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Research Article Volume 3 Issue 3
Abstract: Globally, the new direction of many hospitals is to use the views of patients as a part of the feedback process in order to meet the expected service of users. The aim of the study is to examine patients' perception of quality of service performed by healthcare professionals at the Kingston Public and the Victoria Jubilee Hospitals in Jamaica. A cross sectional survey was conducted of 357 randomly selected patients who were admitted to a ward and subsequently discharged for home between January and April, 2018.
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Review Article Volume 3 Issue 2
Abstract: The concept of culture is central to cross cultural psychology. This paper examines the evolutionary roots of human culture through examining the similarities and differences between human and non-human primates. After discussion of the meaning of the term culture, I present evidence that it is to be found in non-human primates with a focus upon chimpanzees.
Abstract: This study was conducted using quantitative method to evaluate the classroom management strategies employed by teachers in twenty secondary schools in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica. It has been a primary concern for teachers since there have been teachers in the classroom. A lack of classroom management affects both the teacher and the students. Studies show that some form of intervention makes a positive impact on teachers, students, and the whole school climate.
Research Article Volume 3 Issue 2
Abstract: In 1885, the nineteenth-century Haitian lawyer, statesman, anthropologist, and Egyptologist, Joseph Antenor Firmin (1850-1911), published his work, De l'egalite des races humanines (The Equality of the Human Races) as a rebuttal to Arthur de Gobineau's, "Essai sur l' inegalite des races (An Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races). In this article I argue that Firmin's critique of western anthropology is not a vindication for afrocentrism as expressed in the works of afrocentric scholars like Molefi Kete Asante and others.
Review Article Volume 3 Issue 1
Abstract: Locke's publication "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding"  may mark the first modern elaboration of the definition of the human mind as born without innate ideas so that any knowledge is determined only by experience: "Let us then suppose the mind to be, as we say, white paper, void of all characters, without any ideas; how comes it to be furnished? Whence comes it by that vast store, which the busy and boundless fancy of man has painted on it with an almost endless variety? Whence has it all the materials of reason and knowledge? To this I answer, in one word, from EXPERIENCE; in that all our knowledge is founded, and from that it ultimately derives itself".
Abstract: This paper aims at analyzing precarity as an existential condition that is structural and that permeates one's affective environment. The uncaring rules of contemporary public management and their competitive spirit produce a sense of widespread precarity. This paper explores the effects of this sense of precarity on subjectivities, specifically in relation to those operating in domains with a caring mission, such as social work or university education and research, where burnout, depression and exhaustion, due to trying to comply with new rules, often occurs.
Book Review Article Volume 3 Issue 1
Abstract: Written by Mohd. Ghazali Mohayidin and Habibah Rohany, the writing of this book focuses on the systematic use of plantation management systems, especially on matters relating to storing records such as balance sheets, income statements to facilitate those involved with farm management to make an analysis of the profits or efficiency of farm management that during this is ignored. Each reader of this book is either a student at a higher education center, an agricultural officer, an expansion agent, an estate manager or a farmer who owns small plantations individually or in groups is expected to benefit from this book.
Opinion Volume 3 Issue 1
Abstract: The African Union agreed in January 2012 to develop the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). It took eight rounds of negotiations, beginning in 2015 and lasting until December 2017, to reach an agreement. This is a historic pact which has been almost four decades in the making, and it represents a major progress for African integration and unity. The AfCFTA was signed by 44 African nations in Kigali on March 21, 2018, under the theme: "Creating one African Market.
November 23, 2018 Volume 2 Issue 2
Abstract: Written by Mohd. Azhar Abd. Hamid, Mohd. Koharuddin Balwi and Muhamed Fauzi Othman, nanotechnology is an experiment that uses atoms or individual molecules as a very small machine component, and measured using nanometers. In other words, nanotechnology is a material and system science along with structures and components that feature physical, chemical and biological repairs. It is in nano-scale scale (1-100 nm). Nanotechnology research in the 1990s focused on testing molecular structure and refining atoms using a scanning copy microscope.
