On our Open Access research platform, thousands of articles from all over the world are available for free. Each month, the editorial team selects a few to share with you. We hope the articles below will inform and entertain you, whether you are looking for light reading for your break or inspiration for a new research project.
The Correlation Between Loneliness and Academic Procrastination Among Psychology Students at State University of Malang
Everyone procrastinates sometimes – whether it is by browsing Twitter instead of getting ready for work, or indulging in a baking spree instead of cleaning the house. Procrastination can occur for many reasons, ranging from personality type to job satisfaction. This recent study from KnE Social Sciences presents loneliness as a contributing factor in academic procrastination.
Discover the impact of loneliness on academic productivity here.
Artificial Rice as an Alternative Functional Food to Support Food Diversification Program
Food security is an increasingly important global issue. In addition to reducing food waste, scientists are also looking to enhance productivity and efficiency by breeding for preferred characteristics (such as heavier cows) and genetically engineering more productive types of grains. They are even creating artificial foodstuffs from scratch. This article from KnE Life Sciences considers the creation and benefits of artificial rice.
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Reflecting on the Distance Learning Provision in Dubai Private Schools
‘Can you hear me?’ has become a common phrase, along with ‘you are on mute’ or ‘can you see my screen yet?’. One might think that as the COVID-19-led transition to online meetings becomes a permanent fixture in our personal and professional lives, these plaintive appeals to distant listeners would cease. However, the widespread adoption of platforms such as Zoom is still causing disruption in boardrooms and schoolrooms alike. This newly published study from Gulf Education and Social Policy Review looks at how Dubai schools deal with online learning and what faculty members advise to help tackle this challenge.
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Prevalence Rates and Risk Factors for Primary Open Angle Glaucoma in the Middle East
Studies have shown that eye health may be harmed as a result of excessive screen time, causing a number of eye illnesses and vision issues. One of the most prevalent is glaucoma (the second leading cause of blindness according to the World Health Organisation). But 50% of sufferers are not even aware they have it! According to a new study published in the Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research, if you cannot tear yourself away from your devices, a healthy diet might be the best solution to ensure healthy eyes.
Learn more about this important topic here.
The Role of Women in Tourism: A Systematic Literature Review
Gender equality has been a major topic in recent weeks following International Women’s Day. However, although workplace equity has improved substantially over the past century, cultural and financial inequalities persist in many places. This article from KnE Social Sciences looks at the wide range of factors negatively impacting women’s career prospects in the Indonesian tourism sector and how they are addressing them.
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