IJRSS VOLUME 4 ISSUE 5

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IJRSS: VOLUME 4 Issue: 5

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ORGANISATIONAL STRESS AND EMPLOYEES’ INTENTION TO QUIT AMONGST ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE, EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

Author/s S.V. MXENGE, M.DYWILI, S. BAZANA
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 13- 29 Vol 04. No. 5– 2014
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This research study investigated the effect of organisational stress and the employees’ intention to quit among administrative personnel at the University of Fort Hare. The main objectives of this study were determining the effects of organisational stress on employees’ intention to quit, and providing results that would lead to a deeper understanding of the nature and extent of the relationship between organisational stress and intention to quit. A survey method was adopted for this study. …….

Keywords Intention To Quit, Organisational Stress, Workplace, Higher Learning, Ill-health.
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RISK MANAGEMENT IN SMALL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN KERMANSHAH PROVINCE

Author/s MILAD ABDOLMOHAMADI
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 30- 40 Vol 04. No. 5– 2014
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Risk management (RM) should be assuring the completion of project objectives, regardless of project size. The aims of these studies are to investigate RM in small projects in Kermanshah to impact of RM on project performance. To achieve the objectives, a questionnaire survey was conducted and data were collected from 1336 projects submitted by 68 companies. The analysis results indicated a relatively low level of RM implementation in small projects, and that “lack of time”, “lack of budget”, “low profit margin”, and “not economical” were prominent barriers. The results showed that contractors and consultants agreed with the overall ranking of the barriers, despite some differences in the mean scores between these two groups. ….

Keywords Risk Management, construction projects, project performance
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GENDER ROLES AND RESPONSIBLE SEX IN CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE: ASSESSMENT OF THE COUNSELLING SERVICES PROVIDED BY PENTECOSTAL AND CHARISMATIC COUNSELLORS IN THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS

Author/s JOSHUA NARTEY
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 41-51 Vol 04. No. 5– 2014
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The purpose of this paper was to assess the counselling services given by the Pentecostal and Charismatic marriage and family counsellors on gender roles and responsible sex in Christian Marriages in Cape Coast Metropolis of Ghana. Thirty seven (37) marriage counsellors from forty (40) Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches in the metropolis were selected for the study. It was a descriptive study where questionnaire was used to collect the data. The study revealed that, majority of the counsellors 31 (83.8%) gave their clients adequate counselling on gender roles in a Christian marriage and family. However, the study revealed that the counsellors did not provide adequate counselling on responsible sex. . .. . ….

Keywords Gender Roles, Responsible Sex in Christian Marriage, Christian Marriage and Family Counsellors
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LEADERSHIP STYLES PRACTISED BY FEMALES IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST

Author/s NYANTAKYIWAA, ADWOA
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 52- 58 Vol 04. No. 5 — 2014
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The study investigated the coping strategies of female leaders in tertiary education administration particularly in the University of Cape Coast. A qualitative perspective was adopted in conducting the study. Out of the various approaches to qualitative studies, I chose to adopt the case study approach for this research. Case study, as argued by Cohen, Manion and Morrison (2007), aims at studying a single instance in action. It provides a unique example of real people in real situations in order for people to understand ideas more clearly than simply presenting them with abstract theories or principles. I adopted this particular approach for my study in order to have an in-depth knowledge about females in …..

Keywords female, leadership, mentorship and management
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THE SELF RELIANCE STRATEGY AND REFUGEE LIVELIHOODS: EVIDENCE FROM ORUCHINGA REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, SOUTH WESTERN UGANDA.

Author/s AHIMBISIBWE FRANK
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 59- 65 Vol 04. No. 5 — 2014
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The self-reliance strategy in Uganda has very good aims of empowering refugees become self reliant and reduce on their dependence on humanitarian agencies among other reasons. By focusing on Oruchinga refugee settlement, the study found out that, refugees have been able to engage in a number of livelihood strategies both agricultural and non-agricultural in a bid to stand on their own feet. A number of enabling factors ranging from availability of land, labour to favorable weather conditions and local markets …..

Keywords Self Reliance, Strategy, Refugees, Livelihoods, Oruchinga, Refugee Settlement, Uganda
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING AT UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Author/s MARIA VICTORIA GUADAMILLAS GÓMEZ
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 66-70 Vol 04. No. 5– 2014
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An attempt was made in the present study to analyze the different criteria to assess upper-intermediate level (B2) according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). A sample of three institutions criteria (Cambridge ESOL, Trinity and Official Language School in Spain) has been considered to look at the different requirements. Oral examination tasks, criteria and scores have been carefully analyzed. …..

Keywords English Language, Testing, Assessment Criteria, Intermediate Levels, CEFR.
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THE SUNDANESE AESTHETIC CONCEPT AND IDENTITY IN THE ORNAMENT OF WEST JAVA BATIK

Author/s YAN YAN SUNARYA, AGUS SACHARI
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 71- 76 Vol 04. No. 5– 2014
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Batik has been studied in various aspects, but in the context of the Sundanese aesthetic concept and identity, it needs to be studied in-depth. If the batik is assessed through review of aesthetic values based on the values of the local culture and their human supporters, then consequently, in the case study of West Java Batiks have values of local wisdom of the Sundanese culture. Therefore, these Batiks can be positioned as a form of Sundanese culture in the presence of artifacts in the cultural historiography containing its aesthetic concept, especially in the constellation of batik world …..

