Assessment of the Problems of Teaching English Language at Junior Secondary Schools in Katsina State, Nigeria (Published)
Teaching English as a second language is not as easy as some think. In this study, an attempt is made to identify the problems militating against successfull teaching of English language at junior secondary schools in Katsina State, Nigeria. The problems are categorised as psychological, linguistic and pedagogical. The method used in the study is the descriptive survey design. Sixty Eight public, private and community schools across the educational zones were used, involving 210 teachers and 384 students. Two sets of questionnairs, one for teachers and the other for students were used to collect data. The data collected was analysed by means of frequency counts and percentage. Bar charts were also used for further clarity of the results obtained. The findings revealed that pedagogical problems were at the top in militating against successfull teaching of English at the targetted schools. However, among the three types of schools used in the study, problems identified are more pronounced in public schools. The implecation of the findings is that, since the aural – oral skills are the backbone of the English language, a language used as the medium of instruction in all schools, the whole education system is at threat. Among the solutions offered is that Government should review upward, the current minimum teaching qualification and as an interim measure, intensify effort to provide teachers with lower qualifications the necessary linguistic background and skills for efficient teaching of the two skills. This is necessary because NCE as a teaching qualification has deteriorated beyond imagination.
Background: The Pandemic COVID-19 disease is of great public health concern to the world. Its impact is globally felt in all sectors. There is need to measure the level of psychological impact the virus has on families of health care professionals. Method: Online survey was conducted to collect the demographic data from participants. Statistical analysis was conducted using R statistical package to determine Psychological impact of COVID-19 on the respondents. Results: The study included 324 respondents from different countries. Panic effect was the most strongly agreed (54.9%) and thus impacts more on the respondents. Depression was experience by 49.7% of the respondents’ while 44.4% experience anxiety. The least strongly agreed was suicidal effect (13.9%) and divorce (18.2%).Conclusion: Pandemics such as COVID-19 has psychological impact on families of health care professionals’ pandemics cannot lead to divorce easily but can lead to panic, anxiety and depression.
The levels of psychological burnout among teachers of the basic stage in Jordan in light of some variables (Published)
The study aimed to know the levels of psychological burnout among female teachers in the basic stage in Jordan, and the extent of the difference in these levels based on the educational qualification and the social status of female teachers, in addition to revealing the relationship between psychological burnout and each of the teaching experience and training courses for female teachers, and the sample consisted of (200) female teachers. Among the parameters of the southern region in Jordan, the researcher used the Maslash and Jackson scale of psychological combustion with its three dimensions: emotional stress, feeling dull, and lack of achievement. The results indicated that there is a low level of psychological combustion among the study sample, and that the levels of combustion differed according to the educational qualification, while there were no statistically significant differences attributable to the social situation, and the results also showed the absence of a relationship for most dimensions of combustion with teaching experience and training courses.
A Study on factors influencing consumer buying behavior in cosmetic Products (Review Completed - Accepted)
The purpose of this study is to investigate internal and external influences on consumers purchasing decisions on cosmetic products in Tamilnadu and Kerala. The questionnaires were given to 500 consumers who are all using cosmetics. Out of 500 consumers contacted, 412 questionnaires were received with required coverage and details. The instruments of this study involved two parts: the first section of the instrument consisted of forced-choice questions about demographic characteristics: gender, marital status, age, occupation, monthly income level. The second section variables chosen for this study in order to measure the influence of consumer buying behaviour in cosmetics products. The Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) for Microsoft Windows 20.00 was used to complete the analysis of the collected data. Descriptive statistics, including means, standard deviations were implemented in order to investigate the demographic data, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used to determine whether any significant relationships exist among respondents. In addition, the .05 level of statistical significance was set at all statistical tests in the present study. The findings of the study were generalized as follows: Statistically significant differences were found in Income level by the different brand dimensions like social, culture and there is no statistically significant difference in dimension of Personal and psychological. In the end of the study implications and conclusion were provided.