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The Concept of “International Role” in International Relations Theory and Practice: The “PIPP” Analytical Model and Roles Actors Play in World Politics

Author: Andriy Tyushka
Institution: Baltic Defence College in Tartu
Year of publication: 2016
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Pages: 27–53
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/athena.2016.52.02
PDF: apsp/52/apsp5202.pdf

Although a current and marketable term in the literature and political discourses, the notion of ‘international role’ still lacks a clear and succinct, let alone consensually applicable, definition. This article posits that, from the actorness perspective as a point of departure, the concept of “international role” may well be assessed through the lenses of the quad-element “PIPP” analytical model, which is herewith developed. Thereby, the analysis of actor’s international role has to make a long conceptual sojourn from power, influence presence to performance (PIPP). These four embedded concepts (PIPP model) help assess the explanandum, i.e. “actor’s international role”, in a theoretically-informed, systematic and holistic way, thus avoiding the pitfalls of sporadic (mis) usage found in common parlance.

Personality Types and Sense of Humor and Their Association with Teachers’ Performance Improvement

Author: Abdulwahab Pourghaz
Author: Hossein Jenaabadi
Author: Zahra Ghaeninejad
Year of publication: 2016
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Pages: 247-259
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.46.4.21
PDF: tner/201604/tner20160421.pdf

This study aimed to examine the relationship between personality types and sense of humor and their association with teachers’ performance improvement. This descriptive study followed a correlational design. Based on Morgan’s table, a  corpus of 201 elementary school teachers in Nehbandan was selected as a sample, using the stratified random sampling method. The data collection tools were the Williams and Anderson Task Performance Scale (1991), the Eysenck Personality Inventory (1975), and the Moghimi and Ramazani Sense of Humor Questionnaire (2001). The results indicated that extraversion was significantly and positively related to the teachers’ performance and sense of humor and neuroticism was significantly and negatively correlated with the teachers’ performance and sense of humor. Moreover, a significant and positive relationship was found between a sense of humor and the teachers’ performance improvement. Furthermore, the results of regression analysis demonstrated that extraversion, neuroticism, and a sense of humor could predict the teachers’ performance.

The effect of emotional intelligence, competence and interpersonal communication on the performance of senior high school teachers through achievement motivation in Makassar, Indonesia

Author: Erni Ratna Dewi
Author: Patta Bundu
Author: Suradi Tahmir
Year of publication: 2016
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Pages: 176-183
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2016.44.2.14
PDF: tner/201602/tner20160214.pdf

The presented research aims at analyzing whether the emotional intelligence, competence, and interpersonal communication directly affect teacher performance in senior high schools in Makassar. This research also aims at analyzing whether emotional intelligence, competence, and interpersonal communication indirectly affect teacher performance through achievement motivation in senior high schools in Makassar. The research was a quantitative study. The sample of this research consisted of 130 respondents. The data were analyzed using Structural equation Model AMoS 18. The findings show that emotional intelligence has a positive and significant effect on teacher performance. every teacher’s emotional intelligence proves convenient in teaching. Competence has a positive and significant effect on teacher performance. It is important in supporting the teaching profession. In addition, it allows teachers to conduct the learning process effectively.

Sensitive Research Areas in Theatre and Disability

Author: Edyta Nieduziak
Institution: University of Silesia in Katowice
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7072-4448
Year of publication: 2019
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Pages: 151-161
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2019.04.10
PDF: kie/126/kie12610.pdf

The article raises the issue of research in artistic expression and creativity used in therapy. Such research requires an interdisciplinary approach combining the humanities (art studies) and the social studies (pedagogy, psychology, sociology), which causes issues with implementing a consistent research perspective. The author points out a few issues, called “sensitive areas”, and analyses them in relation to the disabled people theatre. These are: the presentation status of such groups, the dangers of subjectivism or the necessity of implementing the qualitative research model, the methods of research documentation.

