SSHRA Newsletter – Vol. 3 Issue 1

//SSHRA Newsletter – Vol. 3 Issue 1

SSHRA Newsletter – Vol. 3 Issue 1

Newsletter Vol. 3 Issue 1

(December 2017 – March 2018)

Social Science & Humanities Research Association

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Dear SSHRA Members,

Thank you for your interest and support in our organization. We are happy to present the newsletter for our Association. Here are some of the glimpses of our current and upcoming endeavors.

Conferences Held

SSHRA has successfully organized following International conferences in the period of December 2017 – March 2018:

  • 14-15-Dec- 2017, Middlesex University Mauritius, Droopnath Ramphul, St. Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius 
  • 26- 27-Dec- 2017, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 19-20 Dec 2017,  Flora Grand Hotel, Near Al Rigga Metro Station, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 17- 18-Feb- 2018,  Flora Grand Hotel, Near Al Rigga Metro Station, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Eurasia Research International Conference began with opening remarks by Honourable Keynote speaker highlighting the main context on Social Issues.

The main aim of this conference was:

  •         To discuss latest challenges/researches being faced by the Society regarding Social Issues
  •          Generating academic and professional relationships
  •          Boosting morale and confidence of researchers in an international platform
  •          Networking among the participants
  •          Providing a holistic experience of academic tourism

Our worthy Keynote speakers open up the conference enlightening participants with their speech.

Here is the List of keynote speakers who participated in our conferences:

Keynote Speaker of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Mauritius, 2017
Dr. Swaleha Peeroo
(Department Of Management, Faculty of Business And Management, University Des Mascareignes, Pamplemousses, Mauritius)

Keynote Speaker Eurasia Research International Conference held at Bangkok, Thailand, 2017.
Arash Groyan
(Member of theater and casting group of Adamak, Iran)

Keynote Speaker of Eurasia research International Conference held at Bangkok, Thailand, 2017
Sorasak Tang Thong
(Assistant Dean for International Affairs, Faculty of Administration and Management, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang, Thailand)

Keynote speaker of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Dubai, UAE, 2017
Prof. Taramol.K.G.
(Assistant Professor, Economics, School of Business, Manipal University Dubai, UAE)

Keynote speaker of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Dubai, UAE, 2017
Aleksander Aristovnik
(Faculty Of Administration, University Of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Keynote speaker of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Dubai, UAE, 2018
Dr. Anna Czyz (Plenary Speaker)
(Doctor of Philosophy in Pedagogy, Pedagogical University of Cracow Cracow, Poland)

In order to Promote Young Researchers, Eurasia Research International conferences, Provides Young Research Scholarship in the form of full Registration fee waiver to participate in such events.
Here is our List of Young Research Scholars who participated in our conference:
Young Research Scholar of Eurasia Research International Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, 2017.
Sucheta Agarwal
(Research Scholar, DOMS, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India)Paper Title: Managing organization effectiveness through E-Human Resource Management tool- E-learning: Indian cases

Abstract: Purpose: This study has explored the concept of electronic human resource management (e-HRM) and its application especially focuses on electronic learning (e-learning) supported by the qualitative explanation.
Methodology: The data was collected from three organizations (banking industry, garment industry, and educational institute) of India through interview approach and prepare the multiple case studies for examination the purpose of the study.
Findings: E-HRM lead to increase the efficiency and productivity of the employees which facilitated by e-learning process.
Originality/value: It provides the future direction to the researchers for exploring this concept empirically. A further longitudinal study is also required to examine the difference between work attitude of generation X and generation Y.

Keywords: e-learning, electronic human resource management, interview approach, multiple case studies, India

Young Research Scholar of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Dubai, December 2017
Kashif Anwar
(Masters of Business Administration, Amity University Dubai Campus)

Paper Title: Managing organization effectiveness through E-Human Resource Management tool- E-learning: Indian cases

Abstract: Learning is a remarkably complex process that is influenced by a variety of factors. Observational learning, also referred to as modeling or social learning, occurs by observing, retaining, and replicating behavior seen in others. This phenomena is also applicable in the virtual world as social media is massive, full of information and resources which makes it ideal for promoting meta cognitive processes, active learning, and connectivism; all of which aids in attention, retention, reproduction, and motivation. This primary research was driven by the fact that today’s learning environment has significantly expanded and individuals no longer have to simply adapt to what has been learnt but now have the ability to expand their learning terrain by pushing the boundaries of the traditional social learning environment. Hence, the limitations of Bandura’s model in the virtual learning environment led to devising of new elements of learning, namely symbolic, interaction, non linear and construct/deconstruct. Data was collected on the social media activities of respondents using questionnaire survey method and analyzed using SPSS v. 20 to assess which model, from among social learning theory and social media learning theory, leads to better learning by social media users.

