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I am looking at 12 hours of video-recorded natural occurring workplace interactions that take place in a fresh team working in a start-up, where I am one of the participants. Because of my participation, I thought I could use analytic autoethnography instead of ethnography, but I want to keep an impersonal style since my interest for this paper is to find more about the social group I am investigating and how can I inform its performance than about the self. I am not sure though if I can write an autoethnography by talking about self as about another actor because I didn`t find any paper of this type by now.    
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Madalina Gologan, you may find this style of writing relevant.
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These days Coaching and mentoring are advocated as some of the most important strategic human resource development tools. But it appears, these two terms are often used interchangeably? How will you distinguish between the two terms?
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Most of the (cricket) coaches I ever had concentrate on a method or technique - and how I should improve on it - eg to improve my on-drive. As a result, they hope that I will improve my on-drive and score more runs and it is good for their team and/or winning record that season. In most cases, the relationship finishes at the end of the season.
By contrast, a mentor often takes an interest in how I play in general (rather than a specific shot or technique) and how I struggle with mental intimidation by the opposition during my innings. The mentor often takes an interest in my development even after the season finishes and I am not part of the team they coach. They call me or text me and ask how I am going with mental intimidation by opposition at the most recent game - which might actually be a few years after I have changed to another team. They are not concerned about my on-drive at all.
So, I have extended the cricket analogy to say what Mary C R Wilson and Maria-Jesus Blanco have said much more concisely! I must say it also applies to my professional domain as well - the mentor who is long retired but keeps track of my publications record and my day-to-day struggles and progress in my work (or lack of!)
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The issue is about why learners will opt for a particular IL approach; what factors inform their choices, and what theories explain this condition of learner behaviour. 
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Will the social and psychological aspects of interpersonal contacts and customer needs in this matter be a barrier to the creation of fully automated electronic banks without staff?
Will one of the products of Industry 4.0 be the creation of fully automated electronic banks without staff?
Theoretically, it may be possible, however, do banks' clients expect it?
At the end of the twentieth century, publications appeared that confirmed this type of thesis and suggested that the development of banking is heading in this direction, ie towards full automation and electronization, remote service through the Internet of clients of financial institutions. However, at the beginning of the 21st century, the situation is changing.
Despite the development of artificial intelligence, intenet of things etc. and the use of new information technologies, eg for the creation of automated electronic advisers, electronic avatars simulating a bank employee or other financial institution providing advice to a client served via a website, some of the bank clients do not want to part with a counselor in the person of a man, not a machine.
In connection with the above, will the social and psychological aspects of interpersonal contacts and customer needs in this matter be a barrier to the creation of fully automated electronic banks without staff?
Do you agree with me on the above matter?
In the context of the above issues, I am asking you the following question:
Will the social and psychological aspects of interpersonal contacts and customer needs in this matter be a barrier to the creation of fully automated electronic banks without staff?
Please reply
I invite you to the discussion
Thank you very much
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Respected Doctor
We researchers should offer our thanks to you, and to every researcher who presents us with an accurate scientific question.
greetings
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Researchgate promotes scientific networking. How odd to get a "max limitation of the people you follow" and " first delete other people before adding new ones". 
Somebody any reactions or feelings regarding this.
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This limit is different from one RG researcher to another. It depends on the number of researchers who follow you.
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I am a needy student who is searching for resources for my dissertation about Theory of Communication. I am interested in works/articles/books about: communication models, human values, interpersonal communication. Is there anyone who's a specialist in the field and is able to help? I can explain in more detail what I'm writing about if necessary. Thank you!
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There are many resources for communication theories. From my point of view the theory of speaking winners and silent loosers is the most interesting, as it points to the striking inequalities and inefficiencies in society. As myself having relation to public administration, the theory of "garbage boxes" is also very interesting, which means the lack of communication and the fatalist way of taking decisions in public administration.
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As I am now retired, I use ResearchGate to be able to make my articles (that I am still writing) available for those who might be interested in reading them. I also enjoy answering questions, and learning as I investigate to find suitable answers. I then also enjoy reading the responses of others. It would be interesting to read the responses of other members.
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Please, let me add the following:
I respect the RG' mission: "Our mission is to connect the world of science and make research open to all. "
Moreover, they said about their portal:
"The web was created by scientists and for scientists, to foster scientific collaboration and drive progress for a better world."
Yes, RG has succeeded in bringing the world closer together.
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Beyond needs assessment, what strategies do you use to encourage the sharing of more personal experiences and observations by learners during in-class discussions?
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I think it could be related to the need of an adult student, with some future employment opportunity in a country of a different language than the one of their origin. This experience could be integrated through student exchange programs between institutions that collaborate in making this type of link.
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I would like to learn if faculty members and administrators would be interested in learning their conflict handling styles to better manage interpersonal conflict in organizations.
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Nice Dear Alexander Osherenko
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I'm looking for new studies for my bachelor's thesis!
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Several studies suggest that music reduces the sensation of labor pain and alleviates the emotional and psychological discomfort associated with it.
Relaxation techniques for pain management in labour
Effects of music therapy on labour pain and anxiety in Taiwanese first-time mothers | Request PDF
(PDF) Effect of Music on Labor Pain Relief, Anxiety Level and Postpartum Analgesic Requirement: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
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In my opinion, some traits are born with a person such as charisma, professional talking skills & confidence. They either increase or decrease by time depending on experiences and situations a person passes through, but also I dont think that leadership is acquired since some people spend their lifes taking courses about confidence, professional talking, and more, and still they cant manage to influence others. So leadership is innate mostly with working on acquiring some skills. What do you think?
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We can have some comments based on the leadership theories. According to Great Man Theory leadership is something comes from birth. According to Trait Theory it can both come from birth or acquired later. On the other hand Behavioral Theory asserts that leadership behaviors can be developed which means it dooes't come from birth but acquired along the life. General belief about the topic is clear that most of people today still believe leadership is inborn. But for me, it is something mostly can be developed by experince and interaction with environment. Similar to personality development (mostly character and a little temperament).
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Who are the key people in persuasive language?
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Dear Colleague @Sue Hamzah,
I agree with @Cameen Kettanun. You shd consider the purpose of your use of a style of analysis.
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How can I measure sense of agency? Is there any questionnaire or scale for sense of agency? 
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Really late response ;). For the record then. We offer this:
Tapal, A., Oren, E., Dar, R., & Eitam, B. (2017). The sense of agency scale: A measure of consciously perceived control over one's mind, body, and the immediate environment. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 1552.
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If managerial cognition is explained with reference to 'bounded rationality' and their preference or proportion for similarity perception is the area of investigation which antecedents are prone to effect it and why?
