Month: June 2014

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Religion and Respeto: The Role and Value of Respect in Social Relations in Rural Oaxaca

This paper discusses the different ways that the notion of ‘respect’ (respeto) is used in common discourse in rural Oaxaca, Southern Mexico. My particular focus is on the relationship between religious affiliation and the meanings attributed to the term. In the ethnographic example of indigenous Zapotec villages, where I have done fieldwork since the late

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To Mend the World: Trauma, Containment and Mourning

In his 1989 work, To Mend the World, Emil Fackenheim systematically confronts the questions he believes are posed to philosophy, and Jewish philosophy in particular, in a post-Holocaust era. These questions, to his mind, threaten the very possibility of philosophy and may be its cause of collapse. The gap that Auschwitz opened in history was

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Love, Suffering and Conflict: Some Lessons from Freud’s Civilization and its Discontents

In Civilization and its Discontents, Freud suggests that interpersonal relations constitute one of the three main sources of human suffering, the other two sources being the superior powers of nature and the pains arising from our own bodies. Taken together, these three sources undermine the possibility that human beings can achieve happiness: ‘Life, as we

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NonStandard Ethics

Contemporary Ethics is, mathematically speaking, a field biweldered by its natural commutativity axiom, wherein any nonzero element is invertible. Not only disempowerment, segregation, aggresion, torture, death murder, terrorism, Nature depletion, but even genocide have, for any occasion, one integer to its inverse value (x≠x-1) meaning with this that there is at least one n-tuple conscience

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A Call for Positive Metaphysical Agnosticism: Creating a Synergistic Relationship between the Individual and the Community in the Religious Studies Classroom

The religious studies classroom has become an increasingly dynamic “place” over the last several decades, and this trend will continue with rapidly developing technology and the proliferation of online college studies and globalization. It is no longer uncommon for a class studying religion to be composed of students from all around the world and a

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System of World Coordinates on the Basis of Extreme Dynamic Equilibrium – Link between Natural and Artificial

Artificial formations are often created in arbitrary manner, but in complexity world it is very dangerous. All artificial formations must be organized like natural formation, their rhythms, principles, patterns. All these formations must be connected with system of world coordinates on the basis of extreme dynamic equilibrium. Any interaction a natural and artificial formation with

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Role of Noobiogeocoenosis in Interaction of Artificial and Natural

The contradictions between artificial and natural reality lead to the ecological crisis. The biosphere is the object of natural planetary reality. The techniquesphere, and sociosphere is object for artificial one. The interaction between these realities is considered on basis noobiogeosphere’s concept that was suggested by author. Noobiogeosphere is the composite human-dimensional complex of the biosphere,

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Industry’s Needs on Oral Communication Skills among Tourism Students in a Polytechnic

As a growing industry, tourism provides tremendous opportunity for students who enjoy working with people. It is important that the tourism graduates develop strong oral communication skills needed by the industry. The aims of this study are to determine the industry’s needs on oral communication skills among tourism students in a polytechnic, to investigate the

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Existential Communication: Beyond Conflict

Some, if not all, of our most deeply held positions are not at all the result of reasoned enquiry but belong to the realm of habituation and affect.  It is my contention that this is the arena in which we must look for the causes and cures for conflict.  In this paper I would like

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Cornering the Muses: A Multifaceted Approach to Assessing Creativity

Since Guilford addressed the American Psychological Association in 1950 and called for an academic movement for the study of creativity, an encouraging amount of research has advanced and deepened our understanding of this elusive concept. Measuring creativity has been both passionately pursued and dubiously criticized. The presenter will address a multifaceted approach to assessing creativity

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Applying Culture Bound Theory to Acute Social Withdrawal (hikikomori)

This paper seeks to identify factors that implicate culture bound theory both in the socio demographic orientation of hikikomori and in the physical manifestation of `opting out` by `shutting in` and includes a brief comparison of those factors from a control culture with the related social expectation withdrawal of runaway. It uses as a baseline

