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Archive 2011

Time table of  IJFPSS  Publication (Quarter)  4 Issue per year

 

Year 2011,Vol.1 March,Vol.2 June,Vol.3 Sep ,Vol.4 Dec

 

Vol.1 No1.Sep. 2011

 

 

Afsaneh Ghanbari-Panah11,2,3*, Haji Mohamed Shariff 2, Parisa Tajalli3 , Elham G. Ashtiani4
The study of some individual and social factors on risk health behaviors (RHB) among university students

 

ABSTRACT
This research investigated effect of Individuals and social factors on Risk Health Behaviors (RHB) among university students. A total of 700 students were randomly selected from IAU, Tehran-Iran. The instrument used to collect data was a survey questionnaire that designed based on The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) by researchers. In this research, we evaluated rate of (RHB) based on gender, ethnic status, and marital status among students. The result of the study indicated that there are differences between RHB among study groups in this research.View Article

 

Attrac Abduljalil Sarli * , Huam Hon Tat
ting consumers by finding out their psychographic traits

 

ABSTRACT
Psychographic segmentation is a crucial strategy on target markets. It is considerable to find out and implement based on consumers’ needs and wants which are changing by socio-economic factors and new technologies as well. The aim of this article is to investigate on preliminary studies about psychographic variables and segmentation as a strategy. Consumers are surrounded by product or service offerings at the markets that each of them has own pros and cons for communicating with the consumers’ psychographic traits. In addition, marketers distinguish the consumers who have similarity and differences as segments for better selling and more profitable product or service on target markets. Therefore, knowing consumers and considering their desires are precisely issues on marketing strategies.View Article

 

P. Tajalli1*, HA. Hooman2, GH A. Afrooz3, B. Ghobariband3
A comparison of coping strategies used by mothers of children with/without ADHD

 

ABSTRACT
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequent psychiatric disorders of childhood. In fact, having a child with ADHD is correlated with significant increases in the amount of stress that parents experience. It was hypothesized that coping strategies would be different between mothers of children with/without ADHD. The purpose of this study was to determine whether coping strategies differ in the two mother groups. Fifty Iranian mothers of children aged between 6 to 12 participated in this study (25 mothers of children with ADHD and 25 mothers of children without ADHD). For assessing coping strategies, ways of coping questionnaire (WOCQ) by Folkman and Lazarus (1988) was administered on subjects. T. test was used for analyzing data. Our data show only one of the coping strategies- problem solving- employed were significantly different between two groups. This strategy was more commonly used among mothers of children without ADHD.View Article

 

Reena George
Fostering Generic Skills through Participatory Learning Strategies

 

ABSTRACT
Developing approaches to foster Generic Skills in the workplace and in training organizations has kindled much enthusiasm among the international fraternity of educators. Learner-centered approaches like experiential learning and problem-based learning resulted from researches in this direction. Developing specific programs which focus on a particular generic skill, using authentic experiences as much as possible to help people learn or reflect on their skills and teaching through participatory learning strategies, helps the development of generic skills. Participatory Learning helps to foster personal, educational and professional growth of the learner. The objective of Participatory Learning is to provide a more conducive learning environment wherein the students shoulder an active role in the learning process. In participatory learning, the classroom environment is issue-based and democratic thereby facilitating student-centered pedagogies. The strategies of participatory learning involve approaches which put students at the center of the learning process as well as the society. Through participatory learning strategies the acquisition of generic skills becomes more enjoyable, meaningful and exciting. The purpose of the study was to explore the possibilities of fostering Generic Skills among student teachers through Participatory Learning. The generic skills among student teachers were assessed using the Generic Skills Inventory. The findings of the study revealed significant difference between Traditional Learning Strategies and Participatory Learning Strategies in developing Generic Skills among student teachers. The study recommends the adoption of Participatory Learning Strategies in fostering Generic Skills.View Article

 

M. Nasir Z. A., M. S. Mustaffa*, R. Ahmad
The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence With Skills Competency And Personal Development Among Counselling Teachers In Kulaijaya District, Johor

 

