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  • Efficacy of a School-Based Universal Program for Bullying Prevention:
           Considering the Extended Effects Associated with Achievement of the Direct
           Purposes of the Program

    • Authors: Katsuyuki Yamasaki, Atsuko Umakoshi, Kanako Uchida
      Pages: 1 - 8
      Abstract: We have developed a group of universal prevention programs for children’s health and adjustment. The programs are characterized by new theories such as the somatic-marker hypothesis and enjoyable methods that utilize animated stories and games. This study adopted one of the programs, a universal program for bullying prevention in third-grade students, and evaluated its efficacy. Participants were third-grade students in two public elementary schools in Japan. Homeroom classes in the schools were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. The final intervention group included 99 children (58 boys, 41 girls) and the final control group included 96 children (45 boys, 51 girls). The program was implemented weekly in one regular 45-minute class over eight weeks for all homeroom class members. Participants completed two questionnaires both before and after the program. Similar assessment periods were used for the control group. The questionnaires assessed the main purposes of the program (to enhance the understanding of bullying, to cultivate empathetic feelings for bullying victims, and to cultivate behavioral capabilities that stop bullying), and measured the adaptive status of children in homeroom class and at school. Results indicated that all of the main program purposes were achieved in the intervention group compared to the control group. Moreover, the level of the children’s adjustment in homeroom class and at school significantly increased with the program, except for motivation for learning, which did not change. The necessity of future research that examines the sustainability of the efficacy of the program with randomized controlled trials is discussed, along with the study limitations.
      PubDate: 2017-07-13
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i8.2534
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 8 (2017)
  • Intervention Methodologies Targeting Vulnerable Youth in Frankfort,
           Kentucky: Measuring Developmental Assets

    • Authors: Herman Walston, Angela Meshack, Ronald J. Peters
      Pages: 9 - 15
      Abstract: Results from the Kentucky State University Youth Empowerment Project (KSU-YEP) are presented. The results of this study indicate that increases in the factors that support positive health outcomes can be achieved if interventions are developed and implemented with community involvement and inclusion of the target population’s values and norms.
      PubDate: 2017-07-13
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i8.2429
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 8 (2017)
  • The Political Biographies of Social Workers in a Neoliberal Era

    • Authors: Hefin Gwilym
      Pages: 16 - 25
      Abstract: It is argued in this article that since the 1980s there has been a paradigm shift away from social work as a social justice and social transformative profession to a depoliticised, neutral and technocratic activity. This shift has occured during the era of neoliberalism which some commentators regard as an example of ‘hegemony’ at work in the social work profession. The article contextualises the political nature of social work and the ascendancy of neoliberalism and its ally managerialism in the profession. It explores these phenomena through an empirical study of the political biographies of fourteen social workers who have developed into political careers, such as parliamentarians. Fourteen biographical interviews were conducted and analysed using a constructivist grounded theory analysis process. The findings demonstrate how participants sustained their social work identity in the face of the neoliberal ascendancy within the social work profession and maintained a stable social reformist political identity throughout their life course to date. It also demonstrates how strongly attached the participants are to their social work identity during their political careers. The research has importance for the social work profession not least because this group can advocate on behalf of the profession at a critical time.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i8.2551
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 8 (2017)
  • Manyama Braya in Banjar Angansari, Bali in Foucault’s Genealogy

    • Authors: Dewa A. G. Agung, Sanggar Kanto, Darsono Wisadirana, I Nyoman Ruja
      Pages: 26 - 32
      Abstract: Religious conflict in Indonesia has been escalated since the fall of Suharto from the presidency in 1998. However, there is still a harmonious life among different religious such as in Banjar Angansari, a small village in Bali, which inhabited by Moslem and Hindus. This phenomenon caused by their local wisdom called “manyama braya”which means "good neighborliness". Local wisdom in this research means local values that inherited by the local community which become guidelines to live together. There are lots of studies about manyama braya, nevertheless no one study about the history of this local wisdom in a particular area, such as Banjar Angansari, yet. Banjar Angansari is a traditional society that embraced Hinduism and Islam. This study aimed to explore the history of manyama braya in Banjar Angansari and its function for the harmony of society. This study is qualitative research using Foulcault’s’s genealogy approach. We collected the data trough deep observation in people’s life in Banjar Angansari. We also collected the data from documents, such as ancient inscription, and interviewed numerous local people including the Moslems as well as the Hindus. There are several results of this study. Firstly, the manyama braya has been existed in Banjar Angansari long before they embraced Hinduism and Islam. The Sukawana Inscription (882 AD) proved that there was a harmonious live between Hindus and those who believed in Shiva Budha, long before Islam religion started to come in this region in 1982. Therefore, there’s a continuity of history because Banjar Angansari’s people can preserve the harmonious live between different religions up to now. Secondly, there is a discontinuity of history of Banjar Angansari. The discontinuity due to the difference of religious ideology across the time from animism and dynamism, Hinduism, and Islam. Therefore, it is hoped that this research can be seen as an attempt to reconstruct Foucault’s genealogy especially about the discontinuity in history.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i8.2484
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 8 (2017)
  • Inclusion as Critique. Deconstructionist Approaches Exemplified through
           ‘Care’ of People with Cognitive Disabilities in Germany

