Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science (ISSN:&nbsp;2456-981X)</strong>, publishes manuscripts with valuable insight to research, ideas and strategies of Education, Society &amp; Behavioural Science. By not excluding papers based on novelty, this journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open-access INTERNATIONAL journal. This journal aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/JESBS/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all below mentioned areas.&nbsp;</p> Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science en-US Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science 2456-981X Exploring Factors that Hinder Senior High School Students’ Academic Performance in Mathematics <p>The study explored factors affecting senior high school students' academic performance in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality. Eighty-one (81) students, fifty-one (51) males and thirty (30) females were used to gather cross-sectional data on demographics and factors influencing their mathematics ability. They came from two senior high schools in the municipality, which were randomly sampled. Students in the chosen schools were asked to fill out questionnaires. The mixed-methods research approach was used and the descriptive design was adopted. The data was examined using a qualitative study that used a survey design to carry out the investigation. The findings showed that students' attitudes play a significant role in determining how well they succeed in mathematics. These include pupils who don't find mathematics very intriguing and who aren't motivated to learn the subject, among other things. Again, there was evidence of significant teacher-related variables that hampered student performance in mathematics. Examples include teacher absenteeism and inadequate time allotted for mathematics classes. Findings revealed that parents' inability to provide their children with necessary mathematics learning materials, parents' unwillingness to encourage their children to study mathematics, and parents' failure to monitor their children's progress in mathematics performance were all factors that hampered students' performance. It is recommended that, the creation of an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching, including individual studies by students should be inculcated. To boost their students' interest in mathematics, math teachers should develop the usage of teaching aids and mathematical models. Parents, instructors, the ministry of education, and school administrations should encourage pupils to study mathematics.</p> Abdul-Razak Fatawu Dennis Offei Kwakye Stephen Atepor Lloyd Owuba-Asiedu Constant Richard Segbefia Emmanuel Asemani Daniel Edem Katu Evelyn Yaa Nchor ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2022-11-26 2022-11-26 1 18 10.9734/jesbs/2022/v35i121190 Parenting and Mass Media as Determinants of Cultism among Students of Delta State University, Delta State <p>This study examined parenting and mass media as determinants of cultism among students at Delta State University. The menace of cultism has eroded the conducive healthy social learning environment existing hitherto in Delta State University campuses. Two research questions and two corresponding null hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance guided the study. The study was a survey and it adopted an ex-post facto correlational design. The population comprised of 5,272 students from the three campuses of the university (Abraka, Oleh, and Asaba). The sample size of 600, comprising of 240 males and 360 females were selected from the students for the study, using the multistage random sampling technique. The research instrument used for data collection was a validated self-constructed instrument titled “Parenting, Mass Media and Cultism Scale” (PMCS). The reliability indices for the sub instruments were parenting r = 0.65, mass media r = 0.55, and cultism 0.53 but had an overall reliability coefficient of 0.79. The Pearson Product Moment Correlation statistical tool was used to analyze the data. The findings of the study revealed that parenting had no significant relationship with cultism while Mass Media had the greatest influence (4.1%) in determining students’ involvement in cultism at Delta State University. Based on the findings, the study recommends among others, that government should create an agency that will censor the type of films and images produced by the members of Nigeria Movie Producers Association (NMPA) before selling them to the public and an awareness campaign against the negative impact of cultism in the media should be organized by corporate bodies, government, parents, counsellors and other individuals.</p> Imafidon Iniabasi Faith ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2022-12-05 2022-12-05 19 26 10.9734/jesbs/2022/v35i121191 The Perks of Online Selling: Shared Experiences and Defying Challenges <p><strong>Aim:</strong> This study aimed at exploring and documenting the experiences of online sellers and determine their struggles on online selling amidst the pandemic.</p> <p><strong>Research Design:</strong> This qualitative research utilized phenomenology as strategy of inquiry to better understand the experiences and challenges of online sellers.</p> <p><strong>Place and Duration of Study:</strong> The study was conducted during the pandemic in a state university in the Philippines.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> The study used purposive sampling involving eight participants who have been doing part-time online selling during the pandemic. These participants got engaged in the sphere of online selling to gain additional profit for themselves and family.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Online sellers were faced with various challenges as they do their sphere. They need to deal with impatient and inconsiderate buyers, unpredictable stocks and prices, competition in the market and unguaranteed quality of items. But despite of these challenges and struggles, online sellers describe online selling not only as a platform for marketing but a tool to gain new friends and widen their market horizons. It has also become a source of fun and income. Online selling also tests sellers to strategize and use their skills and creativity so they can be successful at it.</p> <p><strong>Conclusions:</strong> Online selling can be a decent opportunity and a challenging endeavor that one can venture on. This became even more challenging during the occurrence of pandemic but it also offered additional profit and advantages for those doing it.</p> Dyanika P. Nolasco Mary Joy E. Gumayagay Lorelie B. Marquez Danisse Mae P. Hernandez Syrille Joyce R. Barayuga ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2022-12-06 2022-12-06 27 35 10.9734/jesbs/2022/v35i121192