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Maciej Krukowski, Danuta Kornafel and Maciej Oziembłowski

Questionnaire. Behaviour Research and Therapy , 34 , 839-843. Nakano, K. (2001). Psychometric evaluation on the Japanese adaptation of the aggression questionnaire. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 39 , 853-858. Siekierka I. (2005). Kwestionariusz Agresji A. Bussa i M. Perry`ego. http://amity.pl/kwestionariusz_agresji_is-1.pdf Tucholska, S. (1998). Pomiar agresji: Kwestionariusz Agresji A. Bussa i M. Perry`ego. Studia z Psychologii w Katolickim Uniwersytecie Lubelskim, T.9, 369-378. Von Collani, G., & Werner

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Jure Urbančič, Tanja Soklič Košak, Klemen Jenko, Nina Božanić Urbančič, Peter Hudoklin, Matej Delakorda, Ajda Juvanec, Katarina Zupančič Urbančič, Jana Vadnjal and Daša Gluvajić

evaluate only nasal obstruction, like Allergy Outcome Score (AOS) ( 7 ). Subjective symptoms like nasal obstruction remain important in quantifying an aspect of disease not detected by objective testing, and are representing real burden for the patient ( 8 ). Standardized questionnaires allow researchers to produce comparable data from disease specific QoL studies ( 9 ). Nevertheless, true equivalence between the original and adapted questionnaires can be achieved only through cross-cultural adaptation (CCA). CCA is a delicate process, but it is faster than creating a

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Emilia Łojek, Joanna Stańczak, Agnieszka Wójcik and Bernice Marcopulos

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Normative studies of the Polish adaptation of Th e Ruff Figural Fluency Test (RFFT) were conducted on 475 men and women aged 16-79, taking into consideration such factors as gender, education, and place of residence. Clinical studies were also performed on a group of patients with left -, right-, or bilateral hemispheric brain lesions, Parkinson’s disease, Huntingon’s disease, progressive obturational lung disease, dementia and depression. Th e results support the utility of the RFFT as a measure of executive functions. Th e validity and reliability indices of the Polish version of the test are similar to those reported by Ruff (1996). However, the sample Polish test performance differs notably from American samples performance and this difference is discussed.

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Zulfi Hendri, Tjetjep Rohendi Rohidi, Suminto A Sayuti and Soesanto

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The research focused on the contextual problem contained in children’s drawing activity. The subjects of the research are the forms (themes, objects, media, and techniques) of drawings made by elementary school-aged children spread over four regencies of Yogyakarta Special Region. In addition, the research also discussed adaptation that influenced the selection of themes, objects, media, and techniques in the work. The study on form and adaptation were subsequently formulated into concepts that can be implemented in art education in elementary schools. The research implemented naturalistic inquiry approach with consideration of the social situation of children when drawing, which is the aspect of places, actors, and activities that interact synergistically. In addition, it also used qualitative method that is an interpretive approach that aims to gain an in-depth knowledge of a phenomenon that occurs at the time the research took place from various point of view of the known subject. The research found that objects drawn by children were drawn from direct and indirect experiences of mountains, beaches, planes, homes, trees, and humans. The themes that appear in children’s drawing are themes that are sourced from their daily life (micro cultural) such as playing at a friend’s house, fighting, taking a beach vacation, wildfire, and playing at the garden. This happens because of the various backgrounds of residential areas, preferences, television influences and electronic games. Based on these findings, the micro cultural concept becomes a part that should be prioritized in art education for elementary school students to maintain the child’s individualism attitude and instill local cultural values.

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WAI FONG CHEANG

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This paper studies two Chinese film adaptations of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Xiaogang Feng’s The Banquet (2006) and Sherwood Hu’s Prince of the Himalayas (2006), by focusing on their visual representations of spaces allotted to women. Its thesis is that even though on the original Shakespearean stage details of various spaces might not be as vividly represented as in modern film productions, spaces are still crucial dramatic elements imbued with powerful significations. By analyzing the two Chinese film adaptations alongside the original Hamlet text, the paper attempts to reinterpret their different representations of spaces in relation to their different historical-cultural gender notions.

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I. Akimov and V. Kiryushyn

References Akimov I. A., Kiryushyn V. E. Possible ways of adaptation of Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera, Apidae) to parasitizing of mite Varroa destructor // Vestnik zoologii. — 2008. — 42, N 3. — P. 45-55. — Russian: (Hymenoptera, Apidae) Акимов И. А., Кирюшин В. Е. Возможные пути адаптации Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera, Apidae) к паразитированию клеща Varroa destructor // Вестн. зоологии. Akimov I. A., Grobov O. F., Piletckaya I. V. et al. Bee mite Varroa jacobsoni. — Kyiv: Naukova dumka, 1993. — 254 p

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Phonetic Adaptation of Hungarian Loanwords in Romanian

The Adaptation of Stop Sounds (Occlusive Plosives)

Csaba Attila Both

-Napoca: Editura Scientia. Hasselblatt. Comelius-de Jonge. Bob-Norde. Muriel. 2010. Introduction. In: Norde. Muriel-de Jonge. Bob-Hasselblatt (eds). Language contact. Amsterdam - Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. International Phonetic Association. 1999. Handbook of the International Phonetic Association. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Kiraly. Francisc. 1990. Contacte lingvistice: adaptarea fonetică a împrumuturilor româneşti de origine maghiară [Language contacts: phonetic adaptation of Hungarian borrowings

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Michał Pszczółkowski

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Post-industrial architecture was until recently regarded as devoid of value and importance due to obsolescence, but this awareness has been a clear change in recent years. The old factories become full-fledged cultural heritage, as evidenced by the inclusion of buildings and complexes of this type in the register of monuments and protected by their conservator. More and more often, therefore, one undertakes revitalization of degraded brownfield sites, and within these treatments - conversion works. Specific issues and problems related to the adaptation of industrial facilities are discussed in the article on the basis of selected examples, completed in recent years in Bydgoszcz.

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Thomas Neumayr, Daniel Kern, Mirjam Augstein, Werner Kurschl and Josef Altmann

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Because of an aging society and the relevance of computer-based systems in a variety of fields of our life, personalization of software systems is becoming more important by the day in order to prevent usage errors and create a good user experience. However, personalization typically is a time-consuming and costly process if it is done through manual configuration. Automated adaptation to specific users’ needs is, therefore, a useful way to reduce the efforts necessary. The IAAA project focuses on the analysis of user interaction capabilities and the implementation of automated adaptations based on them. However, the success of these endeavors is strongly reliant on a careful selection of interaction modalities as well as profound knowledge of the target group’s general interaction behavior. Therefore, as a first step in the project, an extensive task-based user observation with thorough involvement of the actual target group was conducted in order to determine input devices and modalities that would in a second step become subject of the first prototypic implementations. This paper discusses the general objectives of the IAAA project, describes the methodology and aims behind the user observation and presents its results.

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Andrzej Margasiński

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My paper describes a Polish adaptation of the family assessment tool called FACES IV. Confirmatory factor analysis showed a good fit of the model to the data with a sample of 499 Polish individuals from 150 families. The reliability measures of the two Balanced scales are similar to those of the American scales. However, the four Unbalanced scales have lower reliability. Reliability measures of Family Satisfaction and Family Communication are even higher than the American ones. A cluster analysis clearly depicted the extreme profiles of the Balanced and Unbalanced scales, with the remaining four profiles also present. Norms were developed for the various scales. Psychometric verification of this instrument showed that FACES IV-SOR is useful for research and clinical work with Polish families.