Parents’ Attitudes towards Arabic Studies at University Level: Case Study of Department of Arabic, Yobe State University, Damaturu (Published)
The study investigated Parents’ attitudes towards Arabic Studies at University Level Case Study of Department of Arabic, Yobe State University, Damaturu. The Study became necessary due to the fact that despite the significance of Arabic Studies at the University level still the number of candidates applying to read B.A Arabic Programme is very low compared to other Fields. Most of those candidates were not given the desired encouragement by some Parents and Guardians to study the course at the University level because they consider the course as “UNPROFESSIONAL”. According to some Parents and Guardians if their children specialized in the field they may not get white collar jobs after graduation. In the procedure of investigation, thirty (30) items were presented in the sets of questionnaire to Parents and Guardians. Stratified random sampling was used as tool for data collection. This sample is from Parents and Guardians residing in the three selected Local Government Councils of the three senatorial zones of Yobe State. One thousand (1000) questionnaire were distributed. Three hundred and fifty questionnaire were received out of which one hundred (100) responses were randomly selected. The percentage technique of data analysis was used to analyse the data and the final results were presented in tables. The findings revealed that most Parents and Guardians have negative attitude towards allowing their children study B.A Arabic at University level due to fear of inability to secure white collar jobs after University graduation.
Citation: Muhammad Alhaji Maidugu (2021) Parents’ Attitudes towards Arabic Studies at University Level: Case Study of Department of Arabic, Yobe State University, Damaturu, Global Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.9, No.8, pp.11-22
This study examined the effect of academics workload on academics productivity in Nigeria. Data were collected through questionnaire that was admitted 257 academics in faculties of Education, Sciences and Social and Management Sciences in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko. Academics Productivity was measured by total number of research publication and conferences attended in the last 3years, Academic Workload was measured by academics service either professional or non-professional in last 3years and Family Responsibility was measured by number of dependent children and age of last child. The study adopted both descriptive and logistic regression analysis. The findings showed that academic workload and family responsibility affect academic productivity. It was recommended among others that government and policy makers should reduce academics workloads and academics with dependent relatives should be considered when allocating academic workload.
Psychosocial Factors Predicting Academic Adjustment of First Year University Undergraduates in Rivers State, Nigeria (Published)
This study was designed to determine the extent to which emotional intelligence, social support, self-esteem and coping strategies predict academic adjustment of first year university undergraduates in Rivers State, Nigeria. Correlation design was adopted for the study. Seven research questions and seven corresponding hypotheses guided the conduct of the study at 0.05 alpha levels. A sample of 382 first year university undergraduates of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, 2015/2016 academic session was chosen for the study through simple and proportional stratified random sampling techniques. Five instruments namely; Mangal Emotional Intelligence Inventory, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Coping Strategies Inventory and Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire – Academic subscale were used for data collection. Simple and multiple regression analyses were used for data analysis. All data were subjected to analysis using statistical package for social science (SPSS). Results showed among others that; emotional intelligence, social support, self-esteem and coping strategies taken together significantly predicted academic adjustment of first year university undergraduates. Based on the findings, it was recommended amongst others that; university authorities should introduce personality programmes that will provide training in emotional skills that will help university undergraduates in their overall adjustment to the new university environment.
Effect of Gender and Age Disposition on Job Satisfaction in Universities in Rift Valley Region Kenya (Published)
The success of any company lies in the job satisfaction of its employees. Job satisfaction in universities is believed to have varying effects on workers in different dimensions. Age and gender are among other factors that job satisfaction would be rated on. This paper therefore brings this to light by analysing the gender and age aspects and how the disposition of each would affect job satisfaction of Management, Deans and lecturers in Universities. The study focused on chartered Universities in the Rift Valley Region (RVR) of Kenya. A mixed methods design, convergent parallel mixed methods in particular, which involved both quantitative and qualitative research methods, was adopted for the study. The study targeted the management, Deans and lecturers in the chartered public and private universities in the Rift Valley Region of Kenya. The management and deans were purposively sampled while lecturers were randomly selected. The sample size therefore constituted 8 members of the management, 121 deans and 363 lecturers who participated in the study. The findings indicate that gender and age differences are significantly related to job satisfaction.