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Savannah Hockey Classic Attendance Motivation, Chris Hanna, Chris R. Barnhill, Gregg Rich, Amy Rundio, Christina Gipson 2020 Georgia Southern University

Savannah Hockey Classic Attendance Motivation, Chris Hanna, Chris R. Barnhill, Gregg Rich, Amy Rundio, Christina Gipson

Journal of Tourism Insights

The Savannah Hockey Classic has become a very successful annual university club hockey team tournament. The 21st edition of the tournament was held in January 2020 in Savannah, Ga. featuring the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Florida, Florida State University, and University of Georgia club hockey teams—the same teams that have comprised the tournament for many years. This study utilized Personal Investment Theory (Braskamp, 1986) and the SPEED scale (Funk, Filo, Beaton, & Pritchard, 2009) for attendance motivation assessment. Social interaction motivations were significantly higher for county residents, spectators attending with friends, spectators attending with family, and past ...


Evaluating Local Environmental, Cultural, And Economic Implications Of The Chinese Park System: Taking Sichuan Province Parks As An Example, Lauren Waldman 2020 Oberlin College

Evaluating Local Environmental, Cultural, And Economic Implications Of The Chinese Park System: Taking Sichuan Province Parks As An Example, Lauren Waldman

The Macksey Journal

Studies of the modern-day Chinese park system invite us to examine ecotourism trends, resource management, and economic development as extensions of government policy goals (Wang and Yang, 1999; Ryan and Huimin, 2009; Wang and Bramwell, 2012). However, such studies often only focus on national-level parks and do not distinguish between the various types of Chinese parks on the basis of historical presence or lack of human activity in the park area. In order to fully understand the cultural, environmental, and economic impacts of the Chinese park system, we must examine the historical basis for and the cultural implications of the ...


Perceived Benefits And Barriers To Participation In Exercise Among Jordanian University Students, Khaldoun Hamdan 2020 Al Ahliyya Amman University

Perceived Benefits And Barriers To Participation In Exercise Among Jordanian University Students, Khaldoun Hamdan

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

Insufficient physical activity is a risk factor for many non-communicable diseases, therefore; the purpose of this study is to examine university students’ perceived exercise benefits and barriers. This cross-sectional descriptive study used Exercise Benefits/Barriers Scale to examine perceived benefits and barriers to exercise among a convenience sample of 517 university students in Jordan. Participants reported significantly higher perceived barriers to exercise than perceived benefits from exercise. The most important perceived barrier to exercise was “I am too embarrassed to exercise”. Moreover, “I will live longer if I exercise” and “exercising increases being accepted by others” were the most important ...


Project Management: A Help Or Hindrance A Collaborative Research, Ayman Abu-Rumman 2020 Al Ahliyya Amman University

Project Management: A Help Or Hindrance A Collaborative Research, Ayman Abu-Rumman

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

This small-scale mixed method study explored perceptions of how different project management approaches and tools are used by those working in industry and within academia, and how this may impact on collaborative research projects given their distinct and unique nature. The study also aimed to generate suggestions for how collaboration between industry and academia could be strengthened in the future. Underpinned by a phenomenological perspective, a survey and interviews were conducted with a sample of Jordanian professionals from different industry and academic organisations who had previous experience of working on collaborative research projects. The study identified, consistent with other studies ...


Build A Job Satisfaction Scale From The Views Of Aau Academic Staff In According With The Item Response Theory, Mohammed Marshoud 2020 Al Ahliyya Amman University

Build A Job Satisfaction Scale From The Views Of Aau Academic Staff In According With The Item Response Theory, Mohammed Marshoud

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

The study aimed to build a job satisfaction scale from the views of AAU academic staff in according with the item response theory, where the population study consisted of all academic members at Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU) for the year (2018/2017), and they approximately reach (257) academic members, the sample consisted of (154) academic members, which constituted 60 of the original study population, (92) males and (62) females who were randomly selected. The study tool was designed and built based on theoretical literature and scales on measuring job satisfaction at universities. the study tool consisted of (60) items which ...


