Open Access Short Research Article

A Psychometric Assessment of Parenting Style and Emotional Maturity of Parents in Kaduna Metropolis, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Kolade Oladele Sharaye

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 17-26
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v6i430181

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.

Open Access Original Research Article

The Effect of Drinking Style on Alcohol-related Harm and Readiness to Change among the Indigenous Communities of Sabah

Asong Joseph

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 9-16
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v6i430180

Aims: This study aims to examine the effect of drinking style on alcohol-related harm and readiness to change among the indigenous communities of Sabah.

Study Design: This study applied quantitative research design using a survey method.

Place and Duration of Study: Study was conducted in the West Coast Division of Sabah, between Sept 2018 to Dec 2018.

Methodology: 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.

Results: 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.

Conclusion: 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.

Open Access Original Research Article

The Determinates of Revisit Intentions in Wine Cultural Event: The Moderating Role of Experience Authenticity

Tsai-Fa(TF) Yen

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 27-40
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v6i430183

The purpose of this study is to investigate the perspectives of attendees on experience authenticity of a wine culture event to assess what drives their revisit intentions. A questionnaire survey was undertaken for collecting data at a wine cultural event held at Yibin. A total of 529 valid samples were received for the further hypotheses testing. The results showed that both perceived value and event satisfaction were key antecedents of revisit intentions and the moderating role of experience authenticity was confirmed. Finally, the manageable results for wine culture event managers and future researchers were drawn.

Open Access Original Research Article

Primary School Teachers’ Perception: A Study on Assessment Components and Its Effects

Sharon Campbell-Phillips, Deb Proshad Halder, Serlange Campbell, Daneil Phillips

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 41-66
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v6i430184

This study documented teachers’ perceptions concerning the implementation of the Continuous Assessment Component of the Secondary Entrance Examination, and its effectiveness in the teaching and learning process. Specifically, the study sought to gain an understanding of the extent to which teachers are aware of what continuous assessment entails, the challenges that they encounter in its implementation and its importance to both the teaching and learning processes. The participants in this study were six female and two male teachers who varied at different levels of experience and preparation. Through interviews and questionnaires, the researcher guided the study to determine: a) what are the attitudes and perceptions of selected primary school teachers at my school, concerning the effectiveness of the continuous assessment program as a tool for assessing students, b) what do selected primary school teachers at my school consider to be the challenges that they will encounter in implementing the continuous assessment programme in their respective classes, c) how has continuous assessment affected teacher performance at my school as a result of this process, and d) what support systems do these teachers have that will assist them in the delivery of the program. The study conducted a Mixed Methods study and used the questionnaire and interview instruments to guide the collection of data for analysis. The perceived challenges that emerged were discussed according to the following headings: Benefits of continuous assessment; teachers’ perception concerning continuous assessment; attitude towards assessment; curricular challenges; instructional challenges; adequate resources and curriculum reform and effective implementation.

Open Access Review Article

Investment in Human Asset: For or Against

Gbalam Peter Eze, Nelson Johnny

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-8
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2020/v6i430179

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.