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thank you sir
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I can be contacted at Allen.Versteeg@gmail.com
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1. What service does Facebook provide that is otherwise unavailable to internet users? Interpersonal communication is not unique to Facebook, nor is access to journalism or entertainment. Facebook acts as a reduced form of the internet. Thus, is Facebook’s primary function to consolidate digital activity?
2. What happens when the role of a technology is to simulate reality? Does this technology then help the user experience reality more efficiently? Or does it instead condition the user to view reality as a tool with which to better experience Facebook?
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1. Yes, Facebook consolidates digital information and entertainment, but in a very parochial way. Facebook is a way to let potential consumers use the Web without training in search skills and knowledge of reliable sources or useful databases.
It is the 'Reader's Digest' of a very small part of the Web that might interest the consumer.
2. It succeeds. Facebook has only succeeded by using a simple emulation of a real network to present its virtual summary of very parochial news and automatically targeted advertising.
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I am taking up a new interest, that is in intrapersonal communication (not to be mixed with interpersonal communication) and as I am originally not from communication or psychology field, I would appresiate some help from fellow researchers.
Please feel free to suggest your own research, not only research done by others.
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Robert C. Richards Jr, thank you for this recommendation. I believe this book will be interesting not only as a subject to intrapersonal communication topic, but also for my doctoral thesis i am working on now. I have just ordered the book online, thank you so much for this recommendation!
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I am developing a course for interpersonal communications in the workplace for professionals in the Disability Management field, specifically for professionals who are tasked with integrating into the workplace people who have physical and/or psychological challenges. These challenges could be pre-existing or as the result of a workplace injury or trauma.
The course content focuses on interpersonal communications with coworkers, management, clients, and patients. I have many articles already, but thought that asking the folks in Research Gate might provide articles that are not readily available via Google Scholar, EbscoHost, etc.
Thanks in advance!
Fiona Prince
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For the topic you can see some papers:
1. Bruyere, S and D Shrey. 1991. Disability management in industry: A joint labour-management process. Rehab Counsel Bull 34(3):227-242.
2. Degener, T and Y Koster-Dreese. 1995. Human Rights and Disabled Persons. Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff.
3. Despouy, L. 1991. Human Rights and Disability. Geneva: UNESCO.
4. Getty, L and R Hétu. 1991. The development of a rehabilitation program for people affected by occupational hearing loss. II: Results from group intervention with 48 workers and their spouses. Audiology 30:317-329.
5. Gross, C. 1988. Ergonomic workplace assessments are the first step in injury treatment. Occ Saf Health Rep (16-19 May):84.
6. Helios, II. 1994. Economic integration of disabled people, exchange and information activities. In The Vocational Counsellor.
7. Hétu, R and L Getty. 1993. Overcoming difficulties experienced in the work place by employees with occupational hearing loss. Volta Rev 95:301-402.
8. Hétu, R, L Getty, and MC Bédard. 1994. Raising awareness about hearing impairment in public services: The nature of the benefits. XXII International Congress on Audiology, Halifax (July 1994), Round Table on Public Health Perspectives in Audiology.
9. Hétu, R, H Tran Quoc, and Y Tougas. 1993. The hearing aid as warning signal receiver in noisy workplaces. Canadian Acoustics/Acoustique Canadienne 21(3):27-28.
10. Lepofsky, MD. 1992. The duty to accommodate: a purposive approach. Can Law J l(1, 2) (Spring/Summer).
11. Lucas, S. 1987. Putting a lid on disability costs. Manage Solns (Apr.):16-19.
12. Pati, G. 1985. Economics of rehabilitation in the workplace. J Rehabil (Oct., Nov., Dec.):22-30.
13. Perlman, LG and CE Hanson. 1993. Private Sector Rehabilitation: Insurance Trends and Issues for the 21st Century. A Report on the 17th Mary E. Switzer Memorial Seminar. Alexandria, Va.: National Rehabilitation Association.
14. Shrey, D and J Olsheski. 1992. Disability management and industry-based work return transition programs. In Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: State of the Art Review, edited by C Gordon and PE Kaplan. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus.
15. Westlander, G, E Viitasara, A Johansson, and H Shahnavaz. 1995. Evaluation of an ergonomics intervention programme in VDT workplaces. Appl Ergon 26(2):83-92.
16. Wright, D. 1980. Total Rehabilitation. New York: Little Brown & Co.
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We are conducting a survey on IoT usage and threat perception. This work will help us understand the emotional reactions people have when the security of IoT and other ICT devices is being breached.
Cyber-attack can be on the Internet of Things devices, computer, smart phone, an email account or a social network account.
If you experienced an IoT cyber-attack or other form of cyber-attack, please share your experience.
It should not take more than 15 minutes to complete. Responses are anonymised.
To access the questionnaire, click this link: https://ghentpmwop.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b325lpiEKIQU93D
Thank you for your contribution and your time!
More information about the project: https://cocoon-project.eu/ 
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Respected Sister,
We exprienced this kind attack in VoIP Company . The attack is thousands of SIP INVITE request (DoS) attack to exhaust the server resources.
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As you might know, I am working on a PhD-thesis concerning the question whether words come across differently when they are sung instead of spoken or written. As part of that project I have created a small survey called: How do we handle song lyrics? Do we even hear them?
I would be grateful if you would help me to find respondents. Either by completing the survey yourself, of by sharing the link with other people.
Completing the survey will ask about 10 minutes of your time. This is the link: https://survey.hum.uu.nl/index.php?sid=18519&lang=en.
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 @Arne Matthias: I do not know what you mean with 'my current question', so it is very difficult to answer it.
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Can anyone explain the differences between the two? Are they similar? If they are similar, in what perspective they are similar? Many review papers using the terms interchangeably. So I wonder if they are similar.  
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Hello,
Do you mean swarm robotic tasks and swarm robotic behaviours? I agree that the area of swarms are often very fuzzy. It is due to the fact that a lot of biologists, engineers, mathematicians etc work on swarm robotics and use terminologies as they please based on their own background. Since the terms are still being defined and there is no real authority of the matter there is often confusion caused. 
However, for practical purposes one can consider swarm behaviours as those behaviours that emerge when simple "tasks" or rules are performed by each robot/agent in a group. For example, in the FSTaxis algorithm (link below) swarm behaviour would be a group of agents performing gradient taxis while the individual tasks of agents would be to relay pings and move towards the incoming ping. 
If you need an answer about a specific case, please send me the paper you are referring to. I would always consider the context in which the author is writing it. Additionally, I dont think it is common to call the simple rules that swarm robots/agents follow as "tasks". I usually call them "rules" in my papers - maybe I overlooked this detail in other papers. In any case, I hope this helps.
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Dear colleagues,
I am looking for a group, or invidual ethic hackers for in depth  interviews concerning the dangers and knowledge of the 'Deep Web'.
Any suggestions or 'organisations' are welcome.
