Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences <p style="text-align: justify;">Part of Royallite Global,<strong><em> Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences</em></strong><em>&nbsp;</em>publishes peer-reviewed research in all areas of social and human sciences. It encourages interdisciplinary research, fosters an environment for cross disciplinary research connections and also accepts a range of article types including reviews, short communications and replication studies. Through hybrid open access publishing model, it aims at bringing research and knowledge to the widest possible audience.&nbsp;</p> en-US <p class="copyright-statement">This open-access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY-NC-SA) license.</p> <p class="licensing"><strong>You are free to:</strong> </p> <p class="licensing">Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.</p> <p class="licensing">Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms. </p> <p class="licensing"><strong>Under the following terms:</strong> Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. </p> <p class="licensing"><strong>No additional restrictions:</strong> You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.</p> (AMOS OJWANG) Thu, 12 May 2022 19:10:48 +0000 OJS 60 Examining the challenges faced by head teachers on Social Justice Education in Dagoretti South Sub-County primary schools <p>This study sought to examine challenges of social justice education (SJE) among primary school head teachers in Dagoretti South Sub-county. Consequently, the study sought to understand how head teachers translate these challenges to meaningful decisions. The study adopted a qualitative approach to data collection and analysis. A target population of 132 schools (113 private and 19 public) was considered. A purposive sampling, through key informant sampling method was employed and 12 participants were selected based on specific school variables of interest to the study. Data was collected using interviews after which it was coded, analysed and summarized in themes with the aid of MAXQDA 2020 software. The findings showed that primary school head teachers faced a myriad of challenges related to SJE. Though they addressed the emerging issues, they showed elements of insufficiency due to the complexities compounded in the matter. There is no direct, simple and clear panacea to SJE challenges. Eliminating SJE issues is an ongoing struggle that requires joint efforts of many stakeholders. The authors recommend education stakeholders to adopt a collective SJE solution bargain that will provide lasting solutions to the problem. Further, the authors recommend a longitudinal study to explore the factors that contribute to the achievement of SJE in schools. </p> Neddy Mundia Nanjowe, Rosemary Mbogo, Niceta Ireri Copyright (c) 2022 Neddy Mundia Nanjowe, Rosemary W. Mbogo, Niceta W. Ireri Tue, 12 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Examining the role of counsellors on eating disorders in Ghana <p>This study aimed at analysing effects of eating disorder associated with humankind, with close reference to Atebubu as the case study. The study further examined the counsellors’ roles to mitigate these effects. The study adopted qualitative design because the focus was not only to compare the frequencies but also simple percentages. The analysis took into consideration fifty (50) respondents as the population sample with a balanced gender distribution of twenty-five (25) women and twenty-five (25) males. The purposive sampling technique was employed to elicit essential information for the investigation. Unstructured interviews and observation were the data collection instruments. It was identified that counsellors as agents of change in human lives should effectively counsel their clients on eating disorders. It was also discovered that, eating disorders dragged many individuals into health-related diseases and eventually, disowned their lives. Finally, it was realized that the effects of eating disorders brought about complicated diseases and life-threatening issues. Since life is essential commodity, this study recommend that populace should know when, where and what to eat to ensure good health. It was very insightful for this study to empower individuals to realize the awareness of the effects of eating disorders and its repercussion thereof. </p> Adu Joseph Copyright (c) 2022 Adu Joseph Thu, 14 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Relationship between job satisfaction and turnover intention of hotel employees <p>Employees’ happiness is important for retaining hotel staff because of the nature of their long working hours. Grounded in the Fredrick motivational theory. The survey aimed to ascertain the association between “job satisfaction and turnover intention” in hotel operational staff in the Accra metropolitan area. Using the factor analysis data techniques, four main underlying factors including “pay, supervision, promotion as well as training and advancement” were found to have explained hotel employees’ job happiness in the Accra metropolis. The correlation analysis demonstrated a negative association between job satisfaction and the intentions for turnover. The recommendation to managers is that this situation can be address by paying hotel worker with good salaries/wages as their reward whilst creating opportunities for promotion.