International Journal of Applied Science 2023-06-14T12:38:20+08:00 Jack Wood Open Journal Systems <p>International Journal of Applied Science (IJAS) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by IDEAS SPREAD INC. It publishes original research, applied, and educational articles in all areas of applied science. It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers to contribute innovative work in the field.<br>Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original works that are not under review in any other journals. The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields: Agriculture, Biological Engineering and Application, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Applied Physics and Engineering, Applied Chemistry and Materials Sciences, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Computer and Information Sciences and Application, Energy, Environmental Science and Engineering, Mechanics, Metrology, Military Science, Space Science, Sports Science, Ergonomics, Health Sciences, Fisheries science, Food Science, Forestry and all the fields related to applied science.<br>The journal is published in both print and online versions. The online version is free access and download.</p> The Power of Job Satisfaction in Improving the Performance of Employees of Sharia Banking Companies 2023-05-29T21:47:38+08:00 Cicih Ratnasih Zulher Zulher <p>In this study, the title of the power of job satisfaction was given in improving the performance of Sharia banking companies, using four variables, namely Organizational Culture, Leadership Style, Job Satisfaction, and employee performance. The analysis method is used path analysis which only looks at direct influences, while indirect influences are not conveyed in this study. The result of this study is that of the four variables received a strong response in giving correlation of each variable. Organizational culture and leadership style have a direct influence on job satisfaction in the Sharia banking sector in Indonesia, so as to be able to provide improved employee performance. As the results in the conclusion of the hypothesis test of organizational culture affect positive job satisfaction 0.659 significant 0.000, leadership style affects positive job satisfaction 0.507 significant 0.000. While organizational culture affects positive performance 0.561 significant 0.001, leadership style affects positive performance 0.353 significant 0.007. As for job satisfaction to positive performance of 0.320 significant 0.003. Of all the variables, there are positive and significant correlations. This is a strength to be used as a form of respect for Sharia banking companies in managing human resources to be the main force in improving the performance of Islamic banking companies.</p> 2023-05-29T00:00:00+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Socio-Economic Values and Ecological Importance of Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del. in Sahelian Agrosystems in western Niger 2023-06-14T12:38:20+08:00 Abdoulaye Rafiou Ousmane Maman Maârouhi Inoussa Maman Laouali Adamou Ibrahim Abdourazak Alio Moussa Yacoubou Bakasso <p><em>Balanites aegyptiaca </em>contributes strongly to the resilience of Sahelian populations. All the organs of <em>B. aegyptiaca </em>are used either for food, medicinal purposes or for other services. However, very few studies on the socioeconomic importance of <em>B. aegyptiaca </em>have been conducted in Niger. The main objective of this study was to valorize the knowledge of the populations on the uses of <em>B. aegyptiaca </em>in the Sudan-Sahelian agrosystems of Niger. The study was conducted in the Dosso region. The region was chosen based on its two main agro-climatic zones, characterized by the scarcity of the species in the south and its abundance in the north. A survey was carried out in February 2021 to assess the diversity of uses. The findings revealed that the uses of <em>B. aegyptiaca </em>products are very diversified and varied considerably accross agro-ecological zones. The types of use varied significantly among ethnic groups. The Hausa possessed 88.26% of the use, the Zarma 14.47%, the Peulh 2.63%, the Songhai 1.32%, and Touareg 1.32%. All parts of <em>B. aegyptiaca </em>are used in traditional pharmacopoeia to threat various human and animal illnesses. 68.00% of respondents reported the interaction between Balanites and crops as very beneficial. <em>B. aegyptiaca </em>is prone to a variety of threats. Hence, 97.30% of respondents acknowledged the existence of several diseases and/or insect pests that affect Balanites' organs. Given the importance of this species in the region, more research is required to quantify its contribution to rural household food security and resilience.</p> 2023-06-13T00:00:00+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##