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The Discourse Analysis of Social Reflection Drama of Sexual Behavior of Teenagers

The objectives of this research were 1) To find the characteristics of adolescent’s sexual behavior reflected in the characters. 2) To understand the language and behaviors associated with sexual behaviors among adolescents from the reflections in the play. 3) To analyze the language associated with sexual behavior of adolescents reflected from the drama. For research

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Country Personality: The Application of Brand Personality Concept to Country as a Brand

Brand personality refers to human personality traits associated with a brand. Through a series of studies, Aaker (1997) uncovers five dimensions of brand personality: sincerity (down-to-earth, honest, wholesome and cheerful), excitement (daring, spirited, imaginative and up-to-date), competence (reliable, intelligent and successful), sophistication (upper class and charming) and ruggedness (outdoorsy and tough). Although brand personality has

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Measuring Performance Using Data Envelopment Analysis and Balanced Scorecard for Taiwan Medical Equipment Industry

Nowadays, the rapid changes of industrial environment have led to fierce competition among enterprises, and evaluating performances has become crucial in maintaining competitive advantage. Researchers have developed different ways of evaluating performance over the past, but there are some errors in which using single method in analyzing performances will occur. Therefore, in this research we

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A Study of Sexual Value of University Students of Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok Chantaburi Campus

This research has two main objectives: 1) to determine the sexual value of students in Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok Chanthaburi Campus. 2) to compare the sexual value of students in Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok Chanthaburi Campus, classify by sex, residence, family status, and who they live with. The samples were selected by random

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“Just Eliminate the Illness; Do Not Eliminate Dharmas”: A Case Study on the Lived Experience of a Buddhist Surviving Spouse

Despite the fact that myriads of publications, basing on Western theories, have investigated spousal loss, which threatens to physical health and psychological well-being; few studies examine how Buddhists tackle this difficulty. Thus, the present case study aims to explore the lived experience of a Buddhist surviving spouse who suffered from a sudden loss of her

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Exploring the Effect of Service Recovery Strategy on Internet Consumers’ Satisfaction and Word-of-Mouth

While more and more consumers are shopping on the Internet, the consumers can easily change their mind and switch to other online shops if they encounter service failure (i.e., inappropriate packing). However, if the service failures can be recovered successfully, the customers will be retained. Thus, the objective of the current study was to use

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Influence of Mental Models of Attachment during Middle Childhood on Self-esteem and Social Competence: A Short-term Longitudinal Study

Purpose: This short-term longitudinal study examined the influence of attachment mental models (AMM) during middle childhood on self-esteem and social competence. Additionally, given recent evidence for multiple attachment models, we examined the structure of the AMM. We compared three models: the hierarchy model, independence model, and integration model. In the hierarchy model, the mental model

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Cornering the Muses: A Multifaceted Approach to Assessing Creativity

Since Guilford addressed the American Psychological Association in 1950 and called for an academic movement for the study of creativity, an encouraging amount of research has advanced and deepened our understanding of this elusive concept. Measuring creativity has been both passionately pursued and dubiously criticized. The presenter will address a multifaceted approach to assessing creativity

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The Study of Well-Being in Grade 12 Students

The purpose of this research was to examine the well-being of high school students and to determine comparability of well-being held by these students in regard to ; (1) gender ; (2) programs;(3) academic achievement ;(4) family status. The sample used in this study was 156 grade 12 students in the first semester year of

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Factors Associated with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders in School-age Children in Thailand

This cross-sectional analytical study examined the relationship between risk factors of Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) in school-age children in Thailand. Materials and methods: The samples were 7,188 Thai students in primary school from grade 1 to 5 in four regions of Thailand and Bangkok, selected by using stratified three-stage cluster sampling. The samples were

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The Driving Factors of Key Value Influence Online B2B Banking Satisfaction

Purpose – In the case of rapid technological progress, online business-to-business (B2B) banking services provide efficient and convenient finical services for corporate users. However, there are some problems when it comes to maintaining the value assessment and cost expenditure. For instance, companies have to consider the financial situation or enhancement of the company’s value creation.

