Advances in Social Science and Culture

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ISSN / EISSN : 2640-9682 / 2640-9674
Published by: Scholink Co, Ltd. (10.22158)
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Svetlana Daly, Katrina J. Phillips, Clare M. McCann
Advances in Social Science and Culture, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.22158/assc.v4n3p39

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Soft skills are a collection of abilities instrumental to one being a successful professional. Soft skills are knowing why, what, when, and where to perform specific technical, hard skills. Traditionally, universities and other professional training providers have focused on teaching hard skills, relying on graduates to learn necessary soft skills on the job or through personal experiences. With more professional training requiring tertiary education and less work experience, a skills gap has developed between labour markets and professional training providers. A scoping review was conducted to answer two research questions: How are soft skills conceptualised and taught to health and education professionals? How are soft skills assessed for health and education professionals? The PAGER framework was utilised to present and synthesise the scoping review results. Eight themes emerged from the patterning analysis and data synthesis: Lack of definitions of soft skills; What soft skills are taught; Methods of teaching soft skills; Curriculum: Embedded vs. stand-alone courses; Use of digital tools; Assessment of soft skills; Variation of assessment tools; Limited regard for cultural competency, diversity, equality, and inclusion. These themes are discussed in relation to advances, gaps, evidence for practice, and research recommendations.
Ibtesam AbdulAziz Bajri
Advances in Social Science and Culture, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.22158/assc.v4n3p1

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The purpose of this research is to examine the speech act of welcoming unexpected guests in the Hijaz and Al-Janoub communities in Saudi Arabia. Discourse Completion Task (DCT) is adopted to gather the required data, where all the questions are open-ended questions. The study investigates how gender of the host/guest affects the welcoming speech act of an unexpected guest and what the strategies contribute to welcoming an unexpected guest in Hijaz and Al-Janoub areas. It also focuses on the significant impact of religious values among Saudis. Selected coding schemes of Ebrahimi, Pirbabaei and Mehrabad (2015), Al-Zubaidi (2012), Setin (2018), and Allami (2012) are utilized for the data analysis of this study. The results show that both of the above communities, whether males or females, accept unexpected guests. It has been revealed that language, gender, and religion have a great impact on the results of this study. The majority of the female participants opt out of communicative patterns that show rejection to welcoming strange or relative male in some situations where they are visited by a strange male or relative from the opposite sex while they are alone at home.
Yijing Xia
Advances in Social Science and Culture, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.22158/assc.v4n2p79

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As one of the most fundamental production elements of the digital economy, data has become a critical factor in determining enterprises’ competitiveness. Consequently, it is highly problematic that data monopolies frequently form in the market. Recognizing the issue, principle fourteen in “Anti-trust Guidelines on Platform Economy (Draft for Comments)” establishes a methodology for regulating data access restrictions. In addition, it reflects on the viral and debatable data monopoly problem by clearly stating that data can be perceived as an “essential facility”. In the study, it is argued that the “Essential Facilities Doctrine” has a high practical significance for regulating vertical monopoly in the traditional economy; however, it should be applied with caution under certain restrictions when dealing with data monopoly.
Yakup Durmaz, Cetin Celik
Advances in Social Science and Culture, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.22158/assc.v4n2p72

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Today, new inventions are constantly emerging. These inventions affect almost all areas of our lives and change our lifestyle, mentality and perspective on events. The Internet, and with its digitalization, is one of the important inventions that brought about such changes. Thanks to digitalization, companies have had the opportunity to market their products or services more quickly. Thanks to digitalization, customers and/or consumers can more easily have detailed information about the products that can meet their needs, taking into account criteria such as the price, quality, features and quality of the products they are looking for. In this study, the most used channels in digital marketing, which are the top roof of online marketing activities: digital platforms, mobile applications, social media sites and search engines are emphasized.
Gopal Chandra Saha, Shameem A., Mahadi M. Faisal
Advances in Social Science and Culture, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.22158/assc.v4n2p1

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Electronic-Relationship Marketing (E-RM)is an emerging marketing strategy in the banking sector of Bangladesh. For the last few years, RM and E-RM have attracted both customers and bankers as it is considered as a new ‘strategic weapon’ for maintaining proper relationships with the client. In the study, quantitative as well as qualitative data was gathered by taking personal interviews among 600 respondents, and the response rate was 100%. Empirical tests using factor analysis and tests of hypothesis using SEM were applied. An extensive analysis of the data enabled the researcher to formulate an E-RM model for the banking industry in Bangladesh to conceptualize the customer-banker relationship. It contributes to the existing body of banking and marketing literature by introducing ten factors: commitment, conflict management, responsiveness, ease of use, customization, service expense, security, communication, bonding, and trust. Most of the variables except three showed a significant and positive relationship between E-RM dimensions and customer satisfaction. The impact of customer loyalty on customer retention is also positive. The study suggests some recommendations in order to increase the effectiveness between E-RM dimensions and customer satisfaction. Finally, the thesis ends by setting out an agenda for future research.
Shengkun Sun
Advances in Social Science and Culture, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.22158/assc.v4n2p49

