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Issues in 2018
THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL NETWORKS ON THE ABUSE OF INTERNET SERVICES IN THE WORKPLACE Print E-mail

Mateja Gorenc

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Employees who abuse Internet services in the workplace have become a major concern among today's employers. The aim of the research was to investigate the influence of social networks on the abuse of Internet services in the workplace in Slovenia. We have designed a structural model to study the impact of social networks on the abuse of Internet services in the workplace. Research was conducted in order to collect data on the impact of social networks on Internet abuse in the workplace. The survey sample included employed people in Slovenia. Our results indicate that there is a serious problem within the impact of social networks on the abuse of Internet services in the workplace. The proposed model in this study can be used for further research on the abuse of Internet services in the workplace

Keywords: Internet, social networks, virtual communication, abuse of internet services in the workplace.

PhD Mateja Gorenc ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), is working as an independent advisor in the Department for programming and management applications in the information technology sector and she is a lecturer of mathematics and statistic at College of Accounting and Finance.

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Gorenc Mateja. THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL NETWORKS ON THE ABUSE OF INTERNET SERVICES IN THE WORKPLACE. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.11, no.1:7-20, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2018-no1-art1

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NATURE OF THE LAST CONTACT WITH A MEDICAL DOCTOR BEFORE SUICIDE Print E-mail

Urša Mars Bitenc, Lara Pirc, Petra Mesec Rodi, Vita Poštuvan, Diego De Leo

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A relevant number of suicide decedents visit medical doctors (MDs) in a short period before death. This study aimed to learn about MDs’ attitudes towards suicide prevention, their previous education on suicide, the experience with suicide, and eventually the nature of the last visit with a patient that died by suicide. 159 Slovenian MDs participated in an online survey covering previously mentioned topics. More than a third of MDs have never been trained on suicide prevention and reported lack of knowledge in this area. More than half experienced suicide of a patient or close one. During the last contact before suicide, MDs frequently noticed symptoms of mental health problems, hopelessness, sleep problems, somatic pain and suicidal ideation. More seldom they observed stocking pills, giving away values, gaining access to firearms, and changing a will. At the time of the last visit, main diagnoses were depression (54.5%), schizophrenia (22.7%), bipolar disorder (12.5%), alcohol use disorder (9.6%), and dementia (4.5%). To improve risk assessment and suicide prevention in health-care settings, a specific training would be a highly desirable option for educating MD's. 

Keywords: suicide prevention; professional training; medical doctors; last contact

 

[1] Asst. Urša Mars Bitenc, BSc psychology is a Ph.D student at the University of Ljubljana and a research assistant at the University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič Institute, Slovene Centre for Suicide Research and Faculty of Mathematics Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, Department of Psychology, Koper, Slovenia. E-mail ursa.mars(at)upr.si (corresponding author)

[2] Lara Pirc, MSc (The Kingdom of the Netherlands) is a psychologist at The Counselling Centre for Children, Adolescents and Parents Ljubljana, Slovenia

[3] MD Petra Mesec Rodi is a medical doctor at Škofja Loka Health Centre, Slovenia

[4] PhD Vita Poštuvan is deputy head of Slovene Centre for Suicide Research at Andrej Marušič Institute, and deputy head of Department of Psychology at Faculty of Mathematics Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, University of Primorska Koper, Slovenia

[5] PhD, MD Diego De Leo is head of Slovene Centre for Suicide Research, Andrej Marušič Institute, and head of Department of Psychology at Faculty of Mathematics Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia

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Urša Mars Bitenc, Lara Pirc, Petra Mesec Rodi, Vita Poštuvan, Diego De Leo. NATURE OF LAST CONTACT WITH A MEDICAL DOCTOR BEFORE SUICIDE. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.10, no.1:21-41, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2018-no1-art2

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LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR TOURISM: NECCESSITY OR NECESSARY EVIL Print E-mail

Saša Zupan Korže

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Tourism consists of activities related to travel, hospitality and entertainment that are partly determined by state regulations. The purpose of this paper is to a) explore the existing legal framework for tourism; b) to present a critical view of private tourism sector on the state's regulation. The research was carried out in 2017. Data were obtained a) from relevant secondary sources (laws, bylaws, EU directives, websites, articles, books) and b) from in-depth semi-structured interviews. We utilize an approach of a mixed-method research design. First, we conducted a review on existing regulations for running tourism business in Slovenia. We supported our findings with empirical data, obtained by interviewing eight representatives of private tourism entities and two state representatives, responsible for tourism. In the results, we presented the legislation framework for running tourism business and highlight some challenges on practical application of legal framework in tourism sector. This research adds a new dimension to tourism research. It contributes to better knowledge and understanding of the influence of Slovenian legislation on running tourism business.

