Asian Social Science

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, January

Accusative Case-Assignment in Double Object Constructions in Standard Arabic: A Minimalist Approach
AbstractThe study investigates the issue of Double object constructions (DOCs) in Standard Arabic (SA). The investigation is conducted within the framework of Chomsky's Minimalist Program (MP) (1995, 2000, 2004), and Radford's proposals of accusative...
A Comparison of Brunei and Hong Kong - SAR Student Teachers' Self-Efficacy in Implementing Inclusive Education Practices: Implications for Teacher Education
AbstractThe survey compared the scores of 159 (118 females) randomly selected Brunei and Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region) student teachers on the New General Self-efficacy Scale (NGSS); Self-efficacy in Implementing Inclusive Practices Scale...
A Review on the Use and Perceived Effects of Mobile Blogs on Learning in Higher Educational Settings
AbstractMobile technology is affecting the way we learn and teach in higher education. An interesting mobile tool for supporting learning and instruction is by using mobile blogs or "moblogs". This review focuses on existing studies implementing moblogs...
Assessing the Effect of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Growth in Host Countries Using the Bayesian Econometrics
AbstractThe importance of investment in accelerating economic growth is discussed widely in literature. Evidence in the existing empirical literature on the causal relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic growth is rather inconclusive....
A Study on Twill Damask of the Song and Liao Dynasties
AbstractBased on abundant archeological evidences, this paper systematically discusses the weave and motif of twill damask of the Song and Liao dynasties. Categorized according to the weave, twill damask of the Song and Liao dynasties can be described...
Bank Characteristics and Payout Policy
AbstractThis paper seeks to identify empirically the factors determining Korean banks' dividend policy. Banking industry plays a pivotal role for the operation of a nation's economy having a considerably lower probability of bankruptcy than other industries...
Brunei Student Teachers' Selected Personal Attributes, Attitudes to Women and Interpersonal Trust: Brief Psychological Report
AbstractWe report on the findings from three social psychology survey instruments administered to78 randomly selected Brunei student teachers of both genders. Males scored significantly higher than females on the masculinity-femininity dimension of the...
Conceptual Framework: The Role of Microfinance on the Wellbeing of Poor People Cases Studies from Malaysia and Yemen
AbstractThe role of microfinance institutions in poverty reduction and wellbeing improvement has attracted the policymakers' attention in the developing countries across the globe as well as Malaysia and Yemen. The underlying logic is that by providing...
Demographic and Family Related Barriers on Women Managers' Career Development
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the influence of demographic variables and family related barriers on women managers' career development in government-linked companies in Malaysia. A theoretical framework was developed based on review...
Development of Risk Management System in Private School General Education
AbstractThe study aimed to; study current situations and problem, develop the appropriated system, and evaluate the outputs of risk management in/for private school, general education, Thailand. The research designed into three phases based on the objectives...
Effective Improvement of Talents Management for Continuing of Managing Government
AbstractThe Talent Management System or the HiPPS (High Performance and Potential System) was developed by the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) for 10 years since 2003 in Thailand. The purposes of this mixed methods research were 1) to develop...
Film and Television Culture Industry and Urban Image Communication of Zhuhai
AbstractZhuhai is an important place where film and television works have their framing and several hundred film and television works are shot each year. However, images of Zhuhai in film and television works are not sufficiently shown. Obviously, this...
Introducing Takaful in India: An Exploratory Study on Acceptability, Possibility and Takaful Model
AbstractInsurance has been widely used as a risk mitigation tool in our personal lives as well as in business world. It is not deniable that insurance has become part of parcel of our daily lives and it provides the benefits and protection to us when...
Learning English as an International Language: EFL Learners' Perceptions of Cultural Knowledge Acquisition in the English Classroom
AbstractCulture is an important element in the foreign language classroom. Some scholars believe that culture is the fifth language skill along with the four traditional skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) of English. Traditionally, learning...
Learning Transfer at Skill Institutions' and Workplace Environment: A Conceptual Framework
AbstractEfficient human resource management and skills development are central to any organization. However, identified less than 15 to 20 percent of the knowledge and skills acquired in trainings were actually applied in workplaces. Lack of awareness...
