International Journal of Social Science And Human Research

International Journal of Social Science And Human Research

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  • Publisher: ijsshr
  • Country of publisher: united states
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2020/Jun/24

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  • LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Sociology of Education, Public Administration, Literature, Economics, Criminology
  • Publisher's keywords: Social Science, Humanities, Anthropology, Criminology, Political Science, Population Studies
  • Language of fulltext: english
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This journal has '23' articles

Competency Skills and Performance Level of Faculties in the Higher Education Institution (HEI)

Competency Skills and Performance Level of Faculties in the Higher Education Institution (HEI)

Authors: Dr. Leovigildo Lito D. Mallillin,
Year: 2019, Volume: 2, Number: 02
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One of the measures on the performance of the faculties is their competency levels and skills. This is true with their profession since teacher is the noblest among all professions. Teacher or lecturer involves challenges on their technical teaching as innovators to the young minds. The study examines the profile of the respondents and their competency skills and performance level of the faculty in the Higher Education Institutions ((HEI) in terms of communication,planning and administration,teamwork,strategic action, and self management. The study employs quantitative descriptive approach and method of research because this approach collects the data that attempts in a quantifiable approach and information for statistical analysis of the competency skills and performance level of the faculties in the Higher Education Institution (HEI). Purposive sampling is utilized in the study because this kind of sampling is subjective, selective and judgmental in choosing the number of respondents needed in the study. It is a non-probability method used in choosing the population of the study. The subjects of the study are the different faculties in the Higher Education Institution (HEI). They are lecturers, module coordinators and program leaders. This is conducted for the period 2019-2020. The study comprised of thirty (30) respondents only Results shows that there is no significant relationship between the profile of the respondents and their competency skills and performance level

Keywords: Competency Skills, Performance level, Faculties in Higher Education Institution (HEI), Communication Competency, Planning and Administrative Competency, Teamwork Competency, Strategic Action Competency, Self-Management Competency
Performance Level of Debate in the English Language Proficiency Module of Students

Performance Level of Debate in the English Language Proficiency Module of Students

Authors: 1Dr. Leovigildo Lito D. Mallillin, 2Ms. Cherubim S. Gilbang
Year: 2019, Volume: 2, Number: 01
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Debate is one of the components of the English Language Proficiency of the modules of students in developing their skills in speaking.The study examines the performance level of debate in the English Language Proficiency (ELP) module level of students. The study employs the quantitative methods of research as this design answers the data in analysing the study on the level of debate and performance of the students in their English Language Proficiency module. The subjects of the study are the students of Gulf College in the Sultanate of Oman who are officially registered in the English Language Proficiency, Level 3 Block 2 for the academic year 2019-2020. One hundred sixty (160) is utilized in the study. All respondents are utilized as samples in the study. Results show that communication skills and evidence of information of the students are poor in which the performance level in debate of students are low, however; the area of language proficiency, critical thinking, and teamwork reveal good in which the performance level in debate of students are moderate.

Keywords: English Language Proficiency, Performance Level of Debate, Communication Skills, Language Proficiency, Critical Thinking, Evidence of Information, and Teamwork.
Comparative Effects of Individualized and Cooperative video-Based Instructional Strategies on Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Biology in Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria

Comparative Effects of Individualized and Cooperative video-Based Instructional Strategies on Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Biology in Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria

