Saudi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (SJHSS)
Saudi J. Humanities Soc. Sci.
Dr. Anis Ahmad
Scholars Middle East Publisher
Country of Origin:
“Saudi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences” ISSN 2415-6248 (Online), ISSN 2415-6256 (Print) is a Monthly, peer reviewed, open access, Journal published by “Scholars Middle East Publishers”, Dubai, UAE. This Journal publishes Original Research Articles, Review, Short Communications, Essays and Case Studies within the whole field of Humanities and Social Sciences their related and applied fields.
Scope of Journal
The scopes of “Saudi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences” includes all the areas of research activities in all fields of Humanities and Social Sciences Like Anthropology, History, Geography, Archeology, Business Administration, Communication, Criminology, Economics, Education, Humanities, Laws, Government, policies, Linguistics, International Relations, Political Science, Geography, History, Law, Peace Studies, Psychology, Health, Economy, Trade, Arts, History, Literature, Religion, Marriage, Family Life, Philosophy, Neuroscience, Sociology, Demography, Library Science, Journalism, Environmental Studies, Development Studies, Information Science, Media Studies, Market Research, Languages, Acrobatics, Geospatial Information Science, Comedy, Dance, Magic, Music, Opera, Film, Juggling, Marching Arts, Brass Bands, Theatre, Visual Arts, Drawing, Painting, Studies, Multicultural, Gender, Minority Studies, Women studies, Social Work , and Social Welfare.
Dr. Anis Ahmad
Associate Professor & Former Council Member-IAAP, University Department of Psychology, L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga-846004. India.
Professor Gabriela Topa
National University of Distance Education (UNED), Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, UNED, Madrid, Spain
Dr. Savita Srivastava
Associate Prof., Dept. of Foundations of Education, Faculty of Education, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Dayalbagh, Agra, UP, India
Dr. Nilüfer İMİR
Assistant Professor, Akdeniz University, Education Faculty, Department Of Biology, Konyaaltı/Antalya, Turkey
Dr. N. Ramu
Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, Annamalai University, AnnmalaiNadar-608002, Tamil Nadu, India
Lecturer , Department of Human Resource Management, Midlands State University, Box 9055 Gweru, Zimbabwe
Dr. Ravi Kant
Associate Professor, School of Education, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya- 823001 , Bihar, India.
Prof. Rohini Chandrica Widyalankara
Department of Education and Languages, CINEC Higher Educational Institution, Malabe, Sri Lanka
Michael Mule Ndonye
Department of Mass Communication, Kabarak University, Kenya
Dr. Chanchal Kumar
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi, India
Manager Knowledge Management & Editor, BRAC Research and Evaluation Division, Mohakhali , Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Dr. Hasinus Sultan
Associate Professor & Former Head, Dept. of English, Haji Anfar Ali College, Doboka, Assam, India
Dr Bahman Gorjian
Associate Professor, Department of Teaching Foreign Languages, Islamic Azad University-Abadan Branch, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Education at the Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe
Dr. P. Pachaiyappan
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, GRT College of Education, Tiruttani-631209. Tamilnadu, India
Dr Milena Palczewska
Vice Dean for student affairs, War Studies University, Warsaw, Poland
Dr. Samuel Okoronkwo Chukwu-Okoronkwo
Theatre Arts Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
School of Education, Northeast Normal University, 5268 Renmin Street Changchun, Jilin, China
Prof. Nada Poropat Jeletic
Department of Interdisciplinary, Italian and Cultural Studies, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia
Dr. Pooja Paswan
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Senior Research & Training Officer, Uttara University, Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Omar Taleb Ahmed Rimawi (Halabi)
Associate Professor of Psychology, Al-Quds Universit, Abu Dis, Palestine
This article analyzes the progress made on the political participation of women in Mexico, which, under equal conditions to that of men, is a fundamental aspect for living in a real democracy, understanding it as a system that guarantees human rights and as a method through which positions of power are covered, recognizing, as an essential principle, equality between men and women. The political participation of women opens the scene for social problems to be approached from a different perspective and thus find solutions. From gender quotas in the Mexican electoral system, raised since the 1990s, to the reform of the Constitution where gender parity is guaranteed in 2014, coupled with the struggle of organizations and the commitment of institutions, served as basis for, in 2018, as a result of the elections, Mexico occupies the fourth position worldwide in terms of the number of women in the Chamber of Deputies, and third position with respect to the Senate. A cross-sectional documentary investigation was carried out to find out the historical development from the first efforts to the current situation.
