Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 7, 2001

Agreement in Personality Trait Ratings: At First and over Time
Despite conventional wisdom to the contrary, researchers have failed to consistently find a relationship between acquaintance and interjudge agreement in perceptions of personality traits. One hundred and thirty-one participants divided into 29 small...
"Ally McBeal vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger": Comparing Mass Media, Interpersonal Feedback and Gender as Predictors of Satisfaction with Body Thinness and Muscularity
Susceptibility to appearance-related mass media, interpersonal feedback, and instrumentality were compared as predictors of body satisfaction and shape concerns regarding thinness and muscularity in a sample of 287 undergraduate men and women. Results...
A New Look at the Old "Little Emperor": Developmental Changes in the Personality of Only Children in China
In order to study the perception of Chinese parents of their children, audio-taped free descriptions of children's personality characteristics were obtained from 401 Chinese parents living in Beijing and Fuzhou. The free descriptions by parents showed...
Partner Preferences among Homosexual Men and Women: What Is Desirable in a Sex Partner Is Not Necessarily Desirable in a Romantic Partner
The present study examined the degree to which various partner characteristics are preferred by homosexual men and women in a short-term sexual relationship versus a long-term romantic relationship. A non-college sample of adults (N = 80) individually...
Physique Anxiety and Self-Efficacy Influences on Perceptions of Physical Evaluation
The present study integrated concepts from social cognitive and self-presentational theories to determine the relationships among social physique anxiety, self-efficacy and outcome expectations, and state anxiety in situations of varying physical evaluation...
Preferences for Behavioral Style of Minority and Majority Members Who Anticipate Group Interaction
The present research investigates whether prospective minority and majority members ascribe high effectiveness to particular behavioral styles in order to exert social influence in a forthcoming group interaction. It was hypothesized that consistency,...
Self-Efficacy and Academic Performance
The aim of the present study was to examine the predictive effectiveness of self-efficacy in an academic setting. Seventy-six postgraduate students completed a questionnaire to assess efficacy expectations toward competencies perceived to underpin performance...
Self-Identity in Planned Behavior Perspective: Past Behavior and Its Moderating Effects on Self-Identity-Intention Relations
The self-identity and past behavior measures were included in a structured TPB (Theory of Planned Behavior) questionnaire, with the major aim of providing support for the hypothesized main and interaction effects. Results supported the validity of the...
The Effect of Hestitancy toward and the Motivation for Self-Disclosure on Loneliness among Japanese Junior High School Students
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the factors of hesitancy toward and the motivation for self-disclosure on loneliness. Five scales about self-disclosure and loneliness were administered to 235 junior high school students. This study...
We Are We Wear: The Emergence of Consensus in Stereotypese of Students' and Managers' Dressing Styles
This paper presents an experiment demonstrating that the way in which students stereotype themselves and managers in terms of dressing style becomes more consensual when these stereotypes are (i) formed within an intergroup context, and (ii) created...