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A Study on Reasons for Living of Inmates in Chonburi Women’s Penitentiary Center

The purpose of this study was to survey the female inmates’ reasons for living. The samples included 99 inmates who were convicted and sentenced to more than ten years. The survey instrument was “ The Reason for Living Scale ” translated from Linehan et al., in 1983. There were 72 questions in the survey.The data

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Applying Culture Bound Theory to Acute Social Withdrawal (hikikomori)

This paper seeks to identify factors that implicate culture bound theory both in the socio demographic orientation of hikikomori and in the physical manifestation of `opting out` by `shutting in` and includes a brief comparison of those factors from a control culture with the related social expectation withdrawal of runaway. It uses as a baseline

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The Growth of Science in Developing Nations: A Discourse in Intercultural Philosophy

Conceiving science in a cultural or national context seems a conceptual absurdity. This sense of absurdity derives from the positivists’ ideal of scientific objectivity. Scientific objectivity has two components: intersubjectivity and epistemic reliability. Intersubjectivity means that scientists achieve consensus about the conclusions they reach. Epistemic reliability means that scientists get it right about the world.

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Self-leadership as an Impetus for Individual, Group or Community Development

The concept “self-leadership” is an outgrowth of the broader term “leadership” whose purpose is to motivate others in utilizing their individual self-motivation abilities towards fulfilling both their personal and organizational or communal goals. Self-leadership (Gordon, 2002; Gordon Bar, 2013) is defined as a process in which the individual: Designs his/her personal goal while connecting to

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The Effect of Sensation Seeking from Peers, Parenting Style, Religious Values ​​and Juvenile Delinquency in Middle Adolescence of High School

This study wanted to see the effect of sensation seeking, parenting style, and the value of religious studies on juvenile delinquency. The urge of sensation seeking is a tendency to seek diversity for something new. Parenting style is way of how parents raise their children. Religious study is a process of transferring a set of

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Compulsive Buying among Late Adolescents as an Identity-related Compensatory Behaviour: Big Five Personality, Identity Motives and Self-construal as Predictors

Compulsive buying is dysfunctional consumer behaviour with harmful personal, social, psychological, and financial problems. Social psychological perspectives define compulsive buying as an extreme form of ordinary buying motivated by mood regulation and identity seeking (Dittmar, 2004). The present research aims to predict compulsive buying tendency by identity-related factors: big five personality, identity motives, and self-construal

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Indonesian Primary School Students’ Perceptions on Academic Help-seeking Behaviour

Seeking academic help when students are facing academic difficulties is considered to be an adaptive behaviour. However, many studies have found that some students are reluctant to seek academic help. Moreover, today, the educational system in Indonesia is undertaking significant reformation from teacher centred to student centred paradigm. Under such a refocus, students should have

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Car Safety Rating and Consumer Decision Making: with Respect to ASEAN NCAP

Emerging as one of the developing regions in automotive industry, countries in the Southeast Asia region are experiencing growth at a variable rate and the personal passenger cars’ ownership is also increasing at a fast pace. In vision to elevate the degree of motor vehicle safety standards in the region, New Car Assessment Program for

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Crime, Conflict and Control in Bangkok

As there were considerable crime and conflict in Bangkok, the researcher studied and analyzed such problems compared with crime problems throughout Thailand. The researcher did documentary research using data on crime statistics in Bangkok and crime statistics throughout the country during 2000 – 2010 from Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and Royal Thai

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Oral Health Practices During Pregnancy

Background: This study contends that poor oral health might associate with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Little is known about oral hygiene practice and obtaining dental services during pregnancy in Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to explore women’s oral hygiene practices and barriers in obtaining dental care during their pregnancies.Methods: A cross-sectional design was employed

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The Role of Service Competencies: Promoting the Relationship between Frontline Employee and Customer

Within the service industry, the service-person enhances customer commitment by increasing customer benefits and decreasing customer costs, but is also influenced by trust that promote the interactions between buyer-seller. In the theory of relationship marketing, trust and commitment usually appear in a pair and are inseparable. Researchers have indicated that Frontline employee (FLE) competency plays

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Correlations among Peer Relations, Learning Activities with Friends, and University Adjustment

In September 2013, to examine the correlations among peer relations, learning activities with friends, and university adjustment, a questionnaire was distributed to 148 female university students in Japan. The participants responded to three scales that measured their peer relations at the university, learning activities with friends, and university adjustment. Major findings of this study included

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Health Anxiety and Somatic Symptoms in Young Adulthood

In young adulthood most people begin to realize the meaning of health. The amount of costs to be incurred for the treatment of a person when they are suffering from a disease also affects a person’s health concerns. According to Taylor and Asmundson (2004), most people feel anxious about their health. Anxiety about ones health