Authors: 1Nwaokolo, B ,2Adejoh, M. James, 3Okwara, O. Kalu
Year: 2019, Volume: 2, Number: 01
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This study was designed to determine the comparative effects of individualized and cooperative video – based instructional strategies on secondary school students’ achievement in Biology in Makurdi Metropolis, Benue State, Nigeria. Three research questions were asked and three hypotheses were formulated and tested. The study adopted a quasi – experimental design of non –randomized pretest posttest control group type. The population of the study is one thousand and seven (1,907) while the sample of eighty four (84) SS1students was drawn from two secondary schools using multistage sampling technique. In each of the schools intact classes were randomly assigned to individualized video – based instructional strategy and cooperative video – based instructional strategy. The research instrument, Biology Achievement Test (BAT) was developed, validated by five experts, trial-tested and used for the study. The reliability of BAT was calculated using Kuder-Richardson formula 21 (K-R21) and was found to be 0.68. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Findings reveal that individualized and cooperative video – based instructional strategies are effective in improving students’ achievement in ecology. However, cooperative video – based instructional strategy is more effective than individualized video – based instructional strategy. There is also statistically significant difference between the mean scores of male and female students when taught ecological concepts using individualized and cooperative video – based instructional strategies in favour of cooperative video-based instructional strategy. It was therefore recommended that Biology teachers in secondary schools should adopt cooperative video –based instructional strategy for teaching Biology.

Keywords: Cooperative, Individualized, Video Based, Instructional Strategies, Achievement.
The Challenges Faced By Advanced Level Teachers in Teaching of the Advanced Level Literature in English Comment and Appreciation Paper in Zimbabwe: A Case Study of Selected Schools in Masvingo Urban.

The Challenges Faced By Advanced Level Teachers in Teaching of the Advanced Level Literature in English Comment and Appreciation Paper in Zimbabwe: A Case Study of Selected Schools in Masvingo Urban.

Authors: Jabulani Moyo
Year: 2018, Volume: 1, Number: 01
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This study is an investigation into the challenges faced by Advanced Level Literature in English teachers in Zimbabwe in the teaching of the Comment and Appreciation paper. The study takes a qualitative approach to unearth the attitudes of teachers and to unravel the implications from documents studied. Content analysis, interview and observation techniques were used to gather data. The study established that instead of teaching skills for explication of the ‘unseen’ texts, the general approaches used incline more towards ‘testing’. Equally, the study revealed that most teachers are not confident to teach the paper, with the majority resorting to drills of particular genres, instead of taking a holistic approach encompassing all the three genres [poetry, drama and prose], including the recreative-response type question. The study, therefore, holds that the misconception about the difficulties of this component of the syllabus is rather unfounded. As a recommendation, the study implores institutions of higher learning to ensure that prospective or would-be-teachers of Literature in English are well grounded in the skills of explicating ‘unseens’. In the wake of the updated secondary school curriculum under the auspices of the Zimbabwe Education Blueprint (2015-2022), the Advanced Level Literature in English learning still has the Comment and Appreciation component as a compulsory, hence the need for teachers [and learners alike] to have an indepth appreciation of how to unpack meaning from a given ‘unseen’ text.

Keywords: Advanced Level Literature
Impact of L1 on learning ESL (English as a Second Language) grammar skills of the ESL language learners- An error analysis with special reference to the undergraduates of the University of Jaffna

Impact of L1 on learning ESL (English as a Second Language) grammar skills of the ESL language learners- An error analysis with special reference to the undergraduates of the University of Jaffna

Authors: Dr. K. Sanmuganathan
Year: 2018, Volume: 1, Number: 01
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The purpose of this study is to examine whether L1 had an impact on the ESL (English as a Second Language) grammar skills of the beginning ESL language learners. An experimental research design was conducted at University of Jaffna. The study involved qualitative methods of data collection. General English Proficiency Test was administered among the subjects randomly, the data collected from the subjects’ responses were analyzed, and the findings were derived. The findings show that there are a number of problems which are found to impede the learning of English due to the greater dissimilar features found between English and Tamil. The results will be beneficial for material development, ESL teaching and learning process in future. The major finding on overall error rates demonstrates that there is statistically significant difference in error rates with the comparison of students’ L1 and English. Evidence provided by the written samples suggests that L1 played a role in the process of beginning ESL learners’ writing in English. Understanding linguistic difference between students’ L1 and English may help the learners reduce interference from their first language.

Keywords: L1, Linguistic difference, error analysis, ESL writing, Contrastive analysis.
Psychological Determinations of Intention to Save Money: The Influence of Attitudes, Subjective Norms, and Perceived Behavioral Control.

