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Journal of Social Work and Sustainable Development(JSWSD) is a multidisciplinary journal. JSWSD is an official publication of University of Sargodha and is published biannually under the Faculty of Social Work at University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan. It publishes original qualitative and quantitative research articles / review articles / case reports / short communications / systematic reviews / letter to the editors an... Read More

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Volume 1, Issue 2, 2021

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    Microfinance institutions are apparently inclined towards the welfare of the general populace. In this mission, perhaps one of the major key roles in effective dissemination of pertinent services is played by the field workers of these organizations. The latter plays an integral part in the liaison between the microfinance institute and their client. It is a role laden with obstructions and demands rigorous commitment. However, in their diligent and perpetual zeal to disseminate funds amongst the destitute and less privileged portions of society, it seems that these Microfinance channels probably end up skimming on and sometimes explicitly disregarding the welfare of their own human resource. For institutions that analogize human welfare with all of their respective undertakings, this prospective violation of the basic concept pertaining to work ethics is almost contradictory to their touted mission parameters. Towards that end, efforts need to be initiated in order to gauge the role played by the human resource of these organizations and the hindrances that the employees of these organizations face in the delivery of their services.

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    Dr. Aliya Khalid1, Dr. Ibad Ullah Sajid2, Muhammad Maaz Mohsin3

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    The present study investigated the need for intervention and application of the case management process in medical social services projects of the Punjab province, Pakistan. The study attained information from Medical Social Officers (MSOs) about the effectiveness of the case management process at Medical Social Services Projects (MSSPs) of Punjab. Medical Social Officers are not to distribute Zakat and Bait-Ul-Maal funds only; but to deal with the case of the individual client in a medical setting to achieve early recovery along with psycho-social rehabilitation and readjustment of the patient, in the family and society which can best be dealt by the application of case management process, a specialized approach of Social Work profession that involves coordinated efforts of multi-disciplinary team members in a medical setting.

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    Rabia Ishfaq1, Muhammad Safdar2, Mussarat Hussain3

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    Gram (Chickpea) is a major pulse crop of Pakistan mostly grown in the Thall desert Districts of the Punjab Province. All social, cultural, and economic activities of the farming population are mostly dependent on the income from this crop. The present descriptive study deals with the socio-economic condition of Gram’s Farmers and reveals the major reasons behind the low yield of crops. The data was collected from a sample of 100 Gram cultivating farmers taken from 4 Tehsils of District Bhakkar using a convenient sampling technique. The researcher used an Interview schedule for data collection. Findings showed that 83 percent of the total sampled population use 100 % proportion of their land only for gram cultivation and 91 % of farmers were cultivating the gram crop under the Rain-fed irrigation method. The 56 % of respondents were suffering from the low yield of crops for about last 6-7 years and the majority 88 % said that the major reason behind low yield is less and uncertain rains in the area due to climate change. The net income from 2020-21 crops was less than the farmer’s expenses. The present study confirmed the relationship between climate uncertainty & poor socio-economic condition with a low yield of crops resulting in poor rural development.

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    Arslan Asghar1, Musarat Khan2, Muhammad Safdar3

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    This research examines the implementation of technology-based learning, such as the use of android, personal computers, and IPads. The action of this research is the use of digital technology for early childhood on the role of parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This method was chosen because the researcher wanted to identify the parents' responses through a questionnaire on the use of technology as well as some of the roles of parents towards their children during taking advantage of this technology. That way, the survey method is considered very suitable to be used and in line with the function of survey research, namely to collect and explain opinions or opinions from a group of people (samples) on a particular topic. The number of samples in this study was 385 respondents (parents). The simple random technique is the sampling technique of choice used by researchers in sampling. Location research is Bahawalpur City. This research data was obtained online through the google forms platform. The instrument used is a questionnaire regarding the use of technology through the role of parents. The statements in this research questionnaire are 10 statements. There are five Likert scales used, namely very often (5), often (4), sometimes (3), never (2), and never (1).

