Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2023 Edition - GSJ Journal Publication
     
THE EFFECT OF ENDORSER CREDIBILITY, BRAND IMAGE, AND PERCEIVED VALUE ON CUSTOMER SATISFACTION MEDIATED BY BRAND TRUST IN JAFRA CONSUMERS IN JAKARTA: A CONCEPTUAL MODEL [PDF]
Raditia NurcahyaAs a company with a direct selling system or multi-level marketing, Jafra, a company engaged in skin care products, does not allow its endorsers to distribute products outside of the direct selling strategy. This makes the credibility of the endorser the main thing to pay attention to in achieving sales targets for Jafra products. In addition, brand image and perceived value also play a role in creating a sense of trust in the Jafra brand so that customers feel satisfied with Jafra products. Unfortunately, there were negative indications of satisfaction and brand image felt by users of Jafra beauty products through social media. This quantitative study examines the influence of endorser credibility, brand image, and perceived value on customer satisfaction mediated by brand trust in Jafra's consumers in Jakarta.
THE EFFECT OF PERCEPTION, ATTITUDE, AND INTEREST ON THE DECISION TO BECOME A SHARIA MULTILEVEL MARKETING (MLM) ENTREPRENEUR MODERATED BY LEVEL OF RELIGIOSITY (STUDY IN GENERATION Z OF PT. HERBA PENAWAR ALWAHIDA INDONESIA):
A CONCEPTUAL MODEL [PDF]
BasyirunIslam has principles in developing business systems, also known as sharia principles. The Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) business system can use the sharia system as applied to PT Herba Penawar Alwahida Indonesia (PT HPAI). However, until now, there are still negative perceptions, doubtful attitudes, and avoidance of the MLM business, including generation Z. Generation Z's interest in becoming an MLM entrepreneur, both in general and specifically at PT HPAI, is still very low. This quantitative study aims to determine the effect of perceptions, attitudes, and interests on the decision to become an MLM entrepreneur moderated by the level of religiosity in generation Z of PT Herba Penawar Alwahida Indonesia.
THE EFFECT OF LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP (LDR) AND WORK ENVIRONMENT ON WORK SATISFACTION MEDIATED BY WORK STRESS AND MODERATED BY CYBERLOAFING BEHAVIOR: A CONCEPTUAL MODEL [PDF]
Fairuz Fatin, Kabul Wahyu UtomoWork satisfaction is an emotional attitude that pleases and loves his job. This attitude is reflected in work morale, discipline, and work performance. This satisfaction is appreciated on and off the job and in any combination of on and off work. The phenomenon of Long Distance Relationship (LDR) in the industrial/organizational world has increased rapidly. Job demands make employees ultimately undergo an LDR relationship with a partner. This quantitative study examines the effect of the long-distance relationship (LDR) and work environment on work satisfaction mediated by work stress and moderated by cyberloafing behavior.
EFFECTIVENESS OF IMPLEMENTING STANDARD OPERATIONAL PROCDURE FOR SECURITY ON CUSTOMER SATISFACTION MODERATED BY COMPANY IMAGE: A CONCEPTUAL MODEL.
(CASE STUDY AT PT FSCM MANUFACTURING INDONESIA) [PDF]
Alan Pradana PuteraIn conducting services, a company has Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to achieve exemplary service and produce high customer satisfaction and company image. Several dimensions of SOP positively influence customer satisfaction, namely reliability, responsiveness, and empathy. PT FSCM Manufacturing Indonesia often gets complaints about its security performance, including those related to the implementation of its SOP. This quantitative study aims to determine the effectiveness of implementing standard operating procedures for security on customer satisfaction moderated by the company image at PT FSCM Manufacturing Indonesia.
EFFECT OF ECOLOGICAL FACTORS ON ABUNDANCE OF CHAETODONTIDAE ABUNDANCE AT KARANG BONGKOK ISLAND, DKI JAKARTA [PDF]
Fazar D. Gustiar, Sunarto, Wahyuniar Pamungkas, Moch. RudyansyahThe goal of this research is to analyze the correlation between ecological factors and the abundance of coral fish from the family Chaetodontidae. It was conducted in the waters of Karang Bongkok Island in 4 stations, each at a depth of 3 meters and 7 meters. The methods in this research are Underwater Visual Census (UVC) and Line Intercept Transect (LIT). The data that are collected consist of : Chaetodontidae fish abundance, live coral percentage, and the physical-chemical water quality. The results indicate that the average live coral cover in the waters of Karang Bongkok Island is 32.08%. This value indicates that the live corals are in a moderate condition. From 8 species that are found, there is a total number of 73 Chaetodontidae fish per 2000 m2. The results showed that there are no significant differences between depth and Chaetodontidae abundance, as well as between depth and live coral cover percentage. From the Paired Sample T-Test, the probability values were 1.31 for Chaetodontidae abundance and 0.702 for live corals. And the correlation between live coral cover with Chaetodontidae abundance is positive and very strong, with a correlation coefficient of 0.93 and a determination coefficient of 84%.