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The Influence of Sekentei and Significant Others on Seeking Help toward Psychological Services

The under-utilization of mental health services is salient in Japan, implying that those seeking psychological help can be inhibited through various reasons. One of the obstructive factors may be Sekentei, a Japanese concept referring to the need to conform to social norms and customs, and to avoid shame and maintain a respectable social appearance. On

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A First-attack Urticaira Increased Risk of Following Depression in Adolescence – National Study

Objective: Urticaria is a common ailment in adolescents. Its symptoms (e.g., unusual looking rash, limited daily activities, and recurrent itching) might contribute to the development of depression in adolescents, but this potential link has not been well studied. This study aimed to firstly investigate the risk of depression after urticaria using a nationwide population-based study.

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Cognition for Eating Behavior of Thai’s Consumer: The Mirror of Public Health Policies

Nowadays, Thai consumers, especially those who live in the main cities have active concerns regarding their eating behavior even though they don’t know the true concept of what is healthy eating behavior. Survey results showed when asked, respondents mentioned eating healthy food and nutritional drinks, but ignored other factors of eating behavior. The Thai Government

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Logo-bibliotherapy on People Suffering from Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis (MG), is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that is characterized by a weakness of the skeletal muscles within the body and is caused by circulating antibodies that block acethylcholine receptors at the post-synaptic neuromuscular junction, thus inhibiting the simulative effect of the neurotransmitter acethycholine. MG may not be a major public health problem

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Attitudes towards Meeting in Real Life via the Internet in Japanese University Students

In recent years, several crimes concerning victims and perpetrators who had previously met via the Internet and had subsequently met each other in real life have been reported in Japan . The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes towards meeting in people person in real life known only via Internet tools including Twitter,

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Real, Relevant or Redundant: Positioning and Re-Positioning Buddhism in Australia as an Education Paradigm

This paper explores the development of a Buddhist religious education program conducted in state primary schools in Australia. It considers the positioning of Buddhism as pedagogy as constructed from multiple perspectives: a historicity that includes voices from the diaspora of Buddhist immigrants, white conversions and a mindful subset decoupled from the ‘religion’. These perspectives are

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Using the Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) to Investigate Consumers’ Purchase Intention: Usana as an Example

The sudden boom in direct selling business in recent years has drawn a considerable number of participants. The mechanism that makes the participants stand out and entices consumers to buy products is crucial to them. This study explores the impact that two independent variables, which are argument quality (central path) and source expertise (peripheral path),

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Self-esteem, Readiness for Self-improvement and Subjective Well-being in Women from Collectivistic and Individualistic Cultures

The question of how collective self-esteem and personal self-esteem are linked to readiness for self-improvement and subjective well-being in women from individualistic and collectivistic countries was examined. Indian and Polish women were surveyed in order to measure personal and collective self-esteem, readiness to self-improvement and subjective well-being. The results allowed to distinguished three groups of

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Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for the Elderly – A Case Series

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an increasingly rare commodity to find in psychiatric practice, but has never been seen to have a prominent role with respect to the older patient. This presentation discusses the changing recent literature regarding this concept, and discusses three case studies from the author’s own experience demonstrating successful outcomes with limited-session psychodynamic psychotherapy

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Cognitive Dissonance among Chinese Gamblers: Cultural Beliefs versus Gambling Behavior

The main objective of this research was to ascertain whether there is cognitive dissonance among Chinese gamblers as a consequence of gambling while holding negative attitudes toward gambling, which are inherent in their cultural values. Using the behavioral variable of actual gambling and an attitudinal variable of negative beliefs about gambling, a third, practical measure

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The Study of Social Intelligence in Adolescents in Roi-Et Province

This study aimed to 1)examine the level of Social Intelligence in adolescents in Roi-Et province, Thailand 2)to study correlation between the individual factors and Social Intelligence 3) to investigate the effect of individual factors for enhancing the Social Intelligence. The study was Multi-stage and stratified random sampling: samples were randomized from adolescent who were studying

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Cognitive Change among Foreign Managers in Japan’s IT Sector

There is a large volume of research on foreign worker adjustment, though little has taken on the issue of cognitive change. In particular, Japan, despite being considered a “difficult” culture for foreigners to access, has been lagging as a topic of study in since the end of the Bubble Era two decades ago. Japan however

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Relationship between Self-efficacy, Self-esteem, and Attachment Style among Juvenile Delinquency in Urmia City – Iran

