Welcome to Academic Journal of Current Research

Chief Editor: Mohammed S. Banihani

ISSN: 2343 – 403X (print version)
ISSN: 3244 – 5621 (electronic version)

Impact Factor: 6.37; Vol. 7; Issue 1; 2020

Frequency: Monthly; 

 

Academic Journal of Current Research, (AJCR) is an international double blinded referred and peer-viewed monthly online academic research journal. AJCR is committed to publishing quality research papers in all the academic and scientific field. Papers based on original papers, theory-based empirical papers, review papers, case reports, conference reports/papers, technology reports, book reviews, commentaries, events and news are welcomed by the editorial. AJCR encourages exploration in new different field by academicians and practitioners on theories, business models, conceptual paradigms, academic research, and consultancy projects that enhances global knowledge

Alahdal Mamadou: Professor of English College of Sciences and Arts Eqlat Alsuqoor, Qassim University Saudi Arabia

Muhammad S. Ahmed: Professor Industrial & Manufacturing, Wayne State Uni versity, Detroit, MI USA

Abdou J. Hassan  Ph.D: English: Cheikh Anta Diop University Dakar, Senegal, West Africa

Prof. Ameen Aboudi : Professor of Communication and Translation; Ajman University UAE

Ahmed Bilal Babou : College of Mass Communication and Humanities Ajman University – UAE 

Dr. Mukund  Ganguly., Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, INDIA

Dr. Subha Bodhankar, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, INDIA

Ugwoke Chinedu Godson: Professor Centre for Basic Space Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria, W/Africa..

EJFAI is currently index in thomson Reuter research ID, google scholar, PubMed, ResearchGate, lockss, and other reputable indexing .. coming soon

Impact Factor® as reported in the 2017 Journal Citation Reports (scientific Journal Impact Factor, 2017): 3.615

IMPACT OF ORGANIZATIONAL DEVIANT BEHAVIOR ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF OIL SERVICING COMPANIES IN RIVERS STATE NIGERIA

Obibhunun, Lucky (PhD) and Obiekwe, Onyebuchi (PhD)

Abstract: : This study empirically examined the impact of organizational deviant behavior on organizational performance of oil servicing companies in Rivers State Nigeria. The predictor variable is organizational deviance, while the measures of organizational performance utilized are productivity, growth and survival. The research design used is the survey method. Five oil servicing companies were drawn using purposive sampling method. A sample size of two hundred and sixty-six (266) employees was determined from the total of eight hundred and two (802) employees of the five studied companies using the Taro Yamane’s formula. The Cronbach’s Alpha values of the scales which surpassed the threshold of 0.7 showed reliability of the scales used, while the Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient was used to test the postulated hypotheses.

THE IMPACT OF FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION ON ECONOMIC GROWTH OF BAYELSA AND DELTA STATE IN SOUTH- SOUTH GEOPOLITICAL ZONE IN NIGERIA

Michael Ayibanua Amaegberi (Ph.D) and Okon, Asidok Nsikhe

Abstract: : This paper analysed the impact of fiscal decentralization on economic growth of Bayelsa state and Delta state in south- south geopolitical zone in Nigeria using secondary data from joint task board, Revenue Allocation board and national bureau of statistics (NBS) from 2005-2016. The Study adopts SURE model method of Estimation to analyse the results. Finding from the study revealed that Federal Allocation, Internally generated Revenue, Fiscal Autonomy and Population decentralization in Nigeria influences economic growth in Bayelsa and Delta State. The theoretical expectation that decentralization would improve the economic performance of the selected states in south-south through proximity and regional competition seem not to be found in the study.

