https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/issue/feed Asian Social Work Journal 2021-07-13T11:40:41+00:00 Editor-in-Chief editorinchief@msocialwork.com Open Journal Systems <p>Asian Social Work Journal (ASWJ)&nbsp;is an international social work journal,&nbsp;double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Secholian Publication PLT. The journal focuses on the following social work topics: social work theory, social work method, social work practice, and field of social work. It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers (social work educator and social workers) to contribute innovative in the field of social work.</p> https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/169 Self-Empowerment of Recipients of Assistance from the Malaysian Social Welfare Department through Productive Welfare 2021-07-13T11:40:41+00:00 Zakiyah Jamaluddin zakiyah@uum.edu.my Norzalinda Ali Mohd Ali Hanafiah norzalinda@uum.edu.my <p>The Productive Welfare Approach and the "2-Year Exit Policy" (2YEP) are introduced by the Department of Social Welfare Malaysia (JKM) to help recipients of welfare assistance (clients) towards living independently and provide the ability to survive without relying on indefinite assistance. This study aims to identify the empowerment of recipients after being involved in entrepreneurship programs through the Launching Grant provided by JKM. This study employs the survey method using questionnaires. A total of 234 respondents were involved in the study: 107 respondents from the Northern Zone, and a total of 127 respondents from the Eastern Zone from 17 Social Welfare District Offices (PKMD) in both zones. The data collection was done between September 2016 to February 2017. The results show that the majority of respondents are self-employed/sole proprietors (85%) with many involved in the food and beverage-type business (58.1%). In terms of self-enrichment/empowerment, respondents' levels are at moderate to high levels. They are responsible for the work, for what they do, and for the results of their actions. The Productive Welfare Approach and the 2YEP program have to some extent, helped in increasing revenue and reducing clients’ dependency on JKM’s assistance. However, better implementation of the program and continuous monitoring can help clients increase their motivation and thus, contribute to eradicating poverty among receivers of assistance.</p> 2021-06-24T12:11:11+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://msocialwork.com/index.php/aswj/article/view/168 Social Interaction based on Online Media in the use of Transportation 2021-07-13T11:40:40+00:00 Donal Adrian donal.adrian2014@gmail.com Chontina Siahaan editor@msocialwork.com <p>Online transportation is part of the development of technology that is needed by anyone in carrying out daily activities. This study aims to find out online media-based social interactions in the use of transportation. This research uses qualitative method with observation data collection and in-depth interview. The results showed that the interaction of city people based on online media in using transportation, among others (1) every community is required to be able to use online media, (2) communication conducted in online media discussing about pickup address and destination address, (3) People as consumers can know the amount of payment from the distance traveled through online applications and maps, and (4) the public will give assessment points after receiving transport services online.</p> 2021-06-24T12:14:26+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##