PSSJ Volume 6.4 (October-December 2023) issue is now published.

2024-04-05

The studies presented in this issue illustrate the profound impacts of social, cultural, technological, and educational factors on individuals and communities in the Philippines and within a global context.

Research highlights the surge of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, driven by mobile phone access, patient satisfaction, and government support. This transformation offers new healthcare delivery methods, but further studies are needed for a comprehensive picture.

Filipino perspectives were investigated in diverse areas: psychotherapy models incorporating Filipino concepts, experiences of students with HF ASD in higher education, development of cross-cultural competency tools for pre-service teachers, and fandom's influence on identity construction. Additionally, a study examines how Kapampangans preserve their ethnic identity while living in Canada.

The dual role of teacher-principals reveals unique challenges, while disaster vulnerability research underscores the interplay of environmental, social, and economic factors in preparedness. Finally, the study on ethics emphasizes the importance of self-transcendence and education in fostering moral behavior among Omani university students.

These findings contribute to ongoing dialogues in medicine, psychology, education, cultural studies, and disaster risk management. They provide valuable insights to guide policy development, support programs, and educational practices within the Philippines and beyond.