Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies 2020-02-24T16:36:51+00:00 Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong style="text-align: justify;">Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies</strong><span style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;<strong>(ISSN: 2581-6268)</strong></span>&nbsp;aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/AJESS/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of Education and Social sciences. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> A Psychometric Assessment of Parenting Style and Emotional Maturity of Parents in Kaduna Metropolis, Kaduna State, Nigeria 2020-02-24T16:36:50+00:00 Kolade Oladele Sharaye <p>The impacts of parenting styles on adolescent’s antisocial behaviors have been established; but the emotional status of the parents and its relationship with the parenting style is yet to be exploited. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between the parenting style and emotional maturity of parents. The sample consisted of two hundred and thirty two (232) participants that reside in the Kaduna metropolis of Kaduna state, Nigeria. Participants completed the validated subscale Parenting Styles and Emotional Maturity questionnaires. The scoring was done according to the scoring key in the respective manual of the questionnaire and the results were statistically analyzed and interpreted. The results indicated that there is a significant gender difference in the dimensions of emotional maturity and parenting styles. Females are more emotionally matured (t=2.480, p≤0.05*) and are more authoritative (t=2.344, p≤0.05*) and more involved (t=2.698, p≤0.01**) than male in parenting style practices. Also emotional maturity shows significant correlations with authoritarian (p≤0.000**), permissive (p≤0.000**) and uninvolved (p≤0.000**) not with authoritative style in this study. Certain personality and social differences have been suggested to explain why these differences may emerge. It is recommended that a well-designed counseling and rehabilitation programs be organized for couples and parents so as to help them gain the knowledge and emotional maturity necessary to support their parenting style. Presently, there’s paucity of studies exploring these gender based differences in emotional maturity and parenting style of both parents and the degree of similarities and differences when compared with single parents in Nigeria, and Kaduna state in particular, this is an important area that deserves further investigation.</p> 2020-02-21T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Effect of Drinking Style on Alcohol-related Harm and Readiness to Change among the Indigenous Communities of Sabah 2020-02-24T16:36:51+00:00 Asong Joseph <p><strong>Aims:</strong> This study aims to examine the effect of drinking style on alcohol-related harm and readiness to change among the indigenous communities of Sabah.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong> This study applied quantitative research design using a survey method.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> Study was conducted in the West Coast Division of Sabah, between Sept 2018 to Dec 2018.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>A total of 56 villagers between age 18 to 56 years old (29 female, 27 male) have participated in this study. Purposive sampling by using Alcohol Use Identification Test (AUDIT) was applied to select hazardous and harmful drinkers among the indigenous communities of Sabah Data were analyzed by using IBMSPSS version 22.0.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>The study found a positive and significant effect of drinking style towards alcohol-related harm and readiness to change. The willingness and ability to make changes in their current behaviour to the new behaviour of drinking indicate participants who are at the hazardous and harmful drinking styles were reported experienced negative alcohol consequences. At the same time also, participants have shown their willingness and ability to make changes in their current behaviour to the new behaviour of drinking. It can explain the positive relation between alcohol-related harm and readiness among the participants. On the other hand, the more they experience the adverse effects of alcohol, the more they want to make a change in their drinking style.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> These findings are significant to provide direction for the next action plan for intervention purposes aims to reduce the alcohol-related harm among the indigenous communities of Sabah.</p> 2020-02-19T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Investment in Human Asset: For or Against 2020-02-24T16:36:51+00:00 Gbalam Peter Eze Nelson Johnny <p>Human asset investment as an essential tool for individual, household, firm and nation building has drawn wider attention due to increasing globalization in the world economy with the felt increasing need for higher earnings and productivity. Human asset investment has been considered to be one of the fundamental solutions to the challenges facing firm’s greater productivity and nation building in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. This study thus examined the relationship between human asset investment and organization performance from various critical perspectives with the aim to making necessary policy recommendations. The study adopts logical literature review technique to present a technical evaluation of the achievements that adds to the individuals, household, firms and countries that invest in human asset. This study concluded that those companies and nations which invest in human asset have the tendency to be more successful, profitable economically, tactically placed and generally have motivated employees which in addition leads to stable and better performing employees as compared to the firm’s and nations that are less insistent in human asset investment.</p> 2020-02-18T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##