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ISSN (Print) 2303-6850 - ISSN (Online) 1840-3719
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    • Authors: Oluwagbemiga Samson Ajayi
      Abstract: Academic procrastination has been described as a behaviour in which academic tasks such as preparing for exams, preparing term papers, administrative affairs related to school and duty of attendance are postponed till other time. Research findings have supported the fact that this habit occurs as a result of either failure in self-regulation (passive procrastination) or utilitarian purposes (active procrastination). This study therefore explored the prevalence of academic procrastination and prevalent type of procrastinators among the undergraduate students. It also examined the difference in academic self-efficacy of passive and active undergraduate procrastinators, and as well examined gender association between passive and active undergraduate procrastinators. It further determined gender difference in procrastinatory behaviour of university undergraduates. A descriptive survey design was adopted. A total of 200 undergraduate students randomly selected from five faculties from University of Ilorin constituted the sample size for this study. Three research instruments that were used to collect data for this study were College Academic Self-Efficacy Scale (CASES), Tuckman Academic Procrastination Scale (TAPS) and Active Procrastination Scale. Results revealed that 29.0% of the undergraduate students were procrastinators and 51.7% of the procrastinators were passive type. No significant difference was found in academic self-efficacy of passive and active procrastinators, t (56) = 1.038, p > .05, and gender was not significantly associated with passive and active undergraduate procrastinators, χ2 (n = 58) = 1.752, df = 1, p = .186. It was also found that no significant gender difference existed in procrastinatory behaviour of male and female university undergraduates, t (56) = .168, p > .05. This study concludes that most of the university undergraduates that engage in procrastinatory behaviour are passive in nature and neither academic self-efficacy nor gender of the students was a significant factor in their procrastinatory behaviour.
      PubDate: 2020-02-06
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v13i1.324
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2020)

    • Authors: Magdalena Nigoević, Nikolina Vukančić
      Abstract: The article describes the way in which the Italian daily newspapers represent and construct the image of Slavic ethnicity (EU member states only). The aim is to provide the general insight into the image the Italians have about the Slavic countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia) in order to observe whether there are some fixed patterns of presenting these countries/nations in Italian daily newspaper. For the purpose of this study, the corpus of newspaper articles containing terms related to the names of the countries involved in the analysis is used. Newspaper articles were obtained from the digital version of Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica and they include all the articles in the period of six months, i.e. from 1st June 2016 to 31st December 2016. Once the occurrences are identified, the categorical apparatus is established to analyse the articles according to the topic and the position within the article. The quantitative analysis was applied and the empirical results were presented.
      PubDate: 2020-02-05
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v13i1.335
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2020)

    • Authors: Selvira Draganović
      Abstract: Contemporary living is marked by powerful presence and all present use of new technologies. We might boldly state that people might not function well without new media. We heedlessly witness large part of contemporary adolescent’s social and emotional development occurring while on the Internet and on cell phones. Many parents and caregivers today use technology incredibly well and feel comfortable and capable with the programs and online venues that their children and adolescents are using. Nevertheless, some parents and adults are concerned about adolescent’s overuse of new media due to their potential risks and negative impact on adolescent’s psycho-social development. Some parents and caregivers may find it difficult to relate to their digitally savvy youngsters online for valid reasons. Such people may lack some basic understanding of adolescents and the new forms of socialization which is happening online, which are integral to their children's lives. Adolescent’s limited capacity for self-regulation and susceptibility to peer pressure make youth particularly vulnerable and at risk for various risks as they navigate and experiment with social media. Primary aim of this paper is to shed some light on adolescent’s online behavior and choices given their physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral characteristics and discuss potential negative and positive impact of new media on youth, family and social participation.
      PubDate: 2020-02-05
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v13i1.332
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2020)