CHINA’S FINANCIAL MARKET CONTINUES TO EVOLVE [PDF]
Roddy SunguroThe breadth and depth of financial markets in contemporary China has been improving over the past forty years. This paper seeks to analysis of achievements and challenges in the development of financial markets in contemporary China. The findings in this paper revealed that although China’s financial markets have a modern and quickly developing appearance, the financial markets are, nevertheless, still slowly and constantly developing, presenting new investment opportunities for both domestic and foreign investors.
The impact of the Pygmalion effect on staff morale and performance in multinational companies. A case study of Sierra Rutile Limited, Sierra Leone, West Africa. [PDF]
Ibrahim Sourie Jalloh, Dr Angeliki PapasavaEmployer expectations of employee performance have a direct impact on employee performance levels. This study is about the Pygmali-on effect in improving employee performance levels and morale in multinational companies, focusing on Sierra Rutile Mining Company. There are many reasons that have put the managers of the company in constant distress and they were at a loss as to what measures should be taken to improve the performance level of the employees. Therefore, the study aims to shed light on the Pygmalion effect in the operations of the mining company. The study identifies the gap in the previous study by reviewing the previous literature on the subject. This means that there are factors that can improve the performance level of employees in the company. The study utilizes a qualitative research design in which interviews are utilized for the study, and this is done on the employees of the Sierra Rutile Mining Company. The findings revealed three main themes including the factors that can motivate employees, the impact of career development strategies on staff morale and performance and role of leaders in motivating the employees.
THE EFFECT OF APPLICATION OF ELECTRONIC PROCUREMENT AND GOOD GOVERNANCE ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN PROCUREMENT WORK UNIT MINISTRY OF RELIGION BOMBANA DISTRICT [PDF]
Zulkifli, Abd. Azis Muttalib, David C.E. LisapalyThis study aims to test and analyze; 1) The effect of electronic procurement and good governance on the performance of goods/services procurement in the Procurement Work Unit of the Ministry of Religion, Bombana Regency; 2) The effect of electronic procurement on the performance of goods/services procurement in the Procurement Work Unit of the Ministry of Religion, Bombana Regency; 3) The effect of Good Governance on the performance of the procurement of goods/services in the Procurement Work Unit of the Ministry of Religion, Bombana Regency. The sample used in this study was 43 employees of the Procurement Work Unit of the Ministry of Religion, Bombana Regency. The research data was obtained through a questionnaire that was filled out by the respondents. Data were analyzed quantitatively using multivariate regression analysis. The research results show that: 1) Electronic Procurement and Good Governance affect the performance of the procurement of goods/services in the Procurement Work Unit of the Ministry of Religion, Bombana Regency. 2) Electronic procurement affects the performance of the procurement of goods/services in the Procurement Work Unit of the Ministry of Religion Bombana Regency. 3) Good Governance affects the performance of the procurement of goods/services in the Procurement Work Unit of the Ministry of Religion Bombana Regency.
*Nasiru Aminu Rano, Mausul Umar, Hammashi H. Lodma, Kawuwa Bakari, Paul SamuelZnO semiconductor was prepared by Sol-gel method. The presence of the broad lines of the peak in its XRD pattern shows that the material consists of particles in Nano scale range. The heterogeneous catalytic structure through ZnO semiconductors have the capacity to work efficiently and effectively for water treatment. Glyspring was degraded without and with the prepared ZnO catalyst using UV-Light irradiation with time variation. The result obtained showed that the photo degradation activity of Glyspring without and with ZnO semiconductor after 60 min was found to be 22.50% and 32.33% respectively. After 120 min interval, the efficiency increases to 59.98% and 73.50% respectively. This indicate that ZnO semiconductor has the potentials of degrading Glyspring more effectively and less time consuming compared to its degradation in the absence of catalyst.
IMPROVING FEED QUALITY WITH LIQUID SUBSTRATE FERMENTATION [PDF]
Yuli Andriani, Rusky I. PratamaFeed is one of the factors that play an important role in fish farming activities. The feed given must have nutritional content that can meet the needs of fish. Fermentation using liquid substrate is a solution that can be done to increase the nutritional value of feed. The fermentation time for liquid substrates is faster because microorganisms can come into contact with the media and during fermentation, oxygen, pH and nutrients are thoroughly distributed. Types of microbes that can be used in liquid substrate fermentation are Trichoderma viride, Bacillus sub-tilis and Bacillus licheniformis. Fermentation of feed ingredients using Bacillus licheniformis on ketapang fruit is known to increase crude pro-tein from 4.89% to 8.85% and reduce crude fiber from 14.95% to 11.88%. Fermentation of feed ingredients using Bacillus subtilis on chicken feathers can increase the crude protein content from 8.56% to 10.40% and reduce crude fiber from 5.30% to 0.90%. Liquid substrate fermen-tation has been shown to increase crude protein content, reduce crude fiber content and increase feed digestibility.
