AcademicMotivation Scale AMS was applied to Business )nformation Systemsstudents for finding out their reasons and motives for enrolling this academic field, for undergraduate and postgraduate academic cycles. The students were presented the AMS scale translated in Romanian, together with other questionnaires. The first part of the paper makes a short introduction to AMS, the second describes its objectives, while the third presents the results.
This study utilized the descriptive type of research method wherein the quantitative analysis was employed using Personal Entrepreneurial Competency (PEC) Self-Rating Questionnaire which was adapted from Management Systems International (MSI) and McBer Team as cited by Azarcon, et. al. (2008) and a documentary analysis of the major examinations from prelim to semi-final of the 33 BSBA – HRMD students in Operations Management course currently enrolled during 2 nd Semester SY 2012-2013 who took the PEC self-rating survey. The uestio ai e as pe so all ad i iste ed du i g o e the esea he s lasses i Ope atio s Management before Final Examination. Frequency count, percentage, rank, weighted mean and Pearson-Product Moment Correlation Coefficient were the statistical tools used to analyze and interpret the data gathered.
The AcademicInformation Decision Support System of Instituto Superior Técnico (SADIA)  is part of the School’s global strategic integration plan of academic management. The IST’s Computer Centre (CIIST) is the entity in charge of the FENIX project : the new integrated academic management Information System of IST. The purpose of the FENIX project is to create a new Information System able to successfully respond to the current needs of all participants in the tuition process (i.e., teachers, students and administrative services). The system performance should enable gains of both time and effort, and the system ought to be designed in a modular way, in order to be easily expanded. The FENIX project has two main tracks: the operational and the decision support tracks. The operational track supports the execution of the School’s functional business processes. The decision support track (i.e., the SADIA system) provides present and historical information organized in terms of key performance indicators to support management decisions. One primary goal of the SADIA system, required by the Board of Directors, is the automatic generation of tables
Dörnyei, MacIntyre, and Henry (2015) observed that, by the end of the 2010s, there was a growing academic research production on second language acquisition within the complex dynamic system perspective, most of which was theoretical in nature. according to these researchers, there is a need for the production of empirical research guided by a CDS approach. Seeking to ill this gap, this article is interested in discussing the interrelation between a teacher’s motivation and her students’ motivation. The three elements - teacher motivation, student motivation, and context - are seen as dynamic systems themselves in continuous interplay with each other inside the English classroom system (DöRnyEI; USHIoDa, 2011; PaIva, 2011; WanInGE, DöRnyEI; DE BoT, 2014).
important player in this field. In the context of Europe Union (EU) small-sized enterprises share is 7.4% of all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which are 23 million and represent 99% of all enterprises . Europe Commission (EC)  reports that only 10% of all small firms used specific ICT solutions for marketing, sales and procurement compared with 20% of medium-sized and almost 30% of large firms. The same report presents that: ―SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) still suffer from limited understanding of ICTs and their potential, limited budget for ICT investments and difficulty in recruiting ICT professionals‖. However, if some years ago the only choice for business was to legalize or make illegal version of commercial software, now open source software is a new choice that can be realized on the business. Using open source technologies information management can intensely increase the complement of services and improve the effective organizational development through low cost and reasonable software solutions .
There exists a common understanding that females have a better gift of language than males. Ample studies have tried to prove or disprove this, but research to-date has not found any conclusive evidence, indeed, results often contradict one another. For example, Hagborg (1995) indicated that there were no significant gender differences on ‘mastery motivation’ intrinsic motivational components. Meece and Jones (1996) also examined gender differences in self-reported fifth- and sixth-grade student confidence levels, motivational goals, and learning strategies in whole-class and small-group sessions. Overall, results revealed few gender differences and indicated that students had reported greater confidence and mastery motivation in small-group lessons (Also see BAR-TAL et al., 1984; KINICKI et al., 1985). Chandler et al. (1981, p. 221) stated that, “The fact that the differences …were generally small leads one to question the meaningfulness of these differences except perhaps in selected instances.” That is, according to Chandler et al. (1981), no significant differences could be identified between male and female student motivations.