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Under China’s high-pressure counter-terrorism situation, the characteristics of “East Turkistan” terrorist organizations’ looseness, risk liquidity and behavioral uncertainty are becoming more and more obvious, challenging the established counter-terrorism model. To adapt to the new situation and new risks, we must not only rely on military means to suppress East Turkistan terrorism, but also strengthen the social governance of East Turkistan terrorism and dismantle its social base and extremist ideology, so as to break away from the “more counter-terrorism” approach. The more we fight against terrorism, the more we can cut off the root of the development of East Turkistan terrorism.
Terry Hyland
Advances in Social Science and Culture, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.22158/assc.v4n2p56

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Contemporary approaches to explaining the connections and reconciling perceived differences between spiritual and scientific interpretations of reality have tended to accept mainstream interpretations of physics, cosmology and biology. The resultant putative combinations of ideas-seeking to equate materialist with non-materialist worldviews-display anomalous, artificial and deeply problematic features. Instead of accepting the validity of scientific materialism-expressed in accounts offered, for instance, by Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama, and, in a more secular context, Deepak Chopra and Fritjof Capra-the central thesis of this paper is that it is more plausible to question the foundations of materialism and argue for an idealist interpretation of both science, reality and spirituality as suggested in recent work by Bernardo Kastrup, Steve Taylor and Donald Hoffman. After exploring the central claims of these new interpretations of idealism-and their principal critiques of scientific materialism-arguments that such perspectives offer a richer, more cogent and more parsimonious method of linking Eastern and Western worldviews than the flawed materialist perspectives will be explained and justified.
King Jawol Agnes B. Greene, I. A. Adetunde
Advances in Social Science and Culture, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.22158/assc.v4n2p19

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This paper presents the numerical analysis of the effectiveness of Government Policy on Gender Based Violence in Harper City, Maryland County. Data used were collected from the case study area and was analysed. The study revealed that there is a great effect on the Government Policy on Gender based violence in the case study of this article.
Heba Gouda Ahmed Awad, Laila Abd Al- Maged Ibrahim
Advances in Social Science and Culture, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.22158/assc.v4n1p49

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The study of the journalist’s relation with political authority in Egypt from 1960 to 2011 seeks to reveal, describe, analyze and interpret the journalist’s relation with political authority in Egypt during this period and to reach a model that explains the factors affecting the journalist’s relation with political authority. This is by exposing the political, legislative, social and cultural factors affecting the journalist’s relationship with political authority during the period of study. And to reveal the personal characteristics of successive political leaders during the period of study, and their role in shaping the relationship between the journalist and the political authority in Egypt. In addition to revealing the social development, personal characteristics and professional gradations of a sample of prominent journalists during the course of the study, and the role these factors played in shaping the relationship between the journalist and the political authority in Egypt. The study found that the media in general, and the press in particular, play a role in political life, whether by expressing interest groups and opinion leaders, or by relying political systems on them to reach out to the public and promote their policies at home and abroad alike. Media has also proved to be the link between the public on the one hand and political decision makers on the other. The results also confirmed that the media helps the political systems to create public opinion in favor of their policies or to mobilize public opinion against those opposing their policies, which in both cases is a dangerous and vital role. The study also revealed that the mass media can influence the minds and emotions of the public and change their attitudes and behavior in a way that serves their policies and achieves the interests and goals of the political authority. The results of the study also confirmed that the legislation and laws prevailing in each country determine the form of the relationship between the press and the political authority. The results of the study also showed that the forms of relations between journalists and politicians vary, sometimes they are confused, and sometimes stable.
Chien-Wei Kung
Advances in Social Science and Culture, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.22158/assc.v4n1p1

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It is now common for social media to regulate rumors. They claim that the purpose of this action is to safeguard social interests. However, some cases have proved that the regulation of rumor has exceeded the necessary limit, but also showed the partiality of the regulation object and the irrationality of the “rumor” standard. Although freedom of speech has boundaries, the regulation of social media is much stricter than it, which hurts social media to play its role as a public sphere. We can’t ask individuals to take too much responsibility for rumor spreading. At the same time, we can’t easily take harsh regulatory measures such as deplatforming and even legal sanctions against individuals, because this will lead to the lack of legitimacy of the regulatory behavior of social media and the aftereffect of injustice.
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