Assessment of Heavy Metal Levels in Soil from Vehicle Spare Parts Market, Mile II, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. [PDF]
1*Nde, N. B. & 2Edori, O. S.This study assessed levels of some heavy metals such as Cd, Cr, Zn, Cu, As, Pb, Mn, Co, Fe, and Ni in the soil of vehicle spare parts market in Mile II, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. The levels of heavy metals were determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer method (AAS). The concentration of the metals in soil samples in mg/kg from “station I” determined were Cu (6.43), Cd (2.32), Cr (2.90), Ni (3.55), Co (0.82), As (<0.001), Fe (114.33), Mn (6.53), Zn (8.38) and Pb (3.33), “station II” were Cu (4.60), Cd (1.48), Cr (5.69), Ni (6.33), Co (1.32), As (0.22), Fe (131.41), Mn (9.61), Zn (13.51) and Pb (5.82) and “station III” determined were Cu (7.32), Cd (2.69), Cr (7.43), Ni (5.62), Co (2.65), As (0.41), Fe (148.71), Mn (13.33), Zn (10.32) and Pb (4.58). The values of all the metals analysed for the soil samples were below values recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) except that of Cu and Fe that were higher than the WHO standard limits and there is need for adoption of proper waste management system in the vehicle spare parts market for adequate disposal of waste and a step is necessary in order to remedy the situation.
Review of Afghanistan's Renewable Energy Sector: Prospects and Challenges [PDF]
Mohammad Faisal Kashifi, Prof. Dr. Ing. Martin GarbrechtEnergy availability is critical not just for economic progress, but also for any attempt to enhance a country's health and social welfare. Afghanistan's energy industry is in disarray as a result of many years of conflict and neglect. Despite foreign organizations' assistance and recent energy regulations, Afghanistan lacks widespread access to power. Furthermore, the electricity supply is distributed irregularly in the dwellings. There is an increasing imbalance between demand and supply, and current demand forecasts do not reflect reality due to slowed economic development. The capacity of Afghanistan's power industry to become self-sufficient in electricity generation would be critical to its sustainability and security. Thus, the goal of this research is to review Afghanistan's present energy situation and to identify energy prospects for self-sufficiency as well as problems in many parts of energy sources. Afghanistan can develop its indigenous hydrocarbon and renewable energy resources to fulfill energy demands. Afghanistan can meet its primary energy needs by increasing its domestic energy potential from natural resources. Furthermore, with the proper and planned execution of renewable energy policies, energy efficiency objectives, and strategies, Afghanistan may achieve energy self-sufficiency goals while also advancing socioeconomic growth.
An analysis of some common pronunciation errors made by Congolese French Speakers learning English at the University of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo [PDF]
Mambo Kalume, Katsuva Ngoloma, Mulamba Nshindi, Philippe HambyeThis study investigates common pronunciation errors made in English by Congolese French speakers learning English with special reference to students from the English Department of the University of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Based on data collected through everyday observation of the students speech and through a pronunciation test, it is aimed at identifying the most recurrent segmental errors in order to trace back their major sources and suggest some remedial strategies.
THE INFLUENCE OF COMPANY CHARACTERISTICS ON AUDIT DELAY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC [PDF]
Bella Chenia Meitasir, Agrianti Komalasari, Ratna SeptiyantiThe purpose of this study is to provide empirical evidence regarding the effect of company size, solvency, auditor turnover and earnings management on audit delay in the period before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. This research was conducted at manu-facturing companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange for the 2016-2020 period. The number of samples in this study were 134 samples using a purposive sampling technique. The type of data used in this study is secondary data in the form of financial statements of manufacturing companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. This study uses multiple linear regression analysis techniques and different tests.
Based on the results of multiple linear regression analysis, it is known that the variable company size has a significant negative ef-fect on audit delay during the Covid-19 pandemic. The solvency variable has a significant positive effect on audit delay during the Covid-19 pandemic. The auditor switching variable has a positive effect on audit delay during the Covid-19 pandemic and the earnings management variable has no effect on audit delay during the Covid-19 pandemic. There is a significant difference in the audit delay period before the Covid-19 pandemic and during the Covid-19 pandemic.
FACTORS INFLUENCING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FIRE SAFEGUARDS: A QUALITATIVE APPROACH.
(A CASE STUDY AT THE JOB MARKET CENTER OFFICE – HEAD OFFICE, MINISTRY OF MANPOWER) [PDF]
Yogi Waldingga, Dwi Sunu KantoThe image of the Ministry of Manpower as a regulator and labour inspector in the OHS sector in companies plays a major role in enforcing Fire Protection Management in Indonesian office buildings. Unfortunately, the results of the OHS risk assessment at the Ministry of Manpower Building from the fire protection sector are a moderate risk rating, in addition to several deficiencies recorded in another report. This research wants to carry out further analysis of the factors for implementing fire protection at the Ministry of Manpower based on the results of the OHS Risk Assessment and the results of the inspection and testing of fire protection installations at the Ministry of Manpower Building in 2021. The purpose of this study was to determine the implementation of fire safety management in the Ministry of Manpower's Job Market Center Office. In addition to the conceptual framework, this paper has explained the research background, literature review, and research methodology. The application of this paper will establish recommendations for developing effective fire safety management to reduce the risk of fire in the Ministry of Manpower head office.
