Book review by Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira
Tourism, culture and heritage in a smart economy (Third International Conference IACuDiT, Athens 2016)
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In Turkish national team skiers and judo athlete’s performance
The purpose of this study was examined variations in skiers and judo athlete’s performance, and to the variation in different aerobic and anaerobic variables. Fifty Turkish skiers and judo athletes were used, competing at the national and international levels. Independent simple-t tests were done statistical analysis. Age and Body weight was higher in judo athletes than skiers. Skiers were aerobic power 47.81 ml/kg/min, anaerobic power 97.72 kg-m/sec, Body fat % 10.73, Number Sit up 27.99 repetition. 50 m sprint time 7.70 sec, Shuttle Run 20.51 sec, and Sit and Reach Flexibility test 21.37 cm. Judo athletes were aerobic power 52.21 ml/kg/min, anaerobic power 132.27 kg-m/sec, Body fat % 9.06, number of Sit up 32.0 repetition, 50 m sprint time 7.25 sec, Shuttle Run 19.52 sec, and Sit and Reach Flexibility test 25.34 cm. There was significant difference in Body fat %, Aerobic power and anaerobic power, Sit up, 50 m sprint time, Shuttle Run , and Sit and Reach Flexibility of the judo and skier groups (p<0,05 and p<0,001). Judo athletes have better values than skiers. For high performance in male Turkish national ski and judo athletes are aerobic and anaerobic power, durability and speed capacities low. Coaches must use training programs to optimize physiological adaptations and increase performance in ski and judo.
Keywords: Ski, Judo, Aerobic and Anaerobic Power, Body Fat
Assessing emotional intelligence: A literature review
The purpose of the literature review is to examine the empirical evidence associated with emotional intelligence (EI) measurement. A search of the periodical database PsychINFO and a Google Internet search produced studies associated with ability model, mixed model, and trait model approaches to assessment. The key search term ‘assessing emotional intelligence’ was not limited by date of publication. The emotional intelligence tests selected for review include the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory, Emotional & Social Competence Inventory, Emotional & Social competence Inventory – University Edition, Genos Emotional Intelligence Inventory, Group Emotional Competency Inventory, Mayer-Salovey-Caruso EI Test, Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Scale, Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire, Work Group Emotional Intelligence Profile, and Wong and Law Emotional Intelligence Scale. Emotional intelligence testing is applicable to both business and academic related performance to measure leadership ability and assess behavior. Theory links high emotional intelligence to enhanced performance, better outcomes, and improved mental status. Criticism of emotional intelligence testing is linked to consensus-based assessment and self-report measures. The complex constructs of emotional intelligence require a multifaceted approach of more than one measure and consideration of personality measures.
Marina Andrade, Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira
Keywords: assessing emotional intelligence
Investigation of a Crime Scene with Two Victims and a Perpetrator through DNA Traces
To deal with crime identification problems, that are examples of situations in which forensic approach the DNA profiles is frequent, it is needed an introduction to present and explain the various concepts involved. So the use of object-oriented Bayesian networks (OOBN), examples of probabilistic expert systems (PES), is shown and exemplified.
Mohammad Taghi Sheykhi
Keywords: Probabilistic expert systems, Bayesian networks, DNA profiles, Identification problems
Asia rapidly aging outlook: A sociological appraisal
Overall socio-economic change in Asia since 1960s has highly contributed to population aging of the region. Many Asian countries are currently experiencing it. While some have well planned it, many are trapped. Socio-economic modernization of the region has affected the demographic characteristics of many Asian nations including Iran. The research explores the need to develop a better understanding of the phenomenon. While the family network is rapidly changing, and at the same time aging is appearing within both genders, the countries of the continent must be more equipped with professional services for the increasing elderly. Overall, population aging being one of the major achievements of the 20th century, it needs appropriate sociological assessment. However, issues stemming from family relations, health services, retirement, and economic well-being of the aging population are sociologically appraised in the present article. The research identifies how the emerging aging population need special policies and due strategies to be designed and operationalized.
Lisa E. Creecy
Keywords: Elderly vulnerability; Professional services; Age Structure; Quality of life
Gifted education professional development
This paper reviews the current research regarding professional development in general education and gifted education. It provides various models of professional development for general education that can easily be transferred to gifted education and the gifted education professional.
Keywords: Gifted Education, Professional Development