Effect of Recruitment Policies on Quality of Health Services in Public Hospitals of Najran: Staff Perspective (Applied Study: 2013-2018) (Published)
The present study investigates the effect of recruitment policies on quality of health services (i.e. reliability, responsiveness, tangibility, assurance, and empathy) in public hospitals in Saudi Arabia over five years from 2013. It was applied to the hospitals of Najran region, namely King Khalid Hospital, Maternity and Children’s Hospital, Al Chorfa General Hospital, Yadma General Hospital, Thr General Hospital, Hbuna General Hospital, and Sharourah General Hospital. The study adopted the analytical descriptive approach and applied a questionnaire to (212) staff members. It concluded that the hospital lacks an administrative unit to screen the candidates for administrative positions and lacks the effectiveness of notifying the patients with the date of offering the health services. Additionally, the hospital slowly responds to the patients’ enquires and complaints and does not comply with offering health services in a timely manner. The study recommended establishing an administrative unit to screen the candidates for administrative positions, reviewing the response mechanism to enquire and complaints, as well as committing to offering health services on time.
Purpose – The study examines the bank selection criteria employed by Ghanaian university students. Design/methodology/approach – We used convenience sampling to select 997 students aged between 15-30 years from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Exploratory factor analysis was first conducted to determine the constructs that measure students’ selection of bank criteria. Using binary logistic regression, the extracted constructs were used as independent variable on the bank patronized. The effects of student demographics on the bank selection criteria was also determined using a multiple linear regression. Findings – The study extracted six constructs that measured bank selection criteria by university students. These were operational competence, external influence, physical evidence, e-banking facilities, convenience and cost of operating bank account. Out these, e-banking facility, convenience and cost of operating bank account, were statistically significant at determining the selection of bank. The department students belonged to (social science or pure science) affected the level of weight placed on cost of operation. Age of respondents and department affected the premium placed on e-banking. Finally, employment status and department affected the level of importance student attached to convenience as a selection criterion. Gender of students had no statistical effect on any of the bank selection criteria. Originality/value – The reviewed literature showed that, researchers either explored in isolation, bank characteristics influencing bank selection by clients, or client demographic and preference for bank and its characteristics. This study sought to feel this gap by combining the two, to provide a more robust model in explaining students’ selection of bank.
Studies on Stability, Correlation and Path Co-Efficient Analysis for Grain Yield and Component Traits in Amaranth (Published)
Amaranthus hypochondriacus L. is mono-cropped at different plant spacings. Genotype performance varies widely over densities due to variety genetics. It is necessary to identify stable genotypes. Information on genotypes and density will allow for a better evaluation of variety stability. Amaranth genotypes were evaluated for yield characters under very high (D1), high (D2), normal (D3) and low (D4) plant densities to identify stability parameters. The study was conducted at Karaikal, India, during November-February 2007-2008. Genotype Annapurna was stable for grain yield in all plant densities. Genotypes BGA 2, GA 2 and IC 415290 were stable for total carbohydrates and protein content and could be utilized for improvement of these traits. Genotype GA 2 was stable for weight of the inflorescence in all plant densities. Similarly, SKNA 601 was stable for leaf area at 50% flowering in all plant densities. Among characters studied, length of the rachis per inflorescence, total carbohydrates and protein content were relatively stable in all plant densities. These traits are important for selection for improvement at different densities. Results of correlation analysis indicated that weight of the inflorescence, length of the primary inflorescence and number of secondary branches per inflorescence were positively correlated with grain yield and among themselves, indicating that improvement of grain yield in amaranthus could be achieved by selection for these component traits. Path analysis indicated that weight of the inflorescence, leaf area at 50% flowering, length of the primary inflorescence and number of secondary branches per inflorescence had direct positive effects on grain yield. Therefore, the abovesaid traits are important while exercising selection for different density levels.
