International Journal of Social Research

  • Relation of attitudes toward environment and animals with social and criminal-aggressive profile of adult inmates in school classes of a correctional facility

    Relation of attitudes toward environment and animals with social and criminal-aggressive profile of adult inmates in school classes of a correctional facilitys Nikolaos Hasanagas, Alexandra Bekiari University of Thessaly, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science, Greece Aim of this research is to detect determinants and effects of environmental and animal-related attitudes of inmates. A sample of correctional facility inmates in the prison secondary school was collected in 2015 (class A=23 inmates, average 36 years, and B=12 inmates, average 33…

  • “But you are a woman. You do not count.” Does The Woman Count? A Study of Chimanande Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus

    “But you are a woman. You do not count.” Does The Woman Count? A Study of Chimanande Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus Ima Usen Emmanuel Department of English, University of Uyo-Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria In many parts of Africa and in Nigerian in particular cultural obligations continues to traumatize the woman in many ways thus seeking to cripple her economically and to overpower her psychologically in spite of the woman’s self-actualization. This paper set out to re-assess Papa Nnukwu’s utterance…

  • Exploring the need for government energy policy-makers to consider social impacts

    Exploring the need for government energy policy-makers to consider social impacts 1Jane Wilson, RN*, 2Carmen M Krogh, BScPharm, 3Grace Howell, Med, EdD 1Ontario, Canada 2Independent Health Researcher, 1183 Cormac Road, RR4, Killaloe, Ontario, Canada, K0J 2A0 3Instructor, Social Foundations EDUC 5007, Western University Faculty of Education, Room 1113A, 1137 Western Rd., London, ON N6G 1G7, 519-661-2111 ext. 88619 As governments around the world aim to develop and enact policies that promote benefits to the public good, there is an increasing…

  • Current Situation of Basic Education in Poverty-stricken Counties of China in the New Era and New Rural Construction

    Current Situation of Basic Education in Poverty-stricken Counties of China in the New Era and New Rural Construction -Take County Zijin of Heyuan City in Guangdong Province as an example Zhou Zhiwu Academy of Marxism, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China Basic education in rural areas is an important part of China’s basic education system. It plays a significant role in improving the quality of the rural population and promoting the economic and social development in rural areas, and…

  • Contradictions in Christianity

    Contradictions in Christianity Kuang-ming Wu   The traditional Christianity shows itself full of contradictions when we casually look into it. Is it itself cracked to begin with? Upon reflection, we realize that its contradictions actually show how much beyond all our human wits and logic the Beyond-all is. This realization clues us into looking again, and Christianity then reveals itself with many levels of depths of love and justice in God our Creator. This paper instantiates some of these stunning…

  • Feminine Language in Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Last of the Strong Ones

    Feminine Language in Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Last of the Strong Ones Dr. Ima Emmanuel DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF UYO, UYO Literature generally evolves from a people’s historical and cultural experiences. Though both male and female writers explore their culture for sources of inspirations, and occasionally, for their techniques, the linguistic items employed by both writers to portray their visions are slightly different in the nature of language use as seen in Akachi Ezeigbo’s The Last of the Strong Ones. This…

  • Oriental Traditions [Taoism]: A Critical Option for Peace Building Initiative in the Contemporary Society

    Oriental Traditions [Taoism]: A Critical Option for Peace Building Initiative in the Contemporary Society Dr Kingsley Okoro N. Department of Philosophy and Religion, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Abakaliki-Nigeria. The 21st century seems to have been eclipsed by conflict, which makes people presume conflict as necessary part of the society resulting to emphasize on peace education. This paper having taken a critical study on various peace building models of peace education observes that these models as good us they may be…

  • Effect of Hand Washing Education on Primary School Pupils in Nkanu West Local Government Area (Lga) of Enugu State, Nigeria

    Effect of Hand Washing Education on Primary School Pupils in Nkanu West Local Government Area (Lga) of Enugu State, Nigeria Anthony C. UGWUOKE, Ph.D1; Emenike Samuel UGWU, M.Sc2; Chiedozie Okechukwu OKAFOR, PhD3;Ngozi Rita ANI, Ph.D4, and Cathrine U. ENE, Ph.D5 1.Health Department Nkanu West LGA, Enugu state, 2. Code of Conduct Tribunal, Enugu Zonal Office, Enugu, Nigeria, 3. Department of Psychology, Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, 4. Department of Health and Physical Education, Enugu state University of Science and…

  • New Challenges in Consent and Informed Consent in Society: Implantable Life-saving Medical Devices

    New Challenges in Consent and Informed Consent in Society: Implantable Life-saving Medical Devices Dennis J. Mazur, MD, PhD Senior Scholar, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Professor of Medicine (OHSU) Because of the success of keeping people alive after a life-threatening arrhythmia, the implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) has become an invasive medical device posing unique challenges to patients, physicians, and healthcare personnel. This paper examines the unique societal challenges of the ICD in the…

  • Women Empowerment for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods: Voices From Kenya

    Women Empowerment for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods: Voices From Kenyacation Susan Njogu, Dr. Doris Nyokagi, Wambu Charles Institute of Gender, Women and Development Studies, Egerton University, P.O Box 536 Egerton Rural women play a critical role in the rural economies of both developed and developing countries. In most parts of the developing world they participate in crop production and livestock care, provide food, water and fuel for their families, and engage in off-farm activities to diversify their families’ livelihoods. In addition,…