Advances in Social Sciences and Management <p><strong>Advances in Social Sciences and Management (ASSM)</strong> is an open access and peer-reviewed international journal published on monthly bases. Our journal aims to provide a platform for scholars and practitioners to share their innovative ideas, methods, and findings in the field of social sciences. In this edition, we have assembled a diverse collection of research articles that cover a broad range of topics within the social sciences. Our contributors come from different parts of the world, and their research draws on a range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. We hope that our readers will find these articles informative and thought-provoking.</p> Headstart Publishing - United Kingdom en-US Advances in Social Sciences and Management 3049-7108 Teachers’ Pedagogical Skills and Implementation of Trade/Entrepreneurship Subjects in Senior Secondary Schools in Uyo Education Zone, Nigeria <p>The study examined ‘Teachers’ Pedagogical Skills and Implementation of Trade/Entrepreneurship subjects in Senior Secondary Schools in Uyo Education Zone”. The design of the study was ex-post facto with a survey approach. The population of the study consisted of all 21,307 public senior secondary school II students (SS 2 students) in Uyo education zone. The sample size for the study was 600 respondents. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select the schools for the study. The instrument used for the study was “Teachers’ Pedagogical Skills and Implementation of Trade/Entrepreneurship subjects Questionnaire (TPSITESQ)”, which was validated by three experts; two experts in Curriculum and Instruction and one expert in Research Methodology all in University of Uyo. Cronbach’s Alpha statistical method was used to determine the reliability coefficient of .87 for the instrument. Five null hypotheses tested at .05 level of significance guided the study. Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) was used to test the null hypotheses. The results showed that there is significant relationship between teachers’ pedagogical skills and implementation of trade/entrepreneurship subjects in senior secondary schools. It was recommended based on the findings among other things that teachers should adopt innovating pedagogical skills that suit the trade/entrepreneurship subject he/she teaches.</p> Ukeme Ekpedeme Umoh Copyright (c) 2024 Ukeme Ekpedeme Umoh 2024-05-03 2024-05-03 2 5 01 14 10.63002/assm.25.441 Determine the Level of Strategic Planning Needs for Administrative Leaders in Public Schools in the Qamines Educational Services Office in Libya <p>The current study aimed to identify the level of the needs of administrative leaders in the Qamines Educational Services Office for strategic planning and to identify significant differences attributable to the gender variable and the job title variable. The size of the random sample was 44 school principals and deputy principals, equivalent to 66% of the population size. The descriptive method was used, and the questionnaire was the main tool of the study. The study revealed that the level of strategic planning needs for administrative leaders in public schools was medium, and that there were no statistically significant differences between the responses of the sample members attributed to the gender variable and job title.</p> Salim Ali Salim Maetoug Copyright (c) 2024 Salim Ali Salim Maetoug 2024-05-03 2024-05-03 2 5 37 49 10.63002/assm.25.447 Media Ombudsmen on the Scale in Africa: How Journalists Assess the Cameroon National Communication Council’s Sanction and Non-Suit Decisions of 2013-2015 <p>This study is an assessment of the content of the Cameroon National Communication Council’s (NCC) sanction and non-suit decisions by journalists. The purpose is to determine the perceptions Cameroon journalists have of their National Communication Council and its decisions and to establish a correlation between the perceptions and the content of the decisions.” A survey of 108 journalists working in 40 media houses across four major regions in the country was conducted between the 11<sup>th</sup> of May and the 19<sup>th</sup> of June 2015. A textual analysis of 31 NCC sanction and non-suit decisions issued from the 5<sup>th</sup> of September 2013 to the 24<sup>th</sup> of February 2015 was also done. The results show that 59.3% of the respondents from the survey and 61.3% of data from the textual analysis indicate that NCC sanctions are protective of state officials and VIPs.&nbsp; Paradoxically, most of the respondents made positive assessments of the NCC decisions in relation to accusations that the decisions were biased, selective and politically motivated with 64.8% and 57.4 % in disagreement as compared to 35.2% and 42.6% in agreement, for the survey and textual analysis respectively.