Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 8, September

Allocentrism and Consumer Ethnocentrism: The Effects of Social Identity on Purchase Intention
Consumers are often positively biased in preferring products from their own country as compared to those from other countries (Verlegh, 2007). A plethora of literature has supported the notion that consumer ethnocentrism (CET) is positively related...
An Investigation of Primary and High School Teachers' Perception Levels of Efficacy of Measurement and Evaluation in Education in Turkey
Teacher efficacy, that is, a teacher's ability to do his/her work or duties related with the teaching profession, skill, or a concept pertaining to the qualifications that a teacher needs to possess, is a crucial factor that affects the quality...
Attitudes of Preinitiates towards Traditional Male Circumcision in the Context of HIV in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
Many societies around the world celebrate the coming of age of young people. In Western societies this may be in the form of twenty-first birthday parties while, in some African traditional societies such as Xhosa, Ndebele, Pedi, South Sotho, and...
Critical Incident, Adult Attachment Style, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Comparison of Three Groups of Security Workers
Security workers commonly experience stress inherent to their profession. They often work under difficult conditions and are exposed to danger and episodes of violence, such as intimidation, threats, and shootings. Security workers are at high risk...
Difficulties That Elderly People Encounter and Their Life Satisfaction
Life expectancy rates are increasing in Turkey while the mortality rate is staying stable and the birth growth rate is gradually decreasing (Tufan, 2001). Aging and problems related to aging have become of greater interest in recent decades (Duyan,...
Effect of Human Capital Investment on Organizational Performance
Organizational performance is an important area of study in business management, and it is also a key indicator to evaluate the operational efficiency of a business. The members of a high performance organization should be able to manage the tasks...
Gender Differences in Sexual Information Sources, and Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors of University Students in Turkey
Sexuality is an important social issue, which is constructed by gender, culture, religion, and social norms. Sexuality is experienced diversely in different cultures; in Turkish society, premarital sexual relations are not approved of. Sexuality...
Organizational Commitment and Loneliness and Life Satisfaction Levels of School Principals
Today's management paradigms are becoming more human-oriented. Organizations need their employees to contribute their creativity, ideas, and opinions to various issues to improve overall production quality. Employees may be instructed, even forced...
Personality and Motivations for Playing Online Games
The popularity of multiplayer online games has received worldwide attention, especially as many players spend hours participating daily and interacting with other players online, revealing their strong motivation to play online games. Firms and...
Prosocial Orientation May Sensitize to Aggression-Related Cues
Prosocial orientation may increase sensitivity to aggression-related cues. In the present experiment, prosocial orientation, but not aggressiveness, correlated to a cognitive bias towards violence words. Ninety-six advanced students and postgraduates,...
School Adjustment among Children of Immigrant Mothers in Taiwan
Starting in the late 1990s, marriages between Taiwanese males and foreign nationals brought more immigrants to Taiwan. Most foreign brides were from China and Southeast Asian countries. Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand account for more than 50%...