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A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 148)
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Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Balkan Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
E-Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)

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   ISSN (Print) 1911-2017 - ISSN (Online) 1911-2025
   Published by CCSE Homepage  [41 journals]
  • Integrated Centripetal Forces: A Study on the Benefits that Australian
           Learning and Teaching Centers (LTCs) will Contribute to the Development of
           Double First-rate Universities in China

    • Authors: Liangliang Wang, Mingfang Fan, Feng Zhang
      First page: 1
      Abstract: An investigation of eight university-based Learning and Teaching Centers (LTCs) at Australian top-tier universities could provide benefits for the development of China’s Double First-rate universities. This paper contributes to our understanding of integrated centripetal forces in four ways. Firstly, we describe integrated organizational centripetal force. Then, we examine integrated staff centripetal force, which imply that LTCs regard teacher education as dynamic, sustainable processes providing enriched teaching and professional developmental resources. Next, LTCs facilitate the integrated discipline centripetal force that reveals the required technical guidance and identification of academic leaders. Finally, we realize the integrated centripetal force of the quality of education resulting from the development of high-quality learning environments for student engagement and scientific evaluation, and feedback from lecturers’ teaching. Therefore, the experience from LTCs can promote the organization and construction of Double First-rate universities, letting teachers respond to students’ changing in suitable ways, benefiting academic’s centripetal force of self-improvement, producing the centripetal force that benefits both the teacher and the discipline. Eventually, LTCs could fundamentally integrate all stakeholders’ centripetal forces in promoting first-class disciplines and first-class universities in China’s higher education.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p1
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Leadership and Employees’ Innovative Work Behavior: Test of a
           Mediation and Moderation Model

    • Authors: Francoise Contreras Torres, Juan C. Espinosa, Utz Dornberger, Yonni Angel Cuero Acosta
      First page: 9
      Abstract: The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between Transformational (TFL)/ Transactional (TSL) leadership and employees’ Innovative Work Behavior (IWB), through a mediation and moderation model. The proposed model postulates that Organizational Climate for Innovation (OCI) and Organizational Absorptive Capacity (OAC) exert a mediating role whereas Employees´ Work Engagement (EWE) has a moderating effect in such relationship. A total of 267 Colombian workers from different kind of companies completed a reliable battery of questionnaires. The sample was collected through the MBA programs from two recognized universities located in Bogotá, Colombia. Structural equation modeling and hierarchical regression analyses were used to test the proposed model. According to the results, there is a direct and positive relationship between TFL and IWB as was expected. However, contrary to what had been hypothesized, TSL demonstrated to exert the same positive linkage. OCI and OAC showed its mediator effect in the relationship between TFL/TSL and IWB, nevertheless, this effect was less strong than when the relationship between theses variables was direct. On the contrary, EWE does not exert a moderator effect in this relationship as it was posited, but shows a significant and direct relationship with IWB. This research allows assert that leadership influences IWB, either directly or mediated by organizational variables. These results contribute to extent the literature in a scarcely studied field, by testing an empirical model.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p9
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Research on Consistent Pattern of Development of the Educators’
           Ability to Self-Improvement

    • Authors: Boris Fishman, Bogdana Kuzmina, Olga Fokina, Miron Fishbein, Natalya Moskvina, Svetlana Mashovetz, Raisa Serezhnikova
      First page: 26
      Abstract: The educators’ ability to self-improvement is considered in the article by means of a special system. It can be represented as a three-level hierarchical model with fuzzy structural relationships. The intermediate level of this model contains components that enable the formation and development of the object of the upper level (educators’ ability to self-improvement): 1) motivational-valuable component; 2) the emotional-volitional component; 3) reflective-evaluative component; 4) cognitive component; 5) organizing component. The lower level of the model contains indicators. They make it possible to evaluate the degree of the selected components’ formation and the stage of the development of the investigated ability as a whole. Each state of the educators' ability to self-improvement is characterized by a tuple. The stage reached by the relevant components is the element of this tuple. According to self-assessments received from 214 lecturers and teachers, the most common states were defined. It has allowed to form a sequence of such states. The transitions between them describe the patterns of development of the educators' ability to self-improvement. The described technique allows us to characterize the development of this ability not only among educators, but also among professional managers, doctors, engineers in the field of electrical engineering and electronics, and others.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p26
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Quality Management Practice Influences Organizational Performance: A Case
           of a Vietnamese SME

