https://journals.aijr.in/index.php/ajss/issue/feed Advanced Journal of Social Science 2018-12-19T07:46:24+00:00 Adv. Journal of Social Science ajss@aijr.in Open Journal Systems <p align="justify"><a title="Click for Journal homepage" href="https://doi.org/10.21467/ajss" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img style="float: right; padding-left: 15px; padding-right: 5px;" src="/public/site/images/aabahishti/AJSS_Cover_Page.jpg" alt="AJSS"></a>Advanced Journal of Social Science (AJSS) [ISSN: 2581-3358] is an online-only, open access, refereed journal in the field&nbsp;of sociology published by&nbsp;AIJR Publisher. This &nbsp;Social Science journal will publish free articles for the manuscript submitted in the year of 2018.&nbsp;<strong>Research articles suitable for this sociology journal includes the field of humanities, education, economics, political science, human geography, demography, psychology, sociology, history, and management, etc.&nbsp;</strong></p> https://journals.aijr.in/index.php/ajss/article/view/675 Science Project-based Learning Integrated with Local Potential to Promote Student’s Environmental Literacy Skills 2018-12-19T07:46:24+00:00 Ellin Carlina ellin.carlina@gmail.com , Djukri djukri@uny.ac.id <p>The learning process of science requires teaching which gives students the opportunity to be active in direct experience learning and thinking about the problems in real-life. However, science learning method that is widely used so far only conventionally, so it has not accommodated students in providing direct experience and solutions to real life problems. In order to realize the science learning that allows students to build their own understanding of real life problems, suitable learning model is needed and one of which is project-based learning. This research was conducted to know the effectiveness of science project-based learning which is integrated with natural potential of Baruppu’ in Junior High School students’ environmental literacy skills. Sample consisted of 50 students in grade VII of SMPN 1 Baruppu’. Quasi-experimental with Non-equivalent Control-Group Design was used to know the effectiveness of learning model in student’s environmental literacy skills: cognitive skill and environmental affect components. The study design consists of two groups: 26 students of class VIIA as experimental group and 24 students of class VIIB as control group. Data collected consisted of scores that measured cognitive skill and scores from environmental affect survey. Data analysed utilizing an independent samples t-test to determine any differences in environmental literacy skills between experimental and control groups after treatment. The result showed that the science project-based learning which is integrated with natural potential of Baruppu’ was effective to promoted student’s environmental literacy skills.</p> 2018-07-03T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.aijr.in/index.php/ajss/article/view/763 Impacts of Sugarcane Farmland Expansion towards Food Security among Sugarcane-farming Households in Khon Kaen Province, Thailand 2018-12-19T07:46:24+00:00 Itch Intarapoom itch_agri_ento36@hotmail.com Orawan Srisompun orawan.msu@gmail.com Naris Sinsiri naris.s@msu.ac.th <p>This study aimed to examine the impacts of sugarcane farmland expansion towards food security among the sugarcane-farming households in Khon Kaen Province, Thailand. A quantitative methodological approach was implemented in the study. The population of the study consisted of 3,332 sugarcane-farming households in Khon Kaen Province, who were associated with the Association of Sugarcane Farmers in the central-northeastern region during the production year of 2012/13. An interview schedule was implemented for data collection in order to collect data from the 357 sample households. Data was analyzed by the proportion of households who cultivated both sugarcane and rice. Four groups of sugarcane farming households were identified, including households where the proportion between sugarcane and rice plantation was 100:0, 75:25, 50:50, and 25:75. The research results indicated that the impact of expanding the cultivated area on the food security of farming households in Khon Kaen province could be seen at different levels, depending on the proportion of the area for cultivation of sugarcane to rice. The sugarcane-farming households with the proportion between sugarcane and rice plantation of 25:75 had the highest food security and the sugarcane-farming households with the proportion between sugarcane and rice plantation of 100:0 had the lowest food security. The study results suggested that the relevant agencies should support adequate food production in order to meet consumption requirements within the households. Promoting agricultural areas and resource management in farmland are considered to be necessary to enhance the food security of sugarcane farmers.