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Scirj Volume VI, Issue XI, November 2018 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796


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


ASSESSMENT OF THE LEVEL OF ANTHROPOGENIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO HEAVY METAL POLLUTION ON SOME ABANDONED WASTE-DUMP SITES IN THE YENAGOA METROPOLIS IN BAYELSA STATE
Lewis Igo, Erepamowei Young, Timi Tarawou

Abstract: Industrial revolution has caused a great increase in the heavy metal pollution of soils with no exception of soils at waste dump sites. However, anthropogenic sources are not the only sources of heavy metal pollution, hence this research work was aimed at assessing the anthropogenic contributions to metal pollution on some abandoned waste dump sites in the Yenagoa metropolis in Bayelsa State. Soils samples were collected from sites and analyzed using flame atomic absorption spectrometer. Pollution indices were calculated from the analytical results. Concentrations ranged (0.044 mg/kg – 2.048 mg/kg, except Fe), contamination factor (0.274 – 4.604), pollution load index (1.06 – 1.741), ecological risk index (71.61 – 167.67), ecological risk coefficient (0.72 – 138.12), geo-accumulation (- 0.057 – 1.181), Nemerow multi-factor (0.34 – 3.65), pollution contamination indices (0.35 – 3.87), modified degree of contamination indices (1.11 – 2.41), contamination degree indices (7.40 – 14.50), enrichment factor (0.497 – 7.435). Generally, these values indicate that the abandoned waste dump sites are only minimally polluted and may not adversely affect farming activities. The results are also consistent with the low level of industrialization of Bayelsa State.
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EFFECTS OF TALENT MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP STYLE AND MOTIVATION ON EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES IN WEST JAKARTA AND WEST JAVA, INDONESIA
Supraptiningsih , Otto Payangan , Nurdin Brasit, Ria Mardiana

Abstract: In this globalization era, companies faced with many challenges to improve employees performance. Of the many challenges, talent management is one of them. Due to this particular challenge, companies desperately need qualified workers. However, to get qualified workers is certainly not easy as they have to compete with other companies. The important of qualified workers for the company is partly to make the company wheels to achieve optimally the desired goals, that is, to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of operations that can bring the organization to success. Talent management will greatly help the success of the desired goals by determining, finding, developing and managing and maintaining talented employees in an effort to achieve strategic goals and future business needs. This study, by using both primary and secondary data aims at examining effects of talent management, leadership style and motivation on the employees performance of the Information technology industries in West Jakarta and West Java, Indonesia. This study found that talent management has significant effect on Employee Performance. Leadership Style influences Employee Performance and Motivation have significant influence toward Employee Performance. Also, Management Talent, Leadership Style and Talent Management Motivation have a positive and significant effect partially or simultaneously on Employee Performance. Thus, concern to these significant variables is a must for the information technology industries under surveyed in increasing their employees performance.
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THE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE JOB SATISFACTION: A STUDY OF MINING COMPANIES
Irwan Usman, Haris Maupa, Siti Haerani, Muhammad Idrus Taba

Abstract: This study aims to analyze the effect of recognition factors of competency certification that affect job satisfaction in mining companies. The design of this study is a survey to obtain and collect primary data so that it can explain the influence between variables. This research was conducted at several mining companies in the Eastern Indonesia Region. The study population was employees of three mining companies, then sampling systematically randomized. The analysis technique used is multiple linear regression analysis to explain the influence between variables. The results showed that the variables of education, professional, industry, and self-taught recognition had a significant effect on job satisfaction. The contribution of this study explains that the recognition adopted from the recognition theory has given a large degree of influence on emotions and positive attitudes for employees.
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Local Economic Development Tourism Village on the slopes of Mount Merapi (Case Study in Balerante Village Community Kemalang District Klaten District)
Djoko Puguh Wibowo, Bernadin Dwi M, Miguna Astuti

Abstract: The eruption of Mount Merapi in 2010 makes the landscape of the southern slopes have uniqueness and natural charm that encourages people to develop tourism. Tourist developments tend to decline as a result of the management is done by partial and not yet included the community as the main actor. The study was conducted in Balerante village located on the South slope of Merapi. Objective: identify tour players, of the economic potential of local and formulate strategies Balerante Village travel development. The research is done through Descriptive, Qualitative and Case Studies. The analysis focuses on the principles and stages screwed Local Economic Development (LED) or a Local Economic Development (LED). The results showed, the position Balerante village and tourist resort located in disaster prone areas and special areas so that the model developed travel to be part of the mitigation and conservation, and increasing the competitiveness of the local economy. To that end, the vision of its development strategy to be achieved is Brought Desa Balerante As Desatinasi Community-Based Ecotourism, through three strategies, namely: Developing a Tourism Village Nature and Culture, Creating Sustainable and Resilient Balerante Village Disaster and Achieve Competitive Local Economy. Key to the success of the development is the commitment of the Government and Parties, the ability of managers to innovate through the differentiation and diversification of tourism products, as well as integrated promotion.
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Bioclimatic of mycosis among wild and endemic animals captive-bred at Tsimbazaza Park in the Madagascar
RAZAFIARISOA Berthine, RAZAIARIVELO Christine, RAMAROMILANTO Boromé

