animated star gif 19th  International Conference of the  
Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR)  
Bo•aziÁi University, Istanbul, Turkey  
July 10-12, 1998 
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 July 9, 1998 Thursday
 July 10, 1998 Friday
 July 11, 1998 Saturday
 July 12, 1998 Sunday




15:00 - 19:00    Registration                                                                                             ÷zger Arnas Hall

18:00                 Informal Get Together                                                                             Bebek Hotel CafČ
18:00                 STAR Board Meeting                                                                              Bebek Hotel CafČ

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08:00 - 12:00 Registration                                                                                              ÷zger Arnas Hall

09:00 - 11:00 Opening Ceremony                                                                                   Rector's Conference Hall

                      Welcome Addresses

                      Đst¸n Erg¸der
                      Rector of Bo•aziÁi University, Turkey

                      Cem Alptekin
                      Dean of Faculty of Education, Turkey

                      Presidential Address
                      "Stress and emotions in achievement settings: Developing concepts and measures of achievement-related
                      Reinhard Pekrun
                      STAR President, University of Regensburg, Germany

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00 Invited Address                                                                                     Rector's Conference Hall

"Anxiety in Turkey: Uncovering, naming and investigating an emotion pervasive in the culture"
  Necla ÷ner, Bo•aziÁi University, Turkey

Poster Session A

12:00- 12:30 A.1  Psychological issues related to anxiety                                       ÷zger Arnas Hall
 1. Effect of monaurally delivered tones on hemispheric functioning as assessed by a psychophysics task (G. Ergun, đ. Ert¸z¸n, H. Eslen, G. G¸neri, G. Jahic, R. Canbeyli, Bo•aziÁi University, Turkey)

2. Differential effect of monaural tones on mood induction (G. G¸neri, E. G¸rkan,  T. Tolunay, M. Haskuka, E. ÷zbay, M. Oral, R. Canbeyli, Bo•aziÁi University, Turkey)

3. The typology of post-stress states in children (T. Chebiana, A. Chustrak, A. Chebykin & Z. Kuryland, South Ukranian Pedagogical University, Ukraine)

4. Self efficacy and motivational structure of alcohol abusers sample (F. Man,  University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic)

5. Relations between motivational structure and emotional disturbances (F. Man,  University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic)

6. Assumptive worlds in critical life event context (S. Sczesny, University of Kiel; D. Stahlberg, University of Mannheim,  Germany)

12:00- 12:30 A.2  Coping                                                                                             ÷zger Arnas Hall
7. An instrument of  research on stress and coping (C.A.I) (C. Fierro,  J. A. Jimenez , University of Malaga, Spain )

8. Coping strategies in relation toward some psychological characteristics of physically handicapped children (E. Koubekova, Research Institute for Child Psychology and Pathopsychology, Bratislava, Slovakia)

9. Coping strategies in early adolescence ( L. Medvedova, Research Institute for Child Psychology and Pathopsychology, Bratislava, Slovakia)

10. Social competence as precondition for coping with social situations ( L. Palenik, Research Institute for Child Psychology and Pathopsychology, Bratislava, Slovakia)

11. Coping processes in parents of mentally handicapped children (J. Senka, Research Institute for Child Psychology and Pathopsychology, Bratislava, Slovakia)

12. Does sports therapy protect resources? Results of a field experiment (D. Starke, Heinrich-Heine University; O. Stoll, Leipzig University, Germany)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:15 Invited Address                                                                             Rector's Conference Hall 
"Autonomy and relatedness as dimensions of self in cultural perspective"
«i•dem Ka•›tÁ›baś›, KoÁ University, đstanbul, Turkey

Parallel Sessions I

14:15 - 16: 00 I.1 Invited Symposium: Social avenues of coping                         Rector's Conference Hall

Chair: Esther Greenglass

 The relationship between social support and some psychological symptoms of stress in a group of university students (F. Aysan, Dokuz Eyl¸l University ,  Turkey)

Learning to cope: An integrated model (E. Frydenberg,  University of Melbourne, Australia)

A social contextual approach to coping (E. E. Greenglass, York University,  Canada)

Big girls don't cry : The punishment of women's emotionality at work (S. E. Hobfoll, A. Bansal, Kent State University; J. Monnier Medical University of South Carolina; B. Stone, Kent State University, USA)

Social support and coping: Separate, interactive or entangled ? (K. A. Moore, Deakin University, Australia)

14:30 - 16:00 I.2 Test anxiety                                                                                 TB 310
Chair: Necla ÷ner

Role of trait and state worry in performance assessment of history ( E. L. Baker, J. Abedi,  CRESST/University of California, Los Angeles; H. F. O'Neil Jr., University of  Southern California/CRESST, Los Angeles, USA.)