Keywords: social learning, symbolic, interaction, connectivism, non linear, construct/deconstruct

Young Research Scholar of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Dubai, December 2017
Fatima Siddiqui
(JRF at the University of Lucknow, UP, India)

Paper Title: Framework Development For Social Learning On Social Media Using Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Abstract: Learning is a remarkably complex process that is influenced by a variety of factors. Observational learning, also referred to as modeling or social learning occurs by observing, retaining, and replicating behavior seen in others. This phenomenon is also applicable in the virtual world as social media is massive, full of information and resources which makes it ideal for promoting metacognitive processes, active learning, and connectivism; all of which aids in attention, retention, reproduction, and motivation. This primary research was driven by the fact that today’s learning environment has significantly expanded and individuals no longer have to simply adapt to what has been learnt but now have the ability to expand their learning terrain by pushing the boundaries of the traditional social learning environment. Hence, the limitations of Bandura’s model in the virtual learning environment led to devising of new elements of learning, namely symbolic, interaction, non linear and construct/deconstruct. Data was collected on the social media activities of respondents using questionnaire survey method and analyzed using SPSS v. 20 to assess which model, from among social learning theory and social media learning theory, leads to better learning by social media users.

Keywords: Social Learning, Symbolic, Interaction, Connectivism, Non Linear, Construct/Deconstruct

Young Research Scholar of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Dubai, December 2017
Adeniran Adetayo Olaniyi
(Department Of Transport Management Technology, Federal University Of Technology, Akure, Nigeria)

Paper Title: Perception Of Ground Marshallers Towards The Acceptance Of Visual Docking Guidance System In Nigeria’s’ Airport

Abstract: This study has examined the perception of ground marshallers towards the acceptance of Visual Docking Guidance System in Nigeria airport. With the increasing volume of air traffic worldwide and the need for information technological development, it has become essential to develop systems that will properly manage ground movement of aircraft in the airport. This is needed to improve safety and operational efficiency. Furthermore, the study is a descriptive research and the sampling technique is a purposive sampling. The sampling itself is an incidental sampling. The research covered 20 respondents whom are ground marshallers in Murtala Muhammed international Airport, Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, and Ilorin International Airport. It was revealed that there is relationship between the knowledge of ICT and technophobia; there is relationship between the education level of respondent and the likely acceptance the system; and there is relationship between the respondents’ knowledge of ICT and the likely acceptance the system. In-depth training or periodical exposure of ground marshallers to ICT and technology usage will minimize various believes on technophobia and enhance acceptance of technological innovations most especially at the airport.

Keywords: Ground Marshallers, Airport, Visual Docking Guidance System, and Information Communication Technology

Young Research Scholar of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Dubai, December 2018
Renu Raj
(PhD Researcher in English Literature from Kerala, India)

Paper Title: A Feminist Reading on Select Short Stories of Urmila Pawar’s

Abstract: Through this study, I would like to explain the distressing effects of the caste system on the social and cultural status of dalit women. My present study is an attempt to highlight the harsh reality of struggle, suppression and suffering of dalit women which they face in their day-to-day life and how they come up in life overcoming all these hindrances. Dalit women are the victims of triple oppressions of caste, class and gender. These are the key factors for their discrimination, humiliation and subjugation. They are sidelined by patriarchal structures, the whole society and by their respective family and community. So that, dalit women are subjected to violence, inhuman living conditions and discrimination which deny them to have better choices, opportunities, and freedom in every walks of their life. Before I discuss my topic in detail, a brief account of the caste system in India and the general situation of Dalit women are given.

 

In each, Eurasia Research International conference, best paper award is given to best researches. In Social Science and Humanities Research Association (SSHRA),

The best paper award is given to the participants with best scholarly paper submitted and presented at the conference.

Best Paper of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Mauritius, 2017
Dikeledi Moremi
(Department of Psychology, School of Medicine, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University,Pretoria, South Africa)

Paper Title: Support Required Among Adolescent Ovc Who Are Coping With Grief

Abstract: A descriptive cross-sectional research design was used to examine the experiences of grief and support needs among adolescent OVC. Following a purposive sampling method, 432 participants were selected from various secondary schools in the Western District of Tshwane, South Africa. The selected participants completed questionnaires on biographical information, Inventory of complicated grief (ICG) and aspects of social support. Data obtained was analysed using the ANOVA and ANCOVA analysis methods. Results showed that the experience of grief was significantly different among the various groups of adolescent OVC. Significant differences were also identified among the three groups in relation to perceived aspects of support including availability of emotional support from family, community support during the week of the funeral, parental receipt of medical treatment from the health care facilities and need to take part is support groups that attempt to find solutions to problems. ANCOVA analysis further revealed that elevated levels of grief were predictable based on certain aspects of perceived support. In conclusion, the findings of the study have showed that adolescent OVC experience varying levels of grief. The established differences were also associated with perceptions regarding the availability of support from family members, peers and community members. It is therefore recommended that availability of support (from families, friends and the community) should be emphasised in the intervention strategies designed to help adolescent OVC in resolving their grief.