CONTRIBUTION OF MICRO CREDIT SERVICES ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL BUSINESSES IN RWANDA. A CASE OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN GATSIBO DISTRICT. [PDF]
MUKAYIZERE Marie LouiseThe main objective of the study was to examine the contribution of micro credit services on performance of small businesses in Rwanda. The specific objectives of the study were: to find out the effect of credit facilities on financial performance of small business funded by financial institutions in Gatsibo district, to find out the effect of terms and conditions of payment on financial performance of small business funded by financial institutions in Gatsibo district. To determine the effects of total credit amount/loan on financial performance of small business funded by financial institutions in Gatsibo district. To determine the effects of micro credit training (financial literacy) on financial performance small business funded by financial institutions in Gatsibo district. The study considered a sample size of 142 respondents, these were; financial institutions employees in Gatsibo district, executive leaders, small business like whole sale traders, pharmacies and drug shops, bars and restaurants, saloons, stationary shops and among others. This research employed questionnaires, interview guide and documentary as the methods of getting information from the respondents that were selected. Both qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods were used where response was coded and entries made into Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS version 23). Findings revealed that the effect of credit facilities on performance of small business enterprise are adequate credit risk management polices before granting loans to customers, improve on credit risk management to achieve more profit, suitable credit risk environment for customers and adequate information sharing system on credit referencing, the study further established terms and conditions of payment on performance of small business are collateral security, conditions on the project, integrity of the client, repayment capacity, loan history, capital and experience in the project. The study concluded that availability of credit facilities, saving culture and financial literacy have a positive and significant effect on the financial performance of small business in Gatsibo district. The study concluded that there were microfinance services available for small business in Gatsibo district and the small business owners were aware of them. They study recommended that the MFIs and other lenders should enhance capacity of the small business, improve their saving culture and financial literacy to enhance their financial management, awareness and ability to repay credit.
The motive of learning chemistry among first year chemistry students at Chalimbana University [PDF]
Hamusonde BrightonThis study investigated the motivation orientation of first year chemistry students at Chalimbana University. The motivational dimensions measured were the intrinsic and extrinsic dimensions. Constructs measured under intrinsic motivation were relevance of chemistry to individual students and efficacy aspects of chemistry. Under extrinsic motivation, career prospects of chemistry and learning for better grades. Survey questionnaire was used to collect data and generally, results showed that the students were extrinsically motivated.
TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF INFECTION CONTROL AMONG DENTAL ASSISTANTS IN NATIONAL DENTAL HOSPITAL SRI LANKA [PDF]
Introduction: Infections in dental settings are transmitted by direct contact with blood, oral or other secretions and indirectly through contact with contaminated instruments and material, surgical equipment or environmental surfaces. Healthcare workers have a crucial role in adhering to effective infection prevention and control (IPC) measures to prevent cross infection in the dental care setting.
Objective: of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of infection control among the Dental Assistants in National Dental Hospital, Sri Lanka.
Method: Descriptive cross sectional study was done in period of 3 days. Data was collected using a self-administered questionnaire (SAQ) prepared on different aspects of infection control as sanitation, disinfection and sterilization. Data were mainly presented in percentage frequencies and mean scores. Dental Assistants (DA)who have less than three months of service in the health sector and those who were on leave and transferred to National Institute of Infectious Diseases during the study period were excluded.
Results: Majority 84% ( n= 42) were females and only 16% were males. Out of the total respondents 50% ( n=25) were belonging to age group of 41- 60 years, 26% were 31-40yerars and other 24% were 18-30 years of age. 52% ( n= 26 ) were educated up to General Certificate of Advance Level, 52% had more than five years, of working experience. In summary, 86% were considered to have good overall knowledge on IPC procedures and practices. The majority 72% (n=36) of respondents were seems to be “good attitudes” towards infection prevention and control and 28% (n=14) of respondents had “poor attitudes”.
Conclusion: Study showed that although the knowledge and attitudes towards Infection prevention and control were good among DAs, the lack of knowledge of the proper disposal of dental care waste needs to be addressed.
Key Words: Dental Assistants, Disinfection, Infection prevention, National Dental Hospital,
TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE OF OFFICE STAFF IN RELATION TO PREVENTION OF COVID 19 AND THE ASSESSMENT OF THE FACILITIES PROVIDED IN THEIR WORK STATION AT NHSL. [PDF]
R.M.S.S.Rathnayake, W.K.Wickremasinghe, Himali Wijegunasekara, K.M.P.A.B.KarunanayakeIntroduction: Adherence to workplace safety guideline with regard to Covid -19 is a responsibility of employees working in every workplace. It reduces the likelihood of both contracting the virus and infecting others
Objective: Study was carried out to determine the level of knowledge and attitude of office staff in National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL), Colombo in relation to prevention of Covid 19 and the assessment of the facilities provided in their work station at NHSL.
