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September 2014 Volume 27 . Number 1. ISSN :2305-4557

Title

THE EFFECT POPULATION DATABASE UTILIZATION ON PUBLIC SERVICE QUALITY IN INDONESIA

Author

Irman

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 001-012    Vol 27. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

This research aims to find out the impact of the effectiveness, efficiency and strategy of population-database’s utilization on the quality of public service in Indonesia. This research will also formulate a new model in improving quality of public services in line with utilization of population database. It focuses on effectiveness, efficiency and population database utilization strategy in public service by user institutions. The populations of this study are 32 (thirty-two) user institutions. It means all population is being use as sample. The study observes that the effectiveness and efficiency in using population database has significant correlation with the improvement of public services. Effectiveness in utilizing population database (X1) contributed 14.8%, while the efficiency in utilizing population database (X2) contributed 13,9% to variable quality of public serves (Y) respectively. It means that the more effective and efficient population database utilization, the higher improvement of public service quality. In line with the utilization of population database as mention above, it has found strategy formulation or ‘Model’ in improving quality of public service.

Keyword

Population database, effective and efficiency, public service quality

 

 

Title

THE INFLUENCE OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP AND BUREAUCRACY APPARATUS BEHAVIOR TO THE SERVICE PERFORMANCE IN RESETTLEMENT AREA
IN DKI JAKARTA

Author

Ahmad Zubaidi

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 011-025    Vol 27. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

The government is responsible for improving the welfare of the people through the provision of public services. Settlement is one of the vital needs for the people - as a government concern in Jakarta which each year faces flooding problems and an increasing of slum areas. On the other hand, the ability of the government is very limited in providing decent housing and settlements. In order to serve people for good residence, especially for low-income residents, Governor of Jakarta has been implemented resettlement policy by relocating poor people from the banks of rivers and reservoirs to some flats (public housing). This study aims to analyze the influence of servant leadership and apparatus behavior to the service performances on resettlement activities. Determination to 291 sample of household by using random sampling method. Data were collected in March-April 2014 using the method: observation, interviews and focus group discussion. Data Analysis is using structural equation modeling analysis (SEM). The results showed that: (1) Serving Leadership has a significant effect on the government performance in the resettlement case. (2) The apparatus behavior has a significant effect on the government performance in the resettlement case (3) Both serving leadership and apparatus behavior jointly affect to the service performance. The research implications are the application of serving leadership and the improvement of bureaucratic behavior which is very important to improve the government services performance in the resettlement case.

 

 

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Title

KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES OF NUTRITION AMONG COMPLEMENTARY ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE USERS

Author

Chui Y. C., Jaafar, S.N. and * Yusof, H.M

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 026-035    Vol 27. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

The demand for complementary alternative medicine (CAM) has been increasing in both developed and developing countries. A recent survey indicated that (69.4%) of Malaysians have used various forms of Traditional and Complementary Medicine (TCM) and that (55.6%) had used TCM during the twelve months prior to the study. However, health professionals still lack knowledge of CAM.  Furthermore, most findings related to TCM therapies are difficult to assess due to an abundance of variables. Thus, the main objective of this study is to investigate knowledge and attitudes towards CAM as well as nutritional practices and the prevalence of CAM utilization in Johor. The cities of Batu Pahat and Kluang were selected by using a random sampling technique. Self administrated questionnaires with close ended questions were distributed to sixty adult males and sixty adult females. Our questionnaire was divided into five sections including socio demographic data, the prevalent utilization of CAM, as well as nutritional knowledge, attitudes and practices. This study revealed a relatively high use of massage therapy (54.2%) when compared to other types of CAM. Expenditures for CAM products and practitioner fees (per visit) were less than RM 500 during the prior twelve months. Treatment for illnesses was the main purpose for CAM use and musculoskeletal problems were the main health complaints. ‘Fewer side effects’ were also cited as the main reason for patient useo f CAM. In addition, average scores for nutritional knowledge (52%) and practices (65.8%) among CAM users were at nominally satisfactory levels while ‘nutrition attitudes’ scored higher (73.9%). Women showed greater nutritional knowledge, attitudes and practices and thus, scored higher than men: (p<0.001). However, we discovered no significant relationship between nutritional knowledge and socio-economic characteristics (p>0.05).  There does, however, appear to be positive correlations between ‘nutritional knowledge’ and attitudes (r=0.496, p<0.001),as well as practices (r=0.427, p<0.001).

