Dickson Adom

Dickson Adom
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology | KNUST · Department of Educational Innovations in Science and Technology

Doctor of Philosophy
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Introduction
Dickson Adom is a researcher in the fields of Culture, Art History, African Studies, Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Biodiversity Conservation and Agriculture, African Art, Rural Development and Community Engagement, Ecotourism, Agritourism, Cultural tourism, Educational history, TVET, Environmental and cultural psychology
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - present
Northwest University
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Undertaker research activities/publications and supervision of Mphil and PhD theses.
August 2015 - July 2020
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Undertakes international research activities in TEK for Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental Sustainable Education, African Art History, General Education, Cultural Anthropology, Agriculture Anthropology, Sociology
July 2006 - August 2007
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
August 2015 - November 2018
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology
Field of study
  • African Art and Culture
August 2010 - December 2011
University of Education, Winneba
Field of study
  • General Education
August 2007 - August 2009
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology
Field of study
  • African Art and Culture

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Publications (190)
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This book, A-Z of Social Media Research Methods, gives crucial insight into the effectiveness of various social media in enhancing academic research. We believe that social media can provide a positive impact in the application of 21st-century skills and offers flexibility in the academic research space when used well. The book points out social m...
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Social media research has been one of the fastest-growing disciplines in the 21st century due to the great interest in social media outlets as an avenue for information, education, and entertainment. However, few published articles offer a clear pathway to the writing, dissemination, and publishing of social media research. This chapter offers simp...
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Creativity is fundamental to the overall progress of humanity and hence identified as a key competence required for being successful in the XXI century. Teaching that nurtures creativity helps not only to unfold children's creative potential but also to enhance the effectiveness of teaching. The essential step in helping teachers to learn the princ...
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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has not only led to a major global health crisis, but it has severe psycho-social and economic implications for the countries in the World. The activities of the world drastically changed, with many coming to a complete halt due to the advent of the COVID-19 global pandemic in the latter part of 2019. Little did...
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Purpose- The study rooted in the eco-innovation theory aimed at investigating the effects of plastic waste in the Kokrobite and Bortianor communities in Accra while finding proactive ways of using recycled art from plastic waste, with post-use packages in focus to sensitize community members on the negative effects of plastic waste. Design/Methodo...
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The Methodist Church Ghana has been using different kinds of musical styles in its liturgy since its inception and notable amongst them is Ebibindwom (Akan musical artform). The objective of this ethnographic study was to ascertain the historical development, aesthetic and cultural significance of Ebibindwom in the liturgy of the church. Direct obs...
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The materials for sculpture in Ghana have always been clay, wood, cement, resin, and silicon. These materials have their limitations. Also, some students do not have the financial strength to purchase them because they are expensive. This situation slows down the pace in the teaching and learning of practical activities in the Sculpture discipline...
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Biodiversity pivots life and it's crucial for global sustainable development. Global communities have rich indigenous knowledge systems for biodiversity conservation which are often identified with the older members of the society. Involving children in biodiversity projects is very helpful in 'catching them young' in engaging and campaigning for f...
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Plants are a rich source of biologically active compounds such as essential fatty acids, flavonoids, carbohydrates, glycosides, vitamins, essential oils, proteins, and minerals. These compounds show, among others nourishing, soothing, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral activities. Of all vitamins, Vitamin D and...
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The study investigates the rate of reading poverty after the COVID-19 pandemic school shutdown and specific intervention strategies for lower primary school pupils in the southern province and western area of Sierra Leone. Randomised experiments of mixed-methods reading interventions for 100 struggling readers in class 5 and 20 English teachers sel...
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The purpose of the study was to develop visual icons from the mental imagery of Dagaare and Waala proverbs from the people in the Upper West Region of Ghana intending to fit them into the contemporary academic picture-learning pattern. It aimed at creating sensory connections between the learners and their subjects, for stronger attention, inte...
