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International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences

Mar 10, 2015 Volume 49, Number

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Number of articles: 17

  1. The Determinants of Economic Growth in Iran Based on Bayesian Model Averaging

    Mohsen Mehrara & Sadeq Rezaei, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    This paper identifies the key determinants of economic growth in Iran, using annual time series data from 1974 to 2010. There is a very large literature on determinants of economic growth and... More

    pp. 1-11

  2. Impact of Comic Factor in TV Ads on Buying Behavior of University Students

    Qamar Farooq & Nouman Shafique, University Islamabad, Pakistan; Muhammad Mahboob Khurshid, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan; Naveed Ahmad, Lahore Leads University, Pakistan

    This study was carried out to find out the impacts of comic factor in TV advertisement on buying behavior of college and university students. Questionnaire was designed and used to gauge the... More

    pp. 12-20

  3. Claim Settlement Process of Life Insurance Policies in Insurance Services - A Comparative Study of LIC of India and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company

    Rajesh K. Yadav, Maxim Institute of Technology, India; Sarvesh Mohania, Barkatullah University, India

    For the purpose of covering up financial risk along with better return on the investment, Life insurance coverage is taken up. Claims are filed at the time of maturity or in case of death... More

    pp. 21-29

  4. The Study of Disagreement Strategies to Suggestions Used by Iranian Male and Female Learners

    Samira Salehipour Bavarsad, Islamic Azad University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Abbass Eslami-Rasekh, University of Isfahan, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Shahla Simin, Islamic Azad University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    This study seeks to investigate the ways in which the speech act of disagreement is expressed by young male and female Persian speakers. To collect the data 100 participants (50 males, 50 females,)... More

    pp. 30-42

  5. Development of Emotional Quotient and Spiritual Quotient: The Strategy of Ethics Development

    Vahid Fallah, Soheila Khosroabadi & Hamideh Usefi, Islamic Azad University, India

    This paper has investigated the importance of spiritual and emotional quotient in reinforcing the values of Islamic ethics. The development of good character in Islam is the process of encountering... More

    pp. 43-52

  6. Effect of Mentorship Program on Mentees’ Psychosocial Development

    Azman Ismail & Nor’ain Abdullah, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia; Ahmad Azan Ridzwan & Wan Nur Ain Wan Ibrahim, University Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia, Malaysia; Yusof Ismail, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

    The study investigates the role of mentorship in enhancing mentees’ psychosocial development. It utilized self-administered questionnaires completed by undergraduate military students at a public... More

    pp. 53-65

  7. The Study of Ideology in <i>The Handmaids’ Tale</i> Based on Althusser’s View

    Maryam Moradi & Fatemeh AzizMohammadi, Islamic Azad University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Ideology has always been the most vital apparatus for each government and dominant groups of society to keep their superior position so that every inferior subject could remain obedient and live... More

    pp. 75-82

  8. Althusserian Reading of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>

    Maryam Moradi & Fatemeh AzizMohammadi, Islamic Azad University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Louis Althusser (1918-1990) builds on the work of Jacques Lacan to understand the way ideology functions in society. He thus moves away from the earlier Marxist understanding of ideology. In the... More

    pp. 83-91

  9. Political Practice of Literary Analysis: How to Read Literature more Closely

    Mohammad Saber Khaghaninejad, Shiraz University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The development of literary/textual analysis is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary; inter-textual, historically and socially-aware, and politically-motivated critical practices. This study is ... More

    pp. 92-105

  10. Strengthen Outcomes of Insurance Agent: An Exploratory Study in Pakistan

    Muhammad Nouman Shafique, Preston University, Pakistan; Naveed Ahmad, Lahore Leads University, Pakistan; Haider Abbass & Raghib Manzoor, Preston University, Pakistan

    Strong relationship outcomes depend upon the combination of the relationship marketing tactics and personality traits of the customer. The proposed study will contribute to assess the relationship ... More

    pp. 106-114

  11. Exploring Relationship among Factors of Virtual Communities, Trust and Buying in Pakistan

    Muhammad Nouman Shafique, Preston University, Pakistan; Naveed Ahmad, Iqbal Kiani & Muhammad Ibrar, Lahore Leads University, Pakistan

    Currently the world is experiencing a tremendous growth in the use of social networking sites (SNS). Virtual communities is Increasing day by day, there is still a lack of studies analyze on role... More

    pp. 115-122

  12. Enrolment & Dropout Percentage among Boys & Girls up to Secondary Level in India: A Comparative Study

    Ramesh Pandita, BGSB University, India

    Purpose: The present paper seeks to examine the enrolment and dropout percentage of children in India, supported with empirical findings up to secondary level. Although, the study is general in... More

    pp. 123-134

  13. Darkness<i> </i>in the Costume of Whiteness: A Glimpse of Black Gaze, White Mask in Heart of Darkness

    Samira Sasani & Elmira Molaii, Shiraz University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    To begin with, Heart of Darkness has always been challenging for every critic who feels the urge to take either pro-colonialist or contra-colonialist positions. However, herein the main... More

    pp. 135-145

  14. Jean Rhys’s <i>Wide Sargasso Sea</i>: An Ecocritical Reading

    Zahra Sadat Ismailinejad, Shiraz University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    The present paper seeks to analyze Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea in the light of the theory of ecocriticism. Ecocriticism focuses on the relationships of individuals with nature and how... More

    pp. 146-154

  15. Reward Administration System Enhancing Organizational Commitment: An Islamic Viewpoint

    Azman Ismail, Aimi Anuar, Mohamad Sabri Haron & Razaleigh Muhamat Kawangit, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

    This aim of this study is to examine the relationship between reward administration system and organizational commitment. A survey method was employed to gather self-report questionnaires from... More

    pp. 155-167

  16. Pedagogical Values of Renaissance Travels

    Agnieszka Katarzyna Gębora, Higher School of Wholesome Education and Social Sciences, Poland

    The time of the Renaissance created the new model of the man-humanist. European patterns stimulated to the cultural or educational development of different fields of the social life. A bloom of the... More

    pp. 185-191

  17. Broken Marriage in Aristocratic Societies in Edith Wharton’s Selected Novels

    Elaheh Soofastaei & Sayyed Ali Mirenayat, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

    Family is a bridge between individual and society. In my paper, I will survey broken marriage and individual dissatisfaction in two novels by Edith Wharton. The novels in question are The House ... More

    pp. 192-196