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International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2076-734X, EISSN: 2076-7366

Volume 31, Issue 3(June, 2017)

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1. STUDY ON THE CRITICAL FACTORS IN SCHOOLS’ PROMOTION OF MORNING READING
by Yi-Hsueh Shen, Chen-Feng Wu & Chia-Chen Yu
Abstract

Reading is the core of the Chinese teaching, the best learning tool and even the foundation of all disciplines; therefore, the ability to read is related to students’ learning efficiency and expression and even influences a country’s competitiveness. Promoting reading is an important topic in primary and secondary schools as well as a country’s long-term investment, and the strategies of promoting reading have direct effect on the promotion of reading.

Ministry of Education has continually organized a series of reading activities and implemented the plan of “10-minute Morning Reading”. Given the advantages of morning reading, figuring out the critical factors in the promotion will yield twice the result with half the effort and push morning reading towards a clear direction leading to success.

In this study, relevant academic papers were collected to streamline the opinions of the experts and find out the most suitable rules of evaluation. Then, the questionnaire copies were distributed among the teachers who facilitated morning reading in the secondary school to obtain the research data. The Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) was adopted to define the relative weights of the rules and summarize the critical factors which influence morning reading, so as to help teachers promote morning reading.

Source: International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences
June 2017-- Vol. 31 Issue 3-- 2017

2. RESEARCH ON KEY FACTORS OF COMMUNITY-BASED PHARMACIES MANAGEMENT SUCCESS IN TAIWAN
by Chuan-Hsiao Han, Yu-Teng Chang & Yi-Tsen Li
Abstract

The pharmacies in Taiwan can be divided into two main types: community-based pharmacies and hospital pharmacies. By the business and investment mode, the pharmacies can be divided into independent pharmacies and chain pharmacies. Independent pharmacies sell prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, health foods, basic medical supplies, and chemical products. Chain pharmacies not only cover the business of independent pharmacies, but also provide a variety of homogenous products for consumers’ selections. Consumers can easily buy a variety of drugs or daily articles in chain pharmacies.

This study adopted two rounds of Modified Delphi questionnaire survey, in order to identify the key success factor of community-based independent pharmacies. Nine experts with practical experience in the industry were invited for the survey. Based on the expert consensus, this study identified 5 dimensions and 19 indicators. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) questionnaire survey was conducted on 9 experts and 11 consumers. Based on the statistical results, the key indicators were selected, the relative weight correlations were determined, and the weight ranking was obtained. The purpose was to understand the services needed by the consumers of community-based independent pharmacies. The findings can serve as reference for community-based independent pharmacies in future operation.   

Source: International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences
June 2017-- Vol. 31 Issue 3-- 2017

2. A STUDY OF THE ADOLESCENT LEISURE ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGY MODEL
by Chih-Yao Lo, Li-lian Chen, Yung-Hsun Yu, Ping-Chang Lin & Chih-Ching Chen
Abstract

Speed can change human’s lifestyle, accelerate industrial development, promote economic prosperity and change social pattern. Adolescent leisure activity plays an indispensable role in national development, and making feasible development strategies and setting feasible objectives can push forward the leisure activities for adolescents. Adolescent leisure is highly important, personally and socially. Personally, leisure activity can improve the present and future life of adolescents and enable them to enjoy life and freedom and feel happy. Socially, it strengthens adolescents’ relationship with family and society; enables them to understand society and cohesion, share common values and objectives, and establish a sense of belonging; creates the value of the sustainable development of leisure activity in the modern society.

With equal emphasis on quantity and quality, this study collected relevant domestic and international data and conducted the questionnaire survey based on the Modified Delphi Method to construct the decision hierarchical architecture of adolescent leisure activity development strategy model. After that, the Analytic Hierarchy Process was adopted to obtain the relative weights of the factors and conduct the consistency test and sequencing.

This paper induced 5 dimensions and 15 evaluation indicators. According to the views on the leisure activities for adolescents, it proposed 5 evaluation norms for the development and strategy. The main problems in the leisure activities for adolescents are the most essential part; hence, great investment should be made to eliminate the problems caused by objective factors, so as to facilitate the development of the leisure activities. The idea and practice of leisure marketing also play a critical part; therefore, we should get fully acquainted with adolescents’ needs for leisure activities, foster a partnership with leisure activity providers and the government and consider the long-term leisure development for adolescents, so as to maintain and improve the leisure environment and organize new leisure activities.

Source: International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences
June 2017-- Vol. 31 Issue 3-- 2017













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