The Effectiveness of Training on Time Management Skill Due To Relaxation Techniques upon Stress and Achievement among Mutah University Students (Published)
The study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of a training program on time management skills due to relaxation techniques upon stress and achievement among a sample of students in Mutah University. The subjects of this study were assigned randomly into two groups: an experimental group which consisted of (38) students who received the training program and a control group which consisted of (37) students who did not receive any kind of training. The stress scale and achievement scores were kept for both groups; before and after exposing to the program. To test the hypotheses of the study; means, standard deviations and Analysis of Covariance (MANCOVA) were computed. The results revealed significant differences between the means of the two groups on the total scores of stress in favor of experimental group, which indicated the effectiveness of the training program in reducing the level of stress, while there is no effect for the groups upon achievement. Furthermore, the results show no significant differences in the effect of gender or the interaction between gender and treatment.
Soft Skills Preparation as Panacea for Self-Employment for Tvet Technician Graduates in Kenya (Published)
The main aim of the paper was to assess how effect of soft skills on self-employment among Technical and Vocational Education and Training technician graduates in Kenya. The specific soft skills investigated in this study were practice time management, solve problems, work independently, interpersonal skills, communication skills, decision making skill, creativity/innovations and adaptability on self-employment among TVET graduates. This study was based on pragmatic research paradigm using embedded research design. The study targeted 527 technician graduate from TVET institutions in Uasin Gishu county Kenya. Simple random was used to select 320 sample size. Quantitative data analysis was done using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The interview transcripts were analysed using thematic analysis. Multiple Regression analysis was done to test hypothesis. Findings showed that TVET institutions did not inculcate soft skills content required for survival in self-employment. The generic skills tested were ranked from highly perceived as good to the least good: time management, ability to solve problems, ability to work autonomously, interpersonal skills, communication skills, decision making, creativity and innovative skills, and adaptability. However, despite time management being ranked the highest it had no effect on self-employment. Regression results revealed that ability to solve problems, ability to work independently, interpersonal skills, adaptability and creativity and innovations have a positive and significant effect on self-employment.
STAFF TRAINING IN THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON TIME MANAGEMENT USING ONTOLOGIES AND NEW SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS (Published)
In this paper we examine time management in public administration. It is clearly a critical resource characterised by its limitations, impermanence and non-recoverable nature. Unlike some other resources, time cannot be bought, grown or stored. Thus, all other resources need to be adjusted to time so that we achieve the best service and satisfied customers from services delivered by public administrations.The aim of this paper is to point out to the new possibilities of time management in public administration (administrative organizations and bodies of local self-government) in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the use of new software solutions based on ontologies, knowledge bases, and the Semantic Web. Our goal is to offer a different concept of time management with the use of knowledge bases and the software tool “Protégé”. With these, employees`time can be used more effectively, which will result in better services and better customer satisfaction.
The purpose of this study was to investigate how do principals of a sample of private schools (N= 60) utilize and manage their time on daily-basis. A survey consisting of three sections attempted to collect data pertaining to demographic characteristics of participants, how they spend time on organizational/management tasks versus time expenditure on instructional tasks. SPSS 18.0 was used to analyze data. Results indicate that principals lacked basic time management skills and that the time they spent on organizational/management was far more than that they consumed on instructional tasks. Implications and recommendations are provided at the end of the stud
Self-Perceived Time Management Efficiency Extent by Administrators at Salman Bin Abdulaziz University (Published)
The purpose of the present study is to identify self-perceived efficiency degree of time management skills as practiced by administrators at Salman bin Abdulaziz University. To achieve the study goal, the researcher designed “Time Management Efficiency Degree Scale among Administrators at Salman bin Abdulaziz University”. Participants (N=246) were recruited from the whole population of administrators (N=465) at Salman bin Abdulaziz University using the random stratum sampling. The following results were reached by the study:
- Administers at Slaman bin Abdulaziz University are enjoying highly efficient time management skills.
- There were no statistically significant differences among mean estimates of administrators on all time management domains attributed to variable “gender”, except for domains “job nature & tasks”, where differences were in favour of males; and “using mobile set”, with differences favouring the females.
- There were no statistically significant differences among mean estimates of administrators on all domain attributed to variable “”academic qualification”, except for domain “meeting management skills”, where differences were in favour of those holding the Bachelor’s and graduate degrees.
- There were statistically significant differences among mean estimates of administrators on all study domains attributed to variable “job title”, except for domains “scheduling and organization”, “decision making”, “using mobile set”, where differences were in favour of participants holding job title “administrator”.
- There were statistically significant differences among mean estimates of administrators on all study domains attributed to variable “managerial experience”, except for domains “delegation”, “decision making”, “using mobile set”, where differences were in favour of participants within managerial experience group “10 years or more”. In light of study results, a number of suggestions were recommended, most importantly:
- Technology facilities should be used most often in the communication process and meeting management to lessen potential time waste.
- To organize workshops and training courses on time management, decision-making, and effective communication skills and their importance.
- Recruit qualified and well-trained personnel and assign them proportionately with workload.