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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
1

Die Ersatzansprüche der Witwe und andererer Hinterbliebener im Falle der Tötung des Unterhaltspflichtigen /

Eberhagen, Wilhelmine. January 1913 (has links)
Thesis (doctoral)--Grossherzoglich Badische Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, 1913. / Includes bibliographical references (p. [5]-6).
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"The Virtual Grocery Store: A Proposal to Improve the Quality of Life for Retail Customers through a Virtual Environment"

Choi, Katrina Jones 03 June 2004 (has links)
With the prevalence and integration of the Internet in our lives, online shopping has become a popular and convenient method of obtaining goods. However, there is an important experience that occurs between the customer and the product as well as the customer and the space in the actual, physical store which does not yet occur in the virtual store (Raijas, 2002). Customers' increased use of new technology and the Internet illustrates that an incredible growth potential exists in the electronic grocery store industry. Currently, electronic grocery stores have not taken advantage of key components of traditional grocery retailing practices or information technology (Raijas, 2002). Consequently, electronic grocery stores have not yet provided customers with significant benefits for choosing online grocery shopping as opposed to traditional grocery shopping in the actual store. This finding suggests that a better quality shopping experience could be provided for online grocery store customers through the marriage of the benefits of online grocery shopping with the benefits of traditional grocery shopping. This study presents a proposal of how to combine the benefits of shopping in an actual retail store with the benefits of shopping online. / Master of Science
3

A Study on Relationship between Employee Needed Benefits and Satisfaction - A Case of Employee Benefits Committee of K Company

Chuang, Chai-Cheng 09 September 2009 (has links)
The employee benefit committee of the specific industry, to its planning employee benefit measure, should look over the mechanism; understand its affiliated staff's satisfaction to the current employee benefit measure, and whether staff's demand for the employee benefit measure and current employee benefit measure are different to some extent. This research is mainly directed against the leading brand K Company of manufacturing industry of domestic motorcycle, the affiliated committee's planning employee benefit measure of industrial benefit, the staff do in order to study in the measure demand of the employee benefit different from to some extent in satisfactioning. This research offers the staff of a measure of the benefit as the research object with the affiliated employee benefit committee of case company. The main purpose of this research is as follows: 1. Do not change the staff of one with demography, is it different to some extent that to the measure satisfaction of the employee benefit? 2. Does the benefit have looks relation to link up the type and employee benefit measure satisfaction? 3. Demand project to the benefit measure of affiliated staff of employee benefit committee of case company, different to some extent with measure projects of the current employee benefit? The main research conclusion is as follows: 1. Different demographic parameters will influence the measure satisfaction of the employee benefit. 2. It will influence the measure satisfaction of the employee benefit that different benefit link up the type. 3. The measure demand of employee benefit and employee benefit measure satisfaction are related.
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A comparative study to determine the impact of fringe benefits on job satisfaction and engagement / A. Steyn

