IJRSS VOLUME 4 ISSUE 8

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IJRSS: VOLUME 4 Issues: 8

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP, SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING AND JOB SATISFACTION IN THE MALAYSIAN SHIPPING INDUSTRY: A PILOT STUDY

Author/s JUHAIZI MOHD YUSOF, MAHADZIRAH MOHAMAD
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 01 – 13 Vol 04. No. 8 — 2014
Abstract

Spiritual leadership is a relatively new concept in leadership literature. It aims to intrinsically motivate the leaders and the followers for their spiritual well- being. Job satisfaction is a critical concept with various antecedents and consequences. The situational and dispositional factors or the combination of both factors determine the level of satisfaction of the employees toward their job. This pilot study aims to validate the 26-items of Spiritual leadership Theory scale (SLT) measuring spiritual leadership and spiritual well-being constructs, and 25-items of Abridged Job Descriptive Index (aJDI) measuring job satisfaction in the Malaysian shipping industry. . …..

Keywords Spiritual Leadership, Spiritual Well-being, Job satisfaction, Exploratory Factor Analysis, Confirmatory Factor Analysis
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REVIEW PAPER: CRITICAL FACTORS OF USER RESISTANCE IN POST-ERP IMPLEMENTATION WITHIN AN ORGANIZATION.

Author/s KOMEIL RAISIAN, JAMAIAH YAHAYA
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 14- 23 Vol 04. No. 8– 2014
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Operator conflict about the ERP performance was recognized as an obstacle which causes several challenges for administrations; consequently it should be understood carefully. ERP is applied in several steps in which the last step of its performance refers to the Post Implementation Step. Post Implementation Step of ERP scheme considered very important for ERP performance and the actual examination of scheme initiates while a user starts using the system. …….

Keywords ERP, user resistance, implementation, change, resistance to change, User expectations, user training, usability issues.
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COMMUNITY POLICING IMPLEMENTATION BY SECURITY AGENCIES IN NJORO SUB-COUNTY, NAKURU, KENYA

Author/s CHIMERA J. MWACHIDUDU1 AND LUCHETU A. LIKAKA
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 24- 31 Vol 04. No. 8– 2014
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The paper examines the level of community policing implementation by security agencies in Njoro sub-county, Nakuru, Kenya. A cross-sectional survey in Njoro Sub-County was undertaken and data collected from 138 sample respondents using interview schedules. The study targeted three security agencies: the National Government Administration, Kenya Police Service and Administration Police Service; whose officers were the sample respondents. The study conducted focused group discussions with 22 chiefs’ elders and administered interviews to the Sub-County Security and Intelligence Committee members as Key informants. The three security agencies formed the strata from where officers were selected by simple random sampling. The study concludes that there is a clear indication that the three security agencies in Njoro Sub-County were implementing community policing. . ….

Keywords Community Policing, Security, implementation.
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CRITICAL REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAMS IN KENYA

Author/s WELDON K. NGENO AND MUATHE, SMA (PHD)
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 32- 41 Vol 04. No. 8– 2014
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Employee wellness is said to be very expensive and may not have a significant impact on the performance of employees as well as of the organization. It has more potential of capturing wider influences related to a person’s individual characteristics and behaviours, the social, physical and economic environment However, studies show a contrasting view on the benefits as outweighing the costs involved with substantive reduction of medicare costs, limited illness-related absenteeism, increased productivity and better quality of life . .. . ….

Keywords Employee Wellness, Medicare costs, Employee Health, Morale, Stress, Employee Assistance programs, Performance, Organizational Productivity.
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RECOGNISING TRADITIONAL COLLECTIVE IDENTITY FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LEARNING IN VIETNAMESE HIGHER EDUCATION

Author/s LE VAN HAO, PHD.
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 42- 47 Vol 04. No. 8– 2014
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For improving the quality of education, one of the priorities of the current wide ranging reform in higher education in Vietnam is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning. Several “new” teaching and learning models designed from western countries have been introduced and implemented in university classrooms. Most emerging from those models is probably “cooperative learning” or “collaborative learning,” as many Vietnamese graduates have been viewed as lacking team-work skills in the workplace. ……

