Asian Social Science

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 4, April

A Comparative Study of Organizational Climate and Job Satisfaction in Public, Private and Foreign Banks
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between measures of organizational climate and measures of job satisfaction as applied to executives of public, private, and foreign banks. Another purpose of this study was to determine...
A Framework of Business Process Re-Engineering Factors and Organizational Performance of Nigerian Banks
AbstractThe aims of this paper is to present a framework on the data collected regarding our research study on Effect of BPR factor on organization performance with moderating role of Information technology. A survey method was used to administer 560...
A Historical Survey of Ethnic Conflict in Nigeria
AbstractThis article focused on the historical survey of ethnic conflict in the Nigerian society and its scope is vast in a way that it stresses the country's ethnic conflicts beginning from the Pre-colonialism state down the post-colonialism. The main...
Analysis of the Real Situation of Teaching Reading Comprehension to First Year Students at the Department of English Language and Literature at Al-Zaytoonah Private University of Jordan
AbstractThere is a trend in teaching foreign languages that advocates the prime importance of teaching reading as a receptive skill before the other productive skills (listening, speaking, and writing).There is also an increasing feeling among teachers...
Brief Analysis of Establishment of Effective English Classroom Teaching Model
AbstractClassroom teaching is the major battle field for implementation of quality oriented education and the primary means of teaching is classroom teaching. Thus, it is a target that is constantly craved by the vast majority of education practitioners...
Culturally Inclusive Practice: A Case Study of an International Student Support Initiative at an Australian University
AbstractThis article explores from the students' as well as the coordinator's perspectives the effectiveness of an integrated culturally inclusive initiative in terms of facilitating international students' adaptation. This initiative is a program that...
Does Diversification Affect Capital Structure and Profitability in Pakistan?
AbstractDiversification has become a common strategy of corporate risk management along with availing other potential benefits. The intent of this study is to identify and analyze the nature of relationship that exists between diversification and capital...
Effect of Behavioural Family Therapy on Juvenile Delinquents' Relationship in Ahvaz Correction Centre (Iran) and Role of Age on the Process
AbstractThis study aimed to determine the effect of behavioural family therapy with the juvenile delinquents and also role of age in this regard. The assessed variables consisted of relationships with siblings, peers, and parents as well as re-arrestment....
Engaging with Graduate Attributes through Encouraging Accurate Student Self-Assessment
AbstractSelf-assessment can be conceptualised as the involvement of students in identifying assessment criteria and standards that they can apply to their work in order to make judgements about whether they have met these criteria (Boud, 1995). It is...
Establishment of Harmonious Ecological Culture in University Campus
AbstractCampus ecological culture is a sort of culture in which human kind gets along well in harmony with the natural environment. It represents the tide of evolvement of relationship between human kind and the natural environment, an important feature...
Examining the Effect of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia's Microcredit Program on Microenterprise Assets in Rural Malaysia
AbstractMicroenterprise often considered as an antecedent for generating income and employment, which leads to a decline in overall poverty rate and other aspects of sustainable socio-economic development. The objective of this study is to identify the...
Fiscal Policy, Labour Productivity Growth and Convergence between Agriculture and Manufacturing: Implications for Poverty Reduction in Cameroon
AbstractThis paper examines the factors that drive labour productivity convergence between agriculture and manufacturing activities in Cameroon over 1969-2005. It is supposed that whenever one sector grows in terms of labour productivity it will also...
Ideas in Science Fiction: Probing Contemporary Contexts through Science Fiction Texts
AbstractThis paper is based on an action research done in an undergraduate class on science fiction. The course, SKBS 2193 Science as Narrative, is part of the BA Literature in English programme at the National University of Malaysia. The objectives...
Impact of SMEs on Employment in Textile Industry of Pakistan
AbstractThis research investigates the impact of Small & Medium Enterprises on Employment in textile industry. Data were collected from 100 respondents from 30 organizations by using simple random technique. A structural questionnaire was developed...
Is There a Place for Cyberethics? A Conceptual Look at the Effects of Cybertechnology on Ethics and Communications in Cyberspace
AbstractCyberethics contains includes morality and law in cyberspace. There are two main ideas concerning cyberethics: one suggests that cyberethics can simply be modeled on the same codes of practice as professional ethics for other technologies. The...
Malaysian Graduates English Adequacy in the Job Sector
AbstractHistorically, the use of the English Language in Malaysia, then Malaya, dates back to the Colonial times. This shows there has been a legacy of English usage in the nation. Recently, in view of globalization and increasing competition among nations...