Thank you,
Bert 
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Thanks Sabina! 
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Hi. I'm an interpreter and currently a mature student at university of Portsmouth studying Criminology and Criminal Justice. I would be happy to help and participate in anyway.
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Thanks.
Ray
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any researchers in number theory
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 Thanks Romer Castillo. I will be going through your papers and will reply you soon.
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I’m planning to investigate the difficulties and challenges the translators face in translating figures of speech from English into Arabic. I would like some advice about the difference between a theoretical and analytical approach.
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A theoretical approach is what you would use to drive your study, whereas an analytical approach is what drives your methodology. This is a very general distinction, but hopefully it is helpful. Good luck! Adrianne
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Current master-thesis is about organisational psychology and focusses on the relationship between working clothes and their effects on work-related aspects like motivation, distress and performance. 
I'm now looking for related and useful literature and especially tests to perform the data collection. 
Tests should be about well-being in worklife, feeling of stress, cloth-work-related...
I'm really looking forward to your answers!
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I found this if it is of any help
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Given that social networks don't provide any discrimination about information sources, I would like to introduce the trust concept to let users understand which sources are trustworthy and which are not on Facebook. Me and my team fully possess the skills for the trust model (which was already implemented in other languages), but we need someone able to develop it for Facebook.
Anyone interested? :)
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Hi Alex.. 
What are the criteria you followed to decide wether the source is trusted or not? & if you have the model.. Do you mean that you need it in another languge? Or what do you mean exactley by developing it on facebook? 
Thanks for your efforts
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Please i am working on a project titled " A fuzzy-Based Knowledge Competency Analytics of Tertiary Institution Administrators" and don't know how to go about it. 
I will glad to hear responds soon. Thank you
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Hello
 [CHEN Y LEE, 1997] Chen, S. M., & Lee, C. H. (1999).New methods for students’ evaluating
using fuzzy sets. Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 104(2), 209–218
[KLIR, YUAN, 1995] KLIR, George, YUAN, Bo. Fuzzy Sets ans Fuzzy Logic. Prentice Hall,
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WOrd of mouth seems to be a favorable way of teaching consumers through buzz.  I want to know if there are any other serious downsides to it than just "lack of message control"
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The question you follow is deeply focused in the "Satisfaction" through 3 variable such as:
  1. Product oriented
  2. Customer centered
  3. Value driven
In fact the Satisfaction could be achieved through expectancy and relevant rewards.
In this way may I recommend you to have a look at the attached article what I do hope to be helpful in your purpose.
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I am a professor at the CUNY Graduate Center trying to reconcile my liking for pragmatism with the challenges of students and faculty of color.  Concretely responding to "the Racial Contract" and "The Sexual Contract". in my text.
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Hi Susan,  Locke sounds like a very interesting figure in American Educational History.  I found the following papers in relation to Locke. James
The University of Tennessee (1994). 35th Annual Research Conference. Prophecy from the Periphery: Main Locke's Philosophy of Cultural Pluralism and Adult Education. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED381616.pdf#page=190
Cain, R.J. (1995). Alain Leroy Locke: Crusader and Advocate for the Education of African American Adults. The Journal of Negro Education, 64(1), 87-99. DOI: 10.2307/2967287 
Buck, C. (2005). Alain Locke Race Leader, Social Philosopher, Bahá’í Pluralis, World Order, 36(3), 7-48. http://christopherbuck.com/Buck_PDFs/Buck_2005_Locke_World_Order.pdf
Tidwell, J., & Wright, J. (1981). Alain Locke: A Comprehensive Bibliography of His Published Writings. Callaloo, (11/13), 175-192. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3043856
Locke, A. (1936a). Adult education for Negroes. In D.Rowden (Ed.),Handbook of adult educationin the United States, 1936(pp. 126-131). New York: George Grady Press.
Locke, A. (1936b). Lessons of Negro adult education. In M.Ely (Ed.),Adult education in action(pp. 224-226). New York: George Grady Press.
Locke, A. (1948). Foreword. Handbook of adult education in the United States (pp. ix-x) New York: Teachers College Press.
Locke, A. (1939). The Negro's Contribution to American Culture. The Journal of Negro Education, 8(3), 521-529. doi:10.2307/2292648
 Locke, A. (1950). Self-Criticism: The Third Dimension in Culture. Phylon (1940-1956), 11(4), 391-394. doi:10.2307/272379
Locke, A. (1953). From Native Son to Invisible Man: A Review of the Literature of the Negro for 1952. Phylon (1940-1956), 14(1), 34-44. doi:10.2307/272423
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What are the effects of organizational team building on employee morale, job retention, and work environment?
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10 benefits of teamwork in the workplace.
1. Boosts Productivity
First things first, working within a team allows for the workload to be shared equally among members and distributed according to each member’s skills and strengths. With more hands on deck, tasks are completed faster and more efficiently, basically increasing productivity.
For example, if one employee has to deliver an important report within 24 hours but has a backlog of 72 hours’ worth of work, the end result will most likely be subpar. Worse, still, he might not even be able to finish it at all. However, if he were to collaborate with someone else, chances are the report will be delivered with plenty of time to spare.
2. Provides a Support Network
A strong team environment is essential for the success of any business, especially during difficult and challenging times when team members will help and rely on each other for support and guidance. This allows them to remain focused on the goal and they can complete projects more efficiently. Conversely, a stressed-out individual with a heavy workload working alone is at risk of becoming overwhelmed and making bad and costly decisions, as well as burning out.
3. Encourages Innovation
Two heads are better than one, and this is especially true in the workplace. Teams are better able to produce more creative, innovative and practical solutions to problems than someone working alone.
When bouncing ideas off one another in a brainstorming session, employees tend to feel more confident about coming up with unique and more outside-the-box ideas. On the other hand, someone working alone will usually present the safer option to their manager.
4. Improves Morale
When the workload is shared and members of a team collaborate, they can feel a greater sense of accomplishment when they complete a task and reach a goal that they would not have been able to achieve had they been working alone. This, combined with a sense of belonging, appreciation and recognition, can drastically improve employee self-esteem and morale. In turn, when employees find joy in their work and experience job satisfaction and less stress, companies see a drastically lowered turnover rate.
5. Attracts Talent
Within the next 10 years, the global workforce is expected to be almost entirely comprised of Millennials. And considering how Millennials value collaboration over competition, it’s important that companies cater to the needs of their future employees by creating a company culture they want to be part of. By doing so, companies are able to attract – and retain – top talent.
6. Establishes Strong Relationships
Another huge benefit of teamwork is the establishment and development of strong relationships among co-workers. This helps them communicate more freely and openly, as well as encourage and motivate each other to work to their strengths and talents, which is key to the success of any organisation.
