Press Release on Professor Yahya Lecture & Dissertation sale
By: Suzanne Edward and Tina Gardner
From International News Agency (TINA), Chicago,
Posted: September 25, 2009,
This article was published on September 2009. We bring it here, because professor Yahya announced few days ago, that he will set fire to his 250 books and burn it.
Yesterday, at the auditorium of MSU, Dr. Yahya in his second public appearance after his rehab from a successful lever transplant, announced his press release to the audience attended his lecture, on the Prophet Muhammad’s life and wives. (The lecture may be found on www.hasanyahya.com) He left the best for the end which was a surprise for all. He offered his two scholarly academic dissertations’ copyrights for sale.
Professor Yahya, is an Arab Muslim American scholar and philosopher, he authored over twenty books and wrote hundreds of articles on society, politics, and psychology. He’s also published three short stories groups, and three poetry Diwans in Arabic and English. Dr. Yahya is a retired professor of sociology and religions.
In the press release , Dr. Yahya announces that he offers the copyrights of his two dissertations for sale. Bid offers ends on October, 25, 2009. He’s planning to visit Makka for pilgrimage, if the sale was successful. However, no ceiling was given for the price. Estimators give the amount between $100,000 to a half million Dollars. One estimator did not give her name, gives the amount of half million for each. For the question: What if some Arab Kings or Emirs like to own the two dissertations or sponsor publication? He answered with a smile: Then the two copies will be offered as a free gift for the King or Emir. He added: I know that ambassadors will convey the message of this press release to their governments if they knew about the offer. However, both copyrights belong to the author. The offer will be posted on you-tube and twitter and other sites belong to the author and his friends.
The First dissertation covers the micro psychology -level on Educational Administration, while the second dissertation covers the macro level on Social Change and Sociology.
The first dissertation abstract: Yahya Hasan A. Qader. (Department of Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824. Factors influencing the Satisfaction of Muslim Organization Members in the Greater Lansing, Michigan, Area. 1988) Abstract: In conducting this study, the main objectives were (a) to explore various relationships between Muslim organization members’ satisfaction with life and the academic domain and certain demographic variables; (b) to examine a proposed typology of human behavior, taking into account normative values as a point of departure; and (c) to evaluate the validity of measures of subjective phenomena, namely religiosity and satisfaction with the academic domain. To serve these objectives, the literature on small groups and organizational theory was discussed. Life satisfaction as related to contextual variables was reviewed, and measurement scales were constructed. The purpose of this study was to measure the relationship between certain demographic variables–namely, age, marital status, length of residence in the United States, and ethnic background–and satisfaction with life and the academic domain, as evaluated by members of a voluntary organization–the Islamic Center of Greater Lansing, Michigan. Probability sampling was used in sample selection (N = 115). Survey (questionnaire and interview), case study, and personal observation were used as methods of inquiry. The response rate was 58%. Three measures were designed for the study variables: academic domain, life satisfaction as a whole, and religiosity. The analysis plan was divided into four stages: modification of the data, coding-recoding, computer simulation, and data analysis. The major statistical tools used were a t-test and cross-tabulation. Multiple regression was used for possible controls. Principal-component factor analysis was also used. Twenty four hypotheses were tested. Only six hypotheses were rejected, whereas 18 hypotheses were not rejected for no difference between the study groups. The sample’s satisfaction with past, present, and expected future life was 5.00, 4.84, and 5.66, respectively. Concerning academic domains, three of the nine items (satisfaction with professors, with mass media, and with the English language) were significant at the .05 level among Arab and non-Arab Muslim respondents. @Copywright, 1988, Hasan A. Yahya. All rights reserved.
The second dissertation abstract: Yahya Hasan A. Qader. Comparative Analysis of Social Change in the Muslim Nations, U-M-I Dissertation Information Center. (1991)
Abstract: The main purpose of this research was to study aspects of social changing education, housing, health, labor force composition, and participation in Muslim nations in two periods: 1975 and 1985. Further, the researcher compared the extent of change among Muslim countries in these aspects, and tested hypotheses concerning relationships between infant mortality (as the endogenous variable) and adult literacy, women’s participation in the labor force, access to piped water, population density, and GNP per capita (as exogenous variables). Thirty-six nations constituted the study sample. Using secondary data, t-test, multiple regression, analysis of variance, path analysis, and correlations were used as statistical techniques in analyzing the data. Results of the t-test showed that a significant change had occurred between 1985 and 1975 in the education, health, housing, labor force composition, and political participation areas, whereas no significant difference was observed in female enrollment in schools and citizen participation indicators. Results of the analysis of variance showed that both significant differences were found in geographic location, ethnic background, political type, and oil production. Significant differences were found between Asian and African nations in women’s participation in the labor force and adult literacy. Between Arab and non-Arab Muslim nations, the null hypotheses concerning infant mortality, women’s participation in the labor force, and GNP per capita were rejected. The null hypotheses concerning republican and non republican nations in infant mortality, access to piped water, and GNP per capita were rejected. The null hypotheses concerning oil and non oil-producing nations was rejected only on GNP per capita. Path analysis results showed that 9 out of 11 hypotheses were in congruity with expectations. However, hypotheses concerning the relationships between women’s participation in the labor force, and between adult literacy and population density, were opposite to expectations, having a negative rather than positive sign. The findings suggest that change had occurred in certain areas but not others in these countries’ transition from the traditional to the modern. The implications of social change theory are highly desirable area for further research, especially using historical comparative analysis and path-analysis techniques. @Copywright, 1991, Hasan A. Yahya. All rights reserved. (1047 words)
About the writers: Suzanne Edward and Tina Gardner are syndicate writers in several newspapers, and were students and fans of professor Yahya. They both live in Chicago.
Professor Hasan Yahya is an Arab-Jordanian-American Sociologist and Historian from Palestine, former professor of Comparative Sociology and Educational Administration at Michigan State University and Jackson Community College. He is the Board Editing member at International Humanities Studies (IHS) Journal. Dr. Yahya is the originator of Arab American Encyclopedia and Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi fil Mahjar-USA. His (250 plus) publication may be observed on Amazon and Kindle in GB,EU and USA. To reach the writer: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Yahya Credentials: Ph.D in Comparative Socioloy 1991, Michigan State University. Ph.D in Educational Administration, Michigan State Univ. M.A Psychology of Schhols Conflict Management, Michigan State Univ. Diploma M.A, Oriental Studies, St. Joseph Univ. Beirut, Lebanon; B.A Modern and Classical Arab Literature; Life Achievements: Publishing 250 plus Books and 1000 plus articles.
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