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LIST OF MALAYSIAN PUBLICATION (2007) IN ISI WEB OF SCIENCE – SOCIAL SCIENCE CITATION INDEX (SSCI) / ARTS & HUMANITIES CITATION INDEX (AHCI) Doc Type : Article, Review, Letter and Editorial Material Updated : 15 July 2010 (2007 – 113 records)

ISI Web of Knowledge Page 1 (Articles 1 -- 100) [1|2] Record 1 of 113 Author(s): Lim, HE (Lim, Hock-Eam) Title: ESTIMATING THE EMPLOYMENT PERFORMANCE INDICATOR: THE CASE OF UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA GRADUATES Source: SINGAPORE ECONOMIC REVIEW, 52 (1): 73-91 APR 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: Employment performance indicator; Cox Proportional Hazard model; graduate employment KeyWords Plus: CHILD-CARE COSTS; MARRIED MOTHERS; UNEMPLOYMENT-INSURANCE; DURATION; SPELLS Abstract: This paper proposes an alternate method of estimating the employment performance indicator using the Cox Proportional Hazard model with competing risk framework. Simple aggregation and the logit model have also been used in the estimating for comparison purpose. Using the data of Universiti Utara Malaysia graduates, the study finds that the Bachelor of Accounting degree has the highest employment performance indicator. There are significant differences found in the employment performance ranking as constructed by the proportional hazard model, logit model and simple aggregation. Addresses: [Lim, Hock-Eam] Univ Utara Malaysia, Fac Econ, Sintok 06010, Kedah, Malaysia; [Lim, Hock-Eam] Monash Univ, Dept Econ, Clayton, Vic, Australia Reprint Address: Lim, HE, Univ Utara Malaysia, Fac Econ, Sintok 06010, Kedah, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 25 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD Publisher Address: 5 TOH TUCK LINK, SINGAPORE 596224, SINGAPORE ISSN: 0217-5908 29-char Source Abbrev.: SINGAP ECON REV ISO Source Abbrev.: Singap. Econ. Rev. Source Item Page Count: 19 Subject Category: Economics ISI Document Delivery No.: 389HS

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Record 2 of 113 Author(s): Kabilan, MK (Kabilan, Muhammad Kamarul) Title: English language teachers reflecting on reflections: A Malaysian experience Source: TESOL QUARTERLY, 41 (4): 681-705 DEC 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article KeyWords Plus: PROFESSIONAL-DEVELOPMENT; EDUCATION Abstract: Key characteristics of an efficient and effective English language teacher are fundamental pedagogical knowledge and understanding, awareness of meaningful classroom practices, linguistic capabilities, and positive attitudes and skills. Nurturing these traits among preservice teachers is difficult, especially when preservice teachers are working in a normative English language learning and teaching environment and when they have insufficient pedagogical and linguistic knowledge. One way of overcoming these difficulties is by facilitating activities that enable these future teachers to develop a critical and reflective awareness of their classroom practices. This article reports the practice of reflecting on reflections by future English language teachers in the Malaysian context. In the first phase, they (a) self-examine their practices (by writing their own reflections and reading others' critiques of their practices) and (b) examine others' practices (by critiquing others' practices and providing suggestions). These activities have inspired among future teachers an awareness of their own development and of current professional knowledge. Also, participants were able to identify the changes they need to make to become more effective teachers. In the next phase, reflecting on their reflections, the teachers were able to internalize pedagogical knowledge and practices that were useful to them. Addresses: Univ Sains Malaysia, Sch Educ Studies, George Town, Malaysia Reprint Address: Kabilan, MK, Univ Sains Malaysia, Sch Educ Studies, George Town, Malaysia. Cited Reference Count: 52 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: TESOL Publisher Address: 700 SOUTH WASHINGTON ST, STE 200, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314 USA ISSN: 0039-8322 29-char Source Abbrev.: TESOL QUART ISO Source Abbrev.: Tesol Q. Source Item Page Count: 25 Subject Category: Education & Educational Research; Linguistics ISI Document Delivery No.: 337ZT Record 3 of 113 Author(s): Johare, R (Johare, Rusnah) Title: A global search for universal models of education and training in electronic records management Source: MALAYSIAN JOURNAL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE, 12 (1): 1-22 JUL 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: electronic records management; education and training; national archival institutions; professional associations; record keepers; record-keeping Abstract: In developed countries, education and training for records practitioners and other key players on electronic records management (ERW) are provided by the universities, professional organisations, private consultants and individual archival institutions, or through collaboration between the various organisations. However, evidence from the review of literature suggests that in many countries especially, those in Asia, the present situation is characterised by a lack of local expertise, experience and facilities. As a result, records practitioners are sent to developed countries to acquire knowledge and skills on

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ERM, or foreign experts are brought in to conduct in-service training for government record keepers. According to the literature, these issues have already been addressed in the UK and Europe where education and training programmes on ERM have been developed to provide the key players with the required knowledge and skills. Pursuance to this development, an international survey was conducted to identify universal models of education and training programmes in ERM. This article reports and discusses the findings of the survey questionnaire of the national archival institutions and related professional associations world wide for administrators, archivists, information managers, IT specialists and records managers. Addresses: Univ Technol MARA UiTM, Fac Informat Management, Shah Alam 40150, Selangor Darul, Malaysia Reprint Address: Johare, R, Univ Technol MARA UiTM, Fac Informat Management, 1 Jalan Pulau Angsa A U10-A,Seksyen U10, Shah Alam 40150, Selangor Darul, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 11 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: UNIV MALAYA, FAC COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECH Publisher Address: UNIV MALAYA, FAC COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECH, KUALA LUMPUR, 50603, MALAYSIA ISSN: 1394-6234 29-char Source Abbrev.: MALAYS J LIBR INF SCI ISO Source Abbrev.: Malays. J. Libr. Sci. Source Item Page Count: 22 Subject Category: Information Science & Library Science ISI Document Delivery No.: 327ZG Record 4 of 113 Author(s): Kassim, NA (Kassim, Norliya Ahmad); Nor, AM (Nor, Azizah Mohd) Title: Team learning in a learning organization: The practices of team learning among university librarians in Malaysia Source: MALAYSIAN JOURNAL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE, 12 (1): 55-64 JUL 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: learning organization; team learning; academic libraries; university librarians; Malaysia Abstract: This paper reports a part of an investigation on learning organization and organizational learning practices at university libraries in the Mang Valley of Malaysia. The study aimed to find out whether or not academic librarians are applying the concepts and practices of learning organization at three levels, namely individual level, team level and the organizational level. This paper focuses on the perceptions of academic librarians on the practices of team level learning in public and private university libraries. There are 17 variables on team level learning that formed a part of a survey instrument using a seven-point interval scale. The instrument was distributed to a total population of 250 librarians of the public and private university libraries in the Klang Valley of Malaysia. A total of 191 (76.4%) respondents returned the questionnaire. The study found that academic librarians perceived learning at the team level does exist in general, but they were not overly convinced of the extent to which the practices exist. The results of the Mann-Whitney U test showed that there is a statistical significant difference in the perceptions of team level learning practices between the senior and middle level academic librarians implying that the senior level librarians had more positive perceptions on the practices of team level learning in their organizations than the middle level librarians. Addresses: [Kassim, Norliya Ahmad; Nor, Azizah Mohd] Univ Teknol MARA, Fac Informat Management, Shah Alam 40150, Selangor, Malaysia