Generally speaking, being part of a team allows members to build trust and share a strong bond with each other, creating an environment where they feel comfortable trying new ways of doing things and asking questions about things they don’t understand. Without trust, the team is destined to fail and will inevitably crumble.
7. Improves Service
The importance of teamwork is not limited to the workplace but also to the service provided to customers. Generally speaking, people tend to shy away from companies with unhappy employees and prefer doing business with organisations whose employees demonstrate a strong work ethic and team spirit. Teams that work well together are, therefore, essential in improving service and meeting the needs of customers.
8. Allows Flexibility
Collaboration in the workplace may mean the added benefit of a more flexible work schedule, as members are generally cross-trained to cover for each other’s skills and strengths. In fact, this allows employees to plan their personal obligations (like childcare or doctor’s appointments, for example) with little disruption to projects while ensuring that important and fast-approaching deadlines are met. It’s also important to note that flexible working can help to improve productivity and develop a better work-life balance for employees.
9. Teaches Conflict Resolution Skills
No two employees are the same and polar-opposite personalities will clash in the workplace. They often have different habits and work styles, and this can frustrate one another. However, because each member of a team collectively works toward a common goal, they learn to resolve disagreements on their own for the sake of the project and their team. This is especially important in healthcare as it increases patient safety.
10. Advances Your Career
Finally, working as part of a team can help you advance your career. By collaborating with others at work, you’re exposed to their skill sets, can learn from them and expand your own skill set. Not only that but it also provides you with the prospect of building your professional network with alliances that can potentially lead to bigger and better opportunities further down the road.
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I am currently looking at how servicescapes enhance or restrict binationals' development of intercultural competence in multicultural marketplaces and was wondering if anyone could aid with articles/ideas regarding this? So far, I have primarily been looking at the physical (Bitner) and social (Tombs & McColl-Kennedy) dimensions in relation to fostering an approach/avoidance behaviour. 
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Hi Subir, thank you so much for this. Looks really interesting! 
Best wishes, 
Mathias
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I would like to write on communication crisis and problem-solving. My research should look all places that offer a solution to the crisis and recommend how to communicate during the crisis. 
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When I taught at Cal State Maritime, a Global Studies professor, Dr. Donna Nincic, staged a simulated crisis once a year.  Students registered for a one-unit class, and they were assigned skills commensurate with their abilities and majors.  For instance, the maritime transportation students ran the simulation on board ship, and the Global Studies majors served as news reporters.  Some students served as terrorists, protestors, or injured parties (in bandages and fake blood).  During the once-a-week classes before the actual simulation, experts from the various fields involved came to lecture to the students.
One semester the problem was an oil spill; another semester, it was a terrorist attack.  The students got great training, and the professor ended up with papers and presentations.
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I am looking for a concise document that gives stepwise instruction on developing a BIM model. I have the general idea about BIM, but looking for an apt document wherein I can implement all features of BIM.
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Albert
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Thanks Mary for sharing these information. I will go through these places to get started. Thanks!
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WWJD, is one of the first ideas of Servant Leadership modeling in actions, however, this can apply to non believers, when their attitude is adjusted to helping others and serving them, instead of who will get the credit. Some hospitals do apply this principle, they usually are care-givers to children. We need to aim higher.
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I'd lead by example, but am unsure VHA leadership will do likewise. I pray the entrenched old guard will soon retire, so we can get some new thinkers and doers in there. I plan to demonstrate to the leadership how this can be of huge benefit to them as they work to improve from current levels of dis- and mistrust from within and without.
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Events and their impacts on destination image - see questionnaire (based on Haiti).
Thank you to share and complete...if you can
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Hello Avishag, That sounds interesting. Are you thinking of working on something along that line?
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If you have participated or managed virtual teams with members from more than one cultural backgrounds, I need your experience to help respond to the questions that are meant to establish the impact of  differing cultures on virtual collaborations.
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Dear Alan
The questionnaire seeks to establish if virtual project team members are trained on culture before participating in virtual teams and if so, on which elements of culture the training is done. It also seeks to establish if responds feel such training is necessary for team collaboration. 
I have attached the questionnaire, your response to the questionnaire will be highly appreciated.
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I am unable to find a theoretical framework that explains meaningfulness at workplace. If meaningful is a construct, what are its dimensions?
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you can try this reference as well: it provides the dimensions for meaning of work from Budd (2011).
Budd, J. W., & Spencer, D. A. (2015). Worker well-being and the importance of work: bridging the gap. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 21(2), 181-196.
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type of tool/s
validation procedure
reliability test
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thank you for the informative answers.
useful to compare with what are our nurse educator competence in Malaysia
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I am working on my project proposal basing on the topic, " Lack of knowledge on the childbirth techniques".
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Dear Praxedes,
This is a very important topic and one that is socioculturally contextualised. Depending on the location of the world, there will be different answers. I would therefore recommend that you speak directly with mid-wives in your specific region in which you will be conducting research to inquire to what they are finding as the lack of knowledge that women/mothers have. Good luck on your work!
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When gathering intelligence on human trafficking from law enforcement, boarder agencies, security services, financial intelligence units, terms such as: victim, recovered versus rescued; engaged participant under duress; criminal acts committed by victims; and many others, are inconsistent and make data analysis very challenging.  Has anyone seen a taxonomy of human trafficking data that would assist in this area?
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Hooray! Good luck!
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We are trying to understand whether our physicians are altruists or is it an ordinary job for money?
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Dear Anatoly.
 You ask why people become physicians and what motivates them. You continue and say that you are trying to understand whether our physicians are altruists or whether they are there to get money.
As the previous responses show, many factors, some personal (e.g., to be oriented to others' health and well-being; see the example of Doctors Without Borders), some situational (e.g., to grow up, say, in a family of doctors) may lead people to become physicians. Note that the Spanish thinker Ortega y Gasset once remarked that we are ourselves and our circumstances. This means that what we are in professional or other terms, depends on what type of persons we are (e.g., intrinsically or extrinsically motivated) and the physical and social environment  where we live (e.g., to be surrounded by a family of, say, doctors or teachers). See, for this respect, E.Deci's theory of self-determination and his distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.
Your question is an either/or question because you ask whether people become doctors because, say, of an altruistic and intrinsic motivation (e.g., to be committed to others' health and well-being) or an egocentric and extrinsic motivation (e.g, to have a socially prestigious profession). It may be the case that some doctors are so due to their sense of sensibility and concern with others' health and well-being (see the example of Doctors Without Borders), and some are doctors because they know that they are generally overpaid when compared to other professionals, teachers, for example. It may be the case that the majority of doctors are both intrinsically motivated and extrinsically motivated. Thus, the dichotomy you raise has not to be a dichotomous choice, as Andrews noticed.
