Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review https://ojs.rjsser.org.pk/index.php/rjsser <p><iframe src="https://rjsser.org.pk/" width="100%" height="4550"> </iframe></p> en-US editor@rjsser.org.pk (Muhammad Idris) editor@rjsser.org.pk (Hazrat Bilal) Fri, 03 May 2024 06:12:37 +0000 OJS 3.1.2.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Association of Social Support and Type ‘A’ Personality with Students Distinction at University Level https://ojs.rjsser.org.pk/index.php/rjsser/article/view/689 <p><em>This study sought to find out the association between social supports and Type 'A' personality patterns with students' distinction at the university level. The study has two objectives and two hypotheses. The study was conducted at the University of Peshawar and various departments of the University were randomly selected; the sample included Thirty (30) purposively selected participants. All the respondents were those who were high achievers in their respective departments. A quantitative approach was used to analyze the study findings. </em><em>The sample consisted of 30 students, and about 60% of them were classified as Type 'A' and the categorization was based on scores they obtained on the Type 'A' scale. The results revealed a momentous association between personality patterns and academic distinction. Results demonstrated that Type 'A' students are more dominant, responsible, and academically successful; they have a happy-go-lucky and enthusiastic personality. It is also revealed through results that the factor of social support is highly significant and shows that academic success depends on social support in great deal. These findings suggest that family help, emotional support, and social environment have an important role in individual success in educational lives. High scorers have a better family interaction pattern than other students who have minimal or no social support. The study recommended that for stakeholders. Parental awareness programs about the significance of family interaction must be provided through various gatherings like parent-teacher associations.&nbsp; Teachers should help their students to become more confident and to express their ideas and views freely. Their support will increase the chances of greater academic success in their life.</em></p> Tabassum Faiz Soleheria, Amjad Reba Copyright (c) 2024 Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ https://ojs.rjsser.org.pk/index.php/rjsser/article/view/689 Fri, 03 May 2024 05:51:30 +0000 Influence of Socio-Economic Status on Social Adjustment of University Students https://ojs.rjsser.org.pk/index.php/rjsser/article/view/692 <p><em>The purpose of the study was to investigate how undergraduate students' social adjustments at the university level are impacted by their socioeconomic status. The study's population consisted of all Sargodha University undergraduate students enrolled in various departments. A total of 550 students were chosen at random from 11 different departments. The Socio-economic status survey for students and the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire (SACQ) research scales were modified and employed; the corresponding Cronbach Alpha values were 0.90 and 0.79. This descriptive study employed the survey technique. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used in the data analysis process. Major findings were that the </em>majority of students had moderate levels of social adjustment and were from moderate SES backgrounds. Moreover, the majority of the students were better at socially adjusting to others. <em>Male students were better than female students in their social adjustment whereas students with low SES had better social adjustment than students with moderate &amp; high SES. Then, It is suggested that department administrators should arrange student-exposure events including lectures, seminars, group projects, and discussions.</em> <em>The results of this study also showed that teachers' educational practices can be greatly enhanced if they take appropriate considerations into account when taking such activities for the social adjustment of university students.</em></p> Asiya Anwar, Abida Parveen, Mushtaq Ahmad Copyright (c) 2024 Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ https://ojs.rjsser.org.pk/index.php/rjsser/article/view/692 Fri, 03 May 2024 06:08:46 +0000 Intention of Consumers to Purchase Electric Vehicles in Developing Countries https://ojs.rjsser.org.pk/index.php/rjsser/article/view/684 <p><em>Electric vehicles (EVs) have appeared as a strategic solution for minimizing vehicle emissions. For the successful integration of EVs into existing transportation frameworks, it's critical to know the reasons which influence consumer buying decisions towards EVs. This study is designed to delve into these factors, with a specific emphasis on consumer perceptions. A survey was administered in October 2023, targeting potential buyers in Qasimabad Taluka, Hyderabad City, yielding 400 valid responses. The analysis employing binary logistic regression, provided empirical insights. The outcomes revealed that gender, specifically being male, and falling within a certain income bracket were significant indicators of a propensity to acquire an EV. Conversely, individuals in their 20s and 30s were less inclined to consider purchasing EVs. These results offer actionable guidance for the formulation of marketing methodologies and act like a benchmark for stakeholders in the EV sector to enhance the effectiveness of policies aimed at promoting EV adoption.