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Publication date: 7 March 2016

Hillman Wirawan and Muhammad Thahir Bandu

The purpose of this paper is to consider the implication of self-efficacy training for international students (SETIS). International students faced various transitional…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to consider the implication of self-efficacy training for international students (SETIS). International students faced various transitional challenges which also potentially attenuate their academic performance. Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) is sufficient in explaining this phenomenon as well as suggesting self-efficacy enhancement strategies.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is a speculative viewpoint on the implications of SETIS. The author reviewed relevant literature and systematically constructing the SETIS based on the SCT. The SCT was used to design an appropriate training to help international students cope with transitional challenges which significantly attenuate their academic performance.

Findings

The SCT and self-efficacy theory were relevant in designing the training for international students. There are four key elements of the SETIS: goal-setting; effort explanation; modeling; and sharing and evaluation. The implementation of SETIS follows the common rule in conducting effective training including need assessment and post-training evaluation. Information from academic performance record, English as Second Language test score, General Self-efficacy Scale, Students’ Adaptation to College Questionnaire, and Focus Group Discussion is also necessary to justify the need for SETIS.

Research limitations/implications

Despite theoretical evidence of the SETIS, further research is necessary to test the effectiveness of this training. Future study in this specific area should focus on examining the effectiveness of the training.

Originality/value

This paper addressed important issues in international education. A systematic effort in providing robust and theoretical-based training for international students is necessary. By considering the importance of self-efficacy and academic performance, this paper had begun an initial effort in designing training for international students who are struggling for a transitional challenge. Additionally, this paper provides a practical guideline in implementing SETIS.

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The International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, vol. 33 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-4880

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Book part
Publication date: 6 September 2019

Erik Cohen

Three myths of life on other celestial bodies are examined as potential motivators for space tourism. The historical myth of extraterrestrial planetary life was debunked…

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Three myths of life on other celestial bodies are examined as potential motivators for space tourism. The historical myth of extraterrestrial planetary life was debunked by modern astronomy. The twentieth-century myth-like belief in the existence of stellar civilizations or extraterrestrial intelligence has engendered an extensive search for transmitted signals from such civilizations, but none have yet been detected. The post-modern myth of aliens visiting the Earth by unidentified flying objects, engendered new religious movements; however, it is silent about the aliens’ stellar origins, while the new religions do not encourage adherents to visit the aliens’ abodes. In the final analysis, none of the three myths offers an incentive for space travel and tourism.

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Space Tourism
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-495-9

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Publication date: 1 March 2021

Usman Arief and Zaäfri Ananto Husodo

This research studies private information from extreme price movements or jumps. The authors calculate the private information using a reduced form model from the…

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This research studies private information from extreme price movements or jumps. The authors calculate the private information using a reduced form model from the stochastic volatility jump process and use several statistical robustness tests as well as several frequencies to improve our consistency. This study reveals that private information is significant in explain the existence of jumps in capital markets in Southeast Asia, whereas macroeconomic events cannot explain them. The authors determine empirically that private information in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia are not persistent and its value gradually decreases when we use the lower frequency. Based on the Fama–Macbeth regression, this study shows that private information in the capital market has a strong positive relationship with individual returns in Indonesia’s capital market and Thailand’s capital market for all frequencies.

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Recent Developments in Asian Economics International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics
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ISBN: 978-1-83867-359-8

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Publication date: 20 January 2021

Ram Jiwari and Alf Gerisch

This paper aims to develop a meshfree algorithm based on local radial basis functions (RBFs) combined with the differential quadrature (DQ) method to provide numerical…

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Purpose

This paper aims to develop a meshfree algorithm based on local radial basis functions (RBFs) combined with the differential quadrature (DQ) method to provide numerical approximations of the solutions of time-dependent, nonlinear and spatially one-dimensional reaction-diffusion systems and to capture their evolving patterns. The combination of local RBFs and the DQ method is applied to discretize the system in space; implicit multistep methods are subsequently used to discretize in time.

Design/methodology/approach

In a method of lines setting, a meshless method for their discretization in space is proposed. This discretization is based on a DQ approach, and RBFs are used as test functions. A local approach is followed where only selected RBFs feature in the computation of a particular DQ weight.

Findings

The proposed method is applied on four reaction-diffusion models: Huxley’s equation, a linear reaction-diffusion system, the Gray–Scott model and the two-dimensional Brusselator model. The method captured the various patterns of the models similar to available in literature. The method shows second order of convergence in space variables and works reliably and efficiently for the problems.

