Research Papers/Topics in Social Studies

Impact Of Poverty On Refugees Settlement In Kyangwali Settlement Hoima District .The Case Study Of Kyangwale Refugee Settlement

According to World Bank (2002), poverty is defined as inability of a person to live on 1 U$ per day which is equivalent to 2000 Uganda shillings Poverty has also been defined as the inability of a person to meet the basic needs such as food, shelter, education, medication and clothing. Mean while refugees are people who flew away and settle in a particular area because of wars or insurgency, diseases such as landslides, volcanic eruption among others. When they are seen in an area they a...

Continuity And Change In The Indigenous Therapeutic Systems Among The Abagusii Of Nyamira County, Kenya, 1880-2010

ABSTRACT This study is an historical exposition and analysis of the developments of indigenous therapeutic systems among the Abagusii of Nyamira County, Kenya, between 1880 and 2010. Abagusii belong to the Bantu communities of western Kenya, including the Luhyia, Kuria and Suba. The study traces continuity and change in indigenous medical practice among the Abagusii. The study has examined the status of Gusii herbal medicine on the eve of British colonialism; the encounter between Gusii...

Religious Approaches To Peace Building And Reconciliation In Areas Affected By Ethnic Conflicts Within Kuresoi North-Nakuru County, Kenya (1992-2008)

ABSTRACT In Kenya, the issue of ethnic related conflicts seems to be very prominent. Its effects have been felt both at local and national levels. Religion represented by religious individuals and organizations is often at the heart of rural communities involving many people. Guided by the biblical principles of peace, love and justice, religion has an important role to play in peace building and reconciliation. Religion has the theology and language of healing, forgiveness and reconcil...

Influence Of Converged Newsroom Platforms To The Practice Of Professional Journalism By The Herald And Daily News

ABSTRACTThe study sought to establish the influence of newsroom convergence to the practice of professional journalism by The Herald and daily News. The study sought to establish how the two publications which have opposed views are adapting to newsroom convergence and with what effect the development plays in the practice of professional journalism. The study was mainly qualitative and data was taped from the targeted population using qualitative data collection methods. The researcher made ...

Administrative Impact Of Restructured Provincial Administration On Selected Aspects Of Maintenance Of Law And Order In Kenya In 2010-2014: A Case Study Of Bomet County

ABSTRACTThis study sought to investigate administrative impact of Restructured Provincial Administration (RPA) as independent variable on maintenance of law and order as dependent variable in Bomet County, Kenya in 2010-2014. Based on the theory of legitimate domination, it focused on four selected aspects of maintenance of law and order measured in 2006-2010 and in 2010-2014. These formed the objectives of the study and include: analysis of the nature and causes of crimes committed, establis...

Factors Contributing To Poor Performance In English Language Among Learners With Mental Challenges In Regular Schools In Olchoro Zone, Narok County Kenya

ABSTRACTEnglish Language plays a central and strategic role in the school system because almostall the school subjects are taught using English language. However, students’achievement in this subject in regular schools is not encouraging. Therefore the purposeof this study was to investigate factors contributing to poor performance in Englishlanguage along learners with mental challenges in regular schools in Olchoro zone NarokCounty. The study was guided by the following objectives: to est...

Dependency in international regimes: the case of the apparel industry in sub-Saharan Africa

AbstractThis paper shows the relationship between regime and dependency theories. Its centralargument is that international regimes primarily serve the accumulation interests ofmetropolitan capitalism, and hence perpetuate dependency. Using the case of theapparel industry in sub-Saharan Africa, it brings to the fore both the dependency andstruggle in international regimes that mainstream regime theory masks. The paperconcludes that, in its struggle to embed industry, Africa will need to clear...

The Relevance Of Social Work Education For Social Development In Kenya

AbstractThis paper interrogates the contribution of professional Social work education towards social development inKenya. It is believed that fundamental to understand social work involves understanding its educationalrequirements. Social work education and Social work profession offers a varied preparation at many levels(Ginsberg, 2001). Education is available at every educational level from the community college through todoctorate. Education and training is important because it is the pre...

Social Workers’ Perceptions On The Implementation Of The Coalition On Responsible Drinking (CORD) Programme In Namibia

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to assess the perception of social workers on the implementation of the coalition on responsible drinking (CORD) programme in Namibia. The study investigated the achievements and challenges social workers at the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) experience in the implementation of the CORD programme. The study also obtained detailed information about the inputs, activities, and processes of the programme in order to uncover the achievem...

Extended Family Support And Elderly Care In Bamang, Ashanti Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Social change is causing great transformation in every area of society. The objective of this study was to examine how this transformation is affecting the traditional role of extended family to provide support and care to the elderly in rural Ghana. Bamang; a small rural community in Ashanti Region, was used as research site to collect data for the study. Methodologically, a qualitative research technique was employed, including; face to face interviews and observations as...

Perceptions Of Parents And Caregivers Regarding The Special Needs Of Children At Sunshine Day Care Centre In Walvisbay

ABSTRACT There are many challenges in raising and caring for a child with special needs. Each barrier experienced is challenging in, and of itself for parents and caregivers. When a parent or caregiver learns that a child has a disability or chronic illness, it takes them on an unexpected journey that requires constant empathy and sensitivity, towards the child. These feelings are often filled with strong emotion and difficult choices. Children with special needs are framed within the d...

Human, conceptual and technical skills as determinants of preservation management in university libraries in Southern Nigeria

AbstractPurpose – Preservation is an essential component of library management that requires special skills andcompetencies. This critical area seems to have been neglected by management of university libraries inNigeria. This paper aims to examine threats to library information resources and contributions of skills oflibrary personnel to preservation management in university libraries.Design/methodology/approach – Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. This facilitatedthe c...

Psychosocial Factors That Influence Adherence to Direct Observation Treatment Among Tb Patients in Accra Metropolis.

ABSTRACT Background: TB disease is curable, however, despite the initiation of DOTS recommended by WHO to control the epidemic; the disease remains a major public health problem globally and in Ghana. This issue can be associated with Non-adherence to DOTS among TB patients, which has resulted in an increase in TB mortality and severe forms of TB, difficult to cure. Therefore, there is the need to investigate the psychosocial factors that influence adherence to DOTS among TB patients in...

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO RECIDIVISM AMONG INMATES IN THE NSAWAM MEDIUM SECURITY PRISON

Abstract The high rate of recidivism in many countries questions the effectiveness of incarceration as a means to prevent crime as well as the criminal justice system. Recidivism leads to prison overcrowding and poor prison conditions. This study investigated factors that contribute to recidivism in the Nsawam Prison. The objectives of the study were to (a) find out why recidivists in the Nsawam prison re-offended, leading to their re-incarceration, (b) identify challenges faced b...

The Causes And Impact of Labor Unrest on Some Selected Organizations in Ghana

ABSTRACT This is a study on ihe causes and impact of labour unrest on some selected organizations in Accra. Labour unrest in Ghana has in recent time led to legal battles between perpetrators and the National Labour Commission which is an administrative body charged with settlement of industrial conflicts. Others too have led to forfeiture of workers’ salaries and some to job loss. These battles and losses, even though not novel, have gained so much notoriety in Ghanaian industrial re...


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