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Asian Social Science
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ISSN (Print) 1911-2017 - ISSN (Online) 1911-2025
Published by CCSE Homepage  [43 journals]
  • Social Media Preferences, Interrelations Between the Social Media
           Characteristics and Culture: A View of Arab Nations

    • Abstract: This article is a pioneering theoretical work as an approach from the perspective of combination of social media characteristics and wisdom of crowds. The aim of this article is to conceptualize the social media channels in terms of their characteristics and to discuss the correlation between social media choices and culture. This paper contributes to social media marketing theory by developing a conceptual approach that explains and offers implications pertaining to the relationship between different social media channels in the age of social media. To do this, the relevant literature has been thoroughly reviewed, and exploratory research method has been used. The study also aims to visualize the effect of cultural differences as aligned with the study of Edward Hall (1967) and Gert Hoftstede (1984). Cultural factors exert a broad and deep influence on social media choices. Arab countries are categorized as high-context culture according to Hall's dimensions. The social media reports, Arab Social Media, conducted by Dubai School of Government of the years from 2013, 2013 and 2017 were analyzed. The limited availability of the literature done on the region has limited the scope and analysis of the research. The paper concludes that social media has certain characteristics that interrelate with each other and culture has a moderation effect on the choices.
      PubDate: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:05:10 +000
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for Asian Social Science, Vol. 15, No. 6

    • Abstract: Reviewer Acknowledgements for Asian Social Science, Vol. 15, No. 6, 2019.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 11:22:56 +000
  • Migration and Rural Differentiation: Evidence from a Vietnamese Village

    • Abstract: This paper explores the links between migration and social differentiation in rural Vietnam after the reform period (2005–2015) through a case study of Maithon village, Chilang District, Bacninh Province. Since 2005, many villagers have left Maithon to work in cities, industrial zones or to find employment abroad. The migration process has transformed labour and income structures and supply in many households. However, 90 percent of Maithon households claimed on the positive contribution of remittance, while at the same time, they did not suffer from labour shortage due to the circular pattern of the migration. Therefore, rural out-migration is one of the diversification strategy which enables the villager to gain access to cash income in urban areas while still keep position in rural areas. It has resulted in the increase in the size of the middle class, rather than the generation of the gap between the rich and the poor. Through this process, migration becomes a developmental strategy, as a means for upward mobility rather than mechanism of social differentiation.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 10:07:30 +000
  • A Tiny Comment to Utilizing Religious Sources to Create Environment
           Friendly Citizens

    • Abstract: The world's assets are lessening and nature is in retreat. In less than a century, human populace and its needs for space, materials, merchandise, and conveniences have enlarged more than four times. Some of the environment spoiling problems are to remember: the over-cut of woods, depleting of wetlands, spread of horticultural advancement and high rates of pesticide and compost use, the spread of wild nuisances, unplanned clearing of forest for household stock, urbanization of foreshores, and the contamination of streams and estuaries. All these natural harms are caused because of thoughtless human works. Knowing these, issues about environmental cleaning, protecting the environment, to prevent damage to the ecological balance and such issues have been being mentioned and emphasized too often in media outlets in the last two decades. In order to implement these highlighted issues in society, foundations and associations are formed. These organizations foster to set up various activities to intensify people’s attention to the subject and create environmental awareness among public.Herewith, so many dynamics can be utilized to motivate people to be well and responsible in life. Among the dynamics, one of the most important factors that motivates people at ease is religion. Benefiting from religious motivation or sources while changing people's habits or perceptions can be a good solution in shaping conscious citizens. Moreover, to make people more sensitive about these issues and more addicted to their responsibilities, religions’ effect is inevitable. In this article, the researcher points out that with the aid of diversity and complexity of religious sources, better environment friendly citizens may appear in the society.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 09:59:05 +000
  • Key Emerging Issues in Higher Education, Fiji

