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Jaunky, Vishal Chandr
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Nauzeer, S. & Jaunky, V. C. (2019). Motivation and Academic Performance: A SEM Approach. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 14(1), 41-60
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Motivation and Academic Performance: A SEM Approach
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, ISSN 1306-3065, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 41-60Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Many models in educational have tried to clarify the causal relationships of motivation variables on student performance, by presenting hypothesized models, exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) under structural equation modeling (SEM). Based on the literature, this model inspected the most robust stimuli of motivation: intrinsic, extrinsic, amotivation, self-efficacy and achievement motivation alongside with other variables like parental education, location, musculoskeletal pain (MSP), student body mass index (BMI), bag weights and tuition. SEM (unmodified and modified) is used to clarify the interrelationships of these variables and their relative contributions to academic performance. The sample consists of 324 students from Forest-Side State Secondary School (Boys). The results show that as predicted the latent variable motivation, mother education, private tuition and weights of bags have direct effects on students‘ performance using the modified standardized coefficients.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Look Academic Publisher, 2019
Keywords
motivation, academic performance, students, SEM
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75718 (URN)
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 1;2019-09-09 (johcin)

Available from: 2019-08-28 Created: 2019-08-28 Last updated: 2019-09-09Bibliographically approved
Ramesh, V., Jaunky, V. C. & Oodit, H. S. (2019). Perception Towards Adoption and Acceptance of E-Banking in Mauritius. In: Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Digital Strategies for Organizational Success: . Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Digital Strategies for Organizational Success, Gwalior, India, January 5-7, 2019.. SSRN - Elsevier
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perception Towards Adoption and Acceptance of E-Banking in Mauritius
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Digital Strategies for Organizational Success, SSRN - Elsevier , 2019Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study aims at understanding the customer satisfaction on adoption of e-banking services at Mauritius. This is an empirical evidence, with the help of primary data (drop off survey) and secondary sources. The main objective of the study is to investigate in depth the customer's perception regarding e-banking adoption and their satisfaction. Also examines, if customers' choice of banks is influenced by the quality of e–banking services provided. For the purpose of the study, a well-structured questionnaire with 5-point Likert scale having 35 questions is used and personal details and customers' e-banking preference of Mauritians. The questionnaire was administered to about 250 respondents who are regular on online banking transactions, and the response rate is 74% (185 responded). More suitable and reliable statistical techniques are adopted, such as, ordered probit, ordered logit and descriptive statistics with the help software STATA. The 'confirmatory factor analysis' (CFA) approach is exploited to generate the results with the help of software SPSS AMOS (Analysis of Moment Structures). The original and modification indices of the model are evaluated with help of SEM, which further establishes the improvement in SEM`s effectiveness. It is evidence that, there is a relationship with different income group of respondents that the perception about the e–banking services offered by Mauritian banks. This study aims at contributing for the existing literature and assists for the policy makers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SSRN - Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
E-banking services, Promotional measures, Customer perception, Satisfaction
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75716 (URN)10.2139/ssrn.3325696 (DOI)
Conference
10th International Conference on Digital Strategies for Organizational Success, Gwalior, India, January 5-7, 2019.