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    Iqra Almas1*, Muhammad Salman Abbas2, Abdul Waheed3

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    This qualitative ethnographic study attempts to understand the biological and cultural causes of early aging, the problems generated due to nutrition, traditional and cultural values. This study involves 24 early aging respondents from three Union Councils of Multan city of south Punjab. The data were generated by conducting detailed face-to-face interviews with the participants. The study highlights the bio-cultural causes of early aging through thematic analysis. This study recommends that related institutions could play a significant role in educating the families to help reduce the issues of early aging people and care for them.

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    Ushna Asghar1, Khalid Iqbal2, Iqra Almas3

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    This is a quantitative study that explores the relationship between aggression, tolerance, and ethnicity. The participating ethnic groups were university students from Chitral and Dir. The data was collected using Buss Parry Aggression Scale and Interpersonal Tolerance Scale. The data shows that there is no significant difference between Chitrali and Pakhtun students on the aggression scale. Further, there is a non-significant difference between Pakhtun and Chitrali students on tolerance scales. The study suggests more education and cross-cultural interaction that might reduce violent behaviors and promote tolerance and peace.

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    Inzimam-ud-Din1 & Imran A. Sajid, Ph.D.2

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    This study is about the issues and challenges faced by the parents of special children in their educational and social life. The goal of this study was to explore and describe the issues and challenges faced by parents of special children in learning and social life in Pakistan. The study has followed the quantitative research method. The researcher has conducted a research survey through a research tool. The research tool was a questionnaire. The data was collected from the sample of the population. The sample consisted of the parents of the special children. The study has found that parents of special children have to face a lot of problems and challenges and there is a need for some governmental steps to help them.

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    Abdul Waheed1*, Iqra Almas2, Dr. Muhammad Imran Pasha3

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    The current subjective work concerning job satisfaction and teacher’s satisfaction in the public sector universities was conducted in the district of Multan, Pakistan. The subjective work is an exploratory study to know the association among the approaches of job-crafting, relational crafting, and cognitive crafting likewise psychological empowerment of teacher’s satisfaction concerning to their work who are specifically engaged to the public sector universities. The subjective work reveals the utmost positive association between the job crafting and satisfaction of teachers' work. For this purpose, sampling comprised of 300 on-duty teachers from three public sector universities (NUML, BZU, and NFC) to explore the cognitive and psychological impact on job crafting and teachers’ satisfaction in the public universities. Multiple regression analyses were performed to examine the impact. Furthermore, subjective research work indicates the significant importance of job-crafting towards a higher level of satisfaction for teachers who are engaged in universities. Job happiness is directly linked to issues such as job creation, workplace conflict, and psychological empowerment.

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    Suleman Ghaffar1, Abdul waheed2, Khalid Iqbal3

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    Tourism is one of the emerging and important industries of the world. Pakistan has got a wide potential for the development of tourism, especially in its northern areas. Kalash valley in district Chitral is one of the favorite tourist resorts, located in the extreme north of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Tourism in any area brings with it numerous changes including geographical, cultural, economic, and social changes. Such changes have both positive and negative impacts on the local community. This research aims at finding out the positive impacts of tourism on residents of Kalash valley. A survey was carried out with the locals. A structured questionnaire was designed and data was collected in the local language. The findings reveal that tourism brings with it interesting things in life. It has improved personal and community quality of life.

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    Imran Ahmad Sajid1 & Azharullah Khan2

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    Domestic violence is one of the serious crimes against women which are associated with their disadvantageous position in society. Women are prone to suffer multiple forms of this maltreatment such as social, verbal, emotional, economic, or physical violence due to different factors. The present study, based on primary data which was collected from District Bhakakr of Pakistan, deals with the relationship between domestic violence and inheritance rights of women. Data were collected from 150 respondents using a convenient sampling technique with the help of an interview schedule and analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics using SPSS software. The data indicated that females are suffering domestic violence due to rights of inheritance in a sense that only 20.7 percent of respondents’ families are willing to give the inheritance share to their daughters and 56.7 percent of respondents are forced by their in-laws to get their part of the inheritance from their family. It has been found that 45.3 percent of females suffer domestic violence due to inheritance rights and 63.3 percent of respondents are suffering economic violence in addition to facing unfair and cruel comments by their in-laws. The present study confirms a strong relationship between female rights of inheritance and domestic violence.

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    Arslan Asghar1, Mussarat Hussain2* Muhammad Safdar3