CONFLICT OF IDENTITY IN THE REPRESENTATION OF MOTHERS IN NOLLYWOOD MOVIES IN NIGERIA

Oghogho Uyi Osazee-Odia, PhD, Lucky Ojoboh, PhD and Godwin E Oboh, PhD

Abstract: : The study examines the conflicting trends in the manner mothers are presented in Nollywood movies, and selected the elements forming the study sample from two separate environments: Delta State University, Abraka and University of Benin, Benin City using the convenient sampling technique. The research instrument employed in the study was the in-depth interview technique, whereupon the opinions of respondents were elicited on the three research questions that formed the signposts for the study. This design enabled the paper to identify the convergence between the misconceptions associated with mothers and the manner mothers are being portrayed in Nollywood movies. The research found that there are different categories of mothers in society, among who are the very educated mothers who have access to media messages on variety of issues.

WITCHCRAFT IN THE LIGHT OF HAUSA CULTURE AND RELIGION

Yakubu Aliyu Gobir (Ph.D) and Abu-Ubaida Sani

Abstract: : It is a living fact that culture, religion and modernism are in constant struggles. Witchcraft, though a global phenomenon, seems to be perceived and treated in a unique way within the Hausafolk. Consequently, that gives it a new shape and portrays it as having unique characteristics symbolizing the socio-cultural stand of the Hausa in that regard. This paper is geared towards investigating the phenomenon of witchcraft otherwise known as maita in the Hausafolk. It also pays attention to the recent religious influence, which has brought a significant transformation in the perception of the subject in question. The methodology employed for the research is ethnography, in which it is based on the description and analyses of witchcraft in the light of Hausa culture and religion. The paper learned that the primitive Hausa’s position on witchcraft and their responses to it were barbaric

STUDENTS’ SATISFACTION WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF HOSTEL FACILITIES IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA

Eneh Catherine Chinelo and Amini-Philips, C. Ph.D

Abstract: The study investigated students’ satisfaction with the management of hostel facilities in public universities in Rivers State, Nigeria. Three research questions guided the study and three hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted descriptive research design. The population of the study consisted of all the 8,830 students in 55 hostels in the three Universities in Rivers State (University of Port Harcourt 4,226, Rivers State University 2,300 and Ignatius Ajuru University of Education 2,304). The sample of the study consisted of 557 students in the 15 hostels drawn using stratified random sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was a researcher made questionnaire titled “Students’ Satisfaction with the Management of Hostel Facilities Questionnaire” (SSMHFQ). Face and content validities were ensured by experts. The Cronbach alpha was used to determine the reliability coefficient of 0.82 for SSMHFPUQ

IMPACT OF EMPLOYEE JOB SATISFACTION ON ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Obiekwe Onyebuchi (PhD), Obibhunun, Lucky (PhD) and Omah, Okechukwu (PhD)

Abstract: This paper theoretically examined the impact of job satisfaction on organizational performance. It notes that job satisfaction is vital for improved organizational performances. The paper posits that an employee with a high level of job satisfaction holds positive attitudes towards his job. On the contrary, an employee who is dissatisfied with his job holds negative attitudes about the job. It also noted that improved organizational performances result from committed workforces who are satisfied with their work facets in the organizations. The paper concluded that job satisfaction has a negative relation with increase in absenteeism, turnover and low work drive, but creates positive high staff morale among employees, increases employee commitment to an organization, and enhances their level of motivation, and directly impact on the productivity level of employees. The paper recommends among others that, management should be interested in their employee’s attitudes as attitudes gives warnings of potential problems and is capable of influencing employee’s behavior.

WORKPLACE JUSTICE AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE: A CONCEPTUAL REVIEW

Tamunomiebi, Miebaka Dagogo PhD. and Mene, Charity Taripanyeofori

Abstract: Workplace justice is considered as a laudable consideration of effective functioning and success of the firm. Consequently, fairness perception is an important determinant in resultant organizational context such as productivity and organizational citizenship behavior. In this study, extant literature was reviewed to investigate the extent of the relationship between workplace justice and organizational performance. The study findings indicated that fairness, equality and justice practiced by management of organization improve worker commitment and lead to productivity and performance. Deriving from these findings, the researcher concludes that workplace justice is a laudable predictor of business performance through the mediating influence of procedural, distributive and interactive justice at work. It is therefore recommended that top echelon management should have the right corporate governance and institutional management structure to support fairness, equality and justice in all the firm’s activities at work