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Vol. 5, No. 2, 2014

Achievements of Junior Secondary School Students in Essay Writing in French Using Activity Based and Lecture Methods
AbstractThe study sets out to examine the achievements Junior Secondary Schools students in essay writing in French using activity based and lecture methods. It adopts the quasi experimental research design. A French achieving test for junior secondary...
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Connection between Epic and Play in Shahnameh: Comparative Study of Cognitive Drama Features in Two Stories of "Rostam and Sohrab" and "Rostam and Esfandiar"
AbstractThis article aims to reject the eastern theories that believe Iranians lack classical texts which are presentable in play and makes an attempt to modify this theory and show that Ferdowsi has been able to link epic and play in his stories by...
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Number of Allocations as a Measure of "Within-Person Item-Incompleteness" (WPII): 2005 to 2010 Data from the American Community Survey
AbstractThe production of complete datasets from survey research requires that missing, illogical, or ambiguous values be "edited." The American Community Survey (ACS) in the United States (US) creates "flag" variables to indicate when a response has...
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Recent Trends in Gender Wage Inequality in the United States
AbstractIn this review article, I focus on the changing trends and main explanations of gender wage inequality in the United States. First, I briefly describe the most prominent trends in gender wage inequality since the end of the 1970s. I then summarize...
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Vol. 5, No. 1, 2014

The Impact of Electromagnetic Waves at the Full Moon on Some Physiological Changes among the Students of the Faculty of Sport Sciences at Mu'tah University
AbstractThis study aims to identify the impact of electromagnetic waves at the full moon on some physiological changes among the students of the Faculty of Sport Sciences at Mu'tah University. The study sample consisted of 20 students from the Faculty...
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The Second Generation: Heritage Language Maintenance - Native English Speakers Living in Israel - Case Study No. 3
AbstractHeritage language maintenance faces additional challenges when native English speakers intermarry with partners from the host society. This paper, the third in a series, focuses on the family language policies, or lack thereof, of two generations...
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The Status of Counseling in Brunei Prisons: Qualitative Exploratory Case Study
AbstractPrisons have many functions but the two major and basic ones are (1) to enhance safety and security in the society by keeping away people with dangerous criminal and predatory behaviors; and (2) reform the convicts prior to returning them back...
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A Study on Work Stress and Job Satisfaction among Headmasters: A Case Study of Bilingual Schools in Sultanate of Oman - Muscat
AbstractThe Study made an attempt to identify the work stress and job satisfaction among headmasters of bilingual school in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Work stress and Job Satisfaction are vital organizational issues affecting performance and growth of...
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Insomnia Treatment
AbstractThis paper set out to investigate the effectiveness of insomnia treatment. Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. An online search was conducted to locate relevant empirical articles in three online databases - JSTOR,...
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Examining the Relationship between Gender and Psychological Well-Being
AbstractThe purpose of this study was" Examine the relationship between gender and psychological well-being" (Self-acceptance, positive relations with others, autonomy, environmental mastery and personal growth) among married men and women in Isfahan.The...
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Vol. 4, No. 2, 2013

