Journal of Advanced Research in Social Sciences 2022-10-30T06:12:01+00:00 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: Open Journal Systems <p>Journal of Advanced Research in Social Sciences (JARSS) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that provides rapid publication of articles in all areas of Social Sciences. JARSS is an international, scholarly and peer-reviewed journal (online) published Quarterly by Diamond Scientific Publication, Lithuania.</p> Academic, Personal, and Administrative Support in an Online Learning of State Universities and Colleges in Camarines Sur, Philippines 2022-09-03T09:21:37+00:00 Maria Wendy Solomo <p>The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted educational institutions, to shift from traditional to online learning platforms which bring new challenges to learners. This study employed descriptive analysis to examine the learning barriers of “first-time online learners” and the extent of academic, administrative and personal learner support of selected state universities and colleges (SUCs) in Camarines Sur, Philippines. There were 285 students and four key informants who participated in the study. Emotional and mental distress, the intermittent internet connection and financial difficulties are the main learning barriers. Students’ emotional and mental distress could be attributed to numerous obstacles that they experience, such as lack of social interaction, inconsiderate and hard-to-reach teachers, family concerns and poor time management. Based on the respondents’ assessment, the support services provided by SUCs are implemented very extensively. However, not all SUCs assess the learner’s willingness and readiness for online learning, provide financial aid, and offer tutorial centers.</p> 2022-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Maria Wendy Solomo Google Trends Search for Sex Reveals Change in Relationship Preferences in Post-Quarantine Periods in Chile 2022-09-05T07:17:01+00:00 María Teresa Barbato Ana María Fernández Carlota F. Galán Walter Rudolph Gonzalez Pablo Vidal Quezada <p class="TTPKeywords" style="text-align: left; text-indent: 0cm;" align="left">The study investigated seasonal variations in mating behavior by analyzing the search for sex during the COVID-19 quarantine in Google trends. Causal impact analyses were used to examine the trends of Google keyword searches during the period in which the quarantine and post-quarantine period lasted in Chile, for topics related to mate preferences. Results indicated a consistent difference during the post-quarantine peaks of Google trends related to short-term and long-term mating behaviors. Such results complement research about the change in mating strategies from an evolutionary approach which predicted decreased a long-term investment during periods of uncertainty caused by the pandemic. We discuss the implications of this method to advance the comprehension the effects of pandemic on mating preferences.</p> 2022-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 María Teresa Barbato, Ana María Fernández , Carlota F. Galán, Walter Rudolph Gonzalez, Pablo Vidal Quezada Classifying Tourist Destinations in Japan for Overtourism 2022-09-18T11:48:30+00:00 Soji Lee <p>Tourism is considered an important factor that generates a feeling of satisfaction and wellbeing and contributes to subjective wellbeing and quality of life. The magnificent nature and cross-cultural understanding that tourists have never experienced bring a wider perspective to tourists. In addition, tourism development generates economic growth by increasing foreign exchange income and creating employment opportunities. The rapid growth of tourism has led to the challenge of overtourism as well as conflicts between tourists and residents over the inconvenience caused to residents and the damage caused to the cultural environment due to the cultural differences between the two groups. This phenomenon is relatively more evident at the popular tourist destinations and has aggravated as the number of tourists has grown. This research aims to define the state of overtourism at famous tourist destinations in Japan and classify the level of overtourism based on social media data, primarily from Twitter. As Kyoto is suffering from overtourism, we conduct a comparative study of four other tourist destinations with Kyoto and explore the state of overtourism based on positive and negative expressions collected during January 8 to April 18, 2020. The results show the degree of overtourism for tourism destinations can be classified by the ratio of positive and negative expressions in tweets.</p> 2022-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Soji Lee Electoral Dispute Resolution in Ghana since 1992: An Assessment of the Role of the Judiciary Arm of State 2022-09-19T13:20:40+00:00 George Hikah Benson <p>Since becoming a constitutional democracy in 1993, many electoral disputes have arisen in Ghana following elections, with both state and non-state agencies playing key roles in the resolution of these disputes at the levels of general elections, bye-elections, assembly elections, inter alia. The focus of this paper, however, is an examination of the effectiveness of the electoral dispute resolution role of the judiciary arm of state, as mandated under Articles 64(1) and 99(1) of the 1992 Fourth Republican Ghanaian Constitution. Additionally, this paper seeks to identify the underlining causes of electoral disputes in Ghana, as well as, assess the potency of the electoral structure of the country. The study adapted the qualitative research approach in gathering data from 120 respondents that were purposively selected across 16 administrative regions in the country, in addition to the use of secondary and tertiary data. The study argues that the Apex Court namely, the Supreme Court of Ghana has been largely effective in terms of electoral disputes resolution, with a bigger chunk of the credit, however, going to the citizens who are law abiding and peace loving. Furthermore, actions and inactions of the Electoral Commission (EC) as well as political parties in Ghana, have gravely contributed to the spate of electoral disputes in Ghana. Against the backdrop of these findings, it is recommended amongst others that, judges of the Superior Court of Judicature dispense justice fairly and impartially and devoid of material and political underpinnings; whilst electoral officials are urged to play the role of impartial umpires throughout election processes. The researcher argues further that, should stakeholders carefully implement recommendations of this study; the confidence of the electorate in the Ghanaian electoral system will soar once more.</p> 2022-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 George Hikah Benson Black identity formation and the civil rights in Brasil 2022-09-21T06:06:09+00:00 Karina Regina Venancio Ana Maria G. R. Oda <p>This paper aims to establish an association between black racial identity formation and the struggle to guarantee civil rights in Brazil. The consolidation of racial identity is a determining factor for the subject to become an active social agent, able to enjoy all their rights as a citizen. The introduction contextualizes matters involving identity formation in the colonial e imperial periods. Next, we examine the construction and consolidation of black identity from the legal abolition of slavery until the contemporary advances in the conquest of rights in Brazil. Finally, we observe that the consolidation of racial identity is directly linked to the organization and strengthening of Black Brazilian movement.</p> 2022-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Karina Regina Venancio, Ana Maria G. R. Oda