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Reprint Address: Kassim, NA, Univ Teknol MARA, Fac Informat Management, Puncak Perdana Campus,1 Jalan Pulau Angsa AU10-A, Shah Alam 40150, Selangor, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected]; [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 7 Times Cited: 1 Publisher: UNIV MALAYA, FAC COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECH Publisher Address: UNIV MALAYA, FAC COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECH, KUALA LUMPUR, 50603, MALAYSIA ISSN: 1394-6234 29-char Source Abbrev.: MALAYS J LIBR INF SCI ISO Source Abbrev.: Malays. J. Libr. Sci. Source Item Page Count: 10 Subject Category: Information Science & Library Science ISI Document Delivery No.: 327ZG Record 5 of 113 Author(s): Santra, N (Santra, Namita) Title: Academic medical librarians in Malaysia: What roles do they play? Source: MALAYSIAN JOURNAL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE, 12 (1): 83-96 JUL 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: medical librarianship; health sciences librarians; roles of librarians; evidence-based librarianship; academic libraries; Malaysia KeyWords Plus: HEALTH-SCIENCES LIBRARIANS; INFORMATION; ENVIRONMENT; CHALLENGES; EDUCATION; CARE Abstract: This study was conducted among academic medical librarians in Malaysia to learn what activities they were engaged in, their awareness of the skills and knowledge required for the emerging roles of medical librarianship and to find out their education and training needs. Face-to-face and telephone interviews were conducted with librarians attached to academic medical libraries in Malaysia. Results indicated that instructional roles had increasingly become part of the librarians' tasks. Activities that would have granted them some knowledge of the domain or expertise in searching specific medical information was missing. Awareness of the skills and knowledge of the emerging roles was poor. Training and education to specialize in the field was limited. It is recommended that creating opportunities for further training and education can establish a specialist group and improved performance. Addresses: Wisma MCIS Annexe, Stamford Coll Petaling Jaya, Petaling Jaya 46200, Selangor, Malaysia Reprint Address: Santra, N, Wisma MCIS Annexe, Stamford Coll Petaling Jaya, Petaling Jaya 46200, Selangor, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 25 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: UNIV MALAYA, FAC COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECH Publisher Address: UNIV MALAYA, FAC COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECH, KUALA LUMPUR, 50603, MALAYSIA ISSN: 1394-6234 29-char Source Abbrev.: MALAYS J LIBR INF SCI ISO Source Abbrev.: Malays. J. Libr. Sci.

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Source Item Page Count: 14 Subject Category: Information Science & Library Science ISI Document Delivery No.: 327ZG Record 6 of 113 Author(s): Edzan, NN (Edzan, N. N.) Title: Tracing information literacy of computer science undergraduates: A content analysis of students' academic exercise Source: MALAYSIAN JOURNAL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE, 12 (1): 97-109 JUL 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: citation analysis; information literacy; final year project reports; performance indicators KeyWords Plus: CITATION BEHAVIOR; WEB Abstract: Librarians have been using citation analysis as a means to determine the usage of their collection while others have used it look at undergraduate information behaviour. At the same time, various attempts are being made to relate citation analysis of bibliographies to information literacy competencies by mapping them to the performance indicators of established information literacy standards. This paper describes the analysis of bibliographies of final year project reports emanating from the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya. A total of 73 reports were analysed using a pre-designed scoring sheet and results presented included number of pages, number of citations, types of sources used, usage of Web resources, currency of sources and citation style. The contents analysis of the bibliographies indicates: (a) the least number of citations per report is 6 and the most is 165 with the most number of citations within the range of 11 to 20 cites; (b) there are more Web citations than citations to books, journal articles, undergraduate reports, Masters' dissertations and conference papers; (c) there are more citation to .com than to .org, .edu, .net and other URL extensions; (d) most citations are not dated and most of those dated are from within the last three years with the most current being 2005 and the oldest dated citation is 1935; and (e) most references have their print citations cited correctly but the Web citations cited incorrectly. Only a handful of indicators could be matched to the information literacy performance indicators of the ALA/ACRL/STS 2005 Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology. Addresses: Univ Malaya, Lib & Informat Sci Unit, Fac Comp Sci & Informat Technol, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia Reprint Address: Edzan, NN, Univ Malaya, Lib & Informat Sci Unit, Fac Comp Sci & Informat Technol, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 12 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: UNIV MALAYA, FAC COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECH Publisher Address: UNIV MALAYA, FAC COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECH, KUALA LUMPUR, 50603, MALAYSIA ISSN: 1394-6234 29-char Source Abbrev.: MALAYS J LIBR INF SCI ISO Source Abbrev.: Malays. J. Libr. Sci. Source Item Page Count: 13 Subject Category: Information Science & Library Science ISI Document Delivery No.: 327ZG

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Record 7 of 113 Author(s): Abdullah, A (Abdullah, Abrizah); Zainab, AN (Zainab, A. N.) Title: Collaborative digital library of historical resources: Evaluation of first users Source: MALAYSIAN JOURNAL OF LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE, 12 (2): 99-122 DEC 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: collaborative digital libraries; user testing and evaluation; digital libraries in education; usability study; historical resources; school projects Abstract: This paper describes the digital library of historical resources, a research project which involves building a testbed for the purpose of developing and testing new collaborative digital library functionality and presents an initial analysis of the digital library's public use on the web. The digital library is modeled to focus on serving secondary students information needs in conducting history projects. As such, in the implementation of the digital library, the use of online resources would be an integral part of history project based learning activities. Students should be enabled to access digital resources, create and publish their own documents in the digital library and share them with others. As a testbed system, the collaborative digital library known as CoreDev has demonstrated its capabilities in serving an educational community as has been reflected by the positive feedback on the functional requirements from 44 users. Over 75% of the respondents in the user survey considered themselves capable of using the digital library easily. The beta tester demographics (n = 105) indicate that the digital library is reaching its target communities. Addresses: [Abdullah, Abrizah; Zainab, A. N.] Univ Malaya, Dept Informat Sci, Fac Comp Sci & Informat Technol, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia Reprint Address: Abdullah, A, Univ Malaya, Dept Informat Sci, Fac Comp Sci & Informat Technol, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected]; [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 29 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: UNIV MALAYA, FAC COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECH Publisher Address: UNIV MALAYA, FAC COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECH, KUALA LUMPUR, 50603, MALAYSIA ISSN: 1394-6234 29-char Source Abbrev.: MALAYS J LIBR INF SCI ISO Source Abbrev.: Malays. J. Libr. Sci. Source Item Page Count: 24 Subject Category: Information Science & Library Science ISI Document Delivery No.: 327ZI Record 8 of 113 Author(s): Jiao, RJ (Jiao, Roger J.); Xu, QL (Xu, Qianli); Du, J (Du, Jun); Zhang, YY (Zhang, Yiyang); Helander, M (Helander, Martin); Khalid, HM (Khalid, Halimahtun M.); Helo, P (Helo, Petri); Ni, C (Ni, Cheng) Title: Analytical affective design with ambient intelligence for mass customization and personalization Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 19 (4): 570-595 DEC 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: mass customization; affective design; customer needs; product ecosystem KeyWords Plus: CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; ENGINEERING