</p> Mildred Nuong Deri, Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Theresa Domobalah Chireh, Perpetual Zaazie, Augustine Niber Copyright (c) 2022 Mildred Nuong Deri, Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Perpetual Zaazie, Augustine Niber Thu, 04 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Potential socio-economic challenges facing small-scale sugarcane production in Bungoma County, Kenya <p>The sugar industry is an important agricultural sector in Kenya. In 1995, the industry had employed over 35,000 workers and supported over 2 million people in the region. &nbsp;The sector contributes about 16% to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. Despite of its immense contribution, its output is on decline, standing at 65 tonnes from 100 tonnes per hectare. This paper investigated socio-economic factors affecting sugarcane production in Bungoma County. The study is based on the Production Theory and Correlation Design. The targeted population was 5,838 small scale sugarcane farmers in Bumula Sub-County. The coefficient of determination indicated 67.5% variance in sugarcane output relating to the socio-economic factors of the study variables. The F value was 161.406 indicating that the regression model was fitting well. The mean variance of inflation factor (VIF) was 2.349. The study revealed that education level, farm size, land ownership, farming experience, incentives, record keeping systems, extension education, cane by-products and non-contracted cane farming had significant positive effect on cane output. Input cost was found to be a major contributor of declining cane output. The study recommends that poor cane pricing, lack&nbsp;&nbsp; of&nbsp;&nbsp; extension&nbsp;&nbsp; education and inadequate financing in the sugar sector be addressed.</p> Protas Fwamba Khaemba, Philomena W. Muiruri Copyright (c) 2022 Protas Fwamba Khaemba, Philomena W. Muiruri Tue, 20 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Post COVID-19 education strategies: Envisaging learning in a post COVID-19 pandemic world <p>In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, learning has metamorphosed rapidly as never envisaged before. Accordingly, lessons learnt as a result of the pandemic will influence and shape the future of learning and assessment as the pandemic has brought about a unique opportunity to actualise changes in the education sub-sector that had hitherto been proposed but never really implemented until the pandemic struck, catching the vast majority of educational systems unawares. Notably, the COVID-19 pandemic led to worldwide closure of institutions of learning, leaving educators and learners’ to undertake learning in completely different modes, situations and locations. &nbsp;Consequently, remote learning was offered without much preparation and in some cases, without prior digital experience. This article, thus, explores education during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. &nbsp;The authors attempt to envisage education in a post COVID-19 world in light of the changes made as the pandemic raged. It is, thus, hoped that education and assessment post COVID-19 will be enhanced by the lessons learnt during the pandemic and will remain global, innovative, digital, student centred, personalised and practical.</p> Josephine Oranga, Audrey Matere Copyright (c) 2022 Josephine Oranga, Audrey Matere Mon, 10 Oct 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Exploration of the psychosocial wellbeing aspect of vulnerable populations at risk in Kakuma Refugee Camp <p style="text-align: justify;">The refugee experience is characterized by exposure in one's country of origin to numerous traumatic incidents during migration and daily stressors after settlement in the camps as a result of natural disasters, wars and persecution on the basis of their race, religion, political beliefs and social identity, who cannot rely on their country of origin to protect them. Although numerous studies on deaths, illnesses and physical traumas resulting from wars and disasters have been performed, there are scanty longitudinal studies on how psychosocial issues influence refugees' mental health and the problem-specific interventions used to address mental ill health. The prevalence of mental illnesses among refugees keeps increasing in spite existing psychiatric treatment approaches used to resolve the particular concerns associated with mental health. The general objective of the study was to exploration of the psychosocial wellbeing aspect of vulnerable populations at risk in Kakuma refugee camp, Turkana County, Kenya.</p> Aisha Zainab Harun, Angela Maiyo, Sum Tecla Jerotich Copyright (c) 2022 Aisha Zainab Harun, Angela Maiyo, Sum Tecla Jerotich Thu, 20 Oct 2022 00:00:00 +0000