Asian Social Science and Humanities Research Journal (ASHREJ) <p style="text-align: justify;"><img style="margin: 8px;" src="/public/site/images/admin/ASHREJ_FRONT_COVER.jpg" alt="Asian Social Science and Humanities Research Journal (ASHREJ)" width="151" height="212" align="left"><a href=""><strong>Asian Social Science and Humanities Research Journal (ASHREJ)</strong></a>&nbsp;is one of the official journals of the University College of Yayasan Pahang – Malaysia and a double-blind peer-reviewed international journal. The principal purpose of the journal is to publish scholarly work in the Social Science and Humanities. The research that is published may take a theoretical or speculative model as well as statistical and mathematical. Contributions are welcome from all fields, which have relevant and insightful comments to make about the Social Science and Humanities.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">All papers are subject to a double-blind peer-review process based on an initial screening by the editor criteria for evaluation include a significant contribution to the field, conceptual quality, appropriate methodology and clarity of exposition.</p> UCYP Press, Universiti College of Yayasan Pahang (UCYP) en-US Asian Social Science and Humanities Research Journal (ASHREJ) 2636-9109 A Systematic Review on The Preservice Teachers' Psychological Competency: Research Trends and Areas of Interest <table width="593"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="387"> <p>This literature review delves into the realm of preservice teachers' psychological competency through an analysis of 191 primary studies from 2475 taken based on “preservice teachers, “psychological competency development”, “teachers training programs” keywords. The distribution of these studies over the years demonstrates the evolving interest in this subject. Recent years have witnessed a surge in publications, particularly since 2021, signifying the contemporary relevance of research in this domain. The dispersion of these studies across 187 different journals underscores that research on preservice teachers' psychological competency is not confined to a single academic outlet, highlighting its importance for future researchers. Qualitative methods prominently emerge as the preferred research approach, reflecting a focus on exploring various facets of this topic. The review also identifies 187 researchers actively contributing to this field, with minimal overlap in their publications, indicating a scarcity of studies within this area. Consequently, pinpointing the most active and influential researcher remains elusive due to the infrequency of their contributions. Within the scope of preservice teachers' psychological competency, five primary research themes have emerged: competency development, preservice teachers' perceptions, preservice teachers' readiness, technology-based competency and competency evaluation. These themes underscore the multifaceted nature of research in the field of Educational Psychology and highlight the areas of current focus in this dynamic domain.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Muhlison Liah Rosdiani Nasution Copyright (c) 2023 Muhlison, Liah Rosdiani Nasution 2023-09-30 2023-09-30 5 2 1 13 10.37698/ashrej.v5i2.233 Factors Militating Against Federal Government of Nigeria’s Affordable Housing Delivery Programme <p>The housing unit deficit has been a problem for a long time in Nigeria. Successive governments have tried different methods aimed at providing affordable housing for Nigerians. In this study, the authors examine efforts by President Mohammed Buhari to provide decent and affordable housing to Nigerians during his administration, 2015 – 2023. Also evaluated was the degree of success of the president's poverty alleviation programme and job creation scheme for Nigerian youths. The study used secondary data. The specific objective was to analyse the extent to which the president has tackled the housing unit deficit through the following programmes: National Housing Programme (NHP), Family Home Fund Limited (FHF), and National Housing Fund (NHF). Relevant literature was reviewed. The findings revealed that the present administration established the FHF in 2017, and the sum of N1.5 trillion was invested into it, with the mandate to build 500,000 housing units yearly and create 1.5 million jobs, among others. The target audience could not afford to pay for the houses due to their high price. Despite heavy investment of funds, the programme failed due to poor management and corruption. The study recommended that the federal government partner with the private sector to provide mass affordable housing units. Only people with proven integrity and experience in social housing delivery should be appointed to head home ownership schemes in the future.</p> Ochuko Samuel Alagba Ediri Joseph Ugherughe Rita Egiugbo Copyright (c) 2023 Ochuko Samuel Alagba, Ediri Joseph Ugherughe, Rita Egiugbo 2023-09-30 2023-09-30 5 2 14 20 10.37698/ashrej.v5i2.260 Sustainable Tourism Development Issues: An Assessment Towards the Urban and Communities of Malacca Historical City <p>In the targets stated in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 11, we identified Malacca City from its initiative through various sustainable policies they have implemented. The city’s Green City Action Plan (2014) was established based on the 14 SDG’s main goals and outlines three key tourism sustainable development issues in Melaka in conserving its culture and heritage. Therefore, a precise problem statement was established from these issues: tourism development affects heritage sustainability and escalates conflicts on the host community's needs. Three objectives were derived from this study: to study the impact of tourism intensity in Malacca city, to evaluate the maintenance of historic properties and heritage areas in Malacca city, and to analyse the conflicts between tourism goals, heritage properties and the interests of residents. The data collection for this study was done through Google Forms, the quantitative data collection platform. The survey questionnaire was divided into four main sections: section A was for demographics, while sections B, C, and D were for the three indicators to be measured for this research. A multi-criteria option was used for section A while the remaining used a 5-level Likert to obtain the final score of the Sustainable Development Goals 11 performance in Malacca City. A total of 39 questionnaires that represented different perspectives were distributed to various respondents through Google Forms. Based on the analysis, the score for the overall SDG indicator stands at 74 %, which means a moderate level of sustainable city and community being implemented in Melaka City. Tourism is growing, and many tourists are happy to explore the beauty of Melaka, including culture and heritage. Maintenance of this treasure is essential as Melaka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The influx of tourists brings many socio-economic benefits to the local community, and there is no rejection towards the development. However, the state government and other tourism stakeholders in Melaka must foster action to apply sustainable concepts in their development.</p> Azam Azizan Azizol Siti Nur Ilyana Shaharin Illy Najihah Mohad Khazin Copyright (c) 2023 Azam Azizan Azizol, Siti Nur Ilyana Shaharin, Illy Najihah Mohad Khazin 2023-09-30 2023-09-30 5 2 21 27 10.37698/ashrej.v5i2.259 A Systematic Literature Review of Waqf’s Triple Role on Economy, Society and Environment <p>The contribution of <em>waqf</em> goes beyond traditional charity, acting as a multifaceted force stimulating economic development, fostering social empowerment, and contributing to sustainable environmental practices. In this systematic literature analysis, 29 publications are scrutinised, employing the PRISMA Flow Diagram and using a thorough search strategy encompassing Scopus and Web of Science indexes to explore the all-encompassing roles of <em>waqf.</em> Based on expert validation, these articles are categorised into three roles i.e., economic, social, and environmental. Economically, waqf addresses financial challenges through benevolent lending, supports entrepreneurs, creates employment, and mitigates poverty. Socially, it ensures access to food, funds education and healthcare, fosters entrepreneurship, provides affordable housing, and proposes innovative takaful products for flood protection. Environmentally, <em>waqf</em> serves as a funding source for rainforest conservation and supports agribusiness and green energy practices, thus indirectly optimises land use. Evolving from its religious roots, <em>waqf</em> has become a versatile tool addressing economic, social, and environmental challenges, highlighting its adaptability and significance in meeting contemporary societal needs across diverse sectors.</p> Nur Rasyidah Kamaruzaman Muhammad Shahrul Ifwat Ishak Copyright (c) 2024 Nur Rasyidah Kamaruzaman, Muhammad Shahrul Ifwat Ishak 2024-02-05 2024-02-05 5 2 28 41 10.37698/ashrej.v5i2.262