Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies 2020-10-22T06:23:21+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> Digital Games and Co-Curricular Activities as the Influential Factors of Problem Solving Ability in Mathematics of Senior Secondary Students 2020-10-22T03:12:48+00:00 Monika Verma Vijay Jaiswal <p>This study aims to investigate digital games and co-curricular activities as the influential factors of problem solving ability in mathematics of senior secondary students. 200 students of 12<sup>th</sup> class studying mathematics were selected in sample. For the selection of sample simple random sampling was used. Data was analyzed by two-way ANOVA. The study revealed that digital games and co-curricular activities had main significant effect on mathematics problem solving ability of senior secondary students. This also revealed that there was significant interaction effect of digital games and co-curricular activities on mathematics problem solving ability. Thus, students’ mathematical problem solving ability was positively influenced by digital games and co-curricular activities. Mathematics related digital games improved mathematics problem solving ability. Digital games and co-curricular activities can be useful to develop interest and participation of the students in solving mathematics problems. So, their inclusion with interest significantly improved the delivery of instructions in mathematics.</p> 2020-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Human Resource Management Practice and Teachers’ Job Satisfaction: The Case Study of East Wollega Zone Secondary Schools, Western Ethiopia 2020-10-22T06:23:21+00:00 Fanta Wakwoya <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Human resource management is the most important function in any organization; because it is related with the responsibility of using resources for the purpose of achieving the goals of the organization. Thus, the main purpose of this study was to investigate&nbsp;the&nbsp;relationship between Human Resource Management Practice and Teachers’ Job Satisfaction in government Secondary Schools.</p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>The research design for this study was correlation research. Both quantitative and qualitative&nbsp;research&nbsp;approach&nbsp;was&nbsp;used.&nbsp;Data&nbsp;was&nbsp;collected&nbsp;through&nbsp;questionnaire&nbsp;and&nbsp;interview.&nbsp;Respondents&nbsp;were&nbsp;selected&nbsp;using&nbsp;random&nbsp;sampling&nbsp;technique&nbsp;and&nbsp;a&nbsp;total&nbsp;of&nbsp;155&nbsp;respondents&nbsp;were&nbsp;participated.&nbsp;Also,&nbsp;five&nbsp;school&nbsp;principals were purposively selected and participated in the study. The data collected were organized, analyzed, tabulated and interpreted using simple percentages, means, standard deviation, analysis of variance and Pearson correlation.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Major findings of the study are: majority of respondents reported poor teaching staff resource planning&nbsp;(M=2.14,&nbsp;SD=1.18),&nbsp;provision&nbsp;of&nbsp;training and development on various issues was inadequate&nbsp;(M=2.24,&nbsp;SD=1.32),&nbsp;performance&nbsp;appraisal practice was not based on clear and transparent procedures (M=2.05,&nbsp;SD=1.15), a good number of teachers were feeling moderate job satisfaction to the existing work environment (M=3.24,&nbsp;SD=1.35).&nbsp;Correlation&nbsp;analysis indicates significant positive interaction between human resource management and&nbsp;teachers job&nbsp;satisfaction&nbsp; (r=0.55,&nbsp;p=0.00).&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Discussion: </strong>The importance of human resource management was not acknowledged and well understood by the educational leaders. Effective human resource management can improve workforce utilization in schools and it will potentially increase the job satisfaction of teachers. Performance appraisal and supervision activities were taken as the retinue activity in the schools under study .This may have impact on teachers' job satisfaction, self improvement and school goal achievement. Thus, school administration need to design strategic system that invites the school principals in the activities of human resource management.</p> 2020-10-22T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##