ShahidiHub International Journal of Education, Humanities & Social Science 2023-12-06T08:56:05-05:00 MANAGING EDITOR Open Journal Systems <p>ShahidiHub International Journal of Education, Humanities &amp; Social Science: The journal is a monthly, double-blind, peer-reviews, unrestricted access, published by “ShahidiHub Publishing” in Kenya, East Africa. The journal publishes original and recent scholarly research, of both empirical and theoretical nature. <strong>ISSN (Online): 2958-8154. </strong><br /><br /><strong>Areas / Fields<br /></strong>Curriculum Studies, Church Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Family Studies, Educational Policies, Educational Leadership and Administration.<br /><br />Also, it covers major areas of social science and humanities such as Media Studies, Communication, Library and Information Science, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Literature, History, Geography, Performing Arts, Music, Sociology, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Philosophy, Economics, Human Rights, Political Science, International Relations, Security Studies, Criminology Public Administration and Public Policy.</p> Value-Centered Leadership: Centrality of the Biblical Concept of Love for Transformational Leadership in the Contemporary Contexts 2023-02-24T02:43:35-05:00 Patrick Mulinge <p>This paper explores the significance of love in leadership conversations. The application of the biblical commandment of love (ἀγαπάω- agapaō, meaning “to love”) to leadership matters can transform the practice of leadership. The paper highlights the role of love within biblical servant leadership by intertwining ethics and leadership. It projects the importance of value-centered leadership as a panacea for rising above negative ethnicity, capitalism, and egocentrism in Africa. Further, to address the challenges in contemporary society, the study argues for worldview reorientation and paradigm shift in the whole concept of leadership and its practicality. This shift involves equipping leaders to align their leadership understanding and practices with transformational and servant leadership that can solve contemporary society’s challenges.</p> 2023-02-23T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Higher Education Financing: Application of Efficiency and Equity in the Kenyan Education Context 2023-10-22T18:17:56-04:00 Wilberforce Njeru <p>Education is critical for human development and thus requires financing in various forms. There is an upsurge of enrolment in various levels of education globally, as education is regarded as the key to national development. Governments have invested much in education to improve their citizens’ living standards. Kenya also spends a significant amount of its budget on education. However, many students still face financial difficulties. In this study, efficiency refers to avoiding the waste of education resources. Wastage occurs when student enrolment and participation rates in schooling are below one hundred per cent. Equity refers to providing more resources to those who need them most, meaning that students from poor backgrounds have adequate funds to complete schooling. In other words, the state education funds are distributed according to student needs. The absence or inadequacy of finances has brought different problems for both secondary and university students, including stress in secondary schools, student suicides, depression and violence. The study revealed that bursary funds allocation had been muddled with inequity and inefficiency. For instance, in one of the counties surveyed, there was inadequate data on the beneficiaries of bursary funds and the criteria used. The research calls for efficient and equitable financing of education at all levels.</p> 2023-10-19T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2023 The Role of Attachment Theory in Understanding and Treating Psychological Disorders 2023-12-04T15:12:41-05:00 Gideon Ngi Nganyu <p>Attachment theory, developed by John Bowlby, has become a prominent framework in clinical psychology for understanding and treating psychological disorders. This theory posits that early experiences with primary caregivers shape individuals' internal working models of relationships, influencing their emotional regulation, social interactions, and psychological well-being throughout life. This paper provides an overview of attachment theory, examines empirical evidence linking early attachment experiences to psychological disorders, and explores how attachment styles impact emotional regulation and interpersonal functioning. It investigates the practical implications of attachment theory in clinical practice, presents case studies illustrating its application to specific disorders, and addresses critiques and limitations. By enhancing understanding of attachment theory, clinicians can employ evidence-based approaches to assess and treat psychological disorders more effectively.</p> 2023-12-01T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Perceived Influence of Self-Cognition on Self-Esteem among Undergraduate Students 2023-12-06T08:56:05-05:00 Nelly Jebet Murgor <p>Body image comprises an individual's self-perceptions and self-attitudes, further linked to self-esteem, interpersonal confidence, eating and exercise behaviours, sexual experiences, and emotional stability. Mainly, self-cognition and self-esteem concern undergraduate students because they are keen on how they look and because the media gives the impression that there is a perfect body image. The study sought to establish the perceived influence of self-cognition on self-esteem among undergraduate students of Kabarak University, Nakuru County, Kenya. The study was guided by Psychosocial Theory by Erik Erikson, which focuses on ways individuals are shaped by and react to their social environment. Questionnaires were administered to undergraduate students, a Focused Group Discussion guide for peer counsellors and an interview schedule for university counsellors. The research findings indicated that self-cognition influences self-esteem among undergraduate students. The study recommends that university counsellors strategise addressing concerns regarding self-cognition and self-esteem. The research strengthens efforts by the university policymakers and management bodies to enhance the counselling departments by coming up with relevant policies and strategies. Finally, the study recommends increased awareness of self-cognition, thus helping students to appreciate their bodies, feel confident and comfortable, and embrace their worth that transcends physical appearance</p> 2023-11-30T00:00:00-05:00 Copyright (c) 2023