Effat University Institutional Repository

Effat University Institutional Repository

Welcome to the Effat University Repository, a service of Effat Library and Cultural Museum. This repository provides global and open access to scholarship and research output created by Effat University faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.
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  • Enhancing Human Experience as a Key Factor to Encourage Walkability in Neighborhoods

    Mohammed, Mohammed F. M.; Hariri, Ghadeer; Master of Science in Urban Design
    This research investigates the approach for encouraging walkability in neighborhoods by enhancing the human experience of the outdoors. The research is focused to explore this relationship in the context of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In that sense the research firstly explored different literature reviews for the notion of walkability in neighborhoods, its importance, the different indicators that encourage walkability and it was concluded in chapter two with the walkability framework that has 7 categories; safety, infrastructure, comfort, convenience, density, diversity, and outcome, and 22 subcategories, to be followed with exploring the notion of human experience, its definition and type, and its relation to the urban design and it was concluded in chapter three that human experience has three types; physical experience, mental experience, and emotional experience. The research went through a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies; structured interviews to 9 experts in the field of urban design, and surveys for 50 people who practice walking in neighborhoods. It resulted in weighing the importance of the 7 walkability categories and 22 sub-categories. Furthermore, it linked the 59 walkability indicators with the different types of experience. The final framework of Walkability and Human Experience is meant to show the strongest and most influential walkability indicators that positively affect human experience of its different types. It links each indicator to the three types of experience solely, so it gives a clear understanding of how much the indicator is related to the type of experience (shown as a percentage). The framework will aid and assist planners, officials, and decision-makers by allowing them to choose the most effective walkability indicators in enhancing human outdoor experience.
  • Dakkah Arts and Crafts Center

    Samy, Prof. Dr. Abeer; ALJUAID, WEJDAN; Architecture

    Triki, Abdelfattah; AlMutairi, Hussah; Supply Chain Management
    Covid-19 is a highly infectious respiratory virus that has caused a significant threat to different countries in the world. To curb the spread of the virus, various governments have formulated measures and restrictions on multiple parts of their nations, and the economy has been dramatically affected. Such efforts include restricted movements and total lockdowns in most affected places. The supply chains globally have been disrupted, and putting up with the demands in the market has become difficult. The lockdowns have affected the supply chain integration process as various organizations try to adapt to the new normal. This paper focuses on the challenges facing the supply chain integration process during the pandemic. The paper also focuses on how various supply chains adapt to the new normal caused by the covid-19 pandemic and the effective strategies to help the supply chains maintain efficiency during the pandemic. To evaluate the extent of the covid-19 impacts, this paper surveyed various public and private organizations. The participants in the study gave their views on the multiple impacts of the covid-19 on the supply chain integration process. The opinions provided by the respondents established practical recommendations on improving the resilience of the supply chains at the present times and in future.
  • The Big Cage

    Ivaniceva, Marina; Alghamdi, Hawazen; Cinematic Arts
    A thesis of an animated film called "The Big Cage" spotting the light on a girl that tried to find the philosophy of life through a story book.
  • Development and preliminary validation of the Postpartum Psychotic Experiences Scale (PPES)

    Fekih-Romdhane, Feten; El Hadathy, Diane; Gonzalez-Nuevo, Covadonga; Malaeb, Diana; Barakat, Habib; Hallit, Souheil; External Collaboration; NA; 0; 0; et al. (2023-11-01)
    Despite the emerging research interest in postpartum psychotic experiences, there is still a lack of measures for specifically measuring this construct. The contribution of this paper is to design and validate a novel self-report measure, the Postpartum Psychotic Experiences Scale (PPES), to screen for attenuated psychotic symptoms during postpartum. This cross-sectional study was conducted from September 2022 until June 2023, enrolling 438 women 4-6 weeks after delivery. Starting from an initial pool of 22 items, both Exploratory Factor Analysis and Confirmatory Factor Analysis suggested that remaining 15 items loaded on one factor (α = 0.95). The PPES showed good convergent validity with the Prodromal Questionnaire-Brief scale (correlations >0.8) and good concurrent validity with postpartum depression and anxiety scales. A PPSE score of 8.5 (sensitivity=85.2%, specificity=78.6%) was defined as the optimal cutoff point. At this cutoff, 47% of participating women were considered at possible risk for postpartum psychosis. This study provides, for the first time, a specific self-report measure to assess postpartum PEs reliably and validly. We hope that the PPES will facilitate routine screening for PEs after childbirth among women who are predisposed to developing postpartum psychosis.

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