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ETHNIC BOUNDARY AMONG MULTI-ETHNIC PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN MALAYSIA: ROLE OF TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
Yasmin Ahmad,Najeemah M. Yusof
International Journal of Independent Research Studies , 2013,
Abstract: This paper is a study of ethnic boundary among primary pupils in Penang Malaysia. It discussed the roles of teachers and school administrators in narrowing the visual circle of socio-ethnical gaps. The study investigates whether the differences between mono-ethnic and multi-ethnic schools environment would have an impact on the roles of teachers and administrators in narrowing the socio-ethnic boundary among school pupils. The research study was carried out in Penang involving 12 primary schools. The sample size of pupils for the study was 600. Structured questionnaire is used to collect the responses. The result of the study showed that teachers and administrators play an important role in narrowing the ethnic boundary among multi-ethnic pupils. The narrowing of ethnic boundaries (differences) is vital tool for social integration. It is considered as a pre-requisite for peaceful coexistence which is an integral part of socio-ethnic and National development in a pluralistic society such as Malaysia.
Function-Based Classification: Model Development and Validation  [PDF]
Umi Asma’ Mokhtar, Zawiyah M. Yusof
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.33031
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Classification is a key element of records management initiatives, ensuring systematic organization of documents and facilitates information retrieval. Records management initiatives are based on the lifecycle concept, which comprises of creation, usage, maintenance (classification and organization), appraisal, and disposal. However, classification system is not prevalent in records management compared to other information field such as library where the concept differed in application and connotations. Although classification is crucial for disposal purpose, research addressing the issue is scarce, as past studies limited their focused to the earlier part of the records’ life cycle i.e. storage and retrieval. This study examines classification from a records-management perspective by adopting the qualitative approach. Also it discusses the development of functional-based model and its validation. The proposed model consists of context and decomposed diagrams to illustrate classification processes. The process for validating the model consists of two phases. The first phase is the draft model by means of expert validation, conducted to validate the content and the context of classification process. The second phase of validation was aimed at validating the model in accordance with eight criteria. Further discussion of the findings concerns these seven criteria: content, scope, consistency, comprehensiveness, tailorability, process sequence, and overall impression. The findings revealed that the proposed model is a basic model that is crucial as a guidance for developing records classification. Moreover, the proposed model is timely, as there is as yet no such a model known as a functional model for classifying records.

Records and Information Management: The Requirement for Functional Classification  [PDF]
Zawiyah M. Yusof, Umi Asma’ Mokhtar
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.33032
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Records and information management (RIM) has gained its importance when it is proven capable in helping organisations to remain competitive and increase their accountability, transparency and integrity. RIM is practiced based on the life cycle concept which embraces creation through disposal where classification falls in between. Currently, most RIM systems are without classification as the systems were developed without considering the importance of the concept. Literature in RIM has proven that classification is crucial to guarantee the effective implementation of RIM and according to the current best practice. This paper seeks to find out how classification system is developed in public organizations in Malaysia followed by a proposal of a function-based model which seems more stable compared to subject-based classification. Function-based classification is chosen over the subject-base one since its ability to ease the of classification and retrieval processes. Also, function-based classification provides context for records rather than content other than aids appraisal and disposal activities and support the proactive management of records. This study adopts qualitative approach to explore the identified case study, by using interview and content analysis techniques. The former technique was used to sought the requirement for developing the function-based classification system whilst the later was used to aid the development of the propose model. Both the techniques have proven that the function-based classification system and a model are essential for public organizations in Malaysia in particular and elsewhere in general.

