Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 7, 2016

Abusive Supervision and Work Performance: The Moderating Role of Abusive Supervision Variability
Abusive supervision, defined as "the extent to which their supervisors engage in the sustained display of hostile verbal and nonverbal behaviors, excluding physical contact" (Tepper, 2000, p. 178), has received increasing attention because of its detrimental...
Adolescents' Core Self-Evaluations as Mediators of the Effect of Mindfulness on Life Satisfaction
Adolescence is an important developmental phase when individuals need to face new challenges (Antaramian, Huebner, & Valois, 2008). Adolescence is a period that is distinct from childhood and adulthood, and individuals at this stage of development...
Cultural Orientation Affects Consumer Responses to Charity Advertising
Understanding and incorporating cultural differences is considered to be a prerequisite for successful international advertising (Lin, 2001). Consumers with a particular cultural orientation become accustomed to its value systems, beliefs, and perception...
Effects of Compassion on Employees' Self-Regulation
Compassion can be defined as an altruistic behavior, emotion, or virtue that includes a desire to alleviate the suffering of others (Blum, 1980). It occurs through noticing, feeling, and responding to the suffering of others, and can be expressed in...
Effects of Context on Processing Emotionally Neutral Abstract and Concrete Concepts
The abstractness effect describes the phenomenon of individuals responding to abstract words (e.g., sovereignty) more rapidly and accurately than they do to concrete words (e.g., desk) during concept processing, as opposed to the concreteness effect,...
Effects of Product Failure Severity and Locus of Causality on Consumers' Brand Evaluation
Product failure can result in enormous financial cost, reduce brand equity, and cause customer attrition. From 2009 to 2011, product defects in vehicle components caused nearly 1,000 layoffs of Toyota employees on the day of the product recall (Allen,...
Ethical Leadership and Whistleblowing: Collective Moral Potency and Personal Identification as Mediators
Given the prevalence and concealment of misconduct in the workplace, whistleblowing is a valuable organizational behavior (Nayir & Herzig, 2012). Encouraging employees to report unethical conduct internally (i.e., whistleblowing) has become an important...
Exploring Proenvironmental Behavior of Serbian Youth through Environmental Values, Satisfaction, and Responsibility
Proenvironmental attitudes and behavior of the young are important indicators of future social changes regarding environmental protection. Justification for the research of proenvironmental attitudes and behavior during adolescence is reflected in the...
Mood Affects Consumer Inferences of Marketers' Scarcity Claim as a Sales Tactic
Marketers often use scarcity claims to attract consumers, with announcements such as "Limited quantities available" or "Hurry, only available for a limited time," being used to emphasize the finite availability of products, services, and special promotion...
Negative Effects of Brand Familiarity and Brand Relevance on Effectiveness of Viral Advertisements
Viral advertisements, which appear predominantly on the Internet, consist of two components-interesting content and embedded brand information- and peer-to-peer forwarding is used as an important indicator to evaluate the effectiveness of these advertisements...
Perceived Employability Moderates Burnout and Depression among Bank Employees
During the past decade, immense changes have taken place in the work market of the Chinese banking sector, including policy changes, more intense competition, downsizing, technical innovation, and international financial crises. These epochal transformations...
Reciprocal Norms Moderate the Influence of Guanxi on Feelings and Behavior of Closeness
Chinese people usually consider guanxi in interpersonal interactions. Guanxi means interpersonal relationships, ties, connections, and social links. Guanxi is at the foundation of Chinese social structure and greatly influences Chinese people's behaviors...
Self-Reflection and Self-Insight Predict Resilience and Stress in Competitive Tennis
Concomitant with the globalization and commercialization of elite sport (Fletcher & Wagstaff, 2009), the requirements for athletic success have intensified. In professional tennis, for instance, at the beginning of 2015 there were more than 2,500...
Transformational Leadership and Employees' Feedback Seeking: The Mediating Role of Trust in Leader
Feedback seeking has been defined as the effort made by employees to verbally request information about their job-related behavior and performance (Levy, Albright, Cawley, & Williams, 1995). By frequently seeking feedback, employees can gain a variety...
Transmitting Stereotype-Relevant Information in Conversation: Evidence from Chinese Undergraduates
Stereotypical information commonly passes from one person to another through an interpersonal communication chain. Researchers (e.g., Lyons & Kashima, 2001, 2003, 2006) have used the serial reproduction method to simulate this process, and found...
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