Cross-Currents: An International Peer-Reviewed Journal on Humanities & Social Sciences
Rethinking the Strategies of Islamic Tourism Development in Malaysia
Nur Diyana Syahirah Binti Jamil, Syahindah Binti Mohd Reazal, Iffah Farzana Binti Hazizi
DOI : 10.36344/ccijhss.2019.v05i06.001 | Cross Current Int J Peer Reviewed J Human Soc Sci, 2019; 5(6): 184-187
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Abstract: The tourism industry is one of the contributor on economic growth which has contributed about RM 60.6 billion in tourist arrival from 25.03 million comer in 2012 (Tourism Malaysia, 2013). Luckily, about 55% of the comer were Islamic tourists mostly from Islamic countries. On that case, it can be seen that the demand of Shariah Compliant on tourism industry is expecting increase. The purpose of this study is to point out several rethinking strategies of Islamic tourism development and hospitality which interrelated towards various side of issues in Malaysia. Based on reading various case study and article, the descriptive analysis was used in this study and yet appoint the strategies to enhance the capability of Malaysia in order to ambush the ambition of Islamic tourism development and hospitality. This study also evaluate on several strategies which are the activities (destination), food and beverages and dress code management. From these strategies, the objective of making the Malaysia as Islamic Tourism will accommodate the best services towards Muslim tourist.
Political Skill among Thai Students: The Comparison of Gender, Place of Origin, and Age
Dr. Chaiyaset Promsri
DOI : 10.36344/ccijhss.2019.v05i06.002 | Cross Current Int J Peer Reviewed J Human Soc Sci, 2019; 5(6): 188-192
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Abstract: The purposes of this study were to examine political skill among Thai students and compare political skill differences in terms of gender, place of origin, and age. This study used an 18-item of a modified Thai version of Political Skill Inventory to measure political skill. Samples in this study were gathered from 60 business students in a selected public university in Bangkok. Results indicated that the greatest political skill dimension among Thai students was “apparent sincerity” followed by “interpersonal influence”, “social astuteness”, and “networking ability”, respectively. To compare gender, place of origin, and age differences in political skill, independent samples t-test was conducted. Findings revealed no significant differences between male and female students and people with different places of origin in political skill. However, this study found a significant difference between students with different age in interpersonal influence dimension of political skill. Student aged between 18-25 years had less interpersonal influence skill than student aged above 25 years. This study was noteworthy to be the first study in Thai context that attempted to explore political skill difference between people with distinctive place of origin.
Individual Differences in Social Intelligence: Evidence from College Students in Thailand
Dr. Chaiyaset Promsri
DOI : 10.36344/ccijhss.2019.v05i06.003 | Cross Current Int J Peer Reviewed J Human Soc Sci, 2019; 5(6): 193-197
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Abstract: The purpose of this research was to scrutinize social intelligence in relation to demographics variables including gender, background, and age. A total of sixty undergraduate students in a selected public university in Bangkok were selected as a sample for data collection and asked to complete a survey questionnaire. An instrument for scale measurement in this study was a modified version of Tromsø Social Intelligence Scale (TSIS). Findings demonstrated that the overall social intelligence among undergraduate students was at a moderate level, and social skills sub-scale of social intelligence was rated as the highest dimension. Analysis of independent samples t-test indicated no significant differences in social intelligence according to gender, background, and age. Nevertheless, results found a significant difference in social information process between students with different groups of age indicating that students aged above 25 years old had more social information process than students aged between 18-25 years old.