Keyword

nutritional knowledge, attitude, practices, complementary alternative medicine (CAM)

 

 

Title

THE ANATOMY OF THE FOREIGN(-OY/-AY) 2.0:
A COMMENTARY ON EAT BULAGA’S SEGMENT
USING POPULAR FORMS OF ONLINE DISCOURSE AND POP CULTURE

Author

 Dominique Angela M. Juntado

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 036-043    Vol 27. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

 

This article is a reconstruction of the author’s initial, unpublished, inventive work critiquing a segment of a Philippine noontime show called Eat Bulaga. It is a creative sociocultural obiter dictum which is about the twin segments entitled YOU’RE MY FOREIGNOY and YOU’RE MY FOREIGNAY. It brings to light its significance as not only a mass cultural reference but also in terms of questioning the parameters of belonging in a foreign culture and the extent of being able to become a part of a national history. Readers of this article will see how while this is a Philippine case which is based locally, it is global in its reach and provides scholars of the social sciences an interesting point of argument for the discussion of the politics of culture.      

 

Keyword

Foreignoy, Linguistic Anthropology, Colonial Mentality, National Pride, Ethnic Pride, Noontime show, Eat Bulaga, George Carlin, Rex Navarete

 

 

Title

DELIBERATELY FALLING THROUGH A CODED RABBIT HOLE:
A SOCIOCULTURAL WRITTEN “LET’S PLAY” OF
AMERICAN MCGEE’S ALICE

Author

Dominique Angela M. Juntado

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 044-073    Vol 27. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

Based on an in-class gameplay lecture series conducted by the author during the quarter terms she has taught in Mapua Institute of Technology (Intramuros) in years 2009 and 2010, the article is a conversion of her academic surmises on American Mcgee’s PC game inspired by Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass into print. This written version includes an expansion to the lecture series which involves the addition of more levels and the inspection of game data. The heart of the discourse covers how the game can be played using a social scientific gaze, from appreciation of game data to select in-depth level analysis.  The article then concludes with some final remarks regarding the gameplay narrative as well as recommendations for those intending to carry out future related studies.

Keyword

American James Mcgee, Alice in Wonderland, We’re All Mad Here, SS11, PSY10,  Mapua Intramuros, Juntado-ism, EA Games, Wicked Disney, Rogue Entertainment, Cheshire Cat, Steampunk,  Throwback for Videogames, Beware of spoilers

 

 

Title

CHINA STILL AN ECONOMIC MODEL FOR INDIA

Author

Khursheed Hussain  Dar and Tariq Ahmad Bhat

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 074-077    Vol 27. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

India and China were almost identical economies in 1950’s both facing all the problems of typical underdeveloped economies, like low investment, extreme poverty, huge unemployment, high inflation, shortage of capital goods and many more; But are seen as the economic super powers of the future decades. Both the economies are not sharing the same economic status in the contemporary times, because of huge differences in achieving economic goals and targets. China and India are the world's two most populous countries, with over 40% of the world's people on a contiguous land mass in Asia, hence the economic development of these two countries has a substantial impact on the global economic welfare. Despite the common platform, china has emerged the leading global economic force in the early decade of the 21st century while India is still fighting against the forces responsible for its economic backwardness.