Performance Improvement of Reflectarrays Based on Embedded Slots Configurations
Muhammad Yusof Ismail;M. Inam
PIER C , 2010, DOI: 10.2528/PIERC10041904
Abstract: Infinite reflectarrays in the X-band frequency range has been designed, and various slot configurations have been proposed to optimize the design of reconfigurable reflectarray antennas in the X-band frequency range. It has been demonstrated that the introduction of slots in the patch element causes a decrease in the maximum surface current density () and electric field intensity () and hence causes a variation in the resonance frequency of the reflectarray. Waveguide simulator technique has been used to represent infinite reflectarrays with a two patch unit cell element. Scattering parameter measurements of infinite reflectarrays have been carried out using vector network analyzer and a change in resonant frequency from 10 GHz to 8.3 GHz has been shown for a slot width of 0.5W (W is the width of patch element) as compared to patch element without slot. Furthermore a maximum attainable dynamic phase range of 314°has been achieved by using slots in the patch element constructed on 0.508 mm thick substrate with a maximum surface current density () of 113A/m and Electrical field intensity () of 14 kV/m for 0.5W slot in the patch element.
A Malay version of the Child Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (Child-OIDP) index: assessing validity and reliability
Zamros Y.M. Yusof, Nasruddin Jaafar
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes , 2012, DOI: 10.1186/1477-7525-10-63
Abstract: The Child-OIDP index was translated from English into Malay. The Malay version was tested for reliability and validity on a non-random sample of 132, 11–12?year old schoolchildren from two urban schools in Kuala Lumpur. Psychometric analysis of the Malay Child-OIDP involved face, content, criterion and construct validity tests as well as internal and test-retest reliability. Non-parametric statistical methods were used to assess relationships between Child-OIDP scores and other subjective outcome measures.The standardised Cronbach’s alpha was 0.80 and the weighted Kappa was 0.84 (intraclass correlation?=?0.79). The index showed significant associations with different subjective measures viz. perceived satisfaction with mouth, perceived needs for dental treatment, perceived oral health status and toothache experience in the previous 3?months (p?<?0.05). Two-thirds (66.7%) of the sample had oral impacts affecting one or more performances in the past 3?months. The three most frequently affected performances were cleaning teeth (36.4%), eating foods (34.8%) and maintaining emotional stability (26.5%). In terms of severity of impact, the ability to relax was most severely affected by their oral conditions, followed by ability to socialise and doing schoolwork. Almost three-quarters (74.2%) of schoolchildren with oral impacts had up to three performances affected by their oral conditions.This study indicated that the Malay Child-OIDP index is a valid and reliable instrument to measure the oral impacts of daily performances in 11–12?year old urban schoolchildren in Malaysia.
Critical Success Factors for Implementing Quality Engineering Tools and Techniques in Malaysian's and Indonesian's Automotive Industries: An Exploratory Study
Putri Nilda Tri,Yusof S.M.
Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science , 2009,
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Hybrid and Reflective Insulation Assemblies for Buildings  [PDF]
David W. Yarbrough, Khar San Teh, Lim Chin Haw, Elias Salleh, Sohif Mat, M. Yusof Sulaiman
Journal of Power and Energy Engineering (JPEE) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jpee.2016.47004
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Materials with a low thermal emittance surface have been used for many years to create reflective insulations that reduce the rate of heat flow across building envelopes. Reflective insulation technology is now being combined with other energy conserving technologies to optimize overall thermal performance. The basis for the performance of reflective insulations and radiant barriers will be discussed along with the combination of these materials with cellular plastic or mineral fiber insulations to form hybrid insulation assemblies. Calculations of thermal resistance for enclosed reflective air spaces and current field data from Southeast Asia will be presented. These data show that reductions in heat transfer across the building enclosure can be effectively reduced by the use of enclosed reflective air spaces and attic radiant barriers. Reflective technology increases the overall thermal resistance of the building enclosure when used to insulate poured concrete structures.

Bis{N-[methoxy(4-methylbenzamido)methyl]-2,4-dimethylanilinido-κ2N,O}copper(II)
M. Sukeri M. Yusof,Maisara A. Kadir,Bohari M. Yamin
Acta Crystallographica Section E , 2012, DOI: 10.1107/s1600536812025081
Abstract: In the centrosymmetric mononuclear title complex, [Cu(C18H20N2O2)2], the CuII atom is four-coordinated in a trans-CuN2O2 square-planar geometry with the N—Cu—O chelate angle being 89.97 (11)°. The dihedral angles made by the planes defined by the aromatic ring carbons of the 4-methylbenzene and 2,4-dimethylbenzene fragments with the plane defined by the chelate ring are 13.43 (15) and 82.69 (13)° respectively. The angle between the planes defined by the aromatic carbons of the two rings is 89.40 (16)°. A a weak intramolecular C—H...N hydrogen bond occurs.
N-(2,2-Dimethylpropanoyl)-N′-(2-methoxyphenyl)thiourea
Maisara A. Kadir,Bohari M. Yamin,M. Sukeri M. Yusof
Acta Crystallographica Section E , 2012, DOI: 10.1107/s1600536812010914
Abstract: In the title compound, C13H18N2O2S, the carbonylthiourea fragment is nearly planar with an r.m.s. deviation of 0.0096 . The dihedral angle between carbonylthiourea group and the benzene ring is 19.16 (16)°. There are two intramolecular N—H...O hydrogen bonds, which lead to two pseudo-six-membered rings. Weak intramolecular C—H...S hydrogen bonding also occurs.
1-(Biphenyl-4-ylcarbonyl)-3-(4-nitrophenyl)thiourea
M. Sukeri M. Yusof,Sze Ting Wong,Bohari M. Yamin
Acta Crystallographica Section E , 2011, DOI: 10.1107/s160053681103426x
Abstract: In the title compound, C20H15N3O3S, the two benzene rings of the biphenyl group form a dihedral angle of 40.11 (15)°. The conformation of the molecule is trans–cis and is stabilized by two intramolecular N—H...O and C—H...S hydrogen bonds. In the crystal structure, the molecules are linked by weak π–π stacking interactions [centroid–centroid distance = 3.991 (2) ].
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