Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences https://journalarjass.com/index.php/ARJASS <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Research Journal of Arts &amp; Social Sciences (ISSN: 2456-4761)</strong> aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/ARJASS/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of Arts, Humanities and Social sciences. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US contact@journalarjass.com (Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences) contact@journalarjass.com (Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences) Sat, 09 Jan 2021 08:55:25 +0000 OJS 3.1.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Substance Abuse and Addiction among Undergraduates in Nigerian Private Universities; Communicating Behavioural Change for Sustainable Human Development https://journalarjass.com/index.php/ARJASS/article/view/30203 <p>Substance abuse among youths and young adults in Nigeria has been a significant health problem that threatens sustainable human development. There are a number of studies that have looked into drug abuse among adolescents. Some of the studies reported that youths experiment with substance abuse at some point in their lifetime.&nbsp; However, not so many of such researchers examined the implications of drug abuse on sustainable human development. This gap was the motivation for this study. The study explored substance abuse and addiction among undergraduates in Nigerian private universities; communicating behavioural change for sustainable human development. The study was premised on the self esteem, family, availability and proneness and developmental stages theories of drug abuse. Using the purposive sampling technique, the key informant interview was used to elicit information from 140 youths who are substance abusers in a private university in south west, Nigeria. Structured interview was also conducted to elicit additional information from the Student affairs officer of the said university. Findings reveal that substance abuse among youths has multi-causal elements. Besides, it was gathered that a lot of communication measures have been directed towards changing substance abusers’ behaviour. It was recommended that wholesome concerted efforts must be made to eradicate the menace for sustainable human development.&nbsp;</p> Oluwasola, Omolola, Layefa, Goodluck, Babaleye, Samuel Oloruntobi Taye ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journalarjass.com/index.php/ARJASS/article/view/30203 Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Guided Mobile Learning for English Language Teaching: The Teachers’ Perspective https://journalarjass.com/index.php/ARJASS/article/view/30204 <p><strong>Aims:</strong> This study evaluates teachers' perspectives on the integration of guided mobile learning through the Mobile Intervention Module (MIM) in English language teaching. As previous studies suggested that there are conflicting views among scholars with regards to mobile usage in classroom learning, this paper attempts to address scholars' concerns by suggesting English language teachers' opinions on the possibility of having practical guided mobile learning activities to complement the course contents.</p> <p><strong>Study Design:</strong> This study adopts a qualitative approach.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia, between February 2019 to July 2019.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Interview sessions are conducted among four language instructors to see how they perceive the effectiveness of guided mobile learning intervention towards teaching and learning. Content Analysis is later adopted to analyse the interview data where specific themes are derived. The concept of MIM that incorporates appropriate web learning tools is developed and explained. MIM functions as a comprehensive guide that matches the course contents to the most appropriate web learning tools.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The results show that all instructors perceive guided mobile learning through the MIM positively. This study implicates that guided mobile learning could be useful in facilitating the teaching approach shift from conventional to technology-assisted, enabling the integration of interactive activities in learning, developing specific language skills and enhancing engagement. It should also be noted that there may be some adaptation barriers of mobile learning that can hinder learning process.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> While it is recommended that mobile learning is integrated with lessons, to achieve effective results, however, as suggested in the findings of this study, it has to be guided, thus a proper module that links the syllabus to the mobile apps needs to be created.</p> A. N. A. Kamal, M. A. K. Azlan, S. F. Ng, A. Manion ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journalarjass.com/index.php/ARJASS/article/view/30204 Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000 The Commodification of “Stay at Home” in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era in Indonesia https://journalarjass.com/index.php/ARJASS/article/view/30202 <p>The COVID-19 pandemic disease spreading around the world, including Indonesia, makes changes in lifestyle. Stay at home is a jargon to break the chain of virus transmission by working from home, learning at home, and praying at home. All activities are mostly done online and virtually. It certainly becomes the competitive market for the industry of media providing the services for, at least, those three activities when staying at home. In the critical paradigm area, this study discusses how ‘stay at home’ experiences the commodification and it changes into a market for the industry of media related to technology, service provider, application, and advertisement. The findings related to the level of share capitalism and high supply and demand were presented in a descriptive qualitative method. The commodification of stay at home changes the behavior pattern of people who are staying at home related to both relations and interaction, consumption patterns, and the changing needs. The nature of stay at home in people’s lives as the center of life realization, the center of cultural activity, a place for interacting with each other, in the scope of family or community, has changed into a market. Stay at home as a place to communicate people’s necessities starting from the cultural aspect, social, economy, and psychology has changed in a digital home with a virtual theme.</p> Frengki Napitupulu ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://journalarjass.com/index.php/ARJASS/article/view/30202 Sat, 09 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0000