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DESIGN; CONJOINT-ANALYSIS; SYSTEM; COMMONALITY; PERCEPTIONS; HEURISTICS; MANAGEMENT; VARIETY Abstract: The fulfillment of individual customer affective needs may award the producer extra premium in gaining a competitive edge. This entails a number of technical challenges to be addressed, such as the elicitation, evaluation, and fulfillment of affective needs, as well as the evaluation of affordability of producers to launch the planned products. Mass customization and personalization have been recognized as an effective means to enhance front-end customer satisfaction while maintaining back-end production efficiency. This paper proposes an affective design framework to facilitate decision-making in designing customized product ecosystems. In particular, ambient intelligence techniques are applied to elicit affective customer needs. An analytical model is proposed to support affective design analysis. Utility measure and conjoint analysis are employed to quantify affective satisfaction, while the producer affordability is evaluated using an affordability index. Association rule mining techniques are applied to model the mapping of affective needs to design elements. Configuration design of product ecosystems is optimized with a heuristic genetic algorithm. A case study of Volvo truck cab design is reported with a focus on the customization of affective features. It is demonstrated that the analytical affective design framework can effectively manage the elicitation, analysis, and fulfillment of affective customer needs. Meanwhile, it can account for the manufacturer's capabilities, which is vital for ensuring a profit margin in the mass customization and personalization endeavor. Addresses: [Jiao, Roger J.; Xu, Qianli; Du, Jun; Zhang, Yiyang; Helander, Martin] Nanyang Technol Univ, Sch Mech & Aerosp Engn, Singapore, Singapore; [Jiao, Roger J.] Georgia Inst Technol, George W Woodruff Sch Mech Engn, Atlanta, GA 30332 USA; [Khalid, Halimahtun M.] Damai Sci Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; [Helo, Petri] Univ Vaasa, Fac Technol, Vaasa, Finland; [Ni, Cheng] IC IDO GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany Reprint Address: Jiao, RJ, Nanyang Technol Univ, Sch Mech & Aerosp Engn, Singapore, Singapore. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 76 Times Cited: 2 Publisher: SPRINGER Publisher Address: VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS ISSN: 0920-6299 DOI: 10.1007/s10696-008-9032-1 29-char Source Abbrev.: INT J FLEXIBLE MANUF SYST ISO Source Abbrev.: Int. J. Flexible Manuf. Syst. Source Item Page Count: 26 Subject Category: Engineering, Manufacturing; Operations Research & Management Science ISI Document Delivery No.: 307SX Record 9 of 113 Author(s): Nugroho, AM (Nugroho, Agung Murti); Ahmad, MH (Ahmad, Mohd Hamdan); Ossen, DR (Ossen, Dilshan Remaz) Title: A preliminary study of thermal comfort in Malaysia's single storey terraced houses Source: JOURNAL OF ASIAN ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING ENGINEERING, 6 (1): 175-182 MAY 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: thermal environment; thermal comfort; terraced house; natural ventilation Abstract: In a tropical climate, passive cooling is difficult to achieve with respect to mass housing design. A good house design keeps the indoor environment favorable and comfortable during most of the year without the use of any mechanical devices. Terraced houses are typical examples with low comfort

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problem that need particular consideration. Low air velocity and high air temperature are experienced during the daytime and the wind effect is not well captured, especially in the single sided ventilation. Use of natural ventilation has been increasingly examined as an energy-efficient means to provide thermal comfort as well as a healthy indoor environment. This paper discusses the validation of Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) results and the measurement of thermal comfort in Malaysia's single storey terraced houses. The thermal environment and comfort conditions were investigated using field measurement and CFD technique. Validation of CFD FloVent was carried out through the comparison of field measurements. Comparison of the results between simulations and measurements illustrated a good agreement. The simulations were performed on a selected day in a one-year climate condition. The results indicated that the design of single storey terraced houses is not effective in providing natural ventilation for achieving thermal comfort. The microclimate condition surrounding the terraced house indicated very low wind speed. Therefore, modification of the natural ventilation mechanism using a solar chimney as induced ventilation needs to be manifested and evaluated. Addresses: [Nugroho, Agung Murti] Brawijaya Univ, Fac Engn, Malang, Indonesia; [Nugroho, Agung Murti; Ahmad, Mohd Hamdan; Ossen, Dilshan Remaz] Univ Teknol Malaysia, Fac Built Environm, Johor Baharu, DT, Malaysia Reprint Address: Nugroho, AM, Brawijaya Univ, Fac Engn, Malang, Indonesia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 10 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: ARCHITECTURAL INST JAPAN Publisher Address: 5-26-20 SHIBA, MINATO-KU, TOKYO, 108-8414, JAPAN ISSN: 1346-7581 29-char Source Abbrev.: J ASIAN ARCHIT BUILD ENG ISO Source Abbrev.: J. Asian Archit. Build. Eng. Source Item Page Count: 8 Subject Category: Architecture; Construction & Building Technology ISI Document Delivery No.: 291RM Record 10 of 113 Author(s): Ismail, N (Ismail, Norashikin); Weetman, P (Weetman, Pauline) Title: Forecast accuracy in initial public offerings and the impact of external constraints relative to managerial choice: a research note Source: ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE, 47 (3): 513-525 SEP 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: economic condition; forecast accuracy; initial public offering; profit forecast; regulation Abstract: We examine the accuracy of earnings forecasts published in prospectuses, under conditions where external influences of state regulation and economic condition act as constraints to mitigate management optimism. Our results indicate that regulation has no significant impact, but economic condition and management optimism are significantly associated with forecast accuracy. We conclude that a study of forecast accuracy over time must take into account external influences and that attempting to use regulation to improve forecast accuracy is not an effective strategy when there are strongly adverse economic conditions and when promoters or managers are optimistic in forecasting. Addresses: [Ismail, Norashikin] Univ Teknol MARA, Fac Accountancy, Shah Alam 40450, Malaysia; [Weetman, Pauline] Univ Strathclyde, Dept Accounting & Finance, Glasgow G4 0LN, Lanark, Scotland Reprint Address: Ismail, N, Univ Teknol MARA, Fac Accountancy, Shah Alam 40450, Malaysia. Cited Reference Count: 32 Times Cited: 0

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Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING Publisher Address: 9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DQ, OXON, ENGLAND ISSN: 0810-5391 DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-629x.2007.00217.x 29-char Source Abbrev.: ACCOUNT FINANC ISO Source Abbrev.: Account . Financ. Source Item Page Count: 13 Subject Category: Business, Finance ISI Document Delivery No.: 271VH Record 11 of 113 Author(s): Sheng, NW (Sheng, Ng Wai) Title: Psychotherapy in Malaysia Source: REVISTA ARGENTINA DE CLINICA PSICOLOGICA, 16 (1): 75-80 APR 2007 Language: Spanish Document Type: Article Author Keywords: psychotherapy; psychotherapists; Malaysia; Southeast Asia KeyWords Plus: RELIGIOUS PSYCHOTHERAPY; ANXIETY Abstract: As a young and developing profession for the last two decades, psychotherapy in Malaysia is not widely known to those outside of the country. Therefore, this paper provides a sketch of the condition of psychotherapy currently practiced in Malaysia, as well as how it all began. The social-cultural context was discussed to give readers a frame of reference in understanding the local psychotherapy issues. In addition, the paper concludes with several contemporary issues of concern within the field and the anticipated future directions. Addresses: HELP Univ Coll, Psy Depart, Kuala Lumpur 50490, Malaysia Reprint Address: Sheng, NW, HELP Univ Coll, Psy Depart, BZ-2 Pusat Bandar Damansara, Kuala Lumpur 50490, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 29 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: FUNDACION AIGLE Publisher Address: VIRREY OLAGUER FELIU 2679, BUENOS AIRES, 00000, ARGENTINA ISSN: 0327-6716 29-char Source Abbrev.: REV ARGENT CLIN PSICOL ISO Source Abbrev.: Rev. Argent. Clin. Psicol. Source Item Page Count: 6 Subject Category: Psychology, Clinical; Psychology ISI Document Delivery No.: 270GI Record 12 of 113 Author(s): Tan, HB (Tan, Hui Boon); Hooy, CW (Hooy, Chee Wooi) Title: The development of East Asian countries towards a knowledge-based economy: A DEA analysis Source: JOURNAL OF THE ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMY, 12 (1): 17-33 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article

