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Asian Social Work Journal
ISSN : 01281577     EISSN : 01281577     DOI : -
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Articles 125 Documents
Psychosocial Dimension of Retirement Adi Fahrudin; Husmiati Yusuf; Mohd Dahlan HA Malek; Wan Anor Wan Sulaiman
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 1 No 1 (2016)
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Retirement is a unique phenomenon experienced by an individual who works very formal. One marker of retirement is lost in many aspects, including income, activities, identit themselves and friends as a source of support. For individuals who do not have the preparation, retirement is a burden that can give psychosocial implications not only to him but also to the family and society. Therefore it is necessary that there is a program that can help workers prepare yourself both before and after retirement.
A Conceptual Paper on Organizational Stressors Among Higher Education Deans Alfred Chan Huan Zhi; Mohd Dahlan Hj Malek; Ferlis Bahari
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 1 No 1 (2016)
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This is a conceptual paper to study the effects of organizational stressors that may impede the psychological, physiological and behavioral-interpersonal wellbeing of an organizational member. The study reviews literatures on what effects will general stress alter and degrade the psychological, physiological and behavioral-interpersonal wellbeing of an individual exposed to stressors. The final part of this study’s analysis is what constitutes as organizational stressors among studies that focuses specifically on higher education deans. The factors outlined in the paper were analyzed using the theoretical framework of Managerial Stress Cycle (Gmelch, 1991) and Administrative Stress Index (Gmelch, 1982). A conceptual integrative model was developed in regard to these two frameworks. Both these models are appropriate for this inquiry because, it allows the reader to understand what are the effects of organizational stressors towards psychological and physiological health and its consequences. A number of databases such as ebcohost, springer link, science direct, Jstor and emerald were used to acquire literature on the topics. Conclusions from the literature states that health ailments stemming from stressors are evident and may function as a catalyst towards more dangerous diseases. Higher education dean’s experiences with organizational stressors also seem to be evolving, incorporating new contemporary issues not seen in the past.
The Influence of Perfectionism Personality Towards Dyadic Coping within Marriage Siti Nurraihan Firdaus Binti Abdul Razak; Suzana Mohd Hoesni; Rozmi Ismail; Ezarina Zakaria
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 1 No 1 (2016)
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Divorce and the collapse of marital institutions are global issues which draws attention from many parties. As a result of the existence of quality family being a catalyst in the development of society, emphasis should be made to aspects of coping among married couples, especially during handling arising stress. Results show that research relating to dyadic coping within marriage has gradually gained attention from researchers. Many previous research indicate that personality has been a contributing factor in determining the actions taken by an individual. However, previous research has focused more on the five big traits compared to other types of personality such as perfectionism. Previous research has proved the existence of relationship between perfectionism personality with other aspects of life especially mental health and marital satisfaction. On the other hand, how much perfectionism personality influence dyadic coping within marriage still remains a question. Hence, this conceptual paper will discuss on the potential of perfectionism personality influence dyadic coping based on previous research. Eventually, implication and the importance of this study will also be discussed in the effort to encourage married couples to apply effective coping while retaining a harmonious marriage.
Changes in the Dimensions of Life of Filipino Deportees from Malaysia Bagian Aleyssa A. Abdulkarim
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 1 No 1 (2016)
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This research examined the life experiences of Filipinos deported from Malaysia. Anchored on the symbolic interaction theory, the study sought to investigate how the interpretation of these experiences defined and shaped their personhood. It documented the life experiences of Filipino deportees before and after deportation from Malaysia to determine the consequences of such forcible repatriation on their health, socio-economic, cultural and psychosocial dimensions of life. The study looked into coping strategies with life changes focusing on deportation as a main turning point and identified this event’s differential treatment considering the variables of age and sex group. The research utilized a exploratory design and presented extensive case studies of 24 Filipino deportees, eight of which are included in this paper synthesized from in-depth interviews of deportees and key informants. Other technique used were non-participant observation and data gathering from records of government offices assisting the repatriates including the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 9 and the Zamboanga City Philippines Social Welfare and Development Office. The study showed varying consequences of deportation with respect to the deportees’ health, socio-economic, cultural, and psychosocial condition. While all the respondents admitted having been adversely affected by their deportation there is evidence of remarkable resiliency and optimism as gleaned from their narrations. Deportees have varied interpretations of deportation in their lives. For some respondents, the experience meant re-connection and re-union with the family in the place of origin. For others, the experience meant free travel to their homeland. A number of respondents reported deportation was an opportunity to be free from detention, an experience which they described as "hell". Most of the deportees were stigmatized with the new identity, that of a Halau. Deportation was a shameful event to the family and friends but it has to be accepted because it happened and they made it happened. The respondents interpreted experience as evidence they were “meant to be at the lower rung of the ladder of life due to many reasons. Many reported the deportation experience meant they lost loved ones and felt diminished in individual worth and dignity. The recommendations that the study can make have been elucidated in the findings of the study which can be realize through policy formulation, advocacy, education/information, social networking and social services.
Improving The Health Related Quality of Life of Children with Autism Amelia Inbam Neelagandan; Mohd Dahlan Hj A Malek
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 1 No 1 (2016)
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This is a conceptual paper that investigates how the health related quality of life (HRQOL) of children with autism can be improved. The paper involves a literature review of background information regarding autism, studies documenting the HRQOL of children with autism and factors affecting the HRQOL of children with autism. The aim of this study is to propose an intervention procedure that will help to improve the HRQOL of children with autism. The intervention was developed based on autism clinical practice guidelines and best practice recommendations. Literature shows that HRQOL among children with autism is lower than the general population. Based on the impairment among children with autism, the factors that affect the HRQOL and best practice guidelines for autism intervention, this paper concludes that an ideal intervention program to improve the HRQOL of children with autism would be a parent training program or parent mediated intervention (PMI) that includes strategies to manage challenging behavior, adaptive skills, and social communication skills.