The Level Teachers’ Knowledge In Public Education For Learning Disabilities Students In Regards Of Variables In Kuwait, Ahmad Saeedy 2020 PAAET Basic Education College

The Level Teachers’ Knowledge In Public Education For Learning Disabilities Students In Regards Of Variables In Kuwait, Ahmad Saeedy

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

Knowledge, Teachers, learning difficulties, Kuwait, Training Experience


Review Of The Curving Techniques To Evaluate University Test Scores: A Critical And Analytical Study, Afif Rahma, Sophie Barguil 2020 Al Ahliyya Amman University

Review Of The Curving Techniques To Evaluate University Test Scores: A Critical And Analytical Study, Afif Rahma, Sophie Barguil

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

This study presents a critical review of the proposed mathematical methods for curving students scores. Through the presentation of these methods, the study attempts to ask key questions such as: the causes of dispersion in the tests results, the criteria and principles on which the curving methods are based, the limits of application of these methods. The study also attempts to examine the role of the cognitive level of the student, the subjective factors related to the process of learning and teaching, the conditions of admission and registration in the university programs, and the impact of the above on the ...


The Impact Of Using The Electronic Barcode Test Via Smartphone In The Achievement Of The Graduate Students In The Achievement Of The Graduate Students In The Faculty Of Educational Sciences At Amman Arab University And Their Attitudes Towards It., Jehad Almomani, Moen AlNasraween 2020 Amman Arab University

The Impact Of Using The Electronic Barcode Test Via Smartphone In The Achievement Of The Graduate Students In The Achievement Of The Graduate Students In The Faculty Of Educational Sciences At Amman Arab University And Their Attitudes Towards It., Jehad Almomani, Moen Alnasraween

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

This study aimed to identify the effectiveness of using barcode via smartphone in the achievement of graduate students in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at Amman Arab University and their attitudes towards it. The sample of this study is consisted of (63 male and female students studying the statistics in the scientific research course at the Faculty of Educational Sciences in the second semester of the academic year (2018-2019). The sample was selected in an intentional manner and it was divided randomly into two groups; one is experimental and the other one is control. To achieve the goal of this ...


Human Resources Planning And Its Effect On The Application Of Total Quality Management Of Jazan University, Zakyeh Arishi, Ikhlas Altarawneh 2020 Alfaisal University

Human Resources Planning And Its Effect On The Application Of Total Quality Management Of Jazan University, Zakyeh Arishi, Ikhlas Altarawneh

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

This study aims to examinethe effect of Human Resources Planning on the application of Total Quality Management at Jazan University. It aims to demonstrate the actuality of Human Resources Planning practices and process the application of Total Quality Management in Jazan University. The study adopts the descriptive analytical approach by using self-administrated questionnaire as a data collection method. The questionnaire was distributed to a convenient proper sample out of (100) top management level at human resources officials, and quality officials in Colleges of Arts and Sciences in Al-Ardha and Samtah, College of Education in-Arts Departments in Sabya, Academic Institution for ...


Goal Orientation Driving To Study By The Students Institute Science And Technical Physical And Sports Activities In Souk Ahras University, Algeria, BenSayah Samir 2020 University of Souk Ahras

Goal Orientation Driving To Study By The Students Institute Science And Technical Physical And Sports Activities In Souk Ahras University, Algeria, Bensayah Samir

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

The purpose of the study was to know the level of goal orientation Driving to study by the students of institute science and technical physical and sports activities in Souk Ahras University, as the differences between them according to the variables of the sex, the level of study and the specialty. For that, the researcher used the descriptive analytical method and has distributed a questionnaire (Elliot & Charch 1997) to a simple of 72 students, then he statistically treated the results using the software spss. We found that students have a high level goal orientation and that there are no differences ...


