Category: Community Development


Gender Differences in Gambling Behaviour in Singapore

Gambling is a popular recreational activity in many countries. In 2017, a study found that 52% of Singaporeans have gambled at least once within the year. The aim of this study is to examine the state of gambling activity in the country further. In total, 684 respondents were recruited from the public at busy subway


The Impact of Mentoring on Professional Development of Young Working Adults: The MentorsHub Case Study

The impact of mentoring on professional development is unequivocal and has been long documented in academia (Zheng, Zhao & Yuan, 2020)). First, mentors provide information and skills to mentees regarding future career trajectories, options, and pathways. Second, mentors provide access into their social networks that are not otherwise formally available which further provides the mentee


Transpersonal Creative Writing Assistance as a Solution to Improve the Psychological Independence Among Santriwati in Indonesia

One of the crucial criteria for Islamic boarding schools in understanding the dynamics of psychological independence among santriwati (female students) is the presence of companions who can help them recognize their abilities and self-awareness in every moment they experience, and thus making them master the transpersonal field. This study focuses on achieving the quality of


Educational Approach of Leprosy in Primary School Students: An Approach to Social Stigma Reduction

The effort of eradicating leprosy in Indonesia has taken place for a long time, but new cases are detected up to now. The government has launched numerous efforts in light of eliminating leprosy. However, the results were not satisfactory. Medical and community approaches are equally important to be carried out simultaneously, in order to obtain


Child Protection in Violent Contexts in Different Normative Systems From an Occidental Perspective

This study aims to examine the approaches and solutions proposed by various regulatory systems about child abuse and mistreatment. The focus is on the legal systems of the United States of America and Argentina, which have taken different stances on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Two real legal cases, one from California


Program Evaluation of a School-administered Youth Facility for Children in Conflict With the Law

Rehabilitation facilities for children in conflict with the law are usually administered by government and non-government agencies. In the Philippines, a private school has pioneered the establishment of a free transformational youth facility under its mission and development program. This study aimed to evaluate their formation program using the objectives-based approach. Survey respondents consisted of


In Search of Wellness in Hong Kong: The Evolution of Delusive Public Space in the Metropolis

From a fishing village with only several hundred of the population to one of the most densely populated city and globally recognized economic body — Hong Kong has been transformed into a world-renowned city with a unique history and vivid lifestyle, which has deemed her a very mysterious place that is yet to be unfolded.


The Power of Narratives in Behavioral Policy Interventions: The Case Antanas Mockus’ Mime-Artist Interventions in Bogota, Colombia

When trying to make sense of policies and influence others, citizens and other stakeholders (including policy makers, beneficiaries, opponents and the media) rarely rely on complicated technical documents. Rather, they rely on narratives or stories about policy problems and solutions. These narrative accounts are essential to understand the particularities and effects of policy interventions in


Measuring the of Level of Commitment in Tertiary Child Health Care Units for Effective Performance in Pakistan

The objective of the study was to examine the impact of commitment of tertiary child health Care units performance in Pakistan and to identify factors associated with it. As reform attempts in Pakistan public health sector system have done over the years but regarding the improvement in health performance and delivery especially in child health


Stage of Development Indicators Outlined by the Sufficiency Economy in Highland Communities of Thailand

The highland in Thailand is located in the North mountainous complex at 500-1,400 meters above sea level covering 10.75 ha in 20 provinces, 53% of total area of the nation. The mountain populations more than 10 ethnic groups of 940,494 are poor, lack access to public services and limited participation in local development. In 2005,


An Application of Asset Based Community Development Approach: A Case Study from Rural Community in Egypt

Many communities in Egypt, specifically the rural areas, are unquestionably distressed places as a result of the major economic and political shifts that have occurred over the past few years. Strategies of community development are currently viewed as the radical remedy for poverty related problems. In Egypt, community development strategies are usually driven from traditional


Gender Differences in the Relationship between Job Instability and Depression: A Preliminary Study

Stress factors in the workplace can affect workers’ mental health, increasing the risk of developing psychological disorders. The relationship between the perception of safety of in the workplace and mental health is mediated by different factors: security of workplace, quality of relationships and internal communication, gender and type of work. Longitudinal studies showed that a


Modern Forms of University Students’ Extremist Behavior Depending on Cultural and Environmental Factors

Transformations in economic, political, social and cultural life of the modern society are causing an increase in extremist tendencies among the youth worldwide. Based on the anthropological approach, the study was aimed at identifying root causes (axiological, motivational, personal and socio-psychological) and a role of socio-cultural and environmental factors in the genesis of Russian university


Parental Socialization for Emotional and Social Development of Children in Urban Slums

This study aims at understanding the parental socialization practices, behaviors and beliefs for their child’s emotional and social development, as a result of being situated in the urban slums of Mumbai. As an ethnographic study, the objectives of understanding the context and its influence on the parental socialization behavior have been carried out using ‘spot