Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

Parent-child Living Arrangements And Children’s Attainment Of The Required Level Of Education In Ghana

Background: The study of parent-child living arrangements and children’s required level of education attained was borne out of observations made and concerns shown by the researcher towards people who have experienced the phenomenon of single parenting. Most of the arguments are that children suffer when they grow in any other type of parent-child living arrangements other than both parents. As more single-parent families appear in societies, interest grows as to th...

Dialogic Properties Of University Websites: A Case Study Of The University Of Ghana Website

Corporate communication tools and processes have, over the years, evolved from the use of traditional methods to the use of internet-facilitated new media. Public relations practitioners are leveraging these new media, such as websites, to engage with their increasingly well informed and globally-dispersed publics. This is on account, principally, of the opportunities that new, digital and internet-enabled, technologies, are offering bi-directional and interactive co...

Community Relations In Mining: A Study Of Anglogold Ashanti Limited (Aga Ltd.), Obuasi Mine

This study assessed community relations (CR) by studying AngloGold Ashanti. The study, through a qualitative research approach, conducted interviews to find out the reasons behind community relations and how it was communicated to the host communities. The study also considered how communities were involved in the implementation of a community relations policy. The challenges and benefits of CR to mining companies and the host communities were also sought. Four commun...

The Contribution Of The United Nations Economic Commission For Africa To Regional Integration In Africa

The promotion of regional integration in Africa has been on the agenda of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) since its inception in 1958. In spite of the activities and programmes adopted by the ECA to further this agenda on the continent, achieving greater integration has proved elusive and most of the regional integration arrangements on the continent have not achieved the expected results. Some of the programmes of the ECA have achieved limited success whilst...

Language And Gender: The Construction And Reproduction Of Gender In Dagbanli

Gender is an issue of social and interpersonal relationships between males and females, a problem of differences in roles and values, and inequalities in opportunities, access to resources and power. These relationships, differences and inequalities are located in social and institutional structures and practices, but they are also firmly rooted in language. Language is a locus for the manifestation of gender because language and its usage convey not only factually ob...

Assessing Project Management Ineffeciencies On Organisational Performance At Raycom Techonologies Ltd

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to assess project management inefficiencies on organisational performance. There is a higher demand for improved performance of organisations being it profit making or not for profit making organisations. This performance depends largely on effective and efficient implementation of projects in these organisations and this places emphasis on effective project management in business organisations. The study and practice of project management has ...

Reducing Rural-Urban Migration Through Local Economic Development: A Case Study Of Sankpala Community In The Central Gonja District Of The Northern Region

ABSTRACT The pre- colonial development gap between the North and the South still persists even though there havebeen several attempts by governmental and non-governmental interventions to bridge the gap. This has created a net migration of Northern youth to the South for menial jobs. The movement of people to urban centres poses some challenges to the development of rural areas in that in most rural areas, the impact of rural-urban migration is the rapid deterioration of the rural ...

Psychological Capital And Achievement Motivation As Predictors Of Work Engagement Among Micro And Small-Scale Entrepreneurs

ABSTRACT The study examined how psychological capital and achievement motivation predict work engagement among micro and small-scale entrepreneurs in Accra. One hundred and seventy-one (171) micro and small-scale entrepreneurs operating small IT firms, beauty parlour, food businesses, wood businesses, construction and plumbing, retail shops, event planning and decorations, management consulting firms, fashion businesses, poultry farming, cold stores, auto mechanic businesses, shoema...

Transnational Child Raising Arrangements: An Ethnographic Study Of Transnational Caregivers In Ghana

This study explores the experiences of caregivers in Transnational Child Raising Arrangements (TCRAs). It is part of a larger project which sought to examine how TCRAs affect life-chances of children who remain in the country of origin, their migrant parents and their caregivers in Ghana. It fills a lacuna in the literature on transnational parenting which have so far focused extensively on the migrant parents or the children they leave behind and the relationship bet...

The Potential Of Transnational Migrants To Contribute To Kenya’s Vision 2030

This study examined the development potential of Kenya‘s transnational migrants in the United Kingdom (UK), the United States of America (US), Canada and Ghana and how it can be leveraged towards the realization of Kenya‘s long term development plan - Kenya‘s Vision 2030. There is an upsurge of interest on the linkages between migration and development due to the realization that apart from the negative impact that migration can have on the countries of origin, ...

Grammatical Analysis Of Nominative Cases In Al-Asmac Īyāt

ABSTRACT The thesis investigated the nature of nominative cases in al-asmac īyāt, a legend Arabic anthology compiled by the renowned Islamic scholar cAbū Sac īd cAbd al-Malik bin Qurayb mostly referred to as al-Asmac īyī (d. 828 AD). The collection is considered as one of the fundamental sources of Arabic language and is extensively cited by Arabic linguists, philologists, and literary critics. The main objective of the study was to establish the centrality of nominative ...

The Religious And Philosophical Perception Of Communal Meal ‘Otor’ As A Strategy For Conflict Resolution: A Case Study Of Worawora In Ghana

ABSTRACT The content of this study is the communal ritual meal Otor of the Worawora‟s of Ghana as a strategy for alternative conflict resolution and reconciliation. This communal meal is celebrated during the main festivals of the people of Worawora namely the Akwntutenten, yam and rice festivals. The Akwntutenten, festival has however, become the major festival of the people of Worawora. The symbolic ritual meal is very significant since it is perceived as a means by which confl...

Religion As A Coping Mechanism For The Wellbeing Of The Elderly In Accra.

ABSTRACT The study sought to examine how religion as a coping mechanism used by the elderly Christians and Muslims in Accra to manage stress. The objectives of the study were to investigate how religious practices and affiliations helped the old people in dealing particularly with the social issue of loneliness that results from the loss of a spouse, neglect and health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, hypertension and depression that are associated with old age. The study used qua...

The Role Of Information Technology In Customs Clearance: A Study Of The Customs Division Of The Ghana Revenue Authority

ABSTRACT The study assesses the impact of information technology in ensuring efficiency in operations of the Customs Division. It is descriptive in nature and employs the quantitative research approach through the use of questionnaires. A sample size of fifty (50) and participants were chosen by random sampling methods. The study found that most of the activities rely on the use of IT and that these activities have been automated to make operations very effective and efficient. The ...

Reintegration Of Skilled Returned Migrants In Ghana: An Advantage Or A Challenge?

Many people search for opportunities for self-development elsewhere, particularly in other countries when those opportunities are nonexistent in their countries. Many other people also as rational as they are try to compare the cost of training in their countries of origin to the cost of training in similar field and finally make a decision to migrate for the ‗better deal‘ but later return to their home countries. There is however little known in the migration literatu...


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