    • Authors: Giang Ngo Tinh Nguyen, Duong Tran Thuy Ninh
      First page: 33
      Abstract: Quality Management Practice (QMP) has been proven its positive impact on organizational performance and received significant attention in recent years. However, there is little or no studies on QMP and organizational performance in Vietnam, specifically in Binh Duong. This research concentrated on finding the degree to which five elements of QMP namely Leadership, Strategic Planning, Process Management, Human Resource Management and Customer Satisfaction influence organizational performance within the scope of a SME in Binh Duong, Vietnam. In this study, a survey was conducted involving internal human resources and external customers, resulting in a response rate of 100 percent. Data was collected from three different perspectives of managers, staff and customer to gain the best insight understanding. The results of the survey revealed that Strategic Planning, Human Resources Management and Customer Satisfaction take important role to play in increasing performance of this organization while the other fundamentals needs more improvement to fully implement QMP at the company. This research has the potential for further research to enhance the standards of QMP in Binh Duong area.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p33
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Misconception on the Authority Abuse of Power in the Law Enforcement
           against Corruption

    • Authors: Sadjijono Sadjijono, Bagus Teguh Santoso
      First page: 51
      Abstract: Law No. 30/ 2014 on Government Administration brings the strength and the averment on the performance of the governmental functions which include executive, legislative, and juridical in order to provide the public services (bestuurzorg). Such regulation also aims to prevent and to eliminate any kinds of the maladministration done by the government officials/organs in implementing their functions so that good governance can be realized. In implementing their function, the government should rely on the useful performance (doelmatigheid) and the effectiveness (doeltreffenhgeid) according to the norms of each authority. It is a sophism when the ‘authority’ and/or the ‘competence’ mentioned under the Law No. 30/ 2014 on Government Administration are defined differently in the letterlijk gramatikal wet without associating those terms with an understanding of bevoegheid in an administrative legal concept. An idea that distinctively defines the term ‘competence’ as a right and ‘authority’ as a power is considered as an inconsistent idea, which may cause dualism and distortion in the common law enforcement reffering to the administrative law, particularly related to the concept of the authority abuse of power mentioned under the Law No. 31/ 1999 amended by the Law No. 20/ 2001 on deeds against corruption. As the result, when the notion of ‘authority abuse of power’ is defined as a right (as mentioned in article 1, subsection 5 jo. article 17, Law No. 30/ 2014 on Government Administration), it will be characterized into the absolute competence of the administrative jurisdiction, and when the notion of ‘authority abuse of power’ is defined as a power (as mentioned in article 3, Law No. 31/ 1999 on deeds against corruption), it will be characterized into the absolute competence of the corruption-act jurisdiction. Meanwhile, implementing the government’s ‘competence’ and/or ‘authority’ is characterized into one concept based on the norms of the authority power.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p51
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Relationship Model among Learning Environment, Learning Motivation, and
           Self-Regulated Learning

    • Authors: Dorothea Wahyu Ariani
      First page: 63
      Abstract: This study applies social capital theory, motivation theory, and systems theories to examine the role of the learning environment and motivation in learning to encourage self-regulation in learning especially effort regulation. This study examines the relationship among learning environment (i.e., student cohesiveness, teacher support, involvement, investigation, task orientation, cooperation, and equity), learning motivation (i.e., learning goal orientation, task value, and self-efficacy), and self-regulated learning in effort regulation. This study also examines the mediating role of learning motivation on relation between learning environment and self-regulation in learning effort. Respondents were 307 students of undergraduate program on business, management, and economics in Yogyakarta and Bandung, Indonesia. Self-report questionnaires were administered to respondents during their regular class periods. Results revealed that students’ perception of learning environment on all dimensions were significantly related to learning motivation and self-regulation in effort regulation. Students’ perception of learning environment especially task orientation dimension was significantly influenced on three dimensions of learning motivation. The result of this study also indicated that learning goal orientation and self-efficacy are the mediating variables in the relationship model. These results supported many of the hypothesized relationships. Further explanations are discussed regarding both the expected and unexpected outcomes.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p63
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Exploration of Destructive Cults’ Dynamics

