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Article No :  1

FINANCIAL PRIORITIES OF 4P’S BENEFICIARIES: AN ASSESSMENT USING FIRST BUCKET THEORY

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4P‟-s) is the version of conditional cash transfer program in the Philippines. The program‟s initial focus is on the conditions that the 4P‟s household beneficiaries need to comply in able to sustain the assistance. This study was conducted to assess the Financial Priorities of 4P‟s Beneficiaries in Lipa City, Philippines using First Bucket Theory.

Author : Arnold Q. Malaluan, Gleziel M. Malaluan, Regine T. Leyesa, Kathleen H. Malayba and Marissa H. Perez
Country : Philippines
Page No : 1-19

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COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS) UTILIZATION AND EFFECTIVENESS FOR TEACHING: HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVE

This study investigates the utilization and effectiveness of Course Management System (CMS) as perceived by higher education teachers at the university level in Bahrain. As this technological breakthrough creates impact to tertiary education, the researchers prompted to conduct this study to ascertain the extent of utilization and level of effectiveness CMS.

Author : Ronel M. Sapungan, Jennifer M. Dela Torre and Carla M. Buitre
Country : Philippines
Page No : 20-30

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Article No :  3

READING COMPREHENSION AS A DETERMINANT OF SCIENCE PERFORMANCE

The poor level of reading comprehension and its effect on the Science performance has been prevalent problem among the intermediate pupils. Hence, this study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of reading comprehension as determinant of Science performance in Lalud Elementary School, Calapan City Division.

Author : Ronel M. Sapungan, Mary Ann L. Gabor and Sunshine G. Rayos
Country : Philippines
Page No : 31-40

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Article No :  4

NURSES’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS NURSING RESEARCH

The main problem of this study was to examine the nurses’ attitudes towards nursing research in selected hospitals in Laguna. The study is anchored on the Donabedian’s structure-process-outcome framework. A convenience sample of (93) staff nurses and a purposive sample of (7) expert nurses answered Boothe’s Attitudes on Nursing Research Scale.

Author : John Mark Lingcon, RN, MAN
Country : Philippines
Page No : 41-55

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Article No :  5

PATIENT TURNOVER, NURSING WORKLOADS AND OUTCOMES OF CARE: ITS IMPACT TO QUALITY OF CARE

A descriptive non-experimental type of research was used to determine the patient turnover to nursing workloads through outcomes of care. The study was conducted from selected hospital in Laguna and was composed of (66) registered nurses as respondents selected through purposive sampling. Data were gathered through a survey questionnaire created from a round table discussion.

Author : John Mark Lingcon, RN, MAN and Cherryl L. Alinsub, RN, MAN
Country : Philippines
Page No : 56-67

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Article No :  6

WATER LEVEL SENSING AND WARNING DEVICE WITH SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) NOTIFICATION

The project development was designed for the benefits of the community, establishments and households living near lakes, seashore, river and those living in low lying areas where water can be easily built-up.

Author : Glenn A. Caraig, Apolinar B. Dimaala and Teddy G. Piamonte
Country : Philippines
Page No : 68-78

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Article No :  7

CONTRÔLE DE QUALITÉ DES IMIDAZOLÉS ANTIPARASITAIRES DISTRIBUÉS À BAFOUSSAM: ALBENDAZOLE, MEBENDAZOLE ET METRONIDAZOLE

En dépit des nombreux efforts déployés par les autorités de la santé pour lutter contre les faux médicaments, ceux-ci ne cessent de se développer à travers le monde, affectant principalement les pays en voie de développement. Communément appelés médicaments de la rue, ces produits sont surtout utilisés par les populations démunies. La modicité de leurs moyens financiers fait en sorte qu`ils pensent n`avoir pour tout recours que cette pharmacie de rue.

Author : Djoko Ernest, Ngamo Gislaine Et Tekam Jean Michel
Country : Cameroun
Page No : 79-90

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Article No :  8

DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCH COMPETENCY AMONG GRADE 12 STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS IN PADRE GARCIA

This research aims to identify the extent of exposure of senior high school students to research resources, to determine their research writing competence in various aspects of research, and to specify the relationship that exists between these two variables.

Author : Mary Rosbel C. Gajiran, Marie Rose F. Oesman, Clarissa O. Valencia and Ernesto C. Mandigma Jr
Country : Philippines
Page No : 91-104

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Article No :  9

EVALUATION OF ESR, CRP, RF AND ANTI-CCP LEVELS AS RISK FACTORS IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

The aim of the present study was to investigate the relation of some biochemical parameters like Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR), C- Reactive Protein (C-RP), Rheumatoid Factor (RF) and Anti-cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody (ACCP) with Rheumatoid Arthritis patients and controls in North Coastal Andhra Pradesh. A total of 100 samples (50 RA patients and 50 controls) were included in the present study by using Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay (ELISA) method.