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As the world is now moving toward the post-pandemic era, there is the need to redesign the global education system to offer alternative delivery platforms that are resilient and sustainable to keep the wheels of education moving amidst any eventuality. This is crucial because of the diversity in the emotional, physical, and intellectual makeup of s...
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Biodiversity management in Ghana has been largely driven by scientific conservation models. The time-tested and useful traditional conservation ethos in the Ghanaian cultural and artistic elements such as festivals, proverbs, cosmological belief systems and taboos are often watered down by conservationists in biodiversity conservation schemes. This...
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Various individuals, community organizations and institutions must be involved in planning and developing a cure for the COVID-19 flu pandemic. In addition to governmental organizations, those who need to be involved in the process are responsible for implementing pandemic plans. There should be a balance between centralized national control and re...
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The Ahenemma Mpaboa or royal sandal is the second most valuable artifact in the Asante royal regalia that define the authority of a chief in the Asante Kingdom of Ghana. Unfortunately, little is known of the Ahenemma Mpaboa as an important cultural symbol that defines royalty in the Asante Kingdom. Therefore, this ethnographic study under the quali...
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Biodiversity pivots life and it's crucial for global sustainable development. Global communities have rich indigenous knowledge systems for biodiversity conservation which are often identified with the older members of the society. Involving children in biodiversity projects is very helpful in 'catching them young' in engaging and campaigning for f...
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Relief modelling is a very peculiar task that requires the creation of three-dimensional forms onto two dimensional surfaces to depict depth and volume in a composition. Preliminary research revealed that students in the Sculpture section in the Department of Painting and Sculpture in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology faced the...
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Postpartum anaemia is a dangerous health condition that leads to serious consequences for both mother and child. The study sought to explore the prevalence, cultural barriers, and mitigation strategies for postpartum anaemia in the Techiman Municipality of Ghana. A cross-sectional descriptive design using a quantitative approach was adopted for the...
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Contemporary art transcends a lot of areas of interest and also highlights a lot of artistic narratives. There is an enthralling array of potential expanding conversations on how every aspect of art production and distribution is marked by diversity. It comes from everywhere and strives to conceive the world as a distinct yet inextricably linked to...
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The study was aimed at developing the capacities of the local people in selected agricultural societies in the Sekyere-Kumawu district in the Ashanti Region of Ghana in cultural and traditional craft enterprises. The study utilized the embedded mixed methods design with phenomenology as the research design. The study involved 116 participants consi...
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The Asante Kente is an indigenous cloth of great pride and culture among the Asantes of Ghana. Though an indigenous craft, the Asante indigenous producers have opened up to migrant art genres such as digital art, mixed media, and foreign products. This descriptive phenomenological study that undergird in the place-identity theory investigated the h...
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There is little information on Contemporary Ghanaian artists in the form of literary presentations and documentation. Isaac Opoku-Mensah is one great personality whose contribution to the development of Ghanaian sculpture and the field of bust sculpture deserves to be recognized, celebrated, and studied. This is a biographic study that focuses on h...
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African proverbs, considered as the most ubiquitous genre of folklore, are instructional vehicles through which the cultural values in African societies are imparted to generations. This phenomenology study was carried out to offer a roadmap for categorising and interpreting African proverbs using the Ethnopragmatic method while investigating the p...
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Aloe vera is a perennial, drought-resisting, succulent plant belonging to the Asphodelaceae family that has a long history of having many tremendous medicinal and anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial properties. This chapter highlights the great potentials of the aloe vera species. Desk study and document analysis guided the systematic and e...
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The purpose of this study was to conduct iconographic and biographic research on Jonathan Kwegyir Aggrey, one of the internationally recognized watercolour painters from Ghana. It highlights Aggrey's entire journey as an artist; encompassing his experiences, source of inspiration, medium and technique, philosophy, and achievements. The authors' sch...