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Author Keywords: K-economy; k-indicator; relative efficiency; DEA KeyWords Plus: EFFICIENCY Abstract: This paper measures the knowledge-based development of nine countries in the two categories of developed and emerging economies. The developed economies selected include the three bench-marking developed countries from three different regions; they are the United States from the North American region, Finland from Europe and Japan, Korea and Singapore from the Asia region. The emerging economies, on the other hand, include China, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. The performances of these countries are evaluated by two means: the radar charts and Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The first analysis shows that developed countries have accumulated more knowledge stock. They have also shaped a better resource environment relative to emerging countries. On the other hand, the DEA scores indicate that four of the small countries, Finland, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea, are relatively more efficient in generating further K-outputs when compared with the large economic giants such the US and Japan, and also other less-developed peers in term of GNI per capita. Addresses: [Hooy, Chee Wooi] Univ Malaya, Fac Econ & Adm, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia Cited Reference Count: 18 Times Cited: 1 Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD Publisher Address: 4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND ISSN: 1354-7860 DOI: 10.1080/13547860601083538 29-char Source Abbrev.: J ASIA PAC ECON ISO Source Abbrev.: J. Asia. Pac. Econ. Source Item Page Count: 17 Subject Category: Economics ISI Document Delivery No.: 270PG Record 13 of 113 Author(s): Adler, R (Adler, Robert); Martin, A (Martin, Andres); Park, C (Park, Chohye); Rey, J (Rey, Joseph); Tan, S (Tan, Susan) Title: Mentoring young researchers: can the Donald J Cohen Fellowships model be applicable and useful to Australasian psychiatry? Source: AUSTRALASIAN PSYCHIATRY, 15 (3): 232-236 JUN 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: mentoring; psychiatry; research; training Abstract: Objectives: To describe the experience with the Donald J Cohen Fellowship program of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) and examine whether this model may be applied by the RANZCP to attract and support young researchers in Australasia. Methods: The program at the September 2006 IACAPAP conference included 50 young researchers, 16 mentors and 8 'host fellows'. and consisted of exclusive poster sessions, daily small-group mentoring meetings, oral presentation of selected papers, and a summary and feedback session. Results: Informal feedback from mentors, mentees and conference organisers was very positive. Conclusions: A proposal about funding, participants and activities is presented. This suggests that a mentoring model similar to the Donald J Cohen Fellowship program can be easily conducted in Australasia. Implementing a program of this type would give College Fellows, the Australian Medical Council, the Commonwealth Government and other relevant organizations a clear message that the RANZCP is seriously committed to fostering and supporting research.

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Addresses: [Rey, Joseph] Univ Sydney, Fac Med, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia; [Adler, Robert] Board Victoria, Melbourne, Vic, Australia; [Adler, Robert] Melbourne Juvenile Justice Ctr, Adolescent Forens Hlth Serv, Melbourne, Vic, Australia; [Martin, Andres] Yale Univ, Sch Med, Ctr Child Study, New Haven, CT 06510 USA; [Park, Chohye] Child & Adolescent Mental Hlth Serv, Hlth Board, Hamilton, New Zealand; [Tan, Susan] Natl Univ Malaysia UKM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; [Tan, Susan] UKM Hosp, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Reprint Address: Rey, J, 72-71 Victoria St, Potts Point, NSW 2011, Australia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 10 Times Cited: 4 Publisher: INFORMA HEALTHCARE Publisher Address: 52 VANDERBILT AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA ISSN: 1039-8562 DOI: 10.1080/10398560601123740 29-char Source Abbrev.: AUSTRALAS PSYCHIATRY ISO Source Abbrev.: Australas. Psychiatry Source Item Page Count: 5 Subject Category: Psychiatry ISI Document Delivery No.: 272ZK Record 14 of 113 Author(s): Neo, M (Neo, Mai); Neo, TK (Neo, Tse-Kian); Xiao-Lian, GT (Xiao-Lian, Gillian Tan) Title: A constructivist approach to learning an interactive multimedia course: Malaysian students' perspectives Source: AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, 23 (4): 470-489 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Abstract: We present an alternative method in the constructive perspective to enhance student learning through a multimedia project, in which computing and multimedia technologies are used to enable students to participate more actively in their own learning. Students in a second year course in the Multimedia University, Malaysia, used the multimedia development process (MDP) to build a project in a collaborative, problem solving learning environment. They worked in groups and sought to solve their design problems as a team, with the teacher acting as a facilitator supporting them in their learning. Results showed that this method enhanced learning and improved understanding of the subject. Addresses: [Neo, Mai; Neo, Tse-Kian; Xiao-Lian, Gillian Tan] Multimedia Univ, Fac Creat Multimedia, Ctr Innovat Educ CINE, Cyberjaya, Malaysia Reprint Address: Neo, M, Multimedia Univ, Fac Creat Multimedia, Ctr Innovat Educ CINE, Cyberjaya, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 54 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: ASCILITE Publisher Address: UNIT 5, 202 COODE STREET, COMO WA, 6152, AUSTRALIA ISSN: 1449-3098 29-char Source Abbrev.: AUSTRALAS J EDUC TECHNOL ISO Source Abbrev.: Australas. J. Educ. Technol. Source Item Page Count: 20

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Subject Category: Education & Educational Research ISI Document Delivery No.: 273AG Record 15 of 113 Author(s): Ariff, M (Ariff, Mohamed) Title: Asian currency crisis and the international monetary fund, 10 years later: Overview Source: ASIAN ECONOMIC POLICY REVIEW, 2 (1): 50-51 JUN 2007 Language: English Document Type: Editorial Material Addresses: Malaysian Inst Econ Res, Kuala Lumpur 50768, Malaysia Reprint Address: Ariff, M, Malaysian Inst Econ Res, 9th Floor,Menara Dayabumi,Jalan Sultan Hishamuddi, Kuala Lumpur 50768, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 1 Times Cited: 1 Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING Publisher Address: 9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DQ, OXON, ENGLAND ISSN: 1832-8105 DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-3131.2007.00047.x 29-char Source Abbrev.: ASIAN ECON POLICY REV ISO Source Abbrev.: Asian Econ. Policy. Rev. Source Item Page Count: 2 Subject Category: Economics ISI Document Delivery No.: 270MM Record 16 of 113 Author(s): Ping, LP (Ping, Lee Poh) Title: Comment on "Japan's Security Policy in East Asia" Source: ASIAN ECONOMIC POLICY REVIEW, 2 (2): 223-224 DEC 2007 Language: English Document Type: Editorial Material Addresses: Natl Univ Malaysia, Inst Malaysian & Int Studies, Bangi 4360, Malaysia Reprint Address: Ping, LP, Natl Univ Malaysia, Inst Malaysian & Int Studies, Bangi 4360, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 1 Times Cited: 1 Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING Publisher Address: 9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DQ, OXON, ENGLAND ISSN: 1832-8105 DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-3131.2007.00069.x 29-char Source Abbrev.: ASIAN ECON POLICY REV ISO Source Abbrev.: Asian Econ. Policy. Rev. Source Item Page Count: 2 Subject Category: Economics

