Humanities and Social Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017

  • Imported Traditional Pottery: Methods of Overcoming the Challenges for Traditional Ceramics Industries in Oman

    Badar Mohammed Almamari

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: 21 September 2016
    Accepted: 6 December 2016
    Published: 14 January 2017
    Abstract: In the new global economy, the development of traditional ceramics industries has become a central issue for individual ceramicists and craft enterprises alike. In Oman, over the past decade the Public Authority for Crafts Industries (PACI) has played a strong role in supporting the traditional ceramics industry. However, recently, competition from... Show More
  • Anxiety About Aging in University Students Comparisons by Gender

    Susana Ivonne Aguirre Vasquez, Martha Ornelas Contreras, Julio Cesar Guedea Delgado, Gerardo Joel Arredondo Martell, Elia Veronica Benavides Pando

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 5-8
    Received: 14 December 2016
    Accepted: 28 December 2016
    Published: 19 January 2017
    Abstract: The aim of this research was to compare the profiles of anxiety about aging in Mexican university students to aging. The total sample was of 1669 subjects; 851 women and 818 men with a mean age of 20.53 years (SD = 2.82) and 20.89 years (SD = 2.03) respectively. The approach adopted in the research is framed within a quantitative approach with a de... Show More
  • Research on Reasoning Logic in Mongolian Medicine

    Xiaohui Wang, Na Yi, Siwen Wei, Lidao Bao

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 9-13
    Received: 9 February 2017
    Published: 10 February 2017
    Abstract: Mongolian medicine is one of the basic disciplines of Mongolian Studies. Mongolian medicine plays an important role in prevention and treatment of diseases in northern ethnic minorities, particularly the Mongol nationality. As an important research field of Mongolian Studies and an important part of the traditional Mongolian culture, Mongolian medi... Show More
  • The Potential Contribution of Ethiopian Diaspora in Development: The Presenting Absent Partners

    Tariku Raga Lencho

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 14-25
    Received: 22 December 2016
    Accepted: 3 January 2017
    Published: 21 February 2017
    Abstract: This day, it seems that there is a general consensus among scholars and policy makers that Diaspora could play paramount roles in enhancing development processes to alleviate poverty in developing countries like Ethiopia. This study aimed to elicit the potential roles of Ethiopian diaspora in promoting the country’s development. Eventhough numerous... Show More
  • Factors Affecting Quality of Life among Elderly Population in Iran

    Laleh Golamrej Eliasi, Hamideh Addelyan Rasi, Arash Tavakoli

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 26-30
    Received: 9 January 2017
    Accepted: 6 February 2017
    Published: 1 March 2017
    Abstract: This study aimed to find out the factors affecting older adults’ quality of life in Tehran. The present study was included 380 respondents aged 60 and over. Standard quality of life questionnaire (WHOQOL – BREF) was used to collect the data. Correlation Coefficient Pearson, T-test, ANOVA and Spearman were used to assess the association between qual... Show More
  • Effect of the National Health Insurance Scheme on Community-Based Health Planning and Services in the Vieri Zone of Wa West District of Ghana

    Kanlisi Kaba Simon, Issaka Abdul-Hakim, Faustina Akwetey

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 31-45
    Received: 23 January 2017
    Accepted: 9 February 2017
    Published: 4 March 2017
    Abstract: Ghana launched the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) initiative in the year 2000 in furtherance of the ideals of primary health care. The CHPS strategy was adopted by the MOH as a national programme to bridge the gap in access to healthcare. It provides for a Community Health Officer (CHO) to be resident in a community and with th... Show More
  • Studying on Inheriting and Innovation of Self-Identity Spirit to Chinese Traditional Culture

    Lin Dan

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017
    Pages: 46-52
    Received: 6 March 2017
    Published: 10 March 2017
    Abstract: The association with different nation and countries being existed since ancient time, the development of globalization, digitization and informatization opens Pandora's box for present countries, which also helps countries cast off the traditional and parochial culture prospective and recognizes itself and relations with the whole world. The proble... Show More