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> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> en-US (Dedi Sanjaya) (Siti Nor Azura Binti Azmi (Admin Assistant)) Thu, 25 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0800 OJS 60 Social Networking in the Dimensions of Economic Welfare Based on Local Communities in Minangkabau as a Model of Empowerment for Islamic Communities <p>The success of community empowerment programs is influenced by efforts to re-interpret the community as an object of empowerment. In traditional Minangkabau, a community is identical to the <em>Kaum</em>, a group of people classified by matrilineal lineage. Solid relationships and cooperation that are part of communal interaction in <em>Kaum</em> significantly are instrumental in fulfilling social and personal needs. This article tries to answer a fundamental question of how social networks of economic welfare based on the <em>Kaum</em> as a model of empowering Islamic society. To answer this question, the inductive logic of multiple case designs is used by taking five (5) <em>Kaum</em> in Nagari Tabek Patah as the locus of the study. This case study used NVIVO in the data processing. This research reveals that <em>kaum</em> social networks are formed naturally in the community, strengthened by customary norms and laws, and become a controller in realizing economic welfare.</p> Muhamad Jamil, M Bahri Ghazali, Hasan Mukmin, Syafrimen Syafril, Walhendri Azwar, Azhar Jaafar Copyright (c) 2021 Muhamad Jamil, M Bahri Ghazali, Hasan Mukmin, Syafrimen Syafril, Walhendri Azwar, Azhar Jaafar Thu, 25 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0800 Filtering Before Sharing Hoax Covid-19 Anticipation Efforts Social Media, Islamic Communication Ethics, And Public Responsibility Perspective <p>In his best-seller book "Trust Me I'm Lying: Confessions of A Media Manipulator," " Ryan Holiday divulges his actions in manipulating media news. This book is written based on his personal experiences in the blogging world, public relations, and online intrigue. The book turned out to be very relevant to the current condition of Indonesia. The Mastel survey in 2019 concluded that Social Media was the highest channel for spreading hoax news in Indonesia. The Covid-19 pandemic has become fertile ground for the spread of hoax news, both news related to efforts to prevent and control Covid-19. Official information from Government and Non-Government agencies working hard and focused on suppressing the Covid-19 number are often broken by hoax news that leads the public not to believe and underestimate Covid-19. Hoax news can also spread fear and excessive anxiety, thus encouraging people to act counter-productively to prevent and handle Covid-19. This research is intended to contribute ideas in anticipating the Covid-19 hoax from social media, Islamic communication ethics, and public responsibility. This qualitative research method is obtained from various online and mainstream media and literature and journal studies. After the data was collected, it was analyzed descriptively. The results showed that hoax news could be done by anyone regardless of gender, age, education, economy, social and political affiliation. To anticipate hoaxes, awareness of communication ethics must be raised again. This study also concludes that Islamic Communication Ethics can maintain the essential communication principles, namely honest, accurate, accessible and responsible, and constructive criticism. Anticipating hoaxes is a shared responsibility in personal, community, or government. Carefulness in receiving news is essential; filter the received news before sharing it with other people.</p> Yuliana Restiviani, Nadhar Putra, Syailendra Reza Irwansyah, Rita Zahara Copyright (c) 2021 Yuliana Restiviani, Nadhar Putra, Syailendra Reza Irwansyah, Rita Zahara Thu, 25 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0800 Unlocking Opportunities in New Norms Era Using 21st Century Technology and Application in Memorization of Qur’ān <p>COVID-19 is a catastrophic global upheaval with the potential to uphold the teaching strategy to a new level. The pandemic urges educators to be more proactive in addressing students' academic and social-emotional needs for the time being to counterbalance the unpredictable combination of distance learning and blended learning through several technologies and applications (Darling-Hammond, Linda Hyler, 2020). The research objective is to assess students' capacity for using technology and application in the New Norms Era. This research uses a self-administered questionnaire (SAQ) as the questionnaire, which has been explicitly outlined to be completed by the respondent (Lavrakas, P. J. (2008). Question forms were distributed to 22 students who registered for the courses, yet only seven responds with completed answers; regardless of the number, all students involved in New Norms learning methods and completed the semester. The result shows that students manage to complete their learning sessions with excellent grades, and there is an implication that has been found at the end of the course. The paper aims to present the use of technology and method on ongoing teaching strategy at the Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) for medical students with the integration of Aqli and Naqli in the Medical Curriculum Qur'ān memorization. The priority is on the teaching strategy and technology implementation for distance blended learning methods, including Moodle, Microsoft Teams, and Online WhatsApp video call, video recording during New Norms Era.</p> Nusairah Ramli Copyright (c) 2021 Nusairah Ramli Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0800 Determinants of Psychological Work Environment Among School Teacher in Malaysia <p>The role of a teacher is the main subject nowadays who is facing under pressure with the workload besides teaching. This research objective is to analyze the determinant psychological work environment and its impact among School Teacher in Kuantan, Pahang. The findings of this study by using questionnaires as a medium of data collection from School Teacher involved in Kuantan, Pahang. The present survey was carried out to provide the broad study capability, which ensures a more accurate sample to gather targeted result of a sample size of 340 School Teachers to draw a conclusion and gain essential decisions. The result indicates that only four of the hypotheses show a positive relationship and imply determinants of psychological work environment, which are physical health, thought, personality, and heavy workload. The findings of this study will be beneficial to the society, organization, and government that teachers play an essential role in the education sector today and serve as a future reference for researchers on the recent subject of the determinant psychological work environment.