Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 4, May

Beyond Simple Innovativeness: A Hierarchical Continuum and Thinking and Feeling Processing Modes
The important role of innovative consumers in the diffusion of new products has led researchers to invest considerable effort in trying to understand the nature of innovativeness. A central feature of past research has been that scholars have viewed...
Consumer Behavior toward Counterfeit Sporting Goods
Counterfeit goods are defined as illegally made products that resemble the genuine goods but are typically of lower quality in terms of performance, reliability, or durability (Lai & Zaichkowsky, 1999). The global market for counterfeit goods is...
Development of Preschoolers' Emotion and False Belief Understanding: A Longitudinal Study
Developing an understanding of false beliefs and emotions marks a paramount step in young children's acquisition of understanding about the social and internal world. Emotions are the consequences of situational determinants and others' intentional...
Emotion and Investment Returns: Situation and Personality as Moderators in a Stock Market
Since it was developed, the research field of behavioral finance has mainly been influenced by cognitive psychology, in which the systemic deviation (anomalies of financial market behavior) in human decision making has been explored and important contributions...
Heuristic Bias in Children's Reasoning in the Personal Domain
According to the social domain approach, it is common for children to disobey rules that apply in the personal domain, and this behavior becomes even more prominent as they reach adolescence (Nucci, 2001). Acts typically judged to fall in the personal...
Network Centrality in a Virtual Brand Community: Exploring an Antecedent and Some Consequences
In recent years, managers of enterprises have increasingly focused on the use of a brand community in the establishment of long-term relationships with customers. An important reason for this focus is that social relationships among community members...
Peer Attachment and Loneliness among Adolescents Who Are Deaf: The Moderating Effect of Personality
Findings in research across a wide range of fields have highlighted the clinical importance of loneliness, especially among youth (see Heinrich & Gullone, 2006 for a review) and researchers have shown that loneliness can produce a variety of ill...
Perceived Similarity and Third-Person Effect: Media Coverage of the Shooting Incident at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
On April 16, 2007, a college student shot and killed 32 people at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the US, generating a great deal of national and international media coverage. In view of the fact that most previous shootings...
Physical Activity, Self-Esteem, and Mental Health in Students from Ethnic Minorities Attending Colleges in China
Mental health issues can negatively impact on the health and academic performance of college students (Regehr, Glancy, & Pitts, 2013). In a study of 8,155 students from 15 U.S. universities, Downs and Eisenberg (2012) found that 6.75% reported...
Race of Athlete-Spokesperson and Implicit and Explicit Responses to Advertising
Globalization and multiculturalism in the sport industry continuously facilitate the racial diversity of high-profile athletes and fans around the world. The Beijing Olympics, which drew 4.7 billion sports fans around the globe (Nielsen Company, 2008),...
Reliability and Validity of a Turkish Version of the Passionate Love Scale
Over the years, a large number of typologies have been used to conceptualize love. One typology that was suggested by Hatfield and Rapson (1996) is passionate love. Passionate love (sometimes called romantic love, infatuation, love sickness, or obsessive...
The Mediating Effect of Cooperative Goals on the Relationship between Team Orientation and Team Member Exchange
Groups often serve as the basic units to solve important problems and accomplish vital tasks in organizations. Researchers, including Seers and colleagues, have shown that interpersonal relationships play a critical role in group effectiveness. Team-member...
The Mediating Effect of Personality Traits on the Relationship between Self-Concealment and Subjective Well-Being
Not only are there significant differences in the content and nature of secrets, but there are also significant differences in individuals' tendency to conceal information; some people are more inclined to secrecy than others. Self-concealment (SC)...
The Relationships among Sternberg's Triarchic Abilities, Gardner's Multiple Intelligences, and Academic Achievement
Since 1980 there has been increasing interest in the role of intelligence in learning and its impact on student achievement. Similarly to education theorists, many researchers on intelligence have been conducting studies to apply theories about intelligence,...
User Acceptance of Business Intelligence Systems in Taiwan's Electronics Industry
Many organizations utilize information systems, such as business intelligence. As Mikroyannidis and Theodoulidis (2010) explain, business intelligence (BI) consists of a "collection of techniques and tools, aiming at providing businesses with the necessary...
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