Moldavian Journal for Education and Social Psychology https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp <div id="journalDescription"> <p><strong>p-ISSN:</strong> 2559-7620 | e-<strong>ISSN: </strong>2668-0653 | <strong>DOI:</strong> 10.18662/mjesp | <strong>Frequency | </strong>1 issue per year with 1-2 possible supplementary issues</p> <p><strong>Covered in |</strong> CrossRef; RePEc; CEEOL; KVK; WorldCat; Google Scholar; Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List</p> </div> en-US <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p><ul><li>Authors retain copyright and grant <strong>the journal </strong>right of first publication, with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a title="Creative Commons" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/" target="_blank">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li><li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g. post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in <strong>the journal.</strong></li><li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g. in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as an earlier and greater citation of published work (<a title="The Effect of Open Access" href="http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html" target="_blank">See The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li></ul><p><strong>The Journal has an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs<br />CC BY-NC-ND</strong></p><p><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1601" src="http://revistaromaneasca.ro/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/CC_BY_NC_ND.png" alt="CC_BY_NC_ND" width="88" height="31" /></a></p> edituralumen@gmail.com (LUMEN Publishing) edituralumen@gmail.com (LUMEN Technical Support) Tue, 11 May 2021 14:31:19 +0300 OJS 2.4.8.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Psychological Strengths Contributing to Rural Student’s Academic Performance in Kadazandusun https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4216 <p>Achieving academic success is a shared dream among students. To achieve academic success, psychological strengths, such as psychological well-being, academic self-efficacy, and motivation, are predictors of students’ academic achievement. To examine these factors, a study was conducted on rural students from the Kadazandusun community residing in the interior Sabah division. It is predicted that each of these psychological factors may contribute to the academic achievement of these rural students. There were 668 Kadazandusun rural students from 17 rural schools in Sabah who participated in this study. A set of questionnaires comprising four parts was used to measure all the variables based on the following sequence: Section A measured demographic variables, Section B measured psychological well-being, Section C measured achievement motivation, and Section D measured academic self-efficacy. The simple regression analysis showed that each psychological factor moderately affected academic achievement. Psychological well-being, achievement motivation, and academic self-efficacy contributed 4.4%, 2.2%, and 5.1% of the variance in students’ academic achievement, respectively. This study’s results may give the Ministry of Education, schools, and parents a glimpse of hope that despite educational limitations, such as lack of infrastructure and geographical location, students’ psychological strengths can enhance rural students’ academic performance. Therefore, the educational authorities can provide more programmes regarding works that increase psychological well-being, motivation, and academic efficacy, which may contribute to the academic success of rural students.</p> Getrude C. Ah Gang Grace Copyright (c) 2021 The Authors & LUMEN Publishing House https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4216 Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 +0300 Pedagogical Approaches To Intercultural Competence Development https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4168 <p><em>The volume generously provided by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2020 and edited by Christine E. Poteau entitled Pedagogical Approaches to Intercultural Competence Development is organized into seven chapters. Beyond the generic theme of interest under which they come together (Pedagogical Approaches to Intercultural Competence Development) and which gives unity to the volume, each chapter is a small universe in itself, unique, interesting, topical, and attractive as a perspective of approach, design, arguments, contents, applications, implications, bibliography. Therefore, the volume can be covered in full, as a holistic approach to the phenomenon, or by chapters, depending on the interest of the reader and his area of </em><em>​​</em><em>expertise. In full agreement with the theme (and, as it were, to increase the diversity of perspectives), it is proposed as a volume that brings together contributions from different geographical and socio-cultural areas (Brazil, Hawaii, Israel, Japan, USA, Ukraine), to researchers and educators with backgrounds in various fields, concerned with the same major problem (enhancing pedagogical approaches and expanding intercultural competence skill development) and finding solutions that, beyond their immediate focus can allow the emergence of suggestions with a higher degree of applicability or generation of explanatory models. That is why, although the analyses are focused on different specific aspects of the problem (in each chapter), the perspective of approach/solution is one that rises towards the global, in which the answers and proposals of the authors are related to the interdisciplinary approach (e.g.: the need to globalize curricula and identify diverse pedagogical challenges in the development of intercultural competence). One of the effects aimed at following this journalistic approach refers precisely to the development of initiatives across fields of experiential learning and the initiation of cooperation programs for a stronger global community.</em></p> Venera-Mihaela Cojocariu Copyright (c) 2021 The Authors & LUMEN Publishing House https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4168 Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 +0300 REVIEW OF THE VOLUME ”SOLUȚIONAREA DIPLOMATICĂ A DIFERENDELOR ÎN DREPTUL INTERNAȚIONAL FLUVIAL” [DIPLOMATIC SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES IN INTERNATIONAL RIVER LAW], AUTHOR: DAN ALEXANDRU GUNĂ, LUMEN PUBLISHING HOUSE, 2019 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4254 <p>Browsing through the pages of Dan Alexandru Gună's book, " Soluționarea diplomatică a diferendelor în dreptul internațional fluvial" [Diplomatic Settlement of Disputes in International River Law], the words "beatus, qui prodest, quibus potest" came to my mind (”blessed is the one who becomes useful through the help given”). In these few simple words I could describe this paper, which turns out to be a thorough research of the fundamental principle of public international law, namely the peaceful settlement of international disputes.</p> Dumitrita FLOREA Copyright (c) 2021 The Authors & LUMEN Publishing House https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4254 Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 +0300 REVIEW OF THE VOLUME ”HOMO HODIE. CONCEPTELE CARE NE CONTROLEAZĂ DE SECOLE” [HOMO HODIE. CONCEPTS THAT HAVE CONTROLLED US FOR CENTURIES], AUTHOR: DRAGOȘ OBREJA, LUMEN PUBLISHING HOUSE, 2019 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4253 <p>Dragoș Obreja is a graduate of the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work of the University of Bucharest, currently being a master student of the same faculty. “Homo Hodie. The concepts that have controlled us for centuries” is the third of his works, published in 2019 by Lumen Scientific Publishing House from Iași. Trying to answer a question, seemingly simple, but which hides aspects that are quite difficult to clarify, namely whether we are truly more modern than our predecessors, the author addresses a multitude of topics. The work is very heterogeneous, and the author himself calls it a "stew"</p> Adriana Laura MILEA Copyright (c) 2021 The Authors & LUMEN Publishing House https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4253 Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 +0300 REVIEW OF THE BOOK “ELEMENTE DE COMUNICARE SIMBOLICĂ” [ELEMENTS OF SYMBOLIC COMMUNICATION], AUTHOR: ANDREEA RALUCA PURCARU, LUMEN PUBLISHING HOUSE, 2017 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4252 <p><em>We are human beings, and what distinguishes us from other beings is the anguish of finitude, the reason, the articulate language, and so on.</em> <em>Associating and forming groups are the characteristics specific to the human beings, because since the antiquity as it has been said that we were social beings.</em> <em>Communication occupies an important place nowadays.</em> <em>Whether written, oral, internal or external, the communication is essential nowadays.</em> <em>In this context, Anca Raluca Purcaru brings to the fore a new perspective in terms of communication, through her work </em><em>”</em><em>Elemente de comunicare simbolică</em><em>”</em><em> (“Elements of symbolic communication”), published by the Lumen Publishing House of Iasi.</em></p> Loredana TEREC-VLAD Copyright (c) 2021 The Authors & LUMEN Publishing House https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4252 Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 +0300 An integrative approach to vocational identity and of the prevention of school adaptation difficulties https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4188 <p>The present paper aims to present an integrative model of the development of vocational identity in the prevention of the school adaptation difficulties. The transition to another level of education, regardless of age, implies new obstacles and question marks. The essential dimensions of personal orientation in vocational development (psychological, pedagogical and social) are interconditioned and interrelated with each other. Research has indicated that student career exploration can have a positive effect on school engagement. Also, research has confirmed that students who are engaged in their education, consider school as a valuable experience, and want to participate in school activities are more likely to demonstrate high academic achievement (Klem &amp; Connell, 2004; Want &amp; Halcombe, 2010) and are less likely to drop out of school (Finn &amp; Rock, 1997).