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SHERJ - Multidisciplinary Vol.3 January 2017 Released


SMCC Higher Education Research Journal
ISSN Print: 2449-4402∑ e-ISSN: 2467-6322 ∑ Volume 3 ∑ January 2017
Published by Saint Michael College of Caraga
Nasipit, Agusan del Norte
Philippines
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Processes of Derivational Affixes of Lamaholot Language Mostly Used In East Solor Sub Ė District East Flores Regency
MUSAKAR ABDULLAH
http://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-1641-7121

Lamaholot language has some functions which are prominent for speakers in society. The functions are social, economic and cultural. This study is about the processes of derivational affixes of Lamaholot language mostly used in east Solor sub-district, East Flores regency. This study tries to answer two problems, namely what processes of derivational affixes found in Lamaholot lexicon are and what meanings of the derivational affixes of Lamaholot language mostly used in East Solor sub-district are. Therefore, it has objectives to describe the processes and the meanings of derivational affix of Lamaholot language mostly used in East Solor sub-district. It employs the descriptive qualitative method. The data of this writing has taken from Lamaholot books and informantsí interview. Research shows that there are six derivational prefixes and three derivational infixes. The derivational suffix of Lamaholot language mostly used in East Solor sub-district has not found. These prefixes and infixes produce the derived noun and adjective. Meanwhile, derived verb has not found in Lamaholot language. Phonologically, there is an extensive presence of nasal sounds /m/ /n/ and /N/ as a result of phonological changes among affixes and their roots.
http://dx.doi.org/10.18868/sher3j.03.00117.01

Effects of EFL Studentsí Vocabulary Learning Strategies on their Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge
ERIC A.G. BANGNGU
http://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-7966-9625

This article reports on the English study program of Nusa Cendana University, Indonesia to estimate the effect of vocabulary learning strategies on studentsí depth of vocabulary knowledge. The topic is significant because students are expected to master English vocabularies for they will become English teachers. Unfortunately, their depth of vocabulary knowledge does not develop as well as their vocabulary size. The data gathered using a questionnaire which is based on Schmittís taxonomy (1997) and word associate test offered by Read (1998). The data were analyzed using multiple linear regression analyses through the use of SPSS. The result of the research shows that in the linear combination, there was a significant effect of all vocabulary learning strategies on studentsí depth of vocabulary knowledge (p<0.05) with contribution effect about 81% (R2=0.81). It was also found statistically that, determination, social and metacognitive strategy had significant effects on studentsí depth of vocabulary knowledge (p<0.05) while both cognitive strategy and memory strategy did not significantly affect studentsí depth of vocabulary knowledge (p>0.05). Also, the result shows that determination was the most frequently used strategy while the memory was the least frequently used strategy. Regarding individual items of vocabulary strategies, use the bilingual dictionary to discover the meaning of new English word was the most frequently used strategy while the use of scale for the gradable adjective to consolidate words has been learned was the least frequently used strategy. Taking into account factors affecting vocabulary learning strategies, the result shows that studentsí proficiency, motivation, belief, and strategy training played a role in studentsí preference of using certain strategies. At last, the higher the frequency of time in using vocabulary learning strategies, the higher studentsí depth of vocabulary knowledge.
http://dx.doi.org/10.18868/sher3j.03.00117.02

Factors Affecting Good Learners In Learning English As A Foreign Language: A Case Study For The Grade Xi Students With High Achievement Of Sma N 4 Kupang In School Year 2015-2016
PASKALIS PURNAMA JEM JEMPOL
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7463-8486

The authors argue that various factors are affecting students in learning which cover two big factors, i.e. internal factors and external factors. Those have characterized by studentsí learning aims which are not just to get much information needed, but also to be better in all aspects of learning as well as more competent in solving any problem they may face. Such a learning motivation, as proposed by Cenoz and Perales (2000), has the following major components, that is, intrinsic motivation, and extrinsic motivation. These can only happen if another aspect supports them in learning. In this sense, it is urgent that any factor arises in learning not only motivation but also the school, society, family, education stakeholders can affect learning.
http://dx.doi.org/10.18868/sher3j.03.00117.03

