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- ItemRegional financial segmentation in the United States(Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., 1992-08) Bias, Peter V.Regional differential responses to US national monetary policies were tested using a simple regional money supply model. Statistical analyses indicate that national policy and interregional trade has considerable impact on regional money supplies. This regional economic composition differences may affect the money flow through the US states. Results suggest that the Federal Reserve cannot help regional monetary difficulties.
- ItemThe Geography of Finance: Spatial Dimensions of Intermediary Behavior(Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., 1996-08) Bias, Peter V.
- ItemOn the Trait Antecedents and Outcomes of Service Worker Job Resourcefulness: A Hierarchical Model Approach.(Springer Nature, 2003) Licata, Jane W.; Mowen, John C.; Harris, Eric G.; Brown, Tom J.In a series of three studies, a four-level hierarchical model of personality was employed to identify the antecedents and three validating criteria of a newly developed trait labeled job resourcefulness (JR). JR is defined as an enduring disposition to garner scarce resources and overcome obstacles in pursuit of job-related goals. Across three service contexts, JR was shown to predict customer orientation, self-rated performance, and supervisor-rated performance. The results also revealed that the hierarchical model accounted for more variance in performance ratings than one version of the 5-Factor Model of personality. Results are discussed in terms of their implications for selecting high-performing service employees. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science is the property of Springer Nature and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
- ItemMeteors and meteor showers : an amateur's guide to meteors(Miracle Publishing, 2005) Bias, Peter V.
- ItemAn initial exploration into the psychological implications of adolescents' involvement with professional wrestling(SAGE Journals, 2005-05) Bernthal, Matthew J.; Medway, Frederic J.Professional wrestling has become an internationally popular type of 'sport entertainment' among youth. The professional wrestling industry targets children as consumers for live events, televised programming and product merchandising. However, the nature of wrestling has changed in the last two decades and many educators are unaware of the themes and messages that wrestling promotes. This article provides a historical and contemporary overview of professional wrestling and discusses the psychological implications of the violence of wrestling on children. In an initial study, measures of wrestling involvement, aggressive response to shame and Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC) scores were analysed for 121 male participants (ages 10 to 17). Results indicated that those participants reporting more wrestling involvement tended to respond more aggressively to shame, demonstrated moderately higher levels of school maladjustment, showed higher levels of internalizing problems such as anxiety and social stress and showed lower levels of self-esteem and perceived self-adequacy. Directions for future research and implications for school psychologists are discussed.
- ItemCredit cards as lifestyle facilitators(Oxford University Press, 2005-06) Bernthal, Matthew J.; Crockett, David; Rose, Randall L.Credit cards are an increasingly essential technology, but they carry with them the paradoxical capacity to propel consumers along lifestyle trajectories of marketplace freedom or constraint. We analyze accounts provided by consumers, credit counselors, and participants in a credit counseling seminar in order to develop a differentiated theory of lifestyle facilitation through credit card practice. The skills and tastes expressed by credit card practice help distinguish between the lifestyles of those with higher cultural capital relative to those with lower cultural capital. Differences in lifestyle regulation practice are posited to originate in cultural discourses related to entitlement and frugality.
- ItemWhen norms collide: Normative conflict in the processing of public service announcements(Routledge, 2006) Bernthal, Matthew J.; Rose, Randall L.; Kaufman, PeterThe effectiveness of public service announcements (PSAs) may be compromised by conflicting messages communicated by program material and commercial advertisements. For example, PSAs that invoke an injunctive norm against alcohol abuse by young people may be viewed in the context of alcohol consumption depicted in program content and alcohol advertising. In effect, a conflict of norms may be created in which societal prescriptions of how young people ought to behave are offset by descriptions of how people actually behave with respect to products such as alcohol or cigarettes and behaviors such as safe sex or healthy eating. In the current research, norm theory and information processing theory are combined to suggest hypotheses regarding the effectiveness of PSAs in the presence or absence of normative conflict. Two studies use print media to perform initial tests of these hypotheses. Finally, the implications of the results for public policy, health promotion, media planning, and further study are explored.