Method: A single day descriptive cross sectional study was conducted among the 280 office staff members who are currently working at the office premises of NHSL. Employees in active operation on the day of the survey were included and those who were on “work from home” were excluded. Data was collected by the principle investigator, from consented participants using a Self -Administered Questionnaire, with both closed ended questions and open ended questions.
Results: Response rate was 65.7% (n=71). 63.4% of employees were management assistants and developmental officers. 94.4% were known about the severity of Covid 19. Total overall knowledge of employees on personal safety measures was “good” and accounted as 88.3%. Majority 76.1% (n=54) of staff members had “Neutral/moderately positive attitudes” towards prevention of Covid 19. Cleaning door locks, office floor and other instruments, attending on a duty roster and daily checking of temperature was poor. The overall availability of facilities for controlling the spread of infections were only 46.91%.
Conclusion: Despite the high level of knowledge and moderate level of positive attitude inadequacy of available facilities were minimized the effectiveness of preventive measures of Covid -19 taken by the staff at NHSL,Colombo.
Key Words: Covid-19, Employees, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Work station
COVID-19 infection and thrombotic risk [PDF]
Senhadji. L Pr. Ag in Anesthesia- Intensive Care; Oran Faculty of Medicine; Oran University Oran Hospital and University CenterCOVID-19 infection (SARS-CoV-2) is accompanied by a risk of venous and arterial thrombosis. The marked inflammation in severe forms is accompanied by an increase in D-dimers. The mechanism of hypercoagulability is not precisely known. Coagulation abnormalities would be comparable to those of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with thrombocytopenia, consumption of coagulation proteins. COVID infection is an inflammatory and infectious condition that promotes venous thromboembolic disease. All learned societies recommend anticoagulation based on assessing the risk of thrombosis, testing for the existence of risk factors and the severity of COVID-19.
KEYWORDS: Covid 19- thrombosis - thrombotic risk - anticoagulation
EFFECT OF MANUFACTURING SECTOR PERFORMANCE ON THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF RWANDA [PDF]
Felix NSABIMANAThis paper intends to empirically examine the effect of manufacturing sector performance and eco-nomic growth in Rwanda from 1986 to 2021 using time series data obtained from local and interna-tional data banks/stores such as the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) and World Bank (WB). This research has been also considered and backed by different theories and models such En-dogenous growth model and neoclassical theory/model, industrial enlightenment theory, and classical development economists’ theories. The design of the research is based on quantitative research econ-ometrics approaches and the researcher performs empirical estimations using the Augmented Dickey-fuller (ADF) test for stationary of the series. the ARDL bound test and Error Correction Model (ECM) were used to test short and long-run effects of one- time series on another. This study resulted in a short-run positive effect of the manufacturing sector’s performance on the economic growth of Rwanda. Some post-estimation techniques were also performed, for instance, BG-test was used to see whether there is autocorrelation between the residual (u)or not, Breusch-Pegan-Godfrey Test was al-so performed to see whether the variance of the residual (u) is constant (Homoscedasticity) or not, Skewness/Kurtosis test was performed for Normality test. Lastly, the main policy recommendations drawn in this research were in the line of strengthening the manufacturing sector as the key drove economic growth of Rwanda.
Local Government Administration on Mogadishu Municipal [PDF]
Abdirahman Omar AbdiMany federations are unfamiliar with the idea of autonomous local government with authority explicitly derived from the constitution, but recent events seem to point toward an expanding constitutional recognition of local government. The status and independence of local government are firmly established by constitutional recognition. It serves as a formal safeguard against the national or sub national authority's arbitrary removal of local governance in Somali Constitution and regulation.
Although some local government levels take pleasure in them, why do Banadir Rights apply? The purpose of this article is to examine if the Somalia Constitution establishes an independent local government or a decentralized local administration that acts as an executor for the national or regional states. The essay makes the case that local government in Somalia has some constitutional recognition, but the promise of an autonomous local government has been reduced to a pious dream due to a lack of clearly defined competencies and a disproportionate amount of financial dependency on regional administrations.
Satellite and Radar Remote Sensing approach for forecasting and analyzing the effect of the tropical cyclones Pam over the southwest Pacific. [PDF]
Joseph Laan WorworTropical cyclones are feared natural disasters that frequently have devastating effects over the southwest pacific. Since their impact classification varies greatly in the social and human contexts, the present study focuses on analyzing the structure and intensity of TC as well as precipitation patterns using satellite remote sensing. Then, in order to support the observation and forecast of the TC using remote sensing, this study focus on improving the key features for interpreting satellite and radar image to support observation and forecasting of TC in the southwest pacific. Thus, provide a wealth of evidence supporting the significance and value of remote sensing, including the ability to the track formation and evolution of the TC Pam; estimate the maximum intensity and turbulence intensity; provide a helpful guide for civil protection measures and activities and assess the degree of damage to many components, including ecosystems and anthropogenic structures.
