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Small and Medium Size Companies Financial Durability Altman Model Aplication

References Altman, E. (1968). Financial Ratios, Discriminant Analysis and the Prediction of Corporate Bankruptcy. The Journal of Finance, 23: 589-609. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6261.1968.tb00843.x. Altman, E. (2013). Predicting financial distress of companies: Revisiting the Z score and zeta models.in Edward Elgar Publishing (eds) Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical Finance, 428-455.DOI:10.4337/9780857936097.00027 Argenti, J. (1976). Corporate planning and Corporate Collapse. Long Range Planning

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Relation between Social Conservatism, Moral Competence, Moral Orientations, and the Importance of Moral Foundations

Weiterentwicklung des Tests. [The moral judgment test MJT: guide to the application and further development of the test]. In L.H. Eckensberger, Ed., Entwicklung des moralischen Urteils - Theorie, Methoden, Praxis. [Development of moral judgment - theory, methods, practice]. Saarbrücken. University print, pp. 337-358. Lind, G. (1986). Cultural differences in moral judgment competence? A study of West and East European university students. Behavior Science Research, 20, 208-225. Lind, G. (1999). Scoring of the Moral Judment Test (MJT). Extracted 1

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A Privacy Violation Behaviors Preventive System in Using Social Media by Graduate Students of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

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The purpose of this research was to create, test and develop a model for developing a system to protect personal rights violations in using social media, Integrated learning styles using deductive teaching methods and the use of case studies to promote knowledge in developing a model for developing a system to protect personal rights violations in the use of social media of graduate students at King Mongkut Institute of Technology at Ladkrabang. The sample group used to develop the protection system model is a legal expert, 7 people, namely, graduate students of King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, 20 people. The tools used in this research are interview with legal experts and instructors, Knowledge measurement form, Online teaching and learning management system on privacy violation behavior in the use of social media Satisfaction questionnaire for learning styles and Assessment form for certification of integrated teaching and learning styles. The results from the test scores of the pre-school and post-test scores of the sample group showed that the post-test scores had an average score higher than before (before 10.80 and 13.71). In addition, it was found that the post-test scores had a standard deviation less than the test scores before learning (after learning is 1.29 and before 3.70), indicating that the post-test scores were higher than the previous test scores. Therefore, it can be concluded that the sample group when learning through the learning style resulted in higher average student scores.

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The Competency Model of Graduated student in Air cargo Management Program of Thailand: Civil Aviation Training Center Thailand

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This research aims to explore the competency model of students who graduated from the Air Cargo Management Program of Civil Aviation Training Center. The research methodology consists of studying the competency requirements of an aviation company and that of the students in the Air Cargo Management Program. The sampling group consists of administrators and staff of aviation companies, amounting to a total of 210 participants. The competency model of students who graduated from the Air Cargo Management Program was collected using the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) method. This produces a semantic model which was confirmed using the Focus group method. The areas focused are competencies in attribute, knowledge, and skills. The results show that the highest mean in the Attribute competency, where 4 topics consisting of 17 subtopics were researched, obtained a mean score of 4.15, and an important weight score of 2.79. The Second highest mean score was in the knowledge competency, where 7 topics consisting of 17 subtopics were researched, obtained a score of 3.72, and the highest important weight score of 2.59. And the third was the Skills competency; the mean 3.70, the highest important w eight score of 2.59 and there are 6 topics consisting of 17 subtopics.

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The Relationships of Reading Comprehension Ability with the Ability to Understand The Questions of Mathematical Word Problems

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This research described the relationships of reading comprehension ability with the ability to understand the questions of mathematical word problems. Some 40 students of Elementary School 155 Tampan Pekanbaru were taken as the sample of the research. The data were gathered using a reading comprehension test and a test of understanding questions of mathematical word problems. The results showed that the average score of reading comprehension is 5.83 and the average score of understanding the questions of mathematical word problems is 4.13. The relationships between the two variables were r = 0.31. This score indicates that there are no strong or significant are relationships between reading comprehension with the ability to understand questions of mathematical word problems. So, the hypothesis stating that when a reading ability is high, the ability to understand questions of mathematical word problems will also be high is rejected.

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Millennial Work Ethic: A Preliminary Examination of the Work Ethic Profile of Filipino University Students

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At present, most students in the universities are considered millennials. As explained by Delcampo, Haggerty, Haney, and Knippel (2010), millennials are individuals born from 1981-2000. In general, millennials are perceived to be the “me” generation or “hero” generation. In addition, they are criticized as individuals who are self-centered, unmotivated, disrespectful, and disloyal (Myers & Sadaghiani, 2010). Given the conflicting and, to some extent, uncritical generalizations about the millennial cohort, this paper explores the work ethic profile of Filipino millennial university students. The respondents of this study are 248 university students from a private university in Metro Manila, Philippines. Through the Multidimensional Work Ethic Profile - Short Form (MWEP-SF), the seven dimension of work ethic were described. Results reveal that Filipino millennial university students scored high on self-reliance. Likewise, they have high mean scores in the dimensions of centrality of work, wasted time, morality/ethics, delay of gratification, and hard work. The dimension of leisure is ranked the lowest. The findings further reveal that there are significant differences in work ethic between male and female respondents. However, in terms of academic specialization, no significant differences were observed. Considering academic achievement, workload, and study hours, these factors interact with the different facets of work ethic.

