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Three Essays On Housing Market In Hong Kong : Implications For Public Policy And Macro Economy, Wai Chung, Gary WONG 2010 Lingnan University

Three Essays On Housing Market In Hong Kong : Implications For Public Policy And Macro Economy, Wai Chung, Gary Wong

Theses & Dissertations

The thesis contains three papers on different areas of housing study in Hong Kong. The first paper focuses on government policy in public housing privatization on housing market and its effect on the overall economy. By comparing the negative impacts of two financial crises in 1997 and 2008 on housing market, the paper tries to offer explanation for the property downturn during 1997-2003. It aims to study how a public housing privatization program would produce adverse effects on housing transactions and the economy. The second one links up the housing market and macro economy. It is found that housing sector ...


Emotional Abuse And Controlling Behaviors In Heterosexual Relationships: The Role Of Employment And Alcohol Use For Women And Their Partners, Egbert Zavala, Ryan E. Spohn 2010 Kansas State University

Emotional Abuse And Controlling Behaviors In Heterosexual Relationships: The Role Of Employment And Alcohol Use For Women And Their Partners, Egbert Zavala, Ryan E. Spohn

Criminology and Criminal Justice Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study is to examine the role of economic resources, status compatibility, and alcohol consumption on forms of nonphysical abuse, such as controlling and emotional abuse. Specifically, we focus on the connections between women’s employment, the employment of their partners, alcohol use, and women’s risk of abuse in intimate relationships. We hypothesize that women in intimate relationships with men will experience more emotional abuse to the extent that they are economically vulnerable. Moreover, abuse should increase if their employment status, in relation to that of their partner, challenges the man’s marital power. Moreover, alcohol ...


Oclc’S Worldcat Local Versus Iii’S Webpac: Which Interface Is Better At Supporting Common User Tasks?, Bob Thomas, Stefanie Buck 2010 Western Washington University

Oclc’S Worldcat Local Versus Iii’S Webpac: Which Interface Is Better At Supporting Common User Tasks?, Bob Thomas, Stefanie Buck

Western Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

This paper describes the results of a usability test performed at Western Washington University to determine if users were as successful performing common catalog-related tasks in WorldCat Local as they are in the library’s current catalog, Innovative Interfaces’ WebPAC.


Effects Of Delays To Response Blocking When Used As Treatment For Problem Behavior Maintained By Automatic Reinforcement, Megan Leigh Kliebert 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Effects Of Delays To Response Blocking When Used As Treatment For Problem Behavior Maintained By Automatic Reinforcement, Megan Leigh Kliebert

LSU Master's Theses

Response blocking and response interruption are common interventions for problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement in the treatment literature, but these interventions may be extremely challenging for caregivers to implement with fidelity (i.e., immediately blocking each instance). We evaluated the effects of challenges to the procedural integrity of response blocking and interruption procedures upon the maintenance of treatment effects for problem behavior maintained by automatic reinforcement for two young men by measuring aberrant behavior under several conditions including a baseline condition, an immediate response blocking or interruption condition, and delayed response blocking or interruption conditions (e.g., 3-s, 15-s ...


Changing Perceptions Of Archaeology In Post-Katrina New Orleans: A Geographic Information Perspective, David Patrick Harlan 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Changing Perceptions Of Archaeology In Post-Katrina New Orleans: A Geographic Information Perspective, David Patrick Harlan

LSU Master's Theses

Hurricane Katrina had a significant impact on the number and distribution of known archaeological sites in New Orleans, Louisiana. Due to government mandated investigation in heavily damaged areas, many archaeological sites were recorded in geographic locations where there were previously none recorded. This thesis examined the spatial distribution of sites in the context of archaeological predictive modeling to determine the impact of disaster recovery on site location. In addition, decision making processes that led to the discovery of sites were examined to determine how they contributed to spatial bias in the distribution of sites recognized by the Louisiana Division of ...


Resistant Starch And Sodium Butyrate Reduce Body Fat In Rodents, Kirk Adam Vidrine 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Resistant Starch And Sodium Butyrate Reduce Body Fat In Rodents, Kirk Adam Vidrine

LSU Master's Theses

Introduction: Obesity levels in the United States have significantly increased in the last forty years. Lifestyle and pharmacological treatments have been largely ineffective in treating obesity for most people. Both Resistant Starch (RS) and Dietary Sodium Butyrate (SB) are bioactivties which have shown the ability to decrease body fat levels of rodents without increasing physical activity or decreasing energy intake. Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and peptide YY (PYY) are gut hormones that may be involved in increased energy expenditure at a cellular level with dietary RS and SB. Objective: To discern if SB and RS both work through the increase ...