Keywords: Adolescent OVC, Grief, Perceived aspects of support, HIV/AIDS

Best Paper of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Mauritius, 2017
Freda Van Der Walt
(Department of Business Management, Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa)

Paper Title: Knowledge And Practical Competence Of Motor Vehicle Accident And Claims Administration In The Sandf

Abstract: A preliminary investigation into motor vehicle accident and claims administration found that financial losses were incured due to ineffective motor vehicle accident administration in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The reasons attributed for this occurrence indicated a need to develop a questionnaire in order to assess the knowledge and practical competence of SANDF employees working with motor vehicle accident and claims administration. The sample consisted of 101 military drivers which were employed at military units in the Northern Cape and North West provinces of South Africa. The results of the study showed that the sample had some knowledge and practical competence regarding motor vehicle accident and claims administration. However, it will be to the advantage of the SANDF if employees improve their knowledge and practical competence regarding motor vehicle accident and claims administration. Should the current ineffective manner in which vehicle administration is done within the SANDF not improve, it may impact negatively on the financial status of this state department.

Best Paper of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Bangkok, Thailand, 2017
Aisha Al-Qadi
(Medill School Of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications,Northwestern University In
Qatar, Doha-Qatar)

Paper Title: Rhetorical Strategies and Publics Understanding in Qatar’s Science Majlis

Abstract: There are a few ways the publics in Qatar can learn and engage in science informally. One of them is through the Science Majlis. The Science Majlis is a recurring publics science meeting initiated by Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI) in April 2015. It was later organized by Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) starting in January 2017. The meeting was open to all and took place every third Wednesday of the month in a café when QEERI organized it and later in Education City when HBKU held it. The language of discussion used was primarily English but Arabic was also allowed. The gathering had a very informal structure: a 10-minute introduction by a QEERI scientist followed by a discussion session.
This paper aims to explain the underlying assumptions of the speakers when they delivered the information, some of the rhetorical strategies they used and how these two factors influenced how participants understood the topics discussed. Using data gathered from participant observation of the Science Majlis gatherings and interviews with some of the Majlis participants, I analyze that there was a balance between speakers who used the deficit model of disseminating information and those who used the dominant model. Some thought that the audience already had a basic understanding of the topic (dominant model) while others thought the audience lacked the knowledge (deficit model). These different assumptions affected the way the speakers delivered their information and also influenced the way the audience understood the topic. Also, I note that the Science Majlis participants interacted based on two things: relatability and unfamiliarity of the topic. The audience participated when the topic resonated with them and also when it was something they partially did not understand. My paper will analyze the rhetorical strategies used and how the audience understood the topics.

Best Paper of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Bangkok, Thailand, 2017
David Bell
(Department Of Sociology And Anthropology, St. John Fisher College,Rochester, New York, USA)

Paper Title: How Global is Global Health?: Cross-cultural Perspectives on Globality in Both Global Health and Anthropology

Abstract: Global health is a field that has developed tremendously since the beginning of the 21st century, in step with processes of globalization and developments of digital and social media. While attention to this academic field prior to the 21st century generally refers to “international health”, the difference between “international” and “global” health is more than a simple question of historical development through globalization and inclusiveness. Greater familiarity and critical inquiry suggest a complicated interaction between localized communities, political jurisdictions, and international or transnational approaches to health promotion and healthcare. In this context, important questions emerge on the nature of “globality”, whose interests such a concept serves, how it evolves, potential for multiple “globalities”, and what degree of interpretation and variation ultimately becomes permitted under the label of such a perspective.
This paper examines theoretical assumptions related to global health, drawing from separate but interrelated histories involving both anthropology and international health. Research objectives and methodology include review of cross-cultural approaches to global health and how these approaches intersect with those of cultural anthropology. Findings suggest that similar yet distinct historical backgrounds involving colonialist mentalities draw together approaches to globality within both disciplines, and defining universal academic utility amid critique for power differential remains a bilateral challenge for further developments. Global health increasingly must incorporate concerns for social justice and preventive health infrastructure, which draw upon political-economic infrastructure and underlying issues of inequity. Research outcomes highlight variability in conceptions of “global health”, and the need for “globality” to be recognized as a perspective grounded by key features yet still open to localized interpretation. Finally, future scope of this research involves discussion of both cultural anthropology and global health as sites of key intercultural exchange, in which even core principles and foundational ideas are open to challenge.