    • Authors: Baoxiang Fan, Bin Li, Han Ji
      First page: 82
      Abstract: Destructive cults strengthen their motivating factors by self-proclaimed and covert means and target at specific groups as potential cult believers. Based on theories of dynamics and “product life cycle”, this paper probes destructive cults’ power source and their target believers. The power recession of destructive cults is also discussed by introducing the theory of “hierarchy of needs”. This paper, by advocating scientific beliefs, opposing destructive cults, and through the analysis of the experimental cases, aims to provide some suggestions for the realization and transcendence of individuals, communities and even the whole human beings.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p82
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Israeli – Mauritanian Relations from 1999 to 2008

    • Authors: Mohamed M. Ali Abu Khadra, Mohamed Mohamed Husein Mustafa
      First page: 89
      Abstract: The closer ties and relations between Mauritania and Israel had an effective impact on the Arab region, as the mutual interests between the two parties led to the creation of a sort of anxiety and turmoil in the relationship of Mauritania with the Arab countries, linked to them by the neighboring factor in addition to the history, culture, language and religion factors, where the Mauritanian-Israeli relations influence in several Arab and Islamic trends and to reach its maximum impact with respect to the Mauritanian relations for the war in Yemen, Iraq and the war in Syria and the Palestinian issue and the war on terrorism.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p89
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • What Motivates Consumers to Purchase Organic Food in Malaysia'

    • Authors: Song Bee Lian
      First page: 100
      Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the consumer motivational factors that influence their attitude to purchase of organic food in Malaysia. Consumer motivational factors involved past experience, health consciousness and personal values were examined in this study. Data from 421 organic food consumers were obtained through a survey conducted in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya or better known as Klang Valley, Malaysia. The structural equation modelling was used for data analysis and four hypotheses were tested. The findings showed that all four hypotheses were accepted. Health consciousness had the greatest positive influence on consumer attitude of organic food, followed by past experience and personal values. Purchase of organic food products was significantly affected by consumer attitude of the products. The contribution of this paper is twofold. First and from a theoretical perspective, it offers both development and validation of Theory of Planned Behaviour and Hierarchy of Effect model. Second and from a pragmatic perspective, the findings proposed useful information to organic food providers in developing and implementation of effective strategies to enhance consumption of organic food. 
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p100
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Revealed Comparative Advantage Analysis for Kuwait India Trade

    • Authors: Anwar Al Shriaan, Munir Hassan
      First page: 110
      Abstract: The main objective of the paper is to analyze Kuwait-India Trade in recent years. The paper is discussed in four sections. In the first section, the profile of Kuwait is given followed by the profile of India. The third section is devoted to a review of Literature on this topic. The fourth and fifth sections deal with Kuwait-India Trade Analysis and Revealed Comparative Advantage estimates respectively. 
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p110
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • The Gurkhas and Great Inequalities in Their Lives

    • Authors: Xiaoyu Wu, Kui Zhu
      First page: 119
      Abstract: The Nepalese Gurkhas have been in military service for the British more than 200 years and played an important role not only in helping the British exert its control over its colonials or protectorates, but also in securing some countries or keeping the world peace. However, these Gurkhas have not enjoyed their rights because of their unique identity. Therefore, this paper begins with the history of the Gurkha regiment, the martial race theory as well as the racist ideas on the Gurkhas. Then it turns to the great inequalities that the Gurkhas have experienced during their military service and after their retirement as well as in law & British court. Finally, it briefly covers reasons for Gurkhas’ inequalities and ways to eliminate the inequalities.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p119
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • The Determinants of Repeat Purchase Intention for Luxury Brands among
           Generation Y Consumers in Malaysia

    • Authors: Mohammad Hussain
      First page: 125
      Abstract: Repeat purchasing has now become a critical factor for marketers, especially in the luxury goods market. Repeat purchasing not only saves costs (as opposed to attracting new customers), but increases sales as well. Both past and current researchers have been keen in investigating what drives consumers to repeat their purchase. The purpose of this academic research is to examine the relationship between Hedonic Value (HV), Satisfaction (S), Consumer Inertia (CI) and Product Attribute (PA) with the Repeat Purchase Intention (RPI) for luxury brands among Generation Y consumers in Malaysia. As such, eight luxury brands have been selected to investigate the consumer behaviour of consumers in Malaysia, in relation to the repeat purchase intention. This is a quantitative study that collected data from 134 respondents. Findings reveal that Hedonic Value and Satisfaction have positive and significant correlation with Repeat Purchase Intention, with Satisfaction being the strongest predictor of Repeat Purchase Intention. The findings can be used by marketers in Malaysia to aid them in creating marketing strategies to maintain their current customer base, as well as attract new customers to purchase their luxury brands within their target market. This study can also motivate current researchers to further investigate in the field of luxury brands, in an attempt to bridge the gap between luxury brands and Repeat Purchase Intention.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p125
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Effectiveness of Direct Instruction Learning Strategy Assisted by Mobile
           Augmented Reality and Achievement Motivation on Students Cognitive
           Learning Results