Author : Uma Bharathi, H., Lakshmi Kalpana, V., Papa Kusuma, B. and Anuradha, A.
Country : India
Page No : 105-111

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Article No :  10

THE PREVALENCE OF PROSTATITIS AND BACTERIAL ISOLATE FROM PATIENT’S SEMEN IN OKIGWE AND UMUAHIA

The prevalence of Postatitis and bacterial isolates from patient’s semen was carried out in Okigwe L.G.A in Imo State and Umuahia North L.G.A in Abia State. The patients examined were those referred to Healing Cross Hospital Umuahia and God Heals Hospital Okigwe for Urological cases. A total of 1000 patients visited the two hospitals. Due to their ages and health challenges, those patients without urinary catheters and those below the age of 60 years were asked to produce their semen specimen.

Author : Onwuchekwa, E.C., Ogwuegbu, H.O., Umah, S.A. and Uranta, D.M.
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 112-117

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Article No :  11

DIRECTION AND EMERGING NEEDS OF THE OFFICE OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING AT BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY

This study aimed to assess the guidance services and activities of the Office of Guidance and Counseling that served as the basis for agenda for reform. The researcher used a descriptive research design. The instruments used were survey questionnaire, structured interview and analysis of pertinent documents.

Author : Alvin Ryan Alcantara Dizon
Country : Philippines
Page No : 118-130

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Article No :  12

CREDIT RISK MANAGEMENT AND LOAN PERFORMANCE: A CASE OF UMURENGE SACCOS IN KIGALI CITY, RWANDA

The study was conducted in SACCOs of Kigali city. The problem pertaining Financial/microfinance or saving and credit cooperatives in Rwanda is the non-performing loans, is that are found in those institutions. The objective of this study is to assess if there is a significant relationship between credits risk management and financial performance. Researcher assumes that there is a significant relationship between credits risk management and financial performance.

Author : Karekezi Jean Claude and Butera Edison
Country : Uganda
Page No : 131-146

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Article No :  13

WOMEN INVOLVEMENT IN EDUCATION MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE: A CASE STUDY OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION HEADQUARTERS-BASIC EDUCATION

The study used descriptive survey design. Data collection was done using semi structured questionnaires. The data collected was analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively using descriptive statistics with the help of Statistical Professional Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 2.0.

Author : Ribba Erick Omulo Muga, Makimii Jane Njoki, Litunya Peris Wanjiku, Theresia Mukanga Ndunda and John Tobias Ochieng Kalego
Country : Kenya
Page No : 147-157

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Article No :  14

SWEDISH WELFARE STATE AND ITS INDUSTRIALIZATION PROCESS, A LESSON FOR AFRICAN COUNTRIES

The Swedish Welfare State is generally regarded as a champion of social equality in a global sphere. This Swedish model is an invention of the „middle way” between the capitalism and socialism. The history of Swedish welfare state dates back to l890s, but in I990s. The Swedish welfare state was restructured because of the impact that stems from the economic crisis of the time followed by the effect of globalization.

Author : Jibril Ubale Yahaya
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 158-164

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Article No :  15

EXAMINING CALCULATOR USE IN THE MATHEMATICS CLASSROOM

Research evidence has shown that the use of calculators in instruction provides positive impact both on teachers’ and students’ outlook towards Mathematics teaching and learning respectively. Hence, this study examined the calculator use as assessed by 95 Elementary Education students of Batangas State University JPLPC-Malvar during the Second Semester of Academic Year 2015-2016.

Author : Nora V. Marasigan
Country : Philippines
Page No : 165-170

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Article No :  16

PERCEPTION OF FARMERS AND EXTENSION AGENTS ON EXTENSION SERVICES IN BO CITY KAKUA CHIEFDOM SOUTHERN SIERRA LEONE

Agricultural extension plays an important role in Agricultural and Rural Development of every nation. The success of Agricultural extension work depends on the performance of the extension agents. The purpose of this study is to examine the perception of farmers and extension agents on the status of Agricultural Extension in Bo City, Southern Sierra Leone.

Author : Saffa B. Massaquoi, Joseph B.A Kandeh, Mohamed P. Ngegba
Country : West Africa
Page No : 171-180

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Article No :  17

A POLITICAL PHILOSOPHICAL UNDERSTANDING OF JOSE P. LAUREL’S CONCEPT OF FILIPINISM: A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

This is a qualitative research attempts to study the works of Dr. Jose P. Laurel in his concept about Filipinism. The research attempts to determine the JPL’s political philosophy as foundation of Filipinism. It also aims to find out the works of JPL in Citizenship and Nationalism in order to attain his idea of Filipinism. Furthermore, it identify the different works of JPL as supported by other Nationalist in order to present his idea of Filipinism among the people whom he served.