Harmonization Between The Outputs Of Community Colleges And The Labor Market In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia /Community College In Hafr Al-Batin As A Sample Model, Leena Alkhlewi 2020 King Saudi University

Harmonization Between The Outputs Of Community Colleges And The Labor Market In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia /Community College In Hafr Al-Batin As A Sample Model, Leena Alkhlewi

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

This study aims to provide a methodology proposed to achieve harmonizing between the Graduates of community colleges and the Saudi labor market needs. The researcher uses the descriptive survey method. A questionnaire is made to collect credible and acceptable data, whose basic study sample is faculty members in Community Service College in Hafr Al-Batin, which are 32 members. Researcher has got 26 answers, and this study has been applied during academic year 2018G, 1439H. the most prominent results are that there is a high degree agreement of harmonizing between theoretical and applied courses, and that courses of Community College in ...


The Degree Of Commitment Of The Faculty Members In The Faculty Of Arts And Sciences In Al-Ahliyya Amman University To The Basic Rules In Building Objective Tests, Attributed To Some Variables, Awnieh Sawalha, Asmaa Al Omary 2020 Al Ahliyya Amman University

The Degree Of Commitment Of The Faculty Members In The Faculty Of Arts And Sciences In Al-Ahliyya Amman University To The Basic Rules In Building Objective Tests, Attributed To Some Variables, Awnieh Sawalha, Asmaa Al Omary

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

This study aimed to determine the degree of commitment among faculty members of the Art and Science faculty at Al Ahliyya Amman University to the basic rules in the construction of objective tests of 4 various types; true or false, filling the blank, multiple choice questions, comparison question. And weather the commitment degree is affected by different variables like years of experience and speciality. The study sample consisted of 41 faculty members, who were chosen intentionally from different specialties in the art and science faculty of the 2017/2018 academic year. The researchers developed a tool to measure the degree ...


The ‘Dark Power’ Of Instagram: Prospects And Threats For Tourism Organisations, Nicola Capolupo, Valerio Giampaola, Gabriella Piscopo 2020 University of Salerno, Italy

The ‘Dark Power’ Of Instagram: Prospects And Threats For Tourism Organisations, Nicola Capolupo, Valerio Giampaola, Gabriella Piscopo

International Journal of Islands Research

The key to understand and analyse the dynamic relationship between territories, organisations and tourists is currently undergoing significant changes. Due to both their endogenous and exogenous factors, territories should be read as complex adaptive systems (CAS), i.e. systems structurally composed of different sub-systems which interact with each other and help to improve the central systems thanks to the interconnections established among themselves. Thus, in this scenario, territories evolve into potential tourism destinations if these changes make them particularly attractive and capable of setting a profitable dialogue with new emerging tourists profiles. As a matter of fact, contexts and in ...


Evolution Of Tourism, Challenges, And Its Sustainability In An Island State: Case Study Of Malta, Silvio Attard 2020 Economic Analysis Department, Central Bank of Malta

Evolution Of Tourism, Challenges, And Its Sustainability In An Island State: Case Study Of Malta, Silvio Attard

International Journal of Islands Research

This study analyses historic developments in Malta’s tourism industry, focusing on the changing characteristics of demand and supply. The recent surge in inbound tourism appears to be largely driven by increased air connectivity to and from Malta. The advent of low-cost carriers is considered an important positive supply shock on the local sector. At the same time, the sustained shift towards stays in private accommodation can be partly explained by changing preferences, but also by capacity constraints in collective accommodation establishments. Moreover, the paper discusses the economic importance of tourism for the Maltese economy. It also examines the issue ...


From Insularity To Islandness: The Use Of Place Branding To Achieve Sustainable Island Tourism, Angeliki Mitropoulou, Ioannis Spilanis 2020 University of Aegean

From Insularity To Islandness: The Use Of Place Branding To Achieve Sustainable Island Tourism, Angeliki Mitropoulou, Ioannis Spilanis

International Journal of Islands Research

This paper aims to outline the role that place branding plays in shaping a new framework for sustainable island tourism. Islandness, as a contemporary context, underlines that islands share a set of unique features and they need to be studied on their own terms; they combine elements of urban and rural regions at the same time. Place branding is evolving as a crucial element for differentiated marketing that conditionally can also form an alternative tool to achieve sustainability for island regions. Therefore, policy makers need to examine tourism policies for island regions through the lenses of Nissology. It is commonly ...


