American International Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences 2023-01-14T17:52:56+00:00 Managing Editor Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Aims and Scope </strong></p> <p>American International Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal for social science academics. The AIJHASS aims to provide a platform for high-quality research related to Social Science Research. 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The review process may take 5-6 weeks.</li> <li><strong>DOIs at the Article Level: </strong>Each paper published in American International Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is assigned a <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DOI</a> number, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click HERE</a> to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier).</li> <li><strong>High Visibility</strong><strong>: </strong>American International Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is indexed by Google Scholar.</li> <li>American Center of Science and Education takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure adding high-quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. American Center of Science and Education takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero-tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use <span style="float: none;">Turnitin</span> to check submissions against previous publications. American Center of Science and Education works with <a style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; color: #0f5a9c; cursor: pointer;" title="" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Publons</a> to provide reviewers with credit for their work.</li> </ul> COMMUNICATING ATTITUDINAL CHANGE THROUGH BREASTFEEDING PRACTICE MEDIA CAMPAIGN: REVIEW OF RESPONSES FROM NURSING MOTHERS IN AROCHUKWU, SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA 2023-01-14T17:52:56+00:00 Samuel Okoronkwo Chukwu-Okoronkwo Victor Kelechukwu Onwuka <p><em>Studies have clearly shown that there are numerous health benefits accruing from breastfeeding, not only to infants but mothers also. However, adherence to breastfeeding practice remains a key challenge facing mothers and maternal health providers. The study which adopted survey research approach critically examined audience response to media campaign on the importance of breastfeeding in Arochukwu community of Abia State, Nigeria to determine the factors that actually militate against its practice as an ideal, healthy and accepted norm. Structured questionnaire was the principal instrument of data collection. A number of 185 respondents were randomly selected from seven health centers in the area, representing the population of the study. The data obtained were analyzed using tables and simple percentage calculation and graphs respectively to elucidate on the findings. Findings reveal that civilization/new cultural ideas were contributory to the decline in breastfeeding rate in Arochukwu. It was also found that there was a huge influence of the effects of social perception and lack of education resulting to mothers' neglect of breastfeeding practice in the area. Hence, the study concludes that the media and stakeholders in the health sector need to do more to effectively make mothers appreciate and appropriate the invaluable benefits of breastfeeding practice. It further recommends that conscious efforts should always be made by media campaigners to appropriately select and utilize suitable media channels for effective realization of objectives; more so, in the present context of addressing this key challenge of non-adherence to breastfeeding practice facing mothers generally, and particularly young mothers. </em></p> <p><strong> JEL Classification Codes: </strong>H51, H52, H53, H75</p> 2022-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Samuel Okoronkwo Chukwu-Okoronkwo , Victor Kelechukwu Onwuka ENVIRONMENTAL INSECURITY IN PAKISTAN: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND RESPONSES 2022-08-02T17:15:48+00:00 Maham Zahoor <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>This study investigates the contemporary environmental risks of air pollution and heat waves, their causes, and their impacts in Pakistan. The research aims to find out the reasons behind the response challenges despite introducing policy programs such as National Climate Change Policy Framework and initiatives like The Billion Tree Tsunami. This study has used a qualitative research approach by adding a case study analysis and an environmental expert’s opinion. The key findings have revealed that compared to the past, the nature of causes behind rising air pollution and intense heat waves has changed. Heavy traffic flow, stop-and-go traffic phenomenon, uncontrolled emissions, and rapid shifts in rainfall are the principal factors that harm Pakistan’s environment. From the expert’s point of view, the study also reveals that the response mechanism is facing hurdles due to institutional dissonance and lack of capacity building. Further, the findings suggest that a multi-layered approach involving policymakers, experts, academicians, and individuals through a community-driven approach can offer practical solutions. As the study has included the example of an individual-level digital response to current environmental threats, this research would provide a platform to make similar budget-friendly and technology-oriented approaches in the future.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;JEL Classification Codes : </strong>Q53, Q54, Q55, Q56, Q58.</p> 2022-08-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Maham Zahoor