Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research
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Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research pp 30-36; https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir2133
Self-efficacy is a belief in one capability in accomplishing a particular task. Most of the related studies concluded that having a high self-efficacy has something to do with high performance at work. It has something to do with an individuals' work output/ production; however, some other literature revealed that it does not have something to do with an individual's performance. On the other side, the English language is the required medium of instruction yet the most feared. This study investigated the self-efficacy towards the English Proficiency Test of the teacher applicants from the Division of Romblon. Findings showed that respondents have Low Self- efficacy status towards English Proficiency Test. It concluded that proficient respondents have a Very Low Self-efficacy among the levels of English Proficiency compared to other levels that reached the Low level. Further, the overall English Proficiency of teacher applicants was at the Beginners level.
Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research pp 18-29; https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir2132
From the end of the second world war, the awareness of a globalized society has gained power. The theory of globalization is supported by time and space polarity and how these two elements' change affects the world today. This situation concerns all sectors, including education. Indeed, in this era of globalization and competition, educators, researchers, and employers are concerned about the educational institutions' curriculum to prepare students for employment outside their boundaries. Since globalization influences education practices and curriculum worldwide, employees, like products, are shaped by the educational industry in a complex and competitive job market. Thus, the curriculum makers must ensure the preparation of individuals equipped with 21st century skills. This theoretical paper aims to identify how globalization affects educational practices due to competition and how a flexible and dynamic curriculum looks like in the 21st century. Adaptability, flexibility, and cooperation between developed and developing countries can help train graduates for employment in the 21st century job market.
Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research pp 1-18; https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir2131
Working as a prison officer is known to be stressful and demanding. This paper aims to assess the personal and work-related perceptions of Sri Lankan prison officers working in close contact with inmates, and it is part of a larger study carried out in 2017. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 2017 among 1803 ‘ground level’ prison officers across the country, consisting of 1683 prison guards and 120 prison rehabilitation officers. Their perceptions related to personal-life and work-life were assessed using a self-administered questionnaire. Percentages were calculated in the analysis. The majority of the sample were between 25-54 years (85.9%), and male (88%). Out of the participants, 232 (12.9%) felt their family-life was adversely affecting work-life, while 412 (22.9%) thought their work-life was adversely affecting family-life. 102 (5.7%) felt they couldn’t take leave even for an urgent need. While 1369 (75.9%) always had a clear idea about their duty, 338 (18.7%) felt there were no career prospects in the job. 398 (22.1%) felt they were overloaded with work. Around one fourth of the participants felt job insecurity most of the time. Regarding work relationships, 292 (16.2%), 65 (3.6%) and 167 (9.3%) thought their relationship was excellent with colleagues, inmates and superiors, respectively. Around sixty percent were overall satisfied with their job. The perceptions of the ‘ground level’ prison officers reveal that there is space for improvement in the work setting, both at institution and policy level. Future studies should focus on perceptions of other categories of prison officers
Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research pp 54-63; https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir2126
The present study refers to an origami workshop of visual arts activities and interdisciplinary research, implemented during COVID-19 pandemics in online distance education in Higher Education. The aim of the workshop was to engage pre-service preschool teachers in origami activities which should then be used and implemented in activities mainly in early childhood and primary education. The paper presents: a. the structure and the content of the workshop with activities by hand and in digital form, and b. the students’ responses regarding their experience and perceptions about origami based on quantitative data. The results revealed that the interplay of physical and digital art and space composed an inter-media origami experience with various potential implementations in education.
Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Volume 3, pp 41-57; https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir20234
The Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research has retracted the article entitled “Digitally Performed Sensual Selves: Young Adults’ Sexual Scripts in Mobile Dating Apps ” The article has been retracted at the request of Author.
Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Volume 4, pp 46-53; https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir2125
Divorce leads to many conflicts as women being single at an early age. This study aimed to determine the rate and socio-demographic associations of Divorce in Sri Lanka. A larger range of remarriages have conjointly additional to the increased numbers of marriages per annum. The data were gathered through an in-depth interview method and Questionnaire from 60 divorced young couples, to ignore the data duplication, data were collected from one of the divorced young couples who live in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. The research findings demonstrated that to reverse this trend, elders of the couple recommend and instruct them about the realities of life. Compromises and sacrifices are important aspects that the couple ought to have a secure married life.
Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Volume 4, pp 34-45; https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir2124
This study determined the comparative analysis of project and demonstration teaching methods in improving students’ academic achievement in basic electricity in technical colleges. The study adopted quasi-experimental design; specifically, pre-test, post-test for non-randomized and unequal groups were used. One research question guided the study and one hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. Four technical colleges in Ebonyi State, each technical college offering basic electricity, were used. A total of 141 Technical College year II (TC II) students formed the population of the study. The instruments used in the study were Basic Electricity Achievement Test (BEAT), Project Method Instructional Manual (PMIM) and Demonstration Method Instructional Manual (DMIM), which were validated by three experts. The instrument (BEAT) was administered twice to twenty (20) TC11 students in Enugu State and Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation was used to obtain a reliability index of 0.89. Data collected for the study were analyzed using mean and standard deviation for research question, while the hypothesis was tested using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The study found more improvement in students’ academic achievement when taught basic electricity using project teaching method than when taught using demonstration teaching method. The study therefore showed that project teaching method was more effective than demonstration teaching method in enhancing students’ academic achievement in basic electricity. The researchers therefore recommended among other things that teachers should embrace project teaching method more than demonstration teaching method to enhance students’ academic achievement in basic electricity.
Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Volume 4, pp 22-33; https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir2123
Amongst the predicament in selecting a contractor for project implementation is to identify a resilient partner who can withstand the financial impact posed by project risks and constraints. For that matter, decision-makers require full transparency of financial information of the candidates for an effective contractor selection process. In the context of Malaysia, authorities are adopting Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) to convey information about companies financial standing. This study is aimed to develop a conceptual framework in utilising the increase of information brought along by XBRL implementation to facilitate transparency as required by decision-makers during the contractor selection process. This article is also articulating on factors to promote adoption of online business reporting to increase information integrity, recency and contextually to increase the transparency.
Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Volume 4, pp 15-21; https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir2122
The 4th Industrial Revolution gives us a new protocol in learning named “Online learning”, this new kind on learning is special suitable with the quarantine condition cause by COVID-19. However, we are lack of knowledge how to increase results of online learning. This research based on the survey in students who difference in result in the same time using online learning. Thanks for this research, we have some first theories about the competences for students on new learning environment. These theories can be very useful when we want to increase the learning results.
Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Volume 4, pp 1-14; https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir2121
Savings in banks or any other financial institution will be a key factor in raising the capital of any economy in the world. It will boost the economic growth when there is a higher savings portfolio in an economy. As a developing country, Sri Lanka looks forward to expanding the economy through the financial system to invest in development programs to mitigate financial shortages. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka is the principal financial institution that controls and oversees the entire financial system of the country through a variety of banking and financial institutions. The Sri Lankan financial system can be categorized as the banking sector, the non-bank finance and leasing sector, key traders, the micro-credit sector and the money brokerage industry. The banking industry in the financial system plays a major role in attracting client’s savings into the economy. Savings can be regarded as income for one person as well as an investment for future benefits. In this paper concentrating mainly on the savings intention of young people or clients in the Licensed Specialized Banks and affecting the factors concerning their intention to save. This study will pay attention on the impact of factors on savings intention of young customers in the given population to identify which factors have more or less effects on each factor. Identifying the impact of each is important to generalize the results of research virtually into the actual working environment. This will be useful for policy-makers, decision-makers or banking strategists to implement new plans and even alter their vision statements.