https://journals.gen.tr/index.php/jos/issue/feed JOURNAL OF ORIGINAL STUDIES 2022-10-27T15:52:13+03:00 Buse AZLAĞ jos.editorial@gmail.com Open Journal Systems <p><strong><em>Journal of Original Studies (ISSN: 2717-719X, DOI: 10.47243/jos)</em></strong>, is an international peer-reviewed and periodical journal that began publishing in 2020. The journal includes original applied studies in the field of social sciences and humanities which have not been published before. It aims to publish qualitative, quantitative and mixed researches involving local, national and international practices and present current research to scientists in the field. The journal is published two times a year as AUTUMN (September) and SPRING (March) periods. <strong><em>Journal of Original Studies,</em></strong><em> is a </em><strong><em> </em></strong><em>free of charge, electronic and open access journal. </em>The <a href="http://www.doidestek.com/">DOI </a>(<em>Doi Prefix: 10.47243/jos) </em>number is assigned to all the articles published in the Journal.</p> https://journals.gen.tr/index.php/jos/article/view/1860 Evaluation of the relationship between energy dependency and current account deficit in Turkey 2022-10-16T19:20:49+03:00 Selim İnançlı sinancli@sakarya.edu.tr Aylin Akı akiaylin94@gmail.com <p>In developing countries, depending on the development and economic growth process, rising technological activities through the acceleration of industrialization have increased the need for energy. The increase in energy consumption has risen energy imports and current account deficit in countries with insufficient supply of primary energy resources. Turkey, which has an inadequate fossil energy supply, has to spend a significant part of its GDP on foreign energy inputs to increase its development rate. This, in turn, is effective in increasing foreign dependence on energy and the current account deficit. In this study, the relationship between energy dependence and current account deficit for the period 1990-2020 was analyzed with ADF, PP, and LS Unit Root Tests, Hacker, and Hatemi-J Symmetrical Time-Varying Causality Tests. According to the test results, it has been determined that there is a causal relationship between energy dependency and current account balance in the 1995-2007, 2000-2010 and 2010-2019 periods, and from the current account balance to energy dependence in the 1998-2007 and 2008-2017 periods. In this context, it is vital to focus energy policies on alternative energy investments for diversifying energy resources and increasing their efficiency for realizing the development and economic growth targets in Turkey. By doing so, it will be possible to reduce energy dependence and current account deficit by increasing alternative energy investments and production.</p> 2022-10-27T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Holistence Publications https://journals.gen.tr/index.php/jos/article/view/1870 Self-esteem of health services MYO students 2022-10-11T13:07:42+03:00 Sabiha Sevinç Altaş sabihas@sakarya.edu.tr Gönül Konakay gkonakay@kocaeli.edu.tr <p>This research examines the self-esteem of the students of Vocational School of Health Services. The relationship between self-esteem and age, gender, marital status, program, class, place of accommodation, preference order, preference status and monthly income status of the family is also being tested. Using the self-esteem scale developed by Çuhadaroğlu (1986), the self-esteem scores of 132 students participating in the research were determined. Self-esteem of Health Services Vocational School students is close to high. No statistically significant differences were found between self-esteem and demographic variables.</p> 2022-10-27T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Holistence Publications https://journals.gen.tr/index.php/jos/article/view/1889 Resource Diversification in Turkey’s Electricity generation 2022-10-18T20:02:28+03:00 Serkan Dilek serkan.dilek@gmail.com Ali Konak alikonak@karabuk.edu.tr <p>Natural gas, fuel oil, coal, lignite, geothermal, wind, solar, hydraulics, etc. are used in electricity generation, which is one of the most important inputs of industrial production. Being dependent on one or several sources of electricity generation is an important risk factor for the industry and economy of the country. A problem in the supply of one of these resources or an increase in prices may adversely affect the entire country’s industry and therefore the economy. In this research, we measured the concentration of the resources Turkey uses in electricity generation between the years 2000-2020. We used the Herfindahl-Hirschman and concentration indices. The resource concentration in Turkey’s electricity production started to decrease towards the end of the period. Reducing the use of natural gas and more use of geothermal, solar, and wind resources have been effective in this result. While Turkey produced 49.8% of its electricity production using natural gas in 2008, this rate decreased to 23.1% in 2020. While Turkey provided 95.6% of its electricity production from four sources in 2002, this rate decreased to 81.3% in 2020. These rates show that Turkey has increased diversification in electricity generation, but this diversification is still not sufficient.</p> 2022-10-27T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Holistence Publications