Manipulation in Poetry Translation
AbstractTraditional poetry translation studies often emphasize on the reproduction of the form or meaning and the translatability of poetry, not beyond the constraints of linguistic analysis. This paper sets out to discuss English translation of Chinese...
Marital Happiness of Married Couples in the U.A.E Society: A Sample from Sharjah
AbstractThe goal of this study is to examine the marital happiness of married couples in Sharjah Emirate, UAE, and its determinants. To achieve these goals, data from Family Cohesion Survey (FCS) are used; a cluster sample (1136) was randomly drawn from...
Overview of Multiple Calculating Methods for Land Expropriation Compensation Standard - A Case of Arable Land in Nanyang, Henan Province, China
AbstractWith accelerating of industrialization and urbanization, the speed of China farmland conversion is astonishing, and land expropriation compensation and interests of land deprived farmers generated thereby also become a focus the society. Although...
Perception and Attitudes toward Terrorism in a Muslim Majority Country
AbstractThe purpose of this research article is to examine and to ascertain whether general public in a Muslim majority country do support organized violence and terrorism. The discussion focuses on Malaysia as a case study. The study adopted a quantitative...
Politics of Power Acquisition and Decision-Making Implementations by Manipulation: The Paradigm of Nigeria Leadership
AbstractThis paper examines how the modern politics of power acquisition and decision-making implementations has become the paradigm of the Nigerian leadership. It has also become a pivotal paradigm in helping as instrumental for violence in the said...
Poverty Alleviation through Corporate Social Responsibility in Niger Delta, Nigeria
AbstractFailed government's policies aimed at developing the Niger Delta region left it one of the poorest regions of Nigeria; and necessitated agitations by the communities for oil multinationals to step in to fill this development gap. Through the...
Problems in Remote Accounting Processing of Construction Enterprises and Their Solutions
AbstractAiming at the problems in respect of security, importance and timeliness brought by evidence transmission in remote accounting processing of construction enterprises, this paper tentatively puts forward solutions including temporary entry in...
Rapid Urbanization as a Source of Social and Ecological Decay: A Case of Multan City, Pakistan
AbstractThis paper concentrates on the relationship between rapid urbanization and socio-ecological problems. The major objective of this study is to analyze the unplanned and haphazard urbanization that is giving birth to environmental issues such as;...
Re-Building the Concept of Nation Building in Malaysia
AbstractGenerally, Malaysia is being described as one of the prime example among those societies that are severely divided along ethnic lines. The country is also among the few pluralistic societies that have achieved some measure of success in managing...
The Impact of Culture on Performance Appraisal Reforms in Africa: The Case of Uganda's Civil Service
AbstractThis article explores the impact of administrative culture on performance appraisal reforms in Uganda's civil service. Data gathered from 147 questionnaires, 29 interviews and various documents indicates that administrative culture sabotages...
The Meaning, Strategies and Application of the Value Creation as a Profit Model
AbstractTo designate the value creation of the news products, it is necessary for the media to take into account its stakeholders. In the future, the core requirement of the media is to satisfy the personalized needs of the audience. Correspondingly,...
The Practice of Sustainable Tourism in Ecotourism Sites among Ecotourism Providers
AbstractEcotourism and sustainable tourism have similar objectives to link conservation goals, economic and rural development. Ecotourism also offers educational and new experience to tourists, and it has to be developed and managed in an environmentally...
The Preposition (Fii) in the Horizontal and Vertical Axes as Used in the Taizzi Dialect: A Cognitive Approach
AbstractIn this paper the framework of Cognitive Grammar (CG) developed by Langacker is adopted to attain a cognitive semantic analysis of the use of the Arabic prepositions (fii) in the horizontal and vertical axes, as used in the Taizzi dialect. Although,...
The Relationship between Organizational Structure and Organizational Justice
AbstractOrganizational justice in this rapidly-developing work-life may become an increasingly important issue to both managers and employees. This article aims to study the effective organizational justice model for Iranian public organizations. It...
The Relationship between Sources of Moral Authority, Political Attitude and Authoritarianism
AbstractIndividuals with different political attitudes attribute their political tendencies to different sources of moral authority. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between moral authority sources, political attitude and authoritarianism....
To Learn Democracy in Competitive Democratic Election and Learn to Safeguard Democratic Rights of the Party Members - Review and Reflection on the First County-Level Competitive Direct Election Experiment among Party Representatives of the Communist Party of China (CPC)
AbstractHow a ruling party in a developing country learns democracy in practice and learns to safeguard the democratic rights of the Party members and constructs a corresponding democratic safeguard mechanism in modern democratic social construction...
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