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This research examines the effect of political instrumentalization of ethnicity on maintenance of social status quo in societies characterized by the ethnic heterogeneity of their populations. It defends the thesis that the objective of the manipulation of ethnic identity is not to change the system made up of dominant and dominated groups, but rather to overthrow the existing hegemony to install another one or maintain it as it is. Theoretically, it is within the framework of the instrumentalis...
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The present study aimed to investigate teachers’ perception regarding their principal’s leadership competencies, work culture values and school effectiveness (SE). With the help of purposive sampling method 120 teachers were selected from different management type schools (i.e., central, state, state aided and private unaided). Findings reveal that maximum number of teachers perceived their principals’ as ‘capable and participative’. Regarding teachers’ work culture values, self-realization and ...
The emergence of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry introduced such drastic changes. Its demands have brought significant changes to the Philippines’ work scene. Despite the good impact of the BPO industry in The Philippines, there are certain problems in the industry such as high attrition rate, work-life balance conflicts, lifestyle diseases, and others that need to be dealt with. As such, the study attempted to investigate the impact of the different sources of motivation and the...
Military is a profession which is mostly dominated by men. Often the words like combat, war and bravery are used for men folk. However, the scenario has changed in last few decades and women have also been commissioned in the forces in many countries. Despite the induction of women in forces they are mostly assigned desk jobs and not taken for combat role or command positions. Since their induction, women are having only 15% or less representation in forces worldwide. They continue to strive to ...
The study examined the gender difference in science self-efficacy and science related career aspirations and the relationship between science self-efficacy and science related career aspirations among ordinary level students in Wakiso district. A cross sectional research design was employed to collect data from 242 ordinary level students using a self-administered questionnaire. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the respondents. Data analysis was done using SPSS version 22 and ...
To understand that we are living in an unprecedented human historic transformation, we need to manage and mitigate its uncertainty. It is an opportunity that defines the fate and momentum of the next generation. This paper explores uncertainty mechanisms in new normal and how the behavioural coping of uncertainty could lead to a positive psychological outcome as inspiration, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Factors that affect uncertainty are analysed to understand the relation of inspiration vs un...
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The children’s mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing must be an utmost priority to be endorsed during the times of public health emergency that accompany fierce pandemic challenges, similar to COVID-19. This paper sheds light on the risks that children might face during lockdowns and emphasis on how parents should be a role-model for their children to cope during the time of uncertainties. Based on the synthesis of the literature, a balanced children's physical and mental wellbeing framework...
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I describe in this article the creation of the Purposes of Online Memory Sharing Scale (POMSS). I provide an overview of the theoretical and empirical backgrounds against which the scale was developed. I then present data from a pilot sample that indicate that the scale as a whole is a reliable measure of the reasons for which people share their experiences online. In addition, three of the subscales - Self, Social, and Therapeutic – showed acceptable to excellent internal consistency reliabilit...
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The role of belief systems in occupational health and safety cannot be overemphasized particularly in culturally addicted work settings characterized by implicit and explicit fatalistic practices. Although individual factors affect at-risk behaviors, the paper argues that belief systems are capable of determining risk propensity in face of workplace hazards. The study examined fatalistic beliefs at work as predictors of risk perception and at-risk health patterns in a high risk work context. Sam...
In Kenya, like the other nations of the world, academic achievement is associated with individual and national development. However, poor academic achievement especially in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education has persisted over the years (2015 – 2018). Therefore, this study sought to establish gender differences in learning strategies and academic achievement among form three students in Nairobi County, Kenya. Explanatory sequential mixed methods design was adopted. Purposive, stratifie...
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