</em></p> Ali Asghar Jamali, Saima Kalwar, Zulfiqar Ali Lashari Copyright (c) 2024 Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ https://ojs.rjsser.org.pk/index.php/rjsser/article/view/684 Wed, 08 May 2024 15:15:23 +0000 Assessing Classroom Management Skills of University Teachers: A Case of University of Malakand https://ojs.rjsser.org.pk/index.php/rjsser/article/view/691 <p><em>This descriptive study analyzed classroom management skills and how it has been affected by some selected demographic variables. The researchers used a quantitative research design to explore the problem. By using a stratified random sampling method 120 university teachers were selected from nine faculties of the University of Malakand. A self-constructed questionnaire consisting of 41 Likert-type items was validated through a panel of experts and was used to collect data from the respondents. The instrument focused on three major components of classroom management skills that are content management, covenant management, and conduct management. The reliability of the instrument was established through Cronbach's alpha value which was found to be .86. The analyses of data revealed that university teachers had above-average levels of observance towards classroom management skills. Findings revealed that teachers' age, designation, and experience had a significant effect on their perceptions of classroom management skills. The results also revealed that teachers' gender, current post of service, and academic and professional qualification had no significant effect on their perceptions of classroom management skills. The study recommended that university administration with the collaboration of the Higher Education Commission may arrange in-service training opportunities to enhance their classroom management skills. For this purpose, the university may request the National Academy for Higher Education to arrange both short and long training sessions for the fresh and experienced faculty to improve their skills related to classroom management.</em></p> Saima Muhammad, Dr. Iqbal Amin Khan, Tariq Islam Copyright (c) 2024 Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ https://ojs.rjsser.org.pk/index.php/rjsser/article/view/691 Wed, 08 May 2024 15:25:48 +0000 Decreasing Costs Over Time in Construction Projects: Effective Cost Management https://ojs.rjsser.org.pk/index.php/rjsser/article/view/693 <p><em>Cost management effectiveness is a critical aspect of construction project management, with cost overruns posing significant challenges to project success. This research article investigates the phenomenon of decreasing costs over time in construction projects. It examines various strategies employed by project managers to reduce costs as projects progress, analyzes empirical data from real-world construction projects, and discusses the implications of cost reduction trends on project management practices. The study reveals that factors such as economies of scale, learning curve effects, technology advancements, and process optimization contribute to cost reduction over time. The findings provide valuable insights into effective cost management strategies and their implications for project stakeholders. The construction industry faces constant pressure to deliver projects within budget while maintaining high quality standards. Decreasing costs over time in construction projects requires strategic planning, efficient resource utilization, and continuous optimization of processes. This abstract explores various methodologies for cost reduction in construction projects, including value engineering, lean construction principles, strategic procurement, technology integration, risk management, and effective project management. By implementing these methodologies throughout the project lifecycle, construction teams can identify cost-saving opportunities, streamline operations, mitigate risks, and ultimately achieve significant cost reductions. Case studies demonstrate the tangible benefits of these methodologies in real-world construction projects, showcasing how proactive cost management strategies contribute to project success. Through careful analysis, collaboration, and innovation, construction projects can achieve cost savings while delivering high-quality results within schedule constraints.</em></p> Hafiz Muhammad Qamar Abbas, Dr. Muhammad Faisal Shahzad Copyright (c) 2024 Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ https://ojs.rjsser.org.pk/index.php/rjsser/article/view/693 Wed, 15 May 2024 04:39:44 +0000