O alinhamento entre o neg ´ocio e as tecnologias de informac¸ ˜ao (TI) ´e hoje em dia uma das maiores preocupac¸ ˜oes nas organizac¸ ˜oes. As Arquitecturas Empresariais (AE) e o Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) s ˜ao duas abordagens distintas e de perspectivas diferentes de governac¸ ˜ao, que se tornaram recentemente dominantes. No entanto, projectos paralelos de AE e ITIL podem resultar num desperd´ıcio de recursos e numa duplicac¸ ˜ao de custos e esforc¸os. Para integr ´a-las propomos a definic¸ ˜ao de uma Arquitectura Empresarial espec´ıfica para organizac¸ ˜oes que precisam de gerir servic¸os de TI. O nosso objectivo ´e usar a abordagem das AEs para definir uma arquitectura com as motivac¸ ˜oes, princ´ıpios, conceitos e m ´etodos do ITIL para realizar a gest ˜ao de servic¸os de TI, usando o ArchiMate como linguagem de modelac¸ ˜ao. Demonstramos a nossa proposta atrav ´es de um conjunto de modelos ITIL, aplicados a organizac¸ ˜oes, e constru´ıdos de acordo com as vistas que propomos. Como avaliac¸ ˜ao usamos entrevistas, a framework de Moody e Shanks, e o m ´etodo ontol ´ogico de Wand e Weber.
Abstract: Students abilities to transfer from the community colleges into baccalaureate granting colleges and universities have become a global issue. The rise in students’college attendance has brought about new challenges in the area of academicmotivation depriving them from educational pursuit despite proper qualifications. This comparative-descriptive study has been designed in order to compare between military and non-military students in terms of educational adjustment and motivation power and their related subscales. Subjects were selected from four colleges in Tehran.100 students from each college were selected through random sampling, subsequently the total sample were 400 college students. Half of whom were military college students and the other half was non-military college students. In order to collect data the Bell’s adjustment questionnaire and the questionnaire of educational motivation were used. Comparison between military and non-military students in terms of various aspects of adjustment showed that there is a meaningful difference between military and non- military students in terms of familial adjustment, hygienic adjustment and total adjustment (p≤0.01). Comparison between military and non-military students in terms of educational motivation power showed that there is meaningful difference in the level of p≤0.01 and was higher in military college students. Unlike non-military students, military students will definitely be working in areas relevant to their field of study. On one hand the motive to serve their country is stronger and that is why military students’ academic motive in meaningfully stronger than non-military students, maybe we need to increase motivation in non-military students with providing them job relevant to their field of study. The women Army population is not too high in IRAN so the problem related to this issue is not very serious at the moment. In order to prevent the upcoming problems in this issue we need a thorough studies in this field.
In our study there wasn’t a backing investment from a company, so we needed a tool that could be used for free but that would allow us to design the business processes of a company using the business process modeling notation (BPMN). We found that ADONIS Community Edition (ADONIS:CE) by BOC Group would suit our needs (Harmon, 2010). When compared to ADONIS:CE, the more expensive tools provide more features such as better modeling interface (faster, more intuitive), complete implementation and integration with models and frameworks (Zachman, FEAF, TOGAF), more automated ways of input for populating and developing models. They also provide flexible and extendable platforms that adapt to the company and that can interface with other tools, providing analysis and view manipulation capabilities on the models. Advanced features on the repository are supported such as storage of data in commercial database systems and collaboration of users concurrently on one repository, and finally version control of the model (Sparx Systems, 2010).
Objective: Describe the sexual practices of beginner students of a Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Method: Exploratory and cross-sectional study which included 786 academics enrolled in courses of the health area. Results: 623 (79.3%) were female and the average age was 19.2 ± 3.1 years. 693 (88.2%) adolescents had started sexual life, of which 332 (47.9%) has sexual relations with regular partner and 135 (19.5%) reported regular use of condom. Conclusion: It shows the need of health education actions targeted to the teen population in the University context, especially those of health area, with a view to prevention and to the adoption of healthy habits, highlighting not only biological aspects, but also psychosocial and behavioral. Descriptors: Sexual behavior, Adolescent, Students, Health occupations.