    • Authors: Aydin Ozkan
      Abstract: Bosnia and Herzegovina has always been characterized by multiethnic and multi-religious diversity. Throughout the history Montenegrins, Serbs and Croats from neighboring countries have also naturally been connected with Bosnia and Herzegovina. This diversity was also enriched with the influence of great powers especially by the Ottoman Empire and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Very often internal diversity and interests of the great powers caused significant upheavals, wars, and migrations. For instance, the Austro-Hungarian Empire later attacked Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to invade it in 1697, 1737, 1788 and 1791. Eventually, the Berlin Treaty had enabled the Austro-Hungarian Empire to get the exclusive right to administer Bosnia and Herzegovina. Nevertheless, according to the Treaty, the region was still legally under the Ottoman State. After the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1908 the country’s administrative and political system, which significantly affected the position of Bosniaks. In particular, their political and religious status has been changed significantly. These developments also significantly affected and accelerated migration to Anatolia. During this turbulent period Hilmi Baba, a provincial scholar from Bosnia discussed whether the Muslims living in the region should immigrate to Anatolia. He also critically analyzed the impact of the reforms (tanzimat) in Bosnia. The main aim of this article is to make a contextual analysis of Hilmi Baba’s views, approaches, and works.
      PubDate: 2020-02-05
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v13i1.336
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2020)

    • Authors: Sourav Kumar Nag
      Abstract: My paper offers a reading of Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Matigari (1989) and investigates the use of the home space as a site of protest. It is the home space that Matigari struggles to retrieve in the novel. The journeys undertaken by Matigari are metaphorically interwoven with his journeys within-the journeys in the realm of memory. In Matigari (1989), Matigari’s search for a home space in the aftermath of the independence of an anonymous nation (identified as Kenya) culminates in the grim discovery of the neocolonial oppression that marks the collapse of the nationalist dreams. Hence, my main aim in this paper is to analyse the journeys undertaken by the characters in the novel, and in doing so, I will also try to explain the spatial politics that define these journeys.
      PubDate: 2020-01-16
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v13i1.316
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2020)
           CARCERAL WRITINGS (1895-1900)

    • Authors: Mohsen Gholami, Majid Yazdani
      Abstract: The present paper aims at sifting through Oscar Wilde’s carceral/post-carceral writings: De Profundis (1905), The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898), and The Daily Chronicle’s letters (1897-8) in order to pinpoint how Oscar Wilde’s literary voice, during incarceration, transformed from that of an aesthete, or a witty writer into an uncompromising prison reform activist, remaining actively engaged in mounting a propaganda tool against the desperate plight and hardship of the late nineteenth-century penal system, and accordingly, calling for the necessity of implementing major penal reformations as a retaliatory measure. The overriding question concerning this paper, therefore, will center on ‘How prison reformed Oscar Wilde’, and ‘How Oscar Wilde reformed prison’ from every conceivable angle to explore the fact that Oscar Wilde is worthy of consideration in the way in which he was affected in prison and solitary confinement and how he summoned strength to cope with the deprivations of prison life as well as implementing his recommendations to help reform prison, which were incorporated in the 1898 Prison Act.
      PubDate: 2020-01-16
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v13i1.317
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2020)

    • Authors: Aderonke Kofe Soetan, Amos Ochayi Onojah, Alli Silifat Oluwakemi, Aladesusi Gboyega Ayodeji, Aderogba Adenike Janet, Obielodan Omotayo Olabo
      Abstract: Indigenous instructional resources are the local or native resources which the teachers use to make abstract lessons more meaningful and understandable. However, lack of instructional resources and inappropriate utilization could contribute to poor performance of students. Therefore, this study investigated (i) the types of indigenous instructional resources that are available for basic technology (ii) if basic technology teachers use indigenous instructional resources (iii) influence of gender in using indigenous instructional resources by teacher in secondary school in Kwara State. The survey method was adopted, and data was collected using a researcher-design questionnaire to gather necessary information which inference was drawn from. The sample of this study was selected using the simple random sampling techniques. 312 respondents. The finding revealed that the available indigenous instructional resources are being utilized by basic technology teachers and there was no significant difference between male and female teacher utilization of indigenous instructional resources for teaching basic technology. The study concluded that indigenous instructional resources are being utilized by basic technology teachers in secondary school in Kwara State. This implies that lessons taught with the guide of indigenous instructional material arouse learners’ interest to understand what is been taught. It was therefore recommended that need to evolve policy actions that will increase access to indigenous instructional resources and actions to improve its quality.
      PubDate: 2020-01-16
      DOI: 10.21533/epiphany.v13i1.318
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2020)
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