Social & Management Sciences

Research Papers/Topics in Social & Management Sciences

Factors That Influence Alcohol Consumption Among University Students: A Case Study Of Midlands State University

ABSTRACTThe use and abuse of alcohol has been high among Zimbabweans in general compared to other African countries and this has trickled down to university students in Zimbabwe .This study investigates on the factors that influence alcohol consumption of university students paying attention to the Midlands State University. Primary data was used to carry out this research and a probit regression model was used to carrying out the regression. STATA software was used to make the estimations. E...

Lived Experiences Of The Elderly Under Institutional Care. A Case Of Batanai Old Age Home, Gweru, Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study was to explore the lived experiences of the elderly under institutionalcare at Batanai Old Age Home in Gweru, Zimbabwe. The research explored the lives of theresidents taking note of the reasons behind their admission into the institution, the positive andnegative aspects of staying in an institution. The study also looked at the coping strategies thatthey adopted and the support systems required in nursing homes to ensure the wellbeing of theresidents.The tar...

The Nexus Between Usaid-Funded Food Security Programs And Positive Peace: A Case Of Ensure Program, Buhera

ABSTRACTThis research constitutes one of the first attempts to provide a comprehensive review of the circular relationship between food security and positive peace. It offers some insights on the impact of food security on positive peace and its related development outcomes and how the absence of positive peace contributes to food insecurity. This way it is possible to look beyond income, entitlements or livelihoods related-frameworks as the drivers of food insecurity. Food insecurity can be ...

Analysis On The Role Played By Non-Governmental Organizations In Promoting Peace In Africa: The Case Of South Sudan From 2011-2017.

ABSTRACTThe research analyzed the role played by non-governmental organizations in promoting peace, using the case of South Sudan. Since South Sudan got its independence from Sudan in July 9,2011, catastrophes in the world‟s newest independent country have not ended, the people are still ravaged with inevitable conflicts and wars, due to multiple challenges and other push factors like poorly performing government, disjoint social cohesion, civil unrest and the psycho-social trauma generated...

An investigation on the appropriateness of prevailing presumptive tax rates in Zimbabwe.

ABSTRACTThe research project was carried out to investigate on the appropriateness of the prevailingpresumptive tax rates levied on informal sector as some informal firms are not payingpresumptive tax. The researcher was enticed to study the prevailing presumptive tax rates aspresumptive tax head has been under-performing which results in ZIMRA missing thepresumptive tax target for the past five years except in 2014. Results of the study revealed outthat the presumptive tax rates levied by th...

Effectiveness Of Employee Compensation Strategies On Improving Employee Performance In The Minerals Marketing Sector In Zimbabwe .A Case Of Minerals Marketing Corporation Of Zimbabwe (Mmcz)

ABSTRACTThe study sought to find out the effectiveness of employee compensation strategies on employee performance. A case of Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe was used. The main objectives of the research were to determine the impact of a basic pay on employee commitment, to assess the influence of commission based reward on employee productivity in the minerals marketing sector and to measure the effectiveness of fringe benefits on worker absenteeism. The study reviewed that compen...

Project Selection And Prioritisation: A Case Of Power Generation In Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTThis study investigates the various decision methods and models used by the Government of Zimbabwe in the process of identifying and prioritising national power generation projects for capitalisation purposes. The selection and prioritisation process was considered to be central to the pooling and channelling of resources towards optimal electricity generation in the country in the context of ZIMASSET power projects. The study’s main objective was to address the identified disconnec...

Impact of non-compliance on financial performance. the National Social Security Authority(NSSA) A case study of NSSA), 2009-2013

ABSTRACTThis study sought to determine the impact of non-compliance on statutory obligations byemployers to the financial performance of NSSA.In this study 20 employers, 10 inspectors and 3 Principal compliance inspectors and theCompliance Manager were used as research subjects. The researcher used questionnaires andinterviews as research instruments.The study showed that the main causes of non-compliance by employers to their statutoryobligations taking social security contributions to the N...

The Impact of Micro and Macro-economic Factors on the Profitability of Banks: A Case of Zimbabwean Banking Sector (2012-2016)

ABSTRACTThe research sought to establish the impact of micro and macro-economic factors on the profitability of banks in the banking sector of Zimbabwe. The low levels of profitability has been an area of concern. The study covered the period from 2012 to 2016 using monthly time series data employing the Ordinary Least Squares method to ascertain the factors that contribute to profitability as measured by Return on Assets. In the previous period, the profitability of banks have been on an upw...

Challenges faced in implementing a functional environmental education programme in secondary schools. A case of Mhondoro-Mubaira Cluster, Chegutu District.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to establish the challenges faced in implementing a functionalenvironmental education programme in secondary schools. The researcher used a descriptivesurvey design because it gave a descriptive picture to the data obtained through observations,interviews and questionnaires. The sample consisted of twelve teachers and forty studentsfrom schools in Mhondoro-Mubaira Cluster. Questionnaires, interviews and observationswere used as data generation tools. Rese...

Psychological Empowerment Of The Youth’s At Tsungirirai Welfare Organization In Norton

ABSTRACTThe study of psychological empowerment have been neglected locally,regionally and internationally. Different empowerment programs that have been introduced worldwide have failed to address the matter from a psychological standpoint. Negligence of psychological empowerment programes globally has therefore contributed to high rate of unemployment amongst the youth’s.The fact that the youth’s are the most disadvantaged group drive the researcher to carry out a study that targeted the...

The Effectiveness Of Results Based Financing In The Provision Of Better Health Services .A Case Of Rushinga Health Institutions

ABSTRACTThe research study focused on the effectiveness of Results Based Financing (RBF) in the provision of better services within health facilities. The main motives of this research are to examine the forms of RBF being partaken by health service providers in ensuring changes in the health sector, to identify the various challenges experienced in the implementation of RBF, to analyze the influence of RBF towards a motivated health workforce within the operating circles, to assess the exten...

The effect of cost leadership strategies on company performance. A case of Multimedia Saatchi & Saatchi.

AbstractThe research was carried out to find out the effect of cost leadership strategies on company performance in the advertising industry. In this research a sample of 61 respondents was used as representative of the target population. The main objectives of this research was to find out the effect of vertical integration on market share, to determine the effects of restructuring on company profitability, to evaluate whether outsourcing from cheapest supplier managed to reduce company cost...

Intervention strategies that can be utilised to enhance CBZ bank loan book performance

INTRODUCTION1.0 INTRODUCTION 11.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 11.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 3.1.3 RESEARCH OBJECTIVES. 41.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 41.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY 41.5.1 Practical Significance 41.5.2 Theoretical Significance 51.6 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 51.7 DELIMITATION (SCOPE) OF STUDY 51.8 LIMITATIONS 51.9 DEFINATION OF KEY TERMS 61.10 CHAPTER SUMMARY 7CHAPTER TWOLITERATURE REVIEW2.0. Introduction 82.1 An Overview of Loan Performance 82.1.1 Determinants of Loan Performance 82.1.1.1 Interes...

A Comparative Study Of The Determinants Of Capital Structure Among Listed And Non Listed Financial Firms In Zimbabwe (2010-2016.

ABSTRACTThe study sought to compare the determinants of capital structure among listed and non-listed financial firms in Zimbabwe for the period 2010 to 2016. The major objective was to establish if there was a relationship between debt to equity ratio and the independent variables and to answer the question of whether listed financial firms had capital advantages over non-listed financial firms. No studies had been done in Zimbabwe on comparability of listed and non-listed financial firms. E...


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