IJRSS VOLUME 2 ISSUE 4

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IJRSS VOLUME 2 ISSUE 4

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OCCUPATIONAL EXHAUSTION AMONG PRISON STAFF: MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF CORRELATES ASSOCIATED WITH EMOTIONAL EXHAUSTION

Author/s Avdi S. Avdija, Ph.D., Sudipto Roy, Ph.D.
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 1 – 12 Vol 02. No. 4 — 2013
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This article investigates the multivariate relationship between personal characteristics of prison staff, their work rank within the organizational hierarchy, working conditions, constraints of personal accomplishment, stress-response states, and the emotional exhaustion. Specifically, this study attempts to determine the amount of variation that can be explained in emotional exhaustion, …..

Keywords prison staff, emotional exhaustion, stress-response states, personal accomplishment, prison working conditions.
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v2i401_criminology.pdf

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HOUSING NIGERIAN URBAN POOR THROUGH SELF-BUILD HOUSING CONCEPT USING COMPRESSED STABILIZED LATERITE BRICKS

Author/s Alagbe, Oluwole A. (Ph.D) and Opoko, Akunnaya P. (Ph.D)
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 13- 18 Vol 02. No. 4 — 2013
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Self-build housing methods have been widely used in traditional western Nigeria in housing development. Recently however, there has been a shift to other westernize concepts of housing development which are observed to be more capital intensive than the traditional methods. While these westernized concepts are beneficial to the few high income earners, the urban poor who are in the majority are left at a disadvantage… ….

Keywords Self-build housing, urban poor, compressed stabilized earth bricks, housing.
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v2i402_architecture.pdf

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FACTORS STUDENTS IN STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY CONSIDER IN EVALUATING TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS: LESSONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION MANAGEMENT

Author/s Harry Bett and Everlyne Makhanu
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 19- 28 Vol 02. No. 4 — 2013
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More studies have been carried out in the field of Students Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness (SETE) than in any other area of evaluation of teaching. Several factors, such as instructor personality, grades awarded and students’ tastes and preferences, have been found to influence (albeit in varying degrees) the evaluation of teaching by students. This has therefore put the validity and reliability of scores from such evaluations into question. . . ….

Keywords student evaluations; teaching effectiveness; ratings; instructor; instruction.
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v2i403_humanities__social_sciences.pdf

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SOCIETAL SECURITY FEELING BETWEEN IRANIAN GIRLS

Author/s Hengameh Ghazanfari (PhD), Farzaneh Sajadpour
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 29- 33 Vol 02. No. 4 — 2013
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Societal security and security feelings are two related concepts but they are different from each other’s. This study is a field study which has conducted to investigate and measure societal security feeling between Khoram-Abad Azad university’s girl students. At this study we first measure the rate of security feeling in student’s point of view and then we will analyze related variable. To do this 20 girl students has surveyed from different course study base on study questions.. . ….

Keywords societal security feeling / social class and security / girls and societal security, girl students and societal security.
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v2i404_law.pdf

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POVERTY AND GREED IN PERSPECTIVE ON THE CRIMES

Author/s OMBOTO JOHN ONYANGO
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 34- 38 Vol 02. No. 4 — 2013
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PProperty related crimes or crimes against property involve illegal acquisition or destruction of property. The common property acquisition crimes in Kenya include burglary, forgery, obtaining money/property by false pretences, larceny, shop lifting, pick pocketing, misappropriation of public funds, bribery and other forms of corruption among others. . . ….

Keywords Economic inequality, Poverty, Greed, Crime, Kenya
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v2i405_sociology.pdf

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BUILDING A YOUTH MOVEMENT FOR EDUCATING THE NEXT LEVEL OF LEADERS: THE ROLE OF AFRICANS IN Diaspora.

Author/s Odoziobodo Severus Ifeanyi,
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 39- 46 Vol 02. No. 4 — 2013
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The social forces of democratization and globalization have brought into fore, issues concerning young people. This derived from the recognition that the youth is unarguably agents of social change. The youthful age is a very important period in the life of the individual and society at large. Youth is a season of hope, enterprise and energy to a nation as well as the individual. If people at this period of life are harnessed properly, there is every tendency that the society will be the better for it. Unfortunately, in many African nations, this period of life is wasted for lack of proper attention.. ….

