Volume 1 Number 1 May 2015

The Training Needs of Academic Professors in Romania

Authors: Roxana Enache
Pages: 6-9
This study aims to analyze several factors that determine the performance of higher education students. Were taken into account in particular training of teachers, initial and continuous training of professors, psycho - pedagogical but especially training. We wanted to establish correlations between the interests of higher education for training teachers and their involvement in specific activities (continuing education courses, attending conferences and studies in the field of psycho-pedagogical etc.) and how they support their teaching activities and motivating the students. The issue of teacher education is a burning issue because the number of people willing to go through higher education is falling (due to multiple causes: small percentage of baccalaureate graduates, access to the labor market is not conditioned by a university degree, except for top positions, etc.).  We cannot say the interests and training of teachers in their field of expertise or of psycho-pedagogy is conducive to attracting students towards higher education, but it is an important and motivating factor for students to take part in teaching or research activities and to be motivated to graduate, as well as to embrace a career in education in the future. Preparing teachers and their interest in continuing training cause changes in the style of organization and development of teaching activity generating motivation for learning among students.

A Study to Analyze Relationship between Psychological Behavioral Factors on WhatsApp Addiction among Youth in Jalandhar District in Punjab

Authors: Ramandeep Chahal ; Jaspreet Kaur ; Navjit Singh
Pages: 1-5
Technology is not a new concept. Humans have been innovating ways to make life easier from the beginning. Recently, these changes have been coming faster and faster. The effects of these new inventions cannot be measured or seen before a newer technology is born. For the sake of this paper the relationship between behavioral factors on the use of “WhatsApp” (a Smartphone technology) on the youth is considered. Technology itself is not a bad thing; actually, it has helped better millions of lives by education, job performance, and entertainment. However, it is becoming more of an impact and prevalent in the lives of its users. This leads to higher rates of technology addiction and can lead to numerous social, physical, and psychological problems. In this paper a descriptive research is conducted to analyze the behavioral consequences of the use of WhatsApp among youth (18-35 age group) in Jalandhar. A sample of 150 respondents (75 male and 75 female) was considered for collecting the data with the help of a structured questionnaire.