Challenges Encountered by Principals during Implementation of ICT in Public Secondary Schools, Kenya
AbstractInformation Communication Technology (ICT) has contributed greatly to advancement of education in schools globally. However, in Kenyan schools barely use ICT tools to raise teacher productivity, or manage the quality of output, or reduce costs...
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Television Viewing and Consumer Behavior: The Effect of Personality Traits and Demographic Variables on Children's Consumer Socialization
AbstractThe central purpose of this study was to find out the relationship between television viewing habits of children and their consumer behavior, however this study also focuses on possible factors influencing television viewing. A total of 50 questionnaires...
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Islamic Hire Purchase Law Is Getting Special Attention in Malaysia: A Socio-Legal Analysis
AbstractThe Muamalah Hire Purchase Bill (MHPB) was initially prepared by a group of members of the shariah supervisory council of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) in 1991 and it was later submitted to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs...
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Modelling Customer Satisfaction for Business Services
AbstractResearch in the area of business services, which include marketing research companies, advertising agencies and consulting firms, has concentrated on service quality, relationship quality, and overall customer satisfaction. In some of the best...
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Long Term Care Nurses' Feelings on Communication, Teamwork and Stress in Long Term Care
ABSTRACTThe goals of this study were to identify how long term care nursing employees felt about communication, teamwork and stress in doing their work. Data from long term care nursing employees on their comparative opinions of receiving information...
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Visual Social Publications in the Newspapers of Greek Primary Schools: A Semiotic Analysis
AbstractIn the present study we investigate, record and discuss icons with a social content, their type, their signifieds and ideological significations, wishing to extract useful conclusions regarding the use of icons in school newspapers as vehicles...
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Exploring Indigenous Approaches to Conflict Resolution: The Case of the Bawku Conflict in Ghana
AbstractGhana has a number of ethnic conflicts, most of which are protracted mainly because of the type and nature of conflict resolution mechanisms that are used in finding solutions to them. Many of the solutions to these conflicts often fail to adopt...
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Self-Concept and Academic Achievement of Students at the Higher Secondary Level
AbstractSelf-concept is the cognitive aspect of self and generally refers to the totality of a complex, organized and dynamic system of learned beliefs, attitudes and opinions that each person holds to be true about his or her personal existence. Self-concept...
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Attitude towards Learning of Science and Academic Achievement in Science among Students at the Secondary Level
AbstractThe present study aimed to investigate attitude towards learning of Science and academic achievement in Science among students at the secondary level. Using random sampling technique 422 students, from the secondary level in different systems...
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Toward Enhancing Police-Community Relations in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects
AbstractThis paper examines the existing relationship between the police and members of the public in Nigeria, highlighting the various problems endemic in both parties (the police and the public). The paper provides the essential pragmatic means of...
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Sociological Overview of Knowledge Management in Macro Level Health Care Decision-Making
AbstractPurpose - The study aimed at providing a thorough conceptual overview of knowledge management as a critical conduit in ensuring effective macro level health care decision-making. Design/Methodology/Approach - Unobtrusive methodology involving...
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Max Weber's Sociology of Law Applied to a Case of Judicial Intervention into State-Sanctioned Inmate Abuse
AbstractApplying Weber's classical sociology of law as the theoretical lens, the author revisits a famous judicial intervention (Ruiz v. Estelle 1980) aimed at curtailing the cruel and unusual punishment suffered by indigent and uneducated inmates and...
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Leadership of Sanusi Daris in the Dynamics Community of Duri Enrekang Regency
AbstractThis is a sociology study discussing the leadership of Sanusi Daris in various statuses he was entitled, his carrier was started as a teacher then involved in an independence maintenance movement as a commander of TNI (National Army of Indonesia)....
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Where Are We in the Question of Identity: Jordanian Youth as a Model
Abstract:This study aimed at investigating the concept of national identity and its constituents as perceived by Jordanian youth. Its main question is about the identity we have nowadays. The study sought to understand and analyze the concept of identity...
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Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013