Original Research Article
June 30, 2020
Influence of Teacher Professional Knowledge and Application on Pupils Academic Performance in Public Primary Schools in Suna East Sub-County Migori County, Kenya
Onyango David Diang’a, Dr. Yambo, J. M. O., Dr. Kennedy N. Getange
Page Numbers : 344-352
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2020.v05i06.011
Poor academic performance of most public primary schools in Suna East Sub-County is a serious challenge in Migori County. Out of five zones in the sub-county, there was low learning outcome in the assessment score with a mean standard score of 250 out of 500 marks for the last five years. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of teacher professional knowledge and application on academic performance. The study used a survey design and both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. This study was based on two theories; the goal setting theory by Edward Locke and Expectant theory by Vroom. The study had a population of 65 head teachers, 65 deputy head teachers and 500 assistant teachers in public primary schools in Suna-East Sub-County Migori County. Krejcie and Morgan table was used to obtain a sample size of 56 Head teachers, 56 deputy heads, and 217 assistant teachers. The study also used both questionnaires and interview schedules to collect data. Validity of the research instruments was determined through open discussion with the supervisors of Kisii University. Reliability of the research instruments was established through test re- test method using questionnaires and interview schedules results. The data collected was analyzed using statistical package of social sciences (SPSS) version 21 to generate descriptive statistics in a correct and informative way. This study would be significant in the field of education in enhancing quality education by the educators. The finding revealed that most of the teachers 163(83.9%) indicated that they think that professional knowledge is essential in enhancing teaching outcomes, only 33(16.1%) who did not consent. Professional knowledge is viewed as key in evaluating teachers teaching outcomes. It includes all professional record kept by the teachers to enhance learning and academic outcome. The study recommended maintenance of professional records at all times. It concluded that a teacher should ensure there is effective syllabus coverage by attending all lessons as per the school timetable. The researcher paid keen attention to research ethical issues and got the informed consent of the respondents and guarded against plagiarism and ensured confidentiality.
June 26, 2020
Second Language Acquisition and Learning in Senegal, the Case of the English Language: Methods and Techniques for Developing the Speaking Skills through Communicative Activities in the Sixth Form
Daouda NGOM, Mame Sémou NDIAYE
Page Numbers : 323-332
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2020.v05i06.009
Language learning often takes a long process and can be also done in different settings or environments: in family or at school, etc. The learning of a second language consists in finding some other forms that help being able to communicate fluently. It is a matter of knowing how to restructure all the sounds (of a given language) that permit to form and distinguish words, how to combine these words so as to make meaningful sentences and how to find a new organization of the meaning by the words and the grammar. After that, the learner starts trying to speak fluently in oral or writing. The teaching of speaking at school contributes, with the help of the teacher (through the different interactional and communicative given tasks), to the building of confident of the learner to speak orally. This article tries to put up these aspects relating to the acquisition and learning English as second language for the Senegalese learners in general, particularly the ones in the sixth form and proposes a reflection on the methods and techniques, most appropriate, for the implementation of the communicative skill. Thus, after the presentation and analysis of the different data collected through questionnaires, we will cross analysis the different results in order to draw practical conclusions. Then, we will focus on results and implications, on the basis of the aftermath of our study; we will propose recommendations to each stakeholder.
