Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 10, November

Acceptance of Illness and Related Factors in Turkish Patients with Diabetes
It is estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2009) that more than 220 million people worldwide have diabetes, an estimated five million of whom live in Turkey (Satman et al., 2002). In 2005, approximately 1.1 million people in the world died...
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A Model of Compulsive Buying: Dysfunctional Beliefs and Self-Regulation of Compulsive Buyers
For most consumers shopping is a part of everyday life that pleases them and satisfies their needs. Compulsive buyers, however, are controlled by an inability to control the impulse to buy that can devastate both their own lives and the lives of their...
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Comparison of Social Anxieties among Han, Tibetan, and Muslim University Students in China
Every individual experiences anxiety, or a state of worry and apprehension, that is a natural reaction to perceived threats (Passer & Smith, 2001). Anxiety can be described from different perspectives, including normal facilitating, pathological...
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Consumer Preferences for Mobile Internet: A Comparative Cross-National Mixed Methods Study
Mobile Internet is defined as wireless access to the world wide web via a cellular network or a broadband network using mobile devices (Lee, 2009; Vlachos, Giaglis, Lee, & Vrechopoulos, 2011). It has become a part of our lives and is accompanied...
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Effect of Salat Prayer and Exercise on Cognitive Functioning of Hui Muslims Aged Sixty and Over
The proportion of the population of the world that is composed of adults in the age group of 60 years or older is unprecedented in the history of humanity. The proportion of older persons was 8% in 1950 and 10% in 2000, and it is projected to reach...
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Girls' and Boys' Choices of Peer Behavioral Characteristics at Age Five
Sex segregation (the separation of boys and girls into same-sex groups) has been referred to as one of the most persistent and reliable developmental phenomena (Mehta & Strough, 2009). During childhood, it seems to be a basic component of the social...
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Increasing Emotional Intelligence of Employees: Evidence from Research and Development Teams in Taiwan
Over the past two decades, emotional intelligence (EI) has become a topic of interest for psychological, educational, and management researchers. Numerous organizations have sent employees to various EI training courses offered by management consultants...
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Individualism/collectivism and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: An Integrative Framework
In this study I incorporated the constructs of individualism and collectivism into a conceptual framework for understanding organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). OCB refers to employee activities that exceed the formal job requirements and contribute...
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Social Support and Level of Survivors' Psychological Stress after the Wenchuan Earthquake
On 12 May 2008, an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck Wenchuan, a city 92km northwest of the Sichuan provincial capital in Chengdu, China. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs (United Nations in China, 2008), the earthquake...
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The Effect of Different Response Formats on Ratings of Exerciser Stereotypes
In social science research, questionnaires can be used to describe respondents' personality characteristics and assessment of variables related to a topic of interest. However, response mistakes and bias can occur when using this method (Piedmont,...
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The Effects of Culture, Long-Term Orientation, and Gender on Consumers' Perceptions of Clothing Values
In today's increasingly competitive global market, there is a greater need for understanding cross-cultural differences in consumer behavior. Culture "affects the specific products people buy as well as the structure of consumption, individual decision...
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The Effects of Time Perspective and Salience of Possible Monetary Losses on Intertemporal Choice
Many of the most important and difficult decisions we face in life concern the tradeoff between immediate happiness and (more) happiness delayed to the distant future. In numerous studies the tendency in intertemporal choice has been towards people...
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The Four-Parameter Logistic Item Response Theory Model as a Robust Method of Estimating Ability despite Aberrant Responses
When administering an achievement test, examiners often assume that an examinee will answer each item according to his or her true ability. That is, an examinee will either check the correct answer only if he or she possesses specific knowledge about...
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The Moderating Role of Online Community Participation in the Relationship between Internal Marketing and Organizational Citizenship Behavior
Organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) is concerned with employee behaviors in the workplace. People who perform citizenship behaviors in their employment are expected to go beyond the basic requirements of the job, in order to enhance the company's...
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