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This study investigates the psychosocial impact of cyberbullying on social media among students in Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Cameroon. The study adopted a quantitative research methodology in collecting data from 99 students across the selected African countries using a well-designed electronic questionnaire (e-questionnaire). The study found t...
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This study sought to address burnout syndrome during the COVID-19 global pandemic among visual art teachers in Ghana. The startling intricacies of COVID-19 burnout among Visual Art Teachers (VAT) in Ghana were discovered using an exploratory research approach. 112 participants were surveyed across Senior High Schools Visual Art Teachers in Ghana. D...
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Ghanaian modernist painting started with the establishment of Achimota school in 1927 where the artists learned to combine the traditional Ghanaian artforms with the European representation artistic techniques. Though the influences of this new movement went beyond the academically trained artists to affect the self-trained artists, very little is...
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Resource management is facilitated through various bureaucratized givernt agencies, which exercise policy that attempts to balance competing economic, political, and conservation interests. These agencies abide by Western ideology and Western science, which have failed to preserve ecological health and adequately represent the interests of local in...
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Teacher Professional Development (TPD) has received global recognition as one of the most essential elements required for increasing teachers’ knowledge and skills and improving students’ learning. However, not much account has been given on the influence or otherwise of TPD since some appears ineffective in supporting changes in teacher practices...
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Ethnoecology is the interrelationship between humans and their surroundings including every element in nature. The study aimed at documenting the ethnoecological knowledge of the wild honey collection of the Kadar ethnic community. The Kadars are a food gathering semi-nomadic community in the Anamalai part of Western Ghats of India. The qualitative...
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Technology disruption is becoming part of everyday life. Thanks to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), today's world is being disrupted by various emerging technologies, including social media. This book aspires to unravel how social media is changing various segments of society in the African continent towards providing efficient and...
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This letter discusses my personal experiences as a teacher from the basic to the tertiary levels of education within the Universal Design for Learning framework, a new concept I learned in a workshop I attended two weeks ago organized by the National Teaching Council in collaboration with UNICEF. It discusses how I have unconsciously applied the pr...
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In late 2019 and early 2020 till now, the education systems globally were hit with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many educational institutions were not adequately prepared to host online teaching and learning activities because structurally, they were ill-prepared. Therefore, educators need to innovatively come out with workable strategies to assist in th...
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In late 2019 and early 2020 till now, the education systems globally were hit with the insurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many educational institutions were not adequately prepared to host online teaching and learning activities because structurally, they were ill-prepared. Therefore, educators need to innovatively come out with workable strategi...
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This editorial aims at highlighting the need for art scholarships for young Ghanaian artists as a step in making and selling these artists to the world of art.
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Creative pedagogy in educational institutions has been the mainstay of sustainable development globally as it ensures high standard human capital with a high level of imagination and problem-solving potentials. However, there are several drivers of creative pedagogy. This exploratory study employed the embedded mixed methods design with qualitative...
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Aims: The study investigated the socio-cultural and economic importance of Ewe Kete cloth to the people. It aimed at finding out how the Kete weaving developed as a vocation in the Agortime traditional area, the socio-cultural and economic significance of Kete weaving to the people and how the Kete weaving was incorporated into the teaching and l...
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The planet needs saviors, selfless technopreneurs who are determined to generate innovative ideas that could be rejuvenated into the right technologies to arrest her myriad of challenges. This viewpoint is an urgent call to all research scientists and students globally to bring their hands-on deck as we save the world through innovative ideation. W...
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This article discusses time-tested strategies for scholarly writing to assist early career researchers. It highlights the experiences of the author on how to become a successful scholarly writer. It discusses the need to follow research integrity and excellence required in scholarly writing as well as the essence of conciseness and clarity in resea...
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The lead authorship position for manuscripts published from theses have been a wrestle between supervisors and their students. This academic viewpoint paper discusses authorship and who merits the lead authorship slot for published articles from theses. It encourages supervisors to see this feat as another layer of mentoring their students in their...
