Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 8, 2003

Children's Home Responsibilities: Factors Predicting Children's Household Work
The main theories predicting children's home responsibilities are sex roles theory and timeavailability theory. This paper reports relevant results from a cross-sectional survey of children ages 10 and 11 in Canada. The strongest predictors of children's...
Child Sexual Abuse Myth Acceptance among Aspirant, Trainee, and Registered Psychologists in Durban, South Africa
This study examined the effect of gender and professional training on child sexual abuse myth acceptance among aspirant, trainee, and registered psychologists in Durban, South Africa. Using a 2 (gender: male, female) x 3 (training: aspirant psychologists,...
Evaluation of Soul City School and Mass Media Life Skills Education among Junior Secondary School Learners in South Africa
The study aimed at evaluating Soul City school and mass media life skills education among junior secondary school learners in South Africa using a postintervention design. The sample consisted of 3150 learners, 44.1% were male and 55.9% female, and their...
Expressions of Modern Racism in Judgments of Others: The Role of Task and Target Specificity on Attributions of Guilt
Theories of modern racism suggest that the level of prejudice toward black Americans has not decreased in recent years but rather is expressed primarily when white Americans perceive themselves to be in a state of situational (or normative) ambiguity....
Lay Theories of Causes of and Cures for Depression in a Turkish University Sample
This paper reports a study on university students' attributions for the causes of and cures for depression conducted in a Turkish sample. Results revealed six components for causes, which were trauma, job-related problems, loss, disposition, intimacy,...
LOCUS OF CONTROL, nAch AND VALUES OF COMMUNITY ENTREPRENEURS
Over the last two decades social scientists have paid greater attention to the phenomenon of the creation of companies and, especially, to the personality of entrepreneurs. This article examines the prevalence of a range of psychological attributes in...
My Right I: Deception Detection and Hemispheric Differences in Self-Awareness
Previous research has indicated a relationship between the ability to detect deceit and selfawareness. In this study, two experiments were conducted to further investigate this relationship. Thirty-two (28 females and 4 males) undergraduate students...
Predicting the Risk for Aggression in the Workplace: Risk Factors, Self-Esteem and Time at Work
Time spent at work was examined as a predictor of aggression experienced in the workplace relative to identifiable job risk factors and victim characteristics (i.e., self-esteem). Based on past research, it was expected that job risk factors and self-esteem...
Swedish Adaptations of the Novaco Anger Scale-1998, the Provocation Inventory, and the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2
The first Swedish adaptations of the Novaco Anger Scale-1998 (R. W. Novaco, personal communication, April 11, 2001), the Provocation Inventory, (R. W. Novaco, personal communication, April 11, 2001) and the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (Spielberger,...
Trait Emotional Intelligence and Happiness
Participants completed measures of trait emotional intelligence (trait EI), happiness, personality, and cognitive ability. Neuroticism was negatively related to happiness, whereas Extraversion and Openness to Experience were positively related to it....
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