The effects of high stakes computer-based examinations on self efficacy and worry ( H.F. O'Neil Jr., University of  Southern California/CRESST, Los Angeles; J. R. Mulkey, D.V. Blair, Hewlett Packard, Mountain View, USA)

Structural difference between relationship of anxiety and performance of low and high SES students: A latent variable modeling approach (J. Abedi, CRESST/University of California, Los Angeles; H. F. O'Neil Jr., University of  Southern California/CRESST, Los Angeles; E. L. Baker, CRESST/University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

Relationships between family pattern perception and test and trait anxiety in children (O. Peleg , Haifa University, Israel)

The relationship of test anxiety scale(TASC) for children scores and drawings among elemantary school age Danish children ( S. D. Spaner, S. Robine, R. Rhine, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA; C.R. Hansen, Danmarks Laererhojskole, Denmark))

14:30 - 15:45 I.3  Stress and Health I                                                                    TB 260
Chair: Juan J. Miguel-Tobal

Myocardial infarction related stress and change in coping strategies during post-hospital rehabilitation (K. Wrzesniewski, A. Jakubowska-Winecka, Warsaw University, Poland )

Specific cardiac anxiety inventory (SCAI) (G. Nicoara, D. Caprar, E. Tudor, Cluj Napoca, Romania)

Modification in smoking habits, physical activity and quetelet index five months after myocardial infarction (R.A.M. Erdman, I.P.A.M. Huijbrechts, H.J. Duivenvoorden, J. Passchier, Erasmus University, the Netherlands)

The analysis of the coping styles in the medical and surgical cardiac patients (T. Bhattacharya, Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia)
14:30 - 16:15 I.4 Workshop                                                                               TB Seminar Room

Use of PETER: Pictorial evaluation of test reactions in the schools and clinical settings (Y. Toubiana,  PETER Co., Israel)

16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break

Parallel Sessions II

16:15 - 17:45  II.1 Symposium: Test anxiety evaluation via PETER                 TB Seminar Room

Test anxiety evaluation via PETER: Pictorial evaluation of test reactions-A cross-cultural validation (Y. Toubiana, PETER Co., Israel, F. Asyan, Dokuz Eyl¸l University, Turkey; G. Savage, The Cape Technion, South Africa)

16:15 - 17:30 II.2 Anxiety among Youth                                                            Rector's Conference Hall
Chair : Ali Baykal

Sources of anxiety and tension in university students: A case study for Egypt (S. A. Baky, Helwan University, Egypt)

Chronic stress in the lives of university students (J. L. Marais, Potcheftsroom University for CHE, South Africa)

A study on scuba diving as related to competence and anxiety among Japanese college females.( S. K. SaTsu, Diving Academy of Japan, USA; S.  Iwawaki , Showa Women's University, Japan)

Anxiety and depression in the context of achievement: Some preliminary findings from a study of 11th  and 12th graders in Crete ( E. Vasilaki, S. Trilivas, University of Crete, Greece; G. Chimienti, Iś›k University, Turkey)
16:15 - 18:00 II.3 Anxiety disorders                                                                TB 310
Chair: Ivan Sarmany-Schuller

Perceptions of danger in two spider phobic samples (M. K. Jones, R. G. Menzies, University of Sydney, Australia)

The role of danger expectancies in obsessive-compulsive washing (R. G. Menzies,  M. K. Jones, University of Sydney, Australia)

Temporality in anxiety disorders (M. I. Valentina,  University of  Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

The impact of Alexithymia  and somatization on the self (P. P. Moormann,  University of Leiden; B. Bermond, University of Amsterdam; A. van  Knotsenburg, Private psychotherapeutic practice, The Netherlands)

Anxiety and depression: Relationship between measures and differences between disorders (J.J. Miguel- Tobal, A. Cano-Vindel, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)

Stressful life events, maladaptive coping responses, heightened anxiety levels in psychosomatic disorders ( C. Cheng, The Hong Kong University of  Science and Technology; W. Hui,The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

16:15 - 17:30 II.4 Job stress I                                                                         TB 260    
Chair: Anna Laura Comunian

A model of professional burnout for special educators: Occupational complexity- Occupational stress- Strain- and outcomes (L. Wisniewski, Eastern Michigan University; R. Gargiulo, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)

Change-linked work-related stress in British teachers (M. Brown, S. Ralph, University of Manchester, UK)