Keywords: tourism, regulation, legal framework.

Saša Zupan Korže, Ph.D. is a lecturer (of law, tourism, economics, entrepreneurship), researcher and consultant

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Saša Zupan Korže. LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR TOURISM: NECCESSITY OR POISON PILL. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.10, no.1:42-61, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2018-no1-art3

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SMART HERITAGE POLICY Print E-mail

Bojan Radej, Jelka Pirkovič, Pierre Paquet

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European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century (Council of Europe, 2017) has importantly contributed to emphasizing integrative intervention logic of heritage policy by shifting from vertical, sector based to cross-sector based horizontal thinking. Paper develops and explain integral logic that combines vertical and horizontal approach. Three integration measures are proposed: weak and strong balance and cohesion. It is illustrated by a hypothetical example showing how integral heritage policy can be programmed (and evaluated) in relatively simple and transparent way, despite its essential complexity.

Keywords: Council of Europe, European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century, Integral approach to heritage, weak balance, strong balance, cohesion.

[1] Slovenian Evaluation Society, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (contact author)

[2] Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

[3] Department of Heritage, and Faculty of Arts, University of Liège, Wallonia, Belgium

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Bojan Radej, Jelka Pirkovič, Pierre Paquet. SMART HERITAGE POLICY. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.10, no.1:62-79, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2018-no1-art4

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DETERMINANTS OF EARLY MARRIAGE AND MODEL OF MATURING MARRIAGE AGE POLICY Print E-mail

Hardiani Hardiani, Junaidi Junaidi

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This study aims to analyze factors affecting early marriages and to formulate a model of maturing marriage age policy in Jambi Province, Indonesia. Using binary logistic model and interpretive structural modeling, we found that: firstly, factors affecting women’s decision to get married early could come from both individual and their parents charateristics. Secondly, the appropriate model for maturing marriage age policy involved six main elements of the system. Those are objectives, institutions, needs, constraints, community involvement, and assessment benchmarks. We come to the conclusion that maturing marriage age is not only determined by individual characteristics, but also other factors.

Keywords: age at first marriage, early marriage, maturing marriage age; reproductive health

1 Economic Development Department, Faculty of Economics and Business,University of Jambi, Indonesia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

2 Economic Development Department, Faculty of Economics and Business,University of Jambi, Indonesia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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Hardiani Hardiani, Junaidi Junaidi. DETERMINANTS OF EARLY MARRIAGE AND MODEL OF  MATURING MARRIAGE AGE POLICY: CASE  IN JAMBI PROVINCE, INDONESIA. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.10, no.1:80-97, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2018-no1-art5

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OBSTACLES TOWARD HUMAN AGENCY: A STUDY ON CBFM PROJECTS IN WATER RESERVOIRS IN NORTHEASTERN BANGLADESH Print E-mail

Mohammed Faruque Uddin, Mohammed Anwar Hossain

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This study examines to what extent participation in collective fisheries management constrains fishers’ individual agency towards adjusting with environmental and economic vulnerability and ensuring a sustainable livelihood through marshaling resources and skills. Unequivocally, this research aims at exploring the factors that fade away individual agency in collective action. In the context of Tedala-Chatol-Hoglia Beel in Dakshin Sunamganj, Bangladesh, it reveals that community-based fisheries management (CBFM) facilitates fishers’ access to resources in the fisheries, participation in collective decision-making processes and transfer of resources and skills from fisheries to other enterprises for extending livelihood options. But the fishers fail to achieve socioeconomic freedom to live a decent life over the years. Hence, we seek, to what extent does collective action restrain fishers’ individual agency in Tedala Beel? Using in-depth interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs), it shows that social position allows some fishers to modify rules and resources that improve their individual capacity of acting rationally in different occasions, while others agency is undermined by the same rules and resources.

Keywords: Human agency, Fisheries management, Access to resources, Collective action

[1] Professor, Department of Sociology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, mfaruquddin @ gmail.com

[2] Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, anwarsociology @ gmail.com

 

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Mohammed Faruque Uddin, Mohammed Anwar Hossain. OBSTACLES TOWARD HUMAN AGENCY:  A STUDY ON CBFM PROJECTS IN WATER RESERVOIRS IN NORTHEASTERN BANGLADESH. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.10, no.1:80-97, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2018-no1-art6

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