Steyn, Allen January 2010 (has links)
The study addresses the impact that fringe benefits have on the levels of job satisfaction and engagement of the employees of Orica Mining Services. Orica is a global explosives company that serves the mining and construction industries all over the world. The remuneration of employees differs from country to country within the organization and this can lead to confrontations when employees compare remuneration packages amongst one another. To determine the appropriate compensation for the value of the work becomes even more difficult when dealing with a global organization. This matter becomes even more complicated when an organisation's boundaries stretch across country borders. The study aims to compare job satisfaction and engagement of Orica employees working in South Africa to those working in Ghana. A survey research design was used with a specifically developed questionnaire as the data gathering instrument. The participants represent the total of all employees of Orica, a global mining services company. Management supported the study and made participation compulsory. A total of 57 employees completed the questionnaires. Employees from different areas, gender, age, academic levels and income groups participated. The majority of the respondents were in the age group 36 - 40 (28.1%). Educational levels revealed that the majority (68.4%) of participants have a Grade 12 and/or higher qualification. Because all the questionnaires represented the population and not just a sample, only a test to determine practical correlation was performed. For the purpose of the correlation test, the Nonparametric Spearman's correlation coefficient (r) was used. The statistical analysis indicated a highly important correlation between Job Satisfaction and Engagement. Thus a high level of job satisfaction will imply a high level of engagement and vice versa. It has also indicated that Job Satisfaction and Fringe Benefits shows a low practically significant correlation. The test for correlation between Job Satisfaction and Remuneration indicated that the level of job satisfaction an employee experiences in the organisation is influenced by his remuneration package. The test for correlation between Engagement and Fringe Benefits shows a low practically significant correlation. The test for correlation between Engagement and Remuneration shows a low practically significant correlation. The limitations of the study were the limited number of employees in Orica South Africa and Orica Ghana for participation in this comparative study. The structure of remuneration packages is treated as confidential and therefore employees might be hesitant to answer questions regarding fringe benefits and remuneration. The study was conducted within Orica and therefore its outcome can only be released with the permission of Orica South Africa and Orica Ghana. / Thesis (M.B.A.)--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2011.
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A comparative study to determine the impact of fringe benefits on job satisfaction and engagement / A. Steyn

Steyn, Allen January 2010 (has links)
The study addresses the impact that fringe benefits have on the levels of job satisfaction and engagement of the employees of Orica Mining Services. Orica is a global explosives company that serves the mining and construction industries all over the world. The remuneration of employees differs from country to country within the organization and this can lead to confrontations when employees compare remuneration packages amongst one another. To determine the appropriate compensation for the value of the work becomes even more difficult when dealing with a global organization. This matter becomes even more complicated when an organisation's boundaries stretch across country borders. The study aims to compare job satisfaction and engagement of Orica employees working in South Africa to those working in Ghana. A survey research design was used with a specifically developed questionnaire as the data gathering instrument. The participants represent the total of all employees of Orica, a global mining services company. Management supported the study and made participation compulsory. A total of 57 employees completed the questionnaires. Employees from different areas, gender, age, academic levels and income groups participated. The majority of the respondents were in the age group 36 - 40 (28.1%). Educational levels revealed that the majority (68.4%) of participants have a Grade 12 and/or higher qualification. Because all the questionnaires represented the population and not just a sample, only a test to determine practical correlation was performed. For the purpose of the correlation test, the Nonparametric Spearman's correlation coefficient (r) was used. The statistical analysis indicated a highly important correlation between Job Satisfaction and Engagement. Thus a high level of job satisfaction will imply a high level of engagement and vice versa. It has also indicated that Job Satisfaction and Fringe Benefits shows a low practically significant correlation. The test for correlation between Job Satisfaction and Remuneration indicated that the level of job satisfaction an employee experiences in the organisation is influenced by his remuneration package. The test for correlation between Engagement and Fringe Benefits shows a low practically significant correlation. The test for correlation between Engagement and Remuneration shows a low practically significant correlation. The limitations of the study were the limited number of employees in Orica South Africa and Orica Ghana for participation in this comparative study. The structure of remuneration packages is treated as confidential and therefore employees might be hesitant to answer questions regarding fringe benefits and remuneration. The study was conducted within Orica and therefore its outcome can only be released with the permission of Orica South Africa and Orica Ghana. / Thesis (M.B.A.)--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2011.
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Grenzen der Zulässigkeit von Kürzung, Ausschluss und Rückforderung bei Sonderzuwendungen als Mittel der Betriebsbindung /

Belde, Dieter. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (doctoral)--Universität zu Köln.
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Impact of changes in the unemployment insurance programme on the duration of insured unemployment in Atlantic Canada