Originality/value

The originality lies in the following facts: A meshless method is proposed for reaction-diffusion models based on local RBFs; the proposed scheme is able to capture patterns of the models for big time T; the scheme has second order of convergence in both time and space variables and Nuemann boundary conditions are easy to implement in this scheme.

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Engineering Computations, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-4401

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 28 November 2018

Nepal's hydropower resources.

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Publication date: 13 August 2020

Daniel William Mackenzie Wright

Human fascination in the unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and alien paranormal phenomenon is rich in history, explored widely in popular culture and many personal…

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Purpose

Human fascination in the unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and alien paranormal phenomenon is rich in history, explored widely in popular culture and many personal beliefs exist across society. The tourism industry offers a range of places where consumers can encounter such a phenomenon. Reports continue to highlight the growth in consumers participating at UFO and alien tourism attractions and locations. Significantly, the purpose of this paper is to shine a light on the relationship between UFOs, aliens and the tourism industry.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper takes a pragmatic philosophical approach by embracing a multi-disciplinary analysis. This study examines a range of secondary data information, statistics, reports and research studies.

Findings

By identifying the current impotence of the UFO and alien tourism markets and the growing consumer participation in it, this paper presents a theoretical starting point in the form of a model, which maps the current landscape of the industry from supply and demand perspectives. This study should be seen as a stepping stone towards further research into the UFO and alien tourism industry and provide researchers with a theoretical platform and novel ideas through which to explore the subject.

Originality/value

The phenomenon includes an established eclectic mix of attractions and likewise tourist motivations for visiting are wide and diverse. However, the subject lacks academic consideration. Thus, this paper presents original research and timely discussions on the topic.

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Journal of Tourism Futures, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2055-5911

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Book part
Publication date: 6 September 2019

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Space Tourism
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-495-9

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Publication date: 1 September 2005

Marc Prensky

The objective of the paper is to investigate computer processor cycles as an untapped resource in the field of education.

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Purpose

The objective of the paper is to investigate computer processor cycles as an untapped resource in the field of education.

Design/methodology/approach

Looks at how computer processor cycles could be potentially used in education.

Findings

Finds that test and demographic data could be analyzed more deeply while the computer is supposedly idle.

Originality/value

Provides interesting suggestions as to the use of computer processor cycles in education.

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On the Horizon, vol. 13 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 1 February 2004

William T. Rupp and Alan D. Smith

Any solution that will solve the problem the entertainment industry is currently facing will need to address the underlying theme in the decline of self‐policing and…

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Any solution that will solve the problem the entertainment industry is currently facing will need to address the underlying theme in the decline of self‐policing and morally acceptable behavior in terms of intellectual rights. It has become a norm to download music off the Internet and transfer them onto compact discs (CDs) without compensating the artist who created the music or the firms that created, packaged, promoted, and distributed the music materials. Within the repackaged application will be technology that will allow the consumer to sample the product as well as make a purchase instantly over the Internet. This will benefit the entertainment industry in several ways: expanding the number of distribution channels (providing greater reach); utilizing the P2P‐related networks to their advantage rather than disadvantage (providing greater richness); opening international markets with relative ease; and providing faster delivery times and the ability to provide a much richer content than what is currently offered. Through a succession of models, the basic conclusion is that the Internet plays a much more important role with regards the entertainment industry than currently believed. Although the artists should rightfully be compensated for their artistic talents, it is time that a new model is created to compensate them, since the existing model is not going to work due to the inadequacies of the current distribution channels that are being used by the entertainment industry.

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Information Management & Computer Security, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-5227

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Publication date: 1 September 1999

Toby Burrows

The humanities are facing considerable difficulties and pressures in Australian universities, as staff numbers fall and research funds shrink. Despite this, various…

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The humanities are facing considerable difficulties and pressures in Australian universities, as staff numbers fall and research funds shrink. Despite this, various innovative projects, aimed at creating electronic versions of texts and other cultural materials, are currently in progress. A range of different cultural institutions is involved, though the university and state libraries are the most active participants. Funding for such projects is difficult to come by, and the future looks somewhat uncertain. If a more coordinated and coherent approach to building digital libraries is to succeed in Australia, researchers and cultural institutions will need to work together to establish the appropriate financial and organizational frameworks.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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