ANALYSIS OF COMMISSIONER INDEPENDENCE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF REGIONAL HEAD GENERAL ELECTIONS [PDF]
Arifuddin Mas'ud, Salju, David C. E. LisapalyIndependence phenomenon commissioner Konawe Islands District General Election Commission is one of the focuses of attention to maintain an absolute balance of results in local elections. The purpose of this study is to find out and analyze how attitudes to the Independence of the Commissioner of the General Election Commission of the Konawe Islands Regency in the Implementation of General Elections for Regional Heads. The research method used is qualitative or naturalistic because it is carried out in natural conditions. This study uses the theory of ethical attitudes and behavior, the theory of public ethics, the theory of democracy, the regional election concept, and the concept of independence. The research results obtained that the independent Commissioner of the General Election Commission for Konawe Islands Regency gave freedom to parties who do not accept the results of the regional head general election decision to file a lawsuit at the Constitutional Court even though the material of the lawsuit does not meet the requirements to be able to proceed to the trial stage. This illustrates that the Commissioner of the Konawe Islands Regency General Election Commission in carrying out their duties and responsibilities, functions, and authorities as organizers of regional head elections has an attitude of independence and integrity.
THE ROLE OF JOB SATISFACTION IN MEDIATING THE EMPOWERMENT OF STATE CIVIL APPARATUS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF STATE CIVIL APPARATUS IN OFFICE IMMIGRATION CLASS I TPI KENDARI [PDF]
Muh. Hidayatul Firdaus, Bakhtiar Abbas, Nofal SupriadinThis study aims to determine the role of job satisfaction in mediating the effect of empowering the state civil apparatus on the performance of the state civil apparatus. The sample in this study was 61 employees at the TPI Kendari Class I Immigration Office. This study uses PLS analysis as an analytical tool. The results of the study found that empowerment has a positive effect on job satisfaction, empowerment of the state civil apparatus has a positive effect on the performance of the state civil servants, job satisfaction has a positive effect on the performance of the state civil servants and empowerment of the state civil servants has a positive effect on the performance of the state civil servants through job satisfaction.
THE EFFECT OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE, ASSET STRUCTURE, AND DIVIDEND POLICY ON COMPANY VALUE IN PROPERTY AND REAL ESTATE COMPANIES LISTED ON THE INDONESIAN STOCK EXCHANGE [PDF]
Nur Jannah, Nasrullah Dali, Ummy KalsumThis study aims to determine, test, and analyze: (1) The effect of capital structure, asset structure, and dividend policy on the value of study companies in Property and Real Estate Companies listed on the IDX in 2015-2018. (2) Effect of capital structure on the value of study companies in Property and Real Estate Companies listed on the IDX in 2015-2018. (3) Effect of asset structure on the value of study companies in Property and Real Estate Companies listed on the IDX in 2015-2018. (4) The effect of dividend policy on the value of study companies in Property and Real Estate Companies listed on the IDX in 2015-2018. The research population is property and real estate companies listed on the IDX in 2015-2018. The sampling technique in this study was purposive sampling with a sample of 10 companies. The data analysis used is descriptive statistics and multiple linear regression with the SPSS v. analysis tool. 20. The results of the study show that: (1) Capital structure, asset structure, and dividend policy simultaneously have a significant effect on firm value. (2) Capital structure has a positive and insignificant effect on firm value. (3) Asset structure has a positive and significant effect on firm value. (4) Dividend policy has a positive and insignificant effect on firm value. Asset structure and dividend policy simultaneously have a significant effect on firm value. (2) Capital structure has a positive and insignificant effect on firm value. (3) Asset structure has a positive and significant effect on firm value. (4) Dividend policy has a positive and insignificant effect on firm value. Asset structure and dividend policy simultaneously have a significant effect on firm value. (2) Capital structure has a positive and insignificant effect on firm value. (3) Asset structure has a positive and significant effect on firm value. (4) Dividend policy has a positive and insignificant effect on firm value.
DETERMINANTS OF UTILIZATION OF MATERNAL HEALTHCARE AMONG WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE SEEKING CARE IN KAPKOI HEALTH CENTER, TRANS NZOIA COUNTY. [PDF]
Adero Godfrey OokoUtilization of maternal care is expected to improve both neonatal and maternal health outcomes. Low maternal utilization in Kenya has become a worrying trend despite government
interventions to improve on maternal health indicators. Existing literature have established
insufficient maternal care utilization to be as a result poor health seeking behavior. This has led to increased maternal and neonatal deaths. Trans-Nzoia County contributes to these statistics of high maternal deaths burden in the country. The overall objective is to establish determinants of utilization of maternal healthcare services among women of reproductive age seeking services within Kapkoi Health Center. The study adopted cross-sectional design. The study used simple random sampling technique to select respondents who visited the facility during the study period.
