Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016

  • Die Away Health Workers: The Role of Psychological Factors on Burnout

    Fasanmi Samuel Sunday

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 131-136
    Received: 26 October 2016
    Accepted: 8 November 2016
    Published: 23 December 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160506.11
    Abstract: The study aims at investigating the effect of abusive supervision, interactional justice and supportive workplace supervision burnout among health workers in selected communities in Ogun State, Nigeria. Three hundred and twenty (320) health workers were sampled for the study. A battery of tests on abusive supervision, interactional justice, support... Show More
  • Hacker Personality Profiles Reviewed in Terms of the Big Five Personality Traits

    Andik Matulessy, Nabilla H. Humaira

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 137-142
    Received: 12 October 2016
    Accepted: 3 December 2016
    Published: 3 January 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160506.12
    Abstract: As well as possessing advanced computer skills, hackers are typically highly intelligent. However, it is commonly assumed that hackers have personality traits that tend to be negative and detrimental in their effect on society. Hackers fall into three main categories: white hat hackers, grey hat hackers and black hat hackers. The aim of this study ... Show More
  • Bilingualism, Theory of Mind and Perspective-Taking: The Effect of Early Bilingual Exposure

    Rebeka Javor

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 143-148
    Received: 14 November 2016
    Accepted: 8 December 2016
    Published: 10 January 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160506.13
    Abstract: The present study investigates the link between bilingualism, Theory of Mind and empathy among 240 mono- and bilinguals. We hypothesize that bilinguals have better theory of mind capabilities and empathic skills. Possible explanations for this evidence of a bilingual advantage are the early exposure to a second language and/or greater inhibitory co... Show More
  • The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS): Psychometric Properties and Observed Scores in University Students

    Sergio Useche, Andrea Serge

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 149-155
    Received: 31 October 2016
    Accepted: 16 November 2016
    Published: 10 January 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160506.14
    Abstract: Satisfaction with life is a wide studied component of well-being, largely documented along the recent decades. Also, it constitutes one of the most relevant variables within the positive and social psychology to study outcomes in different spheres of the life. Regarding the scholar context, it has been documented through several research experience... Show More
  • Demographic and Socio-economic Determinants of Age at First Marriage of Women in Bangladesh: An Analysis

    Omar Faroque, Ruhul Amin

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 156-161
    Received: 10 September 2016
    Accepted: 23 September 2016
    Published: 11 January 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160506.15
    Abstract: Bangladesh is one of the Lower Middle Income Countries (LMIC) where about half of the total population is women who are getting involved in all spheres of life as educational, professional, political arena and contributing to the economy. But lower age at first marriage of women is a serious impediment to this contribution. This paper dissects vari... Show More
  • Personality as a Predictor of Involvement in Risky Sexual Behaviour: A Study Conducted Among Students in Secondary Schools in Nyakach Sub-county Kisumu County, Kenya

    Omanyo Abraham Otieno

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016
    Pages: 162-170
    Received: 17 October 2016
    Accepted: 1 November 2016
    Published: 12 January 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.20160506.16
    Abstract: Risky sexual behaviour is a common habit among young people in the world, but its relation with personality has not been explored exhaustively, especially in Kenya. The purpose of the study was to establish the relationship between personality sub-types and involvement in risky sexual behaviour among secondary school students in Nyakach Sub-county ... Show More