June 21, 2020
“Cultural China” and the Specter of Revolution
Page Numbers : 305-313
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2020.v05i06.007
This article examines the 2012 television documentary A Bite of China that not only became an instant hit domestically but also gained an international audience, which made it inside mainland Chinese academia an oft-cited success example of China’s global media expansion effort. Analysis reveals the extent to which the show obscures or even erases some most essential elements that make up the People’s Republic of China, especially in the mapping up of the country that excludes those provinces the most closely related to the revolutionary era leading up to the establishment of the PRC. Instead, the documentary offers a “cultural China” in which the non-PRC parts of “Greater China” take precedence. The show reflects the ideology of modernization in the neoliberal vein that propelled the very enterprise of Reform and Opening-up whose premise was the negation of radical communist and socialist revolution, which culminated in the second half of the Hu Jintao administration. The past of revolution dies hard, however, and resurfaces in the show in a discreet way, presaging its comeback in a near future.
June 21, 2020
Gender and Human Rights: An Evaluation of Women’s Right in Islam
Mashood Omotosho, Serifat Babarinde Asiyanbi
Page Numbers : 314-322
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2020.v05i06.008
In the international system today, the issue of human rights networks have become very sophisticated, dense and multifaceted. Scholars and many authors in the realms of human rights have therefore taken special care to highlight divergent perspectives and encourage debate across global cleavages of all kinds. The issue of women’s rights in Islam has generated series of controversy, great misunderstanding, and distortion partly due to lack of understanding and the misbehaviour of some Muslims which has been taken to represent the teaching of Islam. This paper therefore aims to provide a better understanding and awareness of women’s right in Islam and portray that the religion of Islam grants enormous rights to women just like other key human rights organisations. The paper also unravels the misnomer and incongruity on the perspective that Islamic law subjugates or undermines women’s rights.
Original Research Article
June 21, 2020
Individual Security as an Indicator of Relationship Security among Indian Couples in an Intimate Relationship
Jayaseelan R, George TS
Page Numbers : 298-304
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2020.v05i06.006
Healthy adult attachment is significant for relationship continuity and satisfaction. While security has been studied as a concept in literature, limited research exists on the experience of it in the context of relationships in India. The purpose of the research was to understand and conceptualize the experience of security in the process of tool development. A qualitative approach from a phenomenological paradigm was used to obtain rich experiences, understand it in depth and maintain the uniqueness of the data. In two separate studies, 29 participants between the ages of 18 and 32, married and those in pre-marital relationships participated either in a focus group discussion or an individual interview to share their experiences. The present paper explores how one emergent theme pertaining to individual security influences significantly relationship security. Analysis revealed how past experiences, family upbringing can influence sense of being ‘valued’ in the relationship and the factors they seek for in a partner to feel secure. In a rapidly westernizing culture, this information could help understand the complexities of relationships in modern India, aid in building better psychoeducational and counselling services in addition to theory building on the concept of relationship security.
June 18, 2020
Hinduism: Sanatana Dharma or Brahmanical Religion
Dr. Satendra Kumar Mishra, Dr. Satyarth Prakash Tripathi
Page Numbers : 294-297
DOI : 10.36348/sjhss.2020.v05i06.005
Religious debates today are challenging the very peace and fraternity of society just because the people who actually practice religion are often misguided by those who actually don’t practice any religion. I mean the political parties and politicians. The politics round the globe has hijacked and reinterpreted the basic concepts of religion. The religion was actually established to unite the society and to guide the people to follow a particular series of morals and ideals. Today people have misunderstood Hinduism with ‘Brahmanical religion’. Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma prescribes to live a simple dignified life for the service of humanity and nature. It has no definite set of rules. In the later Vedic age, the Varna system became more complex. The Brahmans created many complex set of rituals to be followed to be called a Hindu. They prescribed to follow different ways to get rid of sin and gain virtue. The Sanatana Dharma or Hinduism gradually was dominated by Brahmanical religion. It’s time to look back to the roots of Hinduism and follow Sanatana dharma. If not, then at least a retrospection must be done to know the difference between Sanatana Dharma and Brahmanical religion.