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Compulsive Buying among Late Adolescents as an Identity-related Compensatory Behaviour: Big Five Personality, Identity Motives and Self-construal as Predictors

Compulsive buying is dysfunctional consumer behaviour with harmful personal, social, psychological, and financial problems. Social psychological perspectives define compulsive buying as an extreme form of ordinary buying motivated by mood regulation and identity seeking (Dittmar, 2004). The present research aims to predict compulsive buying tendency by identity-related factors: big five personality, identity motives, and self-construal

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Crime, Conflict and Control in Bangkok

As there were considerable crime and conflict in Bangkok, the researcher studied and analyzed such problems compared with crime problems throughout Thailand. The researcher did documentary research using data on crime statistics in Bangkok and crime statistics throughout the country during 2000 – 2010 from Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and Royal Thai

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Correlations among Peer Relations, Learning Activities with Friends, and University Adjustment

In September 2013, to examine the correlations among peer relations, learning activities with friends, and university adjustment, a questionnaire was distributed to 148 female university students in Japan. The participants responded to three scales that measured their peer relations at the university, learning activities with friends, and university adjustment. Major findings of this study included

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A First-attack Urticaira Increased Risk of Following Depression in Adolescence – National Study

Objective: Urticaria is a common ailment in adolescents. Its symptoms (e.g., unusual looking rash, limited daily activities, and recurrent itching) might contribute to the development of depression in adolescents, but this potential link has not been well studied. This study aimed to firstly investigate the risk of depression after urticaria using a nationwide population-based study.

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Real, Relevant or Redundant: Positioning and Re-Positioning Buddhism in Australia as an Education Paradigm

This paper explores the development of a Buddhist religious education program conducted in state primary schools in Australia. It considers the positioning of Buddhism as pedagogy as constructed from multiple perspectives: a historicity that includes voices from the diaspora of Buddhist immigrants, white conversions and a mindful subset decoupled from the ‘religion’. These perspectives are

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Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for the Elderly – A Case Series

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an increasingly rare commodity to find in psychiatric practice, but has never been seen to have a prominent role with respect to the older patient. This presentation discusses the changing recent literature regarding this concept, and discusses three case studies from the author’s own experience demonstrating successful outcomes with limited-session psychodynamic psychotherapy

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To See is to Believe: Why Students Cannot Detect Geometric Properties?

Geometric properties are important characteristics to identify geometric shapes. The sorting task in geometric shapes is to help students understand the relationship between geometric shapes and properties. Satlow and Newcombe (1998)indicate that students of different ages have different preferences to identify geometric shapes. From the psychological perspective (Emmanuel et al., 2011), people prefer to use

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Students’ Perspectives on Learning Environments: Factors Affecting Their Satisfaction and Emotions in School

Children spend most of their waking time in school; therefore, experiences in school are a major domain in their life. Aside from academic achievement as one of indicator of school effectiveness, students’ affective statuses, such as school satisfaction and emotions, need to be given more attention by parents and educators because its impact on students’

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Femoral Neck Fracture Increase the Chance of Suffering Depression: A National Population-Based Follow-Up Study

Comorbidities, poor levels of activity and pain may contribute to the development of depression, but these factors have not been well addressed. This study aims to investigate the frequency and risk of major depression after a femoral neck fracture using a nationwide population-based study. Methods: The Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database was used in this

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A Study of the Relationship between Resilience and Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Adolescent Students affected by Civil Unrest in the Three Border Provinces in Southern Thailand

This research is aimed to 1) study resilience of adolescents students affected by civil unrest in the three border provinces in Southern of Thailand (Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat) 2) to study the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and 3) to examine the relationship between resilience and the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. The sample was

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Internet Using Behavior of Teenagers

This research was qualitative based research. The objectives were to better understand Internet media consumption behaviors and search for terms that corresponded to Internet media consumption behaviors of teenagers. Respondents were both male and female university students studying in the first to fourth year. One group of nine people they were selected and volunteered to

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The Discourse Analysis of Social Reflection Drama of Sexual Behavior of Teenagers