Paid leave for stress-related work injury : Sick leave and type of stress as predictors (H. Winefield, University of Adelaide; M. Dollard, University of South Australia; A. Winefield, University of Adelaide, South Australia)

Being spurned, emotional support and depersonalization in Hong Kong
kindergarten teachers (K. S. Wong, Hong Kong Institute of Education; W.  H. Cheuk, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

18:30 - 20:30 Welcome Reception hosted by the Alumni Association of Bo•aziÁi University                     BURC


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08:00 - 12:00   Registration                                                                                                 ÷zger Arnas Hall

09:00 - 09:45    Invited Address                                                                                         Rector's Conference Hall

"The myth of self reliance in stress related research"
  Stevan E. Hobfoll, Kent University, USA

09:45- 10:00  Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Charles Spielberger
                                                                                                                                            Rector's Conference Hall

10:00 - 11:00 Invited Address                                                                                            Rector's Conference Hall

 "Anger/hostility, hypertension and cardiovascular disease"
 Charles Spielberger, USA

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00 Invited Address                                                                                         Rector's Conference Hall

"Anxiety: The pain of the self"
Kadir ÷zer, Turkey

Poster Session B

12:00- 12:30 B.1  Job stress                                                                                                     ÷zger Arnas Hall

1. Stress in textile workers (M. H. Đnal- Karag¸ven, Marmara University, Turkey)

2. The relations between drivers behavior and their state and trait anxiety (A. Kulaks›zo•lu, A. Ţirin, M. «akar, B. DilmaÁ, Marmara University, Turkey)

3. Vocational anxiety: A comparison between practicing teachers and teacher candidates (O. Ural, Marmara University; D.  ArdaÁ, Bo•aziÁi University, Turkey)

4. The influence of occupational stress on decisional style at managers ( I. Daian, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

5. Systemic distress induced by shift work (I. Anghel, M. Anghel, University of Sibiu, Romania)

12:00- 12:30 B.2  Health                                                                                             ÷zger Arnas Hall

6. Differences in social support among CVA patients. A dilemma of victimization and self-presentation? (C. Gaertner, C. Schwarzer,  Heinrich-Heine-University, Germany)

7. Influence of four- week intellectual stress and hypokinesia on serum lipoprotein pattern  in students (T. Kaasik, Department of Public Health University of Tartu, Estonia)

8. Psychometric evaluations in patients with autoimmune disorders (A. Nicoara, S. Rednic, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj, Romania)

9. Emotional regulation in prophylactic of stress in study (A. Chebiana , Ukraine)

12:00- 12:30 B.3 Anxiety in educational settings                                                         ÷zger Arnas Hall

10. Psychological profiles and coping strategies of Bo•aziÁi University students (D.Albayrak-Kaymak, N. ÷ner, Bo•aziÁi University, Turkey)

11. Goal  setting, anxiety, performance and satisfaction: A correlational study of college students' achievement motivation and affects (L. HsiaoLing Lee, IBM Corporation, USA;  D. Hocevar, University of Southern California, USA)

12. Effects of sex and environment's size on anxiety and grade point averages of freshmen (H.A. Baśal, R. Peker, Uluda• University, Turkey)

13. Children's rehabilitation from shock  (T. Bashkatova , Rehabilitation Centre, Romania)

14. The role games as the preventive means of the university entrance stress conditions (Z. Kuryland, K. Kuerlyand, Southern Ukranian Pedagogical University, Ukraine)

12:30-13:30     Lunch

Parallel Sessions III
13:30 - 15:00 III.1 Symposium: Cross Cultural Research on the SACS                        Rector's Conference Hall

Chair: Christine Schwarzer; Discussant: Stevan Hobfoll

Is support seeking always a prosocial coping strategy (D. Starke, C. Schwarzer, Heinrich-Heine University, Germany)

A preliminary study of the Turkish form of the strategic approach to coping scale SACS (E. Erktin, Bo•aziÁi University, Turkey)

A first contribution towards a behavioural validation of the strategic approach to coping scale SACS (P. Buchwald, C. Schwarzer, Heinrich- Heine University, Germany)

Adaptation of strategic approach to coping scale SACS in the Greek student population (E. Vasilaki, P.Roussi, S. Trilivas, University of Crete, Greece)

13:30 - 14:45 III.2 Measurement                                                                                    TB 310
Chair: Knut Hagtvet

The distinction between the components of test anxiety under two testing conditions and  their relationship to achievement for males and females (J. Benson, University of Georgia, USA; K. A. Hagtvet, University of Bergen, Norway; M. Julian , CTB/McGraw Hill, USA)

Measuring failure outcome expectancies: An alternative measurement methodology   (K. A. Hagtvet, University of Bergen, Norway; F. Man, Southern Czech University, Czech Republic)