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The cultural practices in many African societies are often misconstrued as idolatrous practices. While some of the cultural practices are counter-productive, many others intelligently showcase the science of the African forebears in the field of nature conservation, specifically, the sound management of landmass, water bodies, flora, fauna, and aqu...
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The COVID-19 global pandemic has caused a massive disruption in the global economy, especially the tourism and hospitality industry. The unpleasant experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and it's post effects and the fear of a new wave of infection has thrown the tourism industry of many countries in limbo. The challenge now is to find proactive ways...
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The global water crisis or water stress makes it imperative that new innovative technologies are developed to help in the efficient management of water resources. These innovative technologies must be born out of innovative ideation. Thus, this presentation directed to potential students who wants to partake in the Innoculture Ideation Contest 2021...
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This is a phenomenological study pivoted in the spiral time theory on the effects of the private burial of 25 attendees on the mortuary rites culture of Ghana during the COVID-19 restriction on the mass gathering. Sixty-one study participants were purposively sampled for the study. Their views were gathered through face-to-face, telephone, and vide...
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The emergence of the COVID-19 global pandemic in Ghana has resulted in various degrees of stigmatization. Previous studies have stressed the need for developing policies to curb the stigma towards COVID-19 survivors and healthcare workers. Some have investigated the knowledge and willingness of people to accept COVID-19 survivors. Others have also...
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span lang="EN-US">The study assessed internal quality assurance (QA) systems in health training institutions in the Upper West Region. The study adopted the cross-section analytical design with a sample size of 272 (67 health tutors and 205 final year nursing students) using systematic and purposive sampling techniques. Data for the study were coll...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to explore the characteristics and potential effects of teaching and learning through audio teleconferencing (dial-in) with a cell phone. In addition, the study aims to identify the associations between the audio teleconferencing and video teleconferencing in a 12-week postgraduate course. Design/methodology/ap...
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This keynote address discusses time-tested strategies for scholarly writing to assist early career researchers. It highlights the experiences of the author on how to become a successful scholarly writer. It discusses the need to follow research integrity and excellence required in scholarly writing as well as the essence of conciseness and clarity...
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The COVID-19 has caused a wreck in global economies. For rural agricultural communities in developing countries, the impacts have hard-hit their economies. This condition has exacerbated the impoverished conditions of rural female farmers whose livelihoods depend solely on farming. During the post-COVID-19 period, these women witnessed high post-ha...
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This presentation was on my research projects I am carrying out which I presented at my induction ceremony into the prestigious Ghana Young Academy.
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The cultural practices in many African communities are often misconstrued as idolatrous practices. While some of these cultural practices are counter productive, there are many others that intelligently showcase the science of the African forebears in the field of nature conservation, specifically, the sound management of landmass, water bodies, fl...
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Creative pedagogy in educational institutions has been the mainstay of sustainable development globally as it ensures high standard human capital with a high level of imagination and problem-solving potentials. However, there are several drivers of creative pedagogy. This exploratory study employed the embedded mixed methods design with qualitative...
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On-line webinar entitled "Writing Scholarly Papers", under supervision of the Knowledge Enrichment Academy, and the Swedish - Iraqi Studies Network, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the Lund University, Sweden
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This chapter aims at offering scholarly and practical-oriented approaches on how Ghana's museums can promote community ownership and make the members of her diverse communities active stakeholders in their activities. It's core objective was to offer strategic ways of making communities the core in the planning and decision-making processes through...
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African music is an epitome of the rich cultural heritage of the African people. This esteemed cultural heritage evident in the unique music genre found in the diverse ethnic societies in Africa must be celebrated, promoted and preserved for posterity. African music festival is one of the viable avenues of showing the culture and unity of Africans....
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This study examined the impacts of land-use changes as well as factors that influence tourism space commodification in Mahmoudabad County, Northern Iran. Satellite images were used to identify agricultural land-use changes while empirical data were collected from 379 local people who were randomly sampled with their views, gathered via a reliable,...
