nep-neu New Economics Papers
on Neuroeconomics
Issue of 2018‒03‒19
three papers chosen by

  1. On the Relationship Between Cognitive Ability and Risk Preference By Dohmen, Thomas; Falk, Armin; Huffman, David; Sunde, Uwe
  2. The Mediating Role of Adherence on the Relationship between Health Locus of Control and Quality of Life in Adults with Asthma By Anindita Chairina
  3. Psychosocial Factors and Quality of Life Among Flood Victims in Malaysia By Najib Ahmad Marzuki

  1. By: Dohmen, Thomas (University of Bonn and IZA); Falk, Armin (briq and University of Bonn); Huffman, David (University of Pittsburgh); Sunde, Uwe (LMU)
    Abstract: This paper focuses on the relationship between cognitive ability and decision making under risk and uncertainty. We begin by clarifying some important distinctions between concepts and measurement of risk preference and cognitive ability and then take stock of what is known empirically on the connections between cognitive ability and measured risk preferences.
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    Date: 2018–03–05
  2. By: Anindita Chairina (Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI, Depok, 16424, Indonesia Author-2-Name: Sali Rahadi Asih Author-2-Workplace-Name: Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI, Depok, 16424, Indonesia)
    Abstract: Objective – It was previously assumed that the relationship between HLOC and quality of life may be mediated by adherence. HLOC plays a role in determining a person's behavior, including adherence to medical regimens. Methodology/Technique – HLOC was measured by the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale, adherence was measured by the 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8), and quality of life was measured by the Quality of Life Scale. Findings – The results indicate that Internal HLOC (ß = 0,497, p
    Keywords: Asthma; Adherence; Chronic Illness; Health Locus of Control, Quality of Life
    JEL: I10 I19
    Date: 2017–12–11
  3. By: Najib Ahmad Marzuki (School of Applied Psychology, Social Work and Policy, Universiti Utara Malaysia Author-2-Name: Che Su Mustaffa Author-2-Workplace-Name: School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, Universiti Utara Malaysia Author-3-Name: Mohd Sukeri Khalid Author-3-Workplace-Name: School of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia)
    Abstract: Objective – The study seeks to determine the relationship between psychosocial factors, namely social support, impression management and emotional factors (stress, anxiety and depression), with quality of life among flood victims. The Conservation of Resources Stress Approach Model and The Social Support Deterioration Model suggest that quality of life is dependent upon these psychosocial factors. Methodology/Technique – The cross-sectional study examined 1300 flood victims in flood prone areas in Malaysia. The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, The Bolino and Turnley Impression Management Scale and Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale questionnaires were used to measure the psychosocial factors, while The WHO Quality of Life instrument was used to measure quality of life. The results were analysed using Pearson Correlations. Findings – The findings demonstrate that, in general, psychosocial factors are associated with quality of life. Social support dimensions and emotional factor dimensions were significantly correlated with quality of life. In addition, two dimensions of impression management were correlated with quality of life. The findings are consistent with the psychosocial theory that implies an overall relationship between the variables studied. Novelty – This study suggests that there is much to be done in terms of community flood education in Malaysia, as well as training for emergency aid providers to decrease the likelihood of negative effects of psychosocial factors on individuals' quality of life. A psychosocial support programme is recommended to enhance overall quality of life for flood victims.
    Keywords: Psychosocial; Social Support; Impression Management; Stress; Anxiety; Depression; Quality of Life
    JEL: I30 I31
    Date: 2017–12–22

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