All that said, I think that would be scientifically valuable to analyze people's reasons to become doctors according to Kohlberg's theory o moral stages.
Consider the following answer: "I want to become a doctor because I want to be a famous person among my patients and even among other professionals".This would be a stage-1 oriented reason. Think now of the following answer: "I want to become a doctor because I want to get money and doctors are in a good position to achieve this goal. This would be a stage-2 oriented response, reason or motivation.
Stages 1 and 2 are in Kohlberg's theory pre-conventional stages. Individuals at these stages are guided by egocentric needs and desires. They live, as it were, as a function of themselves and their egocentric and extrinsic motivations.
Consider now the following answer: "I want to become a doctor because I want to be recognized by my patients, their families, and even other professionals as a decent and reliable doctor".  This is would be a stage-3 oriented response or motivation.
Look now at the following answer: " I want to become a doctor because when a became a doctor I swore to be always preoccupied with others' health, and hence, I want to be honest with myself. As a doctor, I have rights but also duties." This would be a stage-4 oriented response or motivation to be a doctor.
Stages 3 and 4 in Kohlberg's theory are conventional stages. Individuals at these stages go beyond their egocentric motives and think of themselves as immersed in a community where they have legitimate rights but also duties to their community, namely to their patients.
Think now of this answer: "I want to be a doctor because my consultations or even my medical discoveries may bring about the greatest good for the greatest number of people." This would be a stage 5 or 6-oriented response. I say stage  5 or 6 because the late Kohlberg gave up his stage 6 in empirical terms, albeit he has maintained it as a moral ideal, telos, or end-state
Stages 5 and 6 in Kohlberg's theory are postconventional stages. Individuals at these stages are guided by universalizable and prescriptive principles (e.g., the golden rule, one's right to have, say, a decent  life).That is, principles we wanted to be followed by all people at all times and  places. Of course, this reminds us of  Kant's categorical imperative.
Needless to say, the more doctors (or other professionals) are morally developed, the more they are likely to be intrinsically motivated and  knowledgeable of their area of  specialization.
A caveat is in order at this point. You refer to physicians, say, as a whole .Note, however, that cardiologists and neurologists, just to mention  two examples, may  have  had  different reasons to be, respectively, cardiologists and neurologists,
I hope that  I have got your question and that this is of some help for you.
Best regards.
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I am doing a research about nonverbal communication in organizations. Where can i get publications about this theme. Thank you for any informations.
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Which are the Entrepreneur personal skills have a mediating effect on the techno-entrepreneur intentions?
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I am doing a literature review of this subject for forming a questionnaire later. I have a lot already found lots of research on why many PhD students do not finish in time, but I may still be missing something. All from quality of supervision, internal and external expectations  to mechanisms of procrastination - or something researched somewhere which i haven't thought of yet. Thanks for your help!
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Factors predicting postponement of a final dissertation: Replication and extension.
By Dupont, Serge; Galand, Benoît; Nils, Frédéric
Psychologica Belgica, Vol 54(1), 2014, 33-54.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors predicting postponement of final dissertation completion. This phenomenon affects a substantial number of last year’s graduate students and has been largely neglected throughout higher education literature. We aimed to confirm the results from the only study that investigated the factors related to this phenomenon and overcome some limitations of this study concerning the investigation of the processes involved in FD postponement. A questionnaire assessing individual characteristics, social support, motivational and engagement variables was administered to 268 students a few months before the FD deadline. Results indicated that behavioral engagement, age and role conflict have an independent and significant impact on whether or not the final dissertation is completed on time. In addition, path analyses revealed that role conflict was associated with self-efficacy beliefs which, in turn, predicted greater behavioral engagement. Further, behavioral engagement was the most important contributor of FD postponement. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Postponement in the completion of the final dissertation: An underexplored dimension of achievement in higher education.
By Dupont, Serge; Meert, Gaëlle; Galand, Benoît; Nils, Frédéric
European Journal of Psychology of Education, Vol 28(3), Sep 2013, 619-639.
Research on academic achievement at a university has mainly focused on success and persistence among first year students. Very few studies have looked at delay or failure in the completion of a final dissertation. However, this phenomenon could affect a substantial proportion of students and has considerable costs. The purpose of the present study is to identify factors which predict postponement in the completion of the final dissertation. Several potential predictors (e.g., background, personality, social support, motivational beliefs, and engagement) were selected through an integrative review of the literature on achievement in higher education. A questionnaire assessing these variables was administered to 341 students a few months before the deadline for their final dissertation. Results indicate that perceived peer support, perceived relatives support, role conflict, and age have an independent and significant effect on whether or not the final dissertation is completed on time. In addition, self-efficacy and behavioral engagement appeared to be mediators of the relationship between the social support and the final dissertation completion. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Factors Associated With Dissertation Completion Among Clinical Psychology Students
By Carlos, Megan C.; Jackson, Brooke
2013 [American Psychological Association (APA)].
It is not uncommon to see clinical psychology students struggle to complete their dissertations in a timely manner (Muszynski & Akamatsu, 1991). These challenges in dissertation completion are not unique to clinical psychology students, as data suggests that as many as 45% of doctoral students in the social sciences do not finish their dissertations (Council of Graduate Schools, 2008). While several studies have examined dissertation completion in doctoral students across a wide range of fields, only a handful have examined issues specific to clinical psychology doctoral students faced with the challenge of completing this particular hurdle of their graduate study. Examining the challenges associated with dissertation completion within this subpopulation of graduate students is important because there may be issues specific to professional psychology training programs and students that account for difficulties with dissertation completion within clinical psychology graduate students. For instance, Gelso (1993) has argued that many clinical psychology doctoral programs do not foster a research training environment that engages students and motivates them in their own research endeavors. In light of the fact that little published literature exists on dissertation completion in clinical psychology students, the purpose of this poster was to identify and examine, through literature review, factors thought to influence the progress of clinical psychology students in dissertation completion. It was hypothesized that personality factors (i.e., perfectionism), environmental influences (i.e., available financial support), and relational factors (i.e., quality of relationship with one's dissertation chair) would play a critical role in students' ability to make progress toward completing their dissertations. The current literature review identified 36 dissertations, 11 journal articles, and one book chapter that presented information specifically focused on dissertation completion among doctoral students in general. Three journal articles and three dissertations focused primarily on dissertation completion among clinical psychology doctoral students. Critical examination of the available literature demonstrated that there are five core themes in the dissertation completion literature which shed light on factors that support and hinder students in the production of their doctoral theses. These core themes are: 1) relationship variables and relational themes (i.e., relationship with one's doctoral committee members); 2) personality variables (i.e., compulsivity); 3) task relevant abilities and attitudes (i.e., desire to complete one's dissertation); 4) career orientation (i.e., practitioner or research orientation); and 5) competing obligations and stressors (i.e., experiencing high levels of life stress outside of school). These findings provide a basis for making specific recommendations to clinical psychology training programs in the service of decreasing student attrition and to students themselves regarding how to successfully complete a dissertation in a timely manner. Because few empirical studies have examined dissertation completion specifically among clinical psychology students, future research is necessary to better understand those factors which support and hinder clinical psychology Ph.D. and Psy.D. candidates in completing their theses. (PsycEXTRA Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
A qualitative inquiry of the counseling dissertation process.