A total of 266 participants consented to undertake the study. The data was collected by use of
simple structured questionnaire and focused group discussion. The study used Chi-square test to determine associations between utilization of maternal services and demographic, client and health provider factors. The significant demographic determinants of maternal healthcare
services were education (p=0.037), age (p=0.016), gravidity (p=0.028), while insignificant result were marital status (p=0.084) and occupation (p=0.536). The significant determinants of
maternal healthcare services utilization for client factors were religious practices (p=0.034),
cultural practices (p=0.043) and perception (p=0.001), while insignificant result were knowledge (p=0.978) and distance to the facility (p=0.177). Results provided by the respondents regarding healthcare provider determinants with significant results were quality of skilled personnel (p=0.046) and attitude of healthcare provider (p=0.026) while insignificant determinants were availability of skilled personnel (p=0.567). Inclusion, age, education, marital status, gravidity, religious and cultural practices, quality of service offered and attitude of healthcare provider were some of the determinants of utilization of maternal healthcare. The study recommended adoption of new-born care maternal guideline to improve on client factors, follow-ups on maternal mothers to complete all the clinic visits and continuous refresher training to healthcare providers to improve on provider-client relationship.
THE EFFECT OF ASSESSMENT COMPONENTS ON LECTURERS’ ASSESSMENT PRACTICES IN MOGADISHU HIGHER INSTITUTIONS [PDF]
Ali Abdi Mohamed, Hassan Bedel KhalifLearning expectations and the strategies students use in a course are influenced by assessment techniques, an important aspect of course design. The study analyzed the effect of assessment components on lecturers’ assessment practices in Mogadishu higher education institutions. Design, interpretation, and administration were hypothesized as predictors of the university’s staff assessment practices. The study only used quantitative data. A questionnaire was used to collect data from 314 university academic staff or lecturers. Data were analyzed using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 20. The three indicators included in the model (design, interpretation, and administration) were found to be important predictors of the assessment practices of the university academic staff using multiple regression analysis. A multiple regression analysis reveals that design has a greater influence on the academic staff's assessment practices than administration and interpretation, while all were significant predictors. To improve the assessment practices of higher education institutions in Mogadishu, Somalia, it was concluded that universities should support their academic staff in developing their academic skills in designing, interpreting, and administering their assessments.
Human Education in 3rd millennium and Indian National Education Policy 2020 [PDF]
Dr Ravinder Singh GillAbstract
Present education system is lacking with the basic needs of society that are love, affection, compassion, happiness, harmony, tenderness, kindness, ethics and social cohesiveness. Pivot of life is happiness; a happy individual creates a happy family that leads to happy society and at last happy World. Man is a social animal and social institutions are fabricated with love and affection. Are we leading toward emotionless mechanical and robotic society? And many more questions to be answered. Present education system is imparting only in the field of economic, industrial, mechanical growth but least in social growth. Anarchy, unrest, hate, greed, political supremacy, self-centered approach, violence, cheating are diseases spreading like pandemically in society and uprooting the social fabrications. Here is need to cultivate new education system.
• Key Words: Knowledge of India, Cheating, Violence, Tolerance and Equality.
Global Warming and its Impacts: A Study of Himachal Pradesh (Western Himalayas) [PDF]
Dr Ravinder Singh GillABSTRACT
Climate change is a global phenomenon and their impacts are observed globally. But the two areas are highly vulnerable, coastal areas and mountainous areas of the world. Himalayas are the one of highest mountain range in the world and have fragile eco-system). The climate of Himalayas is highly effected by various factors like seasonal wind systems(monsoon), western disturbances, upper air wind circulation like Jet Stream, physiography, alpine glaciations, latitudinal extension, orographic impacts abnormal heating of land and water, formation of troughs and depressions, formation of El-Nino La-Nino Conditions in pacific regions etc. Western part of the Himalayas comprises Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir have experiences multiple adverse impact of global warming and climate change. Observed impacts are abnormal precipitation, cloud bursting, glacial lake burst, flash flood, land sliding, forest fire, extinction and altitudinal shift forest zones, altitudinal shift of horticulture and agriculture and nomadic activities, shrinking of glacial area, extinction of small eco-systems and gradual altitudinal shift of tourist destinations. The Himalayan region evidently prove the shifting of horticultural plants to higher elevation with climate change. The Documentary “weeping apple tree” has elaborately explained the extinction of apple plans on the low heights due to global warming and climate change.
Key words: global warming, melting, flooding, droughts and Anthropogenic.
