Inside out, exploring residential spaces during COVID-19 lockdown from the perspective of architecture students

Paria Valizadeh | Aminreza Iranmanesh


The new preventative measures that have emerged from the Coronavirus crisis brought about changes in different aspects of daily life. Some of these changes may have a significant impact on how the built environment is being experienced. The current paper examines reconfigurations that happened in residential spaces and space allocations for transitioned activities in a small case study targeting a group of architecture students in Cyprus. Analysis and findings are structured in three sections, indoor activities, special organization, and quality of life. The result shows blurring boundaries between public and private activities. In . . .terms of spatial configuration, in-between spaces such as balconies and openings become central in designing residential units. Moreover, the study finds that the successful transition of work, education, exercise, and remote social interactions into the housing unit is the best predictor of reported quality of life under quarantine. It is unclear which parts of newly emerged measures will last even beyond the end of the pandemic however, developing new insights into COVID-19's impacts on living environments can help to introduce design responses that improve quality of life by creating better residential environments in the post-pandemic world where the remoteness of many daily activities is becoming the norm Daha fazlası Daha az

A comparison of development assistance policies: Turkey and the European Union in sectoral and humanitarian aid

Damla Cihangir-Tetik | Meltem Muftuler-Bac


In recent years, Turkey has allocated humanitarian aid that surpasses much richer economies, including the EU. This article provides a thorough look into the patterns of divergence, complementarity and cooperation opportunities that emerged between Turkey and the EU, on sectoral aid, allocated between 2005 and 2017. The empirical analysis demonstrates whether foreign aid sectors that Turkey is active in could lead to further cooperation with the EU. These possible avenues of cooperation matter precisely because Turkey's potential role to contribute to the global development agenda, as an emerging donor. Second, Turkish foreign aid h . . .as the potential to contribute to the EU's collective interests in foreign policy, since Turkey is still an EU candidate country. This article aims to contribute to the literature on emerging donors using the Turkish case as an illustration of the differences among donors, as well as foreign aid literature within the contours of European integration Daha fazlası Daha az

Intraparty Hostility: Social Identity, Subidentity, and the Hostile Media Effect in a Contested Primary

Aaron S. Veenstra | Benjamin A. Lyons | I. Alev Degim Flannagan


The hostile media effect (HME) has generally been tested in terms of in-groups and out-groups, with a neutral story in between. This ignores the nature of many social groups as comprising subgroups, often but not always sharing feelings of connectedness and purpose. In cases when bounded subgroups are at odds with one another, HME provides little guidance. A contested partisan primary provides such a case. This study takes identity centrality, candidate favorability, and perceived social network homogeneity as measures of partisanship and involvement, hypothesizing relationships between each and perceived bias against one's candidat . . .e and party. Findings show that markers of candidate-focused social identity predict greater perceived bias against one's candidate during the 2016 primary season, while party-focused identity fails to predict perceived bias against one's party. This suggests that candidate support identity overrides plain partisanship during primaries, supporting concern that a heated primary might damage general election party unity. Subsequent postconvention findings suggest that the salience of candidate-focused identity fades, while homogeneity of one's network regarding party support helps to make perceived hostility toward one's party identity more salient. However, as campaigns become more candidate-centered, the contestation between nested candidate and party identities may grow fiercer Daha fazlası Daha az

Predicting stock returns with financial ratios: A new methodology incorporating machine learning techniques to beat the market

Zeynep Iltuzer


This study proposes a methodology incorporating machine learning algorithms to predict stock returns and construct portfolios that beat the market. The performance evaluation is based on the statistical metrics as well as the return and Sharpe ratios of the portfolios. Additionally, a new performance evaluation metric, Safe-Side, is introduced to address the needs of conservative portfolio managers and investors. The results provide strong evidence that the machine learning algorithms can be used to predict the stock returns with approximately 86 classification accuracy. The proposed methodology also provides guidance for investors . . .and portfolio managers for their portfolio selection problems Daha fazlası Daha az

Sexual harassment, psychological well-being, and job satisfaction of female tour guides: the effects of social and organizational support

Zaid Alrawadieh | Derya Demirdelen Alrawadieh | Hossein G. T. Olya | Gul Erkol Bayram | Onur Cuneyt Kahraman


Drawing on the Conservation of Resources Theory (COR), and a gender perspective, this study proposes and tests a conceptual model postulating relationships between sexual harassment, burnout, perceived social and organizational support, psychological well-being, and job satisfaction. A survey of Turkish female tour guides resulted in 221 valid questionnaires. The results reveal that female tour guides' sexual harassment experience has a negative impact on their job satisfaction and psychological well-being. Unlike perceived social support, perceived organizational support plays a significant and negative role in triggering sexual ha . . .rassment. The findings also confirm the mediating effects of burnout on the relationship between sexual harassment and job satisfaction as well as the relationship between sexual harassment and psychological well-being. The study contributes to gender equality and sustainability research and offers several practical implications for stakeholders in the travel industry and public policy Daha fazlası Daha az

6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu kapsamında yükümlülüklerimiz ve çerez politikamız hakkında bilgi sahibi olmak için alttaki bağlantıyı kullanabilirsiniz.

Bu site altında yer alan tüm kaynaklar Creative Commons Alıntı-GayriTicari-Türetilemez 4.0 Uluslararası Lisansı ile lisanslanmıştır.