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Scirj Volume VI, Issue I, January 2018 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796


Publication starts: 25th January 2018
Full Paper available from: 25th January 2018


Chemical Composition, Amino Acid and Collagen Content of Snakehead (Channa striata) Fish Skin and Bone
Rosmawati, Effendi Abustam, Abu Bakar Tawali , Muhammad Irfan Said

Abstract: Utilization of snakehead fish as a health food has an impact on increasing by-product of skin and bone. This study aims to evaluate the chemical composition, amino acids and collagen content of the skin and bone of snakehead fish, as a consideration in its use further. This study used the skin and bone from snakehead fish in weight 900 to 1,000 g. Characteristics of skin and bone of snakehead consist of chemical composition and amino acid content. The percentage of water and protein is higher in the skin, and conversely, the fat and ash content is higher in bone. The highest percentage of amino acids in the skin and bone were glycine and proline, respectively, and the presence of hydroxyproline shown that the skin of snakehead fish was the source of collagen.
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Relationship between the Chairman’s Statement and the Value Relevance of Annual Reports for Listed Banks in Kenya
Gitahi J., Dr. Memba F. , Dr. Nasieku T.

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore whether there is a significant relationship between chairman’s statement, as a representative of non – financial disclosure otherwise called narrative accounting, and value relevance of annual reports for listed banks in Kenya. The study used content analysis and financial analysts’ perception to quantify sixty chairmen’s statements included in years 2010 to 2015 annual reports of ten banks listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) over the entire period. The study adopted a survey research design. Both primary data and secondary data were used. Primary data was obtained through survey questionnaires administered on respondents who were financial analysts at a total of sixty one firms (investment banks, stock brokers, fund managers and investment advisers) who were licensees of Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) as at 30 April 2016. Secondary data was obtained from the corporate action register by NSE, NSE handbook, the daily market statistics from the NSE and annual reports released by the banks studied. Content analysis program ATLAS.ti 8, OneLook dictionary and Ms Excel 2007 were used for content analysis. Data analysis was carried out using SPSS version 20 and Stata 13. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for analysis. Statistical F- test was used to test the significance of the independent variable on dependent variable. The results revealed that the chairman’s statement had a positive and significant relationship with value relevance of annual reports which was measured by the annual average market price per share. This study therefore concluded that inclusion of the chairman’s statement in annual reports is useful for investment decisions on the shares of listed banks. The study recommends an expanded role of the auditor in reviewing the chairman’s statement and other accounting narratives.
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Relation analysis group factors reference, location and price on consumer decision in shopping in traditional markets
Ruhiyat, Novy. J. Kasenda, Leavy. R. Pandey, Grace Ropa

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to analyze the influence of partial factors reference group, location and price to consumer decisions in shopping, and to analyze also these factors simultaneously affect the consumer decision in shopping in traditional markets Pinasungkulan Karombasan Manado. As a result of preliminary observations, which indicate that there are symptoms of declining sales revenue, the traders of traditional markets Pinasungkulan Karombasan Manado, in addition to the unhealthy competition with the emergence of modern markets, is also suspected due to the influence of several other factors. The method used in this research is descriptive explanatory survey method, with the application of quantitative design. Data collection techniques used to capture primary data from 50 respondents, traditional market consumers Pinasungkulan Karombasan Manado, through questionnaires and interview guides, while secondary data were collected through documentary techniques. Technical analysis of data through multiple regression statistics.
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The Influence of Akhlaq to Tax Compliance Behavior, and Niyyah as Mediating Variable of Moslem Taxpayers in Malaysia
Lince Bulutoding, Ambo Asse, Abd. Hamid Habbe , Sanusi Fattah

Abstract: According to the Islamic concept all behaviours are determined by its Niyyah (intention)(Hag, 2011: 108; Nawawi, et al., 2012: 12; Shihab, 2012a: 588-589; Syamhudi, "T": 12 and Sa'di, 2015a: 310). There is no behaviour without niyyah (intention). Niyyah (intention) is determined by motivational factors (Syamhudi, "T": 12; and Hag, 2011: 108). According to the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) and (TPB) behaviour is determined by its intention, and one of the determinants of intention is attitude (Fishbein and Ajzen 1975; Ajzen 1991). 285 Muslim taxpayers responds in Malaysia were collected and analysed through survey using SEM. This study was conducted with purposive sampling. Results of this research will be further discussed in this article.
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EFFECTS OF MARKETING MIX, BANK IMAGE AND SERVICE QUALITY ON CUSTOMERS’ SATISFACTION AND LOYALTY OF THE PEOPLE CREDIT BANK IN SOUTH SULAWESI
Yonggris, Haris Maupa, Sumardi, Idrus Taba

Abstract: This study aims to analyze the effects of marketing mix, bank image and service quality on customer satisfaction and loyalty of the People Credit Bank (BPR) in South Sulawesi. This research was conducted at BPR located in the cities of Makassar and Palopo and the districts of Bone and Gowa in South Sulawesi. These four locations were chosen as the development of BPR in these areas declined in the last 5 years. The number of sample collected using proportional sampling method was 400 costumers. The statistical method to analyse the data was by using Structural Equation Modeling with AMOS software application. The study found that both marketing mix and service quality had significant positive effects on customer satisfaction and loyalty, while the bank image had a positive but it has no direct significant effect on customer loyalty. The bank image, however, has an indirect significant effect on loyalty through customer satisfaction. Thus, marketing mix and service quality need to be given attention by BPR to improve customer satisfacton and their loyalty.
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The Role of Education Institutions in Conducting Radicalization Contract in Indonesia
Dr. Yusuf Ali