Competitive Intelligence For Insular Territories, PIERRE FOURNIE, Henri Dou 2020 University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée-France

Competitive Intelligence For Insular Territories, Pierre Fournie, Henri Dou

International Journal of Islands Research

For centuries, the intrinsic and ubiquitous parameters of insular territories have governed social, economic and political life within the island and with outer territories. Besides some biological and physical determinism, there exists a psychological factor that conducts islanders to feel that they possess a rich and a unique identity (Gombaud, 2007:593). Nowadays, islands are impacted by communication technologies and globalization, international law and politics. The opening to tourism, international trade and foreign capital, modifies the usual landmarks and often means that traditional activities and know-how are abandoned. Historically located at the periphery, islands suddenly appear at the centre of ...


Developing Island Identities Through Citizen Approaches? The Contribution Of Cultural Rights Exploratory Approach By Two Islands In Brittany, Leila Damak, Danielle Pailler 2020 University of South Brittany

Developing Island Identities Through Citizen Approaches? The Contribution Of Cultural Rights Exploratory Approach By Two Islands In Brittany, Leila Damak, Danielle Pailler

International Journal of Islands Research

The identity of insular territories is generally built from top-down and ‘institutionalised’ political logics. However, in the challenge for differentiation between territories and islands, these approaches have their limits. It appears necessary to coordinate external economic and tourism development issues with local territorial issues, by identifying cultural resources as understood by cultural rights. To deploy a renewed island territorial marketing, would be a question of implementing participatory projects and methodologies to meet the following challenges: How to create a common culture? How to promote citizen tourism? How to reveal the identities involved? Our research proposes to analyse the challenges of ...


Wine Tourism In Island Destinations: The Case Of Crete, Nikolaos Trihas, Anna Kyriakaki, Efthymia Sarantakou, Konstantinos Tsilimpokos 2020 Hellenic Mediterranean University

Wine Tourism In Island Destinations: The Case Of Crete, Nikolaos Trihas, Anna Kyriakaki, Efthymia Sarantakou, Konstantinos Tsilimpokos

International Journal of Islands Research

Wine tourism is a type of special-interest tourism which has recorded a remarkable growth over the past few years, creating challenges and opportunities for wineries and wine regions to diversify and gain a competitive advantage. Many wine regions around the world – including several island destinations such as Tenerife, Sicily, Santorini, Corsica, Sardinia – have recognised the economic benefits of wine tourism, although much effort is needed to transform a wine region into a wine tourism destination. Within this framework, this paper aims to explore the level of wine tourism development in the Greek island of Crete. To achieve this objective, a ...


Ijir Title Page And Table Of Contents Vol. 1(1), Giovanni Ruggieri, Patrizia Calò, Razaq Raj, Kevin A. Griffin 2020 Leeds Beckett University

Ijir Title Page And Table Of Contents Vol. 1(1), Giovanni Ruggieri, Patrizia Calò, Razaq Raj, Kevin A. Griffin

International Journal of Islands Research

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The Emotive Configuration And Toll Of Slow Violence: Investigating The Emotional Lives Of Homeless And Housed People In Contemporary Orange County, California, Danilo Escobar Guzman 2020 University of California, Irvine

The Emotive Configuration And Toll Of Slow Violence: Investigating The Emotional Lives Of Homeless And Housed People In Contemporary Orange County, California, Danilo Escobar Guzman

The Macksey Journal

Borrowing on Rob Nixon’s term of “slow violence”, this paper will expose and discuss possible foundations that structure and solidify tolls of slow violence in contemporary Orange County, California. Specifically, slow violence from an emotive perspective among Latinx homeless and at risk individuals. Thereby, it will be shown that environmental changes in the lives of Latinx homeless and at risk, pose a foundation for these emotive tolls that further underpin slow violence. This paper will further raise questions of moral responsibilities, since violent alienation against migrants further inflicts emotive injuries among the Latinx homeless. Lastly, this paper will discuss ...


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