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Editorial for GOLDEN RESEARCH THOUGHTS June 2013:
The multidisciplinary profile of Golden Research Thoughts has made the journal a consistent voice in the research field for the last two and a half years. Addressing researchers and academics from such a vast array of fields, Golden Research Thoughts has gained the reputation of an extremely interactive platform of various profiles and voices. The most important gain resulting from its profile is the opportunities it has created for researchers to broaden their fields of interest and information, to get informed in areas connected, closely or remotely, with their own fields of academic research.
Volume II, Issue XII / June 2013 follows the editorial policy of the journal and ensures the presence of research articles reflecting diversified areas of scientific interests, thus benefitting both the authors and the scientific and academic community in which the journal circulates.
To highlight the variety of research topics addressed, we shall briefly refer to some contributions to the current issue that reflect the multidisciplinary profile of the journal.
ShowkatHussain Dar’s article, “The Theme of Self in Iqbal’s Secrets of the Self”, deals with the portrait of MohhamadIqbal and his philosophy of Khudi (selfhood), Iqbal’s main concern, according to the author, being the factors that strengthen the self and the conditions that weaken it. The poet’s message is oriented towards effective ways in which Muslims can enrich their spirituality.
In the context of an already two decades use of information and communication technology, R.D. Kumbhar’s “Comparative Analysis of IT Governance in Banking Sector at Satara” focuses on the concrete sitiation of technology implementation in the banks of the Satara city. Problems and weaknesses are spotted and improvement is suggested for further activities.
A.A. Rahalkar’s“AshabdikArthawahiKathakawishkar” brings forth Kathak, an art form that combines naturalness of movements with stylized and symbolic gestures, gracefulness hand in hand with meaningfulness, thus conferring the uniqueness of the dance.
G. S. Venumadhava and A. A. Soppimath’s “Security Management in Prisons” looks realistically at the rehabilitation approaches and programs for the society offenders, the researchers suggesting to combine a situational with a motivational approach, inner and outer forces being considered in the process of the offenders’ reintegration in society.
The theme of “Effect of Mirror Neurons in Enhancing the Teaching Competency” – authored by N. Sasikumar, M. P. Roja and M. P. Fathima – is discussing the role of biological mechanisms in cognition, with a focus on the neural substrates of mental processes and their behaviouralmanifestations. The author relates the theoretical discussion to the process of learning and acquiring competencies in the process of education.
“Economic Empowerment among Self Help Group in Virdhunagar District” – S. Suganya, S. Sakthivelrani and K. Durai – analyzes the economic empowerment among Self Help Group beneficiaries in India, the Virdhunagar District. The article is an applied study based on six constructs and taking into account variables such as age, education, occupation, purpose of loans, or number of loans taken, the researchers concluding that all these factors influence the economic empowerment, less the age of the group.
M. H. Prahalladappa’s “Political Leadership of S. Bangarappa in Karnataka Politics” portrays the visionary personality of Bangarappa who, having a socialist background, evolved into a leading figure in the Shimoga district. The author points out that his welfare programs led to social justice for the Backward Classes and the Dalits, part of a generally positive attitude to society, no matter the caste, the creed or the community.
L. M. Nneji’sarticle deals with the psychometric properties of science teaching efficacy beliefs instrument among basic science teachers based in three different universities in Nigeria, the study unveiling the fact that these beliefs are culturally and contextually invariant.
“Adolescent Girls and Reproductive Health: Social Work Intervention” – authored by B. Panda – posits the aspect of the reproductive health service for adolescents as an important component of the reproductive and child health more general program in India. The article deals with particular aspects of the program in Rajasthan and with the necessity of social work interventions in improving the currently running program.
Q. S. Javeed’s “A Study of Self Esteem and Self Confidence Athlete and Non-Athlete” tackles with the issues of self – esteem and self – confidence in athletes and non-athletes. Based on one hundred participants, half of each category, and applying theoretical frames of questionnaires, the study concludes in favour of a higher degree of confidence and esteem in athletes in comparison with the non-athletes.
The variety of the themes approached in these articles stand as a proof of the diverse research orientations that researchers and academics follow and which delineates the multidisciplinary profile of Golden Research Thoughts.
Therefore, we invite readers from the academic community and from the general public to browse the articles, benefit the consistency of the content and the thematic plurality.
Ecaterina Patrascu
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