Psychological Determinations of Intention to Save Money: The Influence of Attitudes, Subjective Norms, and Perceived Behavioral Control.

Authors: Ismail Mohamed said, Dr. Ahmad Martadha Mohamed,
Year: 2018, Volume: 1, Number: 01
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The financial management of individuals varies around the world. With rapid economic growth there is an alarming increase in the value of products and services that challenge people who have poor financial management. As a result, it requires individuals to manage their financial resources through appropriate saving behaviour. This paper, therefore, attempts to investigate behavioural factors that influence individuals’ intention to save money. Using extended theory of planned behaviour, three predicting variables were constructed that include attitudes, subjective savings norm, and perceived behavioural control. The study hypothesized that attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioural control had a positive relationship with intention to save money. Using a questionnaire survey distributed randomly to 2500 respondents, of which 1192 had completed the questionnaires, the hypotheses were tested using correlation and linear regression analysis. The findings indicate that all three predicting variables have a positive and significant relationship with intention to save money. Specifically, perceived behavioural control is the strongest predictor to engage in savingbehaviour. Future studies should try to examine psychosocial factor such as culture that may also have some effect on intention to save money.

Keywords: Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), Attitude towards Saving, Malaysia
The Role of the African Union in the Political Stability of Africa.

The Role of the African Union in the Political Stability of Africa.

Authors: Sheriff Ghali Ibrahim, Akaazua T. Emmanuel,Farouk Ibrahim Bibif
Year: 2018, Volume: 1, Number: 01
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The paper examines the growth and development of political stability as supported by the African union in Africa, it analyzes some of the areas in which the AU has contributed in bringing stability within the African region. Using the descriptive-historical research, findings show that, the African union has contributed immensely in peace-keeping operation in Africa, but has failed to implement some major decisions made. The paper recommends that, Africa and Africa leaders should eradicate corruption and those who take joy in it should be severely punished under the laws. This will serve as deterrent to others. This is because corruption is the major cause of conflicts on African soil. The looting of government funds that should be used for development in Africa is creating untold hardship on the masses and what we see today as conflict violent in Africa is a reaction to the poor leadership and the mismanagement of natural resources deposits in Africa.

Keywords: political; stability; Africa; union; integration; regional.
Global Integration and International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).

Global Integration and International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).

Authors: Sheriff Ghali Ibrahim, Mohamed Lamin Yansaneh
Year: 2018, Volume: 1, Number: 01
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The paper investigates the nature, functions and successes of the international criminal police organization (INTERPOL) and analyzes how it affects global security. From the secondary methodology, findings show that, the organization is effective in tackling cross-border crimes and hardened criminals around the world. The paper concludes that, to keep Interpol as politically neutral as possible, its charter forbids it, at least in theory, from undertaking interventions or activities of a political, military, religious, or racial nature or involving itself in disputes over such matters. Its work focuses primarily on public safety and battling terrorism, crimes against humanity, environmental crime, genocide, war crimes, organized crime, piracy, illicit traffic in works of art, illicit drug production, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human trafficking, money laundering, child pornography, white-collar crime, computer crime, intellectual property crime and corruption. The paper recommends that, for the work of INTERPOL to be effective and efficient member Countries should be willing to update the Interpol databases and at the same time be able to check against the Interpol criminal data bases regularly, this will enable them to be able to arrest dangerous criminals on the run.

Keywords: international; criminal; police; force; security; integration.
The Status of Public Health Service Delivery (PHSD) After Decentralisation in Rural Tanzania.

The Status of Public Health Service Delivery (PHSD) After Decentralisation in Rural Tanzania.