Regeneration Of Used Engine Oil Using Activated Carbon As A Bleaching Agent [PDF]
Agbeyo O.A ,Adinoyi E, Stephen Alheri ,Abraham E.BWaste lubricants are those samples of oils that have become unsuitable for their intended applications. They may be recycled through a refining process to achieve valuable products. In this work, the used engine oil was regenerated using activated carbon as a bleaching agent. The waste oil was treated with acid and the resulting mixture was decanted. The bleached oil was neutralized with hydrated lime and then filtered. The characteristic properties of the oil were analysed and the values were recorded as follows;” viscosity = 16.58cP, Specific Gravity = 0.924, flash point = 1200C, pour point = -150C. The regenerated engine oil was compared with fresh engine oil and from the results obtained, it was concluded that used engine oil shouldn’t be considered as waste and discarded but should be regenerated and if possible reused as this will also help in the prevention of soil pollution arising from dumping of the waste lubricating oil.
"The Effectiveness of Early Crisis Intervention Model with Families in Alleviating the Psychological Symptoms after Experiencing Traumatic Event" [PDF]
Dr. Mahmud SaidThis study assessed the effectiveness of early intervention model on preventing the development of psychological symptoms among family members experienced a traumatic event. The study included four family members after loss of five children from the family resulted from missile attack during the Israeli escalation during May 2022. The researcher used in vivo early exposure-focused intervention approach within the first week of the trauma event. Severity of symptoms were measured by using Early Intervention Model and PTSD Symptom Scale – Interview (PSS-I). Assessment of clients was conducted on four phases (before intervention, immediately after intervention, at one month after intervention, and at three months after intervention). The results showed significant reduction in PSS-I score at one month (P, 0.002) and at three months (P, 0.010) compared to pre-intervention scores, which indicated significant reduction in psychological symptoms. The study concluded that in vivo early exposure-focused intervention model was effective in reducing the psychological symptoms among family members who witnessed or experienced a traumatizing event.
Keywords: Traumatic event, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Early intervention, Gaza Strip.
FERMENTATION WITH YEAST TO IMPROVE FEED QUALITY [PDF]
Yuli Andriani, Rusky I. PratamaAlternative feed raw materials are relatively economical, but their direct use in artificial feed is limited by the high content of crude fiber and anti-nutritional substances which have a negative effect on the level of digestibility of the feed. Application of microorganisms in an effort to improve the quality of raw materials for fish feed has been widely carried out. Fermentation is a process of chemical change of organic compounds (carbohydrates, fats, proteins and other organic matter) both in aerobic and anaerobic conditions, through the work of enzymes produced by microbes. Yeast generally contains microorganisms that carry out the fermentation and culture media for these microorganisms. Microorganisms in yeast generally consist of fungi such as Saccharomyces sp. The enzymes produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae are protease enzymes that can break down protein, lipase enzymes that can break down fat, invertase enzymes that break down sucrose into glucose and fructose, maltase enzymes that break down maltose into glucose-glucose so that it can improve the quality of feed ingredients. Therefore the application of fermentation using yeast to improve the quality of feed ingredients must be carried out. Fermentation using Saccharomyces cerevisiae can improve the nutritional quality of feed ingredients through a decrease in crude fiber content by 17.43% -51.16% and fat by 25.60% -80.07%, and an increase in crude protein by 2.8% -18 .89%.
THE EFFECT OF AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCES TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCES AT SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS, MUSANZE DISTRICT, RWANDA [PDF]
MUGIRANEZA Schadrack, Dr. SIKUBWABO CyprienABSTRACT
The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of African institute for mathematics and sciences teacher training program on the improvement of teaching mathematics and sciences at selected secondary schools, Musanze district, Rwanda. Its specific objectives were to determine the effect of training pillar by AIMS on the improvement of their teaching practices in Musanze District, to assess the effect of instructional resources and ICT support given by AIMS on the improvement of their teaching practices in Musanze District, to assess the effect of community outreach and public engagement sessions pillar on the improvement of their teaching practices in Musanze District and to assess the effect of evidence generation pillar on the improvement of their teaching practices in Musanze District. The study used correlational research design. The study was carried out in some selected secondary schools located in Musanze District. The target population of the study comprised of 646 subjects including 514 teachers, 66 head teachers and 66 Academic masters. The study used a sample of 83 participants including 69 teachers, 7 head teachers and 7 Academic masters. The sample size was determined by using the formula of Dr Alain Bouchard and the data was collected using a structured questionnaire. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics (percentages, frequencies, means and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (correlational and regression analysis). The findings were presented in tables, figures and texts. The findings revealed that all the four pillars of AIMS TTP namely training of teacher, instructional and ICT support tools, community outreach and evidence generation have a positive and insignificant influence on the improvement of teaching mathematics but not at the same level. The most dominant pillars are teacher trainings and instructional materials and ICT support tools. The study recommended the expansion of AIMS pillars in order to satisfy a big number of professional needs of mathematics and science teachers. It recommended also to revise and strengthen them the pillars that were found less impactful on the improvement of teaching mathematics and sciences. Lastly, the study recommended the expansion of AIMS TTP activities in all districts of Rwanda.