2021 – Volume 30

Maternity through the eyes of (in)fertility – advantages, disadvantages, conditions underlying the decision to have a child – a comparative study

Maternity through the eyes of (in)fertility – advantages, disadvantages, conditions underlying the decision to have a child – a comparative study

Florentina-Larisa Foti, Adina Karner-Huțuleac
The main objective of this paper, which is part of a larger study, was to assess whether there is a difference in women’s perception of the advantages, disadvantages, conditions underlying the decision to have a child, depending on the ability to conceive children naturally.

Students’ competitive orientation and Big Five personality traits as predictors of cognitive test anxiety

Students’ competitive orientation and Big Five personality traits as predictors of cognitive test anxiety

Versavia Curelaru, Georgeta Diac
Competitive orientation is a psychological construct reflecting peoples’ tendency to see others as interdependent rivals and to maximize their own outcomes over others, in opposition to cooperative orientation that implies seeing others as interdependent partners in achieving common outcomes.

Protected by uncertainty: an experimental investigation of the effects of uncertainty of negative outcomes on regret of actions vs. inactions

Protected by uncertainty: an experimental investigation of the effects of uncertainty of negative outcomes on regret of actions vs. inactions

Andrei Corneliu Holman, Alexandra Vieriu
The present study focuses on the potential relationships between the uncertainty concerning the negative consequences of past decisions that come to be regretted and the current intensity of regret regarding these decisions, as well as to the perceived personal responsibility in determining those consequences.

Predictors of intention to vaccinate against COVID-19 in a sample of Romanian adults

Predictors of intention to vaccinate against COVID-19 in a sample of Romanian adults

Elena Gabriela Nicuță, Daniela Victoria Zaharia, Teodor Răileanu-Olariu, Ticu Constantin
Vaccination against COVID-19 is considered to be one of the most effective ways to control and ultimately end the pandemic. Seeing that the many people are still vaccine hesitant, it is important to examine the factors which influence one’s intention to vaccinate.

Interpersonal communication in couple relationships

Interpersonal communication in couple relationships

Ionela-Bianca Coman, Adina Karner-Huțuleac
Interpersonal communication is an object of study with a much greater importance than the study of other spheres of human behavior, because the basis of relational satisfaction is an effective communication between the two partners.