Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal <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> en-US <p>Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.</p> (Florence Arthur) (Albert Jackson) Wed, 08 May 2024 09:33:59 +0100 OJS 60 Leaps of Knowledge <p>Chagas Disease is the main cause of heart failure in the Western Hemisphere. Initially restricted to the American continent, the people's migration to the Northern Hemisphere caused the disease to become present in the five continents. A scientific revolution occurs when an important discovery removes an obstacle to the serial production of new scientific knowledge of social interest. Such a revolution creates a paradigm accepted after experimental analysis and verification by scientists investigating the subject. An example of a leap in knowledge was the discovery of the protozoan <em>Trypanosoma cruzi</em>, its invertebrate and vertebrate hosts, an agent of a new human disease recognized by Dr. Carlos Chagas at the beginning of the twentieth century. Certainly, the seminal work of Carlos Chagas inseminates enthusiasm that is essential to disturb the minds of scientists who produce leaps of knowledge about recondite aspects of Chagas disease at the University of Brasilia.</p> Antonio R. L. Teixeira Copyright (c) 2024 Antonio R. L. Teixeira Sat, 18 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Assessment of Living Room Furniture Arrangement on Wellbeing Case Study Jeddah Residents, Saudi Arabia <p class="Body"><span lang="EN-GB">This review explores the impact of living room furniture arrangement on the wellbeing of residents in Jeddah, integrating cultural, environmental, and psychological perspectives. It synthesizes findings from various qualitative studies, highlighting the significant role of cultural and traditional elements in living space design. The review emphasizes the importance of biophilic design, adaptability, and flexibility in modern living spaces, particularly in the context of post-COVID-19 lifestyle changes. It also examines the influence of urban planning and socio-economic factors on residential space design and its impact on resident wellbeing. Key conclusions suggest that living room arrangements in Jeddah should resonate with cultural values, incorporate biophilic elements, and be adaptable to multifunctional use. Future research directions include further exploration of cultural aspects in living space design, innovations in biophilic integration, adaptive design solutions, and the establishment of wellbeing metrics for evidence-based design. The review acknowledges limitations in scope, potential biases, and the dynamic nature of urban living, underscoring the need for ongoing research.</span></p> Fattwo Abdul Rahman Makkawi, Irwan Syah Md. Yusoff, Rosalam Che Me Copyright (c) 2024 Fattwo Abdul Rahman Makkawi, Irwan Syah Md. Yusoff, Rosalam Che Me Sat, 18 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Changes in Education: Towards a New Paradigm <p>This paper in reacting to the reality of the present days education system suggests that there is a need to work within a susceptible to present conditions educational paradigm. More specifically, the unambiguous position of this paper is that a new paradigm shift has appeared in teaching and learning leading to alterations of operating within, between and outside the classrooms as a result of the changes that have taken place of the principal dimensions of education such as: the form and approach to teaching and learning; the factors responding to the evolution and adaptation to changing needs and expectations in education; and the way education is perceived and practiced through time. This new paradigm, the integration-centred, should replace the student-centred, which itself has replaced the teacher-centred one. Therefore, the paper presents a new paradigm, which should be based on the integrated dimension of education, where the importance of the effectiveness and efficiency of teaching and learning implies a tautological integrated approach in considering education.</p> K. C Koutsopoulos Copyright (c) 2024 K. C Koutsopoulos Thu, 16 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Incorporating Malay Communicative and Cultural Values in Discourse: An Analysis of Mahathir Mohamed’s Orations <p>The cultural values and beliefs of the Malaysian community play a substantial role in shaping their communication approach and strategies. This study was to investigate how Malay values and beliefs were incorporated in communication in one of the most effective speeches of Mahathir Mohamed as a prominent leader in the Southern East of Asia and how these values were employed to influence his audience. The thematic analysis was used to analyse the selected speech and identify key themes, ideas, and topics that reflected Malay communicative and cultural values including indirectness, politeness, and Islamic beliefs. The findings demonstrated a notable contrast between the way Mahathir communicates and the discourse of indirectness commonly associated with Malay discourse. They showed that Mahathir employed direct language and assertive communicative approach to convey his messages and to avoid confusing his audience. This departure from traditional norms suggests that Mahathir recognizes the importance of clarity and precision in persuasive communication, prioritizing audience comprehension over conformity to cultural expectations. While Mahathir is unlike Malays in terms of indirectness, he employed other Malay communicative values such as referring to Islam principles, rationality and emotionality. He incorporated rationality (<em>akal budi</em>) with emotion <em>(hati budi</em>) to work together to influence his audience.