Keywords Africa, Diaspora, Education, Leaders, Youth
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v2i406_political_science.pdf

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF COMMERCIAL BANKS TO THE GROWTH OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES IN NIGERIA

Author/s Safiyyah Muhammad Aliyu1 and Garba Bala Bello, Ph.D
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 47- 55 Vol 02. No. 4 — 2013
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This paper examined the contribution of Commercial banks to the growth of Small and Medium scale enterprises in Nigeria between the period of 1980 and 2009. The paper employed descriptive method of analysis. An inductive methodology involving observation, collection of secondary data and the analysis of such data was employed. To complement this approach, ratio analysis and trend analysis was also used. To this end, a lot was devoted to the presentation and analysis of data obtained from Central Bank of Nigeria’s publications such as Annual Reports, Statistical Bulletins, Journals . ….

Keywords Commercial Bank, SME , ratio and trend analysis
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v2i407_management_science.pdf

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THE UTILIZATION OF FISHING OPERATIONAL METHODS ON ADULT LEARNERS’ ECONOMIC LIVELIHOOD FOR POVERTY REDUCTION IN BAYELSA STATE

Author/s Dr. Apuega R. Arikawei, Professor I.S. Nzeneri
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 56- 63 Vol 02. No. 4 — 2013
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This paper examined the utilization of knowledge by adult learners on different methods/techniques of fishing operations in the livelihood activities of migrant fisher folks for poverty reduction. The random sampling method was adopted to select 2004 adult learners and a questionnaire was designed as instrument for data collection. The questionnaire was analyzed using mean and Pearson Product Moment Coefficient. . ….

Keywords Education, Curriculum, Basket, Net, Traps, Trawlers, Aqua-Culture
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v2i408_education.pdf

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PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS OF FISH PRODUCTION FROM CONCRETE POND SYSTEM IN BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

Author/s Penda, S.T., Unaji, G.P.and Odoenmenem, 1.U.
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 64- 70 Vol 02. No. 4 — 2013
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The study was carried out in Benue State, Nigeria, and made use of both primary and secondary data. The main instrument for collecting the primary data was well structured questionnaires. Descriptive analysis showed that 62% of the fish famers fall into the economically active age group of 20–50 years and 50.8% of the respondents had tertiary education. Most of the respondents (93%) were part-time fish famers and financed their fish production through personal savings. Equally evident from the results is that an average total cost of N 302,614.25 was incurred per annum, by the respondents while a mean gross revenue of N466,610.84 was . ….

Keywords profitability, fish farming, concrete pond, elasticities, gross margin.
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v2i409_agriculture.pdf

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EFFECTS OF EARNINGS ANNOUNCEMENT ON SHARE PRICE: THE CASE OF GHANA STOCK EXCHANGE

Author/s Elijah Akuoko, Yakubu Awudu Sare, Sampson Vivian Esumanba
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 71- 81 Vol 02. No. 4 — 2013
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The study examines the effects of corporate earnings announcement on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE). A sample of 19 listed companies was selected from which 57 observations of earnings announcements documented from 2009 to 2012 were collected for the study. The naïve expectation model was applied to determine the investor’s expectation towards earnings announcements. A 15 trading days inclusive of the day of announcement of earnings was defined as the event window which includes 7 days before and 7 days after earning announcement. . ….

Keywords Effects, Share Price, Earnings announcements, GSE
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v2i410_banking.pdf

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MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT PROPOSAL BASED ON ORGANIZATION MATURITY LEVEL

Author/s Marcelo A. Oliveira*, Isabel Lopes, Danielle L. Figueiredo
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 82- 90 Vol 02. No. 4 — 2013
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This article aims to discuss the management process of the maintenance function of companies depending on the degree of organization maturity concerning maintenance. Maintenance management makes use of some tools and techniques to improve efficiency and minimize the impacts of unplanned stoppages, such as Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). The identification of the degree of maturity on maintenance, leads us to a better planning of actions to implement the more appropriate management strategy and to propose suitable computerized tools, performance indicators, technical analysis and management tools and techniques, providing a set of potential improvements necessary . ….

Keywords maintenance strategy; production management; maintenance management; maturity grid.
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v2i411_organizational_management.pdf

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