Available from: 2019-08-28 Created: 2019-08-28 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved
Jaunky, V. C., Jeetoo, J., Bajah, C. & Ramesh, V. (2019). The Importance of Understanding the Anti-Corruption Legislation to Promote Corruption Reporting: Lessons from Mauritius. International Journal of Public Administration
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Importance of Understanding the Anti-Corruption Legislation to Promote Corruption Reporting: Lessons from Mauritius
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 0190-0692, E-ISSN 1532-4265Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Anti-corruption campaigns usually focus on educating the population. However, little is known about the impact of knowledge, especially understanding of the anti-corruption legislation and the function of Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) body in practice. This study sheds light on the factors influencing the likelihood of reporting a case of corruption in Mauritius. Cross-sectional data are compiled from a household survey with a sample size of 380 observations. To perform the investigation, an ordered probit model is employed. Knowledge about the Prevention of Corruption Act (PoCA) is found to be a crucial variable in determining the functional form of the empirical model. In general, media consumption and knowledge about the PoCA increases the probability of reporting an act of corruption, while Interest in politics decreases the likelihood of reporting  a case of corruption to the ICAC. In addition, age, educational attainment, income level, family size and civil status are found to be important predictors of corruption reporting.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Anti-corruption, ICAC, PoCA, reporting
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-76480 (URN)10.1080/01900692.2019.1669049 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-10-23 Created: 2019-10-23 Last updated: 2019-10-23
Nauzeer, S., Jaunky, V. C. & Ramesh, V. (2018). Efficiency Assessment of Secondary Schools in Mauritius: A DEA Approach. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 13(10), 865-880
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Efficiency Assessment of Secondary Schools in Mauritius: A DEA Approach
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, ISSN 1306-3065, Vol. 13, no 10, p. 865-880Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the context of the quantitative approach to the evaluation of educational units there is an emerging interest in discerning the factors that affect the performance of a school. The data envelopment analysis (DEA) methodology provides an effective agenda for evaluating the efficiency of educational units, such as the secondary schools, in the presence of multiple inputs and outputs. In this paper we evaluate the performance of Mauritian colleges through DEA. The data deal with overall % passes at school certificate and higher school certificate in all secondary colleges for the year 2016. The 141 colleges are bunched on the foundation of factors such as school facilities and school population. The analysis results indicate that efficiency of colleges ranged between 0 and 1 with an average of 0.872(CRS) and 0.909(VRS) using Tobit model. The second stage analysis found that the location, zone, types of colleges, teacher-student ratio, student-class ratio, college status and canteen have significant effect on school’s performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Look Academic Publisher, 2018
Keywords
data envelopment analysis, colleges, efficiency
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75715 (URN)
Available from: 2019-08-28 Created: 2019-08-28 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved
Roopchund, R., Ramesh, V. & Jaunky, V. C. (2018). Use of Social Media for Improving Student Engagement at Université des Mascareignes (UDM). In: Suresh Chandra Satapathy, Vikrant Bhateja, Radhakhrishna Somanah, Xin-She Yang, Roman Senkerik (Ed.), Information Systems Design and Intelligent Applications: Proceedings of Fifth International Conference INDIA 2018 Volume 2. Paper presented at International Conference on Information System Design and Intelligent Applications (INDIA 2018), Universite des Mascareignes, Mauritius, July 19 - 21, 2018.. Springer, 2
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Use of Social Media for Improving Student Engagement at Université des Mascareignes (UDM)
2018 (English)In: Information Systems Design and Intelligent Applications: Proceedings of Fifth International Conference INDIA 2018 Volume 2 / [ed] Suresh Chandra Satapathy, Vikrant Bhateja, Radhakhrishna Somanah, Xin-She Yang, Roman Senkerik, Springer, 2018, Vol. 2Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The research responds to the global trend of using technology in higher education for improving student engagement and student satisfaction. The research ontology adopted is that students may benefit from a more interactive approach of learning in classes. The methodology used is the use of a pre-designed questionnaire to test the readiness of students and faculty members for the use of social media. Three components were extracted based on EFA which are namely social media as a facilitator, improving learning proficiency and trust in data security. The research outlines the benefits, risks and challenges for adopting SNSs for improving customer satisfaction and loyalty. It is important to note that social media tools are part of the Web 2.0 interactive and intelligent system of communication being used in different fields.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Series
Advances in intelligent systems and computing ; 863
Keywords
Social media Social networking sites (SNSs), Informal scholarly communication, Higher education and social learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75717 (URN)10.1007/978-981-13-3338-5_2 (DOI)
Conference
International Conference on Information System Design and Intelligent Applications (INDIA 2018), Universite des Mascareignes, Mauritius, July 19 - 21, 2018.