Phelan, Fred January 2003 (has links)
Unemployment and the duration of stay in this labour market state have motivated many empirical studies in the last three decades. The main focus of the empirics, up until recently, has been to model the total duration of unemployment, defined by the termination of a job and the commencement of a new labour market state. This new labour market state is most often defined by the start of a new job. However, many labour markets function within a system of wage replacement benefits for unemployed workers via state-run Unemployment Insurance (UI) programmes. More recent studies have focused on the period of insured unemployment in relation to specific programme rules such as wage replacement level (the benefit level) and maximum weeks of benefit entitlement. This thesis takes advantage of rule changes to the benefit level and maximum entitlement within the Canadian UI programme in the early 1990s to examine their impact on UI durations. A random sample of UI claims filed by male claimants from thirteen geographic regions within the four provinces of Atlantic Canada was selected. Unemployment Insurance durations are defined both by the last week of UI benefit receipt and the first week of active labour market activity while on claim. The analysis uses non-parametric, semi-parametric and parametric estimation techniques in obtaining covariate and baseline hazard influences on the duration of UI claims. The estimation results indicate that there are statistically significant benefit and entitlement effects as well as UI duration differences by region, occupation and industry. Unique UI durations were also revealed for exit events defined by the start of part-time earnings, full-time earnings and the start date of training while on a UI claim. Overall, programme changes which have reduced programme generosity have shortened UI durations primarily by reducing the maximum number of weeks ofUI entitlement
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Resident's sense of control, self-esteem and sense of community in aided self-help housing in Egypt

Mashhour, Mostafa Ali Salem January 2000 (has links)
No description available.
9

The adequacy of foster care allowances

Oldfield, Georgina F. January 1994 (has links)
No description available.
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Hydrotherapy in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative systematic review