Issues of Refugees and Displaced Persons in Nigeria
AbstractThis paper evaluates the state of internally displaced persons in Nigeria. Paramount objective of the paper anchors on examining the quantum leap and systemic loss of lives and properties in the country in recent times. The study elicits its...
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Constructivism and the Likert Scale on the Perception of Teaching/Learning Creativity at the University Level
AbstractThis paper interrogates the constructivists learning environment, the constructivists learning activities and the use of the likert scale in assessing the effectiveness of teaching/learning creativity at the university level. The rapid growth...
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Religious Fanaticism and National Security in Nigeria
AbstractReligion is a social diachronic of special interest that has orchestrated unbridled internecine conflicts and insecurity in Nigeria. The thrust of this paper is propelled by the ferocious and colossal eruptions of religious conflict occasioned...
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What Factors Predict Need Achievement among Undergraduates in Nigeria?
AbstractThis study investigated possible factors that predict need achievement among university undergraduates in Nigeria. Using convenient sampling method, a total of 420 participants were selected for the study. There were 153 male and 267 females....
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The Role of Media in Developing the Jordanian Community Awareness of Child Rights
AbstractThe study not only explores how far the child's rights are practiced in Jordan, but it also identifies the roles and effects of parents , the media (radio, television ) and the degree of parent awareness of such rights. The study, consisting...
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A Simple Comment on Keynesian Economics
AbstractWhat role does people, debt and ensemble and time averages play in macroeconomics?Keynesian economics (not "New Keynesian" or any other definition) was created as a direct response to the great depression in the 1930's. I agree that Keynesian...
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Role of Instructional Technology in Enhancing Students. Educational Attainment in General Science at Elementary Level in District Karak (Pakistan)
ABSTRACTInstructional technology plays a vital role in enhancing instructional process and makes it more interesting, successful and productive (Suleman, et al. 2011a). The purpose of the study was to explore the role of instructional technology in enhancing...
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Colleges of Education System and MDGS: Redirecting the Focus towards Achieving the MDGS
AbstractThe millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are goals the world wants to achieve. Each country is striving to achieve the eight goals but the extent and rate at which they are going about it differs. Most countries leave the pursuit of the goals...
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Rational Choice Theory and the Choice of Healthcare Services in the Treatment of Malaria in Nigeria
AbstractThis paper is on the rational choice theory and the choice of healthcare services for the treatment of malaria in Nigeria. It focuses on the factors that influence or determine the choice malaria treatment using the rational choice theory as...
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Impact of Teacher-Gender on Primary Students' Achievement: A Study at Malaysian Standpoint
AbstractThis study attempts to find the impact of teacher-gender on primary student achievement. The quantitative method of research was used for this study. This study, first in its nature in Malaysia, uses test scores of primary grades for five consecutive...
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Retaining and Developing Quality Teachers: Critical Issues for Administrators in Nigeria Secondary Schools
AbstractThe study explored the art of retaining and developing quality teachers, with emphasis on critical issues for school administrators in Nigeria. In a country where there are hues and cries everywhere about the falling standard in education, supported...
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The Necessity of Organizational Commitment for Knowledge Sharing Case Study: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
AbstractSustained success in the new organizations depends on the creation, sharing and applying knowledge as an intellectual capital. Among various organizational factors, organizational commitment and its relationship with knowledge sharing had less...
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Studying Relationship between Organizational Climate and Developing Entrepreneurial Spirit among Postgraduate Students (the Case of University of Isfahan)
AbstractDeveloping entrepreneurship spirit between students is one of the most important planning goals in every university. In order to developing entrepreneurial spirit and skills between students, every university has to possess appropriate organizational...
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An Investigation of Offender and Victim Relationships in a Sample of Juvenile Homicides in California
AbstractHomicide is the one of the most heinous crime however in most cases it is related to social interaction between people. Disaggregating the homicide data based on victim-offender relationship can provide additional information that would otherwise...
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Struggling to Read: Not Just an Urban Problem
AbstractNumerous investigations into urban schools have led towards some determinations regarding what practices/programs are effective; however, modest inquiry into the rural sector of education at all levels has hampered pursuits towards providing...
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Children Television Viewing and Antisocial Behavior: Does the Duration of Exposure Matter?
AbstractMedia violence is related to media presentation of aggressive and violent behaviour directed at characters in the media story. Specifically, researchers have identified evidence that children's exposure to television violence is directly related...
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Sexual Behavior, HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: A Gender Perspective
AbstractNigeria is the most populous country in Africa. With an estimated population size of over 160 million and HIV prevalence rate of 4.6 percent in 2008, over 5 million Nigerians are currently living with HIV. Using data from Nigeria's national surveys...
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A Snapshot of the Roles of Knowledge in the New Times
AbstractGlobalization involves the reconfiguration and restructuring of capitalist organizations where knowledge becomes the main resource for effective production, forming a knowledge-based economy in the new times. The article analyzes recent educational...
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Technology Adoption and the Banking Agency in Rural Kenya
AbstractThe paper looks at the ways of approaching the promotion of Mobile and Agency Banking technology adoption and its diffusion in Kenya. Technology adoption climates in developing countries are, by nature, problematic, characterized by poor business...
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The Roots of Law in Malay Muslim Society
AbstractThis article will explore the roots of law in Malay Muslim Society. In the incident research is a documentary research which objectives of the study are to explore the historical background of the areas which will illustrate the reasons that...
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An Empirical Analysis and Time Distribution of Deviant Homicides in Houston: A Time Series Observational Study
AbstractDuring the late 1970's and throughout the 1980's the United States economy was struggling. When the oil crisis in 1973 began, the economy in Houston was severely affected. During the period 1973-1985 homicides in the state of Texas rose from...
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Hong Kong Youth Cinema: Sexual Openness
AbstractThis paper will examine the depiction of Hong Kong youth in terms of sexual responsibilities. The authors argues if sexual openness truly exists in the Hong Kong community, to some extent it does not bring any severe consequence for the characters...
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Jordanian Voter's Criteria of Selection of Members of the Lower House of Representatives in 2013 Elections
AbstractThis research aims at identifying the attributes that were viewed by the Jordanian voters as suitable and qualifying for a member of the Lower House of Representatives in the elections of 2013. These attributes were put in the following order,...
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Proposed Strategy to Establish "Promising" Athletics Schools in Jordan
AbstractThis study aimed to identify the strategy proposed to establish a "promising" Athletics schools in Jordan, researchers used descriptive approach approach, the sample of the study consisted of (104) randomly selected persons representing coaches,...
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The Role of School Social Climate in Assessment of Home Economics Subjects at High Schools in Masvingo, Zimbabwe
AbstractThis interpretive inquiry sought to find out the role of school social climate in assessment of home economics subjects at high schools in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. The inquiry employed a descriptive survey in order to unveil the factors that contribute...
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Religion! A Curse or a Blessing for National Integration and Development in Nigeria: Boko Haram in Perspective
AbstractThe principal duty of any government is the protection of its citizens. But it has become a herculean task for Nigerian government to protect the lives and properties of her citizen because of religious and ethnic violence orchestrated by the...
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Modeling Buying Pattern in Emerging Indian Urban Families
AbstractMarketing in India is growing through an indefinable phase. In addition to this is the changing role of consumer (from the " Karta" of the family to the kid) in making decision and the way in which the new generation Indian consumer behaves....
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Vol. 3, No. 1, December

