UW Journal of Social Sciences https://uwjss.org.pk/index.php/ojs3 <div> <p align="justify">The UW Journal of Social Sciences offers a blend of experiences to young researchers, educationists and academicians to express and publish their original and genuine unpublished work. The journal provides a platform for academicians and policy makers to foster new paradigms in the field of Education and social sciences.</p> <p align="justify">With broader scope and interdisciplinary approaches UW Journal of Social Sciences (UWJSS) seeks to add to debates in the wider range of disciplines. It promotes research through contributions from multiple disciplines with diverse methodologies and theoretical frameworks. It welcomes research articles which cover broader areas of social and humanities sciences. Such articles should employ rigorous and innovative research methods, diverse perspectives and critical thinking.</p> </div> <div> <p align="justify">Manuscripts from the following branches of social sciences can be submitted to the UW Journal of Social Sciences: Education, Economics, History, Linguistics, Islamic Studies, Pakistan Studies, Psychology, Political Science, International Relations, Mass Communication and Sociology.</p> <p align="justify">The journal considers following types of scholarly work for publication in the field of Social Sciences:</p> <ol> <li>Empirical research articles</li> <li>Theoretical Articles/ Review articles (Meta-Analysis)</li> <li>Commentaries</li> <li>Research Notes</li> </ol> </div> University of Wah en-US UW Journal of Social Sciences 2521-8905 Elevating Character and Nurturing Islamic Values to Develop Children’s Personality in the Light of Seerah https://uwjss.org.pk/index.php/ojs3/article/view/130 <p>This article explains and discusses how the present-day educational institutes can foster high-quality ethics and ideals in children during the course of meaningful instructions. Above all the creatures, Allah (the Merciful and the Beneficent) has chosen man and declared him as the crown of creation and his caliph on earth. Primary reason behind this honour is knowledge and wisdom. Necessary principles have been illustrated by the leader of worlds our Holy Prophet (S.A.W) to improve character and nurture desirable values by using this knowledge and wisdom. It can be consulted for guidance in different books of Seerah. By adopting these guiding principles, we can instruct individuals of society more efficiently and thoroughly. Thus, we can make our young ones better and responsible member of our society. Our ancestors used these basic principles and educated members of society to live their lives peacefully and blissfully. They transformed them into useful and responsible citizen according to the vision of Quran and Sunnah. We come to know that these set of rules and regulations that we find in books of Seerah played a vital and crucial role in developing the personality and character of children. It is desirable that we should adapt our educational system according to these golden principles to build a considerate, affectionate and progressive society. These principles provide every individual an equal opportunity of success and progress; and this is the objective of teachings of our beloved Prophet (S.A.W). Therefore, individuals should be put right in the light of Seerat-e-Tayyaba.&nbsp;</p> <p>This article explains and discusses how the present-day educational institutes can foster high-quality ethics and ideals in children during the course of meaningful instructions. Above all the creatures, Allah (the Merciful and the Beneficent) has chosen man and declared him as the crown of creation and his caliph on earth. Primary reason behind this honour is knowledge and wisdom. Necessary principles have been illustrated by the leader of worlds our Holy Prophet (S.A.W) to improve character and nurture desirable values by using this knowledge and wisdom. It can be consulted for guidance in different books of Seerah. By adopting these guiding principles, we can instruct individuals of society more efficiently and thoroughly. Thus, we can make our young ones better and responsible member of our society. Our ancestors used these basic principles and educated members of society to live their lives peacefully and blissfully. They transformed them into useful and responsible citizen according to the vision of Quran and Sunnah. We come to know that these set of rules and regulations that we find in books of Seerah played a vital and crucial role in developing the personality and character of children. It is desirable that we should adapt our educational system according to these golden principles to build a considerate, affectionate and progressive society. These principles provide every individual an equal opportunity of success and progress; and this is the objective of teachings of our beloved Prophet (S.A.W). Therefore, individuals should be put right in the light of Seerat-e-Tayyaba.