Asian Social Science

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 8, April

Agricultural Contract Farming with Social and Community Economy Adaptation. A Case Study: Hin Tang Village Moo7 Non Khong Sub District, Ban Phang District, KhonKaen Province
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to understand the history of contract farming at Hin Tang Village including the social and economic adaptation of the community with contract farming production. The study employed the concept of community economy....
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability in Asian Luxury Hotels: Policies, Practices and Standards
AbstractThe tourism and hospitality industry claims to embrace the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) but it seems unclear how and if companies integrate CSR activities into the core business and how they demonstrate real impacts and positive...
Determinants of Intra-ASEAN Labour Migration to Thailand
AbstractThis paper aims at analyzing the determinants of intra-ASEAN labor migration to Thailand, for the period 2002-2010. We apply the well-known Hatton's migration model to our analysis. Having employed panel data through fixed effect model estimations,...
Development and Validation of Malaysian Communication Style Instrument
AbstractThe Malaysian Malay Communication Style (MMCS) formulated by Che Su and Hassan (2010) was developed to measure specific Malay communication characteristics in the workplace. We extended this work by using structural equation modelling to determine...
Direct and Indirect Impact of Perceived School Climate upon Student Outcomes
AbstractThis research aims at investigating and comparing the direct and indirect impact of children's perceptions of school climate upon their academic performance and socioemotional adjustment. A model was developed in which children's perception of...
Effect of Business Social Responsibility (BSR) on Performance of SMEs: Data Screening and Preliminary Analysis
AbstractThe increase on Business Social Responsibility (BSR) understanding in present-day businesses has led to postulations that the related behaviors would facilitate viable benefit to be attained as a firm different itself from its rivalry through...
Executive's Perception on the Outcomes of In-House and Outdoor Training Programmes
AbstractThe purpose of the study is to understand the Executives' perception on the outcomes of in-house and outdoor training programmes. Design/methodology/approach-Data from executives are collected online. The questionnaire was uploaded in the Google...
Guidelines for Natural Food Conservation for the Community around the Upstream Forest of the Chi River Basin
AbstractThe study of guideline for natural food conservation of communities around the upstream forest of the Chi river basin has aimed to find a way to cultivate the natural food plants of a community in the buffer zone between a national park and the...
Hardiness and Problem-Solving Skills as Preventive Factors against Smoking among Adolescents
AbstractSmoking is the biggest threat to public health, and it remains a serious cause of death in the world; therefore, it is essential to develop our knowledge concerning the attitudes among adolescents toward cigarette smoking. This study was conducted...
How Fiscally Tolerable Is Thailand's Social Security Pension Fund to Early Retirement Decisions?
AbstractThis research paper assesses the fiscal tolerability of the Thai Social Security Pension Fund to early retirement decisions, particularly among the workforce aged 50-54. Starting from 2014, the Social Security Pension Fund is due to pay regular...
Is Islam a Religion of Moderation or Extremism? A Study of Key Islamic Teachings
AbstractThis article strives to present a brief analysis of Islamic religious sources and examines whether the claim that Islam is immoderate is true or false, especially in relation to the method of moderation applied in religious teachings, requirements...
Issues in 13th General Election: A Case Study of Kedah, Malaysia
AbstractThis study was conducted to identify the issues that are expected or predicted in the 13th general election. The study was conducted in the state of Kedah, Malaysia as a case study. The population is comprised of people eligible to vote in the...
Malay Architectural Heritage on Timber Construction Technique of the Traditional Kampung Laut Old Mosque, Malaysia
AbstractThis study discusses timber construction on the historic Malay traditional Kampung Laut Old Mosque (KLOM) in relation to cultural factors. The discussion starts with a brief history of the KLOM, building construction technique, design elements...
McKinsey 7S Model for Supply Chain Management of Local SMEs Construction Business in Upper Northeast Region of Thailand
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to study the successful business strategies and the guidelines for the management strategies of supply chain management of local small and medium enterprises (SME) construction shops. We use the McKinsey 7S model...
Media Usage among the Coastal Communities in Malaysia
AbstractThe main objective of this paper was to identify the preferred media tool and its usage among coastal communities in Malaysia. Data were collected using a questionnaire completed by a total of 210 people from the selected coastal communities....
Parental Attachment, Inter-Parental Conflict and Late Adolescent's Self-Efficacy
AbstractThe main purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between parental attachment, inter-parental conflict and self-efficacy among 374 college students aged 17 to 19 years old in Iran. The probability proportional to size sampling...
Reasons for Non-Adoption of Internet Banking: A Study with Reference to Vellore District of Tamil Nadu, India
AbstractThe fundamental commotion of twenty first century verve of 'banking' is transformed by the perception called Internet banking or online banking. Internet banking is accomplished by means of a personal computer or any itinerant piece of equipment...
Study on Literature Representation of Zhuhai City Image
AbstractThis paper discusses the representation of Zhuhai as a special economic zone and famous tourist city in literature. Since Zhuhai was set up, most native writers in Zhuhai have showed narration of struggling experience in "an alien land" for Zhuhai...
Taiwanese Adolescents' Self-Disclosures on Private Section of Facebook, Trusts in and Intimacy with Friends in Different Close Relationships
AbstractThe study investigates self-disclosure by adolescents in Taiwan on the private section of Facebook, and their trust in, and intimacy with, Facebook friends in different close relationships. This study further determines the predictors of intimate...
The Concept of Hedging in Islamic Financial Transactions
AbstractHedging is a method to safeguard or minimize loss from risk that constantly exists in the financial market. Nevertheless, hedging in conventional perspectives involves the usage of derivative instruments which are controversy in Islamic view....
The Determinant Factors Effecting the Job Satisfaction and Performance in Libyan Government Hospital
AbstractJob satisfaction and Job performance are two variables that affect the efficiency and service quality in organizations. This study shows that the performance of medical staff and medical service quality in hospitals could be enhanced when employees...
The Impact of Retailer's Economic and Social Satisfaction on Its Commitment, and the Moderating Effect of Manufacturer Brands' Strength
AbstractAvailable literatures have confirmed that there are unstable and complex relationship between manufacturers and large retailers especially in the growing strength of retail organizations in the global context. This study thus examines the impacts...
The Improvement of Students' Academic Performance by Using Social Media through Collaborative Learning in Malaysian Higher Education
AbstractThe social media have infiltrated the 21st century generations of Internet users, making it a very active means of communications, particularly among students of higher institutions of education. Consequently, academic activities in institutions...
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