Abstract: The Madagascar is renowned as a country with a high endemism Fauna. The island is among the hotspot biodiversity countries. In fact, some infectious diseases are harmful for its wild endemic animals but related information is lacking. This study is carry out to overcome at this deficit. The method of records‘ research is used to estimate the incidence of the mycosis among these animals which were captive-bred at the Tsimbazaza Park. Then, a bioclimatic study is done to appreciate the influence of climate on the development of fungal pathogens and its impact on animals. During the period of observations from year 2011 to April 2018, three types of mycosis (ringworm, aspergillosis and candidiasis) are affected twelve animals: three of them are healed and the rest died mostly by sudden death. Aspergillosis was common than the others type of infections. All classes of animals (mammals, aves, reptiles) are concerned with eleven endemic species listed on the red list of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Females were more vulnerable than males. The optimum of diseases are located in 2016 and 2017, recorded among the global warmest years. These conditions was favorable both for generating discomfort within the living organisms and for fungus development. Infections were more significant at the two periods of offseason in the Madagascar. These outcomes will help in improving the management of the conservation program by taking into account climate-pathological risks. They may be used too, as eco epidemiology indicators on prevention of the mycosis infections in the Madagascar.
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ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS MICRO SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESS WORKSHOP OF DRONE MANADO (INDONESIA) BASED ON FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
Merry L. Sael, Maykel. A. Tampenawas, Esrie .A.N. Limpeleh, Lusye .C. Kumaat

Abstract: The purpose of this research, to find out how to prepare the Drone Workshop financial statements and financial reports based on Financial Accounting Standards Micro Small and Medium Entities. Research method used with a qualitative descriptive approach. The object of this research is one of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, which is engaged in rental services and services that are located at Jln. Pramuka No.18 Sario Manado. The data obtained and used in this study are primary and secondary data types. Primary data here are data obtained from the results of questions through interviews given to owners of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. While secondary data is obtained through literature. The results of the study show that the Drone Workshop does not record in accordance with the accounting system that applies to the Financial Accounting Standards Micro, Small and Macro Entities because it only records income and expenditure. While based on Financial Accounting Standards - Micro, Small and Medium Entities financial statements consist of Financial Position Reports, Profit/ Loss Reports, and Notes to Financial Statements. The recommendations from the results of this study namely the Drone Workshop must carry out accounting activities starting from recording to making the correct financial statements so that they can be adjusted to the business needs based on Financial Accounting Standards, Micro, Small and Medium Entities. It is better if the owner of the Drone Workshop employs people who are experienced in accounting.
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MODELING SOIL PH FATE IN CRUDE OIL CONTAMINATED SOIL IN THE NIGER DELTA
N. L Nwakwasi, J. C Osuagwu, B. U Dike, H. U. Nwoke & J. C. Agunwamba

Abstract: Environmental degradation issues are of topical concern to communities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Over the years, there has been strong agitation over polluted farm lands in the Niger Delta region by oil companies operating in the area. This is as a result of oil exploration and exploitation in the region. The people in the region can no longer expect good harvest from their farm lands due to oil pollution. This paper is set to investigate the effect of crude oil pollution on soil pH with time. The soil sample collected from the university research farm was artificially polluted with 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, and 0.25 liters per kg of soil. The polluted soils were tested using standard methods at 14days interval. The panel Data Regression model (PDRM) was used to analyze the data. The result reveals that the soil pH content of the soil at various level of crude oil pollution varied with time. This can be attributed to mineralization and immobilization processes in the polluted soil environment. Over time, the soil pH content of the control sample was two (2) times lower than the values of soil pH content at various level of crude oil pollution. The high soil pH at various crude oil pollution level could also be due to reduced microbial activity and depressed soil pH mineralization occasioned by the alkalinity of the soil as a result of the carbonaceous substance in the crude oil. A model which can be used as a predictive tool to determine the level of soil pH fate in crude oil polluted soil has been developed.
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Acceptability of improved Cassava varieties by Cassava processor in Akinyele Local Government Area Oyo State
Olayemi, O.O., Ajanaku, A.O., Babatunde, R.O., Bashir, I.D.

