Journal of Namibian Studies : History Politics Culture 2023-09-26T08:19:14+00:00 Editorial Office [email protected] Open Journal Systems <h1>About the Journal</h1> <h3>Aims and Scope</h3> <p align="justify">The <em>Journal of Namibian Studies - History Politics Culture</em> (ISSN print 1863-5954; ISSN online 2197-5523) aims to make available to an academic audience around the world scholarly work and original research of high standards in English. JNS is inter- and transdisciplinary and the only academic journal focussing on the humanities and the social sciences which is devoted exclusively to Namibian Studies. Papers submitted to be considered for publication will be thoroughly and anonymously peer-reviewed. There are two issues per year, containing research articles, reports and analysis, primary sources and book reviews. JNS also serves as a forum for scholarly debates. </p> <p align="justify"> </p> <h3>Peer Review Process</h3> <p align="justify">The journal operates in an anonymous peer-review mode. Once a contribution has been received, it will be anonymised and thereafter dispatched to at least two independently chosen reviewers, who also will remain anonymous throughout the process. Final acceptance of submitted articles will be decided following consideration of the reviewers’ feedback and rests solely with the editors of JNS.</p> <p align="justify"> </p> <h3>Author Self-Archiving Policy</h3> <p align="justify">Authors are entitled to deposit a PDF of the version of record, i.e. the definitive published version of the article that appears in the journal, on their own personal website and/or that of their employer, following an embargo period of 24 months, provided that the Journal of Namibian Studies is attributed as the original place of publication and that correct citation details are given. Authors should also deposit the URL of their published article, in addition to the PDF version. </p> <p> </p> <h3>Open Access Policy</h3> <p align="justify">The <em>Journal of Namibian Studies - History Politics Culture</em> is openly accessible.</p> <p align="justify"> </p> <h3>Abstracting &amp; Indexing</h3> <p align="justify">Articles that appear in the <em>Journal of Namibian Studies</em> are currently indexed in the following abstracting and indexing services:</p> <p>African Studies Abstracts Online<br />BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine<br />EBSCO: Humanities Source<br />ELSEVIER: Scopus <br />ERIH PLUS: European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences<br />IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sociences (Proquest) <br />IBR: International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature<br />IBZ: International Bibliography of Periodical Literature</p> <p>JNS is also abstracted and indexed by the library of the African Studies Centre in Leiden, The Netherlands. Please visit: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></p> <p>JNS is acknowledged by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)</p> Unheard Women’s Voices: Gender Stereotypes In Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns 2023-09-16T06:01:10+00:00 Dr. J. Paul Jayakar [email protected] <p>Khaled Hosseini’s novel A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007) explores the lives of two women, Mariam and Laila, in Afghanistan during a time of political turmoil and gender inequality. The novel provides an important insight into the unheard voices of Afghan women and sheds light on feminist themes. The paper examines the women’s struggles and experiences are observed in the novel from a feminist perspective, which inspects how they cope with patriarchal societies. The novel highlights the oppressive conditions faced by women in Afghanistan and the limitations placed upon them due to societal norms and expectations. Hosseini illustrates Afghan women’s resilience and strength in the face of immense adversity through Mariam and Laila. The novel gives voice to the unheard experiences of Afghan women and raises awareness about the injustices they endure. Through its exploration of feminism, agency, female solidarity, and intersecting forms of oppression, the novel contributes to a broader understanding of gender inequality and the importance of advocating for women’s rights.</p> 2022-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Analysis Of Virtual Education And Its Impact On Personal Relationships Worldwide: A Scientometric Analysis 2023-09-19T08:48:23+00:00 Yahilina Silveira Pérez, [email protected] José Ramón Sanabria, [email protected] William Niebles Nuñez [email protected] <p>The present study aimed to conduct an exploration of the literature in order to define trends on the research topic "Virtual education and personal relationships worldwide”. The search of the available literature was carried out using the Scopus index database, considering all types of documents published from the years 1997 to 2022.&nbsp; As a result, 520 research papers were obtained, which were downloaded from Scopus in csv file format, which was processed with the Biblishiny application of the statistical software Rstudio, from which all the metrics used in this work were extracted.&nbsp; The findings found were the following: Scientific articles were the most predominant in the search carried out (410), annual productivity showed an increasing trend from the years 2017 to 2022, being the latter the most productive with 178 published research papers and finally the journal, country and authors that have the most impact in the field of study are Frontiers in psychology, China, and Wang Y.