Open Access Short Research Article

Individualism as Threat to Patriotism: An Outlook on Students as Social Media User

Siti Norayu Mohd Basir, Mohd Zaini Abu Bakar

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 55-60
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v7i330200

The aims of this paper is to investigate the perception of patriotism concept among students who also a social media user and how the individualism values can possibly be a threat to patriotic values among them. Data collected using qualitative research methods by implementing convenience sampling methods. A total of six students were involved in the interview session. The findings of the research suggested that the informants agreed the most common concept of patriotism are  pride and love towards the country and individualism has connection with freedom of speech, autonomy and uniqueness. The spreading and sharing of global values that fought personal rights more important than the right of the community through the internet and the social media caused the erosion of patriotism in modern society but not necessary give impact to their patriotic values. Freedom to respond, use and commenting in social media including sensitive issues like race and religion give new challenges to the unity of the Malaysian people. Therefore, existence of the patriotism is an important medium in defending a country with its own identity.

Open Access Original Research Article

Managing Attendees’ WOM at a Wine Cultural Event: The Moderating Role of Novelty Seeking

Tsai-Fa (TF) Yen

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-14
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v7i330196

The purpose of this study is to investigate the perspectives of attendees on novelty seeking of a wine culture event to assess what drives their word of mouth. A questionnaire survey was undertaken for collecting data at a wine cultural event held at Yibin. A total of 315 valid samples were received for the further hypotheses testing. The results showed that both perceived value and event satisfaction were key antecedents of word of mouth and the moderating role of novelty seeking was confirmed. Finally, the manageable results for wine culture event managers and future researchers were drawn.

Open Access Original Research Article

Assessment of Technical Vocational Education Programs of Davao Del Sur School of Fisheries

Roname Zamora-Sereguine

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 15-26
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v7i330197

Aims: The study generally assessed the Technical Vocational Education Program of Davao del Sur School of Fisheries.

Study Design: Quantitative-descriptive correlation.

Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted at the Davao del Sur School of Fisheries in Davao del Sur, The Philippines. The study was conducted for 10 months.

Methodology: This study used the universal sampling for both sets of respondents; the teachers of TVE program and the Grade 10 students. There were 32 teachers and 322 students participated in the study. The Technical Vocational Education program was assessed in terms of library facilities and internet connectivity, Science laboratory facilities, TVE laboratory facilities and the use of information and communication technology. These were correlated to the academic performances of the students.

Results: The findings of the study showed that in terms of population, 322 students were enrolled in the TVE program; majority of these students took the food processing technology course that comprised 39.45%. In terms of teachers’ qualification, 32 were Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Secondary Education graduates. There were 18 out of 32 teachers who were teaching in TVE programs and the rest taught in other related courses. For qualification to teach in the Program, one- third of the total faculty was handling fish culture, while two third was teaching outside the flagship courses. In the assessment of the support learning facilities, the library, internet connectivity, science and laboratory facilities were described as “moderately adequate”; the TVE laboratory facilities was described as “very adequate”. In the assessment of the ICT in instruction, it was described as “very effective”. The study found significant relationship between the academic performance of the TVE students and the support learning facilities and between the academic performance of the TVE students and the used of information and communication technology (ICT) in learning.

Conclusion: The school needs to maintain its support learning facilities and information and communication technology so that it can produce more competent TVE students. However, the school may look into industry partners so that actual application of students’ theoretical knowledge may be put into action. Moreover, tracer study may also be conducted to find the competitiveness and employability of the graduates.

Open Access Original Research Article

Determinants of Academic Results of the Students of a Public University of Bangladesh

Laxmi Bashu, Mohammad Bashir Ahmed, Md. Moshiur Rahman, Md. Matiul Islam

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 27-40
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v7i330198

Academic results of students in most universities have become a concern of inquiry and have become a top priority among educators who have vowed to make a difference in producing quality graduates locally, regionally, nationally and globally. Researchers have long been interested in exploring variables and/or techniques which significantly contribute to the results of learners. The main purpose of the study was to analyze the academic results and to identify the determinants of the academic results of students of different Disciplines under Life Science School of a public university, Bangladesh. Twenty four selected characteristics were included as determinants of academic results of the students. Data were collected from 67 randomly selected students irrespective of gender, from five Disciplines under Life Science School of that public university. Data were gathered through personal interview using a pre-tested interview schedule during 25 January to 15 February, 2018. Most (86.5%) of the respondents had obtained very good (3.00-3.49) and good (3.50-3.74) CGPA in their academic results. Majority (64.2%) were female and above one-third (35.8%) were male with ratio of 1:1.18 (male: female). Most (80.6%) of them had medium (9.1-9.49) to higher (9.5-10) previous academic results. Most (92.5%) of the respondents were low to medium readers. Highest proportion (44.8%) of them were late night readers. Majority (62.7%) of the respondents were introvert in nature. Most of the respondents spent low (38.8%, ˂4 hours) to medium (43.3%, 4-6 hours) amount of time in academic learning. Among the various determinants of the study only gender, previous academic results (SSC and HSC), reading time and character type (introvert) of the respondents’ contributed significantly on the academic results. Rest of the determinants did not have any influence on their academic results. The university authority should consider the contributing determinants positively to boost up the students’ academic results. 

Open Access Original Research Article

Assessing the Effects of Perceived Value on Event Satisfaction, Event Attachment, and Revisit Intentions in Wine Cultural Event at Yibin International Exhibition Center, Southwest China

Tsai-Fa(TF) Yen

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 41-54
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v7i330199

The study examines the relationships among perceived value, event satisfaction, event attachment, and revisit intentions in a wine cultural festival context. Data was collected by questionnaire survey at many famous wine tourism sites at Yibin, China and a total of 419 valid samples were received. A questionnaire survey analyzed by SEM supports the model of revisit intentions as a function of attendees’ expressive and instrumental responses resulting from output/input perceptions of perceived value and a pleasurable level of consumption-related fulfillment of event satisfaction. Implications, such as the managers should design valuable activities to attendees and satisfy their needs for experiencing of wine culture, are displayed as well as future research opportunities recommended.