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As economic exposure features, even entities with no foreign currency assets and obligations are affected from the movements in exchange rates. Exchange rates, in fact, are closely related with several macroeconomic variables including stock prices and returns. Investigations into the relationship between exchange rate fluctuations and stock returns are widely observed among financial participants and academic circles. This study aims at exploring the link between exchange rate volatility and stock returns by investigating the US Dollar/Turkish Lira (USD/TRY) exchange rate volatility and Borsa Istanbul 100 Index (BIST-100) returns. In the study, 406 days of data for the period 11.03.2020-28.10.2021 were included in the analysis. Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) unit root test was used to analyze the stationarity of the variables.</p> <p>As a result of the test, it is seen that the series are stationary at the I(0) level. After performing the stationarity test, ARMA (2,2) from linear stationary stochastic models and EGARCH (2,2) from general autoregressive conditional variable variance models were estimated to model exchange rate volatility. Then, Granger causality test was used to see if there is a relationship between exchange rate volatility and stock returns. The findings put forward the existence of bidirectional causality relationship between the variables. As the time span of the data period overlaps with the pandemic period, it appears that causality relationship obtained by the study is like the ones that held in the studies in the pre-pandemic period. </p> Akile KILIÇ Veysel KULA Letife ÖZDEMIR Copyright (c) 2023 Akile KILIÇ, Veysel KULA, Letife ÖZDEMIR 2023-04-30 2023-04-30 7 1 1 13 10.32936/pssj.v7i1.384 BEHAVIOR OF STUDENTS IN USE OF SOCIAL NETWORK <p>The purpose of this article is to examine how students use social media based on six factors: field of study, level of study, year of study, gender, age, and income. To collect the data for this study, we conducted an online survey with an appropriate sample. In this study, a single construct was used to assess students' social media usage habits. We investigated the link between students' social media behaviors and their academic orientation, degree of study, year of study, gender, age, and income.</p> <p>According to the results of this study, students' social media use varies by field of study, does not differ by level of study, differs by year of study, differs by gender, differs by age, and does not differ by income. The sample was restricted to survey respondents due to time and financial limitations. Consequently, the study findings cannot be generalized to the entire population.</p> Samra JUSUFI Edisa KORO Copyright (c) 2023 Samra JUSUFI, Edisa KORO 2023-04-30 2023-04-30 7 1 14 23 10.32936/pssj.v7i1.406 THE ROLE OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN CONSUMER TRUST AND PERCEPTION OF COMPANY IMAGE <p>Corporate social responsibility is an issue to which businesses attach great importance today. They coordinate their activities in such a way that they are useful for the environment and society. The purpose of this study is to research how corporate social responsibility influences business image and customer trustworthiness. Furthermore, the study intends to investigate the relationship between corporate image and consumer credibility.</p> <p>We used an online survey with the appropriate sample to obtain data for this topic. This study evaluated corporate social responsibility, business image, and consumer trust in Kosovar food firms across three instruments. According to the study's findings, social responsibility benefits both company image and consumer credibility, and there is a considerable positive association between corporate image and customer credibility. Due to time and cost restrictions, the sample was limited to survey participants.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;">Based on the findings of this study, we recommend that corporate executives pay more attention to the use of social responsibility, as this factor has a direct influence on corporate image and customer credibility, as well as managing the interplay between these two factors.