Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal 2024-07-03T15:48:22+01:00 Florence Arthur Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal</strong> (ISSN : 2055-0286) is an international peer reviewed open access bi-monthly on-line journal published by the Services for Science and Education United Kingdom. The journal encourages the researchers and practitioners to publish their research work with an objective to widely share their thoughts, ideas and findings beyond physical boundaries. Theoretical &amp; empirical research articles, reviews and case studies related to all the field of social sciences are welcomed for publication after careful reviews and recommendations from subject experts.</p> <p>Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal (ASSRJ) aims to provide a platform for the researches and professionals to publish and get credit of their innovative research work. It appreciates the theoretical and empirical research in all the fields of knowledge related to social sciences particularly in the domain of Accounting and Finance, Advertisement, Behavioural Sciences, Business Management, Contemporary business issues, Contemporary marketing &amp; Finance, Cultural studies, Developmental economics, Economics, Econometrics, Entrepreneurship and small business management, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management Sciences, Operation and Production Management, Organizational Behaviour, Portfolio management, Research Methods in Business, Social ethics in various societies.</p> A Comparison of Children’s Social Behaviors in Single Mother and Two Parent Families in Japan 2024-06-13T18:02:38+01:00 Emiko Katsurada Mizuho Ueda <p>The present study examined the differences between young children from single-mother families and those from two-parent families based on their prosocial behaviors and behavior problems. Mothers’ affectionate parenting was also compared.&nbsp; We collected data using a Japanese online survey company. A total of 335 women who had a 3 to 5-year-old child participated; 51.2% of which were single mothers. The mothers rated their child’s behavior problems and prosocial behavior and answered a questionnaire on affectionate parenting. The results indicated a significant interaction effect of family structure and child’s gender on children’s behavior problems. The scores of girls were significantly higher than those of the boys in single-mother families, whereas no such gender difference was found in two-parent families. Concerning the scores of children’s prosocial behaviors and the mothers’ affectionate physical contact, however, there was no difference between single-mother and two-parent households. Limitations of using internet surveys were discussed.</p> 2024-07-07T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Emiko Katsurada, Mizuho Ueda Islamic Value-Based Digital Storytelling in Persuasive Messages on Social Media for Crowdfunding Organizations (Narrative Analysis of Instagram Account @Actforhumanity) 2024-06-22T06:23:46+01:00 Afif Zuhdi Satriaji Nia Ashton Destrity <p>This research aims to analyze narrative digital storytelling based on Islamic values created by the Instagram account @actforhumanity. The researchers use a narrative analysis method within a constructivist paradigm, focusing on posts containing photos, videos, and captions that include Islamic values, characterization, emotion, and setting elements. The study covers posts from October 1, 2021, to January 20, 2022. The research identifies ten programs conducted by the Aksi Cepat Tanggap team. Two characterization methods were found: Aksi Cepat Tanggap as the hero helping victims and descriptions of the problems faced by victims. The study identifies thirteen types of settings, with citizen residences, refugee camps, and open spaces being the most dominant. Eleven emotions were identified, with sadness, compassion, and joy being the most prevalent. Seventeen kinds of Islamic values were used to build narratives, with the values of caring, charity, and helping each other being the most prominent.</p> 2024-07-07T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Afif Zuhdi Satriaji, Nia Ashton Destrity History’s Legacy: Human Nature Is Unchanging 2024-06-11T15:03:23+01:00 Fabrizio Pezzani <p>Today we ought to be in a completely different situation from that of Plato and Raphael during " italian renaisance ", thanks to the progress and power of technical knowledge. A knowledge which has become an end in itself for the modern world, one that should have provided answers to satisfy our primary needs, releasing us from our “shackles”, reducing inequalities, freeing us, at least in part, from a life of fatigue and suffering in physical terms. Scientific knowledge should have helped to create a situation in which our free, inventive mind could once again be the driving force of life, leading us to that dimension of spiritual joy we admire in splendid works of art.&nbsp;This is what Keynes thought would happen. In his essay <em>Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren </em>written in 1930 he said: ‘Thus for the first time since his creation man will be faced with his real, his permanent problem – how to use his freedom from pressing economic cares, which science and compound interest will have won for him [...]. The love of money as a possession – as distinguished from the love of money as a means to the enjoyments and realities of life – will be recognised for what it is, a somewhat disgusting morbidity, one of those semi-criminal, semi-pathological propensities which one hands over with a shudder to the specialists in mental disease’.</p> 2024-07-03T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Fabrizio Pezzani