Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 7, August

A Comparison of Probabilistic Prize Promotion Schemes
The term probabilistic prize promotion refers to the activity of providing chances for consumers to win various kinds of prizes such as cash, gifts, opportunities to travel, and so on, through activities such as competition, prize drawing, or games...
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Cognitive Dissonance Theory and the Certification Examination: The Role of Responsibility
The job market in Taiwan is currently very competitive and it is difficult to find a job without professional certification. Because this is so, gaining professional certification has emerged as a trend in Taiwan (Cheng & Hsu, 2011; Cheng, Lin,...
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Customer Lifetime Value: A Review
Customer profitability refers to the revenues less the costs that one particular customer generates over a given period. As such, this variable relates to the supplier's value of having one particular customer, not the customer's value of having a...
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Effects of Collaborative Expression Using LEGO[R] Blocks, on Social Skills and Trust
Although blocks were originally developed as toys for children, they are now used as a medium of communication and a material for expression in art therapy. With regard to the use of blocks during individual art therapy, we examined previous fundamental...
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Further Evidence of the Impact of Cognitive Complexity on the Five-Factor Model
The five-factor model (FFM) is unquestionably the best-known model of human personality (Funder, 2001). Its popularity is evident in its recent application to a wide variety of areas, such as, but not limited to, the adoption of technology (Devaraj,...
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Interpersonal Rejection Experiences and Shame as Predictors of Susceptibility to Peer Pressure among Korean Children
Peer pressure is a feeling or perception of being forced or coerced by peers to do positive or negative things together (Barkin, Smith, & DuRant, 2002). According to reference group theory and its corresponding socialization component, for children,...
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Knowledge Sharing and Work Performance: A Network Perspective
In many previous studies related to knowledge sharing (KS) the focus has been on exploring the attributes of individuals that are useful in encouraging those who possess knowledge to share it. For example, Wu, Lin, Hsu, and Yeh (2009) pointed out that...
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Leisure Motivation: An Integrative Review
Broadly construed, leisure motivation research can be defined as the study of psychological and sociological reasons for participating in leisure activities. It includes examining why individuals become involved in various leisure activities and patterns...
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Relationships between Social Support Cognition Types and Family Resource Management of Chinese Migrant Workers
In China, migrant workers are neither traditional peasants nor purely urban residents; instead, they are a marginal group residing between the urban and rural areas. They make great contributions to the development of the country, but the household...
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Responses over Time of Child and Adolescent Survivors to the 2008 Wenchuan, China Earthquake
At 2:28 p.m. on May 12th, 2008, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck Wenchuan, China. There have been a number of studies on the mental health and posttraumatic psychological symptoms of survivors of natural disasters over the past 20 years (Frankenberg...
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Stability and Instability in the Friendship Networks of the Turkish White-Collar Class
Friendship plays a significant role in people's lives (Allan, 2008; Giddens, 1991). Social scientists have paid considerable attention to friendship and documented its various aspects (Allan, 1979, 1989; Ayata, 2002; Pahl, 2000; Yaniklar, 2001). However,...
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Subcultural Differences in Taiwanese and Burmese Chinese Business Negotiation Styles
Cultural diversity in small groups is an important concern because of demographic changes around the world (Oetzel, 2001). To understand these changes, many researchers have examined the influence of cultural diversity on small group processes and...
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The Effect of Experiential Providers on Restaurant Patronage Decisions
Customers enjoy engaging in pleasant dining experiences. Schmitt (1999) proposed in his theory of experiential marketing that these experiences were linked with experiential providers (EXPRO), which include communication, verbal identity and signage,...
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The Implicit and Explicit Sense of Belonging in Migrant Children in China
Rapid economic development in China since the mid-1980s has resulted in considerable rural to urban migration, as migrants have sought better job opportunities in the cities. A commonly cited figure puts the number of rural migrants residing in cities...
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The Relationship between Personality Traits and Information Competency in Korean and American Students
Information competency, or ability and confidence in searching and using information (American Library Association, 2000), is one of the most important skills in the 21st century. Researchers have examined the role of personality traits as a mechanism...
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The Relationships among Social Capital, Health Promotion, and Job Satisfaction at Hospitals in Taiwan
Reflecting a trend in the health sector and highlighting professional requirements, medical institutions have increasingly come to value the concepts of social capital and health promotion, in a working environment that is high-risk, knowledge-intensive,...
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The Sweet Color of an Implicit Request: Women's Hair Color and Spontaneous Helping Behavior
Previous researchers have focused on the effect of hair color on helping behavior, gaining mixed results. Juni and Roth (1985) asked male and female confederates wearing either brunette or blond wigs to encounter male and female street pedestrians...
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Where Does Perfectionism Come from? A Qualitative Investigation of Perfectionists and Nonperfectionists
Perfectionism is generally defined as the "striving for flawlessness" (Flett & Hewitt, 2002, p. 5), but researchers disagree about the developmental roots of perfectionism. It is likely that a perfectionistic orientation develops over time, and...
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Young South African Adults' Perceptions of Parental Psychological Control and Antisocial Behavior
It is an almost "normal" assumption that when young people leave the phase of adolescence they will "settle down" and become adults. However, according to Arnett (2000), adulthood does not automatically start after adolescence. He suggests that there...
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