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Detailed Review of National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings including Uncertainty and Sensitivity

Mohammad Ghulam Ali
Pages: 418-428

The Higher Education System in India is the world’s third-largest in terms of students, which is just next to China and the United States. Quality teaching, learning and research is the primary issue in Higher Education System. The Ranking and Accreditation process, both are considered as assessment tools, for quality assessment of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and both will give significant impact on the performance outcomes in-term of quality education and research. The quality of education and research will contribute to the sustainable development. In this research paper, a thorough systematic and sequential study of NIRF India Rankings is done considering ranking results up-to year 2020. The paper has also discussed in detail about the ranking process being undertaken and various ranking parameters which are considered in the NIRF Rankings framework for the overall category during the year 2020. The research article is mainly focused on uncertainty and sensitivity issues including some self-explanatory tables which are based on in-depth analysis of scores published on the NIRF public domain for the year 2020 and with a very positive approach in favour of students and their parents, Institution Policy Makers and the Academic Leaders. Some flaws in the rankings have also been observed based on the published documents and educational news. Some additional measures have also been suggested to consider them in the forthcoming years so that the existing ranking framework will become more robust and stable and finally a paper is summarized. Some abbreviations are also included at last of the article.

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The Relationship between Fear of COVID-19 and Sleeping Disorder in Higher Education: Mediator Effect of Psychological Resilience

Okan Bilgin İbrahim Taş
Pages: 429-439

COVID-19, which is a new type of coronavirus and turned into a pandemic in a short time, has affected the whole world and caused many different psychological problems, especially fear, anxiety and sleeping disorder, in individuals. The psychological symptoms caused by COVID-19 negatively affect individuals of all ages. One of the groups in which these negative effects are seen is higher education students. In terms of coping with these problems, it is crucial to determine the protective factors. It is thought that one of the protective factors for mental health is psychological resilience, which is one of the important concepts of positive psychology. The aim of this study is to test the mediating effect of psychological resilience in the relationship between fear of COVID-19 and sleep disorders in higher education. The study group consists of 322 individuals, 220 (76.3%) women and 102 (31.7%) men in Zonguldak province of Turkey. The data were collected online with Personal Information Form, Fear of COVID-19 Scale, The Brief Resilience Scale and Sleep Disorders Scale. Pearson Correlation Analysis and Hayes’ PROCESS Model based on Bootstrapping method were used in data analysis. According to analysis results, a positive association was found between the fear of COVID-19 and sleep disorders, while a negative association was found between psychological resilience, fear of COVID-19 and sleep disorders. It was also found that psychological resilience partially mediated the relationship between fear of COVID-19 and sleep disorders. The results obtained were discussed in the light of literature and recommendations were made.

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Problem Solving and Emotional Self-Efficacy: Examining in Terms of Variables

Hilmi Tunahan Gök Nihan Arslan
Pages: 440-447

In this study, it was aimed to determine how the emotional self-efficacy and problem-solving skills of high school students differ according to demographic variables. The study group of the research consists of 394 high school students. 'Sociodemographic Information Form', 'Problem Solving Skills Inventory' and 'Emotional Self-Efficacy Scale' were used to collect data. In the analysis of the data, Independent Groups t-Test, , Kruskal Wallis H test, One-Way Analysis of Variance were used. It was found that the problem solving inventory scores showed a significant difference in favor of men according to gender, and in favor of those who rarely get angry according to the status of irritability. It was determined that Emotional Self-Efficacy Scale scores differed significantly in favor of the loved ones most of the time, for the variable of the frequency of consulting someone when there was an unsolved problem, sometimes and mostly in favor of the clients.

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