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Building Relationship between Education Institutions and Students: Student Loyalty in Self-Financed Tertiary Education
WONG Shun Mun Helen,WONG Kin Ho
IBIMA Business Review , 2011,
Abstract: This study attempts to test the applicability of relationship marketing concepts within the self-financed tertiary education (SFTE) industry. Building on the well-established relationship marketing concepts, a conceptual model is proposed in this study to investigate the casual relationship between relationship commitment and student loyalty, and the key determinants of relationship commitment (relationship benefits, relationship termination costs, shared values, and trust). To achieve the above objectives, an in-depth study was conducted in a leading SFTE institution in Hong Kong. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data. Structural equation modeling approach was used to evaluate the explanatory power and casual links of the model. The results indicate that relationship commitment is a strong driver of student loyalty. Second, relationship benefits, relationship termination costs, and shared values are found to have positive influence on relationship commitment. Among these three determinants, the construct of relationship benefits is found to be the most important factor affecting relationship commitment. Third, trust is found to have no significant impact on relationship commitment in SFTE environment. The research findings provide new and useful insights to the management of SFTE in building relationship with students and resources allocation. The study discusses the implications of these findings and suggests areas for future research.
Quantum invariants can provide sharp Heegaard genus bounds
Helen Wong
Mathematics , 2008,
Abstract: Using Seifert fibered three-manifold examples of Boileau and Zieschang, we demonstrate that the Reshetikhin-Turaev quantum invariants may be used to provide a sharp lower bound on the Heegaard genus which is strictly larger than the rank of the fundamental group.
The Case Management Workbook: defining the role of physicians, nurses and case managers
Loong Mun Wong
International Journal of Integrated Care , 2012,
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Relationship Commitment in Self-financed Higher Education
Helen Wong,Raymond Wong
International Journal of Business and Management , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v7n7p15
Abstract: Building on the well-established relationship marketing concepts, this research investigates the key determinants of relationship commitment in self-financed higher education. The findings indicate that relationship benefits, relationship termination costs, and shared values have positive influence on relationship commitment. Among these three determinants, the construct of relationship benefits is found to be the most important factor affecting relationship commitment. The research contributes new and useful insights to the management of self-financed higher education in building relationship with students and resources allocation.
Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in type 2 diabetic patients: A comparative study using WHO, NCEP ATP III, IDF and Harmonized definitions  [PDF]
Mun Chieng Tan, Ooi Chuan Ng, Teck Wee Wong, Anthony Joseph, Yoke Mun Chan, Abdul Rahman Hejar
Health (Health) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.510227
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To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Malaysian type 2 diabetic patients using WHO, NCEP ATP III, IDF and the new Harmonized definitions, and the concordance between these definitions. This study involved 313 patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) at two Malaysian tertiary hospitals. Socio-demographic data were assessed using a pre-tested interviewer-administered structured questionnaire. Anthropometric measurements were carried out according to standard protocols. Clinical and laboratory characteristics were examined. Kappa (k) statistics were used for the agreement between the four MetS definitions. The overall prevalence rates of MetS (95% CI) were 95.8% (93.6-98.1), 96.1% (94.0-98.3), 84.8% (80.8-88.9) and 97.7% (96.1-99.4) according to the WHO, NCEP ATP III, IDF and the Harmonized definitions, respectively. The Kappa statistics demonstrated a slight to substantial agreement between the definitions (k = 0.179-0.875, p < 0.001), where the WHO criteria revealed the highest concordance with the NCEP ATP III definition (k = 0.875, p < 0.001). The WHO against NCEP ATP III criteria evinced the highest sensitivity (99.66%) whereas Harmonized criteria against all the other three definitions showed the highest specificity (100%) in identifying MetS. In conclusion, the new Harmonized criteria established the highest prevalence of MetS among the four definitions applied. There was a very good concordance between the WHO and NCEP ATP

Kauffman brackets, character varieties, and triangulations of surfaces
Francis Bonahon,Helen Wong
Mathematics , 2010,
Abstract: A Kauffman bracket on a surface is an invariant for framed links in the thickened surface, satisfying the Kauffman skein relation and multiplicative under superposition. This includes representations of the skein algebra of the surface. We show how an irreducible representation of the skein algebra usually specifies a point of the character variety of homomorphisms from the fundamental group of the surface to PSL_2(C), as well as certain weights associated to the punctures of the surface. Conversely, we sketch a proof of the fact that each point of the character variety, endowed with appropriate puncture weights, uniquely determines a Kauffman bracket. Details will appear elsewhere.
The Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev representation of the Kauffman skein algebra
Francis Bonahon,Helen Wong
Mathematics , 2013,
Abstract: For A a primitive 2N-root of unity with N odd, the Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev topological quantum field theory provides a representation of the Kauffman skein algebra of a closed surface. We show that this representation is irreducible and we compute its classical shadow, in the sense of earlier work of the authors (arXiv:1206.1638).
SO(3) quantum invariants are dense
Helen M. Wong
Mathematics , 2008,
Abstract: We show that when $r \geq 5$ is prime, the SO(3) Witten-Reshetikhin-Turaev quantum invariants for three-manifolds at the level $r$ form a dense set in the complex plane. This confirms a conjecture of Larsen and Wang.
Representations of the Kauffman bracket skein algebra III: closed surfaces and naturality
Francis Bonahon,Helen Wong
Mathematics , 2015,
Abstract: This is the third article in the series begun with [BonWon3, BonWon4], devoted to finite-dimensional representations of the Kauffman bracket skein algebra of an oriented surface $S$. In [BonWon3] we associated a classical shadow to an irreducible representation $\rho$ of the skein algebra, which is a character $r_\rho \in \mathcal R_{\mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb C)}(S)$ represented by a group homomorphism $\pi_1(S) \to \mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb C)$. The main result of the current article is that, when the surface $S$ is closed, every character $r\in \mathcal R_{\mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb C)}(S)$ occurs as the classical shadow of an irreducible representation of the Kauffman bracket skein algebra. We also prove that the construction used in our proof is natural, and associates to each group homomorphism $r\colon \pi_1(S) \to \mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb C)$ a representation of the skein algebra $\mathcal S^A(S)$ that is uniquely determined up to isomorphism.
Quantum traces for representations of surface groups in SL_2
Francis Bonahon,Helen Wong
Mathematics , 2010,
Abstract: We consider two different quantizations of the character variety consisting of all representations of surface groups in SL_2. One is the skein algebra considered by Przytycki-Sikora and Turaev. The other is the quantum Teichmuller space introduced by Chekhov-Fock and Kashaev. We construct a homomorphism from the skein algebra to the quantum Teichmuller space which, when restricted the classical case, corresponds to the equivalence between these two algebras through trace functions.
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