</p> Edisa KORO Samra JUSUFI Copyright (c) 2023 Edisa KORO, Samra JUSUFI 2023-04-30 2023-04-30 7 1 24 32 10.32936/pssj.v7i1.407 FAMILY SUPPORTIVE SUPERVISOR BEHAVIOR AND THRIVING AT WORK: THE MEDIATING ROLE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING <p>The study investigates the impact of encouraging supervisor behavior on enjoying success at work. Further, it examines the mediating role of psychological well-being on the relationship between family support supervisor behaviour and thriving among Nurses in a tertiary health institution in Nigeria. One hundred and fifty nurses participated in the study. The hypothesized model was used to test descriptive and structural equation modelling. Findings failed to support hypothesis one as no direct relationship exists between family support supervisor behaviour and thriving at work. The results supported hypotheses two and three, indicating a positive and significant relationship between family supportive supervisor behaviour, thriving and psychological well-being. Furthermore, psychological well-being successfully mediates the relationship between family support supervisor behaviour and thriving at work; thus, hypothesis four was supported. Family-support supervisor behaviour policies and programmes may not be sufficient to promote thriving at work as other intervening factors could enhance its effectiveness.</p> Waliu Mulero ADEGBITE Oluwatoyin Gbenga BAWALLA Copyright (c) 2023 Waliu Mulero ADEGBITE, Oluwatoyin Gbenga BAWALLA 2023-04-30 2023-04-30 7 1 33 45 10.32936/pssj.v7i1.351 DYSLEXIA TYPEFACE: DOES IT AFFECT READING FLUENCY? <p>There are different approaches used to reduce reading skills deficits. One such approach, which belongs to the group of visual adaptations, is to change the font used in the texts. The main research goal is to assess the level of reading success in people with dyslexia (reading difficulties) by using a specialized Cyrillic font - Dyslexic FZF. The research was conducted on 24 persons with dyslexia from North Macedonia and obtained data about oral reading fluency and reading lists of meaningful and meaningless words with the Dyslexic FZF font and the font Times New Roman. The data of the two consecutive readings were compared. Results suggest that when using the new dyslexia typeface, Dyslexic FZF, participants were able to read more words per minute than with the Times New Roman font. A statistically significant difference in the results occurs in the errors made while reading.</p> Maja FILIPOVSKA Goran AJDINSKI Aleksandra KAROVSKA RISTOVSKA Copyright (c) 2023 Maja FILIPOVSKA, Goran AJDINSKI, Aleksandra KAROVSKA RISTOVSKA 2023-04-30 2023-04-30 7 1 46 52 10.32936/pssj.v7i1.394 THE ROLE OF DIMENSIONS OF JOB ENGAGEMENT IN ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE <p>Job engagement is about the degree of connection employees have with their work. Engagement theories suggest that employees experience engagement cognitively, emotionally, and physically. If and the extent to which this is the case, specifically within South African municipalities, remains largely indeterminate. </p> <p>This study therefore investigates the relationship between dimensions of job engagement and perceived organizational performance in South African municipalities. A quantitative research approach was followed, and data was collected through an online survey administered to a non-probability sample of municipal employees. </p> <p>The study reveals that of the three dimensions of job engagement, emotional and physical engagement demonstrated statistically significant relationships with perceived organizational performance although physical engagement turned out as a stronger predictor. Surprisingly, the relationship between cognitive engagement and perceived organizational performance was not statistically significant.</p> <p>Consequently, it is imperative for jobs in municipalities to be better designed with a clear intention to foster job engagement. </p> Chukuakadibia ERESIA-EKE Olippa NDLOVU Taguma NYANGA Copyright (c) 2023 Chukuakadibia ERESIA-EKE, Olippa NDLOVU, Taguma NYANGA 2023-04-30 2023-04-30 7 1 53 65 10.32936/pssj.v7i1.397 THE IMPACT OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT ON GDP AND AGRICULTURE IN KOSOVO: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY <p>This study examines the effect of FDI on economic growth and agriculture in Kosovo in the years 2010-2021. To quantify the effects of the explanatory variables on the explanatory variables, data was generated for the variables collected by the World Bank and the Kosovo Statistical Agency. The results of analysis (OLS robust) show is performed with two models.