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Muhammad Nasir Pervaiz Akhtar Copyright (c) 2024 UW Journal of Social Sciences https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-06-28 2024-06-28 7 1 Relationship of Smartphone usage, Disclosure and Interpersonal closeness among undergraduate students https://uwjss.org.pk/index.php/ojs3/article/view/134 <p>The purpose of the study was to explore the relationship between smartphone usage, disclosure and interpersonal closeness among undergraduates in Lahore Pakistan. . A cross-sectional correlational design was used to examine the relationship between study variables. A convenience sampling was employed on sample of 350 male and female university students. The subscale of the Functional Idiographic Assessment Template-Questionnaire; disclosure and interpersonal closeness (FIAT-Q; D) and problematic mobile phone usage scale (PUMP) were used to collect data. It was hypothesized that smartphone usage has a negative impact on students’ interpersonal closeness. Pearson correlation analysis was used to determine the relationship between the study variables. Gender differences in Smartphone usage and interpersonal closeness were assessed through an independent sample t-test. The findings revealed a positive correlation between Problematic phone usage and interpersonal closeness of undergraduate students.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Smartphone usage, interpersonal closeness, undergraduate students</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Sara Arif Maryam Munir Dr. Saima Majeed Copyright (c) 2024 UW Journal of Social Sciences https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-06-28 2024-06-28 7 1 Association between self-esteem and depression in hearing-impaired adolescents https://uwjss.org.pk/index.php/ojs3/article/view/135 <p>The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between self-esteem and depression in hearing-impaired adolescents at Deaf Reach School, Karachi Campus. In light of earlier literature, it was hypothesized that there would be a high prevalence of low self-esteem and depression in hard-of-hearing adolescents and a negative relationship between low self-esteem and depression in deaf adolescents. For this research, 60 students of the adolescent age group range (M= 30, F= 30) were chosen through convenient sampling at Deaf Reach School, Karachi Campus. Proper ethical considerations were maintained, and permission was taken from concerned individuals for data collection. Adolescent Self Esteem Questionnaire and Siddiqui Shah Depression Scale were used for this research. Findings indicated a high prevalence of low self-esteem (55%) and a consecutively high incidence of depression (49%) in hearing-impaired adolescents. Moreover, the research proved that a moderate negative relationship exists between low self-esteem and depression among hearing-impaired adolescents (r= -0.575, p= 0.05). The study has implications for educational institutions, psychologists, and counselors for managing self-esteem and depression in hearing-impaired students.</p> Umme Amara Dr Barerah Siddiquii Nida Rasheed Copyright (c) 2024 UW Journal of Social Sciences https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-06-28 2024-06-28 7 1 1 11 National Security Policy 2022-2026 and Baluchistan: A critique https://uwjss.org.pk/index.php/ojs3/article/view/138 <p class="Style1" style="line-height: normal;"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 12.0pt;">The province of Baluchistan has always remained a source of concern for Pakistan. From the beginning, Baloch nationalists have challenged the writ of the state based on the suppression of their rights. This challenge has posed serious threats to the security apparatus and, also to the nationalistic narrative. The focus of the current government in the newly introduced National Security Policy 2022-2026 is on the safety and security of its citizens. This citizen-centric approach rests on two aspects—national cohesion and the prosperity of its citizens. This document provides strategic guidance for policy actions. The question still haunts how such reconciliatory policies can be applied. There is a need to apply reconciliatory mechanisms to solve this issue. The question this paper, hence, seeks to answer is—what kinds of reconciliatory mechanisms can be applied to make the nationalist forces part of mainstream politics? A qualitative approach would be applied in this study where data would be collected from primary sources—National Security Policy documents and secondary sources—published articles.</span></p> Iqra Riaz Dr. Muhammad Younis Copyright (c) 2024 UW Journal of Social Sciences https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-06-28 2024-06-28 7 1 Regional Dialogue on Infectious Diseases in South Asia https://uwjss.org.pk/index.php/ojs3/article/view/136 <p>A predictive health analytics company suggested that there is a 27.5% probability of a pandemic as lethal as COVID-19 occurring within the next ten years. The dramatic global spread of the coronavirus exposed the cracks in public healthcare systems and demonstrated the importance of regional cooperation in limiting the spread of infectious diseases. Heightening global connectivity has meant that the next epidemic or pandemic may only be a flight away. Due to climate change, the incidence of infectious diseases is increasing. The risk of outbreaks is especially high in regions strained by poverty and conflict, such as South Asia. Since diseases do not respect borders, they pose a grave danger to global health and human security, which makes cooperation between states and regions even more crucial. This article aims to explore a) how infectious diseases are an imminent threat to human security in South Asia, and b) how regional dialogue can dissipate the threats posed by emerging epidemics and pandemics in South Asia.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>Health Security, Infectious diseases, South Asia, Non-Traditional Security, SAARC, Regional Dialogue.</p> <h1>&nbsp;</h1> Summar Iqbal Babar Sarosh Fatima Copyright (c) 2024 UW Journal of Social Sciences https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2024-06-28 2024-06-28 7 1