Journal of Applied Social Science Research & Practice (JASSRP)


The Journal of Applied Social Science Research & Practice is an online, peer-reviewed journal designed to promote the dissemination of social science research to inform professional practice in the social sciences. The Journal is published once each year and is housed in the College of Education at Southeastern University, a faith-based university.

The journal publishes original scholarship that contributes to the advancement of the social sciences. The editors are especially interested in publications that inform a Christian worldview. The journal accepts work that is conducted in the field or in the laboratory for which the qualitative or quantitative data are analyzed appropriately. The journal considers empirical and theoretical investigations that enhance understanding of cognitive, motivational, affective, and behavioral phenomena in work and organizational settings, broadly defined.

Those phenomena may be:

  • at one or multiple levels — individuals, groups, organizations, or cultures;
  • in work settings such as business, education, training, health, service, churches or para-church organizations, government, and/or military institutions;
  • in the public or private sector, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations.

The journal publishes several types of articles, including:

  • Theoretical and empirical investigations that extend conceptual understanding (original investigations or meta-analyses);
  • Theory development articles;
  • Integrative conceptual reviews that synthesize literature and create new theories of social science phenomena that will stimulate novel research;
  • Rigorously conducted qualitative research on phenomena that are difficult to capture with quantitative methods, and/or on phenomena that warrant inductive theory building;
  • Research methods, tools, and procedures that promote analysis of social science research data;
  • Replication studies;
  • Book or article reviews that promote professional practice.

Special issues examine major social science issues in depth. Topics will be determined by the editorial board.

A non-exhaustive sampling of topics appropriate for the Journal of Applied Social Science Research & Practice may include:

  • individual differences in abilities, personality, and other characteristics;
  • testing and personnel selection;
  • performance measurement, evaluation, and management;
  • training, learning, and skill acquisition;
  • work motivation, attitudes, and behaviors;
  • job attitudes, affect, and emotions;
  • organizational leadership;
  • team development, processes, and effectiveness;
  • career development;
  • work–family interface;
  • work stress, health, and well-being;
  • positive and negative work behaviors;
  • diversity and cross-cultural differences in behavior and attitudes;
  • technology and human systems;
  • expertise and knowledge management;
  • creativity, innovation, and adaptation;
  • organizational culture and climate;
  • organizational design, innovation, change, and intervention.

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