Keywords Aesthetic Concepts, Identity, Ornament, Sunda, West Java Batik.
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SMALL SCALE BUSINESSES PRACTICE OF BASIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT WITH REGARDS TO LIQUIDITY

Author/s AGYEI, KOFI NICHOLAS
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 77- 85 Vol 04. No. 5 — 2014
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Effective working capital management is an integral part of every organization and most small scale enterprises find it difficult to achieve this. The main objective of the study is to access the working capital management of small scale businesses and its impact on the survival and growth of the businesses. Based on this, the researcher used the small scale entrepreneurs who have been supported by Vocational Training for Females’ (VTF) programme as a case study.

Keywords Liquidity, Working capital, Management and Business
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THE APPLICATION OF MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS METHODS TO ANALYZE THE SITUATION OF WOMEN IN THE LABOR MARKET OF SERBIA AND THE COUNTRIES OF SOUTHEAST EUROPE

Author/s STOJANKA DAKIĆ, DANIELA NUŠEVA
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 86- 94 Vol 04. No. 5 — 2014
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The position of women in the labor market is one of the key factors of economic stability and social status of women. It is actually a very significant sphere to establish gender equality in society. Statistical data for many years indicate a very unfavorable trends in the labor market in Serbia, which are the main determinant of growth ( already high ) unemployment rate and the presence of low labor engagement of the population, while the status of women in the labor market is one of the aspects of long-term adverse trends. The purpose of this paper is in economic, legal and social analysis of the situation of women in the labor market in Serbia, based on official statistical data, point to the importance of gender equality issues. . …..

Keywords position of women, labor market, gender equality, multivariate analysis./p>
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THREE APPROACH TO CREATE MATH LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENTS

Author/s RU-FEN YAO
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 95 – 101 Vol 04. No. 5 — 2014
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Many studies have pointed out that the mathematics learning achievement of indigenous students were lower than the one of the Hans in Taiwan. The main purpose of this case study was to improve the mathematics learning environment for indigenous students. Three approaches were provided opportunities to learn mathematics for tribal children in this research, including the After School Math Learning Group, the Math Weekend Camp, and Culture-based Mathematics Instructional Modules. …..

Keywords culture, indigenous students, mathematics learning
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PASTORALISM AND VIOLENCE IN NORTHERN GHANA: SOCIALIZATION AND PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENT

Author/s ABDULAI ABUBAKARI AND FELIX YAKUBU TONSUGLO LONGI
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 102 – 111 Vol 04. No. 5 — 2014
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The paper analyses the nature of pastoral activities and socialization processes and how these are associated with violence and crimes in Northern Ghana. The paper focuses on the professional requirements of pastoralists and how these are perceived and misinterpreted by the local people. The study combines socio-anthropological approaches of observation, focus group discussions and interviews with more structured in-depth and key informant interviews. The paper found that formal education results in a decrease in the numbers of local herdboys. Pastoral Fulani herdsmen have gradually replaced the local herdboys to herd cattle at very flexible terms of conditions. ….

Keywords Pastoralist, Fulani, Cattle, Violence, Socialization
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UTILITY OF GEMBA KAIZEN MODEL ON PUBLIC SECTOR SERVICE DELIVERY IN NAKURU SUB COUNTY, KENYA.

Author/s FELIX KISALU
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 112 – 118 Vol 04. No. 5 — 2014
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The reliance on management model has become a common practice in management institutions whether public, private or civil. Through sampling of 8 out of 24 Government departments this study examined the utility of Gemba Kaizen Model in government offices in Nakuru Sub County in Kenya. This study sought to unravel the unique attributes that makes the model an ideal management approach especially in high volume and low budget public institutions in the third world countries like Kenya. The appreciation of Public sector reforms and performance-based management has positioned the Kenyan public service as an ideal agency of study. An analysis of public servants awareness, waste management policies, ….

Keywords Gemba kaizen, innovation and service delivery.
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THE EFFECTS OF ABC SYSTEMS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SALES REPRESENTATIVES: A FIELD STUDY IN A TURKISH FIRM

Author/s NILGÜN KAYALI, AYŞE NECEF YERELI, DAMLA ŞAHIN, SEMRA DOĞAN
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 119 – 128 Vol 04. No. 5 — 2014
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In this study, the differences between traditional costing and activity-based costing system have been exposed by appealing the data which has been gathered from a Turkish white goods manufacturing and selling company. Then, the effectiveness of activity-based costing system for measuring the performance of sales representatives has been analysed and interpreted by the help of calculations which have been made in the field study. ….

Keywords Activity-based costing, traditional costing, measuring the performance of sales representatives
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CUSTOMER PERCEPTION AND RESPONSE TO ETHICAL NORMS IN LEGAL SERVICES MARKETING IN THE KESHEVERZI BANK 0F IRAN

Author/s FAKHRADDIN MAROOFI; ESMAIL HAIDARI
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 129- 144 Vol 04. No.5 — 2014
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Through a survey of customers of legal services providers in Iran, data were collected. Results from the analysis of data show that the four dimensions of ethical marketing norms contribute significantly and explain a significant variance in RQ and commitment. The results show that three dimensions of ethical norms (price and distribution norm, information and contract norm, and honesty and integrity norm) are significantly related with relationship quality and commitment. …..

Keywords Contexts Ethics, Marketing norms, Relationship quality
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JOB ENGAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEES’ INTENTION TO QUIT AMONG ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Author/s S.V. MXENGE, M.DYWILI, S. BAZANA
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 145 – 156 Vol 04. No. 5 — 2014
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This research study investigated the effect of job engagement to employees’ intention to quit among administrative personnel at the University of Fort Hare. The main objectives of this study were determining the effects of job engagement on employees’ intention to quit, and providing results that would lead to a deeper understanding of the nature and extent of the relationship between job engagement and intention to quit. A survey method was adopted for this study……

Keywords Job Engagement, Vigour, Rigour, Dedication, Intention To Quit, Workplace, Higher Learning
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