Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 7, 2012

A Comparison of Probabilistic Prize Promotion Schemes
Based on the rank-dependent expected utility model (Quiggin, 1991), hypotheses are formed in this study regarding optimal prize promotion structure with reference to associated probabilistic aspects. Referencing both modeling works and related behavioral...
Cognitive Dissonance Theory and the Certification Examination: The Role of Responsibility
Taiwanese schools are actively promoting opportunities for students to obtain specialized certificates during their formal education. However, some students do not intend to achieve certification. Questions about how to increase these students' motivation...
Customer Lifetime Value: A Review
The concept of regarding customers as assets that should be managed and whose value should be measured is now accepted and recognized by academics and practitioners. This focus on customer relationship management makes it extremely important to understand...
Effects of Collaborative Expression Using Lego® Blocks, on Social Skills and Trust
In this study, we investigated the psychological effects of an activity for collaborative expression using LEGO® blocks. In particular, we focused on the issues of social skills and trust in 39 high school students. Each participant was asked to answer...
Further Evidence of the Impact of Cognitive Complexity on the Five-Factor Model
According to the five-factor model (FFM) of personality the same 5 factors are universal across all individuals. However, recent evidence suggests that this assumption may be incorrect (Bowler, Bowler, & Phillips, 2009). In this study we sought to...
Interpersonal Rejection Experiences and Shame as Predictors of Susceptibility to Peer Pressure among Korean Children
We examined the relationships among parental and peer rejection, shame, and susceptibility to peer pressure during late childhood. A sample of 610 boys and 575 girls from Korea filled out questionnaires and nominated 3 classmates to measure peer rejection....
Knowledge Sharing and Work Performance: A Network Perspective
Based on a network perspective, in this study we argue that employees can improve their work performance if they occupy central network positions within a company where they can take advantage of knowledge made available by colleagues. We reasoned that...
Leisure Motivation: An Integrative Review
In this article we reviewed research on leisure motivation. We started with a brief review of the history of leisure motivation and then reviewed research on leisure motivation scales and leisure constraints negotiation. Next, we considered the relationship...
Relationships between Social Support Cognition Types and Family Resource Management of Chinese Migrant Workers
In this study, we analyzed the relationship between social support cognition types and family resource management. Participants were 501 migrant workers in Suzhou, China. The results indicated that: (a) migrant workers with different social support cognition...
Responses Overtime of Child and Adolescent Survivors to the 2008 Wenchuan, China Earthquake
The posttraumatic psychological symptoms of 188 child and adolescent survivors were investigated at 2 stages after the 2008 earthquake in Wenchuan, China, using the Mental Health Scale (Wo & Liu, 2003) and the Coping Scale (Xiao & Xu, 1996)....
Stability and Instability in the Friendship Networks of the Turkish White-Collar Class
In this study, I analyzed changes over time in networks consisting of closest friends in the context of the Turkish white-collar class. I also examined how life events affect these changes. I collected data using interviews (conducted 5 years apart)...
Subcultural Differences in Taiwanese and Burmese Chinese Business Negotiation Styles
The subcultural differences in business negotiation styles between Taiwanese businesspeople and a small group of Burmese Chinese who have businesses in Taiwan were analyzed. Negotiating styles of collaboration, compromise, accommodation, competition,...
The Effect of Experiential Providers on Restaurant Patronage Decisions
Keywords: theory of planned behavior, experiential marketing, experiential providers, restaurant industry, customer dining experience, gender.Customers enjoy engaging in pleasant dining experiences. Schmitt (1999) proposed in his theory of experiential...
The Implicit and Explicit Sense of Belonging in Migrant Children in China
We investigated whether Chinese children who have migrated from the countryside to the city have a sense of belonging to their hometown or to their current place of residence. We measured both their explicit and implicit sense of belonging using the...
The Relationship between Personality Traits and Information Competency in Korean and American Students
We examined differences between Korean and American cultures in terms of the relationships between Big Five personality traits (McCrae & Costa, 1990) and information competency. Korean (n = 245) and American (n = 185) college students completed the...
The Relationships among Social Capital, Health Promotion, and Job Satisfaction at Hospitals in Taiwan
In a working environment that is high-risk, knowledge-intensive, extremely stressful, and competitive, medical institutions have increasingly come to value the concepts of social capital and health promotion. In this study conducted at hospitals in Taiwan,...
The Sweet Color of an Implicit Request: Women's Hair Color and Spontaneous Helping Behavior
Results of previous researchers' studies on the effect of blond hair color on helping behavior have been inconsistent. In addition, spontaneous helping behavior has not been examined. In this study, female confederates wearing blond, brown, or dark wigs...
Where Does Perfectionism Come from? a Qualitative Investigation of Perfectionists and Nonperfectionists
Keywords: perfectionism, origin, development, achievement, qualitative investigation.Perfectionism is generally defined as the "striving for flawlessness" (Flett & Hewitt, 2002, p. 5), but researchers disagree about the developmental roots of perfectionism....
Young South African Adults' Perceptions of Parental Psychological Control and Antisocial Behavior
We extended prior research by investigating perceptions of parental psychological control as a contributor to young adults' antisocial behavior in a sample of 382 South African university students aged between 18 and 25 years. Barber's (1996) measure...

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