The Effects Of Comedic Media Criticism On Media Producers, Lindsay Nicole Newport 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Effects Of Comedic Media Criticism On Media Producers, Lindsay Nicole Newport

LSU Master's Theses

Leaning heavily on the media criticism and soft news literatures, the study analyzed comedic media criticism and the effect (if any) it has on the practices of media producers by studying a early 2009 exchange between The Daily Show host Jon Stewart and Mad Money with Jim Cramer host Jim Cramer. In the exchange, Stewart criticized the financial advice Cramer doles out on Mad Money, suggesting that Cramer perhaps knowingly leads his viewers astray with ill-advised stock tips. A quantitative content analysis of claims (N=510) pulled from Mad Money transcripts both before and after Stewart’s criticism of Cramer ...


In Search Of State Government: The Lack Of State Legislative Coverage In Local Television News, German Adolfo Alvarez 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

In Search Of State Government: The Lack Of State Legislative Coverage In Local Television News, German Adolfo Alvarez

LSU Master's Theses

This study examines how the institutional characteristics of local television news stations affect the stations’ coverage of state legislative news. Focusing on the state of Louisiana, the researcher conducts in-depth interviews with news workers from the seven media markets in the state. The interviews were focused toward the decision makers in the newsroom in order to examine the process that determines the newscast the audience receives. The interview discussions centered on the news making process. In addition, the interviews focused explicitly on the effect of proximity to the state capitol; coverage of state level news versus community level or national ...


Interview No. 1639, Itzhak Kotkowski 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1639, Itzhak Kotkowski

Combined Interviews

Itzhak Kotkowski is an author that wrote about his experiences in the Holocaust during World War II; he was born in Warsaw, Poland on December 25, 1921; his family was Jewish, attended private school; Mr. Kotkowski addresses anti-Semitism among Polish people, personally never experienced it; he lived in the Jewish section, enjoyed life there until the German invasion on September 1, 1939; he recalls being at home when Warsaw was occupied, had always respected German culture; he explains his father worked hard to give them an education; he describes his three sisters, one was in Mexico, one immigrated to the ...


Fragmented Authoritarianism And Politics Of Hydropower In China : Case Studies Of Tgp & Nrp, Miu Fai, Tommy WONG 2010 Lingnan University

Fragmented Authoritarianism And Politics Of Hydropower In China : Case Studies Of Tgp & Nrp, Miu Fai, Tommy Wong

Theses & Dissertations

Thanks for economic improvements since the ‘open-door policy’ in 1978; China’s international status has been improving economically and even politically. For instance, she has become a major contributor of BRIC which is a group of four most rapidly developing countries in the world, i.e. Brazil, Russia, India and China, and the largest buyer of U.S. treasury bonds in the world. Nevertheless, a number of intellectuals like Liu and Shirk pointed out that there are still a number of difficulties – both exogenous and endogenous – underneath.1 This research would like to concentrate on one of the aspects which ...


Spirituality And Ageing : A Qualitative Study Of Religiosity Of Chinese Older Persons In Hong Kong, Yuk Ha WONG 2010 Lingnan University

Spirituality And Ageing : A Qualitative Study Of Religiosity Of Chinese Older Persons In Hong Kong, Yuk Ha Wong

Theses & Dissertations

The life expectancy of Chinese people in Hong Kong is increasing and is amongst the longest in the world. However, many people, especially older persons may experience chronic ill-health and, less detectable, many may also be experiencing alienation, loneliness, meaninglessness and fear of death. Spirituality and spiritual care, which focus on the healing of the soul and quest for meaning, are important to many people as they age and face the prospect of death, and therefore they may have existential anxieties. A holistic healthcare approach, which views humans as bio-psycho-social-spiritual beings, stresses the importance of spirituality to people’s health ...


Book Review: Why Don't Students Like School? A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How The Mind Works And What It Means For The Classroom By Daniel T. Willingham, Leza Madsen Associate Professor 2010 Western Washington University

Book Review: Why Don't Students Like School? A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How The Mind Works And What It Means For The Classroom By Daniel T. Willingham, Leza Madsen Associate Professor

Western Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Resources To Encourage Entrepreneurial Creativity And Innovation, Stephen Fadel 2010 The University of Maine

Resources To Encourage Entrepreneurial Creativity And Innovation, Stephen Fadel

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Diy Media: Movement Perspectives On Critical Moments, Produced By Mark Read. A Dvd Series From Deep Dish Tv (1988-2010), Martin Wallace 2010 University of Maine - Main

Diy Media: Movement Perspectives On Critical Moments, Produced By Mark Read. A Dvd Series From Deep Dish Tv (1988-2010), Martin Wallace

Library Staff Publications

This is part one of a two-part review of the DVD Series DIY Media: Movement Perspectives on Critical Moments, produced by Mark Read. This part of the review covers the following parts of the video series: Expression = Life – ACT UP, Video, and the AIDS Crisis; Many Yeses, One No – Confronting Corporate Globalization; and Resistencia Y Solidaridad – El Salvador, Colombia, and the U.S. Solidarity Movement. Both the technical quality of the series and its content are reviewed. The second part of this review, covering other parts of the series, was written by another reviewer and is not included here.