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ISI Document Delivery No.: 273AT Record 17 of 113 Author(s): Ariff, M (Ariff, Mohamed) Title: Comment on "Japan's New Foreign Economic Policy: A Shift toward a Strategic and Activist Model?" Source: ASIAN ECONOMIC POLICY REVIEW, 2 (2): 246-248 DEC 2007 Language: English Document Type: Editorial Material Addresses: Malaysian Inst Econ Res, Kuala Lumpur 50768, Malaysia Reprint Address: Ariff, M, Malaysian Inst Econ Res, Level 2, Kuala Lumpur 50768, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 1 Times Cited: 1 Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING Publisher Address: 9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DQ, OXON, ENGLAND ISSN: 1832-8105 DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-3131.2007.00072.x 29-char Source Abbrev.: ASIAN ECON POLICY REV ISO Source Abbrev.: Asian Econ. Policy. Rev. Source Item Page Count: 3 Subject Category: Economics ISI Document Delivery No.: 273AT Record 18 of 113 Author(s): Palaniappan, AK (Palaniappan, Ananda Kumar) Title: Sex differences on the multitalent perception inventory among Malaysian students Source: PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, 105 (3): 1052-1054 Part 2 DEC 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Abstract: Malaysian high school students, 142 boys and 154 girls (M age = 13.3 yr., SD = 0.3) were compared on a talent measure, the Khatena-Morse Multitalent Perception Inventory. Boys obtained significantly higher means on the overall score of Versatility and the talent areas of Artistry, Creative Imagination, Initiative, and Leadership. Further replications involving other age groups and nationalities are recommended. Addresses: Univ Malaya, Fac Educ, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia Reprint Address: Palaniappan, AK, Univ Malaya, Fac Educ, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 12 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: AMMONS SCIENTIFIC, LTD Publisher Address: PO BOX 9229, MISSOULA, MT 59807-9229 USA ISSN: 0031-5125 DOI: 10.2466/PMS.105.4.1052-1054 29-char Source Abbrev.: PERCEPT MOT SKILLS

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ISO Source Abbrev.: Percept. Mot. Skills Source Item Page Count: 3 Subject Category: Psychology, Experimental ISI Document Delivery No.: 269RC Record 19 of 113 Author(s): Yushiana, M (Yushiana, Mansor); Rani, WA (Rani, Widyawati Abdul) Title: Heuristic evaluation of interface usability for a web-based OPAC Source: LIBRARY HI TECH, 25 (4): 538-549 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: online catalogues; worldwide web; Malaysia Abstract: Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the usability of a web-based OPAC (WebPAC) user interface at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). It also looks at the applicability of heuristic evaluation in designing a user-centered WebPAC interface. Design/methodology/approach - Based on Nielsen's ten usability heuristic principles, the study focuses on three heuristics only, i.e. aesthetic and minimalist design, match between interface and the real world, and visibility of interface status. Findings - Results of the study found that the WebPAC interface conforms to at least 70 percent usability properties prescribed. Usability problems violated in the interface were identified. Practical implications - The study suggests that heuristic evaluation is applicable in libraries to asses the usability of user interface for online catalogs. Originality/value - Heuristic evaluation could assist libraries in designing user-centered interface for online catalogs. Addresses: [Yushiana, Mansor; Rani, Widyawati Abdul] Int Inslam Univ Malaysia, Fac ICT, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Reprint Address: Yushiana, M, Int Inslam Univ Malaysia, Fac ICT, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 12 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LIMITED Publisher Address: HOWARD HOUSE, WAGON LANE, BINGLEY BD16 1WA, W YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND ISSN: 0737-8831 DOI: 10.1108/07378830710940491 29-char Source Abbrev.: LIBR HI TECH ISO Source Abbrev.: Libr. Hi Tech Source Item Page Count: 12 Subject Category: Information Science & Library Science ISI Document Delivery No.: 254TB Record 20 of 113 Author(s): Swami, V (Swami, Viren); Furnham, A (Furnham, Adrian); Maakip, I (Maakip, Ismail); Ahmad, S (Ahmad, Sharani); Hudani, N (Hudani, Nurul); Voo, PSK (Voo, Peter S. K.); Christopher, AN (Christopher, Andrew N.); Garwood, J (Garwood, Jeanette) Title: A cross-cultural investigation of students' preferences for lecturers' personalities in Britain, Malaysia and the United States

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Source: LEARNING AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 17 (4): 307-315 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: personality; preferred lecturers; student preferences; Big Five KeyWords Plus: INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES; ACADEMIC-PERFORMANCE; VOCATIONAL CHOICE; UNIVERSITY; INTELLIGENCE; STYLES Abstract: This study examined students' preferences for lecturers' personalities on three continents. Two-hundred and 35 university students in Malaysia, 347 university students in Britain and 139 university students in the United States provided ratings of 30 desirable and undesirable lecturer trait characteristics, which were coded into an internally reliable Big Five taxonomy. Descriptive statistics showed that, overall, students in all three settings tended to prefer Conscientious, Open, Stable and Agreeable lecturers. Further analysis showed that, overall, Malaysian students provided higher ratings for all high order traits of the Big Five than either British or American students. There were numerous gender and national differences but the latter was more a function of methodological artefacts. Educational and vocational implications are considered in conclusion. (c) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Addresses: [Swami, Viren] Univ Liverpool, Dept Publ Hlth, Liverpool L69 3GB, Merseyside, England; [Furnham, Adrian] UCL, Dept Psychobiol, London WC1E 6BT, England; [Maakip, Ismail; Ahmad, Sharani; Hudani, Nurul; Voo, Peter S. K.] Univ Malaysia Sabah, Sch Psychol & Social Work, Sabah, Malaysia; [Christopher, Andrew N.] Albion Coll, Dept Psychol, Albion, MI 49224 USA; [Garwood, Jeanette] Leeds Metropolitan Univ, Sch Social Sci, Leeds LS1 3HE, W Yorkshire, England Reprint Address: Swami, V, Univ Liverpool, Dept Publ Hlth, Whelan Bldg,Quadrangle,Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 3GB, Merseyside, England. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 34 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV Publisher Address: PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS ISSN: 1041-6080 DOI: 10.1016/j.lindif.2007.03.006 29-char Source Abbrev.: LEARN INDIVID DIFFER ISO Source Abbrev.: Learn. Individ. Differ. Source Item Page Count: 9 Subject Category: Psychology, Educational ISI Document Delivery No.: 251QX Record 21 of 113 Author(s): Krauss, SE (Krauss, Steven Eric); Hamzah, A (Hamzah, Azimi); Idris, F (Idris, Fazila) Title: Adaptation of a Muslim religiosity scale for use with four different faith communities in Malaysia Source: REVIEW OF RELIGIOUS RESEARCH, 49 (2): 147-164 DEC 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Abstract: Though many religiosity scales originally developed for use with Judeo-Christian populations have been adapted for use with Muslim populations (Spilka et al. 2003), no known scales developed for Muslims have been adapted for use by non-Muslim adherents. In an attempt to measure religiosity of Malaysian youth across four faith communities (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Christians), researchers required the use of an instrument that would be universally applicable and accepted. The Religious Personality subscale of the Muslim Religiosity-Personality Inventory (MRPI) (Krauss et al. 2006) was selected. The current paper set out to report on the process and results of scale adaptation. Psychometric