Activities of Civil Servants: Features of Evaluation in Ukraine

Author: Valeria Fostikova
Institution: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9542-8768
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 50-59
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ksm20200304
PDF: ksm/27/ksm2704.pdf

The article is devoted to the study of the regulatory framework for evaluating the activities of civil servants in Ukraine. In particular, the Law of Ukraine «On Civil Service» is analyzed, as well as the «Procedure for evaluation of civil servants performance results». The purpose of the article is to systematize the principles, procedures and features of evaluating the activities of civil servants, which should help increase the effectiveness of their professional competencies, as well as the functioning of personnel management services in public institutions. The research methodology is based on systemic and structuralfunctional approaches. One of the tasks of the study is to identify the negative aspects of current legislation. It is proved that the procedure of appealing the negative conclusion of the evaluation of the performance of a civil servant needs to be clarified, as well as the algorithm of his/her dismissal in case of receiving a negative evaluation. The peculiarities of evaluating the performance of civil servants who hold public office positions of category «A», «B» and «С» are analyzed.

Learning or Earning: Impact of Student Employment on Student Careers in the Eastern Region of the European Higher Education Area

Author: Zsófia Kocsis
Institution: University of Debrecen
Author: Gabriella Pusztai
Institution: University of Debrecen
Year of publication: 2021
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Pages: 149-161
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.21.65.3.12
PDF: tner/202103/tner6512.pdf

While the number of higher education students doing paid work is increasing, there have been contradictory findings on the impact of student employment on student performance (Pascarella & Terenzini, 1998, Perna, 2010; Riggert et. al., 2006). Our study focuses on the impact of student employment on students’ careers and commitment in the Eastern Region of the European Higher Education Area. We used the PERSIST 2019 (N=2199) database. We assumed that paid work increases the chance of attrition and has a negative influence on commitment. Regarding commitment to one’s studies, there is no significant difference between working and non-working students, but, regardless of country, students who work regularly have much closer connections with faculty. They also get better results, which means that work related to one’s studies and keeping in contact with faculty have a positive effect on student performance.

Development of a Teacher Grit Scale (TGS): Predicting the Performance of Educators in the Philippines

Author: Lee G. Baraquia
Institution: Zamboanga del Sur National High School, Pagadian City
Year of publication: 2020
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Pages: 165-177
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.20.60.2.13
PDF: tner/202002/tner6013.pdf

The study aims to develop and validate a Teacher Grit Scale and determine its predictive validity for performance. This quantitative research utilized exploratory, confirmatory, and regression analyses based on data from 1425 teachers of the Department of Education, Philippines. Exploratory factor analysis established the factorial validity of a 2-factor structure as compared to 3-factor and 4-factor models. Confirmatory factor analyses from Region IX and Region X of the Department of Education reveal strong cross-validation between the 2-factor models and the data using goodness-of-fit indices. These outcomes show that the factors describing grit are: (1) Perseverance in Teaching and (2) Passion and Purpose in Teaching. Grit relates significantly to teacher performance. However, only the first dimension of grit - perseverance in teaching, established predictive validity with performance.

Attendance and Academic Performance in University Studies in Tourism

Author: Víctor Orive Serrano
Institution: Escuela Universitaria de Turismo de Zaragoza (University of Zaragoza)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6467-7414
Author: Raúl Postigo
Institution: Escuela Universitaria de Turismo de Zaragoza (University of Zaragoza)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4850-6177
Author: Roy Janoch
Institution: Escuela Universitaria de Turismo de Zaragoza (University of Zaragoza)
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5925-2729
Year of publication: 2024
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Pages: 36-50
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2024.75.1.03
PDF: tner/202401/tner7503.pdf

Academic literature has extensively studied the relationship between classroom attendance and academic performance in higher education. However, there is a lack of specific studies on higher education in tourism. To address this gap, this study investigates the correlation between class attendance and grades achieved by students in the Tourism Degree programme at the University of Zaragoza. The research incorporates variables of interest such as gender, academic year and course repetition, significantly contributing to the proposed predictive model. The subgroup analysis shows that women and students who do not repeat courses exhibit higher attendance rates and achieve better academic outcomes. Class attendance and course repetition are the most influential factors affecting students’ final grades.

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