18th Amendment and Its Impacts on Pakistan's Politics
1. Introduction The pattern on which a state is formed effects the nature of distribution of powers. Where previous distinct units create a state by giving up their some severing powers to centre there centre can enjoy only some exclusive federal...
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Vol. 3, No. 2, 2012

Assessment of Tourist Perception on Service Quality in the Hospitality Industry in Cross River State
AbstractQuality service has become a serious issue among scholars in the hotel industry. This arises due to the fact that operators of the industry still find it difficult to understand what a tourist needs "are" at a particular time. This paper critically...
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A Comparison of Some of the Themes of Irrationality, Illusion and Mystification Identified or Inferred by Karl Marx and Max Weber in Their Explanations of the Rise of Capitalism
AbstractThis comparative study was undertaken in the belief that our understanding of the modern economic spirit, volatility of global markets and political activism can be furthered by revisiting Marx's and Weber's sociological, philosophical, economic...
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Student Learning through Social Media
AbstractRecent years have witnessed an increased interest in using social media/social learning with online courses. Many students value the social aspects of their university education and hesitate to take online courses thinking them to be devoid of...
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Engendering Nationalism and National Identity through Sports and Education in the Peruvian School System within the Context of Globalization
AbstractPeru has experienced an economic boom in the past decade. Poverty level has decreased from 23% in 2002 to 11.5% in 2009. Nonetheless, access to education and job opportunities are still unequal amongst social classes, ethnic groups, and genders....
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Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012

18th Amendment and Its Impacts on Pakistan's Politics
AbstractThis study discusses the potential impacts of 18th amendment created in Pakistan's law on political and social conditions of Pakistan. With the help of previous researches author proves that 18th amendment enhances the role of Parliament and...
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