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results indicate that the scale is reliable, valid and relevant for use with multiple faith groups. Concerns about social desirability in relation to the religiosity scale are also considered. The study also highlights the need for more formal research on religiosity among non-Muslim faith groups in Malaysia as most of the formal research to date has been conducted on Muslim Malays. Addresses: [Krauss, Steven Eric; Hamzah, Azimi] Univ Putra Malaysia, Fac Educ Studies, Dept Profess Dev & Continuing Educ, Serdang 43400, Selangor Darul, Malaysia; [Idris, Fazila] Univ Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia Reprint Address: Krauss, SE, Univ Putra Malaysia, Fac Educ Studies, Dept Profess Dev & Continuing Educ, Serdang 43400, Selangor Darul, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 19 Times Cited: 1 Publisher: RELIGIOUS RESEARCH ASSOC INC Publisher Address: C/O WILLIAM H SWATOS JR, 618 SW SECOND AVENUE, GALVA, IL 61434 USA ISSN: 0034-673X 29-char Source Abbrev.: REV RELIG RES ISO Source Abbrev.: Rev. Relig. Res. Source Item Page Count: 18 Subject Category: Sociology; Religion ISI Document Delivery No.: 247VM Record 22 of 113 Author(s): Mondi, M (Mondi, Makingu); Woods, P (Woods, Peter); Rafi, A (Rafi, Ahmad) Title: Students' 'Uses and Gratification Expectancy' conceptual framework in relation to e-learning resources Source: ASIA PACIFIC EDUCATION REVIEW, 8 (3): 435-449 DEC 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: e-learning; uses and gratification expectancy; communication behaviour KeyWords Plus: INTERNET Abstract: This paper presents the systematic development of a 'Uses and Gratification Expectancy' (UGE) conceptual framework which is able to predict students' 'Perceived e-Learning Experience.' It is argued that students' UGE as regards e-learning resources cannot be implicitly or explicitly explored without first examining underlying communication theories and learning perspectives. As such, the theoretical framework is grounded in the confluence of theories from communication theories and learning perspectives. The integration of Expectancy-value Theory, and the Uses and Gratification Theory serves to accommodate the suggestion that e-learning resources offer gratifications that are expected and valued by students. The key theoretical and practical assumptions of the UGE approach are highlighted and consistently implemented in the conceptual edifice. Addresses: [Mondi, Makingu; Woods, Peter; Rafi, Ahmad] Multimedia Univ, Cyberjaya 63100, Selangor, Malaysia Reprint Address: Mondi, M, Multimedia Univ, Cyberjaya 63100, Selangor, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 55 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: INST ASIA PACIFIC EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT Publisher Address: SEOUL NATL UNIV, DEPT EDUCATION, SAN 56-1, SHINLIM-DONG, KWANAKGU, SEOUL, 151-748, SOUTH KOREA

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ISSN: 1598-1037 29-char Source Abbrev.: ASIA PAC EDUC REV ISO Source Abbrev.: Asia Pac. Educ. Rev. Source Item Page Count: 15 Subject Category: Education & Educational Research ISI Document Delivery No.: 246PF Record 23 of 113 Author(s): Yaseen, GT (Yaseen, G. T.); Shargabi, DD (Shargabi, Dhekra D.) Title: Terracotta figurines from the National and Military Museums in Sana'a, Yemen Source: ARABIAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND EPIGRAPHY, 18 (2): 193-207 NOV 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: figurine; Yemen; archaeology; Saba; South Arabia Abstract: This study focuses on sixty-five terracotta figurines in the National Museum and the Military Museum in Sana'a, Yemen. Addresses: [Yaseen, G. T.] Int Islamic Univ Malaysia, Dept Hist & Civilizat, Kuala Lumpur 53100, Malaysia Reprint Address: Yaseen, GT, Int Islamic Univ Malaysia, Dept Hist & Civilizat, Kuala Lumpur 53100, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 37 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING Publisher Address: 9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DQ, OXON, ENGLAND ISSN: 0905-7196 29-char Source Abbrev.: ARAB ARCHAEOL EPIGR ISO Source Abbrev.: Arab. Archaeol. Epigr. Source Item Page Count: 15 Subject Category: Archaeology ISI Document Delivery No.: 243WO Record 24 of 113 Author(s): Hung, HC (Hung, Hsiao-Chun); Iizuka, Y (Iizuka, Yoshiyuki); Bellwood, P (Bellwood, Peter); Nguyen, KD (Nguyen, Kim Dung); Bellina, B (Bellina, Berenice); Silapanth, P (Silapanth, Praon); Dizon, E (Dizon, Eusebio); Santiago, R (Santiago, Rey); Datan, I (Datan, Ipoi); Manton, JH (Manton, Jonathan H.) Title: Ancient jades map 3,000 years of prehistoric exchange in Southeast Asia Source: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 104 (50): 19745-19750 DEC 11 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: austronesian languages; electron probe microanalysis; nephrite trade; Southeast Asian archaeology; Taiwan Abstract: We have used electron probe microanalysis to examine Southeast Asian nephrite (jade) artifacts, many archeologically excavated, dating from 3000 B.C. through the first millennium A.D. The research has revealed the existence of one of the most extensive sea-based trade networks of a single

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geological material in the prehistoric world. Green nephrite from a source in eastern Taiwan was used to make two very specific forms of ear pendant that were distributed, between 500 B.C. and 500 A.D., through the Philippines, East Malaysia, southern Vietnam, and peninsular Thailand, forming a 3,000-kmdiameter halo around the southern and eastern coastlines of the South China Sea. Other Taiwan nephrite artifacts, especially beads and bracelets, were distributed earlier during Neolithic times throughout Taiwan and from Taiwan into the Philippines. Addresses: [Hung, Hsiao-Chun] Australian Natl Univ, Dept Archaeol & Nat Hist, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia; [Manton, Jonathan H.] Australian Natl Univ, Dept Informat Engn, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia; [Iizuka, Yoshiyuki] Acad Sinica, Inst Earth Sci, Taipei 11529, Taiwan; [Bellwood, Peter] Australian Natl Univ, Sch Archaeol & Anthropol, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia; [Nguyen, Kim Dung] Vietnam Inst Archaeol, Dept Ancient Technol Res, Hanoi, Vietnam; [Bellina, Berenice] CNRS, Unite Mixte Rech 7528, F-94204 Ivry, France; [Silapanth, Praon] Silpakorn Univ, Dept Archaeol, Bangkok 10200, Thailand; [Dizon, Eusebio; Santiago, Rey] Natl Museum Philippines, Archaeol Div, Manila, Philippines; [Datan, Ipoi] Sarawak Museum, Kuching, Malaysia Reprint Address: Hung, HC, Australian Natl Univ, Dept Archaeol & Nat Hist, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 28 Times Cited: 5 Publisher: NATL ACAD SCIENCES Publisher Address: 2101 CONSTITUTION AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20418 USA ISSN: 0027-8424 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0707304104 29-char Source Abbrev.: PROC NAT ACAD SCI USA ISO Source Abbrev.: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. Source Item Page Count: 6 Subject Category: Multidisciplinary Sciences ISI Document Delivery No.: 242UR Record 25 of 113 Author(s): Yun, LS (Yun, Lai Shin); Hassan, Y (Hassan, Yahaya); Aziz, NA (Aziz, Noorizan Abd.); Awaisu, A (Awaisu, Ahmed); Ghazali, R (Ghazali, Rozina) Title: A comparison of knowledge of diabetes mellitus between patients with diabetes and healthy adults: A survey from north Malaysia Source: PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, 69 (1-3): 47-54 DEC 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: diabetes mellitus; knowledge; patients with diabetes; healthy population KeyWords Plus: EDUCATION Abstract: Objective: The primary objective of this study was to assess and compare the knowledge of diabetes mellitus possessed by patients with diabetes and healthy adult volunteers in Penang, Malaysia. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted from 20 February 2006 to 31 March 2006. We randomly selected 120 patients with diabetes mellitus from a diabetic clinic at the General Hospital Penang, Malaysia and 120 healthy adults at a shopping complex in Penang. Each participant was interviewed face-to-face by a pharmacist using a validated questionnaire, and they were required to answer a total of 30 questions concerning knowledge about diabetes mellitus using Yes, No or Unsure as the only response. Results: The results showed that patients with diabetes mellitus were significantly more knowledgeable than the healthy volunteers about risk factors, symptoms, chronic complications, treatment and self-