Psychological factors, such as self-esteem and self-efficacy, have been shown to be equally as important in contributing to the cause of deviant behavior. The aim of the present study is to investigate the relationship between the self-efficiency, self-esteem, and attachment style in juvenile delinquency in Urmia City-West Azerbaijan, Iran. By simple random sampling, 60 adolescents

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Uses and Gratifications for Paid Mobile Applications

The increasing growth of the mobile applications industry attributes to the popularity of the smartphone. More and more people use mobile applications to achive their needs, when the demands for mobile applications increase rapidly create a new market opportunity. But the mobile applications distinguish into paid and free applications. This paper investigates consumer’s perception on

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To See is to Believe: Why Students Cannot Detect Geometric Properties?

Geometric properties are important characteristics to identify geometric shapes. The sorting task in geometric shapes is to help students understand the relationship between geometric shapes and properties. Satlow and Newcombe (1998)indicate that students of different ages have different preferences to identify geometric shapes. From the psychological perspective (Emmanuel et al., 2011), people prefer to use

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An Application of the UTAUT Model for Exploring Cosmetics Product Purchase Intention of Virtual Community Members

Technology development have been rapidly grown and adapted by people. Internet users in Taiwan have been a great number and powerful growth. There are 36.4% people who use internet to search for cosmetics information. These challenges highly involved the technological innovations in cosmetics market. Due to plenty of internet users, virtual community (VC) has been

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Exploring Consumer Perception of Pop-Up Advertisement

Nowadays, not only on the computer, but also smart phones and other mobile devices, Internet advertising has become increasingly common. There are many different options for advertisers to utilise. But when intrusive advertising appears too often, it influences the reading quality of browsing the websites. Much literature shows that the relationship between pop-up ads and

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Students’ Perspectives on Learning Environments: Factors Affecting Their Satisfaction and Emotions in School

Children spend most of their waking time in school; therefore, experiences in school are a major domain in their life. Aside from academic achievement as one of indicator of school effectiveness, students’ affective statuses, such as school satisfaction and emotions, need to be given more attention by parents and educators because its impact on students’

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A Study on Quality of Life in Male to Female Transgender

The objective of this study was to examine Transgenders’ quality of life. Samples were 120 Transgenders in Chonburi province, Thailand, derived from accidental sampling. The research instrument was WHOQOL – BREF – THAI, which was a measuring tool of quality of life developed from the concept of ‘quality of life’ with Cronbach’s alpha coefficient reliability

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Femoral Neck Fracture Increase the Chance of Suffering Depression: A National Population-Based Follow-Up Study

Comorbidities, poor levels of activity and pain may contribute to the development of depression, but these factors have not been well addressed. This study aims to investigate the frequency and risk of major depression after a femoral neck fracture using a nationwide population-based study. Methods: The Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database was used in this

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A Study of the Relationship between Resilience and Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Adolescent Students affected by Civil Unrest in the Three Border Provinces in Southern Thailand

This research is aimed to 1) study resilience of adolescents students affected by civil unrest in the three border provinces in Southern of Thailand (Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat) 2) to study the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and 3) to examine the relationship between resilience and the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. The sample was

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Note on Publishing Intensity and Publishing Breadth

Given a set of leading scholars, a list of journals and a period of time, publishing intensity (PI) of a journal is defined as the total number of publications appeared in the journal that are co-authored by the leading scholars. Publishing breadth (PB) is defined as the total number of leading scholars who have contributed

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Predicting Consumer’s Intention to Buy Local Specialty Online

The purchases of local specialties were usually seen in conventional physical stores in the past. The potential consumers were the tourists who visited the stores. Renowned products did not necessarily imply big business in this pattern of trading. With the imposition of “free independent travel” for Mainland China tourists, and the introduction of “one town

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Internet Using Behavior of Teenagers

This research was qualitative based research. The objectives were to better understand Internet media consumption behaviors and search for terms that corresponded to Internet media consumption behaviors of teenagers. Respondents were both male and female university students studying in the first to fourth year. One group of nine people they were selected and volunteered to

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Consumer Behaviors of Meat with Traceability in Thailand: The Psychological Mechanism

Due to the outbreak of mad cow disease and bird flu, consumers around the globe are more concerned with meat quality and safety. Therefore, there is an urgent need to understand how consumers behave in response to these phenomena. Meat traceability is now used as a strategic tool to cope with this food safety crisis.