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This is a developed questionnaire and an interview guide for conducting a study on capacity building in cultural and traditional craft enterprises in selected agricultural communities in Ghana to boost ecotourism development.
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Artists in Ghana who produce sculptural busts or portraits mostly limit their production materials to clay, P.O.P., cement, and metal cast. These materials may have defects and could be potentially affected by environmental conditions for lifelong periods. Aluminium welding is not practiced by artists in the fabrication of photorealistic portraits....
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This presentation was delivered at the CASCADE conference 2020 on 10th December 2020. It presents an intellectual discussion on why agritourism may be a preferred domestic form of tourism for travelers in the post COVID-19 period. It is an exploratory systematic review of empirical scholarship from cross-country studies on agritourism development....
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The purpose of this study was to find out the constructivist teaching strategies that can maximize students’ performances in Graphic Design in some selected Senior High Schools in Ghana. This was seen as important because of the weaknesses associated with teacher-centred teaching approaches such as using the lecture method that does not allow stude...
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This is a biographic study of Samuel Prophask Asamoah, one of Ghana's remarkable artists. It was aimed at showing how his philosophy and technique of painting are influenced by the early Ghanaian modernist painting genre while explaining how his themes reflected contemporary functionality in Ghana. The Feldman system of criticism guided the scholar...
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The attitudes of many Ghanaians toward the observation of the health preventive protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic was initially not encouraging in the early days of March 2020 when the country recorded her first two cases. This was attributed to the infodemic that went viral that the black gene was immune to the coronavirus. From that time, many...
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According to various forecasts the 21st century will be a century for creating a market of diverse and safe food and renewable resources and energy sources. It can therefore be expected that alternative crops will replace traditional crops in many cases. The cultivation of new plants may also cause consequences that are difficult to predict, due to...
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This study presents the experiences of the Ghanaian people toward the COVID-19 global pandemic. It presents the popular views and attitudes of the people of Ghana on the socio-cultural, economic and educational implications of the COVID-19. The data for the study are based on news reports on television and radio stations as well as print media. Als...
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The study aimed at producing two textile installation projects inspired by the philosophical concepts and design characteristics of the cubism art movement to educate the Ghanaian populace on biodiversity conservation. This was in response to the call for multiple perspectives on the high biodiversity depletion in the country. The qualitative studi...
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This study investigated the economic impacts of the COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and livelihoods. Study participants included 25 informal sector workers who were sampled purposively and conveniently. Qualitative thematic analysis was used for interpreting the data generated from the study. The findings revealed that these workers were advers...
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You are invited for an online course in academic publishing on 15 September, 2020. Kindly find attached for details of the course. Regards
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The humanities disciplines have been criticized as insignificant in the global efforts toward the fight against the coronavirus. This might probably be as a result of the age-long devaluation of humanities and the exaggeration of the contributions of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines by policymakers. The archi...
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This study investigated the attitudes of the people living in three adjacent communities close to the Bomfobiri wildlife sanctuary in Ghana concerning the observation of the cultural, seasonal closures of hunting. The cognitive and motivational approaches to attitude theory in wildlife management guided, under the phenomenology method, the collecti...
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Background: The production of glass beads in Ghana is greatly impacted by the ingenuity of Ghanaian women. Preliminary investigations revealed the lack of interest on the part of women due to poor working conditions as a result of the influence of culture-specific silence. Therefore, the study investigated the poor working conditions faced by thes...
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Academic stress refers to all kinds of things that trigger tension, otherwise known as stressors, that can be interpersonal, intrapersonal, social, health-related, environmentally related that impede academic growth in educational institutions. Stress in a mild measure is said to spark the fire of motivation and hard work in individuals. However, e...
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Pandemics in human history always often result in untold and sometimes unparalleled problems that would need great thinkers to offer solutions. Researchers are positive opportunists who do not relent in their efforts in continually investigating the 'what', 'when', 'who', and 'how' of every situation just to bring relief to mankind. In the current...