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management, and monitoring parameters. Educational level was the best predictive factor for diabetes mellitus and public awareness. Conclusion: Knowledge about diabetes mellitus should be improved among the general population. Practice implications: This study has major implications for the design of an educational programme for diabetics and a health promotion programme as a primary prevention measure for the healthy population in general, and especially for those at high risk. The results could be useful in the design of future studies for evaluating patients' and the general public's knowledge about diabetes mellitus. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. Addresses: [Hassan, Yahaya; Aziz, Noorizan Abd.; Awaisu, Ahmed] Univ Sains Malaysia, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, Clin Pharm Programme, George Town 11800, Malaysia; [Yun, Lai Shin] Univ Sains Malaysia, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, George Town 11800, Malaysia; [Ghazali, Rozina] Penang Gen Hosp, Dept Med, George Town, Malaysia Reprint Address: Hassan, Y, Univ Sains Malaysia, Sch Pharmaceut Sci, Clin Pharm Programme, George Town 11800, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 23 Times Cited: 2 Publisher: ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD Publisher Address: ELSEVIER HOUSE, BROOKVALE PLAZA, EAST PARK SHANNON, CO, CLARE, 00000, IRELAND ISSN: 0738-3991 DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2007.06.017 29-char Source Abbrev.: PATIENT EDUC COUNS ISO Source Abbrev.: Patient Educ. Couns. Source Item Page Count: 8 Subject Category: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary ISI Document Delivery No.: 244WP Record 26 of 113 Author(s): Yeang, K (Yeang, Ken) Title: On green design (part 2) The basic premises for green design Source: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, (190): 146-147 NOV-DEC 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Addresses: Llewellyn Davies Yeang, London, England; TR Hamzah & Yeang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Reprint Address: Yeang, K, Llewellyn Davies Yeang, London, England. Cited Reference Count: 1 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD Publisher Address: THE ATRIUM, SOUTHERN GATE, CHICHESTER PO19 8SQ, W SUSSEX, ENGLAND ISSN: 0003-8504 29-char Source Abbrev.: ARCHIT DESIGN ISO Source Abbrev.: Archit. Des. Source Item Page Count: 2 Subject Category: Architecture ISI Document Delivery No.: 237CZ

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Record 27 of 113 Author(s): Ross, H (Ross, Hana); Al-Sadat, NAM (Al-Sadat, Nabilla A. M.) Title: Demand analysis of tobacco consumption in Malaysia Source: NICOTINE & TOBACCO RESEARCH, 9 (11): 1163-1169 NOV 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Abstract: We estimated the price and income elasticity of cigarette demand and the impact of cigarette taxes on cigarette demand and cigarette tax revenue in Malaysia. The data on cigarette consumption, cigarette prices, and public policies between 1990 and 2004 were subjected to a time-series regression analysis applying the error-correction model. The preferred cigarette demand model specification resulted in long-run and short-run price elasticities estimates of -0.57 and -0.08, respectively. Income was positively related to cigarette consumption: A 1% increase in real income increased cigarette consumption by 1.46%. The model predicted that an increase in cigarette excise tax from Malaysian ringgit (RM) 1.60 to RM2.00 per pack would reduce cigarette consumption in Malaysia by 3.37%, or by 806,468,873 cigarettes. This reduction would translate to almost 165 fewer tobacco-related lung cancer deaths per year and a 20.8% increase in the government excise tax revenue. We conclude that taxation is an effective method of reducing cigarette consumption and tobacco-related deaths while increasing revenue for the government of Malaysia. Addresses: Amer Canc Soc, Natl Home Off, Atlanta, GA 30303 USA; Univ Malaya, Dept Social & Prevent Med, Fac Med, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia Reprint Address: Ross, H, Amer Canc Soc, Natl Home Off, 250 Williams St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 USA. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 15 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD Publisher Address: 4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXON, ENGLAND ISSN: 1462-2203 DOI: 10.1080/14622200701648433 29-char Source Abbrev.: NICOTINE TOB RES ISO Source Abbrev.: Nicotine Tob. Res. Source Item Page Count: 7 Subject Category: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health ISI Document Delivery No.: 236WS Record 28 of 113 Author(s): Tudini, V (Tudini, Vincenza) Title: Negotiation and intercultural learning in Italian native speaker chat rooms Source: MODERN LANGUAGE JOURNAL, 91 (4): 577-601 WIN 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article KeyWords Plus: CLASSROOM; ABROAD; CONVERSATION; COMPETENCE; ENGLISH; GERMAN; MODEL; GAIN Abstract: Foreign language learners purportedly demonstrate intercultural communicative competence in NS chat rooms through self-initiated negotiation sequences, including those triggered by pragmatic issues and cultural content. This study identified and classified one-to-one NS-learner negotiations between intermediate learners and NS of Italian in Web-based chat rooms. Classifications included (a) self-