The objectives of this research were 1) To find the characteristics of adolescent’s sexual behavior reflected in the characters. 2) To understand the language and behaviors associated with sexual behaviors among adolescents from the reflections in the play. 3) To analyze the language associated with sexual behavior of adolescents reflected from the drama. For research

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A Study of Sexual Value of University Students of Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok Chantaburi Campus

This research has two main objectives: 1) to determine the sexual value of students in Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok Chanthaburi Campus. 2) to compare the sexual value of students in Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok Chanthaburi Campus, classify by sex, residence, family status, and who they live with. The samples were selected by random

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The Study of Well-Being in Grade 12 Students

The purpose of this research was to examine the well-being of high school students and to determine comparability of well-being held by these students in regard to ; (1) gender ; (2) programs;(3) academic achievement ;(4) family status. The sample used in this study was 156 grade 12 students in the first semester year of

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The Growth of Science in Developing Nations: A Discourse in Intercultural Philosophy

Conceiving science in a cultural or national context seems a conceptual absurdity. This sense of absurdity derives from the positivists’ ideal of scientific objectivity. Scientific objectivity has two components: intersubjectivity and epistemic reliability. Intersubjectivity means that scientists achieve consensus about the conclusions they reach. Epistemic reliability means that scientists get it right about the world.

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Indonesian Primary School Students’ Perceptions on Academic Help-seeking Behaviour

Seeking academic help when students are facing academic difficulties is considered to be an adaptive behaviour. However, many studies have found that some students are reluctant to seek academic help. Moreover, today, the educational system in Indonesia is undertaking significant reformation from teacher centred to student centred paradigm. Under such a refocus, students should have

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Oral Health Practices During Pregnancy

Background: This study contends that poor oral health might associate with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Little is known about oral hygiene practice and obtaining dental services during pregnancy in Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to explore women’s oral hygiene practices and barriers in obtaining dental care during their pregnancies.Methods: A cross-sectional design was employed

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Health Anxiety and Somatic Symptoms in Young Adulthood

In young adulthood most people begin to realize the meaning of health. The amount of costs to be incurred for the treatment of a person when they are suffering from a disease also affects a person’s health concerns. According to Taylor and Asmundson (2004), most people feel anxious about their health. Anxiety about ones health

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Cognition for Eating Behavior of Thai’s Consumer: The Mirror of Public Health Policies

Nowadays, Thai consumers, especially those who live in the main cities have active concerns regarding their eating behavior even though they don’t know the true concept of what is healthy eating behavior. Survey results showed when asked, respondents mentioned eating healthy food and nutritional drinks, but ignored other factors of eating behavior. The Thai Government

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Using the Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) to Investigate Consumers’ Purchase Intention: Usana as an Example

The sudden boom in direct selling business in recent years has drawn a considerable number of participants. The mechanism that makes the participants stand out and entices consumers to buy products is crucial to them. This study explores the impact that two independent variables, which are argument quality (central path) and source expertise (peripheral path),

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Cognitive Change among Foreign Managers in Japan’s IT Sector

There is a large volume of research on foreign worker adjustment, though little has taken on the issue of cognitive change. In particular, Japan, despite being considered a “difficult” culture for foreigners to access, has been lagging as a topic of study in since the end of the Bubble Era two decades ago. Japan however

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Requiem for a Beast: A Case Study in Controversy

In 2008, Matt Ottley’s Requiem for a Beast: A Work for Image, Word and Music was awarded the Book of the Year: Picture Book by the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). Ottley’s book is challenging in its form and content: it uses words, illustrations, and music to tell a sustained, multi-layered narrative about one

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Developing Reading Culture for the Challenges of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria

The paper critically interrogates and assesses the importance of reading and its indispensable contributions to the educational development of the society. The paper also laments the fallen standard of education in Nigeria and addresses the decay and the rot that has characterised the educational system in Nigeria, which is a consequence of the dwindling reading

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The Recuperation of African History in African Fiction