An Analysis of Case Roles in the New Testament Bible Written in Kupang Malay
SAMGAR M. MOEDA
http://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-3788-3025

Language has been believed to hold the certain power, not only as a means of conveying the minds but also as a way of communicating the usersí certain feeling that can cause positive impacts. This study attempts to analyze the case roles in the New Testament Bible written in Kupang Malay. It addresses the problem about the case roles in the New Testament Bible written in Kupang Malay, and the aim of this research is to analyze the case functions in the New Testament Bible written in Kupang Malay. This study used the data concerning the New Testament was written in Kupang Malay. They were analyzed and classified by using a descriptive qualitative method. It showed that there are case roles in Kupang Malay. The researcher identified case roles according to the essential part of the role structure such as nuclear roles consisting of fourteen roles: 1) experiencer, 2) patient, 3) agent, 4) potent, 5) stimulus, 6). The instrument, 7) product, 8) material, 9) complement, 10) measure, 11) location, 12).source, 13) goal, 14) path and peripheral roles are comprised of five roles, they are; 1) Time, 2)Manner, 3). Place, 4) Beneficiary, and 5) Accompaniment. Finally, it suggests that all the translators, when translating from Kupang Malay into English or vice versa should identify, analyze and classify case roles of the text because it helps to understand the text before it is translated.
http://dx.doi.org/10.18868/sher3j.03.00117.04

Street Hawking as Correlates of Adolescentsí Social Adjustment and Academic Performance
CHINYERE AUGUSTA NWAJIUBA
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4343-6395

ADESOJI ONI
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6774-2672

This study examined the street trading activities among adolescents and its effects on the social adjustment and academic performance of secondary school students in Mushin Local Government area of Lagos State. In carrying out the study, the descriptive research design was used; four research questions and four null hypotheses were postulated to give direction. Researcherís self-designed questionnaire (SHASAQ) was used to assess the respondentsí opinion while 350 well-completed set of the questionnaire were collected from the respondents. Data collected were analyzed using simple mean, percentage, standard deviation, T-test, Pearson Moment Correlation and Chi-square statistical tools and the hypotheses were tested on 0.05 level of significance. After analyzing the data gathered, it was revealed that there are more female adolescent hawkers than male adolescent hawkers in Mushin Local Government area of Lagos State. Adolescents have the bad disposition towards street hawking in Mushin Local Government area of Lagos State; there is a significant relationship between adolescent social behavior and academic behavior, and gender is a significant factor in social adjustment of street hawkers. It was suggested that the government and the school administrators provide adequate educational scheme arrangement for students from the poor socio-economic background who do not often have time to review school activities at home. As a result of street hawking and that government should ensure that the number of adolescents who partake in street hawking is reduced by making laws to ban street hawking so that the rate of drop out can be reduced. It is however recommended that the study is replicated by other researchers using different location and environment and also to confirm or refute its validity and to expand the scope of work previously done.
http://dx.doi.org/10.18868/sher3j.03.00117.05

Usability of the Agoo Unified ID System (UIDS)
AGUSTIN R. VERAS, JR.
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3598-8533

JEROME P. SONGCUAN
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4123-2401

FRANCIS R. MENESES
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4307-6163

ENRIQUE G. ABAD
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4214-7874

The UIDS (Unified ID System) of Agoo sought to establish a uniform identification for people residing in Agoo, La Union, Philippines. The UIDS issued serves as a valid proof of identity of the person indicated on the card. It becomes a valid ID honored by a government and private agencies in Agoo. The study sought to determine the extent of seriousness of the problems encountered as to the profiling of the residence of Agoo and determined the extent of the usefulness of the Unified ID system. The researchers used the descriptive-developmental Research to conduct the study. The employees, staffs, and administrators of the Municipality of Agoo served as the respondents of the study. A questionnaire was adopted and used to measure the degree of seriousness of the problems of the local government of Agoo regarding profiling. Similarly, selected questionnaire was used to measure the degree of usefulness of the system developed. The mean was used to interpret data. Results showed that the Municipality of Agoo encountered a serious problem with profiling of the residents. Findings showed that the UIDS is "useful" thus it is being implemented and adopted.
http://dx.doi.org/10.18868/sher3j.03.00117.06