Author : Alvin Ryan Alcantara Dizon, LPT, RPm
Country : Philippines
Page No : 181-189

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Article No :  18

IMPACT OF GRADED LEVELS OF PALM KERNEL CAKE (PKC) AS REPLACEMENT TO SOYBEAN ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF BROILER FINISHERS

The study was conducted to access the performance of broiler finishers fed graded levels of palm kernel cake (PKC) as replacement to soybean meal. A total of 120 four (4) weeks old commercial broilers of Marshal strain were used for this experiment. The birds were randomly assigned to four dietary treatments containing inclusion levels (T1, 0%), (T2, 5%), (T3, 10%) and (T4, 15%) of palm kernel cake (PKC) and (T1, 16%), (T2, 11%), (T3, 6%) and (T4, 1%) of Soybean meal (SBM) respectively, in a completely randomized design (CRD) experiment.

Author : Udeh, F.U., Onodugo, M.O. and Igugo, R.U.
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 190-196

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Article No :  19

INFANT AND CHILD MORTALITY IN KASHMIR

The present study is conducted to study the number of infant and child deaths in Kashmir valley since 2015-2017 and to compare the infant and child deaths in rural and urban Kashmir on the basis their Gender and Dwelling.

Author : Shazia Bashir, Muzamil Jan and Sobia Jan
Country : India
Page No : 197-205

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Article No :  20

SELF-EFFICACY AND SOCIAL SUPPORT PREDICTING JOB BURNOUT OF TEACHERS

The purposes of this research are: 1. to study the level of self-efficacy, social support, and job burnout in Thai teachers; 2. to study the relationship between self-efficacy and job burnout in teachers; 3. to study the relationship between social support and job burnout in teachers; 4. to predict job burnout with self-efficacy and social support.

Author : Soontaree Saksri (Ph.D.), Manop Chunin (Ph.D.) and Chatjutha Nokchan
Country : Thailand
Page No : 206-216

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Article No :  21

AN INVESTIGATION OF MOTIVATIONAL STRATEGIES PRACTICED BY JAPANESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (JFL) TEACHERS TO MOTIVATE STUDENTS IN LEARNING JAPANESE

This study attempted to analyze the use of specific motivational strategies for motivating students to learn Japanese language in secondary schools in Sri Lanka. The present study investigated in what extent the Japanese as a foreign language (JFL) teachers use motivational strategies and how often they use these strategies in their teaching practice. The sample consisted of 30 JFL teachers.

Author : Madhubashini Deldeniya, V., Ali Khatibi and Ferdous Asam, S.M.
Country : Malaysia
Page No : 217-225

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Article No :  22

ROLE OF ADULT EDUCATION IN ENHANCING WOMEN’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS IN KENEMA CITY, EASTERN SIERRA LEONE

The objectives of the study were to identify the specific training programmes of the adult education institutions studied and to determine how the training provided, enhances women’s socio-economic status. The population was estimated at 1027 subjects. The sample size was 62, selected from all target adult education institutions at the time of the investigation.

Author : Joe Diawo and Saffa B. Massaquoi
Country : West Africa
Page No : 226-236

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Article No :  23

MODELING HUMAN NEURAL NETWORK

The objective of this research study was modeling human neural network using mathematics concepts. A survey design approach was used. Purposive sampling approach was used. Formal Neuron and Perception are common models of human neural network. The Logical Functions such as NOT, and AND can also model the human neural network.

Author : Kassahun Tesfaye Agzew
Country : Ethiopia
Page No : 237-240

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Article No :  24

CROWN SHYNESS IN VARIOUS TREE SPECIES

This paper presents review on Crown shyness. This paper reviews hypotheses related to crown shyness and it tells about a possible connection between camphor and crown shyness. This review paper also gives information about canopy gaps and crown shyness. A recent study related with crown shyness is also introduced.

Author : Rishabh Hattimare
Country : India
Page No : 241-245

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Article No :  25

PROGRAMME QUALITY, STUDENTS’ SATISFACTION AND THEIR WORD-OF-MOUTH: IS THERE ANY RELATIONSHIP?

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships amongst programme quality, students satisfaction and their word of mouth of senior secondary students in central province, Sri Lanka. This study was used a structured questionnaire which was distributed amongst 410 secondary school students studied Biosystems Technology in Central province of Sri Lanka and selected using stratified random sampling method

Author : Katukurunda, K.G.W.K., Mohd Shukri Ab. Yajid., Ali Khatibi and Ferdous Azam, S.M.
Country : Malaysia
Page No : 246-265

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