Primarily product innovation is a dimension that considers all factors that affect the development and upgrade of new products in terms of function, quality and consistency, taking the market trends and customers feedback. The activities of developing and upgrading the methodology of the organization´s procedures and introduction of new concept to it, are related to process innovation. The third dimension referred by Lin et al. (2010, p. 114), is marketing innovation, mentions activities regarding the marketing and communication of the organization, like market research, pricing strategy, customers segmentation and marketing informationsystems. Another dimension is service innovation, like product innovation regards all factors that affect the creation, development and upgrade of new services to improve customer satisfaction. Finally, administrative innovation concerns the modifications on the organizational structure or administrative (Lin et al., 2010, p. 114).
XML/XSL - Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language for documents containing structured information. Used to transfer data, it is becoming the standard for web-based integration. XML styles are defined using an XSL style sheet, and XML pages display information according to predefined tags. An XML page can call the tags, once defined, of another XML page and exchange information quickly over HTTP. An XML processor is required to read XML documents and provide access to their content and structure. XML technology is quickly gaining wide business acceptance for its simplicity, its extensibility and its flexibility. XML based integration allows to pull and manipulate data without necessarily writing custom integration code. This type of integration reduces customization costs and implementation time by creating a simple standard for integrating data and content from external sources.
many professional actors related to the financial space (market analysts, accounting firms, traders, money managers, consultancy firms, rating agencies, investment funds managers, institutional investors, business press, etc…) within the field under construction, nonetheless, without, excluding the actors, in the forefront of the firms, uniting though greeks and trojans. The agency theorists Jensen & Meckling (1976), inspired by Berle & Means (1932), were the first to point out the inevitable conflicts of interest between those who make the decisions and those who pay for them; they began questioning the way that American firms had been managed, suggesting managers were prioritizing their own interests to the detriment of the shareholders (Dobbin & Zorn, 2005). According to the authors, the managers used the business profits for the companies’ expansion, aiming to justify their positions in a bigger and more complex firm, thus pursuing the maximization of the corporation size, rather than the maximization of the corporation profits (Dobbin & Jung, 2010).
The tools and materials procured for the training form a start-up package for the students when they graduate – providing additional motivation for students to complete the programme. An assessment was undertaken to ascertain skills required for employ- ment opportunities in the local economy. In Sierra Leone the courses include agriculture, masonry, carpen- try, tailoring and hairdressing.
Local sensitivity analysis (LSA) is mainly used to analyze local influence of parameters on model output. Gradients of parameters vs. model output can be achieved by using LSA. LSA is valuable to systems with simple mathematical representations, fewer undeterministic parameters and easily derived sensitivity equation. LSA methods include directed derivation, finite difference, and Green function.
Students in general said that GIS helped you to organize lots of data and to understand and compare all the information in order to solve problems. For example, one student remarked, “It helps you to organize lots of data and to it everything together.” Students overall liked GIS and MOSS. They said that it was interesting and very different from what they would normally do in science class. For example, Tony said, “It is cool and you are going to get to use the computer.” Students said that they enjoyed going outside (50%), being on the computer and plotting things (30%), collecting the data (15%), and formulating an individual problem question (5%). Jacinta said, “The GIS part of it was cool and I liked making maps on the computer.” Overall students seemed to enjoy the MOSS because they got to go outside, collect data, and use the computers. Students did not enjoy the more tedious and repetitive tasks of data entry, which required accuracy. When asked how MOSS compared to what they normally did in science class, one student responded, “It was a big leap. We started off with little labs and the next thing you know we were outside every day working on the ground. Most of our labs were very small. This was a big jump to go from a one-day thing to a one-month thing. I had never done it before but I liked it.” Students said that in science class they usually read the book, took notes, watched ilms, answered questions, and did worksheets. When they did labs, they were one period in length. They never went outside nor used the computer in science class.
