Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015

  • Late Adolescents’ Perception of their Peers Who Report a Large Number of Sex Partners

    Seojin Choi, Dong-ouk Yang, Gahyun Youn

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: Dec. 27, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 11, 2015
    Published: Jan. 21, 2015
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: What is the reason for gender discrepancy in reporting lifetime sex partners (SPs) when people are asked for the number of SPs they have had? Based on the idea of the sexual double standard, men might over-report while women might under-report the number of SPs. The purpose of this study was to identify whether this gender discrepancy could be expl... Show More
  • Information Accessibility and Use as Correlates of Women Political Participation in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

    Eteng Uwem, Opeke R. O.

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 5-17
    Received: Dec. 23, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 13, 2015
    Published: Jan. 23, 2015
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Information is a crucial ingredient for political participation. A lack of relevant, accurate and timely information may lead to poor or non-participation in the political process. Women in Nigeria are known for their low level participation in politics. Demographically they are more than men but their number fails to be translated to political str... Show More
  • Perceived Self-Efficacy in the Context of Teamwork and Entrepreneurship in Engineering and Social Sciences College Students

    Maria Del Carmen Zueck Enriquez, Francisco Muñoz Beltran, Veronica Benavides Pando, Alejandro Chavez Guerrero y, Juan Francisco Aguirre Chavez

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 18-22
    Received: Dec. 09, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 16, 2015
    Published: Jan. 30, 2015
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: The purpose of the present study is to compare the profiles of perceived self-efficacy in teamwork and entrepreneurship between Engineering and Social Sciences university students. The total sample consists of 1,181 participants; 592 from the Engineering field and 589 from the Social Sciences programs, with an average age of 18.43 years (SD = 0.95)... Show More
  • Dimensions of Social Media Addiction among University Students in Kuwait

    Jamal J. Al-Menayes

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 23-28
    Received: Jan. 05, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 21, 2015
    Published: Jan. 30, 2015
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: This study aimed to examine social media addiction in a sample of university students. Based on the Internet addiction scale developed by Young (1996) the researcher used cross-sectional survey methodology in which a questionnaire was distributed to 1327 undergraduate students with their consent. Factor analysis of the self-report data showed that ... Show More
  • Role of Emotional Intelligence on Aggression: A Comparison between Adolescent Boys and Girls

    Prangya Paramita Priyadarshini Das, Suchitra Tripathy

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 29-35
    Received: Dec. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 16, 2015
    Published: Feb. 01, 2015
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Emotional intelligence (EI) is based on the concept of understanding one’s own emotion and the emotions of others. Aggression is often categorized by hurtful and destructive behavior towards others; it seems to oppose the empathetic nature of EI. In this study the objective was to study the role of emotional intelligence on adolescents’ aggression ... Show More