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The Effect of Learning Motivation on Student?s Productive Competencies in Vocational High School, West Sumatra

Author(s):Ramli Bakar 
Journal: International Journal of Asian Social Science
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| Pages: 722-732
This study aimed to reveal the achievement level of (1) learning motivation of vocational high school students, (2) the productive competencies of vocational high school students, and (3) the effect of learning motivation on productive competencies of West Sumatra vocational high school students. The study used is the descriptive quantitative method. The number of population was 2929 students. The sample, consisting of 160 students, was taken by using the multistage random sampling technique. The data, collected using a questionnaire and documentation, were analyzed using the descriptive and inferential analyses. The study found that: (1) the learning motivation of vocational high school students was in good  category, (2) productive competencies of students were in the good category, (3) there was a positive and significant influence of the learning motivation on the productive competencies of  West Sumatra vocational high school students by 11.5 %, and (4)  This means that the new policy of vocational education should be taken by local government to learning process in improving the productive competencies of vocational students in West Sumatera region.

Employees Psychology towards Corporate Social Responsibility Activities: A Live Study

Author(s):Neeraj Kumari 
Journal: International Journal of Asian Social Science
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| Pages: 733-742
The purpose of the study is to understand the employee?s psychology towards Corporate Social Responsibility activities and ethical business. The sample size of the study is 200 comprising of the respondents from four companies. Non-probability sampling technique has been used. Industry associations and business magazines are coming up with various criteria for judging, listing and ranking companies. Perhaps, as business ethics will increasingly emerge as an important factor, determining the performance of an enterprise, especially, in the listing of the most admired countries, this factor will become very significant. The more a company is admired because of its business ethics, the more it is likely to attract the right type of people and retain them.

British Support of the Dutch Regime in West Irian at the Onset of the Cold War: Circumstance of ?Evil Necessity?

Author(s):Rohani Hj. Ab Ghani --- Od. M. Anwar --- Mat Zin Mat Kib
Journal: International Journal of Asian Social Science
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| Pages: 743-751
This paper deals with the British policy on West Irian during the early stage of the Cold War in Southeast Asia. It focuses on the reasons why British supported the Dutch resolution to retain its colonial power on this ?Komodo Island?. The main references are British official records from the British National Archive, Kew, London. Though they focus on British policy, the sources throw light on some of fundamental issues in Southeast Asia in general during that period. They prevail that although Western colonialization is a ?taboo? phrase, in some circumstances it was an ?evil necessity.? First, British support for Dutch colonialism in West Irian was to prevent a circumstance that could allow any external intrusion such as the communist and Russian from setting up their base on that island which could endanger this region. The need for the Dutch colonialism was crucial because the newly formed Indonesia was still inexperienced in administering and managing territories. Secondly, it was a measure to eliminate any intention of Indonesia to spread, or to conquer, its neighboring nations such as Australia New Guinea, Borneo and the Malay States. In other words, should they were to be allowed to take West Irian it would become a precedent for Indonesia to make subsequent claims on other British territories.

Narrative Structures Constructed Around

Author(s):Edith Natukunda - Togboa 
Journal: International Journal of Asian Social Science
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| Pages: 767-778
A comparative qualitative study was conducted on Identity, Culture and Conflict in refugee (Oruchinga Valley Western Uganda) and returnee communities (Gulu, Northern Uganda) in 2009/10. This was an in- depth investigation into the ?returning home process? using  personal narratives of  respondents  to scan the socio-economic conditions  of  refugees and returnees and analyse  their struggle with issues of identity  reconstruction  within the transitory post conflict period. The study was aimed at comparing the cross-border refugee and internally displaced returnees? identity perspectives. It was to confirm whether the socio-economic measures taken to settle returnees are adequate and inducing peace or inadequate and tipping power relations in the community and increasing the risk of re-kindling hostilities. The study therefore traced the social implications of ?returning home? and the patterns of adaptation, re-integration and rejection in the host community. Most interesting is the study?s linguistic analysis of the refugees and returnees conflict narrative structures using Reissman?s analysis of their discourse system. 

Vietnamese Milk Industry Forecasting: A Grey System Theory Case of Vinamilk

Author(s):Lai Wang Wang --- Thanh Tuyen Tran
Journal: International Journal of Asian Social Science
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| Pages: 779-790
Since Vietnam was officially admitted to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in November 2006, its domestic enterprises have been facing many new opportunities and challenges with energy. However, to survive and grow in this emerging market, a firm requires more cutting-edge or advantageous strategies to outperform their competitors. This necessitates the direction and goals for a firm in the way that it can predict its revenue in the coming future. This is because revenue is a specific indicator which may reflect the results of the enterprise more accurately. In this study, we apply Grey System Theory-GM (1, 1) based on the statistics provided by the Vietnam dairy Products Joint-Stock Company (Vinamilk) from 2005 to 2012 and make prediction values for two years, i.e., 2013 and 2014. The results which help enterprises to figure out the target in the near future are shown with low tolerance proven by Mean Absolute Percent Error (MAPE). From this study, a useful method can be provided in the case of the Vietnam dairy Products Joint?Stock Company and the results may shed insight into decision-making concerning the direction of a firm, to improve economic efficiency and to determine the financial performance of the business now, and it is the basis for determining results of operations for production the following period. These results are very valuable for both academic study and business field in the future.