Abstract: The acceptance of improved cassava varieties in any locality at any given time as a result of the interaction factors, lead to learning about the acceptability of improved cassava varieties in general becomes imperative in order to understand the pathways to acceptability. This study revealed the acceptability of improved cassava varieties by cassava processor in Akinyele Local Government Area Oyo state. Multi stage sampling techniques was used, 50% of the ward in the local government was purposively selected. List of registered cassava processor in selected wards was obtained from department of Agriculture and health in Moniya, purposively 50% of cassava processor was selected to give 110 as sample size for the study. The Socio-economic characteristics of the respondents were examined, the respondents source of information on improved cassava varieties, constraints that militating against respondents acceptability and level of acceptability of improved cassava varieties. Frequency and percentage distribution were used to describe the data from Socio-economic characteristics and chi – square and Pearson product moment Correlation (PPMC) were also used to analyzed the data. The result revealed that 78.2% of the respondents had the information source from relative and friends, radio and seminars /workshop. Also 61.8% of the respondents had high respond based on constraints against acceptability. While level of acceptability is low with 61.0%. Chi – square analysis shows that there is no significant relationship between Socio-economic characteristics and acceptability of improved cassava varieties. Also PPMC analysis shows that there is significant relationship between source of information and acceptability (r= 0.245, p=0.0.10).Based on the empirical findings of the study, it could be deduced that respondents acceptability is very low. This may likely to high constraints encountered.
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Back to School—Resilience among Student Mothers in Ghana: The case of Nkawkaw
Zariatu Ibrahim

Abstract: While the negative consequences of teenage pregnancy are well documented and widely discussed in the literature (Bonell, 2004, Harding, 2003, Oyedele et al. 2015) far less attention has been paid to girls who have successfully overcome the challenges associated with teen birth by going back to school after giving birth. This paper explores the protective factors that serve as a shock absorber of the risk factors which influence the resilience building process of young mothers in their decision to return to school after giving birth. Using the qualitative method of enquiry, purposive and snowball sampling techniques were adopted and an in-depth interview of 10 respondents were conducted and analyzed. The results show that student mothers’ main source of social and financial support is from their parents, the reason that influenced their resilience decision making is because they have higher aspirations. Factors such as financial difficulty, stigmatization, and lack of social support among others hindered the resilience building process. The conclusion is that for young mothers to develop resilience towards education, they need to receive financial and social support from significant others.
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TRENDS OF ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA
BISONG THERESA LARRY, EREMI EMMANUEL OHARA

Abstract: The main objective of this study was to assess the trends of ethnic or communal conflicts in Cross River State for a period of fifteen years 2001 - 2016. The study was conducted in Cross River State, Nigeria. Cross River State comprises of eighteen (18) Local Government Areas and Nine (9) Local Government Areas were purposively selected for the study because they are the conflict areas of the state. These selected local government areas include; Abi, Biase, Boki, Etung, Obubra, Obudu, Yala, Odukpani and Yakurr respectively. The effective sample size used for the study was four hundred and forty seven (447). Data were collected with the aid of observation, focus group discussion, interviews and a questionnaire. Data obtained were analyzed using frequency tables and trend analysis. The study therefore recommended that the government and nongovernmental organizations should organize enlightenment programs to sensitize the people on the need for peaceful coexistence and consequences of conflicts, developmental programmes on skill acquisition or entrepreneurship should be conducted in the warring communities, especially those communities that conflict has been reoccurring, to enable the youths acquire skills that will create employment, security personnel should be deployed to warring communities and finally the root causes of conflict in the communities should be investigated by the appropriate authorities and solution sort to bring lasting peace in the area.
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The Strategic impact of products display on consumer buying behavior in selected outlets within the southwestern states of Nigeria
Jacob Olubukola OLADIPO

Abstract: The behavioral pattern of consumers varies in line with the concept of individuality most especially while choosing what, when, where, and how to buy. Two-stage sampling techniques were adopted in selecting 25% of supermarket and grocery randomly in south-western part of Nigeria in line with real supermarket standard. The second stage involved systematic sampling of one out of ten customers at entry point making total respondents forty (40) per supermarket. Primary data were collected through a structured questionnaire administered in the selected states. Descriptive analyses, linear regression, and ANOVA were used to analyze the impact of products display (PD) on consumers’ buying behaviors (CBB). The dependence of PD on CBB estimated at 74% confidence interval (R2= 0.83., Adj. R2 = 0.74, F (5, 494) = 8.91, Prob. > F = 0.000) revealed that all explanatory variables have significant effect on CBB. The study, therefore, concluded that a good display product will strategically influence consumer buying behaviors
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