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A Structural Model of the Factors of Dissatisfaction Involved in Mobile Applications

Mobile Applications (Apps) have been increasingly popular in the recent years and are changing people’s daily lives in leisure and businesses. The Booming industry of Apps has made great profits but the awareness to prevent customers or users from feeling dissatisfied are an important issue. Previous research shows that dissatisfaction may inflict switching behavior, decreasing

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A Developing Second-order Measurement Model of Thai Adolescent’s Desirable Characteristic

Over the past decades in Thailand, some educators fixed the students’ good characters in order to becoming the primary educational indicators for teachers’ measurement. However, those characters did not cover all domains in developmental psychology and had no systematic and scientific research conducted to develop such a measured instrument. So, the present study adopted a

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Relations Between Intention to Self-Change and Cognitions of Benefit and Cost to Self-Change in University Students

The purpose of this study was to examine relations between intention to self-change and cognitions of benefit and cost to self-change in university students. Although it is well known that many university students desire to change themselves, only few studies have examined how they perceive the benefits and costs to their self-change. The hypothesis of

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Applying Technology-Mediation to Assist Junior College Students to Learn Japanese as 2nd Language and Improve the Efficiency

This study is based on college students’ as study objects and attempting to explore the application of technology-mediation method for students to learn a second foreign language, such as the effectiveness of the Japanese courses.The research includes two experiments. First experiment; the treated group students using the pre-test method divided into the Japanese language high

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The Role of Empathy in Experiencing of Loneliness of Others and Existential-Behavioral Training in the Empathy Development

Modern life offers many opportunities to keep in touch with each other, but that does not mean the true relationship between people. This relatedness gives us a sense of spiritual belonging in the transcendental meaning; it helps us to maintain our integrity. In the processes of alienation and connectedness the important role belongs to the

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Cross-cultural Consideration in the Contribution to Somatisation

This article focuses on a discussion of socio-cultural factors contributing to somatisation. Somatisation is a universal phenomenon. People with somatisation often express their psychological distress in a form of bodily complaints, which emphasis the mind-body connection. The experience and expressions of psychological distress varies across different ethnic and cultural groups. A review of cross-national epidemiological

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Development of Resilience Quotient (RQ) Support Activities Set for Disabled Students

This research had the objectives to develop a Resilience Quotient Support Activities Set for disabled students, to use the developed Resilience Quotient Support Activities Set to support the resilience quotient for disabled students at the Disability Support Services Center (DSS), Lampang Rajabhat University (LPRU) and to assess the results of the resilience quotient support after

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Therapeutic Alliance and the Prevention of Relapse in Collectivist Malay Family in Malaysia

Being a drug addict makes one’s alienation possible, even if one belongs to a strong interdependent family as it is in the collectivist community. Culturally, he has deviated from his family’s piously held values and norms. By capitalizing the therapeutic alliance (Rogers, 1957) which is a value that flourishes naturally in the Malay collectivist culture,

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Examining Critical Success Factors for Medical Device Industry in Taiwan

With the population aging, research indicated that the growing of chronic disease and rapidly increasing costs of healthcare are becoming a burden worldwide. Global medical equipment market size in 2010 is 2.456 billion U.S. dollars. It is a big industry output. In a highly competitive market, how to create effective strategies and set successful marketing

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Factoring in the Correct Answers Ratio in a Psycho-Educational Program

Various prevention programs fall short when it comes to practical application of learned skills. Students should be able to grasp and easily apply these skills in real life. Our psycho-educational program uses familiar conflict scenarios, where students are encouraged to answer assertively. Many students’ high/low correct answers ratio varies with the scenarios. We believe the

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Cognitive-behavioral Therapy of Bipolar Depressive Disorder (Manic-depressive): A Case Study

Introduction: The usual treatments of the bipolar depressive disorder, such as medication and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) have negative side effects on memory and cognition and the likelihood of recurrence. Researchers and clinical experts have been trying to design alternative psychotherapeutic methods for treating this disorder. For example, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been shown to

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Creating an Audio-Haptic Narrative Book for Blind Children: The Role of Audio Feedback in Inducing Pleasure

The aim of this study was to create an audio-tactile narrative book for blind children and to assess the role that auditory stimulation played in the feeling of pleasure in a blind child reader. We first explain the features of the audio-tactile book and second we report interviews with 4 blind readers. Our methodology was

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Validation of Psychological Capital Questionnaire in Thai employees

