Saudi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (SJHSS) | Volume-4-Issue-11
Original Research Article
Nov. 10, 2019
Measuring Life Stress of Accounting Students
Page Numbers : 693-696
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2019.v04i11.001
This study was undertaken to investigate the level of life stress among college students, and to compare differences in life stress level between different groups of time online spent daily. Samples of 191 accounting students registered in strategic management course at a selected public university in Bangkok, Thailand agreed to complete the online questionnaire through Google platform. Results indicated that the overall level of life stress among accounting students was at a medium level (M = 2.91, S.D. = .704). Analysis of this study also demonstrated that the most frequently stress relief approach used by this group of students was “consulting with a reliable person” whereas “seeing a psychiatrist” was reported as the least frequently stress relief method used. Additionally, a Kruskal-Wallis H test showed that there was a statistically significant difference in level of life stress between the different groups of time online spent daily, χ2(2) = 11.410, p = .003, with a mean rank life stress score of 82.13 for less than 5 hours group, 86.03 for 5-8 hours group, and 113.29 for more than 8 hours group, respectively.
Original Research Article
Nov. 18, 2019
Relationship between Contextualised Understandings of God the Role of Paranormal Religious Experiences among Akurinu Believers in Nairobi County
Simon Nderitu Wambugu, Esther Kibor, William Koros
Page Numbers : 697-702
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2019.v04i11.002
The purpose of this article was to examine the relationship between understandings of God and the role of paranormal religious experiences among the Akurinu believers in Nairobi County, Kenya, as believers who share doctrines, beliefs and practices with other believers in African Independent Churches (AICs). The authentic hermeneutical procedure of interpreting God’s objective truth recorded in the Bible is instrumental to believers’ access to God’s truth. Two theories which guided the study were Divine Command Theory (DCT) and Diffusion of Innovations Theory (DIT). The study adopted mixed methods research which used descriptive research design. The study was conducted among believers sampled from Akurinu congregations registered with General Conference of Akurinu Churches Assembly (GeCACA) in Nairobi County. The study targeted population of 2600 Akurinu believers. A sample size of 336 Akurinu believers and 18 leaders was selected using simple random, proportionate and purposive sampling techniques, respectively. Validity and reliability were ensured through piloting and expert advice and piloting of instruments. Data were analysed using Software Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), version 22.0, to generate multivariate linear regression model at alpha=0.05 and findings presented in tables, frequencies, percentages and inferential statistics. The results indicated a strong positive correlation at r=0.659, which justified acceptance of an alternative hypothesis. The findings would help Akurinu leadership apply authentic hermeneutical principles which would increase the accuracy of God’s truth accessed objectively from biblical texts and applied as biblical contextual theology by Akurinu believers.
Nov. 18, 2019
Boko Haram Insurgence in Borno State, North-Eastern Nigeria and the Emergence of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps in Maiduguri Metropolis, 2011 - 2017
Idris Abubakar Zakari
Page Numbers : 703-710
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2019.v04i11.003
Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) camps are tents or buildings constructed or erected by the government or non- governmental organizations (NGOs) to accommodate people who have been forced to flee or leave their houses or places of habitual residence. In other words IDPS are centers that harbour those people who have been forced to abscond their abodes and places of habitation. These people who have not crossed an internationally recognized line that divide or separates the state but remain within the country’s border may be victims of inhumanity of man against man, victims of violence, confrontation, armed conflicts violations of human rights, terrorism, riots, communal clashes, religious conflict and natural and human made disasters. To avoid the effects of the above and fears of further attacks or revenge by rural groups or disputants which people have to flee or move to another safe place. In most cases, the homes or houses and places of work of these people are demolished or destroyed without any alternative thus, making them vulnerable and in dire need of assistance. In response to their plight government may construct camps to among others provide them with shelter, basic needs such as food, cloth, water, conselled them, care for them and above all assist them to overcome the emotional traumatization that are usually associated with such a nasty experience. It is against this background that this paper will illuminate the Boko Haram insurgence in Borno State, North eastern Nigeria and its role in the emergences of internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Maiduguri Metropolis within the context period, 2011 – 2017.
Nov. 24, 2019
The Public Relations Activities of Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Ldt in Promoting Jakarta Tourist Attraction
Afrilia Christina Ariani, Novi Erlita
Page Numbers : 711-715
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2019.v04i11.004
Tourist Attractions that have a variety of recreational segments include several business units, namely Taman Impian, Dunia Fantasi, Atlantis Water Adventure, Ocean Dream Samudra, Seaworld Ancol and Ancol Ecopark, meanwhile, the resort segment includes the Putri Duyung Ancol and Bidadari Eco Resort. In addition, this place had never quiet, because every day, there are a lot of visitors. Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Ltd Owns the role of public relations under the Corporate Secretary division. The responsiblities include building good relations between management or internal public and external public, namely consumers so that this good relation could create a good understanding both the parties. They must also be able to develop skills in getting information from various sources and they must be able to develop relationships and cooperation with all company divisions, so that the solid team work is formed. By this background, it is not easy absolutely to keep the number of visitors based on the company target with the emerge of similar tourist attractions. Hence, the researchers are interested in discussing this problem in the form of research entitled "Public Relations Activities of Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Ltd in Promoting Jakarta Tourist Attraction.