Available from: 2019-08-28 Created: 2019-08-28 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved
Jaunky, V. C. & Lundmark, R. (2017). Dynamics of Wood Pulp Production: Evidence from OECD Countries. Forests, 8(4), 170-180, Article ID 107.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dynamics of Wood Pulp Production: Evidence from OECD Countries
2017 (English)In: Forests, ISSN 1999-4907, E-ISSN 1999-4907, Vol. 8, no 4, p. 170-180, article id 107Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates whether shocks to pulp for paper production for 17 Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) members over the period 1980–2012 are transitory or permanent. A variety of univariate and panel data unit root tests are employed. The presence of structural breaks is taken into account when performing those tests. Based on the Narayan-Popp univariate unit root test, wood production series for approximately 64.71% of countries is found to follow a non-stationary process. However, univariate unit root tests tend to have low power when the time span is relatively short. Consequently, three generations of panel unit root tests are considered. Cross-sectional dependence is detected. The first generation of unit roots do not effectively control for cross-sectional dependence, while the second and third generations do. The third generation accounts mainly for cross-sectional co-integration. As a confirmatory analysis, both unit root tests that tests for the null of non-stationarity and stationarity are considered. Most of the panel unit root tests point towards a non-stationary process. Hence, while these shocks can be transmitted to other economic sectors, past behaviours of wood production cannot be used for forecasting purposes. Forest conservation policies can have a permanent impact on pulp for paper production.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basel: MDPI, 2017
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62931 (URN)10.3390/f8040107 (DOI)000404099200013 ()2-s2.0-85017395242 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-04-18 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2017-04-07 Created: 2017-04-07 Last updated: 2018-11-26Bibliographically approved
Jaunky, V., Ramchurn, B. & Beeharry, M. (2017). Participation and Spending Attitudes in the Mauritian Lotto Market. The Journal of developing areas, 51(1), 1-17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Participation and Spending Attitudes in the Mauritian Lotto Market
2017 (English)In: The Journal of developing areas, ISSN 0022-037X, E-ISSN 1548-2278, Vol. 51, no 1, p. 1-17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Mauritian Lotto was first introduced on the 7th of November 2009 by lotto tech. The first jackpot was Rs 12 million. To play the game, choose 6 numbers from 1-40. Drawings are held once a week on Saturdays. The odds of winning Mauritius Lotto are one in 3,838,380. For a pick-6 lotto game, the Mauritius Lotto 6/40 lottery game has relatively excellent odds when compared to other pick-6 lotto games around the world. The present study tries to attempt to understand the attitude of Mauritians' towards the lotto game and the impact of socio-economic, psychological and demographic variables on addiction towards these game. For this purpose, a double–hurdle frame work was used, having conducted a drop-off survey of households with a paper and pencil, comprising of 3 distinct sections, namely, personal profile of the respondents, demographic characteristics and personality traits comprising 30 questions of open-ended, close-ended, partial open-ended and psychometric scales questions. 1027 respondents' involvement and the spendthrift nature are analysed. This study brings in the light to the influence of personality trait heterogeneities, coupled with socio-economic and risk-taking behaviours are controlled in the model. Recommendations on future areas of innovation in personality research and policy implications on social perspective ladder, such as alcohol beverages and cigarettes and indulgence in other forms of gambling have serious consequences on both the lotto participation and expenditure decisions. Retailers and corner shops can come up with marketing strategies which will help them to capitalize on cross-buying behaviours. Suppliers' coffers will see new height in terms of revenue at the detriment of public health in terms of cross-addictions. State intervention via consumer laws will have to be made more stringent while sufficient rules and regulations need to be implemented to protect the growing generation from such potential health risks associated with gambling.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tennessee State University College of Business, 2017
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63463 (URN)10.1353/jda.2017.0000 (DOI)
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 1; 2017-05-19 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-05-19 Created: 2017-05-19 Last updated: 2018-11-19Bibliographically approved
Jaunky, V. C. & Zhang, L. (2016). Convergence of Operational Efficiency in China’s Provincial Power Sectors (ed.). Energy Journal, 37(China special issue), 3-27
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Convergence of Operational Efficiency in China’s Provincial Power Sectors
2016 (English)In: Energy Journal, ISSN 0195-6574, E-ISSN 1944-9089, Vol. 37, no China special issue, p. 3-27Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To analyze the operational efficiency of Chinese power sector at the provincial level, this paper studies the convergence of technical efficiency and productivity growth of electricity across 29 Chinese provinces during the period 1996-2008 using several convergence models. Depending on the model being employed, we find evidence of convergence of operational efficiency towards either a national steady state or towards their own steady states, with the latter process occurring more rapidly. In essence, our study provides evidence of negative effects of government intervention. Additionally, we use the nonparametric distribution dynamics approach to analyze intra-distributional dynamics of technical efficiency and productivity. We find some support for productivity convergence while technical efficiency does not converge for provinces with relatively low levels. We discuss policy implementations based on our model results and highlight several aspects for policy making in the power sector reforms currently being undertaken

