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Perception of Russia in the Baltic Countries: Memory, Identity, and Conflict

As a basic unit of sociolinguistic inquiry, the family context has been traditionally placed at a central position in its key role when it comes to transmitting a particular language from generation to generation (Fishman 1991). I conducted individual semi-structured in-depth interviews with 30 couples from Russian-Estonian mixed families. The couples were chosen to reflect […]

Depression and Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI) in Macao Adults: Results from the Macao Health Survey (MHS) 2006

INTRODUCTION: Based on a household random sampling health survey, this report is trying to explore the relationship between depression and the wellbeing measured by PWI. METHODS: Data was collected from 3119 Macao adults through health assessment, questionnaire and lab tests. “Doctor told” depression was measured by questionnaire. Wellbeing in 8 domains was measured by PWI. […]

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Attitudes in Adolescence: The Moderating Role of Personal Religion

Research has drawn attention to the adverse effects of sexual abuse. Yet, few studies have addressed whether personal religion can reduce such adverse effects. Using 3,000 teenagers affiliated with an evangelical church in USA, I find that sexual abuse leads to increased sexual activities in heterosexual and homosexual relationships. More importantly, there is little evidence […]

Children’s Gender Nonconformity as Justification for Discipline: Experiences and Views of Children and Their Caregivers in Urban Poor Family Settings

Corporal punishment (CP) is a method of discipline that may be physical or humiliating (Soneson, 2005). Although there have been debates about its use, it is still a common disciplinary method in the Philippines. This qualitative study aims to learn common justifications for using CP from the perspectives of both caregivers and children. The study […]

Relationship between Personality and Interpersonal Conflict Resolutions among Adolescents in Indonesia

Background Interpersonal conflict is experienced in adolescents more than in adulthood. Conflict resolution is affected by personality. Adolescents with high agreeableness tend to use negotiation, while adolescents with high conscientiousness tend to use power assertion. Aim The aim of this study is to examine correlation between personality and interpersonal conflict resolution among adolescents using one tail hypothesized. Methods This […]

Effect of Inter-Gender Conflict Experiences on Gender Dichotomization among Japanese Women and Men

Gender dichotomization is defined as the extent to which an individual views same-gender-typical traits as more central to his/her gender group than other-gender-typical traits. This study investigated if gender dichotomization can intensify or diminish among Japanese women and men, when they have inter-gender conflict experiences. Data was collected from 88 Japanese undergraduates (44 female and […]

Perception of Russia in the Baltic Countries: Memory, Identity, and Conflict

Understanding the dynamics of relations between Russia and post-Soviet states, between the European Union, Russian Federation and countries associated to the European Union is hardly possible without understanding the affective processes underlying the perception of Russia across Eurasia. Although historical memory and perception of various “sore points” in mutual relationships (historical events, myths and stereotypes) […]

Distinguishing Between Adaptive and Maladaptive Narcissism: A Comprehensive Examination

Previous research has identified adaptive and maladaptive features of narcissism in normal population. We attempted to establish adaptive and maladaptive narcissism as two distinct types of narcissism via six studies. Study 1 revealed that people of adaptive narcissism and those of maladaptive narcissism manifested differential personality profiles. Study 2 and 3 found that adaptive narcissists […]

Paternalism, Power Distance and Fatalism Among Managers From Three Major Ethnic Groups in Nigeria

The aim of this study was to examine cross-cultural differences in Paternalism, Power Distance and Fatalism among managers from the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria. The 57-item Word Opinion Survey developed by Kanungo & Mendonca (1994) was used to collect data from 521 employees including 198 Hausa/Fulani, 176 Yoruba, and Igbo managers. The test […]

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