Legitimacy of Intellectual Property in the Law of Iran
AbstractIntellectual property right is a new law concept which determines the manner of protection and the use of human intellectual creation. Iran joined to the international public union known as Paris Convention in 1959 for protecting the agricultural,...
Moderating Effect of Gender in Repatronage Behavioral Intention: The Role of Personal Characteristics
AbstractThe agendas of consumer-centric marketing and remarkable revolution of gender in consumption have prolonged the reformation in marketing module as to entice the repatronage shoppers. The focuses of this study were to examine the repatronage behavioral...
Perceived and Preferred Interviewer Characteristics in Selection Interview
AbstractPerceptions of interviewer characteristics signify the validity and reliability of selection procedures. Personality characteristics of the interviewer such as personableness, skills and competency, questioning manner and job information may...
Requirements of Human Resource Performance Management on Construction of Service-Oriented Government in China
AbstractConstruction of service-oriented governments' human resource performance management has been one of the most talked about issues in recent years domestic and abroad. On the base of the analysis of existing problems in present governments' human...
Self-Concept: Differences among Malay Adolescents by Gender
AbstractThis study examines gender differences in self-concept of adolescents in two schools in the district of Mersing, Malaysia. A total of 300 subjects aged 16-year-old (150 boys and 150 girls) were randomly selected as samples. This quantitative...
Self-Service Technology for Hypermarket Checkout Stations
AbstractThe self-service technology innovation in hypermarket retailing has led to the shopping activity being served by the shopper themselves without relying on any service provider. However, this concept is still not implemented in Malaysia where...
Strategic Procurement and Financial Performance of Iranian Manufacturing Companies
AbstractProcurement has turned into the strategy for cutting cost and improving quality in order to increase the efficiency of the procurement function and reduce production costs. The objective of this study is to scrutinize the interrelation between...
Thai Sikhs: Model of Conservation and Succession of Identity for Peaceful Existence in Thai Society
AbstractThe objectives of this research are to examine the background and important identity of the Thai Sikhs in the Bangkok area, to investigate the current situations and problems of conservation and succession of the Thai Sikh identity in the Bangkok...
The Development of Risk Management System in Primary Schools
AbstractThis research aimed to; study the risk management and its process, develop the appropriate risk management system, and figure out the system implemented outcomes in Primary Schools in Northern Part of Thailand. The study was Research and Development...
The Effect of Using Video on Developing Physical Fitness of Physical Education Students at the Hashemite University
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the effect of video on developing physical fitness to physical education students at the Hashemite University. The study sample consisted of (20) Physical education students They were divided into two...
The Fall, Existence and a Restoration Model of Community Bazaars along the Tha Chin River
AbstractThis research aimed to study the history of the community bazaars along the Thachin river, to analyze factors that caused the collapse of some bazaars, to analyze factors that helped sustain the existence of some bazaars and to propose an appropriate...
The Influence of Insider Ownership and Board Independence on the Narrative Risk Reporting
AbstractPrior studies have examined the regulators' aim for corporate transparency improvement has less being supported by the insider ownership. Further, by addressing the issue of risk and uncertainty, the presence of insider ownership in the company...
The Roles of Personality in the Context of Knowledge Sharing: A Malaysian Perspective
AbstractOur era of knowledge today has shown the fact that accomplishments achieved by public agencies receive influence from several inside factors; to name but a few, individual intelligence and personality characteristics. The emphasis on this paper...
The Scale of Ethical Attitude toward Ethnic Humor (EATEH): Development, Reliability, and Validity
AbstractResearch on ethnic humor has been centered on initiators and functions of ethnic humor, ignoring people's ethical attitudes toward this type of humor. The purpose of the present article was to develop a scale measuring the ethical attitude toward...
The Understanding of Islamic Management Practices among Muslim Managers in Malaysia
AbstractIslam is a comprehensive religion which covers every single aspect of human activity. Islam is not a religion that only focuses on the private life of individuals, but also covers and guides humans' interaction and activities in their daily lives....