    • Authors: Hendrik Trescher
      Pages: 33 - 43
      Abstract: The article builds on a reformulation of disability that construes disability as ‘discoursive disability’ (Trescher 2017d) and develops a conception of inclusion, which may be thought of as a deconstruction of barriers to participate in discourses and that aims at enabling access to discourses. I develop this perspective against the background of stationary housing in disability care. In this context, I refer to results of my study ‚Living space as pedagogic challenge. Institutional arrangement of residential home for people with disabilities’ (Trescher 2017c), which documents that external and internal, (in)formally assigned practices manifest as ‘disabling’ and ultimately lead to a bureaucratic overdetermination of subjects. Inclusion in this regard means to deconstruct disabling practices, such as bureaucratic overdetermination, and thus constitutes a process, which runs counter to disability. Inclusion is critical, because it deconstructs barriers to participate in discourses and therefore ultimately transforms society.
      PubDate: 2017-07-31
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i8.2563
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 8 (2017)
  • Political Parties and the Rule of Law, Kosovo’s Perspective

    • Authors: Luz Balaj, Florent Muçaj
      Pages: 44 - 49
      Abstract: The role of political parties in increasing the capacities for the rule of law and the internal development of political parties, are two issues among several ones discussed in this analysis. The reformation of political parties from nationwide movements in structured political parties was and remains a very little analyzed process. The developments in Kosovo and the solution of its final status have distracted the political parties from having the dedication towards many vital issues, such as rule of law, their internal reformation. In the end I have analyzed another issue which appears as an obstacle for substantial reforms of political parties, which is the lack of constitutional control for political parties’ programs and their way of functioning.The treatment of the organization of political life, focusing on the role of political parties and their dedication for law and order, is undoubtedly a substantial and analytical innovation, important for the political parties themselves. Having a look in general scientific analysis for political parties not only within Kosovo, we can understand that studies that treat certain segments of political parties, especially their platforms, are quite late.
      PubDate: 2017-07-31
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i8.2564
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 8 (2017)
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements

    • Authors: James Young
      First page: 50
      Abstract: International Journal of Social Science Studies (IJSSS) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether IJSSS publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 5, Number 8 Agboola O. Paul, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, MalaysiaAhmet Yıkmış, Abant Izzet Baysal Univeersity, TurkeyAmanda ElBassiouny, Spring Hill College, USABegoña Montero-Fleta, Universitat Politécnica de València, SpainBo Li, St Ambrose University, USABonnie L McIntyre, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., USAE.Ozan Aksoz, Anadolu University, TurkeyEmanuele Achino, C. D. T. O., ItalyGhazali Bello Abubakar, Sokoto State University, NigeriaGülsüm Depeli, Hacettepe University, TurkeyHenry Poduthas, West Texas A&M University, USAJadranka Svarc, Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb, CroatiaJehu Onyekwere Nnaji, University of Naples II,Italy and Globe Visions Network Italy, ItalyJulia M. Mack, Gannon University, USAK.O. Aramide, The Polytechnic Ibadan, NigeriaKatja Eman, Univerza v Mariboru, SloveniaLaura Diaconu Maxim, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza University" of Iasi, RomaniaMickey Langlais, University of Nebraska – Kearney, USAMohammad Naji Shah Mohammadi, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaPriyono, Economics Faculty Universities, IndonesiaQingzhi Huan, Peking University, ChinaRasa Poceviciene, Siauliai University, LithuaniaShariq aziz butt, Superior University Lahore, PakistanValentina Evangelista, G. d’Annunzio University, ItalyYaghoob Foroutan , The University of Waikato, New ZealandYanzhe Zhang, Jilin University, China, China/AustraliaZafer İbrahimoglu, Marmara University, Turkey
      PubDate: 2017-07-31
      DOI: 10.11114/ijsss.v5i8.2565
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 8 (2017)
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