    • Abstract: Fiji, an island nation located in the South Pacific has three major higher education institutions namely, “The Fiji National University, The University of the South Pacific which is also ‘the oldest university’ in the country and The University of Fiji”. This paper reviews key emerging issues that are being encountered in higher education (HE) in Fiji. The key issues’ faced by these universities, is showing a similar trend in higher education internationally which this paper examines. Plagiarism continues to be a global phenomenon which the literature objectively highlights along with problems arising due to heavy workload and negligence of not incorporating inclusive education. The paper explores possible solutions to these issues drawing evidence from the available literature. Further research on individual universities would provide greater data for analysis as well as broader solutions to the issues.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 09:52:50 +000
  • (Im)Possibility of Learning Science Through Livelihood Activities at
           Community Schools in Nepal

    • Abstract: The Science in the Learning Home (SciLH) program was designed to address two well-documented, inter-related educational problems observed in the Community High Schools in Nepal. The first relates to the achievement of students in science in Secondary Education Examination (SEE), which is below average (33 out of 75 i.e. 44%), and the second concerns the insufficiencies of the resources and instruction to discourse their traditional and livelihood requirements through school science learning activities. Funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal, as a Small Research Development and Innovation Grants (SRDIG) to the faculty member, SciLH is a title set by the researcher to provide a new and innovative concept to learn science from the home and cultural practices. The tenth-grade high school students and the community people (parents) participated in the study. Livelihood practices and activities at the home link SciLH concept aligns with the school science curriculum and textbooks with that of cultural practices. This research article offers a framework to explore factors which support the accomplishment of the ethnically different student population and parents using the outline of ethno-perspective.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 09:42:30 +000
  • A Study of Purchase Intention on Smartphones of Post 90s in Hong Kong

    • Abstract: Nowadays, people are willing to purchase their own smartphone and they heavily rely on their smartphone. In this case, smartphones have become the daily necessity among Hong Kong people. Also, nowadays Hong Kong people always look for the new model of smartphones, the trend of changing smartphones is still very strong. The purpose of this research is to study the factors affecting the purchase intention of smartphones of post 90s in Hong Kong. After reviewing the literature, this study chose three variables to study the relationship between brand name, price and social influence and purchase intention. An online questionnaire was adopted to carry out a quantitative study of post 90s in Hong Kong. The content of the survey included demographic factors and questions based on each variable. The result of the survey shows that there are two hypotheses are support in the study. One is the relationship between brand name and purchase intention and the other is relationship between social influence and purchase intention whilst price is not a significant factor influencing purchase intention. Therefore, it is strongly believe that management of smartphone producers and traders need to pay more attention to brand name and social influence in enhancing the purchase intention among post 90s in Hong Kong.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 09:32:54 +000
  • The Communication Ethics of WeChat Public Platforms

    • Abstract: In the new media era, the information is updating each passing day. Although the official communication of college education is carried out efficiently by the platform of WeChat public account, it is interfered by its muddy information, the abuse of freedom of speech and rumors spreads. This phenomenon leads to the moral misconduct and the marginalization of the legal system. It is imperative to build the communication ethics and norms of Wechat public platform in Colleges and universities. The significance of the construction of the WeChat public platform communication theory and regulations from the perspectives of disseminating the correct orientation of public opinion is discussed in this paper, in order to improve the communication information literacy of netizens and meet the need of network supervision system, and suggest the path for exploring correlative strategy.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 09:17:45 +000
  • NAFTA Country Impacts: 25 Years After Implementation

    • Abstract: This study reviews research on various aspects of trade, free trade agreements, and NAFTA specifically. With the twenty-fifth anniversary of the NAFTA enactment in January of 2019 between Canada, Mexico and the U.S., it is an opportune time to review some of the history and expectations leading up to the agreement. The economic performances of the three countries are also evaluated over the twenty-five year study time frame. Eleven metrics are used to make a general assessment as to whether the actual country performances matched the expectations. Based on the data, NAFTA was a positive influence on the three countries. Tariffs were reduced; FDI was increased; trade grew between the three countries especially intermediate trade related to supply chains; savings rates increased; inflation was reduced; unemployment also fell for two of the three countries while GDP per person soared for those same two countries. In summary, NAFTA was a success.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 09:17:45 +000
  • Developing Social Resilience and Building a Culture of Nationalism in the
           City of Batam, Indonesia

