IJRSS VOLUME 3 ISSUE 8

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  • IJRSS VOLUME 3 ISSUE 8

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COMPETITION AND PERFORMANCE OF MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS IN CAMEROON

Author/s NDI GWASI, MARCEL T. NGAMBI
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 01 – 22 Vol 03. No. 8 — 2014
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This article outlines strategies for university students dealing with bereavement. In the present study, survivors who had lost a classmate to suicide reported struggling with grief. The early adult developmental period during the transitional developmental stages is filled with uncertainty. Survivors who had lost a classmate to suicide struggle with grief. Faculty members proposed an action plan to enable students to deliver mutual peer support, to increase awareness about bereavement, and to prevent suicide contagion among students on the campus. …..

Keywords microfinance, competition, performance.
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THE COMPLEXITY OF COMMUNITY BUILDING AND IDENTITY FORMATION IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES: CASE STUDIES FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND THE AMERICAS

Author/s Nokuthula Cele
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 23- 38 Vol 03. No. 8– 2014
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Community building, as opposed to ethnicity, seems more appropriate as a unit of analysis in the study of human settlements in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), the Americas and elsewhere in the 19th and 20th centuries. The KwaMachi chiefdom, in the far south of KwaZulu-Natal (one of the provinces in the north east of South Africa), and other cases in the United States are being used in this essay as examples to show how complex community building has always been. Analysis of the processes of community building in KwaZulu-Natal and the Americas shows that it is often difficult to categorize people along a single line…..

Keywords Community Building, Identity Formation, Culture and heritage
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EXPLORING THE ATTITUDES AND PATTERNS OF ADOPTION OF DIGITAL INSTRUCTION AMONG TEACHERS OF CHINESE AS A SECOND LANGUAGE IN TAIWAN

Author/s Shu-Ping Chang, Huei-Tse Hou, Sheng-Yi Wu, Rong-Ji Chang, You-Huei Chen
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 39- 47 Vol 03. No. 8– 2014
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ABSTRACT Technology advancements and growing international attention on learning Chinese as a second language (CSL) suggest that using digital technology to teach CSL is important. Moreover, it reveals important research topics that have not yet been explored: Chinese language teachers’ attitudes regarding the use of various common e-teaching modes, such as blended learning (face-to-face teaching integrated with information technology), asynchronous online teaching, synchronous online teaching, and blended teaching of CSL learning activities such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. ….

Keywords Chinese as Second Language; Chinese language; e-learning; Teacher training
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EFFECTS OF AGE ON MARITAL SATISFACTION OF MARRIED PEOPLE IN SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY

Author/s Dabone, Kyeremeh Tawiah
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 48- 57 Vol 03. No. 8– 2014
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The study was carried out in order to find whether age was a determinant in the marital satisfaction level of married people in the Sunyani Municipality of the Brong- Ahafo Region of Ghana. A descriptive survey design was used as the research frame for the study. Purposive sampling techniques were used to sample 320 respondents for the study. One research question and one hypothesis were formulated to keep the study in focus. . .. . ….

Keywords Married people, Religion, Marriage and Marital satisfaction
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DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT: A PROBLEM IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Author/s Dr BIKOMEN Magloire Louis
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 58- 66 Vol 03. No. 8 — 2014
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If a strong system of government can be essential to economic development in the African context where democratic culture is flickering, can development be achieved without democracy in presence of the complexity and anachronism of enlightened regimes? …..

Keywords Democracy, Governance, Economic Development
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SOCIAL HERO EVOLUTION IN MASS UNIVERSAL CINEMA XX-XXI CENTURIES

Author/s Kateryna Shadrina
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 67- 73 Vol 03. No. 8 — 2014
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Cinema hero is a special conglomeration of images of the human, both real and historical; archetype which lies in the human mind and the image that cinema has imposed himself in the process of evolution. One successful hero can bring the film to world leaders at the box office, but no star cast can save the film from financial ruin if there is no …..

Keywords Sociology of film, film hero, mass film, evolution of character, social features.
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CAUSES OF STRESS AMONG NURSES IN THE GREATER ACCRA REGION

Author/s Dapaah, Abena Kyreaa
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 74- 81 Vol 03. No. 8 — 2014
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The study was conducted in order to ascertain the causes of stress among nurses in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Convenient sampling technique was used to sample 369 respondents for the study. One research question was formulated to keep the study in focus. …..

Keywords Nurses, Stress, Nursing and Causes
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CIRCULATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MALAY MAGAZINE BEFORE THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Author/s Hamedi M. Adnan, Mohammad Saleeh Rahamad
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 82- 90 Vol 03. No. 8 — 2014
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For a magazine to survive in the market, three elements must be strengthened—the editorial content, circulation or distribution, and income from advertisement. Editorial content is responsible for attracting readers and thus will improve circulation. Increased circulation often results in the increased revenue from advertising. Thus, these three pillars, namely editorial, circulation, and advertising are very important for the survival of the magazine. …..

Keywords Malay Magazine; magazine circulation and distribution; media marketing system, Economy publishing, magazine history; media before the Second World War
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SYSTEMIC DECENTRALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT BASED ON EMPLOYMENT

Author/s Dr BIKOMEN Magloire Louis
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 91- 98 Vol 03. No. 8 — 2014
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In the perspective of making Cameroon an emerging country by 2035, things look like the Government of Cameroon has based its policies on the success of the decentralization process. If not, it would be hard to understand how the execution of major projects and increase in self-employment described in the Strategy for Growth and Employment Document will curb rampant unemployment which causes damage in the different layers of the population, especially . …..

Keywords Decentralization, Development
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AN EVALUATION OF SERVICE QUALITY, TRUST, AND CUSTOMER LOYALTY IN HOME-DELIVERY SERVICES

Author/s Pin-Fenn Chou
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 99- 108 Vol 03. No. 8 — 2014
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Abstract The study was developed and tested using an empirical investigation on home-delivery customers in Taiwan. The results suggested that shippers viewed the reliability factor as the most important service attribute. Clusters were analyzed to form shipper groups. The results of the analysis indicated that service-oriented shippers commanded better trust and customer loyalty. . …..

Keywords Service Quality, Trust, Customer Loyalty, Home-Delivery Services
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EXTENSIVE READING USING GRADED READERS

Author/s Ruhil Amal Azmuddin, Zuraina Ali, PhD., Ezihaslinda Ngah, Liyana Mohd Tamili and Nooradelena Mohd Ruslim
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 109- 113 Vol 03. No. 8 — 2014
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Abstract Extensive Reading is particularly absent in tertiary education in Malaysia especially in public universities in the East Coast. This study explores the influence of ER on the students’ reading performance and identifies the relevance of ER in increasing students’ proficiency . …..

Keywords Extensive reading, graded readers, EPER, ESL learners, reading fluency.
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THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND PROFITABILITY OF NON-FINANCIAL COMPANIES LISTED ON THE ZIMBABWE STOCK EXCHANGE

Author/s Tendai Zawaira; Enard Mutenheri
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 114- 120 Vol 03. No. 8 — 2014
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Abstract The main purpose of this study was to determine the impact of different components of working capital management on profitability of firms listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange during the dollarization era. A random effects model was estimated using company financial data for the period 2010 -2012. These data were obtained from the Central African Stock Exchanges Handbooks. Thirty two companies listed on the Zimbabwe Stock exchange had usable data and therefore the random effects model was estimated using data from 32 non-financial companies listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. …..

Keywords working capital management, profitability, non-financial companies, Zimbabwe stock exchange, Zimbabwe
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