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Journal Cover RIMCIS : International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences
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   ISSN (Print) 2014-3680
   Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [14 journals]
  • Vol. 5, Num. 2 - Full Issue

    • Authors: Olga Serradell
      Pages: 97 - 207
      PubDate: 2016-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
  • Contextualization-Emotionalization Interface: A Case of Teacher

    • Authors: Reza Pishghadam, Shaghayegh Shayesteh, Simindokht Rahmani
      Pages: 97 - 127
      Abstract: Given the prominence of cognitive and affective factors in teacher effectiveness, this study intends to look at the issue from a different perspective and examine the roles of contextualization and emotionalization in teacher success. In so doing, 305 English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners rated their English teachers to determine the extent to which they contextualize and emotionalize their instructions. During the first phase of the study, a pair of scales were constructed and substantiated via Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) to serve the abovementioned purpose. As for the second phase, Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was utilized to shed light on any probable relationships among the independent variables and teacher success. The results indicated that, teachers who contextualize and emotionalize their instructional practices, enjoy an enhanced level of success. Moreover, it was revealed that, in the close competition between contextualization and emotionalization, contextualization was identified as a slightly better predictor of teacher success. Building upon the rather strong links between the sub-construct of contextualization and emotionalization, it was further inferred that, mutual juxtaposition of the two concepts contribute to teacher success. In the end, the results were discussed in the realm of English language education.
      PubDate: 2016-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
  • Neo-liberalism: Employability, and the Labor Market Mobility among
           Racialized Migrants- Canada's Study

    • Authors: Kon K Madut
      Pages: 128 - 151
      Abstract: The paper discusses the effect of political paradigm on the path of career development and the predicament of employment outcomes among racialized migrants in Canada. The study highlights challenge of retraining, skills development and access to Canadian work experience that meets neo-labor market demands. The study also examines how neoliberals’ interventions in market place, elimination of social services, and employment support programs have deterred labor force integration of the racialized migrants’ job seekers. In this Grounded Theory study (GT), participants have shared their experiences and challenges they have encountered form own perspectives. They shared stories about difficulties of finding suitable training and employment support programs within the current neo-liberalized labor market in Canada. The outcomes suggested that the rise of neoliberalism as noted in policies of social and employment services cuts, coupled with employment standard Acts reforms (ESA), have given employers more powers over hiring process which in many cases has nothing to do with candidate’s skills or qualifications. In this neo-political paradigm, the racialized migrants felt they have wasted most of their productive years searching for (1) training, mentorship or employment support programs that can facilitate effective transition to the labor force, and (2) dealing with challenges of improving unrecognized skills and qualification attained from countries of origin.
      PubDate: 2016-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
  • Challenges and Ways to Develop Insurance Industry in KSA Market

    • Authors: Maher Taib Toukabri, Hafedh Hedi Ibrahim
      Pages: 152 - 182
      Abstract: Psychology and ethnic play a central role within Saudi Arabia market. Thus, this editorial argues the cultural and emotion effects on the Saudi consumption of life insurance. Even thought, the present paper intend to understand the reasons of the slowly growth of the purchase of this product and how to increase its rate in the insurance portfolio? Subsequently, this study target to confirm the significant effects of religiosity, optimism, opinion leadership, emotional regulation on Saudi behavior to subscribe in life insurance. Data was collected from two samples. The first sample, count 210 respondents, worn to purify the measurement scales of the variables studied in the exploratory phase. The second sample was administered from belonging 654 policyholders in order to confirm the measures instruments, to verify the hypotheses, validate and re-specify the model. Thus, this study bears a theoretical interest for researchers and it is useful for practitioners in this sector.
      PubDate: 2016-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
  • Female University Students Respond to Gender Violence through Dialogic
           Feminist Gatherings

    • Authors: Lidia Puigvert
      Pages: 183 - 203
      Abstract: Within the framework of the "Free_Teen_Desire" research project led by the University of Cambridge and funded by the programme Marie Curie Actions[i], a survey was conducted. Vignette-Test data for 127 female university students (ages 18-27 years) in Spain reveals that the wish to hook up with a violent young man significantly decreases after a gathering on the topic of the Mirage of Upward Mobility, a successful programme elaborated in Dialogic Feminism (Butler, Beck & Puigvert, 2003). In the pre-test, 78.4% of the respondents stated that their female friends would like to hook up with a violent man at a party, while this percentage decreased to 38.5% when they responded concerning themselves. After the pre-test, there was a one-hour gathering and debate. The subsequent post-test revealed that only 48.8% of the respondents stated that their female friends would like to hook up with a violent man at a party, and 14.9% of the respondents made the same statement concerning themselves. The survey presented pictures of four men accompanied by a short explanation of their characters. The explanations of man 1 and man 3 included sentences that describe behaviours characterized as gender violence in previous international surveys (Banyard et al., 2005; Fisher, Cullen, & Turner, 1999; Gross et al., 2006; Kalof et al., 2001). The descriptions of man 2 and man 4 only included non-sexist behaviours. The data did not significantly change when we exchanged the pictures of man 2 and man 4 in the instrument with the pictures of the men with violent profiles and then administered the post-test. For different groups of respondents, the period between the pre-test and the gathering as well as between the gathering and the post-test were changed from fifteen minutes to one and two weeks. In all cases, we obtained similar results for the pre- and post-tests. However, additional research is required to demonstrate how long the effect of the gathering endures and to identify the processes that can increase or decrease the effect over time.
      [i]This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 659299.
      PubDate: 2016-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
  • War & Society, by Miguel A. Centeno & Elaine Enríquez

    • Authors: Josep Baqués
      Pages: 204 - 207
      PubDate: 2016-07-30
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016)
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