Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 5, 2015

Career Plateau and Turnover Intention in Chinese Employees: Career Anchor as Moderator
In recent years, work environments have been reshaped by factors such as advanced technologies and global competition. Consequently, organizational structures are becoming flatter with fewer hierarchical levels, and the competition for upward mobility...
Chinese College Students' Risk Attitude to Moving Abroad to Study
With the trend toward globalization and internationalization in higher education, the number of Chinese students studying abroad continues to increase. According to the Ministry of Education of China, the number of students studying abroad increased...
Convergent Validity Assessment of a Brief Screen for Poverty with South African Adolescents
The Developmental Trauma Inventory (DTI; Collings, Valjee, & Penning, 2013) is a 36-item self-administered screen for interpersonal developmental trauma developed specifically for use in the South African context. Preliminary work with the DTI indicates...
Face Attractiveness in Building Trust: Evidence from Measurement of Implicit and Explicit Responses
Ever since Lavater published his work on physiognomy (Hassin & Trope, 2000), it has been widely believed that human appearance, and particularly faces, can reveal information about inner personality traits, moral virtues, and sociability. Indeed,...
Integrating Certainty Effect and Noninteractive Social Influence into Impulse Buying
Impulse buying refers to the response by consumers to a sudden urge to purchase something immediately. People who buy on impulse are less likely to think carefully or consider consequences before purchasing (Amos, Holmes, & Keneson, 2014). In previous...
Money or Attention? Sex Differences in Reactions to Social Exclusion
The significance of social ties is deeply rooted in the evolutionary history of human beings, during which people have relied heavily on group members to obtain benefits such as safety, health, and reproduction (Baumeister & Leary, 1995). Despite...
Negative Spillover Impact of Perceptions of Organizational Politics on Work-Family Conflict in China
Organizational politics is regarded as an abnormal disruptive aspect of the working atmosphere (Chang, Rosen, & Levy, 2009). It is also considered an elusive culture-oriented phenomenon that represents some unique domains of organizational culture...
Personalized E-Services: Consumer Privacy Concern and Information Sharing
Personalization in e-commerce is currently at a stage at which the economic potential for its future application seems to be promising, based on the assumptions that electronic retailing (e-tailing) companies' investment in it will be appreciated by...
Power Sharing and Task Performance: The Role of Work Engagement and Traditionality
In today's business world, rapid environmental changes make it increasingly difficult for supervisors to solve workplace problems by themselves. Therefore, supervisors often empower their subordinates with increased authority to cope with complex situations...
Social Facets of Knowledge Creation: The Validation of Knowledge Assets
With the advent of the knowledge-based economy, scholars and practitioners have paid increasing attention to knowledge assets. In the field of management, it is generally accepted that the creation and effective management of knowledge assets enhance...
The Double-Edged Sword of Task Conflict: Its Impact on Team Performance
Recently, research on team effectiveness has increasingly been focused on the nature of intragroup conflict (de Wit, Greer, & Jehn, 2012). Jehn (1995) classified intragroup conflict into the following two major types: task conflict, which is a perception...
The Effectiveness of a Meaning-Centered Psychoeducational Group Intervention for Chinese College Students
Study of the meaning in life has enjoyed a renaissance of interest in recent years and is considered to be an important component of broader well-being (King, Hicks, Krull, & Del Gaiso, 2006; Ryff & Singer, 1998), and a positive psychological...
The Role of Causal Attributions in Sport Consumers' Emotions and Satisfaction Judgment
Attribution theory (Weiner, 1985) has been widely used to predict consumers' emotions and satisfaction following positive and negative outcomes. Numerous researchers have used a multidimensional measure of causal attributions to examine how the various...
Trait Reactance Moderates Facebook Users' Irritation with Brand Communication
With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, many social media websites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) have emerged. According to the 2013 Social Media Marketing Industry Report, 86% of marketers consider social media as one of the most critical tools...
Validation of the Psychological Well-Being Scale for Use in Taiwan
In past decades, psychological issues related to negative experiences (e.g., anxiety, depression, and trauma) have received a great deal of research attention (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000). However, if it is accepted comprehensive health ought...
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