ABSTRACT
This study was conducted to identify the relationship between the level of emotional intelligence (self awareness, self control, self motivation, empathy and social skills) with skill competency and personal development of secondary school counseling teachers in Kulaijaya district, Johor. This study used a case study design with study sample consists of 52 counseling teachers were selected as respondents. This study was carried out quantitatively by using a questionnaire as an instrument to obtain data. The study showed that the majority of respondents have a moderate level of emotional intelligence (3.41), while the level of skills competency and personal development is at a high level (4.93). In addition, the relationship of emotional intelligence (self awareness, self control, self motivation, empathy and social skills) with the skills competency has a medium strong significant relationship (0.65). Meanwhile a relationship of emotional intelligence (self awareness, self control, self motivation, empathy and social skills) with personal development also has a strong moderate significant relationship (0.67). Implications of the study found out that in an effort to improve the quality of guidance and counseling services in schools, the high command of emotional intelligence should be strengthened in order to increase the skills competency and personal development among counseling teachers.View Article

 

Vol.1 No2.Dec 2011

 

Roya Koochak Entezar, Nooraini Othman, Azlina Binti Mohd Kosnin, Afsaneh Ghanbari Panah

Relation between Emotional Intelligence and Forgiveness with Marital Satisfaction

 

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to explore the relation between emotional intelligence and forgiveness with marital satisfaction. The sample of this research was 200 Iranian married couples whom were randomly selected for investigation. SPSS was used to analyze the data. All respondents completed questionnaires which comprised of 3 parts (Marital Satisfaction, Enrich; Forgiveness family questionnaire, FFS; Bar-on Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire and EIQ). The research shows that there are significant relation between emotional intelligence and marital satisfaction as well as significant relation between forgiveness and marital satisfaction. So the hypothesis 4 and 6 were confirmed, but based on the finding of this research the hypothesis 1, 2, 3 and 5 were not confirmed. View Article

 

Farshid Movaghar Moghaddam, Abu Bakar Bin Abdul Hamid, Siti Zaleha Abdul Rasid, Hassan Darestani
The Influence of Export Marketing Strategy Determinants on Firm Export Performance: A Review of Empirical literatures Between 1993-2010

 

ABSTRACT
The growing of global trade and sales activity in the global market cause the increasing attention to the variables effect on firm export performance. However, despite a lot published about determinants of firm export performance, the literatures are characterized by the lack of consensus among researchers as to what constitutes export marketing strategy of firm export performance. As a result, this study reviews the articles published between 1993 and 2010 assesses the effect of export marketing strategy elements on firm export performance. Based upon a comprehensives and systematic literature study, a synthesized model which can be apply for understanding export marketing strategy influence on export to enhance the firm export performance will be eventually designed. In this study the export marketing strategy are classified to price strategy, product strategy, promotion strategy, place strategy. Later, the results of previous studies about detailed analysis on dimensions of export marketing strategy and the relationship between export marketing strategy and firm export performance are mentioned. In addition, a proposed conceptual framework is developed for the researchers who are interested to evaluate this issue in further research. View Article

 

Wan Khairuzzaman Wan Ismail, Hassan Darestani, Maziar Azimzadeh Irani
Quality excellence model: A review of researches in Developing countries

 

ABSTRACT
There have been fundamental changes in management since 1950, and these changes are still affecting enterprises around the glob. Quality as the main issue of these changes has received special consideration. The European foundation for quality management (EFQM) was established in 1988 in order to achieve quality leadership and continuous improvement. EFQM is a model which is designed for all kinds of organization and with utilizing self assessment as a strategic tool helps companies to identify their weaknesses, strengths and areas of improvement. This paper reviews some of the studies conducted in developing countries about applying EFQM in enterprises with special attention to small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs). The main purpose of this study is to find whether EFQM model have been successful in building winning and efficient organizations in developing countries. Due to the situation of global market and competitive environment, SMEs in developing countries realized that they need to have a proper quality model in order to recognize their weaknesses and strengths, and the areas of their improvement to be able to compete in the international market. The results indicates EFQM gives better outcome for private organizations in comparison with public organizations and the best excellence model which fits developing countries’ SMEs is EFQM model.View Article