Temporal change in factor structure of test anxiety and differential temporal effects  of worry and emotionality on test performance (E. Hong, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)

Cross-cultural differences in likelihood estimation (D. Hocevar, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA)

13:30 - 15:00 III.3 Anxiety and Cognition                                                                     TB 260
Chair: Hector Gonzalez-Ordi
The relationship of cognitive interference to study strategies and metacognitive awareness (D. Bandalos, S. J. Finney, J. Johnson, J. Geske, G. Giraud, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)

Run-edit information processing mode and reaction time task (T. Sosnowski, A. Rynkiewicz, University of Warsaw, Poland)

Language production during stressful episodes: A new paradigm for testing the effect of anxiety on cognitive processes (D. Zohar, Y. Melamad, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Relationships between assessment preferences, learner's characteristics and track of study (R. Feldman, Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Differences between genders in competitive situations (E. Nemeth, Semmelweis Medical University, Hungary)

Parallel Sessions IV

15:00 - 16:15 IV.I Symposium: Social anxiety in some western societies                    Rector's Conference Hall
Chair: Rien van Dam-Baggen

The relationship between social anxiety, socio-demographic variables and family attitudes in Turkish university students (T. ÷ztaś, G. Elal, Bo•aziÁi University, Turkey)

Emotional and behavioral components of social anxiety between three western societies (R.van Dam-Baggen,  University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; F.  Kraaimaat, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands; G. Elal, T. ÷ztaś, Bo•aziÁi University, Turkey)

Social anxiety and stuttering in Dutch and American persons (F. Kraaimat, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands; R.van Dam-Baggen University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; P. Janssen, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands)

15:00 - 16:15 IV.2 Coping                                                                                           TB 310
Chair: Ferda Aysan

An examination of situational and dispositional coping patterns through a stressful transaction (Y. ÷zbay, B. Ţahin, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey)

Personal need for structure and the coping processes (I. Sarmny- Schuller, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Conservation of resources during stressful events ( S. Zabielski, University of Bialystok, Poland)
Perceptions of control over stress and its relationship to psychological distress (P. Roussi, University of Crete, Greece)

15:00 - 16:00 IV.3 Therapy                                                                                        TB 260
Chair: Charles Carver

Danger ideation reduction therapy (DIRT) for obsessive-compulsive washers: A controlled trial ( M. K. Jones, R. G. Menzies, University of Sydney, Australia)

Optimal performance: Replacing the fearful ego with the strong self (N. Fiore, private practice and presenter at California School of Professional Psychology, USA)

Decreasing anxiety and stress levels in students by autogene training  technique (L. Don, O. Boriceanu-Chivu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj, Romania )

16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break

Parallel Sessions V

16:30 - 18:00 V.1 Stress over the life-span                                                    Rector's Conference Hall
Chair: Volker Hodapp

Health care worries of homeless women and provider perceptions of those worries (J. D. Nunnelee, S. D. Spaner, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA)

Assessment of daily stress and satisfaction in nursing home residents (G. Uman, Vital Research, Los Angeles, USA; D. Hocevar, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA; H. Urman, Vital Research, Los Angeles, USA)

Anxiety, anger and perimenstrual changes (F. J. Perez-Pareja, Universitat de Illes Balears; C. Borras Sansaloni, B&B Consultores; A. Palmer Pol, B. Cajal Blasco, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain)

Suggestibility and locus of control: A study with the inventory of suggestibility I.S. (H. Gonzalez Ordi, J. Miguel Tobal, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)

An unusual stress induced personality deformation: Armaholics ( J. Radova, J. Sykora, J. Dvorak, Stress Research Laboratory, Czech Republic)

16:30: 18:00 V.2 Stress and Health II                                                              TB 310
Chair: Kazimierz Wrzesniewski

Anxiety and hope as two sides of emotional reaction to somatic  illnesses ( I.  Heszen-Niejodek, M. Januszek, Silesian University, Katowice, Poland)

Stress as a maintenance, factor in a disease (PKU) (I. Sarmny-Schuller; V. Zlmalov, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Changing of anxiety and self-efficacy in two controllable diseases: A controlled follow-up study (H.  Seelbach, Polytechnical College, Osnabrueck, C. Frye, University of Tuebingen; J.Kugler, Technical University, Aachen; Germany)

Chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety and stress-related risk factors ( E. A. Shaposhnikov, E. A. Chugunov, State Scientific Center of Russian Federation, Russia)