&nbsp; But the findings also reveal that there is a common opinion amongst sanctioned and unsanctioned journalists that the government has an influence on NCC decisions. The study, therefore, recommends that NCC should not focus only on sanctioning journalists and media houses but should also work to encourage journalists and press freedom through the organisation of capacity building workshops for journalists in order to build their capacity to respect professionalism.&nbsp; NCC should also communicate the justifications of their decisions to dispel the opinion that their decisions are influenced by the government.</p> Stephen Mokondo Moki Kingsley Lyonga Ngange Copyright (c) 2024 Stephen Mokondo Moki, Kingsley Lyonga Ngange 2024-05-03 2024-05-03 2 5 15 36 10.63002/assm.25.450 Eating Disorders: Analysis and Therapy Based on Personality Organization <p>Eating disorders are generally described as being associated with body image, involving an attempt to reduce bodily dimensions to the maximum extent. The disorders are characterized by fasts that last for a period of one or two days, minimal food intake, vomiting and bulimic consumption. The present article proposes that the customary categorization according to symptomatic evidence is inadequate and that a more accurate classification would be based on the sufferer's level of personality organization. Such a division would enable therapy to be optimally matched to each patient (Kernberg, 1967), greatly assisting therapists in choosing and planning treatment for the individual sufferer.</p> Noga Levine-Keini Anat Shalev Copyright (c) 2024 Noga Levine-Keini, Anat Shalev 2024-05-09 2024-05-09 2 5 50 63 10.63002/assm.25.461 The Dynamics of Motivation, Satisfaction, Commitment, and Performance in Contemporary Workplaces <p>In recent years, the organizational landscape has witnessed significant changes, influencing the dynamics of motivation, job satisfaction, commitment, and performance among employees. The purpose of this study was to find the impact of motivation, commitment, and satisfaction, on performance. The study was conducted at a town hall and employed a quantitative method by a structured questionnaire to collect the data. Our findings reveal a positive and significant impact of job satisfaction on public workers' performance and that motivation and commitment strongly influence satisfaction. Furthermore, older workers, married, those with permanent contracts, lower occupational categories, individuals with lower educational qualifications, and those with longer tenure tend to report higher levels of job satisfaction.</p> Amândio Pereira Baía Eliana Isabel Pinho Santos Copyright (c) 2024 Amândio Pereira Baía, Eliana Isabel Pinho Santos 2024-05-14 2024-05-14 2 5 64 79 10.63002/assm.25.467 Anita Desai’s Fasting, Feasting as a Direct Threat to the Indian Sub-continental Patriarchal Societal Structures: A Feminist Exploration <p>A close and attentive perusal of the works by Anita Desai, one of the renowned India-born Diasporas, will show that the novelist has expressed her long-smothered outburst for the autonomy of the female of the society she lives in. And with a view to reaching her goal, she has sarcastically criticized the social norms, values, superstitious principles laid down on the females by the male members of the society. In her famous novel <em>Fasting, Feasting</em>, Uma—the protagonist—is treated as a maid servant of the family of which she is a member. She is forbidden to carry on her studies after her only brother 'Arun' – the so- called light (prodip) of the family— is born, asked to provide her mother with all types of aids she needs to bring up the child (the son). Anamika, another female character who gets a scholarship to pursue her study at Oxford University, is not allowed to go for higher study; rather she is forced to get married with an elderly man. She was indescribably persecuted by her husband and mother-in-law, and compelled to go for hysterectomy. Finally, Anamika is burned alive but nobody knows the reason. So, the condition of women of the society Anita Desai lives in is so deplorable that it surpasses the condition of women of the Dark Age just before the advent ofProphet Mohammed (peace be upon him). Thus, the present study, besides spotlighting on how Anita Desai has delineated all these incidents picturesquely in her novel, will also show how the novelist has sarcastically denunciated the patriarchal societal structures and threatened them. The research has been carried out from feminist point of view. Both primary as well as secondary sources have been explored in order to give this work a complete shape.</p> Mohammad Mozammel Haque Copyright (c) 2024 Mohammad Mozammel Haque 2024-05-16 2024-05-16 2 5 80 86 10.63002/assm.25.470