&nbsp; Educational counseling / vocational education facilitates, through the steps it involves, the emergence of new cognitions, attitudes and effective behaviors. Also, the various practices promoted in school focus on the prevention of problems that may hinder the development and harmonious functioning of the person.</p> Cristian Adascalitei Copyright (c) 2021 The Authors & LUMEN Publishing House https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4188 Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 +0300 Transforming the Possible intoAction in Colson Whitehead’s Novel “The Intuitionist” https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4217 <p>The XXIst century, known among others as a “culture of empiricism,” is a time of accelerated technology and engineering feats, on the one hand and of controversial race problems, on the other. For approaching Colson Whitehead’s novel “The Intuitionist,” where the writer is travelling back and forth between “the naturalist novel of race” and “the imaginative novel of ideas,” George Kelly’s Personal Construct Theory will be employed as a methodological device to decode its intricate meaning. Kelly’s socio-psychological theory incorporates vectors of action and perception meant to reveal how the individual construes the world, in Whitehead’s case, how Lila Mae Watson, the city’s first black female elevator inspector, construes herself as the follower of James Fulton, another black person, father of Intuitionism and promoter of vertical thought, meant to give rise to the perfect, new generation elevator in a city marked by pain and the stoicism of black people who look for the ultimate elevator that will take them “up and out.” Kelly’s concept of motivation will be also turned into account through his argument that people act not because of “motive forces,” but because of alternative perspectives that better suit them. Motivation will also grant to Lila MaeWatson the ability “to transform the possible into action and create values” (Alfred Whitehead, qtd in Lavelle, 1997: 146) and it will be commented upon as a prestigious educational device meant to ensure a greater understanding of the communication context present in Whitehead’s novel.</p> Clementina Alexandra Mihăilescu Copyright (c) 2021 The Authors & LUMEN Publishing House https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4217 Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 +0300 Individual versus social in psycho-sociology. The social construction of reality https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4219 <p>Psihologia socială studiază comportamentul indivizilor și modul în care acesta este influențat de prezența reală sau imaginară a celorlalți<a href="#_ftn1" name="_ftnref1">[1]</a>. Nu doar comportamentele, ci și emoțiile dar și raționamentele sunt influențate de prezența sau absența celorlalți – atât fizică cât și imaginată.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Antonio SANDU, Polixenia NISTOR Copyright (c) 2021 The Authors & LUMEN Publishing House https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4219 Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 +0300 The dynamic perspective versus the cognitive-behavioral perspective in counselling https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4220 <p>Psihoterapia dinamică se originează în psihanaliză, de la care împrumută o serie de teorii și principii de înțelegere a minții și funcționării acesteia, utilizând însă o serie de tehnici și proceduri specifice care implică o abordare de tip față-în-față între psihoterapeut și client – spre deosebire de abordarea psihanalitică clasică, în care pacientul stătea întins pe canapea – tratamentul desfășurându-se sub forma unui proces interactiv între terapeut și client, terapeutul implicându-se în dialogul purtat cu clientul – spre deosebire de psihanalist, care se poziționează mai ales în rolul de ascultător.</p> Antonio SANDU, Polixenia NISTOR Copyright (c) 2021 The Authors & LUMEN Publishing House https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4220 Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 +0300 Diving deep into the bottom of the soul. Two journeys into the worlds of NLP and PCP https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4218 <p>I’m not the first one who point to the fact that the increasing numbers of therapies and therapists have generated the increasing numbers of diseases and patients/ clients. So, I imagine a world of health and wisdom, a world built on the building blocks of NLP and PCP. For each of these fields I offered a) a map, b) a story and c) some models of mind. Also, I use the metaphor of “diving into the deep” to explore these views, leaving open new possibilities of explorations and discoveries.</p> Gabriel R. Suciu Copyright (c) 2021 The Authors & LUMEN Publishing House https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/mjesp/article/view/4218 Tue, 11 May 2021 00:00:00 +0300