The influence of personality traits on the onset and severity of psoriasis (L. Gavril, Babes-Bolyai University; A. Chivoui, C. Sitaru, A. Sindrilaru, "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

16:30 - 18:00 V.3  Cultural Issues I                                                                    TB 260
Chair: Kornel Sipos

Metacognitive style and cultural adjustment (C. Larose, RMIT University, Australia)

Relationship between affective experiences and coping efforts in the acculturation process (Y. ÷zbay, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey)

STAI characteristics of coaches from different continents: A cross-cultural anxiety study comparing African, Asian, Near Eastern, and Latin-American students at the Hungarian University of physical education ( K. Sipos, Hungarian University of Physical Education; L. Toth, Primary School No.3 Pomaz, Hungary)

Transcultural aspects of anxiety disorders (M. Ioana Valentina,  University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Stressors of an ethnic and nationality nature in the context of European integration (J. Nikitorowicz, University of Bialystok, Poland)

20:30 Conference Dinner                                                                             Feriye Lokantas›, Ortak–y

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08:00 - 12:00 Registration                                                                                                 ÷zger Arnas Hall

09:00 - 09:45 Invited Address                                                                                           Rector's Conference Hall

"Psychological responses to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer"
Charles Carver, University of Miami,  USA

Parallel Sessions VI

09:45 - 11:00 VI.1  Round Table Discussion                                                        Rector's Conference Hall

TechnoStress (M. M. Weil, L. D. Rosen)

09:45 - 11:00 VI.2 Mood                                                                                                    TB 310
Chair: Dennis Hocevar

Gloating, affectivity, and the type A behavior pattern (H. Ben-Zur, R. Yahav, University of Haifa, Israel)

The mood dependent memory effect: An Experimental Study (V. Hodapp, J. S. Pfeiffer, F. M¸ller, J. W. Goethe University, Germany)

Differences in stress reactivity and health behaviour between high and low hostile individuals (C. V–gele, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany)

09:45 - 11:15 VI.3 Cultural issues II
Chair: Eleni Vasilaki

Social disorganisation and ensuing stress factors in a post-apartheid society: The South African scenario (E. Prinsloo, University of South Africa, South Africa)

Stress in a Northern Ireland Youth Service- an examination of the stresses experienced by Youth Workers in a society under stress (W.Thompson, Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Family stress during the Czech transformation (J. Hraba, F. Lorenz,  Iowa   State University, U.S.A; Z. Pechacova, Czech Agricultural University, Czech   Republic;  W. Gao, Iowa  State University, U.S.A.)

Influence of Russian reforms on the population stress level (Stress level as index of self-preservation behaviour of men and women) (L. S. Shilova , Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)

The socialization of students during the transitive period of the development of the Ukraine (T. Pakhomova, M. Mazurik, I. Gordienko, Odessa Polytechnic University, Ukraine)

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break

Parallel Sessions VII
11:15- 12:30 VII.2 Job Stress II                                                                                                    TB 310
Chair: Tytus Sosnowski

Standardization of the Perceived Stress Scale (Z. Baltaś, đstanbul University; Y. Atakuman, B&B Education Consulting Centre; Y. Duman, đstanbul University, Turkey)

The Italian job stress survey (JSS-I) (A. L. Comunian, University of Padua, Italy)

Development of a spurning scale for nurses ( W. H. Cheuk, Open University of Hong Kong; K. S. Wong, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong)

An energetic model of burnout: Re-interpretation of the resource depletion model (D. Zohar; A. Koren, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
11:15- 12:30  VII.3 Anxiety in educational settings                                                                     TB 260
Chair: Jeri Benson

The relationship between anxiety and statistics achievement among university students: A meta-analysis (S. Fitzgerald, Kent State University, USA)

Student anxiety in the statistics classroom: Is statistics test anxiety  independent of past experiences in mathematics courses for graduate students enrolled in an  advanced level statistics course? (S. Fitzgerald, Kent State University, USA)

Attitudes toward statistics and statistics anxiety among college students: Structure and relationship to prior mathematics experience and performance in introductory  statistics course ( F. Nasser, Beit Berl College, Israel)

Stress and its correlation with extraversy - intraversy during examinations (I. Raspopov, V. Gosal, Dnipropetrovsk State University, Ukraine)

11:15 - 12:30 VII.3 Workshop II                                                                                    TB Seminar Room

Acculturation of migrants to a changing world- their different types and conditions (L. Nesvadbova, Charles University, Czech Republic; E. H. van Haaften, Waningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands; Stach Zabielski, University of Warshaw, Poland)

12:30 - 13:15 Business Meeting                                                                                      TB 310

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch                                                                                                        BURC


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