Although the construct psychological capital was first introduced by Luthan, the concept has been developed in attaining competitive advantage and supporting unity between employee and organization within a western context. There is much less attention in Asia, especially in Thailand. This current study therefore aimed to develop and initially validate a Psychological Capital Questionnaire (PCQ)

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Measuring Trust in China: Resolving Eastern and Western Differences in Concepts of Trust

Trust has implicit meaning for every person and has different meanings in different cultures, making it difficult to measure across cultures. From an International Psychology perspective, contrary to those who suggest creating “different psychologies” for different nations, this paper builds on scientific knowledge by using tested principles and instruments and applying them with contextual sensitivity

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Risk Assessment Tool for Adverse Outcomes of Occupational Stress: Development and Investigation of Psychometric Properties

Objectives: While psychosocial factors at work have been widely mentioned as important contributors to occupational stress, only recent research suggests that some non-work factors (e.g. some socioeconomic, personality and health risks) could also contribute to the adverse outcomes of work-related stress. The aim of our study was to develop a comprehensive instrument that would include

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Negligence in Modern Families Lives

Modern invention of telecommunication devices has made the distance between people in the world closer. People can make contact between one another within seconds,and the cost to communicate is very minimum even free if conducted between the same provider. Ironically such condition has a reverse impact on the interpersonal relations between some family members since

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Personal Communicative Activity in a Cultural Adaptation Process

The personal activity problem is connected with the increasing speed of society life, communication capabilities, which form a special person’s relationship with other people and objective reality. On the one hand, it helps to ensure that the person has more resources and ways of self-realization. But at the same time such a high-speed and full

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The Moderating Effect of Work Motivation and Coping Strategies on Job Satisfaction and Psychological Well Being among Fire Fighters

Sources of occupational stress and their impact on work motivation, job satisfaction and well being were examined in a questionnaire survey of 436 UK fire fighters from four fire brigades. The role of coping strategies as a moderating factor was also tested. Levels of occupational stress had a significant negative correlation with job satisfaction. Multiple

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Explaining Context Effects through the Perspective of Preference Uncertainty

Context effects indicate that when evaluating a set of choices, consumers consider the alternatives not only in isolation, but also in relation to other possible options (Highhouse 1996; Herne 1999). To capture the behavior of consumer choice by considering context effects, many theoretical models have been proposed, such as elimination by aspects (EBA) (Tversky, 1972a,

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Effect of Transpersonal Psychotherapy in Reducing Symptom of Craving and the Level Dependency in People with Substance Use Disorder

The numbers of young people who are addicted to drugs in Bali, Indonesia has been increasing every year and it has reached very concerning numbers. Not only the prevention of spreading drug use needs to be focused on but also the management for those who are already using drugs, so they can be productive and

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Social Policy and Female-Headed Household in the Post Revolutionary Iran

In the recent three decades Iran bears various changes such as revolution, war and socio-economic development which have also brought changes in Iranian families. One of the most dramatic of these changes in the Iranian family in these years has been the increase in the prevalence of female-headed households. Purpose: The main purpose of this

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Risk Management for the Future: Age, Risk, Cognitive Depletion, and Choice Architecture

How can regulation in an era of personal responsibility aid people to make the optimal decisions about their future risks, savings, and retirement? This behavioral study aims to deepen our understanding of how different age groups process choices in relation to future risk and retirement planning in diverse decision-making environments. In a series of experiments,

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An Exploratory Study of Core Competencies in Psychological Assessment —A Taiwan Perspective

Psychological assessment is regarded as one of the eight key competence domains at the 2002 competency conference in the U.S. (Kaslow et al., 2004). After discussion during this conference, Krishnamurthy et al. (2004) proposed an eight-factor model that included eight competencies essential to good practice in psychological assessment. The purpose of this research was to

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Preliminary Study of 3D Base Navigation Websites Development – Use 3D Virtual Temple Navigate Websites For Example

From now on, website display still uses interface visual effects as the main appeal, its goal aims to attract user’s browsing interest, but in actuality, the website display is still in 2D images, text-based presentation. Hence this research will build a full 3D base virtual temple website and move the religious spirit of the actual

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Meta-analysis of Intelligence Scores of ‘Street Children’ in Developing Countries

In many developing countries, unsupervised children spend much of their time in the urban environment and in the context of extreme poverty. These ‘street children’ are generally not attending school, psychological traumas are common and rates of substance abuse are high. The multiple deprivations suffered and the exposure to factors mitigating normal neurocognitive development would