Abstract: The exposure of students by the radicalization program carried out by the radical group should be a problem that must be considered by educational institution in Indonesia, so later educational institution also pays attention to the charge counter radicalisation in the learning process which is done in their institution. One of the most influential educational institution which in Central Sulawesi was Alkhairaat Foundation which has schools and universities in Central Sulawesi. From research conducted with qualitative methods, it is found that Alkhairaat has been instrumental in implementing counter radicalisation by doing contra-grievances, contra-ideology and contra- mobilization, generally done in the community through da'wah (recitation and social activities carried out by the autonomous organization under Alkhairaat Foundation), and in particular institutionalized of education that is under the Alkhairaat Foundation, through character education by requires the implementation of the "Alkhairataan" curriculum which made directly by Alkhairaat Foundation and it should be applied. Obstacles faced by Alkhairaat Foundation in carrying out counter radicalization especially regarding budget constraints to carrying out the activity and to build supporting facilities activities. The role of Alkhairaat institutions in conducting counter radicalisation has managed to prevent the radicalisation of its environment, by applying "Alkhairataan" local content in schools, madrasah, boarding schools and University. So that the curriculum of Alkhairataan character education can bea model of making a character education curriculum that is currently being persued by the Government to be applied nationally in any school.
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Analysis of Ethics and Investor Behavior and Its Impact on Financial Satisfaction of Capital Market Investors
RIKA DWI AYU PARMITASARI, DJABIR HAMSAH, SYAMSUL ALAM, ABD. RAKHMAN LABA

Abstract: Satisfaction is an important measure of the desired level of happiness. The achievement of the desired financial level in order to achieve the happiness of life for the individual is symbolized by financial satisfaction. The behaviors undertaken by the individual can be a trigger for improvement in satisfaction. Investment and ethics are mutually beneficial relationships. Investment decision-making by investors will be measured ethically. Based on that, this research focused on analysis of the influence of investment ethics on the behavior of capital market investors and its impact on capital market investors' financial satisfaction. The research showed that investment ethics affected financial satisfaction, investment ethics also affected investor behavior. Moreover, investor behavior influenced financial satisfaction. This research also indicated that investment ethics influenced financial satisfaction with investor behavior as intervening.
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The North Natuna Sea Renamed as Geopolitics of Indonesia in Natuna
Yugolastarob Komeini, Nurmasari Situmeang, Fadra

Abstract: This study provides the analysis of the dynamic of strategic feature in South China Sea, especially China nine-dash line policy. This study extends to Indonesia response through the geopolitical policy to protect sovereignty and marine sources in Natuna. Certain international reports, together with several official document and literatures will be gained to collect some data to give a picture of the analysis. The main findings in this analysis explain that history factor used by China finally impacts Indonesia sovereignty and marine sources in Natuna. Strategically, Indonesia responses those threats through name changing and new map to protect its interests as geopolitical step. The result of this study highlights that adaptation on the geopolitic development means the preparation to calculate the national interest, especially related to great powers rivalry.
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Philosophy of Human Sexuality: Kantian Sexual Ethics as a Panacea for Sexual Violence and an Authentic Pathway towards Development in Africa
Purissima Egbekpalu

Abstract: History reiterates that philosophy is the life wire of civilization owing to the indisputable fact that philosophical ideas are both effects and causes that shape human history and transform the society for good as it enquires directly into the phenomena of life, while it concerns itself with the basic questions and problems confronting man and his existence and the environment in which he lives. It avails and promotes critical and creative thinking as well as moral reasoning that equip man with the appropriate character of right conduct in relation to himself and to others in building a healthy humane human society.
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Design of 2kVA Solar Inverter
Olajuyin Elijah Adebayo, Olubakinde Eniola

Abstract: Solar and Wind energy generators are quite common presently due to advances in the technology. This will lead to further increase in the use of photovoltaic (or PV) and Wind generators and more so that Nigeria electricity production continues to fluctuate without appreciable increase in total output. This study was design and implementation of 2.0 kVA solar power system to solve the problem of power failure in our environment. It is a means of providing an alternative power supply in our homes and offices in case the mains fails and it environmental friendly since produces not smoke and sound. It was carefully designed with 2 solar panels that were wired in parallel and with 2 batteries rated 200AH/12V and were also connected in parallel to produce current. The inverter was 2kVA to produce 12V DC to 220V AC voltage. It can be used in any establishment and this can also be generating in large capacity and it can be into grid if it generated in large quantity.
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The Effects of Tourism Products, Service Quality and Destination Uniqueness to the Satisfaction and Loyalty of Tourist in South Sulawesi
H i k m a h, Otto Randa Payangan, Abdul Razak Munir, J u s n i

Abstract: This study aims to analyze the influence of tourism products, the service quality and the uniqueness of the destination toward tourist satisfaction and loyalty. This research was conducted in the five most visited areas of South Sulawesi; Makassar, Maros, Bantaeng, Bulukumba, and North Toraja and as many as 250 respondents have been set during the research. SEM analysis techniques with AMOS software were both applied. The results show that Tourism Products have a positive and significant influence on the satisfaction of tourists as well as positive and significant relationship to the loyalty of tourists. On the contrary, Service Quality has a positive but not significant impact on the loyalty of tourists. The uniqueness of Destination however has positive and significant influences on the satisfaction of tourists and has a negative and insignificant influence on the loyalty of tourists. The satisfaction of tourists has a positive and significant influence on the loyalty of tourists.
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