Keywords Collective identity, Collaborative learning, Confucianism, Buddhism
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LONG-MEMORY PRESENCE IN THE VOLATILITY OF FAT OX DAILY PRICES IN BRAZIL

Author/s CARLOS ALBERTO GONÇALVES DA SILVA, LÉO DA ROCHA FERREIRA
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 48- 55 Vol 04. No. 8 — 2014
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The major objective of this paper was to examine the long run volatility dependence of fat ox daily price returns in Brazil. The data used in the analysis for the State of São Paulo, Brazil, goes from January 2nd, 2009 to December 30rd, 2013. The methodology employed was based on the ARFIMA – FIGARCH Model, able of detecting the presence of long-memory. The results shows that the ARFIMA (1.d.0) – FIGARCH (1.d.0) Model with a student’s t asymmetric distribution, indicating a fractional long- memory process, high persistence and a hyperbolic decay, with a stationary (reversible) character in the mean as well as in the variance, was the model …..

Keywords fat ox, price volatility, ARFIMA-FIGARCH Model, long-memory.
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SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL CHANGE AND LIVELIHOOD ADJUSTMENT: A CASE STUDY IN INDONESIAN RURAL COASTAL COMMUNITY

Author/s VIKTOR AMRIFO, ARYA H DHARMAWAN, SATYAWAN SUNITO, ENDRIATMO SOETARTO
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 56-65 Vol 04. No. 8– 2014
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A research on socio-ecological change and livelihood adjustment in rural coastal community has been conducted in Riau Province, Indonesia. The research aims to find out the socio-ecological factors causing rural livelihood adjustment, and the adjustment of rural coastal livelihood strategy. The research found several driving factors for the change on rural livelihood including (1) different view and orientation on fishery and marine resources utilization of regime in power, (2) the decrease on the quality of estuary ecosystem, and (3) socio-cultural change in rural community …..

Keywords Socio-ecological change, Livelihood Adjustment, Menongkah, Indonesia.
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THE STUDY OF THE TRAVEL MOTIVATIONS AND BEHAVIORS OF MAINLAND EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COMES TO TAIWAN

Author/s TING, WEN-CHI
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 66- 76 Vol 04. No. 8– 2014
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the travel motivations and behaviors of mainland educational professional who comes to Taiwan to engage in educational professional activities. Also to bring Taiwan’s new tourism allure to the attention of the mainland. The method to carry out this study was using a survey, which included documents analysis, in-deep interview and statements to which the participants, groups and institutions, were expected to respond anonymously. This study aimed to understand the motivations and behaviors by the recreation’s thesis viewpoints as below: …..

Keywords Travel Motivation(TM), Behavior, Mainland, Agency, Tourism
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APPLYING CLUSTERING AND BPNN TECHNIQUES INTO CONSTRUCTING THE PREDICTION MODEL OF BRAND DILUTION

Author/s KUN-LIN HSIEH
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 77- 82 Vol 04. No. 8– 2014
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In this study, we address the issue about constructing the prediction model of brand dilution for the fashion industry in Taiwan. Those possible factors have effect on brand dilution; brand association and brand uniqueness were defined well according to review the relating literatures or theories. Herein, the clustering technique will be used to perform the customers’ clustering analysis according to the evaluation about brand recognition. Besides, a backpropagation neural networks (BPNN) technique was also applied into constructing the prediciton model due to the characteristics of the non-linear correlation and the parallel computation. …..

Keywords Brand Dilution, Brand Associations, Brand Uniqueness, Fashion Industry, Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs)
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EFFECTS OF PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING TEACHERS ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING STUDENTS IN TAMALE METROPOLIS OF GHANA

Author/s KATE YEBOAH-APPIAGYEI; OSEI –TUTU JOSEPH; DARKWA BERNARD FENTIM
Source International Journal of Research In Social Sciences pp 83- 91 Vol 04. No. 8– 2014
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The purpose of this paper was to examine the effects of professional qualifications of financial accounting teachers on academic performance of SHS financial accounting students in the Tamale Metropolis of Ghana. Twenty nine (29) teachers from the seven (7) senior high schools 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 financial accounting students perform academically better in financial accounting when they are taught by professional financial accounting teachers. ….

Keywords Professional Qualifications, Academic Performance, Financial Accounting.
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