    • Authors: Achmad Buchori, Punaji Setyosari, I Wayan Dasna, Saida Ulfa, I Nyoman Sudana Degeng, Cholis Sa’dijah
      First page: 137
      Abstract: The study aims are to determine whether there is a difference in the average learning outcomes between students who are subject to Direct instruction model aided by mobile augmented reality and Direct instruction model supported by non mobile augmented reality. The presence or absence of significant differences in cognitive learning outcomes between groups of students with high achievement motivation, moderate achievement motivation, and low achievement motivation group. There is no interaction between learning strategies and achievement motivation toward cognitive learning outcomes.Population in this research is all student of semester 1 academic year 2016/2017 Sample is taken by using sampling cluster random sampling technique in mathematics education study of Universitas PGRI Semarang. Methods of data collection in this study are obtained by using interview methods, test methods, and method documentation. The results showed that: (a) There were significant differences in cognitive learning outcomes between groups of students treated with direct instructional strategies with MAR and group of students who were treated with direct instruction learning strategies with non-MAR. (B) There is a significant difference of cognitive learning outcomes between groups of students with high achievement motivation, moderate achievement motivation and low achievement motivation group. (C) There is an interaction between learning strategies and achievement motivation toward cognitive learning outcomes.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p137
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Factors that Influence Program Selection and Its Relationship with
           Students’ Achievement in Pre-University Study

    • Authors: Farah Liyana Azizan, Nor Amalina Ahmad, Nur Fazliana Rahim, Rohaiza Daud, Mus Chairil Samani, Mohd Alhafiizh Zailani, Mohd Aminudin Mustapha, Mohamad Fhaizal Mohamad Bukhori, Ahmad Alif Kamal
      First page: 145
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to recognize the influencing factors in program selection in pre-university level and its relationship with student’s achievement. Competition among school leavers to further their studies at a higher level institution is getting tougher; making choosing a program offered by universities becomes a real challenge. After completing secondary school studies, most universities require students to complete a minimum of 1–2 years of post-secondary education before enrolment. Pre-university program is one of the options of post-secondary education. Since the curriculum of pre-university program is very comprehensive, students attending this program have to undergo various challenges throughout their academic sessions. Therefore, students are expected to have their own targets and focus prior to attending any of these studies. In this study, the researchers use a survey to investigate and analyze factors that influence students’ decisions in choosing a pre-university program and also the relationship between their decisions making with their academic achievements. The study reveals that all the factors listed significantly influence the students’ decision making in choosing a pre-university program. However, not all of these factors are taken into consideration in choosing a program that has a significant relationship with their achievement. Therefore, knowledge derived from this study is beneficial to the Ministry of Higher Education and any higher learning institutions which offer pre-university programs including the policy makers. The knowledge also allows policy makers to plan preemptive action to improve student’s performance.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p145
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Support and Control: The Biaxial Relationship between Government and
           Social Organizations

    • Authors: Yijun Hu
      First page: 151
      Abstract: In an era with rapidly developing social organizations, the policies and strategies made by the government and its role in social organizations have been the focus of research. Indeed, extraneous civil society theory and corporatism theory have certain explanatory power. However, these two theories do not quite conform to the national situation of China. Based on this background, this paper is conducted with a focus on administration of social organizations by the government. With an analysis of both theory and current status, this paper breaks through the traditional uniaxial relationship and puts forward that the relationship between the government and social organizations is actually biaxial. That is to say, the effect of the government is indispensable and its two roles of support and control on social organizations are separated. On this basis, we further expound the model of support and control in the biaxial relationship.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p151
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Efficiency Analysis of Indonesian Coffee Supply Chain Network Using A New
           DEA Model Approach: Literature Review