The relationship between fiction and history is quite an obvious one, especially in postcolonial African settings, where it is more often than not that postcolonial African writers use their writings- creative or otherwise- to challenge the apologetic colonial Eurocentric historical discourses. This paper will demonstrate how African novelists portray in their imaginative creation a history

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When The Whale Talks Back: An Interspecies Cultural Dialogue in Zakes Mda’s The Whale Caller (2005)

The paper explores the ways in which the narrative perspectives relate the interconnectedness between human characters and nonhuman characters, Saluni the human and Sharisha the whale in particular, through the process of ‘intra-action’. In contrast to ‘interaction’ which assumes that there are separate agencies that precede the interaction, ‘intra-action’ recognizes that distinct agencies do not

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Interference of Arts in the Saudi Literature (Narrative and Formative Model)

The interference with arts contributed effectively to the development of the expressiveness of the literary text ,and to supply it with an indicative depth. Moreover, such interference gave the receiver the ability to interact with all creative genres. Literature today does not only benefit from the other arts but also from the social transformations, and the

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Unacknowledged Matricide in T. S. Eliot’s The Family Reunion

T.S. Eliot admits the two serious problems he had not solved properly: the Furies, the disruptive perspective of the play. Eliot complains that the Furies never succeed in being either Greek goddesses or modern spooks and the audience cannot decide whether to see this drama as a tragedy of the mother or the salvation of

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Mario Vargas Llosa’s Conversacion en la Catedral: A Paradigm of Corruption

“At what precise moment had Peru fucked itself up?” exasperatingly asks Conversation in the Cathedral, the highly acclaimed novel of Mario Vargas Llosa, “one of the finest novelists of twentieth century Spanish America,” and the 2010 Nobel Laureate. Although the question remains unanswered in the novel, it pervades each facet of life in Peru under

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Terrible Beauty: the Aesthetics of Death in Polish and Japanese War Literature

War narration is inseparably linked with the image of death, which is a very sensitive issue. This paper shows how in two different cultures the writers succeed in turning death into something good, heroic, and even beautiful. I am interested how the representation of death and dying can arouse aesthetic pleasure and fascination. As philosopher

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Considerations on Finnish and Romanian Literary and Cultural Relations within European Context

Sharing similar historical development, fairly equally placed under the eastern bloc pressure, Romania and Finland slowly became involved in a process of mutual cultural reception. Two relatively exotic presences, with short literary traditions, the two cultures, inherently and abruptly divergent, have undergone important changes during the past century, precisely the period during which they got

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Death Drive: Vampires in Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles

The essay attempts to discuss the literary meaning of immortality and the symbolic interaction of vampire figures in Anne Rice’s works. The referring works includes: Interview with the Vampire (1976), The Vampire Lestat (1985), The Queen of the Damned(1988), The Tale of the Body Thief (1992), and The Vampire Armand (1998) . Vampires are more

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Cultural Colonization in Poems by Wallace Stevens

The reason for Wallace Stevens’ skepticism regarding cultural colonies is clear. Most of the people in America are descendents of immigrants who bring with them their own cultural ideas to a colony. That is the reality of the American situation, and it is also Stevens’ modest understanding of the reality of an America that was

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Game for None, Game for All: Verbal Contentions and Life Affirmation in De Turkey and De Law

Zora Neale Hurston, a Harlem Renaissance African American female writer in the 1920s, grew up at Eatonville, an all-black community in Florida. Her three-act play De Turkey and De Law (1930), set in Eatonville, is the writer’s recollection of her childhood. Eatonville folks in the play are talk masters. They everyday congregate on the front

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Utopian Individuals, Dystopian Societies: Two Communal Imaginations in Meiji Japan

This paper offers a dialogical comparison of the writings of Japanese Buddhist Anarchist pioneers Uchiyama Gudo (1874-1911) and Takagi Kemmyo (1864-1914). Although both authors denounce the modern imperial state that sprang from the Meiji Ishin (1868) as dystopian, they imagine differing utopian alternatives. Gudo and Kemmyo conceptualize oppression and liberation through the unique narratives of

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Feminism and the Nigerian Female Question: A Feminist Appraisal of Zaynab Alkali’s Stillborn