Research Article Volume 2 Issue 2
Abstract: The aim of our research is to know statistically prevalence and types of aggressive behaviour against school, but in public spaces (on the way from home to school/college, and college/school to home), while there is own voice to the school (victims and perpetrators) with what we understand we study the problem from a new perspective.
Review Article Volume 2 Issue 2
Abstract: This paper aims to overcome a culture of silence and shame that persists not only within traditional communities but among development professionals, by showing how traditional cultural views and practices that are derogatory towards menstruation are not only a violation of human rights that perpetuates women subordination but also a serious development problem that needs to be addressed.
Review Article Volume 2 Issue 1
Abstract: Anthropologists have been interested for many years on the study of food and eating. Through studies of foods we, the author of the review also an anthropologist, have been able to bring to light social and cultural processes, particular cultural meaning as well as the understanding of economic and political dynamics. Vega chooses to present the relevance of coffee in the development of the Costa Ricans' creation of their symbolic identity by showing how coffee from early years after its being planted there integrates family and later on social life.
Research Article Volume 2 Issue 1
Abstract: This quantitative study was designed to identify and manage factors contributing to interpersonal conflicts between principals and teachers in Secondary Schools in Bermuda. The study also explores the effects of interpersonal conflict on student achievement and on school success, and suggests conflict management strategies and measures that can be adopted to enhance and maintain positive and productive interpersonal relationships between principals and teachers.
Short Note Volume 2 Issue 1
Abstract: Moving from an initial position of rejection of, or at least scepticism about, the sense of bringing together fiction and anthropology, the author, consonant with (by now well known) developments in the history of anthropology, recounts how for a number of reasons she unexpectedly changed her mind. She uses a case study from her own writing and experience to illustrate the relevance, insights, complexities and still-difficult issues of the relationship, taking us to the heart of anthropological theory.
Abstract: With the pace of rapid urbanization, people not only live in cities, but in increasingly larger cities, resulting in major changes in daily living and public health conditions. Nation states have made enormous strides in their efforts to improve their population's health conditions, from prenatal care and immunization to hospital care, extending life spans previously thought unimaginable.
Abstract: Social deviance continues to be a challenge in our world, including Caribbean societies. Some people feel that such behaviours should be tackled by corporal punishment, and this is primarily a product that is taken from their socialization. But, there is an issue that we still have not resolved which is rooted in the questions; does violence begets violence? and what are the dynamics of employing those measures in our educational institutions? Within the Jamaican educational space, school personnel in some secondary schools continue this ancient belief that the way to address deviant behaviours is still through corporal punishment.
Research Article Volume 1 Issue 1
Abstract: Agony can be defined as the preciding stage to death, in those situations where life is gradually extinguished. So that, agony is characterized by the cese of the vital functions.
Commentary Volume 1 Issue 1
Abstract: This article contains texts extracted from the correspondence between an enthusiastic, newly-degreed sociologist, and an elderly one. In the past, the enthusiastic-sociologist was an engineering student, and as such, he used to underestimate the social sciences.
Review Article Volume 1 Issue 1
Abstract: The beginning of the genus Homo is not easy to be characterized, because its fossil remains are few and often quite fragmented. In addition, the recent discoveries relating to this topic, provided from Eastern and South Africa, and Dmanisi in Georgia has brought more debate because are founded on different explanatory views.
Abstract: The paper deals with one of the urgent and complex problems, namely the importance for personnel departments and recruiting agencies to use the achievements of acmeology in the sphere of professional activity.
Abstract: Enhanced learning technologies (TEL), including augmented and immersive virtual reality environments, achieve a new way of assessing the subjects of 3D modelling. In the case of Multimedia or Architecture studies, these options allow professionals and students to explain their proposal more fully to the final users.