The difficulty in solving math problems across all grades not only is well-known in Greek schools, but also to all over the world. This empirical quantitative research will attempt to check whether practice routine math problems plays a positive role in effectively solving these problems. Twenty-five students from ninth-grade (students 14–15 years old) of a public school asked to solve one non-routine problem similar to PISA's math problems. Then, after collecting the tests, the students who solved it in an acceptable manner identified as strong solvers, while those who did not solve it were identified as weak solvers. Questionnaires were then administered in order to find out the hours that the students spend solving math problems at home while their grades in Mathematics were filled out by the teachers. Using the SPSS statistical package, appropriate statistical measurements were conducted that showed practice is an important factor in effectively solving routine problems.
Impact of Customer Satisfaction on Customer Loyalty – The Study on Supermarkets in the Jaffna District
T.Lesly Vannarajah, Ajith Medis (Author)
This research takes a cautionary stance to a study of customer satisfaction and customer loyalty of leading supermarkets in the Jaffna district. Customers now demand better customer services from retail supermarkets of KFC (Jaffna), TCT (Nallur), CO-OPCITY, SATHOSA and GARGILS (Jaffna, Manipay) have been better to upgrade their service-oriented propositions. This study attempts to find out the impact of customer satisfaction on customer loyalty. Data was composed over a period of one month using survey questionnaire from 50 walk-in customers who met during the survey time at each entity. The data collected were then analyzed using SPSS 20. Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis were used to examine the correlation between independent variables and dependent variable. The results of the study indicated that there is a positive correlation between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty at the level of 0.1 and more customer satisfaction significantly impacts on customer loyalty. Thus, this study will bring some interesting outcomes and also will be helpful to marketers, policy makers, and future researchers on the same area. Further, the successful completion of this study would hopefully add to the new dimensions of literature with regards to the important aspects of entrepreneurship in the Jaffna District.
N.S.A. Samsudin, A.Q. Adeleke, W. A. Ajibike (Author)
Effects of Contractors’ Delay Factors on Building Project Performance Among Kuantan Malaysian Construction Industry
N.S.A. Samsudin, A.Q. Adeleke, W. A. Ajibike (Author)
In Malaysia, construction companies have played a great role in the growth of the country’s economy over the years. Timely completion of construction projects is a major criterion of project success. Failure to complete the project on time will ultimately result in a delay. The need to control the causes of delays during the construction process arise when the number of delay project has been increased from time to time. Hence, it is essential to identify the causes of this problem from the early stage of the construction project. Some studies in the construction field have shown that quality performance by contractors has been decreasing and affecting the organization’s level of advancement in the industry. To address the issue, this paper aims to investigate the significant relationship between contractor experience and building project performance in Kuantan Malaysian construction projects, and to examine the significant relationship between effective communication and building project performance in Kuantan Malaysian construction projects. Eighty-nine (89) construction companies that registered under the CIDB Malaysia among Kuantan, Malaysia construction companies were surveyed. PLS-SEM technique was used in this research to assess both the measurement and structural models. The results showed that contractor experience and effective communication played a significant positive relationship on building project performance among construction companies operating in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.
The Influence of Organizational Culture on Construction Risk Management among Kuantan Malaysian Construction Industry: A Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling Approach
M.P. Ismayana, A.Q. Adeleke (Author)
Organization culture in nowadays industry especially the construction industry has become something crucial in determining the success of the construction project. The unsuitable culture can have an impact on the organization itself, based on the project management perspective. As for the construction, it is likely to face a different problem such as the quality that did not meet the expectation, overbudget, delay in terms of scheduling, unsafe condition and dissatisfaction of the clients. These problems above show how risky the construction project is. There are a few characteristics that show that the construction industry is different from other industries. This is why understanding the organizational culture is crucial because of the differences that will be faced. To address these issues above, this study aims 1) to investigate the relationship between market culture and Management risk in Pahang Malaysia; and 2) to identify the relationship between the hierarchy culture and Management risk in Pahang Malaysia. The researcher collected data from 89 respondents among construction companies in Kuantan. In this research, the PLS-SEM technique was used to analyze both the measurement and structural models. The result shows that there is a significant positive relationship between market culture and Management risk among the construction industry in Pahang, Malaysia. Meanwhile, the relationship between hierarchy culture and management risk was statistically not significant. Implications for practice and future research were also discussed.
The Role of Organizational Culture on Sustainable Construction among Malacca Malaysian Construction Industry: A Partial Least Square Approach
N.A. Subani, A.Q. Adeleke, J.A. Bamgbade (Author)
This research studies the influence of organizational culture on sustainable construction among G7 contractors operating in Malacca, Malaysia. As there are opinions buttressing the need to integrate culture that reinforces devotion towards sustainability in an organization so as to ensure a successful sustainability adoption in project’ activities. Therefore, in response to this apprehension, the objectives of this study are to investigate the significant relationship between adhocracy culture and environmental protection and to investigate the significant relationship between hierarchical culture and environmental protection. To achieve this, quantitative research was conducted with a proportionate stratified random sampling used to choose 100 construction companies mainly G7 that are registered under the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia operating in Malacca. A total of 90 valid and completed questionnaires were returned representing a 90% response rate. The validity, as well as the reliability of the items in this research, were assessed using the PLS-SEM measurement model and it shows that the results are reliable. The two hypotheses were tested and the result showed that adhocracy culture (AC) variable has a significant positive relationship on sustainable construction (β= 0.525, t = 3.722, p = 0.000) as organizational culture with dynamism, which is represented by adhocracy is concluded to be influential in sustainability, and also play a critical role in a society in the context of sustainability and corporate citizenship. Implications for practice and future research were also discussed.
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