</p> Abdulrahman Alkhirbash Copyright (c) 2024 Abdulrahman Alkhirbash Wed, 08 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Climate Resilience, Vulnerability, Differential Impacts and Adaptive Capacity in Nigeria <p>This research investigates and promotes climate resilience in Nigeria’s vulnerable communities, which are disproportionately affected by climate change. How climate change worsens existing problems such as food insecurity, poverty, and conflict in Nigeria serve as the rationale to this study. Hence, defining climate resilience, reviewing relevant literature, and conducting a case study to generate evidence-based recommendations give insight into the objectives of this study. Therefore, reviewed literature shows the diverse impacts of climate change on disadvantaged groups, such as small-scale farmers and urban coastal dwellers. Vulnerability assessments highlight the need for adaptive capacity, integrating local knowledge in solutions. Case studies illustrate vulnerabilities in poor urban coastal areas, rural regions, and the Niger Delta. Differential impacts are examined, such as the gendered effects of climate change on women and the challenges faced by indigenous communities and urban slums. Adaptive capacity is discussed, stressing social capital, collective action, and the interrelation of adaptation, adaptive capacity, and vulnerability. Adaptive capacity assessment in Nigeria indicates difficulties in rural farming households and urban coastal communities, requiring enhanced capacities. Indigenous knowledge plays a vital role in adaptive measures, fostering resilience. Resilience enhancement strategies emphasize social justice, inclusive governance, and community-based adaptation, acknowledging the significance of local empowerment and participation. Technology and innovation provide possibilities but need context-specific methods. These strategies can help build climate resilience in Nigeria’s vulnerable communities, offering a basis for policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders to tackle the complex challenges of climate change.</p> Joy Folorunso Copyright (c) 2024 Joy Folorunso Sat, 18 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Digitalization of Accounting Profession: A Decade of Bibliometric Analysis <p>The Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) has altered the global industry requirement to replace human labour with greater digital software and robotic function automation. Similar developments are anticipated in the accounting sector as well, with the shift towards digitalization of the accounting industry. The accounting profession gets more difficult in a digital world because accountants must have greater knowledge of information technology and accounting information systems. To better comprehend this problem, the present study examines the development of research articles on the digitalization of the accounting profession by analysing data from the Scopus database between 2014 and 2023, using bibliometric analysis. The analysis involved looking for patterns in research publications to establish the document type; languages; subject area, publication categories by authors, countries and sources titles, citation metrics and keywords. For this reason, 182 relevant documents were examined in Mac 2024 and the data were analysed using software of Microsoft Excel, VOSviewer, Harzing’s Publish or Perish. This study offers some insights regarding the future development and advancement of the digitalization of the accounting profession topic in the academic literature of Business, Management and Accounting; Economics, Econometrics and Finance; Social Sciences and Decision Sciences, as well as provides helpful information for academics and practitioners looking to analyse and delve deeper within this particular field of research.</p> Yunita Awang, Noor Emilina Mohd Nasir, Azuraidah Taib, Shazalina Mohamed Shuhidan, Luluk Muhimatul Ifada Copyright (c) 2024 Yunita Awang, Noor Emilina Mohd Nasir, Azuraidah Taib, Shazalina Mohamed Shuhidan, Luluk Muhimatul Ifada Thu, 16 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100 The Level of Elements of Physical Fitness According to Variable of The Playing Position of The Young Female Soccer Players in The Palestinian Clubs <p><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">L'étude visait à identifier le niveau de certains éléments de condition physique selon la variable de la position de jeu parmi les jeunes footballeuses des clubs palestiniens, en plus d'identifier les différences de niveau de condition physique selon la variable de la position de jeu. position : (attaquant, défenseur, milieu de terrain, gardien de but), et pour y parvenir, les chercheurs ont utilisé la méthode d'enquête descriptive, en utilisant et en réalisant des tests physiques (vitesse, souplesse, endurance, agilité et force musculaire) sur un échantillon aléatoire stratifié de ( 89) jeunes footballeuses. </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Les résultats de l'étude ont montré que le niveau de condition physique