Ceylon tea is a one of most popular beverage all over the world after the water. Now a day people demand for healthy and safe food even though price is high in healthy food. Then they move to the quality food. Therefore, product quality certification is the most important point for that situation. Then Sri Lankan food products should be lined with international standard to facilitate the international trade. However, majority tea factories were not gone for any certification level. A study was conducted to identify the effect of GMP on selling price of Ceylon tea. Multi-stage proportion sampling method was used to evaluate GMP by using pre-tested questionnaire, informal discussion and field observation in all represented administrative regions. Independent sample t test recognized selling price and GMP are significantly different in 50% of GMP value (t=2.471, P< 0.05). When GMP value was less than 50%, the average selling price recorded as Rs. 373.43 and Rs. 404.19 average selling price could be achieved when higher GMP value (>=50%). According to the result, above 50% GMP value was reflected higher price. Therefore, all tea factories must maintain GMP level with above 50%
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- D.D.U. KarunathilakaDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Matara, Sri Lanka
- G.C. SamaraweeraDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Matara, Sri Lanka
. Gunathilaka, R.P.D. and Tularam, G.A., 2016. The Tea Industry and a Review of Its Price Modelling in Major Tea Producing Countries. Management and Strategy, [online] 7(1), pp.21–36. Available at:
D.D.U. Karunathilaka, G.C. Samaraweera, "How Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Shapes the Selling Price of Ceylon Tea" International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science -IJRISS vol.1 issue 3, pp.01-02 2017
Rice is a major food in Sri Lankans diet. Different types of rice are available for human consumption and rice types are related with rice consumption in Sri Lanka. Rice type can be described based on mainly quality characteristics, physical characteristics and chemical characteristics of rice. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine consumer preference for rice type in Hambantota district, Sri Lanka. Main three physical attributes and two rice types were used for this study. Physical attributes of rice such as rice color, rice grain size, and degree of milling were considered for the study. Main rice types considered were raw rice and parboiled rice. A questionnaire survey of consumer preference for rice was carried out by using a purposively sample of 100 consumers in Hambantota administrative complex considering the easy access to respondents with different occupation categories. Data analysis was done by using preference ranking methods. Moreover, Chi- squire test was used for identify the significant of characters. The study revealed that consumers’ most preferred rice color was red color rice. Based on rice grain size long slender (Basmati) was the most preferred. The majority (75%) of consumers preferred partially-milled rice. Raw rice had higher preference. Therefore, according to the present study, the most preferred rice types were long slender (Basmati) rice and partially-milled red color raw rice in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka.
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- S.A.M.H.SenarathDepartment of Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Matara, Sri Lanka
- G.C.SamaraweeraDepartment of Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Matara, Sri Lanka
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S.A.M.H.Senarath, G.C.Samaraweera "Determine Consumer Preference for Rice Types in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka" International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science -IJRISS vol.1 issue 3, pp.03-05 2017
The widespread use of computers in schools renders accessibility and preparedness in these technologies necessary. It is critical to understand whether mathematics teachers are accessible to computers and have the necessary attitudes regarding computer integration into their classrooms. The purpose of the study was to establish the influence of teacher accessibility and attitude towards integration of computers in mathematics instruction in secondary schools in Kenya. A descriptive survey design was adopted for this study. 147 mathematics teachers in 25 public secondary schools of Kakamega South were selected through urposive, stratified and simple random procedures. The instruments for data collection were the questionnaire and interview schedule. Reliability of the data collection instruments was determined by split –half method. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings had implications on integration of computers in secondary school mathematics.
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- Metrine Wambani SulungaiMasinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education, P.O. BOX 190-50100, Kakamega, Kenya
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K. and Ma, W. C (2001). Teachers’ Computer Attitudes: Factors influencing the instructional use of computers. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer in Education, November, Korea, Tp. . Zhao, Y., Pugh, K., Sheldon, S., and Byers, J.L (2002). Conditions for classroom technology innovations. Teacher College Record, 104,482-515
Metrine Wambani Sulungai "Influence of Teacher Accessibility and Attitude towards Integration of Computers in Mathematics Instruction in Secondary Schools in Kenya" International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science -IJRISS vol.1 issue 3, pp.06-13 2017
This research was designed to explore the impact of favourable Quality of worklife (QWL) on Socio-psychological aspects of workers and make suggestions to the policy makers to improve the QWL and the factors of socio-psychological aspects of weaving mill workers. This present study concentrated on QWL of the workers of weaving mills (shuttle-less power looms) in specific and found the relationship between the prevailing factors of Quality of Worklife (QWL) and its impact on socio-psychological factors of workers’ attitude and then how the weaving mill workers are behave in groups with present work environment. There are five principal socio-psychological factors are identified here, such as Job involvement, workers’ behaviour pattern, sense of competence, response to family and physical activity in work. The researcher has used both primary and secondary data and they were analysed with appropriate statistical tools. It is found that the existing QWL factors influence 75% on the attributes of socio-psychological of the workers. This survey clearly indicates that the existing quality of worklife in weaving mills is positively influencing the socio-psychological aspects of the workers. The present study has a few limitations. Based on the study, analysis of data and the findings, some suggestions have been given. It is solemnly believed if the various measures suggested are fully implemented; the weaving mills in Tamilnadu will get an exemplary position on achieving better QWL of the workers and improve the socio-psychological aspects of workmen.
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- Dr. P. MohanrajAssociate Professor, Dept. of Management Studies, Chettinad College of Engineering and Technology, Karur District, Tamilnadu – 639 114, India
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Dr. P. Mohanraj "An Investigation on the Impact of the Factors of Quality of Worklife on Socio-Psychological Aspects of the Workers" International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science -IJRISS vol.1 issue 3, pp.14-21 2017
Investment scenario is changing very fast and financial literacy impacts financial decisions of individual investors. The present study is exploratory in nature and determines the factor that affects financial literacy and how they affect decision making. The sample consist of 649 individual investors to obtain information through structured questionnaire from various parts of India The result indicated that there are seven most influencing factors of financial literacy that affects investor decision making are: Attitude, Knowledge, Budgeting Habits, liquidity, self analytical skills, Emotional Inclination and Goal Planning. This study will help to determine strategies which will help to improve financial literacy of an individual investors.
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- Neha Ramnani BhargavaAssistant Professor, Institute of Business Management & Research, IPS ACADEMY, DAVV Indore
- Dr. Sachin MittalFaculty Member, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indore
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Neha Ramnani Bhargava, Dr. Sachin Mittal "A Study of Determinants Influencing Financial Literacy of Individual Investor in India" International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science -IJRISS vol.1 issue 3, pp.22-27 2017
This study deals with the superior subordinate relationship and hence the factors which induce affect the relationship and factors which induce the superior and sub ordinate to perform well are discussed in detail and mathematically analyzed. It is obvious that, the superior and subordinate cordial relationship plays a vital role in successful functioning of the firm. Therefore it is necessary that the superior must keep a very good relation with the sub-ordinate to get their co operation in order to run the firm profitably.
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- N. DeepalakshmiAssistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women, Perambalur
- Sreeja NairAssistant Professor, Department of MBA, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women, Perambalur
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N. Deepalakshmi, Sreeja Nair "A Study on Sub-Ordinate Relationship with Their Superior in M. R. Krishnamurthi Co-Operative Sugar Mills Ltd., Sethtyathope" International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science -IJRISS vol.1 issue 3, pp.28-32 2017