Kawtar Tani

Kawtar Tani
The Universal College of Learning | UCOL · Humanities and Business

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Kawtar Tani currently works at the Business and ICT, The Universal College of Learning. Kawtar does research in education, and is interested in the areas of Decision Making and Ethics.

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Publications (25)
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In the workplace, overconfidence is generally considered undesirable as it may increase people's propensity to take risks. In many areas (e.g., aviation, shipping, nuclear control, and driving), risk-taking is detrimental to safety. We hypothesised that decision-makers would be overconfident and, due to group polarisation, decision-making pairs wou...
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The revised version of the UCLA-Loneliness Scale has been widely used to investigate the effect of pet ownership on human loneliness. This paper reports three tests of its efficacy for this purpose: 1) a qualitative evaluation of the 20 UCLA-LS items, which concluded that only 6/20 items were likely to tap differences in loneliness due to direct ef...
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The aim of this study is to evaluate factors contributing to poor academic performance of students in higher education. Data was collected in 2017 from 216 students enrolled in different programmes at a higher education provider in New Zealand. The effect of factors relating to family obligations, work and social commitments, and financial concerns...
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The evolution of technology enables educational institutions to provide innovative ways to support students' learning, and as a result, there is an increasing trend in adopting business innovations such as e-learning solutions and online learning platforms. An empirical study was conducted to explore the effect of using Moodle and Facebook on busin...
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Many road-users fail to comply with the stop sign rule, potentially increasing the chance of accidents at junctions. Within a social-cognitive framework, we investigated whether the behaviour of traffic in front influences road-user’s stop sign compliance, focussing in particular on whether the notion of mimicry is useful in explaining rates of sto...
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Various means to predict the success rate of students have been introduced by a number of educational institutions worldwide. The aim of this research was to identify predictors of success for tertiary education students. Participants were 353 students enrolled on Business and Computing programmes between 2009 and 2014, at a tertiary education prov...
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A previous investigation into the morality of actions suggested that individuals' levels of cognitive moral development strongly influence their decisions regarding what is right or wrong, and focused upon the rights, duties, and obligations involved in a particular ethical situation. Using the cognitive moral development framework, this chapter so...
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Procrastination has been reported as a prevalent phenomenon in the general population, affecting a number of adults. Procrastination in academia may have particularly serious effects for students in tertiary education, whose academic lives are characterised by frequent deadlines. Indeed, it has been shown that university students who rated high on...
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Various means to predict the success rate of students have been introduced by a number of educational institutions worldwide. The aim of this research was to identify predictors of success for tertiary education students. Participants were 353 students enrolled on Business and Computing programmes between 2009 and 2014, at a tertiary education prov...
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High-risk industries may learn from accidents, incidents and unsafe behaviours if they are reported and investigated.Despite this, significant under-reporting of safety concerns occurs. One possible explanation is that because concerns cannot always be reported immediately, the outcome of the concern may influence whether reports are made. In Study...
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The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate quantitative studies of companion animals and human loneliness. Five electronic databases (PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, Academic Search Premier, PsychInfo) were searched for articles on companion animals (including animal-assisted therapies [AAT]) and human loneliness. Searches were not limited...
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Background Acupuncture is one of the more popular forms of complementary and alternative medicine. Whilst the therapy has been the subject of many published trials, systematic reviews and reviews of reviews, the conclusions of these publications often have been inconsistent. Objectives To systematically review reviews of reviews of acupuncture in a...
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Following investigation of the Air Adventures accident in New Zealand, it was found that, prior to the accident occurring, a number of people had held concerns about the pilot in charge, but had not communicated their concerns to those with authority to intervene. The regulatory body claimed that had they been informed of people’s safety concerns p...
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It is widely believed that the aviation industry contributes to global climate change. Both the industry and its detrimental effect upon the environment are predicted to grow over the next 10-15 years. Although numerous lobby groups have tried to deter people from unnecessary air travel by explaining how aviation is a factor in causing global clima...

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