Reference Switching (Iltifat) In Arabic and Its Translation into English: An Intertextual Analysis

Author(s):Najat Ali Muhammad Ahmed Al-Badani --- Norsimah Mat Awal --- Intan Safinaz Zainudin --- Ashinida Aladdin 
Journal: International Journal of Asian Social Science
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| Pages: 791-805
One of the remarkable styles in the Arabic language especially in Qur?ānic discourse is reference switching (iltifāt). There are many types of reference switching (iltifāt) such as tense, number, gender, and case. However, the focus of this paper is on one personal reference switching which is the switch from the third person pronoun to the second person pronoun. The data is taken from sūrah al-Baqarah as the source text and its English translation by Ali (2008). This paper is concerned with applying the textual analysis approach which can provide valuable insights on reference switching (iltifāt) in the Qur?ānic discourse, its meaning and its translation into English by Ali. The paper will explore the strategies Ali used in his translation for reference switching from the third to the second person pronoun. In this study, it was found that the English translation is bound to miss important elements of meaning. The study also reveals that intertexuality helps translators identify and derive meaning from the surface features of the text in question by reference to other texts or text features they have previously come across. So in order to fully understand the Qur?ānic verse containing reference switching and render it accurately as possible into English, it is necessary to go through intertextual texts namely, exegeses that refer back to these reference switches like those by Al-Zamakhsharī , Abū-Sucūd , Al-Alūsī and others.

Contributions of Rural Non-Farm Economic Activities to Household Income in Lere Area, Kaduna State of Nigeria

Author(s):Madaki J. U. --- J. O. Adefila 
Journal: International Journal of Asian Social Science
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| Pages: 654-663
It is obvious that agricultural productivity is low in the developing countries and it often leads to low income which demands for diversifying economic activities as a strategy to meet numerous needs of the households. In the rural communities, most households engaged in non-farm activities in order to boost economic base. This study examined the contributions of non-farm activities to the employment generation and total income of rural households in Lere Local Government area of Kaduna State, Nigeria. The study drew a sample of 382 rural households through a multi-stage sampling technique and the data obtained through questionnaire survey were analyzed using the descriptive statistics and analysis of means techniques. The results indicated that there was an increase of about (4.0%) in employment generation within the non-farm sector of the rural economy between 2007 and 2011. The household income from farm and non-farm was compared and it was discovered that (44.8 %) of the total income was associated with households that ventured into farming only and (55.2%) accounted for households that engaged in non-farm activities. The student t-test revealed that calculated value (3.88) and critical value (1.96) showing a significant difference at 0.05 alpha value between household incomes from farm and non-farm economic activities during the same period.  On the basis of the findings, the study recommended that government should give more recognition to non-farm economic activities in rural areas by designing policies that will equip poor households with better skills, increased investment in infrastructure, and accessibility to financial resources.

In-Service Teachers Perception about Their Competencies in Delivery of Biology Lessons

Author(s):Ms. Zakia Khatoon --- Muhammad Tayyab Alam --- Maqsud Alam Bukhari --- Muhammad Mushtaq 
Journal: International Journal of Asian Social Science
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| Pages: 820-834
This paper explores in-service teacher perception of their competencies in delivery of biology lessons at secondary level.The objectives of the study were to examine the perception of biology teachers about their competencies in lesson delivery, to make analysis of their competencies at four formal steps as mentioned by Herbart (1776-1841), and to suggest remedial steps for improvement of present teaching competencies of biology teachers. The study is significant for biology teachers, curriculum developers, school administrators and teacher trainers, finding can be incorporated The study was conducted on in-service biology teachers in Federal Government Secondary School in Punjab. One hundred and sixty biology teachers participated in the study. Main data collection tool was questionnaire. The items of questionnaire were developed on five point scale. A structured interview was also conducted for senior biology teachers, working as principals of secondary schools. The study result showed that in-service teachers found themselves partially competent in making multiple choice question and exemplification skills and lesson closure skill. X? = 3.43; X?=3.36; X‾=3.74 . They felt incompetent in effective use of technical devices such as computer and interactive white board. X?=3.13; X?=2.80; Teachers may be trained in activity based teaching. They may be provided latest knowledge of the subject biology during in-service training. Teachers may be trained in exemplification skills too apart from proper usage of computer, multimedia and interactive white board. Strength of lab staff may be enhanced. This may solve the problem of shortage of time. 

A Study an Unpleasant Banking Experiences and Complaint Behavior in Kazakhstan

Author(s):Radmila Salemovna Jugenissova --- Benjamin Chan Yin-Fah --- Lim Li-Chen --- Han Kok-Siew 
Journal: International Journal of Asian Social Science
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| Pages: 835-843
Customer satisfaction is commonly discussed in various industries, but this paper one of very few studies which have investigated the unpleasant banking experiences and complaint behavior in Kazakhstan country. The data were collected through self-administered questionnaire, and distributed through non-probability snowball sampling method. A total of 100 of completed and usable questionnaires has been collected in Aktau city. The finding had identified the most unpleasant banking experiences faced by the Khazankans? respondent as well as their action in complaint behavior. This study is important to the financial institutions to understand consumer?s unpleasant experiences and complaint behavior. The complaint management of banks could also make improvement and strengthen on reducing customer complaints.  
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