des jeunes footballeuses des clubs palestiniens était bon, en termes de moyenne arithmétique des éléments de condition physique, respectivement : vitesse (8,9) m/s, flexibilité ( 6,05) cm, endurance (2,39) m/min, agilité (14,7) m/s, capacité musculaire (1,45) mètres. </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Les résultats de l'étude ont également montré qu'il n'y avait pas de différences dans le niveau de certains éléments de condition physique parmi les jeunes footballeurs, selon la variable de la position de jeu, à l'exception de l'élément d'agilité, et en faveur du gardien de but. </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Les chercheurs ont recommandé la nécessité d'une continuité de formation pour améliorer et développer le niveau de condition physique des joueuses de football dans les clubs palestiniens des différents centres de jeu.</span></span></p> Bahjat Ahmad Abutame, Sama Lahlooh, Mohamed Baaziz, Abderraouf Ben Abderrahman Copyright (c) 2024 Abu Tame Bahjat, Sama Lahlooh, Mohamed Baaziz, Abderraouf Ben Abderrahman Thu, 16 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Gender Bias in Korean Spousal Terms: Insights from An Online Survey and Comparisons with Japanese and Chinese <p>This research investigates gender bias in Korean spousal terms through an online survey conducted among Koreans (101 women and 134 men) from October 2023 to February 2024. Comparative analysis reveals that the gender bias in Korean aligns closer with that of Japanese than Chinese. Terms such as "바깥양반ba-kkat-yang-ban" (outer nobleman) and "집사람jib-sa-lam" (a person at home), emphasizing traditional gender roles, bear resemblances to "主人shu-jin" (master) and "家内ka-nai" (one inside the house) in Japanese. Korean couples also use terms based on their children's names when addressing each other publicly and privately, mirroring a practice observed between Japanese couples. Nevertheless, Korean spousal terms present specific features. For instance, "여보yeo-bo"(darling), exclusively used between spouses, signifies progress toward gender equality within the couple's relationship. Moreover, there is a noticeable uptick in men's use of the loanword "와이프wa-i-peu" (wife), and women's preference for the term "남편nam-pyeon" (male side), reflecting a growing awareness of gender equality. The results indicate that Korean spousal terms still reflect traditional male-dominated values, but are gradually improving. Further research is needed to elucidate the underlying reasons for gender bias hidden in spousal terms across East Asia.</p> Nin Ri Copyright (c) 2024 Nin Ri Sat, 18 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Assessing Accented Speech with a Data-Based Assessment Framework: The Key to Evidence-based Accent-Management <p><u>Background</u>: Foreign-accent Management continues to be a rapidly growing area. However, due to the vast variability and lack of professional regulation in this area of practice, Speech-language Pathologists and English-as-Second-Language teachers grapple with the basics of assessment, setting goals, planning therapy, and identifying successful outcomes for accent Management. <u>Purpose</u>: The purpose of this paper is to introduce practitioners/teachers to a framework of assessment of accent-related communication concerns. The CAAI assessment framework provides major areas to include in assessment of accented speech, along with methods to assess with key examples. Using a proven assessment framework helps identify the key speech and language issues that interfere with communication, thereby setting an useful baseline for effective intervention, numerically tracking progress along the way, and conducting a systematic post-intervention outcome assessment. <u>Methodology</u>: Twenty-two areas of communication are identified and described in detail as key areas to identify accent-related concerns. Pre- and post-therapy assessment data, intelligibility judgments by independent raters, and the clients’ judgments are used to quantitatively diagnose, set goals in therapy, and measure eventual therapy outcomes. <u>Conclusions</u>: Use of a data-driven, objective assessment method helps clinicians to be evidence-based, systematic, and consistent in helping individuals with accented speech. As a result, clients’ goals of clear communication can be met rapidly and efficiently.</p> Amee P Shah Copyright (c) 2024 Amee P Shah Thu, 16 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100 The Challenges and Strengths to Ensure the Well-being and Safety of Autistic Children to Meet their Distinct Requirements and Create a Safe and Supportive Environment <p>This study seeks to broaden our understanding of the challenges and strengths essential for effectively supporting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), contributing valuable insights to enhance our approach in addressing their unique needs. A child with special needs may have been born with cognitive disability, critical physical condition, abnormal syndrome, or chronic psychological illness (Autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, etc.). He or she may have problems with behavior, communication, or social activities. We always need to keep in mind that each child is unique, so we need to observe and listen to their individual preferences and needs. The study has explored at the prevalence of ASD among children aged between 07-15 