The environment organizing and linking principle also applies to evolution by natural selection. The epigenetic system, through its interaction with the genetic system, is centrally involved. The interaction of the genetic and epigenetic systems not only involves the transmission of information from the environment to the genetic code, the concern of the narrow limits of change principle discussed above, but more importantly, information transmission from the genetic code that permits an organism to function in its environment. Information transmitted from the genetic code is the concern of the environmental organizing and linking principle. The genetic system, the code in the basic DNA sequence of bases (genotype), incorporates the central information to be expressed indicating which proteins are to be manufactured. It encodes information essential for determining a phenotype (physical and physiological characteristics). In contrast, the epigenetic system contains mechanisms that act outside of or in addition to the basic DNA sequence, and is ultimately responsible for the expression of the information contained in DNA. Any activity subsequent to DNA coding is defined as part of the epigenetic system. Thus, the epigenetic system transmits an interpretation of the information in DNA. It communicates phenotypes and enables the variety of phenotypes to be expressed from the genotype. The epigenetic system transmits information from the information store during the production of proteins required for survival in a particular environment.
A versão original da escala foi desenvolvida em língua francesa do Canadá (Échelle de Motivation em Éducation [EME]) por Vallerand et al. (1989), pressupondo a multifatorialidade dos processos motivacionais. É composta por 28 itens e pontuada em uma escala do tipo Likert de sete pontos. Ao ser testada empiricamente pelos autores, em amostras de estudantes universitários do Canadá (estudo 1: n = 358; estudo 2: n = 746), a escala confirmou a presença de sete dimensões, alinhadas com os pressupostos da SDT. Estas formam, então, sete subescalas inter-relacionadas, cada uma constituída por quatro itens, com o propósito de mensurar três tipos de MI e três tipos de ME, além da amotivação. A EME foi posteriormente traduzida para o inglês, originando a AMS (AcademicMotivation Scale) (VALLERAND et al., 1992), sendo testada em suas propriedades psicométricas em 745 estudantes universitários canadenses, reproduzindo a estrutura fatorial de sete fatores da versão em francês. Portanto, o modelo fatorial teórico ou estrutural da EME e da AMS apresenta a motivação intrínseca sob a forma das subescalas motivação intrínseca para conhecimento (MIC), motivação intrínseca para realização (MIR) e motivação intrínseca para experimentar estímulos (MIEE). Além da subescala de amotivação (AMO), o modelo contém ainda três outras subescalas que agrupam as diversas formas de motivação extrínseca: por identificação (MEID), por introjeção (MEIN) e por regulação externa (MERE).
system. Comparable emotional action systems are critical for diverse states of feelings that help to clarify the multi- dimensional concepts of reward and punishment, which encapsulate our meager understanding of the intrinsic val- ue structures of the brain. To properly clarify affects, we must psychobiologically study many emotions and sensory rewards, as well as bodily regulatory/motivational urges (e.g., thirst and hunger). Affective feelings in animals – is- sues that B&R have strategically, perhaps neo-dualistically, minimized – are likely to be true aspects of animate na- ture. An ontological key question, finally neuro-epistemo- logically workable, is the extent to which arousal of core emotional systems, like the SEEKING/Wanting system, is experienced in humans and other animals. Since Freud, it has been increasingly recognized that felt experience stews within an enormous unconscious neural caldron. However, is it culturally and scientifically wise for us to deny, ignore or minimize the probable existence of neuro- affective states in other mammals when so much evidence suggests that they have such experiences? All humans af- firm that affective experiences are critical for the quality of life. Considering the weight of relevant evidence, there is no principled reason (only our desire for proof – which does not exist in science) to marginalize affective experi- ence in the neuro-mental lives of animals. Considering the abundant data from bodily expressive, place-preference, and vocal measures, a scientifically coherent working hypothesis, quite capable of generating testable predic- tions, is that other mammals do have affective feelings functionally similar to our own. Even though we have no access to the precise nature of their associated cognitions and qualia, for optimal progress, it is reasonable to enter- tain a role for neuroaffective core processes for scientifi- cally understanding what animals do. If basic affects arise