    • Authors: Nia Rosiana, Rita Nurmalina, Ratna Winandi, Amzul Rifin
      First page: 158
      Abstract: A position of Indonesia as the world’s biggest producer of robusta coffee has declined. Currently, Vietnam is the main producer of robusta coffee in the world. A decline in Indonesia's position is due to saturation of the Indonesian coffee export destination countries which results in declining demand for export of Indonesian coffee. The quantity of Indonesian robusta coffee supplied to the international market depends on secured supply of domestic raw materials and the efficiency of supply chain network. Efforts to ensure the domestic coffee supply is done through efficiency analysis on each member of the supply chain that forms the supply chain network. Efficiency measurement in supply chain network is performed using the New DEA Model developed by Liang et al. The measurement technique of DEA is gradually the efficiency of the production unit (product flow) of each actor (seller and buyer) on the supply chain. The efficiency level of each actor can determine the efficiency of the supply chain network. This is because of the relationship of input and output between seller and buyer so that the final output of supply chain network will produce. New DEA model is more appropriate to use in supply efficiency mechanism that can be cooperative.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p158
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • The Law Politics in Indonesia’s Pancasila and Citizenship Education
           Curriculum Revitalization of 2013

    • Authors: Maryanto Maryanto, Nor Khoiriyah, Supriyono Purwo Saputro
      First page: 167
      Abstract: The curriculum is one component of education which is very important. It acts as a guide that program implementers use in real learning process. Dynamically, curriculum always change in order to lead to the improvement of the education system. On the subjects of Pancasila and Citizenship Education in schools for example, has undergone several changes in the curriculum, both in charge of its content and on its nomenclature, this change is needed in order to create a future generation that had Pancasila character embedded on their heart as stated in national education goals. However, in the process of Pancasila and Citizenship Education's curriculum change, it is undeniable that it is influenced by the current Law Politics as politics is what makes the rules. But what exactly is the influences of the law politics on Indonesia’s Pancasila and Citizenship Education Curriculum Revitalization Of 2013'. The studies conducteed on how the Law politics influence the revitalization of Pancasila and Citizenship Education curriculum showed that (1) the Directions of Pancasila and Citizenship Education curriculum revitalization in Indonesia leads to; (2) The basic foundation establishment and implementation of the curriculum in 2013's Pancasila and Citizenship Education subject (3) the Products of Pancasila and Citizenship Education curriculum revitalization in Indonesia. The result that is a model of a good Pancasila and Citizenship Education curriculum revitalization should be implemented, monitoring and evaluation needs to be done to determine the level of achievement and expected results. Monitoring and evaluation results will serve as a recommendation to develop and or improve curriculum that will come.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p167
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Evaluating Corporate Identity in the Office of Production Business Group
           in Bangkok through Automotive Business and Real Estate Business

    • Authors: Thana Sirijansawang, Prapatpong Upala
      First page: 174
      Abstract: The objective of this research is to (1) evaluate the differences of physical factors and (2) evaluate the level of Building users' perception of the physical factors in the office which convey the meaning of Corporate Identity between the automotive business and the real estate business. The samples chosen for this research include 10 automotive business offices and real estate offices located in Bangkok area with a total number of 324 persons, using questionnaire to collect relevant data; using Likert Scale to evaluate the internal environment in the office; using t-test / ANOVA to analyze perceptual level data and differences in 8 physical factors which reflect the corporate identity under this research, i.e. (1) Colors in decoration; (2) Lighting in decoration; (3) Furniture style; (4) Decorative style; (5) The shape of space; (6) Continuity of space; (7) Wall decoration and graphic works and (8) Material in decoration. Based on the results of the research, it was found that there were physical factors which reflected the corporate identity of the organization and affected the perception level of those who were building users at a high level. The said 4 physical factors consisted of (1) Colors in decoration; (2) Interior decorative style; (3) Lighting in decoration, and lastly (4) Material in decoration. However, the individual characteristics of building users such as gender, age, and duration of work also affected the recognition of corporate identity significantly.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p174
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for Asian Social Science, Vol. 13, No. 9

    • Authors: Jenny Zhang
      First page: 189
      Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for Asian Social Science, Vol. 13, No. 9, 2017.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.5539/ass.v13n9p189
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 9 (2017)
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