years. <u>Methodology</u>: A comprehensive investigation unfolded through both a Case Study and a cross-sectional study, involving 200 children within the age range of 7-15 years. <u>Objective</u>: This study aims to uncover the unique challenges experienced by autistic children and proposes solutions to create a secure and supportive environment on basis of their needs</p> Masuma Akter Copyright (c) 2024 Masuma Akter Thu, 16 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Consumer Behavior in Food Delivery Applications: A Systematic Literature Review and Future Research Agenda <p class="Keywords" style="margin-left: 0cm; text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph;"><span lang="EN-GB">Over the past few years, there has been notable interest among consumers in food delivery applications. Consequently, understanding consumer behavior within this context has become crucial for practitioners seeking to execute effective marketing strategies. While academic studies in this field are gaining traction, there remains a lack of a comprehensive overview. Existing literature on the subject is often fragmented and inconsistent, hindering a thorough comprehension of consumer behavioral patterns in food delivery applications. Thus, this study aims to address this gap by conducting a systematic literature review to organize and synthesize current knowledge on consumer behavior in such applications, elucidating how consumers interact within these platforms. We analyzed 587 journal articles extracted from primary databases (Scopus and Web of Science), ultimately reviewing 112 articles spanning from 2014 to August 2023. Furthermore, we developed a conceptual framework to fully grasp the variables influencing consumer behavior, showcasing frequently reported factors in food delivery application literature. This research also identifies nine directions for further exploration, including regional and country comparisons, methodological approaches, theoretical perspectives, demographic analyses, independent variables, moderating effects, affective and cognitive evaluations, outcome responses, and drone-based food delivery application perspectives. This review is expected to offer valuable insights for both researchers and practitioners. </span></p> Xin Liu, Siew Imm Ng, Norazlyn Kamal Basha , Jun-Hwa Cheah Copyright (c) 2024 Xin Liu, Siew Imm Ng, Norazlyn Kamal Basha , Jun-Hwa Cheah Wed, 08 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100 The Impact of Culturally Responsive Leadership Traits on Alabama K-12 Teachers’ Intention to Leave and Job Satisfaction <p>Previous research has shown that culturally responsive leadership leads to improvements in teachers’ performance and job satisfaction. The goal of the current research study is to examine if there is a linear relationship between the Alabama state high school teachers’ perception of their school principals’ Culturally Responsive Leadership Traits upon the dependent variables of job satisfaction and turnover intention. Based on a sample of 95 Alabama state high school teachers, the key findings of this research study showed that school principals’ providing professional development had a marginally statistically significant negative linear relationship with school teacher self-reported total job satisfaction along with the statistically significant relationship between the increasing level of a school teacher’s intention to leave their job due to the increasing amounts instructional resources that are being offered to them by their school principals. In contrast, fostering the Culturally Responsive Leadership Trait of Maximizing the Instruction Time for subordinate teachers by school principals in the state of Alabama can be a cornerstone to build upon for future school principals’ professional development to further improve job satisfaction among their subordinate Alabama K-12 school teachers.</p> Samuel Baker, Michael Epstein, Audrey Rabas, Aldwin Domingo Copyright (c) 2024 Samuel Baker, Michael Epstein, Audrey Rabas, Aldwin Domingo Thu, 16 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Integrated Supervision Center of Huaihua International Inland Port: The Feasibility and Essentiality <p>Building an integrated supervision center in Huaihua is feasible and essential because Huaihua City is at the center of the border regions of Hunan, Hubei, Chongqing, Guizhou, and Guangxi. In addition, it is a national transportation hub in China because of its distinctive geographic location, abundant resources and labor force. Due to the development of Huaihua International Inland Port, Huaihua has an excellent opportunity to be a logistics and trade center for inland areas in Central China. Given considerations in national strategies, food security, economic development and other factors, an integrated supervision center can be built in Huaihua, as it can promote the connectivity of the Wuling Mountain area and the neighboring provinces, contribute to regional economic development, and enhance China’s national security and supervisory capacity. The development of Huaihua as an integrated supervision center facilitates the processing, bonded warehousing and logistics distribution of high-quality imported commodities from neighboring countries, especially ASEAN countries.</p> Shu Xiaohui, Tian Guang, Li Yangkuo Copyright (c) 2024 Shu Xiaohui, Tian Guang, Li Yangkuo Wed, 08 May 2024 00:00:00 +0100