Journal of Social Science Studies

Published by Macrothink Institute, Journal of Social Science Studies is an international peer-reviewed academic research journal, which provides the best platform for researchers and scholars all over the world to share the latest findings.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original and innovative works in all social science fields. The journal focuses on, but not limited to the following topics: anthropology, arts, culture, economics, education, history, laws, linguistics, management, philosophy, politics, psychology and sociology.

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a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b). Peer review. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee(100USD).

e). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download. We aim to post articles online within 3 weeks of acceptance.


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Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal/publisher. Authors have rights to reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their own articles after publication. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. Authors shall permit the publisher to apply a DOI to their articles and to archive them in databases and indexes such as EBSCO, DOAJ, and ProQuest.


Open-access Policy

We follow the Gold Open Access way in journal publishing. This means that authors publish in the journals that provide immediate open access for readers to all articles on the publisher’s website. The readers pay nothing, while authors (or their institutions or funders) pay a publishing fee to maintain the journal operation.

All articles published are open-access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license.


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Vol 2, No 1

Journal of Social Science Studies Vol. 2, No. 1

Table of Contents


Power Dialectics and the Crisis of Identity in Anglophone Cameroonian Poetry: The Poetic Vision of Gahlia Gwangwa’a and Bate Besong PDF
Andrew T. Ngeh, Usman Suleiman p1
Exploring Ethnic Stereotypes and Prejudice Among Some Major Ethnic Groups in Ghana PDF
Victoria Wendy Lawson, Charity S. Akotia, Maxwell Asumeng p17
Sustaining Tradition and Making a Difference: Jane Addams’s Writing on Memory PDF
Barbara A. Misztal p36
Relationship Between Motivation and Organizational Commitment among Scout Volunteers in East Kalimantan PDF
Yeni Rahmawati, Norhasni Zainal Abiddin, Ihsan Ro’is p51
Is Walras’s Theory So Different From Marshall’s? PDF
Ezra Davar p64
Relationships Among Senior High Vocational School Teacher Teaching Beliefs, Self-Efficacy, Gender, and School Type PDF
Su-ching Lin, Shu-Li Chao p87
Communitivity and Intercommunitivity as Tools for Collective Learning to Address Ethnic Service Programming, Delivery and Evaluation PDF
Mambo Tabu Masinda p98
Multiple Dimensions of Biological Development: Implications for Kindergarten Readiness Among Young Children in Poverty PDF
Dominic F. Gullo p106
Using Benford’s Law for Fraud Detection in Accounting Practices PDF
Arben Asllani, Manjola Naco p129
The Role of Cognitive and Cultural Sophistication on Diversity Outcomes: Differences Across Fields of Study PDF
Brian P. An, Wei Lin Chen p144
Establishment Decision of Experience Stores: Insights into Marketing Effect PDF
Chi Chiang, Tsui-Yii Shih p165
An Examination of Household Poverty Affecting Food Insecurity in Turkey (Mus Province) PDF
Rural Roads and Agricultural Development in Swaziland PDF
Lindsay A. K., Mukole Kongolo p209
Iranian Women’s Identity and Cyberspace: Case study of Stealthy Freedom PDF
Sedigheh Karimi p221
Religious Pluralism and the Individual: The Effects and Meaning of Inter-religious Contact PDF
Scott Draper, Paul Froese, Buster Smith p234
Using Documentary Film for Authentic Representation of Phenomenological Research PDF
Gina Haines, Christopher Klopper p250
The Impact of Lecturer-Student Relationship on Self-Esteem and Academic Performance at Higher Education PDF
Sylvester Dodzi Nyadanu, Mirrielle Yayra Garglo, Timothy Adampah, Rachel Libline Garglo p264
Examination of Youth Gangs and Interventions in Three Contexts: American, European, and Turkish Experiences PDF
Serkan Tasgin, Gokhan Aksu p282
An Empirical Analysis of Factors Affecting Obesity in the Alabama Black Belt and Surrounding Counties PDF
Nii O. Tackie, Gwendolyn J. Johnson, Millicent P. Braxton, Benedicta Obeng, Beatrice Sampson p297

Journal of Social Science Studies ISSN 2329-9150

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