</p> 2022-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 The Effectiveness Of Constructivist Pedagogy On Mathematical Anxiety On The Students Of High I.Q. 2023-09-20T05:37:26+00:00 Neelam Suman, [email protected] Dr. Sangeeta Chauhan [email protected] <p>The students of the seventh class of the U.P. board living in Lucknow city were the population and all the 47 students of the seventh class of ‘Upper Primary School&nbsp;Mukarimnagar’ were the sample of the presented research. Purposive sampling was used to select the sample and out of 47 students in the class, 40 students were selected through a lottery system and matched on the basis of I.Q. Out of the 20 students in the experimental group, 11 students of high I.Q. and out of the 20 students existed in the control group, 10 students of high I.Q. existed in the experiment. Through ‘Non-Equivalent Post-Test-Only Control Group design’ the researcher taught all 11 students of the experimental group of high I.Q. using self-made constructivist pedagogy-based instructional material (teaching modules) and all the 10 students of the control group of high I.Q. were taught from the pre-determined unit of the class seventh math’s textbook through traditional teaching method using chalk and talk procedure till one and half months in every working day in the school. After this in the post-test, the data was collected on the mathematical anxiety of the students using a self-developed and standardized ‘Mathematical Anxiety Scale’. The normality of the experimental group of high I.Q. was found 0.082 and the control group was found 0.838. The homogeneity between both groups was found 0.265.&nbsp; The mean of the scores obtained on the scale of the experimental group students was 102.55&nbsp; and the mean of the control group students was 131.20. The t-value between both groups was found 12.34 with at 0.01 level of significance. The research explored that the mathematical anxiety of the students of the experimental group of high I.Q. was found 52.33% and the control group was found 67.0%. The experimental group students of high I.Q. have ‘average mathematical anxiety’ and the students of the control group of high I.Q. have ‘high mathematical anxiety’.</p> 2022-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 An Exploration For Factors Affecting Retention Of Employees In Private Senior Secondary School - With Special Reference To Delhi-NCR Region 2023-09-26T08:16:21+00:00 Vikas, Research Scholar, [email protected] Dr. Sushma Sharma, Associate Professor [email protected] <p>The retention of employees is an important issue for private senior secondary schools. High employee turnover can lead to increased costs and a negative impact on student outcomes. To address this issue, schools need to understand the factors that influence employee retention and develop effective strategies to retain their employees. These strategies may include providing opportunities for professional development, offering competitive compensation and benefits packages, creating a positive and supportive work environment, and implementing effective communication channels between management and employees. This study aims to identify the factors influencing employee retention in private senior secondary schools in the Delhi-NCR region. The research was conducted using a mixed-methods approach that involved both qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques. The study found that factors such as salary, job security, job satisfaction, work-life balance, and organizational culture have a significant impact on employee retention in private senior secondary schools. The findings of this research suggest that schools need to develop effective strategies that address the concerns of their employees to enhance their retention rates. The study provides insights and recommendations to the private senior secondary schools to improve employee retention and ultimately, the overall quality of education. This research aims to identify the factors that affect the retention of employees in private senior secondary schools in Delhi-NCR region. The survey showed that the most important factors affecting employee retention were job satisfaction, professional development opportunities, salary, work-life balance, and job security. The review paperrecommends that schools should focus on improving the work environment and creating opportunities for career growth to retain their employees.</p> 2022-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 A Study And Exploration Of Impact Of Neuromarketing On Consumer Buying Behaviour 2023-09-26T08:19:14+00:00 Aayushi Jain, [email protected] Dr. Pawan Kumar [email protected] <p>This article explores the emerging field of neuromarketing and its potential impact on consumer buying behaviour. Neuromarketing combines neuroscience, psychology, and marketing to better understand consumer decision-making processes. The article discusses the various techniques used in neuromarketing research, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and eye-tracking, and the insights they provide into the subconscious factors that influence consumer behaviour. The article also discusses the ethical concerns surrounding neuromarketing, particularly regarding the manipulation of consumer behaviour. Overall, the article suggests that neuromarketing has the potential to revolutionize the way marketers understand and influence consumer behaviour. Neuromarketing has the potential to revolutionize the way businesses understand and engage with consumers. By providing insights into the emotional and psychological factors that influence purchasing decisions, businesses can create more effective marketing campaigns that resonate with consumers on a deeper level. However, it is essential to balance these benefits with ethical considerations and ensure that consumers' privacy is protected.</p> 2022-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023