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JAQM Volume 13, Issue 3 - September 30, 2018




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Survey on the Influence of the Services Quality on the Fashion Stores Customers’ Satisfaction and Loyalty
Iulia DUMITRESCU

This paper is a short outline of the concept of fashion branding and the way that it affects the fashion world, both in the segments of luxury fashion and the affordable fashion that targets the groups of people with an average income. This study contains a theoretical part, based on a research of the fashion branding concept; but also a practical part that consists in a survey among a target group in Romania. The theoretical part being more delicate, because of the nature of the studied subject, as it hasn’t been so easy to research in traditional branding books or articles, it was rather a study in the history of fashion that has its routes in a prior work experience in the field. Another important chapter that completes this study, consists in a mapping of the most important fashion competitors worldwide, these also being separated in two main groups: luxury fashion brands and affordable fashion brand. For this subchapter I have done a detailed part with the most relevant and important names in the industry, also divided in national and international competitors. The practical part of the study has materialized in a questionnaire that had references about the perceived quality and services offered by the main competitors in Romania. This questionnaire was applied on a number of 149 people, with ages between 18-35 mainly, but also a smaller group with ages between 36-45. The type of study used will also be explained to understand the structure and the meaning of the questions.

Characteristics of In-Working Poverty in Romania
Ionela-Roxana GLAVAN

The present paper reveals recent insights since 2017 on the topics of in-working poverty and on the determinant factors that influence it, analyzing quality of work correlated with the perception of social tension between groups. The study covers a set of indicators that serve to monitor the labour market reforms in Romania. The results show that the in-working poverty rate in Romania is almost double than the average of the European Union. In this context, an efficient system of measures is needed in order to have a significant increase in the employment rate, which is the key to the reduction of poverty. On the other hand, hiring unemployed people corroborates with the increase in soft skills of the individuals, and contributes to the increase in participation rate on the labour market.

Dynamic Valuation of Wrongful Death Compensation when the Growth Rate of the Wage Follows Vasicek Model
Hong MAO

In this article, dynamic valuation of wrongful death compensation with single and annual level payment are discussed. The annual growth rate of the wage and the risk-free interest rate are assumed to follow multi-Vasicek model. The formula of calculating time-varying correlation coefficient between the wage and the discounting rate are deducted. Empirical data from U.S, and China shows that multi-Vasicek model is a good model to be fitted to display the change patterns of the annual growth of the wage and risk-free interest rate.

Analysis of Saltwater Anglers’ Preferences toward Recreational Fisheries Management Strategies
Yeong Nain CHI, Marvin G. LOVETT

Understanding saltwater anglers’ preferences of recreational fisheries management strategies could be one of many critical factors to the effectiveness of responsive and adaptive marine resource management programs. This study utilized cross-sectional data extracted from the 2013 National Saltwater Angler Survey, conducted by NOAA Fisheries Service, to examine saltwater anglers’ preferences toward recreational fisheries management strategies, to identify groups exhibiting common patterns of responses, and to examine the association between socio-demographic characteristics and the groups identified. Anglers’ preferences toward recreational fisheries management strategies from these participants were examined through factor analysis which identified four reliable factors. Cluster analysis was employed to identify three prominent groups. Statistical tests were employed to investigate the association between socio-demographic characteristics, including age, gender, income level, educational level, region of the respondent, and the saltwater angler groups identified. Results of this study may provide insight regarding the preferences toward recreational fisheries management strategies from saltwater anglers as an indicator of potential participation and behavior of saltwater fisheries management.

Prakaamy Distribution with Properties and Applications
Kamlesh Kumar SHUKLA

In the present paper, a new one parameter life lime distribution has been proposed and named Prakaamy distribution. Its moments and moments based measures have been derived. Statistical properties including stochastic ordering, mean deviations, Bonferroni and Lorenz curves, order statistics, Renyi entropy and stress-strength measure have been discussed. Simulation study of proposed distribution has also been discussed. For estimating its parameter method of moments and method of maximum likelihood have been discussed. Goodness of fit of Prakaamy distribution has been presented and compared with other lifetime distributions of one parameter. It was found superior than other one parameter life time distributions.

Comparison of Analysis of Repeated Measures ANOVA and Multilevel Modeling to Investigate the Effectiveness of Second Language Instruction
Eunjeong PARK

The purpose of the current study is to compare international second language (L2) students’ lexico-grammatical writing gains in the interventions with the use of repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) and multilevel modeling (MLM). Fifty college students’ lexico-grammatical writing gains in the pre-test, immediate and delayed post-tests were collected from three groups—one control and two intervention groups. Research questions include: (1) Is there a change in the dependent variable over time through repeated measures ANOVA?; (2) How much on average do the individuals change over time through MLM?; and (3) What are the differences of the results between repeated measures ANOVA and MLM? Repeated measures ANOVA and MLM were conducted separately to answer the research questions. Both analyses revealed that there was no difference of the interventions over time. In terms of methodological considerations, however, the two analyses exhibited the results in a different manner. Repeated measures ANOVA requires several assumptions (e.g., homoschedasticity and sphericity) while MLM does not need the requirement of the data as long as it contains different periodic dataset. Furthermore, MLM enables researchers to investigate the rate of individual growth. This paper offers the methodological insight of adequate quantitative analyses to investigate the effectiveness of L2 acquisition and learning.

A New Discrete Akash Distribution with Application in Biological Science
Berhane ABEBE, Rama SHANKER

In this paper, a new discrete Akash Distribution, a discrete analogue of continuous Akash distribution, using survival function approach of discretization has been proposed and investigated. Its moments and moments based measures including coefficients of variation; skewness, kurtosis and index of dispersion have been obtained and discussed. The method of moment and the method of maximum likelihood have been discussed for the estimation of parameter. An application of the distribution has been discussed with a real count data from biological science.