By Flynn, Stephen V.; Chasek, Christine L.; Harper, Irene F.; Murphy, Katherine M.; Jorgensen, Maribeth F.
Counselor Education and Supervision, Vol 51(4), Dec 2012, 242-255.
The authors in this consensual qualitative research study explored the dissertation experiences of 42 graduates (27 counselor educators, 13 counselors, 2 administrators) from 4 midwestern states. Identified domains included impact of environment, competing influences, personality traits, chair influence, committee function, and barriers to completion. An emergent theory reflected the interconnectedness of the dissertation process across internal, relational, and professional factors. Implications related to motivation, personal traits, and identification of barriers in the dissertation process are provided. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
The role of self-regulation in doctoral students' status of all but dissertation.
By Kelley, Martha Joan McCoy
Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 73(1-A), 2012, 71.
A large amount of research has been conducted on self-regulated learning as it relates to academic achievement. Further, there is a large body of literature regarding doctoral candidates who do not complete their dissertations and are classified as All But Dissertation. However, there is a paucity of research regarding the synthesis of these two disparate bodies of research. The purposes of this study were to: (a) assess self-regulated learning as it applied to the time to completion of the dissertation, (b) determine the relationship between self-regulated learning and the intrinsic task value of the dissertation, (c) assess the impact of intrinsic task value upon time to completion of the dissertation, (d) determine whether there was a linear relationship between self-regulated learning and time to complete the dissertation, (e) assess whether differences existed between the levels of self-regulated learning strategies exhibited by those who were classified as All But Dissertation and those who had recently completed their dissertations and (f) assess whether there were differences in the time since comprehensive exams were taken for those who were All But Dissertation and those participants who had recently completed their dissertations. The researcher developed an online survey (titled the Dissertation Enablers Scale) for this purpose. This survey included four subscales to operationalize the variables and covariates (the Self-regulated Learning Scale, the Intrinsic Task Value Scale, the Research Self-efficacy Scale and the Social Support Scale). This survey was validated through comparison with like instruments, expert review, exploratory factor analyses and reliability estimates. The results of hierarchical regressions indicated that self-regulated learning did predict time to completion of the dissertation, yet intrinsic task value did not predict time to completion of the dissertation. Self-regulated learning was significantly correlated with task value. The findings suggest that there was a linear relationship between self-regulated learning and time to completion of the dissertation. A discriminant function analysis revealed that there were no differences in the use of self-regulated learning strategies between those classified as All But Dissertation and those participants who had recently completed their dissertations. Additional factors that emerged as important to dissertation completion were the importance of financial support and the potential mediating role of intrinsic task value upon self-regulated learning. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Facilitating dissertation completion and success among doctoral students in social work.
By Liechty, Janet M.; Liao, Minli; Schull, Christine Pegorraro
Journal of Social Work Education, Vol 45(3), 2009, 481-497.
Social work doctoral education is essential to the continuation of the profession through its production of educators and researchers. Predicted shortages of educators give urgency to the problems of dissertation delays, lengthy time to completion, and attrition. Using Vygotsky's sociocultural theory of learning, in this article we review the literature on barriers and facilitating factors to dissertation completion. Findings support the relevance of postulated mechanisms of learning such as scaffolding and interaction with more knowledgeable others. Findings also suggest that interventions are necessary at individual, relational, and institutional/departmental levels, and that individual success is contingent upon relational and systemic factors as well as aptitude. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
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The Responsibility Scale: A research note on dissertation completion.
By Kluever, Raymond; Green, Kathy E.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, Vol 58(3), Jun 1998, 520-531.
Created and evaluated the Responsibility Scale assessment of graduate students' concepts of responsibility associated with completion of the doctoral dissertation. Items followed P. Brickman et al's (1982) model structure. The scale was completed by 142 doctoral graduates (mean age 41.8 yrs) and 97 doctoral candidates (mean age 44.4 yrs) lacking only their dissertations. The principal components analysis of the scale indicated that two factors underlie responses: those that represent responsibility for organization and preparation of the dissertation, and university quality control and evaluation of work . The scale appears useful for assessing attitudes of doctoral candidates toward responsibility for dissertation tasks and for planning student advising based on these attitudes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserve
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Documents or structured conceptual framework
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Then watch out for dimensions I identified -- maybe, they will be helpful ))
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Hi all
I just can't till figure it out what happens first?
do we need trust in order to disclosure ourselves?or do we need disclosure in order to build trust?
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Dear Khasawneb.
You ask if we need trust in order to disclosure ourselves or if  we need disclosure in order to build trust.
As I see it, we do not need to think of your question as an either/or problem, because the two statements are intertwined. Of course, if we do not trust or are self-confident about ourselves we may experience some difficulty while disclosing before others. In this case, trust comes first than disclosure. But we can also think that the more we are available to disclosure before others the more we are self-confident about ourselves. In this case, disclosure comes first than trust. However, I think that there is a kind of dialectical relationship between trust and disclosure. For example, the experience of disclosing before others may make us lead to feel confident about ourselves, just because we are not afraid of showing others what kind of persons we are. In this same vein, the more we are confident about ourselves the less we are afraid of showing others what kind of persons we are. Thus, the  experience of disclosure may become us more confident about ourselves. In the same vein, when are confident about ourselves we are likely to show other people what kind of persons we are. 
Of course, this is a short answer to your question. Even so, I hope it is of some help for you.
Best wishes, Orlando
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I read several articles that focus on the concept of "presence" as used to assess the user's immersion in virtual reality and such. However, all the articles I read do not mention the actual questions they used, listing instead theoretical principles. Do you know where I can find a real survey on presence?
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The Presence questionnaire that I use most is the The ITC-Sense of Presence Inventory (ITC-SOPI). The full questionnaire along with instructions for scoring is avaiable on request by writing to the authors (it is a free tool but they may ask you to share the anonimyzed dataset for validation purposes).
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my research question
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Hi Hasniza,
From a purely personal perspective, I would say that whether a person feels heard, valued and taken seriously by their management and colleagues has a profound impact on morale.
I also think that an organisation's capacity to give meaning to the work they do also has an impact. If someone thinks that what they do doesn't matter, how will they remain motivated, let alone enthusiastic?
Every good wish for your research.
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No string of my thought or personal clue is provided. Feel free to share your views and thoughts.