National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5466 (URN)10.5547/01956574.37.SI1.vjau (DOI)000372855300002 ()2-s2.0-84983490075 (Scopus ID)391cfc1b-58ce-4b52-bed3-32f1e1793951 (Local ID)391cfc1b-58ce-4b52-bed3-32f1e1793951 (Archive number)391cfc1b-58ce-4b52-bed3-32f1e1793951 (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 20151201 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Jaunky, V. & Lundmark, R. (2016). Forest products exports and economic growth: Evidence from rich countries. The Journal of developing areas, 50(4), 443-458
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Forest products exports and economic growth: Evidence from rich countries
2016 (English)In: The Journal of developing areas, ISSN 0022-037X, E-ISSN 1548-2278, Vol. 50, no 4, p. 443-458Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The forest sector contributes a significant share to national income. The existence and magnitude of causal relationships between forest product exports and economic growth is thus important to understand not least for policy issues. It has vital implications for policy-makers enacting proper development strategies. This causality is usually analyzed using the export-led economic growth hypothesis. International trade is affecting economic growth through enhanced competition and specialization. Export, more specifically, foster economic growth via the accumulation of foreign exchange, by stimulating efficient investments in the right sectors and by allowing for improved economies of scale. Surprisingly, practically no studies have been done analyzing the forest products export-led economic growth hypothesis. Thus, the current study fills an important gap in the literature. The study attempts to test the forest product export-led growth hypothesis for 22 economies over the period 1970 to 2011. Various generations of panel unit root and cointegration tests are applied. The time frame and the selection of countries are purely dictated by the availability of data and the amount of existing productive forest area. The econometric tests are based on augmented Dickey-Fuller unit root and cointegration tests. These tests are necessary before assessing the impact of forest product exports on GDP. The connection between economic growth and forest products exportation is analyzed using an error correction model (ECM) based panel causality test structure. The ECM is subsequently used to estimate short- and long-run elasticities. The series are found to be integrated of order one and cointegrated, especially when applying the third-generation tests. Uni-directional causality running from forest product exports to economic growth is uncovered in the both the short-run and the long-run. Moreover, forest products exportation is found to positively affect economic growth. The short-run elasticity reveals positive and significant income elasticity. A 1% increase in forest product exports will lead to a 0.022% increase in economic growth in the short-run and 0.002% in the long-run. The regional dummy is also significant and positive, implying that countries with significant forest land coverage are bound to experience higher economic growth. The findings will help policymakers in their projections and implementing natural resource and forest policies. Unidirectional causality implies forest product exports can be used to predict economic growth in both short-run and long-run but not vice versa. In general, the results support the ELG hypothesis. Promotion of forest product exportations can lead to a multiplier effect.

National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60978 (URN)10.1353/jda.2016.0173 (DOI)
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 1; 2016-12-29 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-12-08 Created: 2016-12-08 Last updated: 2018-02-15Bibliographically approved
Boodnah, K. D., Jaunky, V., Armoogum, V. & Armoogum, S. (2016). Towards Smart Tourism: An individual appreciation of Porlwi-By-Light festival: An Ordered Probit Approach. In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies, EmergiTech 2016: . Paper presented at 2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies, EmergiTech 2016, Balaclava Mauritius, 3-6 August 2016 (pp. 323-328). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Article ID 7737360.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards Smart Tourism: An individual appreciation of Porlwi-By-Light festival: An Ordered Probit Approach
2016 (English)In: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies, EmergiTech 2016, Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016, p. 323-328, article id 7737360Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The festival of light is considered as one application of Smart Tourism to intelligently promote this sector. This paper examines how different socio-demographic and psychological aspects are complementary to attitude towards individual appreciation of the recent festival of light (Porlwi-By-Light). In order to obtain a precise description and understanding of individual perception, specific attempts have been carried out to control for personality traits and the anger scale of individual. The big five factor model of personality traits and individual anger scale are thereby considered. We apply a cross sectional data, captured from a drop-off survey with a sample size of 725 observations. Within an ordered probit and negative binomial framework, gender, age, residential location, educational level, family size, income, marital status, numbers of attendees at the festival, the extent to which they wish to go again to Porlwi-By-Light festival, whether it was a good season to organize the festival, the festival was appreciative, to extent to which the traffic jam affected the visitors, how the 5Es (education, entertainment, escapism, esthetics and economic value) contributed in the festival as well as personality traits and motivational factors, are found to be the conclusive factors affecting an individual appreciation at the festival. Our findings help us to draw consideration to the consequences of festival's experience and how personality-specific policies can be designed to influence public's perceptions

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-61349 (URN)10.1109/EmergiTech.2016.7737360 (DOI)000391537900061 ()2-s2.0-85006786100 (Scopus ID)9781509007066 (ISBN)
Conference
2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies, EmergiTech 2016, Balaclava Mauritius, 3-6 August 2016
Available from: 2017-01-10 Created: 2017-01-10 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
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