Authors: Hussein S. Lufunyo
Year: 2018, Volume: 1, Number: 01
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This article determined the status of public health service delivery under decentralisation in rural Tanzania. It adopted a combined case study design to explore health service delivery and its status in Pangani and Urambo local government authorities. the study was mainly qualitative; primary data collected by using interviews, questionnaires, FGDs and observation. Secondary data extracted from various reports and academic works related to the theme. The study established that, decentralisation had minimal effect on improving public health service delivery in rural Tanzania. The health services were found to be characterised by poor access and quality. Very few health centres, lack of equipment, drugs and medicines, low levels of competency among health workers, distance, lacked clear complaints handling mechanisms and responsiveness were found to be the major bottlenecks. Delayed service, poor time management, lack of accountability and transparency, lack of political will, poor records management and resistance to change persisted in the sampled health centres. The study recommends a review of the existing legal frame, administrative systems, structures and processes. Efforts on resourcing, Human resource capacity building and institutionalisation of health sector reforms and decentralisation are also recommended.

Keywords: Decentralisation, health service delivery, rural, local government authorities.
Who Is Directing The Evolution Of Science?

Who Is Directing The Evolution Of Science?

Authors: 1Laura Sinay, 2Maria Cristina Fogliatti de Sinay , 3Rodney William (Bill) Carter , 4Iluska Lobo Braga
Year: 2020, Volume: 3, Number: 02
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Clarivate AnalyticsTM, the company responsible for managing Web of Science, publishes once a year a list with the scholars that have written papers that rank in the top one percent by citations for field and publication year. Using this list, this paper analyses the profile of the scholars who contributed the most to the evolution of science in the decade ending at 2017 and the methods they used to become top scholars. The study concludes that science is being driven by male scholars affiliated to institutions located in highly developed countries where the official language is English. Scholars who work and publish as large groups and self-cite potentially bias the science agenda and gain possible inappropriate standing. This work concludes that to avoid bias, research budgets need to be more equitably distributed among scholars with multiple profiles, especially including women from Latin America and Africa, and search engine algorithms need to be adjusted to include scholar’s characteristics, such as gender and place of affiliation, and to avoid skewing created by multiple authorship.

Keywords: Clarivate Analytics Ranks; Profile of Top Scholars; Science Evolution; Trends of Science
A Study on Popularity of Netflix among Youth

A Study on Popularity of Netflix among Youth

Authors: 1Sweta Mishra,2Dr.Vanitha Esaimani
Year: 2020, Volume: 3, Number: 03
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The Evolving Television Industry Relies Heavily On The Corresponding Shift In The Audiences That It Addresses. New Practices For Consumption And Production, Particularly The “Disruptive” Force Of Streaming Services Like Netflix, Have Been Evidenced Not Only In The Methods Of The Companies Themselves But Also In The Content They Have Begun To offer. Netflix Is The Absolute And Categorical Media Company Of A Hybrid Nature In The 21st Century. It Is Now One Of The Leading Providers Of Digitally Delivered Media Content And Is Continually Expanding Access Across A Host Of Platforms And Mobile Devices. Despite Its Transformative Role, However, Netflix Has Drawn Very Little Critical Attention-Far Less Than Competitors Such As You tube, Apple, Amazon, Comcast, And H b o. This Paper Tends To Study The Popularity Of Netflix Among Youth With The Help Of Primary Research.

Keywords: Netflix, Media, Video Streaming Platform, Online Streaming Services In India.
Practical Ethics of Concrete Humanity

Practical Ethics of Concrete Humanity

Authors: Hans Lenk
Year: 2020, Volume: 3, Number: 04
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We are all human(s). Yet, are we in the same vein ethically human, i.e. do we know that we should act humanely ? The general idea of being humane towards other humans, the ideal of an all-encompassing humanity was developed much earlier in ancient Chinese philosophy than in the middle stoic tradition (Panaitios) in the West. “Ren” (“humanity” or “humanitarianism) was indeed the main idea in Confucianism already (KongZi: Lun Yu XII, 22) , though KongZi (Confucius) himself did rather favour particularly the component of righteousness, rightness or justice in applying this ideal of humanity, relying basically on the well-known Golden Rule (Lun Yu V, 12; XII, 2; XV, 24), i. e. the negative formulation of that formal principle of reciprocity.MoZi (Micius) had extended the reciprocal idea of treating other compatriots in a humane way to all humans, including so-called "barbarians" (i.e. non-Chinese people); all of them were considered addressees of the universalised and generalised “jian ai” (universal love).