</p> Siti Aisyah Al Ayubi, Ruzita Manshor, Mohd Najib Md Saad Copyright (c) 2021 Siti Aisyah Al Ayubi, Ruzita Manshor, Mohd Najib Md Saad Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0800 Communication Strategy of Aceh Government to Handling Covid-19 Pandemic in Aceh Province <p>Corona Virus Disease 2019 or Covid-19 that firstly identified in Wuhan-China rapidly spreaded to 215 countries over the world and has not ended yet. In Indonesia, the first Covid-19 outbreak case was on March 2020 and also has spread rapidly to all provinces. Aceh is noted to be more successful in dealing with the pandemic compared to other provinces. Aceh achieved appreciation from central government and asked to share successful experiences with other provinces. This study is aimed to identify and analyze the Communication Strategy applied by Aceh Government and the challenges faced while handling the Covid-19 Pandemic in Aceh. This descriptive-analytic research uses interview, observation and documentation study techniques as data collection techniques. Furthermore, the data is processed using Constant Comparative Techniques and Domain Analysis in order to obtain relatively valid conclusions. The results of the study concluded that there were 4 (four) Communication Strategies implemented by the Aceh Government, namely: Motivational Communication Strategy, Quick Response Strategy, Leadership Commitment Communication Strategy and Mass Communication Strategy. Meanwhile, there are various challenges faced by the Aceh Government in implementing a communication strategy while handling the Covid-19 pandemic, that is; Regional Accessibility, Socio-Economic, Socio-Cultural and Religious as well as Local Political Dynamics.</p> Nadhar Putra, Syailendra Reza Irwansyah, Yuliana Restiviani, Rita Zahara Copyright (c) 2021 Nadhar Putra, Syailendra Reza Irwansyah, Yuliana Restiviani, Rita Zahara Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0800 The Rhetorical Structure of Literature Reviews in Egyptian-Authored English Research Articles in Linguistics <p>The present paper seeks to examine the rhetorical structure of the literature review (LR) sections of English research articles (RAs) written by Egyptian researchers in the field of linguistics. For this purpose, a sample of ten LRs was selected from RAs published in local and international English-medium journals in linguistics between 2013 and 2019. The study deployed hybrid techniques and approaches for data collection (random/non-random sampling) and data analysis (genre-based/corpus-driven and qualitative/quantitative). Findings showed rhetorical variation in the LRs written by both groups, especially concerning Move 2 and Move 3 that were used more frequently in the international sample than in the local one, where the focus was on Move 1. In addition, some new steps emerged. The findings also shed light on the problems within the rhetorical structure of the LRs published locally, implying that the lack of rhetorical knowledge is one of the major reasons that hinder writing professional LRs. This paper contributes to a better understanding of the generic structure of RA LRs by proposing a modified version of Kwan's (2006) model. It has pedagogical implications for teaching Egyptian and apprentice researchers how to write more effective RA LRs. Future studies on a larger corpus of complete RAs written by Egyptian and international researchers in soft and hard sciences are needed to provide more generalizable findings.</p> Hend Rabie, Deena Boraie Copyright (c) 2021 Hend Rabie, Deena Boraie Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0800 Learning Content and Process for Academically Talented Students <p>Academically talented students are students who have above average abilities, particularly in the academic since birth, and can develop through a process of training. As their ability to process learning and information is faster than the average students, they are prone to feel frustrated if they are treated the same as the average students. Hence, this study analyzes the content and learning process in-depth required by these academically talented students. The analysis document through the embedded multiple-case design was used for data collection in this study. The data were analyzed qualitatively using NVIVO 12.0 software. The results of the analysis showed that the learning content for academically talented students are; (i) content based on current issues, (ii) significant content, (iii) challenging content, (iv) advanced content, (v) inspiring content), (vi) thematic-integrative, (vii) critical knowledge and experience construction content-based, and (viii) controversial content issue and active debate. While the learning process for academically talented students are; (i) independent study, (ii) problem solving, (iii) criticism learning, (iv) effective learning, (v) inspired learning, (vi) higher-order thinking learning (HOTs), (vii) guesswork learning), (viii) inquiry learning, (ix) possibility learning, (x) exploring learning, (xi) flexibility learning), (xii) straight learning, and (xiii) giving students liberty (learner-centered). Considering the results of this study, to develop the ability of academically talented students to the maximum, behavioristic and constructivist learning and a varied combination of both can be applied.</p> Syafrimen Syafril Copyright (c) 2021 Syafrimen Syafril Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0800 The Study of Lexical Cohesion on Germany Prime Minister’s Speech Angela Merkel <p>The Cohesion of discourse is divided into two aspects, namely grammatical Cohesion, and lexical Cohesion. In this study, what will be examined is lexical Cohesion. This study aims to identify forms of lexical Cohesion in the text of the speech of German Prime Minister Angela Merkel. Text analysis of this speech uses Halliday and Hasan's cohesion theory. This research is qualitative. The design in this study is content analysis with descriptive characteristics, namely the presentation of data based on the object of research. The data observed were all lexical elements in cohesive words, phrases, clauses, and sentences. The results showed the percentage of use of lexical Cohesion included (1) 37% repetition; (2) synonymy 8%; (3) hyponymy 7%; (4) receives 2%; (5) antonymy 46%. The data shows that the lexical antonym is the most dominant lexical type found in Angela Merkel's speech text.</p> Stivani Ismawira Sinambela , Nurlela, T. Thyrhaya Zein Copyright (c) 2021 Stivani Ismawira Sinambela , Nurlela, T. Thyrhaya Zein Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0800