This paper examines feminism as a literary ideology, which attempts to win for women a status of recognition and parity in a male-dominated society like Nigeria. This article deals essentially with the emergence of the ideology and literary personalities behind it. It focuses sharply on Zaynab Alkali’s brand of feminism as demonstrated in the delineation

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Challenging Childhoods: Representations of Conflict in Australian Junior Historical Fiction Since 1945

Representations of conflict permeate Australian junior historical fiction, including acts of extreme violence, acts of political protest and acts of war both within and beyond the nation’s boundaries. A broad survey of the novels by Australian authors on Australian topics published since 1945 reveals a strong tendency to place children at the centre of significant

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Atomic Bomb’s Survivors’ Personal Narratives in Contemporary and Intercultural Contexts: Lessons Yet to Be Learned

The voices of A-bomb survivors are getting lost in this multimedia environment as the world stage has become crowded. Hibakusha’s legacy and teachings are taking the back seat in this over-informed, twenty four hours a day news cycles, twitter accounts, and online newsfeeds, in order to leave room to sensationalism and junk news. The world

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A Synthesis of Researches Conducted by Personal of Sirindhorn College of Public Health Chonburi during 2009-2011

  The purpose of this study was to analyze the situation of research conducted by personnel of Sirindhorn College of Public Health Chonburi Thailand and to summarize the knowledge extracted from the research. This was done by examining the quality of all twenty four research reports completed during 2009-2011. Data were collected through both information

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Design from Fiction to Reality: An Exploration into the Process of Design in Cosplay

Enthusiasts dressing up as anime characters and posing for photography have become a common sight in anime activities around Taiwan. In cosplay (formed from the words of costume and play), comic fans dress and pose as the characters in certain movies, manga or anime, and believe that the ultimate goal for a cosplayer is to

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Ethical Transformation of Individual Managers through Spirituality: A Sufi Perspective

Business ethics literature appears to focus more on philosophy and seems to have overlooked spirituality. Though spirituality has started to be taken into consideration in the field of Management, the Islamic perspective is still neglected. In this paper we aim to address this knowledge gap in the field of business ethics through Sufism representing Muslim

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Consumer Behaviors of Meat with Traceability in Thailand: The Psychological Mechanism

Due to the outbreak of mad cow disease and bird flu, consumers around the globe are more concerned with meat quality and safety. Therefore, there is an urgent need to understand how consumers behave in response to these phenomena. Meat traceability is now used as a strategic tool to cope with this food safety crisis.

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Country Personality: The Application of Brand Personality Concept to Country as a Brand

Brand personality refers to human personality traits associated with a brand. Through a series of studies, Aaker (1997) uncovers five dimensions of brand personality: sincerity (down-to-earth, honest, wholesome and cheerful), excitement (daring, spirited, imaginative and up-to-date), competence (reliable, intelligent and successful), sophistication (upper class and charming) and ruggedness (outdoorsy and tough). Although brand personality has

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“Just Eliminate the Illness; Do Not Eliminate Dharmas”: A Case Study on the Lived Experience of a Buddhist Surviving Spouse

Despite the fact that myriads of publications, basing on Western theories, have investigated spousal loss, which threatens to physical health and psychological well-being; few studies examine how Buddhists tackle this difficulty. Thus, the present case study aims to explore the lived experience of a Buddhist surviving spouse who suffered from a sudden loss of her

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Factors Associated with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders in School-age Children in Thailand

This cross-sectional analytical study examined the relationship between risk factors of Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) in school-age children in Thailand. Materials and methods: The samples were 7,188 Thai students in primary school from grade 1 to 5 in four regions of Thailand and Bangkok, selected by using stratified three-stage cluster sampling. The samples were

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Self-leadership as an Impetus for Individual, Group or Community Development

The concept “self-leadership” is an outgrowth of the broader term “leadership” whose purpose is to motivate others in utilizing their individual self-motivation abilities towards fulfilling both their personal and organizational or communal goals. Self-leadership (Gordon, 2002; Gordon Bar, 2013) is defined as a process in which the individual: Designs his/her personal goal while connecting to

