International Journal of Innovative Technologies in Social Science <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>p-ISSN:</strong> 2544-9338<br><strong>e-ISSN:</strong> 2544-9435<br><strong>DOI:</strong> 10.31435/rsglobal_ijitss<br><strong>OCLC Number:</strong> 1036501433<br><strong>Publisher:</strong> RS Global Sp. z O.O., Poland<br><strong>Subject area:</strong> Social Sciences<br><strong>Submission to publication:</strong> 49 days<br><strong><span class="sc-hwwEjo cdchLr">Acceptance rate: </span></strong><span class="sc-kPVwWT hZDpyF">55%</span></p> en-US <p>All articles are published in open-access and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Hence, authors retain copyright to the content of the articles.<br>CC BY 4.0 License allows content to be copied, adapted, displayed, distributed, re-published or otherwise re-used for any purpose including for adaptation and commercial use provided the content is attributed.</p> (RS Global, Editorial office (journals department)) (Technical Support) Sat, 30 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 IDIOMS AND SLOGANS IN POSTER LIKE PROPAGANDA <p>21-st century is very busy, contradictive and tensed because of several cores of wars, accordingly abundant information flows out from the internet. Nobody has time to read several pages for a long time. Minimalism in words is appreciated more. As the 12<sup> th</sup> century renaissance period Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli said in the prologue to his famous masterpiece "The Man in the Panther’s Skin”: “A long word is told shortly” (in few words is uttered a long discourse) as “Minstrelsy is, first of all, a branch of wisdom “…</p> <p>So, the idioms, slogans, proverbs, parables, some other kinds of phrasal verbs and witty sayings are still the object of scientific studies as far as they have been in use side by side with ballads, poems, songs and preaches since time immemorial up today. You may meet them in modern publicist texts, in posters, in adverts, in web design as well. Therefore, interpreting the idioms adequately isn’t so easy.&nbsp; It’s well known that idioms are the set of fixed expressions, which is impossible to understand directly and, in most cases, one should consult with the dictionaries of idioms.</p> <p>Thus, presented article’s topicality is conditioned by researching some idioms in posters for filling the information gap and developing intercultural dialogue. The methodology of investigation is qualitative, based on researching different posters, describing and analyzing.</p> <p>Propaganda is an attempt to influence peoples’ opinions or behavior through the use of specific images and words. It usually gives limited information which is heavily&nbsp;biased&nbsp;in its presentation. Propaganda typically achieves its aims by generating an emotional reaction in the viewer. For much of the twentieth century, public posters were a common way for governments to use propaganda to persuade their citizens. They often relied upon simple images in order to manipulate people through fear or guilt.&nbsp;Propaganda uses stereotypes so that audiences can readily identify which people group is the target of the poster.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Nino Dvalidze Copyright (c) 2023 Nino Dvalidze Thu, 02 Nov 2023 00:00:00 +0000 IMPACT OF MANAGING THE SUPPLY AND DEMAND FOR SCARCE SKILL SUBJECT TEACHERS ON THE QUALITY OF LEARNING AND TEACHING IN RURAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS <p>The study addresses the pressing issue of needing more permanent teachers in critical skills subjects, particularly mathematics and physical science, within rural areas of South Africa's Vhembe District. This shortage of permanent teachers has been adversely affecting the quality of teaching and learning in these rural schools. The primary objective of the research is to investigate the effect of demand and supply management on these scarce skills subject teachers in rural secondary schools, specifically in the Mutale area. To achieve this, the study adopted a quantitative research methodology. This employed surveys through questionnaires for quantitative data. The study targeted a diverse population, including principals, teachers, heads of departments, and managers at district levels. The sampling technique utilised simple random sampling to select participants. Three hundred questionnaires were administered to gather this quantitative data, but 201 respondents returned the questionnaires. The data was analysed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The study's findings reveal the critical effects of managing the supply and demand for teachers in Mathematics and Science, particularly in rural environments. Schools in rural areas struggle to attract Mathematics and Science teachers, and the study recommends restructuring teacher training programmes to motivate teachers to accept positions in rural areas. The study suggests further that offering attractive incentives is crucial to encouraging Mathematics and Science teachers in rural regions. At the same time, school principals should effectively manage the demand and supply of these teachers in rural areas.</p> Matodzi Grace Muremela, Azwidohwi Phillip Kutame, Ingrid Sibongile Kapueja, Oluwatoyin Ayodele Ajani Copyright (c) 2023 Matodzi Grace Muremela, Azwidohwi Phillip Kutame, Ingrid Sibongile Kapueja, Oluwatoyin Ayodele Ajani Sat, 04 Nov 2023 00:00:00 +0000 CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ASSESSMENT THROUGH IMPORTANCE-PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS <table class="t1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="td1" valign="top"> <p class="p1">The mini market business represents the modernization of traditional markets. However, with the enactment of Presidential Regulation No. 44/2016, which permits foreign retailers to open stores in Indonesia, foreign retailers have gained confidence in penetrating both major city malls and even trying their hand in smaller towns. The research aims to assess the quality of service and the trust associated with satisfaction using the Importance Performance Analysis (IPA) method. The population consists of all consumers in various mini markets in the city of Cirebon. The sampling technique utilized is random sampling. Data collection is done through questionnaires, and data analysis employs multiple regression analysis and the IPA method. The research results, based on multiple regression analysis, demonstrate a positive and significant influence between the variables of service quality and trust on customer satisfaction. Meanwhile, based on the IPA method, the average level of conformity reveals that satisfaction is at 90%. Therefore, it is apparent that 21 indicators are distributed across Quadrants A, B, C, and D, signifying a conformity in service quality and trust toward customer satisfaction.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Siska Ernawati Fatimah Copyright (c) 2023 Siska Ernawati Fatimah Sun, 19 Nov 2023 00:00:00 +0000 NEWSPAPERS PORTRAYAL OF MENTAL HEALTH IN CHINA: CONTENT ANALYSIS OF BEIJING TODAY AND SHENZHEN DAILY <p>This paper analyzed the how Chinese newspapers portrayal of Mental health in China. The coverage of mental health in media is important as media, usually the main source of information, can familiarize the reader with the topic of mental health in terms of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. Objectives of this study were, identify the specific disorders were named in articles in selected newspapers? Understand the overall tone of the articles which were analyzed? Study the frequency of the articles related to mental health and mental illness in two selected newspapers in China? The researcher selected two daily newspapers in China, Beijing Today and Shenzhen Daily in the period between 2015 and 2019 as the population of this study.&nbsp; A total of 397 articles was selected over five year period (2015- 2019) and using quantitative and qualitative methods of content analysis, the researcher came up with the findings that suggest that Shenzhen Daily newspaper lack professionalism in their reporting and contribute to already existing stigmatization of mental illness in China. Beijing Today newspaper only somewhat contribute to overall stigmatization of mental illness in China- only low 8% of all articles examined in Beijing Today newspaper showed to have stigmatizing overall tone.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Amila Lokumannage Copyright (c) 2023 Amila Lokumannage Wed, 22 Nov 2023 00:00:00 +0000