Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 9, October

Dynamic Growth Models of Academic Achievement and Self-Esteem in South Korean Adolescents
Academic achievement is a critical issue in adolescence. Adolescents spend the majority of their time in school, and academic achievement is a significant outcome of school life. Although adolescent academic achievement is an internationally studied...
How Workplace Accounting Experience and Gender Affect Ethical Judgment
Although ethical judgment may affect an individual's business decision-making process, there is still little known about how people evaluate their actions from an ethical perspective. For this reason, research on ethical behavior may help to cultivate...
Impact of Japanese Professional Baseball Fans' Satisfaction on Sports Participation Behavior
Professional sports are an inherently commercial activity, with related project proposals and services as primary indicators for the marketing and operation of the sport, and as essential tools allowing professional sports to be integrated into the...
Interaction Effects of the Three Commitment Components on Customer Loyalty Behaviors
It is well recognized that acknowledging the multidimensionality of customer commitment has important implications for understanding its link to loyalty behaviors (Bansal, Irving, & Taylor, 2004). Although several studies have been conducted in...
Internal Marketing, Teacher Job Satisfaction, and Effectiveness of Central Taiwan Primary Schools
Taiwan's birth rate has dwindled over the last few decades, dropping to an average of 0.09 births per woman in 2011 from 3.09 recorded in 1976, according to figures compiled by the Ministry of the Interior (2011). The number of births in 2011 fell...
Intuitiveness and Creativity in Groups: Cross-Level Interactions between Group Conflict and Individual Cognitive Styles
Creativity has become a key managerial imperative for businesses, owing to the need to trigger innovation (Amabile, 1996). An important determinant of creativity is personal cognitive style or individual preference in processing information about one's...
Leadership Emergence in Autonomous Work Teams: Who Is More Willing to Lead?
A growing number of organizations have adopted autonomous work teams because of their effectiveness in facilitating competitive advantage (Pfeffer, 1995). An autonomous work team differs from a traditional work team, in that each member takes responsibility...
Narcissists as Consumers: The Effects of Perceived Scarcity on Processing of Product Information
Narcissists can be defined as people characterized by self-centered, self-aggrandizing, dominant, and manipulative tendencies (Emmons, 1987; Sedikides, Campbell, Reeder, & Elliot, 2002). The concept of narcissism was introduced to the psychology...
Perceptions of Nonheterosexuality among Future Muslim Counseling Psychologists
To date, no empirical investigation of family members' attitudes toward nonheterosexuality has been conducted in Turkey. Traditional codes and norms are still prevalent, and individuals in Turkey continue to adhere to traditional ideas about sexuality,...
Personality Type, Perceptual Style Preferences, and Strategies for Learning English as a Foreign Language
In response to the demands of globalization, the people of Taiwan seem to have an unquenchable desire to learn English (Katchen, 2002). However, the teaching of English in Taiwan has been viewed as ineffective, insofar as it does not satisfy social...
Public Service Motivation of Public-Versus Private-Sector Employees in a Chinese Context
Since the publication of Perry and Wise's (1990) seminal work on the construct of public service motivation (PSM), this topic has received considerable research attention and continued to spark research interests in the field of public administration...
Tattoos, Piercings, and Sexual Activity
Tattoos and body piercings have become increasingly popular in Western societies. There are multiple motivations for getting tattoos and piercings, which include the desire for beauty, for distinction from others, for maintenance of one's self-identity,...
The Influence of Decision-Making Styles on Early Adolescents' Life Satisfaction
Over the last decade a considerable amount of research on positive psychology has consisted of subjective well-being studies (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000). Subjective well-being includes life satisfaction as well as positive and negative...
The Role of the Mother-Daughter Relationship in Taiwanese College Students' Career Self-Efficacy
Career self-efficacy is an individual's degree of confidence about solving issues related to future career planning; Hackett and Betz (1981), who referenced Bandura's (1977) self-efficacy theory, proposed this idea. Betz and Hackett (1997) organized...
Transforming Employee Engagement into Long-Term Customer Relationships: Evidence from Information Technology Salespeople in Taiwan
Organizational researchers have not focused sufficiently on relationship marketing, resulting in disjointed knowledge about how to improve customer service through organizational enhancing strategies (e.g., leadership behaviors). However, the relationship...