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The Role of Service Competencies: Promoting the Relationship between Frontline Employee and Customer

Within the service industry, the service-person enhances customer commitment by increasing customer benefits and decreasing customer costs, but is also influenced by trust that promote the interactions between buyer-seller. In the theory of relationship marketing, trust and commitment usually appear in a pair and are inseparable. Researchers have indicated that Frontline employee (FLE) competency plays

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The Influence of Sekentei and Significant Others on Seeking Help toward Psychological Services

The under-utilization of mental health services is salient in Japan, implying that those seeking psychological help can be inhibited through various reasons. One of the obstructive factors may be Sekentei, a Japanese concept referring to the need to conform to social norms and customs, and to avoid shame and maintain a respectable social appearance. On

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Logo-bibliotherapy on People Suffering from Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis (MG), is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that is characterized by a weakness of the skeletal muscles within the body and is caused by circulating antibodies that block acethylcholine receptors at the post-synaptic neuromuscular junction, thus inhibiting the simulative effect of the neurotransmitter acethycholine. MG may not be a major public health problem

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Cognitive Dissonance among Chinese Gamblers: Cultural Beliefs versus Gambling Behavior

The main objective of this research was to ascertain whether there is cognitive dissonance among Chinese gamblers as a consequence of gambling while holding negative attitudes toward gambling, which are inherent in their cultural values. Using the behavioral variable of actual gambling and an attitudinal variable of negative beliefs about gambling, a third, practical measure

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Relationship between Self-efficacy, Self-esteem, and Attachment Style among Juvenile Delinquency in Urmia City – Iran

Psychological factors, such as self-esteem and self-efficacy, have been shown to be equally as important in contributing to the cause of deviant behavior. The aim of the present study is to investigate the relationship between the self-efficiency, self-esteem, and attachment style in juvenile delinquency in Urmia City-West Azerbaijan, Iran. By simple random sampling, 60 adolescents

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An Application of the UTAUT Model for Exploring Cosmetics Product Purchase Intention of Virtual Community Members

Technology development have been rapidly grown and adapted by people. Internet users in Taiwan have been a great number and powerful growth. There are 36.4% people who use internet to search for cosmetics information. These challenges highly involved the technological innovations in cosmetics market. Due to plenty of internet users, virtual community (VC) has been

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Note on Publishing Intensity and Publishing Breadth

Given a set of leading scholars, a list of journals and a period of time, publishing intensity (PI) of a journal is defined as the total number of publications appeared in the journal that are co-authored by the leading scholars. Publishing breadth (PB) is defined as the total number of leading scholars who have contributed

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A Structural Model of the Factors of Dissatisfaction Involved in Mobile Applications

Mobile Applications (Apps) have been increasingly popular in the recent years and are changing people’s daily lives in leisure and businesses. The Booming industry of Apps has made great profits but the awareness to prevent customers or users from feeling dissatisfied are an important issue. Previous research shows that dissatisfaction may inflict switching behavior, decreasing

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Measuring Performance Using Data Envelopment Analysis and Balanced Scorecard for Taiwan Medical Equipment Industry

Nowadays, the rapid changes of industrial environment have led to fierce competition among enterprises, and evaluating performances has become crucial in maintaining competitive advantage. Researchers have developed different ways of evaluating performance over the past, but there are some errors in which using single method in analyzing performances will occur. Therefore, in this research we

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Exploring the Effect of Service Recovery Strategy on Internet Consumers’ Satisfaction and Word-of-Mouth

While more and more consumers are shopping on the Internet, the consumers can easily change their mind and switch to other online shops if they encounter service failure (i.e., inappropriate packing). However, if the service failures can be recovered successfully, the customers will be retained. Thus, the objective of the current study was to use

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The Driving Factors of Key Value Influence Online B2B Banking Satisfaction

Purpose – In the case of rapid technological progress, online business-to-business (B2B) banking services provide efficient and convenient finical services for corporate users. However, there are some problems when it comes to maintaining the value assessment and cost expenditure. For instance, companies have to consider the financial situation or enhancement of the company’s value creation.

