Research Papers/Topics in Humanities And Social Science

The Impact of having a Choir in the Community

Table of contentsAcknowledgements 4Chapter 11.1 Introduction 51.2 Research background 6Chapter 2Literature Review 8Chapter 33.1 Nature of the research 123.2 Research ethics 123.3 Methodology 13Data collection 14Data analysis 15Chapter 4Description4.1 Choir manager 164.2 Community member 19Chapter 5Analysis5.1 The choir and the community 205.2 Challenges 215.3 Achievements and Expectations 225.4 The importance of music 23Chapter 6Discussion 24Chapter 77.1 Conclusion 297.2 Recommendations and S...

Border, Identity And (In) Security: The Kenyasomalia Border 1963-2016

State borders ideally frame the perception of security through the logic of insiders/outsiders and natives /non-natives. Insecurity is perceived as threats posed by outsiders, the ‘enemies' of the state. The view silences insecurities within the borders of a state. This exclusivist view of the border eliminates grey areas, and where such exist they are assumed danger zones. The realist and neo-realist perspectives understand security from historical protection or infringement of state...

The Effects Of Personality Traits On Marital Satisfaction Among Christians In Nairobi: A Case Of Kilimani, Nairobi West, Kayole And Kitengela Wards

Personality Traits have been found to be a major contributor in marital conflicts due to their effect on interpersonal interactions of a couple within marriage. However, few studies have been done in Kenya to examine the effect of personality traits on marital Satisfaction. In this study, two standardized self-report questionnaires, the Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS and The Big Five Personality Inventory (BFI) were used to assess Personality Traits and to measure marital satisfa...

Relationship Between Levels Of Social Support And Symptoms Of PTSD And Depression Among Female Survivors Of Intimate Partner Violence In Kayole, Nairobi, Kenya.

Studies on the social support of women survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in the Kenyan society are minimal. This research presented and identified some mental health outcomes of Intimate Partner Violence, that is, depression and PTSD, and how they are affected by social support. Using a sample size of 193 participants from Kayole, this research explored the effectiveness of social support to the female survivors of IPV. The female survivors, 18 to 60 years, were either in th...

Impact Of Occupational Stress On Organizational Performance: Case Of Mimosa Mining Company, Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTMost mining companies‟ performance continues to plummet. The question is that; is it the economy, management and production practises, the business environment or occupational stress which is an obscure problem affecting organizational performance? Could organizational poor performance be traced down to occupational stress? The study sought to assess impact of occupational stress on organisational performance. The study aimed at identifying sources of occupational stress, determinin...

Empowering Rural Communities Through Community Gardens As A Response To Climate Change: The Case Of Shurugwi Partners’ Chitora Gardens Initiative

ABSTRACTThis research examined the Chitora gardens project implemented by Shurugwi Partners and how it has responded to climate change impacts while empowering rural communities in Chitora ward 1, Shurugwi District. Qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection were used. Collection of data was done through the use of questionnaire surveys, interviews, focus group discussions and observations. A total of 42 questionnaires were administered to project members where respondents who ha...

Social Inclusion Through Housing in Post-Independence Zimbabwe. Narratives From Two cities in The Midlands Province.

ABSTRACT This narrative study on social inclusion through housing in Gweru and Kwekwe cities sought to decipher the exclusivity or inclusivity of housing processes or practices. In theory Zimbabwe post-independence housing policy has given attention to inclusivity of all citizens’ (housing for all) whereas in practice the exclusion of citizens in the provision and delivery of housing is quiet prevalent. The housing processes, practices, models and schemes excludes vulnerable groups...

Exploring Performances Versus Reality in “Reality” Shows. In Big Brother mzansi Double Trouble 2015.

Abstract The research explores the performances versus reality in “reality” the reality television show Big Brother Mzansi double trouble 2015. The research sought to explore whether what is termed reality is indeed „real‟ or is a combination of performances by the housemates. The research deploys theories of framing and realism to ascertain the extent to which the show was a depiction of „reality‟ or simply conformed to predetermined frames constructed by Endemol, the produc...

The Herald And Dailynews’ Cartooning Of Zanu Pf’s Factional Fighting From August 2014 To April 2015

ABSTRACTThe research was an exploration of how The Herald and dailynews cartooned the ZANU PF factional fighting from August 2014 to April 2015. The objective of the research was to reveal the various political discourses hidden in political cartoons by The Herald and dailynews in the reportage of ZANU PF’s factional fighting.A qualitative research paradigm was used for the study where archival research was used to obtain the cartoons which were purposively sampled. In- depth interviews wer...

Zimbabwean Copyright Law and its effectiveness in protecting composers’ Intellectual Property Rights.

AbstractThe purpose of this study is to gain insight on the Zimbabwean Copyright Law and its effectiveness in protecting music composers’ intellectual property rights. The research outlined he background to the origin of copyright law and it aimed at investigating how this copyright law has helped music composers benefit from it. The researcher used descriptive research where interview guides and questionnaires were distributed to some of the music composers registered with the Zimbabwe Mus...

The Effectiveness Of Service Level Benchmarking In Improving Service Delivery In Zimbabwean Urban Local Authorities: Case Study Of City Of Harare.

ABSTRACTThe study assessed the effectiveness of Service Level Benchmarking in Zimbabwean urban local authorities in improving service delivery, using the case of City of Harare. Service Level Benchmarking is a new concept introduced in local authorities as a panacea to improve service delivery through tracking performance of local authorities over time to see failures and success through reviews by other local authorities. Harare City Council is one of the local authorities practicing Service...

Rethinking the Algiers Charter in contemporary film production in Zimbabwe: Conversations with film producers

AbstractThis study sets motion for systematic academic investigations on the Algiers Charter of 1975 andfilm production in Zimbabwe and Africa at large. The charter stipulates that filmmakers shouldbe committed to the development of an ‘African’ cinema, radically different from previouscinematic representations of Africa by the Western world, rejecting commercial influence.Despite the centrality of the charter in film production, systematic academic studies on thephenomenon in the Zimbabw...

Unionism and the education sector in Zimbabwe 1980 to ZIMTA Warren/Park Mabelreign District.

AbstractThe paper examines Trade Unions the role they have been playing in promoting goodworking conditions passable remuneration for employees in Zimbabwe since 1980 till date.The idea became necessary in view of the unending political, economic, social, educational,and electoral problems bedevilling trade unions resulting poor performance. The countryUnionism commenced the colonial error with the aim and objective of protecting employeesfrom exploitation and oppression by employers since th...

The Role Of The Sunday Mail And The Sunday News In Fosterng Interethnic Violence ,Peace And Tolerance In Zimbabwe 1987-90.

AbstractThis dissertation is an exploration of the controversy on media silence on interethnic discourses in the media of Zimbabwe. It draws its case study to the years immediately after the signing of the Unity Accord 1987 with the assumption that the media of that time was most likely to report discourses of inter-ethnic discourses as it was the period of national healing. It analyses two weekly newspapers under the Zimpapers stable The Sunday Mail and The Sunday News .Kunyarara hakusi kuta...


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