</p> 2018-07-28T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.aijr.in/index.php/ajss/article/view/704 Moderating Effect of Confidence in Solving Problem and English Achievement on the Performance of Fourth Year Students in Physics 2018-10-02T11:00:12+00:00 Glen Loreto Villonez glenvillonez@yahoo.com <p>The study aimed to determine the influence of problem-solving confidence and English achievement on the performance of fourth year students in physics. Specifically, it sought to find out whether English achievement significantly moderate the effect of problem-solving confidence on the performance in physics. Descriptive- predictive design was utilized in the study. The study was carried out in F. Bangoy National High School to sixty fourth year students. Mean and moderated regression were used as tools in the analysis of data. Results revealed that the level of problem-solving confidence in physics was moderate; the level of academic achievement in English was proficient and the level of performance of fourth year students in physics was also proficient. Further, English achievement significantly moderates the effect of problem-solving confidence on the performance of fourth year students in physics. Therefore, it was recommended to strengthen the connection of learning English and problem-solving ability through activities that encourage students to analyze and think critically in order to arrive at a correct solution.</p> 2018-10-02T11:00:12+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.aijr.in/index.php/ajss/article/view/748 Physics Teaching with Simulation Techniques 2018-12-19T07:46:24+00:00 Mukul Kumar mk.cas@outlook.com Babu Ram Tiwari mk.cas@yahoo.com <p>The motivation of the present article is to focus on the enhancement of teaching and learning in Physics. This article emphasizes on the implementation of simulation and visualization techniques for physics teaching. A class is a union of different kind of students from different backgrounds and capabilities of learning. Some of them may visualize the problem in their mind while some of them may not. In that case, to better understand the problem, visualization of the problem may help the students to understand and to make an attempt at solving it.</p> 2018-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.aijr.in/index.php/ajss/article/view/664 An Ethnomedical Perspective of Arabic Traditional Cauterization; Al-Kaiy 2018-08-31T19:44:12+00:00 Tamer Aboushanab tamer.shaban@gmail.com Saud AlSanad alsanads@gmail.com <p>Cauterization (al-kaiy in Arabic) includes using a heated metal instrument (nail or metal rod) for skin application. This article describes the Arabic traditional cauterization from an ethnomedical view. The aims of this article are to document Arabic traditional cauterization practice, to address the beliefs and pattern of use about cauterization in various Arabic countries, and to identify adverse events and raise the safety concerns about this practice. The definition, history, historical indications, related knowledge, beliefs, the available information about the pattern of use in various Arabic countries and safety concerns are discussed. A new classification of identified complications related to cauterization is developed and described.&nbsp; Encouraging the reporting of complications due to cauterization and other traditional therapies by healthcare professionals, further field research and documentation of the knowledge related to the practice and raising the healthcare community and the public awareness towards the safety concerns and the complications related to cauterization are advised.</p> 2018-08-31T19:44:12+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journals.aijr.in/index.php/ajss/article/view/843 Population Variability and Heat Bias Prediction in a Tropical Country, Nigeria, From 2006 to 2036 2018-12-19T07:46:24+00:00 Peace Nwaerema udoson326788@yahoo.co.uk David Edokpa onodavee@yahoo.com <p>This research explores population variability and heat bias prediction in a tropical country, Nigeria from 2006 to 2036. Data were generated from the projections of the National Population Commission (NPC) using the population mathematical model for heat bias data. &nbsp;With national population growth rate of 2.67%, Nigeria recorded heat bias of 6<sup>0</sup>C in 2016, 6.1<sup>o</sup>C in 2026 and 6.2<sup>0</sup>C in 2036 as well as 0.1<sup>0</sup>C decadal variation indicating that it has exceeded the 0.5-0.25<sup>0</sup>C standard comfort threshold. The analytical results show that there is a positive association between population density and heat bias across the states of Nigeria with greater effects in states such as Lagos, Anambra, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom Ekiti, Rivers, Osun and Ebonyi due to the high concentration of people in their limited land mass. And more of the eastern states of Nigeria will have much effect of the heat bias due to their high population density. It shows that land mass does not have any association with heat bias and will likely be influenced by land modification and atmospheric characteristics. Heat wave could result to death of people; therefore, national planners should implement environmental, health and land-use management strategies with immediate action in order to make Nigeria a safe place to live.</p> 2018-11-15T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##