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Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese Library to Face SCOAP3’s Development

The SCOAP3 funding model is entirely open to “core” journals in the HEP content. This article describes the development, funding model and operational mechanism of SCOAP3. It points that SCOAP3 funding model is more effective and more economical to protect the access to knowledge. In addition, it puts forward higher demands for improving Chinese academic

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The Innovative Arrest Warrant Tracking System

There currently remain 152,148 warrants in the database of the Royal Thai Police (data as of 28 March, 2013, Royal Thai Police, 2013). This staggering amount of remaining warrants reflects the high number of wrongdoers on the loose. The prominence of the aforementioned problem has led to the study on escape behavior of warranted suspects.

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Attitudes towards Meeting in Real Life via the Internet in Japanese University Students

In recent years, several crimes concerning victims and perpetrators who had previously met via the Internet and had subsequently met each other in real life have been reported in Japan . The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes towards meeting in people person in real life known only via Internet tools including Twitter,

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Self-esteem, Readiness for Self-improvement and Subjective Well-being in Women from Collectivistic and Individualistic Cultures

The question of how collective self-esteem and personal self-esteem are linked to readiness for self-improvement and subjective well-being in women from individualistic and collectivistic countries was examined. Indian and Polish women were surveyed in order to measure personal and collective self-esteem, readiness to self-improvement and subjective well-being. The results allowed to distinguished three groups of

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The Study of Social Intelligence in Adolescents in Roi-Et Province

This study aimed to 1)examine the level of Social Intelligence in adolescents in Roi-Et province, Thailand 2)to study correlation between the individual factors and Social Intelligence 3) to investigate the effect of individual factors for enhancing the Social Intelligence. The study was Multi-stage and stratified random sampling: samples were randomized from adolescent who were studying

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Uses and Gratifications for Paid Mobile Applications

The increasing growth of the mobile applications industry attributes to the popularity of the smartphone. More and more people use mobile applications to achive their needs, when the demands for mobile applications increase rapidly create a new market opportunity. But the mobile applications distinguish into paid and free applications. This paper investigates consumer’s perception on

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Exploring Consumer Perception of Pop-Up Advertisement

Nowadays, not only on the computer, but also smart phones and other mobile devices, Internet advertising has become increasingly common. There are many different options for advertisers to utilise. But when intrusive advertising appears too often, it influences the reading quality of browsing the websites. Much literature shows that the relationship between pop-up ads and

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A Study on Quality of Life in Male to Female Transgender

The objective of this study was to examine Transgenders’ quality of life. Samples were 120 Transgenders in Chonburi province, Thailand, derived from accidental sampling. The research instrument was WHOQOL – BREF – THAI, which was a measuring tool of quality of life developed from the concept of ‘quality of life’ with Cronbach’s alpha coefficient reliability

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Predicting Consumer’s Intention to Buy Local Specialty Online

The purchases of local specialties were usually seen in conventional physical stores in the past. The potential consumers were the tourists who visited the stores. Renowned products did not necessarily imply big business in this pattern of trading. With the imposition of “free independent travel” for Mainland China tourists, and the introduction of “one town

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Influence of Mental Models of Attachment during Middle Childhood on Self-esteem and Social Competence: A Short-term Longitudinal Study

Purpose: This short-term longitudinal study examined the influence of attachment mental models (AMM) during middle childhood on self-esteem and social competence. Additionally, given recent evidence for multiple attachment models, we examined the structure of the AMM. We compared three models: the hierarchy model, independence model, and integration model. In the hierarchy model, the mental model

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A Study on Reasons for Living of Inmates in Chonburi Women’s Penitentiary Center

The purpose of this study was to survey the female inmates’ reasons for living. The samples included 99 inmates who were convicted and sentenced to more than ten years. The survey instrument was “ The Reason for Living Scale ” translated from Linehan et al., in 1983. There were 72 questions in the survey.The data