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Tragedy aesthetics of Ki-duk Kim film

Ki-Duk Kim (1960 ~) is a very well-known film director in Korea that was awarded the best director award at the Venice Film Festival and the Silver Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival.In 2012, Kim’s 18th works (Pieta) won the Golden Lion Award for best film at the 69th Venice Film Festival. Venice

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Medical Morality in Islamic Civilization

The position of science and scholars in religious doctrines and encouraging people to learn required sciences have provided a proper bed for the emergence and growth of the different branches of traditional and rational sciences in Islamic civilization that we can point to medical sciences among them. As medical sciences emerged and evolved, doctors’ morality

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Multiple Creativities: A Task to Set up a New Model to Creative Thinking

This study seeks to provide a new understanding of what is called Multiple Dimensional Creativities by setting up a new model explaining the dynamic process of creativity. This study aims to focus on new arena of psychology by raising the question whether we have one and only one form of creativity or creativity can be

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Emotion Regulation: A Critical Review of Cross-cultural Validity

During the last two decades, research investigations in emotion regulation have proliferated due to the recognition of its significance in mental health and well-being. Theoretical models and measures of emotion regulation have been proposed. The proposals, however, are based on studies conducted within the Western cultural contexts. With recent empirical and theoretical findings, questions emerge

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The Indonesian Moslem Marital Quality Scale: Development, Validation, and Reliability

The development of the Indonesian Moslem Marital Quality Scale (IMMQS) is presented. In the first study, data from 258 respondents were subjected to an exploratory factor analysis. Exploratory factor analysis uncovered 3 factors: friendship, harmony, and satisfaction with children. In the second study, data from 370 respondents were subjected to a confirmatory factor analysis, which

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Taiwanese Parents’ Reaction to the Achievement of Their Children: Vertical Distinctiveness Versus Horizontal Distinctiveness

In Confucian societies, one who has any achievement is always basking his/her Big Self, especially to his/her parents. However, since the Eastern cultures value Vertical Distinctiveness (VD) more than Horizontal Distinctiveness (HD), it is very possible that parents would feel more glorious (having more face) when their children achieve VD than HD and might have

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Altruism Among Teachers in Jakarta

Altrusim is an important aspect in a teacher. Altruism is an attitude to pay attention on other’s well-being without concerning the self (Baston, 1987). Teachers need to pay more attention to their students’ well-being rather than their personal well-being. Altruism in education is associated with connectedness in interpersonal relationships and involvement in physical and emotional

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Learning to Cope with Hypoglycemia for Patients with Diabetes

Background: The fear of hypoglycemia may be an important barrier to people adopting regimens that closely control blood glucose levels and decrease long-term complications. To develop patient-centered education for people who experience hypoglycemia an understanding of their experiences with hypoglycemia is needed. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the problem-solving of people

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How to Predict Professional Success in Music and Beyond? Constructing Universal Talent’s Structure for the Best Vocational Choices

The purpose of this paper is to present a universal model for human talent following the example of musical talent. Psychological categories used to describe high achievements’ potential – ‘abilities’, ‘giftedness’, ‘talent’, ‘creativity’, ‘intelligence’ and ‘motivation’ – are shown as parts and elements of an organized structure. A more detailed model for musical talent is

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Dealing with Emotional Crisis: A Phenomenological Exploration of Thai Helpers’ Perception and Experiences

Emotional crisis is a state of the mind that signifies the suffering caused by the feeling of insecurity from the environments, personal dilemmas, or psychological distress. Past literature has indicated that some of the tragedies/negative life events happening to students especially those in a university level cause severe distress and emotional crisis. A better understanding

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Bilingualism Helps Asian Families Flourish

In my personal experience as an Asian Canadian, many Asian families no longer pass on their native language to their children. I feel this may be detrimental in terms of young people losing their cultural identity. This presentation investigates the phenomenon of bilingualism in Asian families. From the cultural perspective, the advantages of passing on

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Seniors Use of Medical Electric Scooters with The Intention Satisfaction Study in Taiwan

This study aims to explore the properties of the senior citizens of Taiwan; their living and their needs of going out. Through using the software “SPSS12.0” to build the model of this research to do confirmatory factor analysis, path analysis and satisfaction analysis, we can understand the influence caused by several dimensions on people’s intention