Original Research Article
Nov. 28, 2019
The Role of the Teacher in the Kazakh Rural School
Dzhusupov U. S, Konarbayev Z. H, Issayeva A. U, Zhumadullayeva A. I, Balgabekova A, Ashirbayeva S. B
Page Numbers : 716-719
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2019.v04i11.005
The peculiarity of Kazakh education is manifested in respect for the older generation. Elders of the family-elders pass on their experience and national traditions to the younger generation. But in the modern world with strict requirements to the competitiveness of young professionals, the life experience of elders is not enough. In such a situation, an important role is given to the school teacher as a source of new knowledge and a guide to new areas of knowledge. In this regard, the purpose of this study was to study the role of teachers in one of the rural schools in the South of Kazakhstan. It is shown that the peculiarity of the traditional Kazakh way of life, preserved in rural areas, allows to attract the local population to the educational process by organizing optional activities and intra-school organizations of interest.
Nov. 24, 2019
Nigerian Pidgin English in Nation-Building
Acheoah John Emike, Jamilu Mohammed Magaji, John Baidu
Page Numbers : 720-725
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2019.v04i11.006
The population of Nigeria is not only large, but is also expanding by the passage of time. It is therefore significant that many Nigerians speak Nigerian Pidgin English. This study examines how Nigerian Pidgin English contributes to the development of the country as it gains recognition and operates across facets of nation-hood. When language is used to impinge on the value-system of society through the transmission of information and consciousness, then nation-building is in operation. The literature is replete with critical perspectives on the position of Nigerian Pidgin English in multilingual Nigeria. Hinging on the Independent Parallel Development Theory and the Neutralist Perspective, this study concludes that Nigerian Pidgin English contributes to the building of Nigeria as it is used to convey useful information for national integration and sustainable development.
Nov. 29, 2019
The Positive Relationship between Teaching or Using English Poetry as an Instructional Source and the Teaching - Learning of Different Language Skills and Sub Skills
Abd-Al-Hameed Mustafa Jabsheh
Page Numbers : 726-730
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2019.v04i11.007
The aim of this study was to investigate, in a descriptive , argumentative and chronological methodology, about the positive relationship between teaching or using English poetry as an instructional source and the teaching-learning of different language skills such as reading, listening, speaking, and writing as well as other language sub skills such as pronunciation, grammar, structure, and vocabulary. Accordingly, this study is oriented towards answering the following two questions: 1. Is there any positive relationship between teaching or using English poetry as an instructional source and the teaching-learning of different language skills such as reading, listening, speaking, and writing as well as other language sub skills such as pronunciation, grammar, structure, and vocabulary? 2. What is the status of teaching or using English poetry as an instructional source in ELT? To achieve the purpose of this study, the researcher carried out a panoramic chronological review of some of the findings of previous related literature in order to draw an explanatory and argumentative line of understanding in regard to the aim and questions of this study. Findings of this study indicate that poetry can gain an effective place, as a reliable and adaptable source, in the language teaching methodology and ELT classroom. Findings of this study, in accordance with previous literature, also indicate that the teaching or using English poetry, as an instructional source for the teaching and learning English language skills and sub skills, is either neglected or avoided by teachers and students of both native and foreign settings. Conclusions of this study, based on previous literature and findings of this study, indicate that a positive relationship between teaching or using English poetry as an instructional source and the teaching-learning of different language skills such as reading, listening, speaking, and writing as well as other language sub skills such as pronunciation,
Nov. 30, 2019
Theatre for Development and Participatory Rural Innovation: Our Reflection on Enhancing Farmer Conscientisation through Participatory Development Practice in the Rwenzori Region, Western Uganda
Keneth Bamuturaki, Oliver Schmidt, Bernard Muhangi, Grace Mary Mbabazi, Robert Mawenu, Paul Musobozi, Christine Kobugabe, Gilbert Van Stappen, Xavier Gellynck, Ir. Nancy Nevajan, Joshua Wesana, Benedi
Page Numbers : 731-743
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2019.v04i11.008
This article reflects on our experience of using participatory development processes to strengthen business practices of fish farmers in Western Uganda. We aimed to empower the fish farmers through collective participation so that they become critically aware of the realities that impeded the development of their fish farming enterprises, a process in Freirian terms described as conscientisation. We reflect on the challenges we encountered in our effort to foster participation and consequently conscientisation of the fish farmers, and the considerations that are important to make, when carrying out participatory agricultural development projects. We ask ourselves: how far did we go in achieving our avowed aim of engendering collective farmer participation. To what extent did we achieve an effective participatory agriculture development practice? We focus our reflection on our efforts at fostering collective participation in doing farmer participatory market research. We begin by exploring the literature related to the meaning of participatory development and conscientisation on one hand and the complexity of achieving community participation on other. We then explicate our effort at engendering participation during the farmer participatory market research process. We conclude the article with a critical reflection on our practice.
Nov. 30, 2019
Euthanasia and the Concept of Safeguarding Life a Literature Review
Ahmad Bin Muhammad Husni, Nur Fatin Alimuddin, Wafaa Yusof
Page Numbers : 744-750
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2019.v04i11.009
Euthanasia is one of the very significant bioethical issue that has been widely developed in a complex way line with the medical advancement, biotechnology, intensive care unit as well as the medical technology. The essential of science and technology in medical today towards human cannot be denied which not only help in treatment to cure any disease but also able to identify any illness effectively and accurately through diagnosis. However, what raises the question is when euthanasia is considered as an easy, silent and less painful way to terminate the pain that has been borne by the incurable patients. The compassion and the right to die is one of the strong excuses to enable euthanasia to be practiced by the Western. Hence, the objective of this research is to explain the concept of euthanasia practice and the Islamic approach towards the purity of life. This is a qualitative study that uses the document analysis. The finding from the study shows that there are differences in the practice of euthanasia from the Western and Islamic perception. Islam believes that euthanasia opposed the concept of natural death and against the human nature.