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Humanities are influence by the planets so to say planets play an important part where humanity join with the nature.It is a fact that humanities cannot ignore planets as all the 7 major planets have its influence all humanity both in the positive & negative traits .
With this humanities cannot afford to close their eyes on the nature as nature is Omni present & quite often planets & nature go hand in hand .
Human beings have to understand the influence of planets & nature initially as an observed but with the influence they have to take a right course of action so as to receive favorable environment both of planets & nature.
This is my personal opinion 
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In the case that I expose, it is a 10-year-old girl who has lost her father. Regardless of the subject's feelings, the dog also lost its owner.
In the context of an accompanying therapy to the grief of a 10-year-old girl, who is reticent to conventional therapy, I have thought that the bond she maintains with her own dog can be a facilitator of the therapeutic relationship and of the psychotherapeutic processes and tasks of the grief
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I occasionally take my dog to join therapeutic sessions with children.  I see no reason at all why you couldn't successfully utilise the family's dog in the same way.  Not knowing the dog won't matter, the child knows the dog and so far as safety and risk, the child's dog will be better placed than any trained dog because he knows the child already.  I can imagine a really powerful piece of work being possible.  Anything you ask the dog about his experience will most likely prompt the child to answer on his behalf because she knows him and you don't.  Got to dash.... Need to change our referral form no so that it states that all client MUST bring their pet to the sessions - no exceptions!
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 I have experience with SPSS.
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Yes. I need an undergraduate assistant but cannot afford it. The Nigerian economy is currently in recession and it is not likely that they can fund it.
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I am a coach in training. I was surprised at a question my client asked, and diod not know how to handle it. Half way through the session, she asked: "Do you think I am a weak person?". 
The question threw me off course, and I didnt know how to reply, so as an exit strategy, I said : "Why don't we focus on our objective for the session?"
What would have been amore appropriate reply?
Ibrahim
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Hi Ibrahim,
It is always safe to redirect the question back to the client and in so doing you will be allowing them to do self-reflection and give their own view of themselves. Furthermore, depending on the response allow them to identify why they have such an opinion about themselves and how related it is to the objective of your session.
Hope you find my opinion helpful and wish you all the best.
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I would like to know your perspective on the values which you consider every human beings must have. Please list out the values for me. 
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Dear Arun and Claudia,
I think a distinction should be made between the "must-have" values mentioned by Arun and the personal universal values identified by the Schwartz Theory on Human Values as mentioned by Claudia.  
The first, the "must-have values", depend on moral and ethical systems which differ depending on every culture as well as on personal constructions of value systems that each of us produces as a result of the interaction between our culture's input and our genetics.
The second, the universal values, constitute a pattern of value system that Professor Schwartz has evidenced through his investigations with transcultural samples in more than 80 countries during the last three decades. This pattern presents a list of values that, with reasonable differences, generally constitute the main motivational domains in western societies.
Regards,
Jose Luis
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Im creating a study measuring how life satisfaction levels affect how positively you communicate with others but I'm struggling to find a questionnaire which solely tests positive communication skills rather than 'good' communication skills, as this is too general. Thank you! 
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hi dear Noone
Van Dam,at all (2012) have written research paper about "   positive and negative items create method effects on the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire". [Assessment, 19(2), 198-204.] . As i think this research work will be useful for your need. So I am sending link to the soft copy of above research paper herewith
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Basically, the team leader in general needs to have a leadership inborn skills to lead his/her team just because he-she has leader title, so he/she needs to be a leader in reality and in title, then, team leader and in order to treat with difficult coworkers should be:
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Conflict management skills are good for dealing with difficult people at work. This is a good resource www.crnhq.org 
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When researching in the area of Emotional Competencies, I do use impact evaluations. 
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Yes. For example, I believe that fostering the use of Impact evaluation is critical in the field of leadership, where a myriad of theories claim that their model is the most effective approach. We definitely need more comparative studies showing which leadership style (or intervention) works better.
Using experimental studies is a good practice to conduct early assessments (e.g. pilot study) of the impact of a potential intervention. In one of my early papers, I compared the impact on performance between two leadership feedback styles, using a laboratory experiment. In a follow-up study, I plan to move to the field and see what happens in real organizations.
Similarly, in another paper, we show how goal setting practices can moderate the relation between emotional competencies and trust in leadership.
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I am learning how to start an information measure related project. If possible can you brief the statement of your project?
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I am in learning stage of how to write a project. From where I can get an Idea about complete process?
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Could you hint me on relevant research on the theme of child-looking sex dolls and risk for sexual offending against children?
Thank you!
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I have a student who is interested in this as a research question. I think we will likely include questions about strategies people use (e.g., the use of dolls) to manage their sexual interests in a survey we are developing for online recruitment.
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Whats the difference between Organization-based Psychological Ownership & Organizational Commitment?
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You are correct to infer that the two have some core similarities, although as you implied, there are also some important differences, with PO having more of an identity bent as compared to OC. (Anecdotally, imagine the employee who is highly committed to remaining with his/her company - possibly for a myriad of reasons - but does not necessarily personally identify with the company).  Some research has indicated that PO may be predictive of OC (see Han et al., 2010; Liu et al., 2012).  There is a good recent review of PO in JOB (Dawkins et al., 2017) that will point you toward some more relevant studies including those I noted above.
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Please feel delighted to reply to me and I really appreciate it. Based on the reply, I will follow up formally with fellow distinguished experts.
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Thank you very much for the reply. I do really appreciate it. I'll update you once everything is ready.
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a) Is it possible and will it make sense if I use two theories (resource based view and contingency theory to explain IT contribution to firm performance) to write background and theoretical framework in my research?
b) Is it a good practice in writing?
c) Is there any sound evidence that the prior research used two theories?
d) how will the reviewer perceive in accepting the article?
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Dear Aboobucker,
You can use an unlimited number of theories in your study as each theory just describes a number of relations of a few particular constructs of a complex phenomenon. To persuade a reviewer you first should clearly identify which constructs are described by each theory and t next to indicate that you are dealing with a set of constructs across several theories. I have a picture which represents 6-7 theories and the constructs they reflect in strategic management, but it is in Russian.