</p> <p>Two models, OLSR1 and OLSR2, were developed to analyze the impact of independent variables on GDP and agriculture. OLSR1 found agriculture_land and government expenditure positively affect GDP, while OLSR2 found GDP positively affects agriculture_land, while inflation has a negative impact. The negative coefficients for FDI, interest rate, and government expenditure in OLSR2 suggest they negatively impact agriculture_land but are not significant. The results have important implications for policymakers in Kosovo, who aiming to attract more FDI and boost economic development.</p> Fatjona PARALLANGAJ Copyright (c) 2023 Fatjona PARALLANGAJ 2023-04-30 2023-04-30 7 1 66 72 10.32936/pssj.v7i1.412 DOES GRADUATING FROM MADRASA MAKE IT EASIER TO COPE WITH LIFE’S CHALLENGES? AN EXPLORATORY STUDY WITH MADRASA GRADUATES IN KOSOVO <p>Alauddin Madrasa has played an important role in Albanian society since its foundation until today. Madrasa graduates have a respectable place in society and as such have always been close to the people in the most difficult days. However, despite the contribution that madrasa graduates make to society, no one has been interested in their welfare. In other words: How do they cope with the challenges of life?</p> <p>The aim of this paper is to study the religious coping of madrasa graduates. To achieve this goal, a survey was conducted with 300 madrasa graduates. A construct measuring religious coping was adopted from the literature. Data were analysed using SPSS ver. 27. All mean scores obtained as a result of the research show that the level of religious coping of madrasah graduates is high. This indicates that madrasa graduates generally are coping quite well. The madrasa has prepared them well for the life challenges that graduates face. In light of these findings, the paper discusses the impact of studying in a madrasa and the lessons it teaches its graduates.</p> Muhadin GASHI Mehmet ŞANVER Copyright (c) 2023 Muhadin GASHI, Mehmet ŞANVER 2023-04-30 2023-04-30 7 1 73 78 10.32936/pssj.v7i1.399 STRATEGIES TEACHERS USE TO IMPLEMENT POSITIVE DISCIPLINE IN SCHOOLS <p>The use of corporal punishment is still prevalent in South African schools. Statistics South Africa report about 50 per cent of learners are exposed to corporal punishment in the KwaZulu Natal region. In comparison, in Gauteng, 34 per cent of learners are subjected to corporal punishment and in the Eastern Cape, it is close to 20 per cent. In essence, corporal punishment has been illegalized, yet it still manifests in schools. The study explored the strategies teachers use to implement positive discipline in schools. The findings revealed a variety of strategies teachers use with the code of conduct as the most important strategy to implement positive discipline. However, the findings also revealed that many participants believed that using a code of conduct (or positive discipline) to enhance positive behavior was a waste of time and ineffective. Thus, continued to use negative disciplinary measures to deal with misbehaving learners.</p> Sindiswa ZONDO Vusi S MNCUBE Emmanuel O ADU Copyright (c) 2023 Sindiswa ZONDO , Vusi S MNCUBE, Emmanuel O ADU 2023-04-30 2023-04-30 7 1 79 88 10.32936/pssj.v7i1.364 A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE USE OF PROGRESSIVE FORMS IN THE ALBANIAN - ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE NOVEL ‘THE DOLL’ BY ISMAIL KADARE <p>Translation is a process that incorporates two languages and two cultures, it is considered as an act of conveying a message from one society to another. Languages contain different expressions, literary aspects for which translation enables them to be delivered to other cultures. The focus of this research is on the progressive or continuous tenses of Albanian and English language. The progressive tenses of both languages show an ongoing action at an unspecific time in the present, past or in the future. To conduct this research and to analyze and contrast the progressive tenses, we have used the novel “Kukulla” – “The Doll” by Ismail Kadare. The novel has an intriguing, specific topic which is not commonly used in literary texts. Besides its topic, the cultural aspects that Ismail Kadare has masterly incorporated in the novel make it a distinct and important novel to analyze.</p> <p>The aim of this research is to clarify the aspect of progressive tenses of Albanian language and English language. It aims to identify and analyze whether the tense shift from Albanian language to English language changes the meaning and the form of the source text.</p> Anisa BEADINI Arta TOCI Copyright (c) 2023 Anisa BEADINI, Arta TOCI 2023-04-30 2023-04-30 7 1 89 94 10.32936/pssj.v7i1.375