Selection Standardization and Musical Instruments Assessment of Music Instruments Preparation Subject in Music Education Study Program of Unimed (Published)
Factors which influences students to choose musical instrument such as: the role of musical instruments in musical performances, the influence of parents, the influence of teacher, the influence of sex, the availability of instruments, playing techniques and musicality. Selection standarization of musical instrument are used to see the extent of students in choosing musical instrument which is appropriate with the standard that has been determined by the lecturer. The standards for selecting musical instruments compiled by the lecturer team are: Piano Instruments, Swipe Instruments, Vocals, Blowing Instruments, Percussion Instruments, Drum Set Percussion Instruments / Percussion Instruments in addition to Drum Set / Standard and Voting Instrument Selection Assessment. From the standard of musical instrument, students choose musical instruments in accordance with established standards to take Music Instruments Preparation Subject and to achieve the competency of its subject.
This article focuses on how employment interview screeners view applicants with tattoos. Tattoos have been in existence for centuries, for they have been traced back to 400 B.C. In some cultures, tattoos have been used to identify criminals; whereas in other cultures, tattoos represent a rites of passage. There once was a time when tattoos were associated with sub cultures, such as gang members or those classified as a menace to society. Today, tattoos are not only worn by the average citizens but also by public servants and individuals in the armed forces. This qualitative study analyzed data from 578 participants while breaking down the data into gender responses concerning the hiring of individuals with tattoos. One major theme emerged from all responses, revealing that 67% of male responses and 33% female are accepting of tattoos during the interview screening process. With today’s acceptance of tattoos, employment interview screeners must consider what impact does a candidates’ tattoo has on the screening process.
Selection of Hymns for Sunday Church Service in the Methodist Church Ghana: An Evaluation (Published)
Methodism was born in song is an opening statement in the preface of the Methodist Hymn Book. Indeed the Methodists have not ceased to sing hymns in their worship since its establishment. Hymns that are sung for Sunday divine services have carefully been selected for several reasons. The paper evaluates the factors that motivate the selection of hymns in the Methodist Church, particularly for Sunday divine services. Through interviews of dedicated choirmasters and choristers as well as Reverend Ministers and local preachers, the authors present an assessment of the justifications behind selection of suitable hymns for church services. The authors argue that the paper will provide local preachers, pastors and reverend ministers an insight to selecting appropriate hymns for church services.
Effect of the Environment on the Adaptability of Biofortified Bean Genotypes in the Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo: Case of South Kivu (Published)
Faced with climatic, soil deterioration and technical constraints, bean production is low and very variable in space and time. The selection of the best performing genotypes is faced with the presence of significant interaction between genotype x environment which significantly reduces effectiveness. An experiment following a randomized complete block design was conducted during two cultural seasons B2012 and B2013 in 3 edapho-climatic characteristic sites in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Luvungi, Kashusha and Bitese and aimed to analyze the interaction genotype x environment yield of six biofortify bean genotypes, in order to identify the best in these ecosystems. Germination rate, day number to the flowering stage, days number to the physiological maturity stage, harvested plants number, pods per plant number, number of seeds per pod, weight of 100 seeds were observed. The interaction was analyzed using AMMI model and typological with by the Chord similarity indices. On one hand, genotypes with specific adaptability, namely Maharagi Kalanga in Luvungi; CodMLB001 in Kashusha and BRB194 and RWK10 in Bitese. On other hand, those broad adaptations as HM21-7 for Kashusha and Luvungi and RWR2245 for Kashusha and Bitese were also highlighted. Popularization and positive exploitation the interaction on high production potential sites and the general adaptation on relatively lower potential sites improves yield by valorizing each environment and the adoption of these genotypes by farmers.
The paper provides an overview of some elements that are necessary for ensuring effective selection and organization of information resources in school library. It explained the meaning, importance and need for best practice in the selection and organization of information resources in school libraries and tied the effectiveness of the process to conformity with Ranganthan’s five laws of library science. The paper also highlighted some selection criteria and tools as well as some expected qualities of a selector. Recommendations on the way forward in achieving effective selection and organization of acquired information resources in school library were also itemized.
This study investigates the impact of recruitment and selection criteria on performance using Fidelity Bank Plc, Lagos Nigeria as focal point. The analyses of 130 valid responses obtained through a questionnaire that was administered to randomly selected respondents revealed that recruitment and selection criteria have significant effect on organization’s performance (X2 = 35.723; df = 3; p<0.05). The more objective the recruitment and selection criteria, the better the organization’s performance (X2 = 20.007; df = 4; p<0.05).