    • Abstract: International ports serve and expedited interaction between nations. Building a modern international port city and advanced society dwellers within it heavily depends on socially sustainable development, and on the level of social resilience of its residents. The rapid development of an international port city cannot disregard many foreign interests in the City’s decision making; therefore, the lack of a culture of nationalism is investigated. This paper tries to portray that building social resilience is hand-in-hand with building a culture of nationalism, and it exists in the international port city setting such as the City of Batam. A mixed method analysis is used to get determinants of social resilience and nationalism. It is used a systematic review of peer-reviewed academic journal articles published between 2013 and 2018 to scope and synthesize assessment criteria; then it is compared with the quality of socio-cultural life condition from the survey and in-depth interview. The analysis results show a correlation between economic and political powers and building the local identity and culture of nationalism. In the context of being local, being national, and being "other" in the regional area, this study also shows that building a culture of nationalism is related to socially sustainable development, and nationalism is not correlated with the place of living but to the efforts of citizen participation in sustainable development. Therefore, building social resilience is also building a culture of nationalism, and it makes an international port city distinctly unique despite its internationalism characteristic.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 09:17:45 +000
  • Looking for a Life: Nigerian Students Discuss Their Decisions to Study in

    • Abstract: The decision to migrate for (ostensibly) educational purposes, is often accompanied by psycho-social feelings of fear, sadness, guilt, pride, happiness and courage. In this report, which is part of a larger study concerning Nigerian student migration to China, five Nigerian university students discuss their motivations for leaving home and studying in China. Students were interviewed on several occasions either on the campus of their university in Guangdong province, China, or in another convenient location near the campus. Narratives were transcribed and examined for commonalities in terms of reasons given for leaving Nigeria, and affective psycho-social feelings surrounding students’ decisions. Narratives are presented in first person accounts and coded for categorical content and episodic form. Episodic form is then graphed, not for quantitative analysis, but to show the positive, neutral and negative affective emotion, displayed during discussions on specific topics. Results reveal a high degree of pride in personal ability, and in the industriousness of kin. They also reveal happiness and a sense of satisfaction by participants in moving their lives forward, and being able to help family members in Nigeria. However, there were also feelings of sadness, anger and frustration at Nigeria’s poor economy, which participants believe is the result of government ineptitude and corruption. This study is limited in that it only considers male Nigerian migrants of the Igbo tribe, studying in Guangdong province. Future researchers are advised to widen the geographical area, include other Nigerian tribal members, and women.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 09:17:45 +000
  • The Influence of User Generated Content on Purchase Intention of
           Automobiles in Sri Lanka

    • Abstract: The purpose of this study to identify the influence of user generated content on purchase intention of automobiles in Sri Lanka. The said study is based on the theory of Uses and Gratification and supportive findings. This study has been addressed the survey type research method and structured questionnaire was used to collect data and utilize sample frame of automobile followers on Facebook. Measuring the influence of user generated content on purchase intention through developed hypotheses. Researchers have used analysis technique of descriptive analysis, regression, and frequency test where statistical package for social science (SPSS) was used as the main analytical software.The results of the study discuss the main eight element affect the purchase intention of automobiles, but the two elements not strongly affect the purchase intention which were namely, homophily and trust. These two elements have weak relationship with the purchase intention. Mainly consumer resonance mediating the user generated characteristics to purchase intention of automobiles. Hence this study has been significantly contributing to the existing knowledge explaining the need, motivation (users and gratification) - consumer resonance-intention linkage in customer behaviour.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 09:17:45 +000
  • Influence of Transformational Leadership and Public Service Motivation on
           Job Performance of Nurses in Thailand

    • Abstract: Leaders’ role is significant in motivating employee performance. The present study examines the influence of transformational leadership and public service motivation (PSM) on task performance of nurses in three southernmost provinces in Thailand. Based on the data collected from 813 nurses in public hospitals, the results showed that the proposed model was well-fitted to the empirical data. The results of the study indicated that transformational leadership and public service motivation had effects directly on both task performance and contextual performance. Furthermore, transformational leadership had indirect effects on task performance and contextual performance through public service motivation. These findings suggest that nurses’ job performance could be enhanced by the motivational influence of their immediate leaders.
      PubDate: Fri, 31 May 2019 09:17:45 +000
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