Relationship Between Peer Popularity and Self-Esteem Among Young Pregnant Out of Wedlock Nor Jumawaton Shahruddin; Mariani Mansor; Zainal Madon; Hanina Halimatusaadiah Hamsan
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 2 No 1 (2017)
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This study examined the relationship between peers popularity and self-esteem within the attitude towards sexual behaviour among young pregnant out of wedlock. A total of 130 teenagers pregnant out of wedlock aged between 14 years and 19 years from 4 welfare institutions in the states of Selangor, Perak, Johor and Kelantan participated in this research. Respondents were selected using stratified random sampling technique. This study utilises the three questionnaires of the Inventory Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Conformity Scale (Santor, Messervey & Kusumakar, 2000), the Rosenberg Self- Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) and Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (Hendrick & Reich, 2006). All instruments used had yielded a Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient value ranging from 0.82 to 0.90. Findings revealed that the level of peers popularity is high, level of self esteem also high and respondents indicated a high level of attitude sexual behavior. Results of Pearson’s correlation analysis revealed that there were significant relationships between peers popularity and attitudes toward sexual behavior (r= .801, p<.05) and a significant correlation between self esteem and attitude sexual behavior (r = .708, p <.05). Bootstrapping analysis revealed the role of self esteem as a mediator variables of peers popularity and self esteem with sexual attitude behavior. From the theoretical implications, this study describes the role of self esteem as a mechanism that effect the popularity of peer sexual behavior and attitude. In conclusion, peers popularity and self esteem related to sexual attitude and behavior. The study showed that risk factors such as the acceptance by the peer group have a significant direct effect on sexual behavior At the same time, this study also suggests several alternatives in order to curb sexual misconduct among the teenagers today.
The Implementation of Social Work Practice with Children in Indonesia Ellya Susilowati; Krisna Dewi; Meiti Subardhini
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 2 No 1 (2017)
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This study aimed at examining the implementation of social work practice with children in Indonesia. The research used qualitative method with a case study on nine informants who were Social Workers carrying out the task of handling children cases in the city of Bandung, Indonesia. The results showed that Social Workers had started to implement social work practice with children in handling 44 cases of children, but, according to social work practice standards with children as defined by NASW (2013) and based on pragmatic perspectives of social work with children according to Petr.CG 2004), it was not optimal. The implementation of social work practice with children was seen from aspects of practice: 1) building relationships with children should had been done with a consideration to the children’s ages; 2) assessment with children should had already used 'tools' assessment; 3) preparation of intervention plans was less involving children and families; 4) interventions was less responding to the needs of children and less applying behavior change techniques; and 5) the evaluation had not been implemented and supervised. Based on the research findings it is recommended for: 1) Training Center to provide training on the perspective of social work practice with children for Child Social Workers; and 2) Directorate of Child Welfare of the Ministry of Social Affairs to facilitate the implementation of supervision on child social work practice by supervisors; 3) Child Study Center to conduct further study on child social work practice based on clusters of child problems.
The Management and Leaderhip of Non-Governmental Organizations in Sabah Siti Noor Fazariah Bt Suis @ Mohd Rusdy; Adi Fahrudin
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 2 No 1 (2017)
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This is a concept paper on the management and leadership of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Literature reviews from previous studies were discussed in giving a thorough understanding on the management process and the leadership practised by the NGO’s leaders in their stands of their clients. The discussion on literature reviews includes the management and leadership trend of some NGO’s in Malaysia and then highlighting some major issues and challenges faced by that NGO’s and provides some strategies in terms of the management and leadership process in responding toward client’s right and the development of the non-governmental organizations.
Involvement and Multicultural Counselling Competency Among School Guidance and Counselling Teacher Towards Special Needs Students Norafifah Bali; Mohamad Hashim Othman
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 2 No 1 (2017)
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chool Guidance and Counselling Teachers who involved in the Integrated Special Education Program and the Inclusive Education Program are facing unique challenges. This unique challenge is due to their responsibility in providing guidance and counselling services to two groups of client, the mainstream students and the Special Needs Students. Previous study found that School Guidance and Counselling Teachers were less involved in providing guidance and counselling services to Special Needs Students and their counseling competence towards Special Needs Students level was indicated from low to moderate. Therefore, further studies on involvement and competencies need to be implemented. A qualitative research methodology such as Multiple Case Studies is the ideal research design for this study. There are two proposed methods of data collection, semi structured interviews and document analysis. The results of this study will contribute to the Multicultural Counselling Model in the Special Education setting and the improvement of the guideline of guidance and counselling
The Experience of Family Caregivers Living with Advanced Cancer Patients Wanda Kiyah George Albert; Zulkarnain Ahmed Hatta; Adi Fahrudin
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 2 No 1 (2017)
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This article is based on literature review regarding family experiences in taking care of advanced cancer patients. Four aspect of the family cancer experience were identified from the literature: stress, burden, self-efficacy and self-esteem. The most developed body of literature documents due to family responses towards burden and stressful experience in caregiving was caused by their unprepared and inability to provide care and lack of support from other family members and health care providers. Caregiver’s burden and stressful experiences reporting would be the strongest relationship for lower levels of self-efficacy and self-esteem. The results of this review suggest that more research is needed on family experience and consider interpersonal support as a potential source or moderator variable in enhance family quality of life.

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