Proposed Blended Learning Model for Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University - South La Union Campus (DMMMSU-SLUC)
AGUSTIN R. VERAS, JR.
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3598-8533

Blended Learning (BL) combines face-to-face and on-line learning. The study showed the contributions of the developed content management system using DRUPAL in a BL approach at DMMMSU-SLUC specifically at the College of Computer Science (CCS), Agoo, La Union, Philippines. Then, a proposed model was developed as a guideline for the implementation of BL for campuses who wish to experiment with BL approach. The extent of readiness for the University, Faculty and Students was sought. Professional Ethics in IT, an undergraduate course was delivered as BL uploaded to a Webhost. The respondents of the study classified as the control group and the experimental group. A questionnaire was adopted and used. Frequency and mean were used to interpret data. Results showed that the institution is not ready for BL approach. Faculty members and students are ready for blended learning approach. The results of the final grades of the Experimental and Control groups using the mean grade is higher than that of the control groups indicating that learning took place. Findings showed that the experiment was effective as indicated by a higher mean of the experimental group. The institution needs attention on the implementation of BL. The University must adopt the Blended learning approach.
http://dx.doi.org/10.18868/sher3j.03.00117.07

The Use of Storytelling Strategy to Increase Listening Ability of State Secondary School Students in Kupang, Indonesia
MARSELUS YUMELKING
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9625-5072

Storytelling Strategy is a newly designed strategy to increase the listening ability of State Secondary School Kupang, Indonesia. The problem of this research is to what extent storytelling strategy is useful to increase studentsí listening ability. The aim of this research is to describe how storytelling strategy is useful to increase studentsí listening ability. The method of this research is classroom action research. This research study conducted in two cycles in tenth grade of SMA N 9Kupang in the academic year 2011/2012.The result of the research of the first cycle showed that 12.4 % students whose learning achievements were good and 87.6% students were not good. In the second cycle, the researcher revised the plans and the impact were there were 94.6 % students whose learning achievements were good. Based on the results of this research, the use of storytelling strategy can increase studentsí listening ability. It is suggested that using storytelling strategy in teaching listening motivate students to increase their listening ability.
http://dx.doi.org/10.18868/sher3j.03.00117.08

Studentís perception of Strike Actions on Academic Performance in Nigeria University: Implications for Best Practices and Counselling
FLORENCE ADEOTI YUSUF
http://orcid.org/ 0000-0003-0232-583X

The study investigated studentsí perception of Strike actions on Academic Performance in Nigeria University and its implications for best practices and counseling. The researcher stratified the participants into different strata of gender, academic level, institution attended. Simple random sampling technique was employed to select 1000 participants from four randomly selected Universities. The impact of Strike actions on Academic Performance Questionnaire (ISAAPQ) was administered to the respondents to collect relevant data. The t-test, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Chi-Square statistics were used to analyses the data collected. The major findings show that there is no significant difference in undergraduatesí expressions on the impact of strike actions on academic performance based on gender and academic level while, there is the significant difference in undergraduatesí expressions on the impact of strike actions on academic performance based on institution attended. The result of the findings also revealed the significant relationship between strike actions and studentsí academic performance in higher institutions of learning. Based on the conclusions of the study, recommendations has made that the Government should develop actions such as organizing meetings and interactive sessions; that will help to check incessant industrial action in the education sector in Nigeria; there should be a reduction of bureaucracies to enhance effective communication between ASUU officials and government bodies.
http://dx.doi.org/10.18868/sher3j.03.00117.09