Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 1, 2019

A Modification of the Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale Using Multivariate Generalizability Theory
Emotions constitute important sources of information through which people can judge their own efficacy to accomplish specific tasks (Zampetakis, Kafetsios, Lerakis, & Moustakis, 2017). Emotional intelligence refers to a kind of intelligence expressed...
Chinese Public Sector Employees' Age, Emotional Dissonance, Work Meaningfulness, and Perceived Stress
The Chinese government is in the process of transforming its functions and changing the ways in which public services are provided (Government of the People's Republic of China, 2018; Tang & Lo, 2009). Many parts of the public sector have already...
Ethnic-Inspired Design Consumption as a Means of Enhancing Self-View Confidence
Infusing ethnic colors, patterns, and styles, referred to as ethnic-inspired designs (EIDs), into mainstream products has long been in vogue, particularly in the fashion industry (De Jesus & Soriano, 2012). One of the earliest leaders in this regard...
How Affective Cues Influence the Perceived Value of Artwork
People are motivated to pursue pleasure and avoid pain (Harinck, Van Dijk, Van Beest, & Mersmann, 2007; Higgins, 1997). Consequently, their action and perception serve the underlying goals of approaching pleasant, and avoiding hostile, stimuli (Elliot,...
Impact of Online Community Engagement on Community Loyalty and Social Well-Being
Online community is defined as an aggregation of people in cyberspace who share the same interests by using electronic means (Shen, Huang, Chu, & Liao, 2010). Scholars have previously examined the different characteristics of offline and online communities...
Impact of Perceived Organizational Culture on Job Involvement and Subjective Well-Being: A Moderated Mediation Model
Well-being is a fundamental concern and ultimate pursuit of all human beings because the achievement of overall life satisfaction is key to reaching their potential. At the macro level, governments and public policy makers treat the raising of subjective...
Importance of Personality and Career Stress for Flight Attendants' Career Satisfaction
Literature Review and HypothesesRather than focusing on commonly used objective indicators of success, such as salary change and promotions, we addressed a subjective aspect of flight attendants' career success: career satisfaction. According to Greenhaus,...
Is the Senpai–Kouhai Relationship Common across China, Korea, and Japan?
In Japanese culture a Senpai-Kouhai relationship is a specific senior-junior relationship between people of the same generation, and may even exist between those with an age difference of only one year (Lebra, 1976; Nakane, 1970). This in-group hierarchical...
Mental Toughness Development through Adolescence: Effects of Age Group and Community Size
Early researchers on mental toughness (MT) identified this concept as a set of attributes associated with successful sporting performance. Alongside psychological advantages (e.g., increased optimism and effective coping; Nicholls, Polman, Levy, &...
Motivational Bases of Commitment to Organizational Change in the Chinese Public Sector
Change is an eternal theme in contemporary public organizations, and changes in government agencies often involve reinventing procedures and practices (Vigoda-Gadot & Beeri, 2012). However, change can be successful only when agencies are proactive...
Relationship between Organizational Legitimacy and Customer Citizenship Behavior: A Social Network Perspective
Social enterprises are organizations that create social values to provide solutions to social problems through the creativity of a typical entrepreneurial process (Corner & Ho, 2010; G. Liu, Eng, & Takeda, 2015). For example, the Grameen Bank...
Sedentary Behaviors, Psychological Status, and Sleep Quality in Chinese University Students
Sedentary behavior, which is prevalent in contemporary society (Dumith, Hallal, Reis, & Kohl, 2011; Hadgraft & Owen, 2017; Owen, Salmon, Koohsari, Turrell, & Giles-Corti, 2014), refers to bodily movement with low energy expenditure (<...
The Impact of WeChat Use Intensity and Addiction on Academic Performance
We Chat has been the most popular form of social media in China in recent years (Gan, 2017). Since its launch in China by Tencent in 2011, researchers have examined the social, physical, and mental effects WeChat has on its users. For example, Wen, Geng,...
Walter Mischel: February 22, 1930–september 12, 2018
Our team at Social Behavior and Personality wishes to recognize the life and achievements of Walter Mischel, one of the 20th century's eminent social psychologists. Dr. Mischel is most widely known for his breakthrough "marshmallow test" which was designed...
When Independents Favor Far Extension: Self-Construal, Brand Extension, and Brand Concept Consistency
Brand extensions have become a popular way to introduce new products because of the lower risk of this strategy compared to launching of a new brand (Simms, 2005). This lower risk attracts much research into consumer behavior, especially in search of...
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