Content Vol. 2 N 1, 2016

Pages 01 - 66



A study of achievement motivation and mental health of higher secondary students; A.C. Lal Kumar; Inter. J. Acad. Stud.  2(1): (2016) 1-11

Abstract:
The study was conducted to know the achievement motivation and mental health of higher secondary students in relation to Gender, Locality of School, Type of Management Medium of Instruction.  Normative survey method was used for this study. For the purpose of the study a sample of 250 higher secondary students from the Vellore District are selected by the method of Random sampling technique. The mean, standard deviation, t-test and F –test applied for statistical analysis, using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The study revealed that achievement motivation and mental health of higher secondary students do not differ significantly based on their Gender, Type of Management, Locality of School and Medium of Instruction.

Key words:
Achievement motivation; Gender; Higher secondary students; Locality of School Medium of Instruction; Mental health; Type of Management.


Characterizing (α, β) - normal transaloid operators in Hilbert spaces; Nyaluke Kiprono Wesley; N. B. Okelo; Omolo Ongati; Inter. J. Acad. Stud.  2(1): (2016) 12-20

Abstract:
Let be an infinite dimensional complex Hilbert space and be the class of (α, β) normal transaloid operators.  In this paper, we determine norm and numerical radii inequalities for (α, β) normal transaloid operators.

Key words:
Norm Numerical radius; Inequalities; Transaloid operators.


On certain norms and numerical radius attainability conditions for normal operators; Sabasi Omaoro, R. K. Obogi, N. B. Okelo; Inter. J. Acad. Stud.  2(1): (2016) 21-27

Abstract:
In this paper, we study self-adjoint numerical radius attainable operators. We establish conditions under which they become norm and numerical radius attainable.

Key words:
Numerical radius attainable operators; Norm attainable operators; Self-adjoint operators.


Attitude of boda boda operators towards primary school education in nyatike sub-county; Andrew Ondiek Achola, E.M. W. Simatwa, T.M. O. Ayodo, N. B. Okelo; Inter. J. Acad. Stud.  2(1): (2016) 28-36

Abstract:
Studies by UNICEF in 2010 indicate that the number of children working in the informal sectors increased globally. In Nyatike the number of youths involved in boda boda operations increased from 253 in 2008 to 2,360 in 2013, translating to 332.81% increase. This was a concern as it affected primary school enrolments that declined. For example, the 2008 cohort enrolment of boys in class one was 4346 and in 2012 they were 3543 in class five, indicating an 18.48% decline. The big issue is to establish the opportunity cost of acquiring primary school education in Nyatike Sub- County as it became a real concern. The objective of the study was to establish the attitude of boda boda operators towards primary education.

Key words:
Attitude; Boda boda operators; Primary school education.



Abstract:
In spite of the fact that opportunity cost had been acknowledged as a real component of education costs, there existed few empirical studies that measured actual cases. The few studies, yet again, only concentrated in post primary and tertiary levels of education. This study presented a case for need to include opportunity cost in any analysis of education costs at primary school too. The need for this arose because among the principal component parts of the total real costs of   primary education, the earnings that pupils forgo while they attend schools are of major importance. They should therefore be factored into any cost analysis of education at all levels and types of education since they were bound to have a bearing on school participation particularly in Nyatike Sub County. In this paper we present challenges facing boda boda operators and their perception of the business in Nyatike Sub-County.

Key words:
Challenges; Boda boda; Perception; Business; Nyatike sub-county.



Abstract:
In this paper, we survey various properties of the numerical range of certain classes of Hilbert space operators. Results are given on various classes of Hilbert space operators like subnormal. Normal, hyponormal and compact operators.

Key words:
Numerical ranges of classes; Hilbert space operators.



Abstract:
Let A and B be C*−algebras, Mn(A) and Mn(B) be n by n matrices with entries from A and B respectively and ϕ : A → B a linear map, then we define maps ϕn : Mn(A) → Mn(B) by ϕn([ai;j ]) = [ϕ(ai;j )] for all n ∈ N, [ai;j] ∈ Mn(S). All completely positive maps are completely bounded, however the converse is not always true. We determine conditions under which a completely bounded map is completely positive.

Key words:
Completely bounded norm; Completely positive maps; Completely bounded maps.


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