Creativiteit En Coalitievorming, Rory L. Sie 2010 Open University of the Netherlands

Creativiteit En Coalitievorming, Rory L. Sie

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Creativiteit gebruiken we allemaal, de een wat meer dan de ander. Je hoeft je maar te vervelen, en je gaat al op zoek naar nieuwe activiteiten. Je bedenkt mogelijke activiteiten en kiest de beste; je bent dus creatief bezig. Onderwijl leer je allerlei nieuwe dingen. Dat doe je door bestaande kennis, die je dus soms eerst moet verwerven, te combineren. Dit wordt de psychologische P-creativiteit genoemd[1]. Of je kunt totaal nieuwe, innoverende dingen bedenken waar nog nooit iemand eerder op is gekomen, de historische H-creativiteit[1].


A Simulation For Content-Based And Utility-Based Recommendation Of Candidate Coalitions In Virtual Creativity Teams, Rory L. Sie, Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Peter Sloep 2010 Open University of the Netherlands

A Simulation For Content-Based And Utility-Based Recommendation Of Candidate Coalitions In Virtual Creativity Teams, Rory L. Sie, Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Peter Sloep

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Psychological literature shows that people do not always make rational choices with respect to whom to collaborate with. Providing the value of candidate connections may help them choosing the right people to connect with in a network. This paper presents a model about coalitions in creativity that will be used to generate content-based and knowledge-based recommendations of candidate coalitions.


Digital Integrity And The Teaching/Learning Nexus: Taking The Pedagogical Pulse Of The Multi-Location University., Jeannette Stirling, Kerryn Hopkins, Brendan Riddick 2010 University of Wollongong

Digital Integrity And The Teaching/Learning Nexus: Taking The Pedagogical Pulse Of The Multi-Location University., Jeannette Stirling, Kerryn Hopkins, Brendan Riddick

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This case study considers questions of pedagogical and educational integrity in relation to multi-location or distributed learning environments that deploy blended learning models. Specifically, we engage with the implications of these models in light of recommendations that Australian universities continue to improve access for students from low socio-economic backgrounds and other identified equity groups. We provide an overview of the critical success factors germane to the implementation of these models at the University of Wollongong in 2000 and examine some of the pressure points that have emerged as the project expands into 2010.


Leveraging Research Quality Assessment Exercises To Increase Repository Content - An Australian Case Study, Michael K. Organ 2010 University of Wollongong

Leveraging Research Quality Assessment Exercises To Increase Repository Content - An Australian Case Study, Michael K. Organ

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The legacy of Australia’s national research quality assessment process – Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) - at the University of Wollongong during 2010 was improved integration between the institutional repository and research management systems, and a move towards digitisation of the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) with consequent flow-on of metadata and digital objects to the institutional repository. Whilst ERA was a diversion from the task of securing open access content through faculty promotion and one-on-one contact with researchers, it nevertheless gave rise to a semi-automated process which promised improved rates of content acquisition.


Building Our Association - The New Grad Way, Clare B. McKenzie 2010 University of Wollongong

Building Our Association - The New Grad Way, Clare B. Mckenzie

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

As often happens, I found myself turning to the Oxford Dictionary when trying to start writing this article. That venerable tome defines a profession as, among other things, "a body of people engaged in a particular profession". A professional association, then, is nothing more or less than a group of those professionals engaged in somehow furthering, advancing, or representing both profession and professionals. I think.


Scoping A Distributed Leadership Matrix For Higher Education, Sandra Jones, Ann Applebee, Marina Harvey, Geraldine E. Lefoe 2010 RMIT

Scoping A Distributed Leadership Matrix For Higher Education, Sandra Jones, Ann Applebee, Marina Harvey, Geraldine E. Lefoe

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

While there has been significant research into the theory and practice of distributed leadership in the school system, there has been less research into its applicability into higher education. This is somewhat surprising given the pressure on universities to reshape their governance models to accommodate a more competitive business environment as education becomes an important contributor to national economies. It is also interesting that, despite resistance from academics to the more ‘enterprise-based’ approach to shaping university leadership, there has not been a focus on a distributed leadership model that appears to accommodate the need for the autonomy that underpins academic ...


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