologists have made significant contributions to the scientific knowledge of persuasive communication. How attitudes are formed, how they change, and why they often resist change has been an essential part of persuasion research since...
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Predictors of Volunteer Time: The Changing Contributions of Motive Fulfillment and Role Identity
Many organizations, particularly in the nonprofit sector, could not survive without the assistance of volunteers. In 2006, 61.2 million adults in the United States donated 8.1 billion hours of service (Grimm et al., 2007). Given the continuous need...
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The Impact of Adult Attachment and Parental Rearing on Subjective Well-Being in Chinese Late Adolescents
Subjective Well-being Subjective well-being (SWB), defined as people's evaluations of their own lives, has been explained in terms of how and why people experience their lives in positive ways, that is, their private experiences regarding self-perceived...
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The Influence of a Pay Increase on Job Satisfaction: A Study with the Chinese Army
Job satisfaction has been a subject of great interest for quite a long time in the field of industrial, management, and social psychology, and in research on behavior in organizations and human resource management. Job satisfaction influences many...
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The Role of Personality Traits and Perceived Values in Persuasion: An Elaboration Likelihood Model Perspective on Online Shopping
In recent years, the progress of electronic communication infrastructures has sparked a lot of attention (Martinez-Lopez, Luna, & Martinez, 2005). The influences of personality traits and virtual surroundings are two of a number of important...
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Validity and Reliability of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support-Revised, with a Turkish Sample
Social support is defined as the "existence or availability of people on whom we can rely, people who let us know that they care about, value, and love us" (Sarason, Levine, Basham, & Sarason, 1983, p. 127). Multidimensionality of social support...
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