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initiated negotiation moves (Shehadeh, 2001), such as questions concerning the target culture, and (b) indicators of skills of discovery and interaction required by the "intercultural speaker" in informal face-toface contexts (Byram, 1997). The study also presents an intercultural model of negotiation that facilitates identifying cultural and pragmatic triggers by taking account of possible overlap with lexical triggers. The findings indicate that with minor pedagogical intervention, learn er-initiated negotiation sequences are indeed a feature of one-to-one NS-learner chat interactions conducted in a noninstructed setting, with many learners actively seeking clarification on the target language and culture from their NS partners. In this way they avoid dysfunction and demonstrate intercultural communicative competence. These data have pedagogical implications for informal immersion experiences, such as residence abroad, for which learners are not always adequately prepared through standard classroom interaction patterns. They also suggest that negotiation strategies, as defined in this study, could be practiced before departure, with NS chat room experiences providing a form of virtual immersion and socialization experience in preparation for in-country "experience[s] of otherness" (Byram, 1997, p. 70). Addresses: Univ S Australia, Sch Int Studies, Res Ctr Languages & Cultures, Kuala Lumpur 50720, Malaysia Reprint Address: Tudini, V, Univ S Australia, Sch Int Studies, Res Ctr Languages & Cultures, Magill Campus, Kuala Lumpur 50720, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 65 Times Cited: 3 Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHING Publisher Address: 9600 GARSINGTON RD, OXFORD OX4 2DQ, OXON, ENGLAND ISSN: 0026-7902 29-char Source Abbrev.: MOD LANG J ISO Source Abbrev.: Mod. Lang. J. Source Item Page Count: 25 Subject Category: Linguistics ISI Document Delivery No.: 232NB Record 29 of 113 Author(s): Kraus, SE (Kraus, Steven Eric); Bahyarudin, R (Bahyarudin, Rozumah); Arshat, Z (Arshat, Zarinah); Assim, MISBA (Assim, Mohd. Ibrani Shahrimin B. Adam); Juhari, R (Juhari, Rumaya); Yacoob, SN (Yacoob, Siti Nor) Title: A comparison of component structures for the Australian inventory of family strengths (AIFS). Between an Australian and Malaysian sample Source: JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE FAMILY STUDIES, 38 (4): 589-+ FAL 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article KeyWords Plus: CONFLICT Abstract: Formal research on family strengths in the Southeast Asian region outside of Australia is scant. Specifically, no known family strengths measures have been developed or adapted for the purpose of measuring family strengths in Malaysia. In the present study, exploratory component analysis (Gorsuch, 1997) was used to compare the component structures of the Australian Inventory of Family Strengths (AIFS) scale for a rural population of Malay families from Malaysia (n = 200), and those from the original Australian sample (n = 605) as reported in the Australian Family Strengths Research Project (Geggie et al., 2000). Initial findings from principal component analysis with varimax (orthogonal) rotation indicated similar but not identical primary component structures for both samples. Upon further analysis, correlation results indicated that the factor components of the Australian sample did not replicate particularly well for the Malaysian sample, with only one out of four components demonstrating a significant level of invariance. For further research, the authors suggest a Malaysian version of the AIFS to be developed

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along the same lines as the Australian version of the instrument, i.e., by first using focus group data with Malaysian families to determine the specific constructs of strong families specific to the Malaysian cultural context. Addresses: Univ Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Malaysia Reprint Address: Kraus, SE, Univ Putra Malaysia, Serdang 43400, Malaysia. Cited Reference Count: 17 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: J COMPARATIVE FAMILY STUDIES Publisher Address: UNIV CALGARY-DEPT SOCIOLOGY 2500 UNIVERSITY DRIVE NW, CALGARY, AB T2N 1N4, CANADA ISSN: 0047-2328 29-char Source Abbrev.: J COMP FAM STUD ISO Source Abbrev.: J. Comp. Fam. Stud. Source Item Page Count: 17 Subject Category: Family Studies ISI Document Delivery No.: 236FV Record 30 of 113 Author(s): Zaini, A (Zaini, A.) Title: Global concerns fast requiring local action! Source: ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 19 (3): 1-2 JUL 2007 Language: English Document Type: Editorial Material Addresses: Monash Univ, Sch Med & Hlth Sci, Selangor, Malaysia Reprint Address: Zaini, A, Monash Univ, Sch Med & Hlth Sci, Sunway Campus, Selangor, Malaysia. Cited Reference Count: 5 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC Publisher Address: 2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA ISSN: 1010-5395 29-char Source Abbrev.: ASIA-PAC J PUBLIC HEALTH ISO Source Abbrev.: Asia-Pac. J. Public Health Source Item Page Count: 2 Subject Category: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health ISI Document Delivery No.: V04HU Record 31 of 113 Author(s): Wong, JS (Wong, J. S.); Tan, F (Tan, F.); Lee, PY (Lee, P. Y.) Title: The State of Lipid Control in Patients with Diabetes in a Public Health Care Centre Source: ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 19 (3): 16-21 JUL 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: Cholesterol; dyslipidemia; diabetes mellitus; primary health care Abstract: Achieving treatment targets has been difficult in treating diabetic patients. This cross-sectional study describes the lipid profiles of patients with diabetes mellitus at a public primary health care centre in

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Sarawak, Malaysia. The targets for lipid control were based on the International Diabetes Federation recommendation (2002). 1031 patients (98% Type 2 Diabetes) were studied. Fasting lipid profiles were available in 990 (96%) patients. The mean total cholesterol was 5.3 +/- 1.0 mmol/L, Triglycerides 1.90 +/1.26 mmol/L, HDL-C 1.28 +/- 0.33 mmol/L and LDL-C 3.2 +/- 0.9 mmol/L. Overall, 22% of patients achieved the treatment target for LDL-C level < 2.6mmol/L. 67% of patients had HDL-C > 1.1 mmol/L and 42% of patients had a target TG level below 1.5 mmol/L. Of the 40% of patients who received lipidlowering drug, 17% achieved LDL-C target, 50% had LDL-C 2.6-4.4mmol/L and 33% have LDL-C > 4.0 mmol/L. For the remaining 60% not receiving any lipid lowering therapy, 68% had LDL-C between 2.6-4.0 mmol/L and 7% had LDLC level > 4 mmol/L. Dyslipidemia is still under-treated despite the availability of effective pharmacological agents and the greatly increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in diabetic patients. Asia Pac J Public Health 2007; 19(3): 16-21. Addresses: [Wong, J. S.; Tan, F.] Sarawak Gen Hosp, Dept Med, Kuching 93586, Sarawak, Malaysia; [Lee, P. Y.] Univ Malaysia Sarawak, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Dept Med, Sarawak, Malaysia Reprint Address: Wong, JS, Sarawak Gen Hosp, Dept Med, Kuching 93586, Sarawak, Malaysia. E-mail Address: [email protected] Cited Reference Count: 32 Times Cited: 0 Publisher: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC Publisher Address: 2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA ISSN: 1010-5395 29-char Source Abbrev.: ASIA-PAC J PUBLIC HEALTH ISO Source Abbrev.: Asia-Pac. J. Public Health Source Item Page Count: 6 Subject Category: Public, Environmental & Occupational Health ISI Document Delivery No.: V04HU Record 32 of 113 Author(s): Elias, SM (Elias, S. M.); Hashim, Z (Hashim, Z.); Marjan, ZM (Marjan, Z. M.); Abdullah, AS (Abdullah, A. S.); Hashim, JH (Hashim, J. H.) Title: Relationship Between Blood Lead Concentration And Nutritional Status Among Malay Primary School Children In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Source: ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 19 (3): 29-37 JUL 2007 Language: English Document Type: Article Author Keywords: Blood lead concentration; nutritional status; school children; urban Abstract: A cross-sectional study was conducted to identify the relationship between blood lead concentration and nutritional status among primary school children in Kuala Lumpur. A total of 225 Malay students, 113 male and 112 female, aged 6.3 to 9.8 were selected through a stratified random sampling method. The random blood samples were collected and blood lead concentration was measured by a Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The nutrient intake was determined by the 24hour Dietary Recall method and Food Frequency Questionnaire. An anthropometric assessment was reported according to growth indices (z-scores of weight-for-age, height-for-age, and weight-for-height). The mean blood lead concentration was low (3.4 +/- 1.91 ug/dL) and was significantly different between gender. Only 14.7% of the respondents fulfilled the daily energy requirement. The protein and iron intakes were adequate for a majority of the children. However, 34.7% of the total children showed inadequate intake of calcium. The energy, protein, fat and carbohydrate intakes were significantly different by gender, that is, males had better intake than females. Majority of respondents had normal mean z-score of growth indices. Ten percent of the respondents were underweight, 2.8% wasted and 5.4% stunted. Multiple linear regression showed inverse significant relationships between blood lead concentration with children's age (beta=-0.647, p