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International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences

Oct 05, 2015 Volume 61, Number

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Number of articles: 20

  1. Analysis of Edward Bond’s War Plays

    Amir Daneshzadeh

    The War Plays‘trilogy (Red, Black and Ignorant, The Tin Can People and Great Peace) presents the scenario of a waste land ‘with apocalyptical shades. The post nuclear environment of the plays... More

    pp. 1-6

  2. The Knowledge of Lexical Collocation among University Students and its Relation to their Speaking Proficiency

    Arifuddin Abdullah, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia; Rozina Abdul Ghani, International Islamic University, Malaysia; Soo Yin See, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia

    This study aims to investigate students’ collocational competence by examining the relationship between the knowledge of lexical collocation among them. The respondents were 30 students of... More

    pp. 7-16

  3. Segmentation of Life Insurance Customers Based on their Profile Using Fuzzy Clustering

    Gholamreza Jandaghi & Zahra Moradpour, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    In the current competitive environment, companies will be able to adjust business strategies, they use market segmentation based on practical ways rather than using traditional approaches or... More

    pp. 17-24

  4. Relationship of Training and Motivation with Teachers’ Performance: A Case of Public and Private Schools of Southren Punjab

    Lubna Jabeen & Sajid Iqbal, Indus International Institute DG-Khan, Pakistan

    The current study aims to investigate the relation of training and motivation with job performance and study has used connivance sampling technique to acquire the data. Where the population of the ... More

    pp. 25-27

  5. The Position of a King in Safavid Period

    Mohen Roozbeh Koohshahee, University of Sistan and Balouchestan, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    This article studies the position of the kings in the period of Safvid of Iranian Islamic History. The king in this period was considered as a holy figure. Indeed the king was considered and deemed... More

    pp. 28-30

  6. Influence of Psychological Empowerment on Organizational Commitment among Medical Employees in a Hospital Setting

    Ali Kebriaei, Meysam Rakhshaninejad & Zahra Afshari, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Introduction: people within organizations are a key factor for efficiency. Thus employee empowerment has become a popular management strategy. The study aimed to investigate the relationship... More

    pp. 31-38

  7. The Spatial Distribution of Atmospheric Conditions, Severe Storms Zab Basin in Iran (A Case Study of Cut off Low Synoptic Pattern)

    Nader Parvin, Emam Ali Asheri, Ebrahim Mesgari & Abdolla Ahmadi, Payame Noor University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Atmospheric circulation patterns is the most important method of identification of environmental change that, it is useful For purposes such as weather forecasting, predict natural events (air... More

    pp. 39-45

  8. Synoptic Pattern of Deep Trough Led to Strong Winds of Zab Basin in Iran

    Emam Ali Asheri & Nader Parvin, Payame Noor University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    One of the most important natural disasters are storms that each year, causing financial losses and Johnny are Frequency. Sometimes damage to the extent that the economic system, social disrupts a ... More

    pp. 46-52

  9. The Effect of Living in the Present Time, Healthy Character Development and Social Character Growth of Staff on their Performance (Case Study: Clinical and Paraclinical Areas of Ahwaz Imam Khomeini Hospital)

    Farnaz Pishgar, Islamic Azad University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The aim of the present research was to investigate the effect of living in the present, healthy character development and social character growth of staff on their performance in clinical and para-... More

    pp. 53-59

  10. The Specificity of the Scripture's Canon

    Iulian Faraoanu, University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", Romania

    This study is aimed at capturing some aspects relating to the specificities of the Biblical Canon. The two parts of the Holy Scripture are analyzed in the attempt to find an answer to the question:... More

    pp. 60-69

  11. Effects of Two Methods on Student’s Achievement in Junior Secondary Schools in Yakurr, Cross River State

    J. Gbenga Adewale, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Oji Ekpo Effiong, Cross River State College of Education, Nigeria

    In Nigeria, student’s performances in basic science in the public examinations have not been encouraging over the years. The conventional method of teaching employed by the teachers has been one of... More

    pp. 70-81

  12. The (In)Visible Eye of Authority: Notes on Surveillance in Paul Auster’s Ghosts

    Javad Momeni & Rasoul Mohsenzadeh, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    In his Discipline and Punish (1995), Foucault describes the plague-stricken city where authorities exercised surveillance to control the contagion of the disease. As Foucault states, the... More

    pp. 82-86

  13. The Effect of Government Policy on Housing Delivery in Nigeria: A Case Study of Port Harcourt Low Income Housing Programme

    John Owuike Iheme, University of Salford, United Kingdom; James Bassey Effiong, Cross River University of Technology, Nigeria; Samuel Bassey Ekung, Imo State University, Nigeria

    Housing is one of the most important needs of individuals next to food and clothing. Housing needs for low income earners has reached an alarming stage in Nigeria. On the supply side, numerous... More

    pp. 87-98

  14. Governance of Citizen Participation and its Related Concepts: A Review of Literature

    Michael Li, University of Massachusetts, United States

    This article reviews the concept of citizen participatory governance or citizen participation in public policy-making, a new mode of institutional arrangement increasingly becoming popular in many ... More

    pp. 99-104

  15. Determinants of Competitiveness in Textile Industry of Pakistan

    Muhammad Ehsan Javaid, Lahore Leads University, Pakistan; Muhammad Asim Afridi, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad, Pakistan

    This study investigated the determinants of competitiveness in textile industry of Pakistan. Both financial (leverage, liquidity, investment, productive asset and firm size) and nonfinancial... More

    pp. 105-115

  16. An Investigation into the Impact of International Trade in the Growth of Nigeria’s Economy

    O. Owolabi-Merus, University of New England, Australia; O.K. Odediran, Deakin University, Australia; U.E. Inuk, North-West University, South Africa

    International trade has become an inevitable activity in today’s world. A country such as Nigeria generates a substantial portion of its revenue through the exportation of oil and agricultural... More

    pp. 116-125

  17. The Use of Fantasy in Doris Lessing’s Selected Fictions

    Sayyed Ali Mirenayat & Elaheh Soofastaei, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

    Doris Lessing (1919 – 2013) was one of the greatest British writers and the oldest winner to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Since 1969, she started to use fantasy in her works as a mode of... More

    pp. 126-128

  18. The Impact of Intellectual Capital Performance on the Profitability of Companies: Evidence from Tehran Stock Exchange

    Shaban Mohammadi, Hakim Nezami University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The aim of this study was to test the relationship between intellectual capital efficiency and profitability is. In this context, the performance of companies using intellectual capital,... More

    pp. 129-137

  19. Measuring the Productivity of Capital in the Industrial Sector of Sistan and Baloochestan State, Iran

    Farhad Rahbar & Mostafa Sargolzaei, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Faramarz Khalighi, Allameh Tabataba’I University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Mohammad Roshanro, Sistan and Baloochestan University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    This working paper strives to measure analyze and the productivity of capital in the industrial sector in the case of the State of Sistan and Baloochestan over the period 1982-2009. Three... More

    pp. 138-144

  20. Lukacs and Reflection Theory

    Hani Yahyanejad, University of Semnan, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Ensieh Shabanirad, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    This essay claims that the rejection of Lukacs’s realism is quite problematic, in the sense that his opponents such as Adorno and Althusser symbolically used the name of Lukacs and perpetuated the ... More

    pp. 145-154