 

 

Keyword

Economic and social infrastructure, Decision making, Economic backwardness

 

 

Title

RESEARCH ARTICLE
THE UTILIZATION OF ONLINE-MEDIA ON HIV-AIDS HEALTH INFORMATION BY PUBLIC IN BANDUNG

Author

Dr. Evie Ariadne Shintadewi, Heru Ryanto Budiana

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 078-088    Vol 27. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

A dramatic change of Internet use influences not only in technology area, but also on social, politics, culture-economics, and including health aspects.
One of the technology revolutions in communication media is the rise of Internet based media, known as online media. The availability of online media has an impact on people’s behavior on information seeking.
The occurrence of online media established itself as one of the source of information for people of Bandung to access on health information concerning HIV-AIDS. In 2012 Bandung had the highest number of people with HIV-AIDS.
This research will describe about the online media utilization of health information seeking on HIV-AIDS for people in Bandung. This research focusing on ranges of people in Bandung, a potentially HIV-AIDS infected people such as survey and FGD.teenager and their parents, with related parties responsible for HIV-AIDS prevention program in Bandung.
The first stage of the research is mapping out how people of Bandung utilize online media to acquire health information on HIV-AIDS, what are the effects on the utilization, what role does some parties have on that particular effort, and what are the obstacles in using online media.
In long term (the next step of the research) it is hoped that a comprehensive pattern or model of communication on utilization of online media as source of information on HIV-AIDS in Bandung will be discovered.
Survey respondents are picked up randomly on ranges of people in Bandung by purposive sampling technique. FGD is done with media experts to obtain qualitative data on online media in Bandung. Deep Interview, observation and literature review are being carried out to complement data from

Keyword

online media utilization, HIV-AIDS and health information

 

 

Title

OVERVIEW  THE stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV  IN  JAYAPURA CITY OF PAPUA INDONESIA

Author

Maria CY Hukubun

 

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 089-096    Vol 27. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

City of Jayapura, this  site has a number of studies of HIV / AIDS by  amount 1914 people in 2011. This issue of HIV / AIDS has now become a social problem in the development of people with HIV / AIDS called PLWHA. In addition to health problems, also face psychosocial problems, ie, they are stigmatized through discriminatory treatment both internally and externally.
This study aims to describe the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV that occurred in Jayapura City.
This study used a qualitative method with a phenomenological design. The main informants were 9 people living with HIV who experience stigma and discrimination from the surrounding environment and of itself-depth interviews were used to collect the data. The validity of the data is done with the member check and trick description.
The Stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV still happens in Jayapura. Given the stigma against people with HIV because of public knowledge that HIV is only transmitted through sexual intercourse, therefore PLWHA labeled a sinner and destroyer of the family name. Not a few people living with HIV who experience discrimination from family, social environment, the workplace, health care and even in places of worship.

 

Keyword

Threats, stigma, discrimination

 

 

Title

A STUDY ON BARRIERS OF CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN ELECTRONIC-BASED COMPANIES

Author

Bibi Noraini Bt Mohd Yusuf, Zurina Bt Zulkifli, Intan Maizura Bt Abd Rashid, Syahida Bt Kamil,

 

 

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 097-117   Vol 27. No. 1 -- 2014
Abstract

Rapid growths in economic development and trade globalization have necessitate the number of firms to expand and extend their businesses abroad. A sizeable number of firms have been opening new plants in other countries or hiring their employees from overseas, creating a diversity of workforce. A diversified workforce will create cross-cultural differences leading to cross-cultural communication. This research aims to analyze the barriers of cross-cultural communication in electronic-based companies. The subjects for this study, comprising company operators and middle to top management were randomly selected from electronic-based companies domiciled in Northern Peninsular Malaysia. This study adopted a quantitative approach method, where questionnaires were distributed among 200 employees. Analysis of data compiled was carried out using the SPSS version 20.0 mode. Through an in-depth analysis and application of this study, there is a bigger impact of multinational firm communication in the cross-cultural communication. In addition, the dimensions of national cultures, high and low context communication, language and communication system have no apparent effects on the cross-cultural communication. A lesson to company managers is that issues such as misunderstanding, miscommunication and misinterpretation will arise in the workplace if managers and employees do not fully understand the cultures of each other.

 

 

Keyword

Cross culture management, Communication system, High and low context communication and Dimensions of national cultures.