Shead, Dorothy Agnes 06 April 2011 (has links)
MSc, Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand / Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), characterised by progressive airflow limitation which is not fully reversible and associated with pulmonary and systemic inflammatory processes, is largely associated with smoking and is classified as a disease of lifestyle. Other factors related to the incidence of COPD are passive smoking, the inhalation of gases from biomass fuels and the genetic absence of the protease alpha1-antirypsin in some people. COPD is found in all sectors of society and is not dependent on level of income or on the global location of a population. Compounding the incidence of COPD in Africa is the human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) that predisposes patients to the development of COPD. Hydrotherapy has been used since ancient times as a preventative and/or therapeutic form of treatment. Physiotherapists have used hydrotherapy alone or as a useful adjunct to other treatment options for years. Today aquatic therapy is practised in many centres where a multi-disciplinary approach to this form of treatment is offered. There are a number of methodologies of application of the therapy. Among these are Ai Chi, Halliwick, Watsu and Bad Ragaz. The treatment takes place in thermoneutral water between 29 degrees centigrade (oC) and 34oC where use is made of the buoyancy and/or resistance created by the aquatic medium. Musculoskeletal conditions, including pre-operative total hip and knee replacements; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can be treated with this modality. Hydrotherapy affords athletes a non-weightbearing rehabilitative environment to enable a quicker recovery and also enables cardiovascular reconditioning to commence sooner than would be afforded by a land-based rehabilitation programme. Many chronic conditions, including cardiac failure, stroke and metabolic disorders have benefited from a hydrotherapy intervention. COPD has been shown to have an inflammatory component. Exercise on land has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect in healthy individuals but increased levels of tumour necrosis factor–alpha (TNF-alpha), known to be associated with inflammation, has resulted from moderate intensity land-based exercise in patients with COPD. Aim and objectives of the research: The aim of this study is to systematically review the evidence related to the role of hydrotherapy in the management of patients with COPD. The research objectives of this study are: to determine, from the literature, whether water temperature and depth of immersion influences cardiopulmonary function in patients with COPD; to determine, from the literature, whether hydrotherapy increases endurance, function and quality of life (QoL) in patients with COPD and to determine, from the literature, whether the anti-inflammatory effects of water-based exercise in patients with COPD have been documented. Method: The study design is a qualitative systematic review. A search was made for relevant journal articles in the PUBMED, SCOPUS, CINAHL, MEDLINE, SPORTSDiscus and Cochrane review databases. Google scholar was perused in order to find any grey literature pertaining to the population under review. The review of the literature was from 1996 until 2009. This protracted period of 13 years was needed to insure that all leading articles on the subject under review were included in the review. There were too few articles available from 2000 onwards to produce a valid review of the topic. The words and/or phrases used in the search were: hydrotherapy, Halliwick, Ai Chi, Watsu, Bad Ragaz, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary rehabilitation, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and the anti-inflammatory effects of exercise. Articles in the form of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, clinical trials and case studies pertaining to adult patients with non-acute, non-terminal COPD and the use of hydrotherapy were included in this review. No articles based on animal studies were included. No articles on Kneipp therapy were included as hydrotherapy in this format does not include the immersion of the patient in water. The LOW (Lewis, Olds and Williams, 2007) critical appraisal tool was used to evaluate the articles included in the systematic review. Results: Thirty-seven studies were sourced and nine studies were included in the qualitative systematic review. A total of 35 outcomes measures were reported within the nine included studies. They were of a varied nature and therefore were grouped into the following categories: cardiovascular; pulmonary; muscle strength/weakness; endurance and power, QoL and activities of daily living (ADL). Beneficial results were found in relation to heart rate (HR) with a regime of upper limb exercises performed in water. Following an upper body and upper limb 15 minute land-based exercise programme and subsequent 10-15 minute rest period on land, systolic blood pressure (SBP) was decreased by 14mmHg and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) by 6 mmHg (compared to resting land values) when patients with COPD were immersed in 32 oC water. Ejection fraction (EF) improved significantly at the end of a two month breathing exercise programme in water. A water-based intervention period of 120 minutes (20 minutes, six days/week for two months) decreased left ventricular end –diastolic (LVd) and left ventricular end-systolic (LVs) dimensions (p<0.01). Exhaling into water, during an aquatic breathing exercise regimen lasting 30 minutes/day, six days/week for two months, was demonstrated to significantly increase percentage predicted forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1%). Arterial concentration of carbon dioxide (PaCO2) levels were decreased significantly due to the breathing exercise with exhalation into water regimens and during the breathing out into water intervention for 20 minute /day for six days the arterial concentration of oxygen (PaO2) levels were increased. Peak flow (PF) was improved in all the breathing programmes where the patient exhaled into water. Improvement in respiratory rate (RR) and oxygen saturation (SaO2) were seen, in patients with COPD, who performed weight -resisted upper limb exercises in water once a week with a twice weekly pulmonary rehabilitation programme (PRP) on land as opposed to a land-based PRP three times per week. Two of the included studies recorded improvement in the incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) following exercise in water and one noted a greater improvement in the endurance shuttle walk test (ESWT) than in the ISWT after hydrotherapy. Maximal dynamic flexion showed marked improvement after an aquatic programme. Physical and cardiopulmonary improvements, including reduced levels of dyspnoea in some instances, were reported and these were linked to increased levels of physical conditioning, better QoL and improved ability to undertake ADL in the patients with COPD. Conclusion: Breathing exercises, where the patients exhale into the water, appear to have a beneficial effect on pulmonary outcomes particularly when the programme is of a duration of120 minutes per week or more and the exercise is performed on six days / week. The physical exercise hydrotherapy programmes address some of the muscular weaknesses resulting from the systemic effects of COPD. Both the cardiopulmonary benefits and physical benefits seem to result in a general improvement in the QoL of the patients and their greater ability to perform ADL. Social interaction and psychological well-being seem to be factors related to increased compliance in hydrotherapy exercise programmes when compared to compliance in land-based programmes. No information was retrieved from the included studies relating to the anti-inflammatory effects of hydrotherapy exercise programmes. No randomised controlled trials were sourced on the subject under review. The overall evidence was of variable quality, with three studies above average, two average and four below average, according to the LOW critical appraisal tool. From the results obtained in the review it became apparent that there is an urgent need for a number of randomised controlled trials to investigate the role of breathing exercises in combination with physical exercise programmes of hydrotherapy in the management of COPD so that this form of therapy can be utilised to its full capacity.

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