Keywords: Concrete Humanity
The Role of Worker Families in Lifestyle Educating Under 4.0 Industrial Revolution Period

The Role of Worker Families in Lifestyle Educating Under 4.0 Industrial Revolution Period

Authors: 1Assoc.Prof Hoang Thi Nga, 2BA Ngo Thi Hong Nhung
Year: 2020, Volume: 3, Number: 04
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The establishment of Industrial Zones (IPs) has created opportunities for industrial development and industrialization shortened by being able to combine and learn the latest achievements in science and technology, about organization and management of enterprises, and to take advantage of foreign investment capital for development. The development of industrial zones has led to a dramatic change in society, creating a new worker- family model in industrial zones. This family model is becoming more diverse and complex in modern society. Family - the first and most important socializing environment for children from birth to 14 years old. So, how are these children educated in such a new family model This is a social issue that needs attention from all levels and sectors.

Keywords: Family, workers families, lifestyle educating, Industrial Revolution 4.0
Work Team Management; a Recipe for Tertiary Institutions’ Productivity in Delta State, Nigeria

Work Team Management; a Recipe for Tertiary Institutions’ Productivity in Delta State, Nigeria

Authors: Nwinyokpugi, Patrick Nkiinebari PhD1 , Ebietuoma, Stella Toneukarin2
Year: 2020, Volume: 3, Number: 05
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This study takes the form of a descriptive survey carried out in order to investigate work-team management and organizational productivity in Tertiary Institutions in Delta State. The population of this study comprises of 35 deans and directors of programmes of the three government owned polytechnics, thus a census of all the target population was studied .The descriptive statistics consisting of tables, mean and standard deviations was used to analyze the research questions while the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficiecnt analytical tool was used in the analysis of the hypotheses and presented using the SPSS version 22 statistical software. The results of the test of hypotheses, showed a significant positive correlation coefficient between the dimensions of the work team management and the measures of organistional productivity as well as strong moderating effect of leadership styles on work-team management and organizational productivity in the tertiary institutions studied. Hence, the study recommended their applications because they encourage consultation among staff for the way forward in the department; increased departmental progress; freedom of speech in departmental meetings; increased commitment among the staff and boost of team spirit for effective curriculum delivery.

Keywords: Work Team, Team Communication, Team supports, Organizational citizenship, Quality service Offering 1. Introduction Productivity can be thought of as how effectively organizations, and the people working in them, produce val
A Multimodal Discursive Analysis of the Communicative Elements of Sexism in Facebook Picture Uploads

A Multimodal Discursive Analysis of the Communicative Elements of Sexism in Facebook Picture Uploads

Authors: 1Yemi Mahmud,2Idegbekwe Destiny
Year: 2020, Volume: 3, Number: 05
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A good number of studiesin the past have examined the language of sexism from the feminist perspectives, gender segregation and degradation, etc. using semiotics resources, discourse analysis, multimodal discourse, among other theories. This study looks at sexist language as one of the choices available to language users on the Facebook social media platform by identifying the linguistic and non-linguistic elements used as a communicative vehicle of sexism on the platform. Using the multimodal theory as framework, the study examines 10 Facebook posts with texted pictures and comments. This is precipitated on the discovery that less attention is paid on the signification of the communicative elements deployed to convey sexism on the Facebook platform. From the analysis, the study finds out that Facebook users engage linguistic and non-linguistic elements symbolising sexist language on Facebook postings; that the posts on Facebook rely predominantly on both written texts and pictures, combined to make the tagging or stereotyping concrete;that the sexist posts on Facebook platforms rely heavily on hasty or intentional generalisation in order to demean the sex they chose to target through texts, pictures and the combination of texts or pictures and that there is usually an undertone of humour in most of the sexist posts, which can, in a way, undermine the fact that the posts are created to demean the opposite gender rather than for fun.

Keywords: extralinguistic features, Facebook, feminism, gender, linguistics features, multimodal analysis, semiotics, sexist language, texted pictures.

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