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Environmental Favorability: Evidence in the Brazilian Context of Consumer Generations

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This study aimed to analyze the variables of environmental favorability, identifying and comparing their importance and differences within the consumers of the segments of the Baby Boomers, X, Y and Z generations in the Brazil. A factorial analysis showed that the highest averages found were related to the environmental responsibility of the companies and society. The lower averages are linked to the skepticism about advertising and advertising on labels of environmental products. The factors with higher scores refer to the environmental responsibility of society and the environmental conscience pointing out the concern of the interviewees about pollution, deforestation and the climatic consequences that can attack the environment. On the other hand, the lower averages are linked to the credibility in the environmental communication geared towards advertising and the veracity in the labels. Finally, the limitations and opportunities of future work are presented.

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Growing Trends of Using Mobile in English Language Learning

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The study explores growing trends of using mobile in English language learning among higher secondary school learners in Pakistan. A survey is conducted to collect data from randomly selected students in district Okara (Punjab), Pakistan. Questionnaire based on five likert scale used to collect quantitative data. Analysis done on SPSS, to acquire mean score and frequency analysis reveals that higher secondary school students of English have great tendency for using mobile to learn English. Besides Students’ perception as obtained from survey prove that using mobile for English language learning makes their job easy and they are able to develop their listening and communicative habits. Findings of this study also reveal that using mobile for English language learning makes the students, independent and self-evaluator.

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The 2012 Flooding in Selected Parts of Isoko South, Delta State: Assessment of Socio-Economic Impacts

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The study investigated the socio-economic impacts of the 2012 flooding in the riverine areas Isoko south Local Government area, Delta State. Two communities Oleh and Aviara which were greatly affected by the flood event were selected for the study. Both purposive and simple random sampling techniques were adopted in the survey. A total of two hundred questionnaire were distributed to household heads, famers, community and religious leaders, one hundred per community. Impacts on building/household property, financial cost of damage, impact on small farm holders, damage on school infrastructures, diseases distributed were used as impact indicators. The study showed that displacement of family members for a period of 3-4months recorded the highest impact with Oleh and Aviara communities scoring impact level of 34% and 36.6% respectively. This was followed by submergence of farmland/lost of valuable household property, 27.7% in Oleh community and 23.6% Aviara community. Death/major injury during the flood event recorded least impact of 8.5% in Oleh and 3.2% in Aviara communities. On the average these impacts were valued at between one and two million naira (N). Analysis of impact on small farm holders showed that monthly income groups between <50,000 and 100,000 naira(N) were worst hit by the flood event. These groups are mostly subsistent farmers including snail farmers, poultry owners. The study revealed that schools were closed down for a period of 2-3months while collapsed of bridges was a leading cause of disruption in school activities with impact scores of 22.2% and 18.8% in Oleh and Avaira communities respectively. Analysis of disease distribution showed that malaria fever ranked highest, 33.1% in Oleh and 41.9% in Avaira respectively. This was followed by Diarrhoea, 22.6% in Oleh and Typhoid fever, 22.1% in Aviara. Bearing the losses was a common response approach to the flood disaster in the sampled communities with scores of 30.9% in Oleh and 27.6% in Aviara community. Structural modification ranked second with impact score of 16.5% in Oleh and migration to alternative location 16.3% in Avaira. Least response approach was construction of Monkey Bridge, 4.2% in Oleh and 4.1% in Avaira. Analysis of underlying cause of vulnerability showed that over reliance on government intervention thus doing little was main cause of vulnerability in Oleh, 25%, while in Avaira the main cause of vulnerability was attitude/cultural belief, 20.4%. The geographical locations of these communities also increase their vulnerability to flood by 22.9% in Oleh and 19.4% in Aviara. Result of student t test at 0.05 level of significance showed that the impact of the 2012 flooding in study area was similar in terms of damage to physical property, financial cost of impact, damage to school infrastructures and disease distribution. However, significant variation was observed in the two communities in terms of impacts on small farm holders. The study recommends land zoning in the framework of urban planning and regulation of urban development with a view to reducing the vulnerability of future flooding especially in the light recent global warming and climate change.

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The Effects of the SPACE Learning Model on Learning Achievement and Innovation & Learning Skills in Higher Education

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The objectives of this research were to develop a flipped classroom design, and to investigate the learning achievements and the innovation and learning skills of undergraduate students who had registered on a software engineering course which used the flipped classroom design. The suitability of flipped classroom lesson plans was evaluated by nine experts. The sample comprised 63 undergraduate students –33 students in the experimental group and 30 students in the control group - who had registered on the software engineering course in the first semester in 2017. The samples were selected by using the cluster random sampling method. The research instruments used were: (1) the flipped classroom lesson plans; (2) a multiple-choice learning achievement test, and (3) an evaluation form for learning and innovation skills rubric scoring. Mean (x̄), standard deviation, and one-way MANOVA were used to analyze data. The results found that: 1) The suitability of the flipped classroom lesson plans was at a high level (x̄ = 4.45, SD = 0.73). 2)The learning achievement results and the innovation and learning skills of undergraduate students who studied software engineering by the use of the flipped classroom design were higher than those of undergraduate students in a normal classroom, with a level of significance of 0.05.

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