Open Access Original Research Article

The Perceptions of Primary Education Teachers on Their Occupational Burnout and the Contribution of the School Principal to Its Coping

Αpostolia Kosta, Αdamos Αnastasiou

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 10-24
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v14i330355

Contemporary and very intense pace of life and work has highlighted the importance of studying burnout syndrome that is currently used to describe a wide range of jobs and occupations. The purpose of the research is to examine the perceptions of primary education teachers about the reasons that cause burnout, as well as the measures taken by the principal in order to cope it. The research was carried out between February 2019 and April 2019 with the method of an anonymous self-completing questionnaire. All teachers working in school units, regardless of their specialty, were selected from the schools belonging to the Regional Unit of Kavala in Greece. A number was assigned to each unit, which was then recorded in a statistical table. From this table, 30 numbers were randomly selected representing 30 different schools, irrespective of their location and organisation. The sample of the research consists of 324 Primary Education teachers. The findings revealed that teachers do not feel particularly professionally exhausted or emotionally exhausted due to their profession, but instead they feel creative, believe that their goals are achieved and are willing to carry out their educational work - duty. Furthermore, as far as the feeling of personal achievement and satisfaction that teachers feel is concerned, the attitude of the principal and his/her contribution to the effectiveness of the educational leadership play an important role.

Open Access Original Research Article

The Impact of Academic Procrastination, Self-Efficacy, and Motivation on Academic Performance: Among Undergraduates in Non-State Universities in Sri Lanka

Wasantha Rajapakshe

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 25-38
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v14i330356

The aim of this research study is to identify the relationship between Academic Procrastination, with students’ personality traits such as self-efficacy and motivation to determine the impact on academic performance among undergraduates in non-state universities in Sri Lanka. Data obtained from 381 students from three non-state universities in Sri Lanka were selected through Simple Random Sampling. Structural Equation Model was adopted to determine relationship between self-efficacy, motivation and academic performance mediating with academic procrastination. The findings revealed that Academic Procrastination is a mediator between self-efficacy and motivation and has a direct impact on academic performance.  Moreover, the results revealed that self-efficacy and motivation do not have a direct impact on academic performance.

Open Access Original Research Article

Values and Performance of Teacher Education Students in the University of Eastern Philippines

Vanessa Galit- Lluz

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 39-46
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v14i330357

This paper evaluates the values and the academic performance of BEED 3 students in the University of Eastern Philippines - System. This study was specifically concerned in determining the demographic profile of the respondents in terms of age, sex, educational attainment of parents, family income, nature of employment of parents, number of children and religious affiliation. Further, this was undertaken to find out the level of the academic performance of students and the values practiced by the BEED 3 teacher education students in the three campuses of the University of Eastern Philippines System and to determine the significant relationship between the values practices by the BEED students and their academic performance. With the purpose to achieve a rigorous finding this study utilized the descriptive-correlational research design. The respondent of this study comprised the 90 students specializing in Bachelor in Elementary Education who were third year college students in the three campuses of the University of Eastern Philippines – System, drawn through a representative sample technique. Particularly the statistical tool used in this study were frequency counts, percentages, weighted mean and multiple regression analysis. Majority of the respondents were within 19-22 years of age and mostly were female. Their parents were college level, with a monthly income ranging from P 25, 000 to P 29, 000, government employees, with 5 to 6 children and Roman Catholic by faith. The students were very good in their academic performance in English, Mathematics and Values Education. However, the BEED students practiced more values in personalism, close family ties, smooth interpersonal relation, hard work and industry, love for God and rationalism. Moreover, the academic performance was significantly related to values because of the F ratio of 1.619 which is greater than the significant F of 0.206. The coefficient determination explained the degree of influence of values to academic performance, it can be inferred that students having favorable values have greater academic performance.

Open Access Original Research Article

Level of Education as an Influential Factor of Moral Value among Students of West Bengal

Nanda Dulal Ghorai, Sharif Khan, Tarun Samanta

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 47-53
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v14i330358

This paper used survey research. The main objective of the study was to know the influence of level of education on moral value among the students. Some other independent variables like- stream of education, occupation and father’s education also included in the study. 165 representatives were selected with the help of stratified random sampling technique. Moral values of the students were measured with the help of “Test for Moral Values among School Students" developed by B.M. Benjamin [1] and translated in the Bengali language by L.L. Mohakud and N.D. Ghorai [2]. Available data were analyzed through Mean, SD, t-test and one-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) using the statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) version 21. Findings of the study revealed that moral value between higher secondary (HS) level and postgraduate (PG) level students differ significantly. Other findings have been drawn accordingly. Hence, it can be concluded that as moral value/ judgment of higher secondary level students is different from the moral judgment of postgraduate level students.

Open Access Review Article

Radio as a Tool for National Development

Ibikunle Olayiwola Ajisafe

Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, Page 1-9
DOI: 10.9734/ajess/2021/v14i330354

The significant role radio plays in the development of any nation can never be overemphasized, most especially community radio. The general opinion about community radio is favorable; it has been identified as a powerful medium capable of promoting rapid change among various communities across the globe. Community radio is a cost-effective, non-formal learning medium, which can be used to reach many hitherto unreached and uneducated across vast geographic distances, communities in the most remote and isolated regions. CR has also been identified as vital in the delivery of vital developmental information to all members of the community irrespective of age, gender, or beliefs. Uninformed individuals are subjected to the tyranny of those who are informed because, without a voice, they cannot participate in the management of their land, their region, and their country, until they can understand precisely what the issues are and how they could contribute their quota to the attainment of the set goals in their environment. The transition of the "voiceless" to alert and active communities, most especially as one-health informed persons begins with community enlightenment of the benefits of both sustainable development goals and the one health policy. Community radio is identified in this work as vital to disseminating information on health and SDGs education, most especially in African communities where oral customs and indigenous languages are still distinct signatures. The work will examine the importance of community radio which its credo is information and education and the valuable contribution it can give to the attainment of sustainable development goals and its vital place in the promotion of animal-human health in African hard-to-reach communities. It will also serve as a proposal to the government on the need to implement community radio considering its impacts on the health and wellbeing of rural people in other African countries where it is in use.