Below is a portion of my recent (accepted) article where I have been asked by reviewers to present my theoretical framework more clearly and I used a book of Fosgren (2008, 2011) on multinational corporations in which he presented 6 theoretical perspectives as a pretext to present  the seventh one:
"Our view of MNCs goes beyond the six perspectives of the multinational firm proposed by Fosgren (2008) because it includes several elements that are largely missing from mainstream international business (IB) studies. Although contingency theory is the major source for understanding MNCs, such contingencies include behavioral elements of strategic actions (see Aharoni 2011) when “managerial attitudes” play an important and sometimes crucial role in corporate actions (Graham et al. 2013; Graham et al. 2015). Following Fosgren’s metric for identifying different perspectives, the “core ability as a multinational firm” is to identify, add, and extract value in its different forms (see Gurkov 2015a). Next, the “organization view” of the multinational corporation is a weak hierarchy affected by personal empathies and antipathies, role ambiguity, and eternal conflicts for power in the junctions of matrix structures. Finally, the “main characteristics” of the environment are defined as the degree of complexity, uncertainty, and equivocality (high equivocality indicates a complete lack of shared views, uniform perceptions, and a similar understanding of what is going one within and around corporations by different management levels and functions)."
Success!
Igor Gurkov 
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What are the title of the books that are used as main reference?
How does his framework for analysis suit your study?
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I will gladly say Stuart Hall and Foucault. With these two, I daresay you cannot go wrong with critical discourse analysis. You can find their work readily available on the web and in university repositories. 
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I will be using this tool for my dissertation research.  
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Hi Robert, Our 9 item measure looks at three types of relationship at work so is useful in looking at how individuals get on with their colleagues, supervisors and the organization as a whole.  It was years in the making and came out of my PhD research on agency workers but also from my consultancy whereby individuals were often very connected with their colleagues to the detriment of the organization as a whole.  Hope this helps. David
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Am a student pursuing Masters in disaster management and i want to know details regarding how effctivel social media data can be used in context of disasters..
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Hareesh
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Hello, I think that it requires qualitative research to sanwer such questions. People exposed to natural hazards are th ebest to report in how far social media was useful in their individual cases. In Fiji where we asked such questions with regards to urban flooding relevance was rather wide-spread and at times very different than initially expected. So people's experiences provide a crucial starting point and from here one could systematically categorize potential benefits of social media in disaster issues.
Hope this helps. Maybe also look at the importance of SMS / mobile phones to communicate during disaster events. This might be even more important than social media as in the Fiji context many did not have easy access to social media, but almost all had mobile phones and used them to gather and spread information.
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Beginning my PhD Project "Time to walk alone" I am looking for qualitative research about the transition to CIM. Any suggestions welcome. Best Tabea
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Dear all, thanks for thinking with me!
@Ujjwal, it is not yet 100% clear which cities I will lokk at, but the hint to look at the named factors is on my list!
@Aidan, if you have anything available, thanks for sharing.
@Elena, at the moment I plan to look at children aged 4-7, i mainly want to look at  their use of public space to play, but also their way to school and kindergarten.
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Quantitative approach if any
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Have a look at
It is highly cited.
Please note that shared leadership, collective leadership, and distributed
leadership are often used interchangeably in research literature, you might find other scales when using these keywords.
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physical activity , persistence, children, youth , motivation  
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indepth intervention and counselling
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I am working on my research on role of social persuasion on multiple role management among emerging adults.
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You can always create a survey with the key areas you want people to answer to, which you think are focused on social encouragement and discouragement. Target mostly experience employees/ old employees to check their e.g job satisfaction, role they have been assigned within a company. Further you could search for tests pertaining to Organizational Behavior, a course taught at various business schools for more tests and potential answers to your question. 
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Are you aware of any empirical study that explores role conflict experienced by boundary-spanning employees due to, as described by Chung and Schneider [2002], serving multiple masters? Your help is highly appreciated.
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Good question. My experience is that creating and adhering to Guiding Principles is a good start. 
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We are assessing a one to one mentoring model in term of process and outcome, and at this stage we are writing the conceptual framework, so we are wondering if youcan suggest any articles for us? Thanks in advance 
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I had made a written request for their Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ) for my dissertation and yet to get a response.
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John Meyer is at University of Western Ontario in the psychology department. If you google John Meyer Western Ontario you will get his university page with contact information.
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I am a spiritual director exploring my role from an educational viewpoint and preparing an MA assignment on assessment.
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Hello,
There are many measures of "personal development", to narrow the scope down you would need to determine the definition of personal development. That definition will guide you as to the measure you will need. For instance, what are you hoping to "improve":
- increase in self-esteem?
- increase in self-awareness or self-identity?
- increase in cultural awareness?
- open regard for others?
- favourable attitudes to others/less prejudiced?
- various measures of personal physical health? reduced stress?
- increase in personal reflection?
- increase in self-actualization?
- improved quality of life?
- the list goes on and on
There are also a variety of different contexts to consider and the personal development that can be achieved there (school, work, relationships, society).
Good luck.
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Hello, I am researching on how children (teenagers) engage with digital technologies. I have just discovered that it may be problematic to give or not to give incentive or compensation to the children I am going to be researching. Does anyone know if there's any hard-and-fast rule to this? Thanks in advance.
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If you fall under the UK academe, the UK ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) has established guidelines on ethical practices. Usually, the guidelines are practical and could apply to most circumstances.
The "hard and fast" rules, if there are any, revolve around the integrity of your output. A simple question would be, by paying your respondents, are they susceptible to respond in a way that would alter the outcome of your research (vs not making any payments)? Simple question, but difficult to ascertain. 
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It would help a lot in our current study, "Justice Perception on Teaching Commitment: The Mediating Role of Teaching Emotions". 
Thank you. God bless!
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I have a paper about academic justice though in Arabic you can find the abstract in English.  Its is in my contributions list:
Academic justice perception for psychology students: The impact of getting the final course grade. 
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Hi and thank you for looking at my question.
Kindly see the attachment.
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Dear Ibrahim, thank you very much for your swift reply. Here are the some examples of my concerns about the LOT-R; First, (specificty), In uncertain times, I usually expect the best. Indeed, a case that a person expects the best is  a matter of degree and specificity, which may differ as the functions of the diverse aspects of the life (e.g., marriage, work, schooling). 
Secondly, (vagueness and the future orientation); I am always optimistic about my future. As a matter of fact, the futuıre is a broad concept that contains the diverse areas of life. Thus, contents of possible events a person holds in mind while responding on  this (or similar) item(s) may in fact differ  as a function of the relativitiy of a person's subjective sense of  time.   
Thirdly, (negatively worded items);  'I rarely count on good things happening to me' can be expressed as a mirror image, for example, I usually count on good things happening to me, and does not exactly equal to the former statement in terms of its content semantically. 
Finally, by using the statement of  "organizing the the LOT-R as a multidimensional scale" I argue that the optimism is a broad concept,; and thus, it should be described through the possible  first-order factors which may be capture schooling, cultural life scripts such as marriage, loss of significant others etc., career plans, as well as can be defined through the second-order factor  (e.g., optimism) which significantly and strongly associates with the mentioned and a like first-order factors. 
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Conceptaul Framework related question. 
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Yes, you can present a figure like this, but you need to describe the interactions in your narrative paragraphs, as well.