Key Words: Global health, international health, critical medical anthropology, cultural construction, hegemony

Best Paper of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Dubai, UAE 2017
Georgia Ann Benny
(Department Of Sociology St. Teresas College Ernakulam Kochi India, St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam, Kochi, India)

Paper Title: Divorce Among Catholics- A Sociological Analysis

Abstract: Separation and Divorce terminate the social and legal contract of marriage and result in the break-up of the family. Divorce rates have become the modern equivalent of Durkheim’s suicide rates, in as much as they are treated as the measure of the stability of family life and ultimately a measure of social cohesion. Instability in the family leads both to personal instability and social instability. Divorce has therefore occupied a particularly significant place in the study of contemporary social problems not only it has been seen as a problem in itself, but because it has been seen as giving rise to a host of other difficulties. Divorce is seen to have generated a new psychology in which the younger generation “fail” to recognize that they have to work at relationships to make them last and that much self sacrifice is required to maintain it.
Scriptures in Christianity teaches that “What God has joined together, let man not separate.” Divorce in Christianity is not an option except in specific situations. Catholic Theology

Key Words: Divorce, Annulment, Catholics, Kochi, Religion

Best Paper of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Dubai, UAE 2018
Rasa Balte-Balciuniene
(HAI. LT, Lithuania)

Paper Title: Impact of Images on Consciousness and Creativity of Youth

Abstract: Many countries recently struggle with negative behaviour and lack of creativity amongst youth. HAI.LT findings show that this is influenced by IMAGES that are transmitted through media and modern art. Research of student entry works to the Film and Media Studies shows that ideas of scenarios chosen, images of characters created directly relate to the most popular movies, TV shows and commercials at that time. Observations at one of the modern art exhibitions illustrate that destructive images lead to genuine resistance among children and youngsters tough are to be accepted with all their destructive effects due to external pressures. An experiment made in one of the biggest art museums of the world show that art have impact to physical and emotional status of people. HAI.LT findings suggest that behaviour and creativity issues of youth can be challenged by exposing youth more to the positive images of highest art and developing image-consciousness in order to control reactions to the negative images of media and modern art.

We are interested in partnerships for image research and development of preventive educational programs.

Best Paper of Eurasia Research International Conference held at Dubai, UAE 2018
Ozlem Ozdemir
(Business School, Loughborough University, London, UK)

Paper Title: You do not have only sons…Stop primogeniture

Abstract: Family owned and controlled businesses, which may be owned, controlled or operated by various family members, account for an enormous percentage of global employment, revenues and GDP. Although the majority of well-known companies are family owned, research indicates that unfortunately, only thirty percent of family businesses survive to the second generation. Therefore, successful transfer of the business to the next generation is an important issue for the family business literature. However, although succession is a vital issue for FOBs, the process is unfortunately very gender biased in most societies, with boys being generally favoured over girls so daughters are always excluded as candidates and other women are seldom considered as successors in family businesses. In many cases, especially in certain cultures, female members of the next generation are not even perceived as a viable option. Even in today’s rapidly changing business climate, primogeniture continues to dominate the value system of family businesses.
Primogeniture is an accepted approach to family business succession planning; daughters are only considered for family business succession when all descendants are female or the daughter is the first born. Therefore, this study aims to identify the reasons behind the primogeniture in Turkish FOBs. The objectives of the study were to examine the influence of culture on primogeniture and to examine the daughters’ exclusion issues in FOBs. In this research study, an interpretivist methodology was adopted to explore, interpret and to understand meanings of knowledge. Qualitative data were gathered via in-depth open-ended interviews with 20 male FOB owners and 20 daughters working at their FOB with their fathers.
This study investigated daughters’ succession in FOBs in Turkey, a developing country where women are less likely than men to engage in entrepreneurial activities and show that gendered norms are still considered when choosing the successor, in other words, primogeniture still dominates the family business succession process. Although national culture still affects how people act and think, one of the main implications of this study is that national culture does not affect everybody similarly in the same culture or business. More specifically, a FOB owner’s characteristics are more likely to determine whether employees can accept his daughter as a successor.

Key Words: woman entrepreneurship, primogeniture, family business, gender, culture.

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