International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences <h1><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">COVID-19 Special Issue</a></h1> <p><strong>RIMCIS is already indexed in the following Data Bases: <a href="">SCOPUS</a>,</strong> <strong><a href=";Word=RIMCIS">Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)</a></strong>, <strong><a href="">ERIH</a></strong><strong><a href="">PLUS</a></strong>, <a href=""><strong>DIALNET</strong></a>, <strong><a href=";campo=ID&amp;texto=2313">DULCINEA</a></strong>, <strong><a href="{%22query%22:{%22query_string%22:{%22query%22:%22rimcis%22,%22default_field%22:%22bibjson.title%22,%22default_operator%22:%22AND%22}}}">DOAJ</a> </strong>(Directory of Open Access Journals), <strong><a href=";format=full&amp;fIDnum=%7c">SHERPA/RoMEO</a></strong></p> <p>The main objective of the International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences (RIMCIS) is to disseminate scientific knowledge and generate debate in an interdisciplinary context, linking the different areas of social sciences such as anthropology, economy, political science, history, geography, sociology, philosophy. 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This fact is not covered by other editorials of scientific publications.</p> <p><strong>Peer Review Policy: </strong>All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by two anonymous referees.</p> <p>Until October 5th 2013, Hipatia Press scientific journals were published under Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivative License (CC BY NC ND). Hipatia Press journals decided to change the license and use the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) as recommended by the Budapest Open Access Initiative taking into account its commitment with Open Access.</p> Hipatia Press en-US International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences 2014-3680 <p>Open Access Policy: this work is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY License. </p> <p>All the manuscripts should be available through the Electronic platform where the Journal is based (Open Journal System).</p> <p>Since its foundation in 2012, RIMCIS has not charged <strong>Article Processing Charges (APCs)</strong> to the authors for the publication of their manuscripts. Despite the voluntary work that is carried out, the expenses associated with both the publication process and the necessary services for publication are not covered. From June 19th 2021, these processing charges should be covered by the authors once the articles are accepted. Thus, authors will pay <strong>600 euros</strong> to cover these charges (plus 21% VAT only applicable to payments from institutions, companies, individuals and professionals residing in Spain; individuals residing in the EU, and companies, organizations and professionals residing in the EU without VAT Number).</p> <p>RIMCIS <strong>does not have article's submission charge.</strong></p> Phubbing, Family Atmosphere and Self-Esteem in Peruvian Teenagers in the Context of Social Isolation <p>Social interaction is a key point in the development of human beings. The smartphones, internet or other technological sources, for instance, is changing the way teenagers interact with their peers and families. This is why, in the context of social isolation due to Covid-19, is important to know the relationship between phubbing, family atmosphere and self-esteem in teenagers. The research had a quantitative approach, correlational scope, cross-sectional non-experimental design, and a sample of 332 teenagers from Lima, Peru. It was found that phubbing relates negatively to teenager’s self-esteem (-.47) and family atmosphere (-.48). It was also evident a positive correlation between self-esteem and family atmosphere (.51). Furthermore, there was not found significative differences regarding gender, age, kind of school or study modality. Phubbing and self-esteem show diverse results according to the teenager's family constitution. Finally, the number of hours that the teenager devotes to the use of mobile phone relates negatively to self-esteem and family atmosphere, but positively to phubbing. In light of the above and as a conclusion, everything suggests that the behaviors associated with phubbing relate negatively to family atmosphere and also to teenagers' self-esteem; which turns phubbing into a dangerous issue to teenagers' development.</p> Daniel Rubén Tacca Huamán Renzo Cuarez Cordero Ana Luisa Tacca Huamán Copyright (c) 2021 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences 2021-11-30 2021-11-30 10 3 10.17583/rimcis.7096 The Essence of Education in Disruptive COVID-19 Crisis: Capturing the Lived Experience of College Students in the Philippines <p>Asserting a responsive, appropriate, and relevant education has historically always been a problem for most learners from marginalized groups. This extant inequality has been magnified in the present novel crisis. Thus, drawing from the lived experience of college students belonging to the marginalized group of indigenous peoples, this research described the essence of education in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis. Following the phenomenological approach based upon the hermeneutic rule of Dahlberg et al. (2008), the researcher interviewed 10 Filipino college students who identify themselves as indigenous peoples. Four themes emerged: 1.) It surprised me: Education has a changed ecology; 2.) It overwhelmed me: Education is fraught with divides; 3.) It motivated me: Education is a driver of aspiration beyond crisis; and 4.) It taught me: Education has unintended positive outcomes. These themes form the structure of the essence of education amid the COVID-19 crisis from the perspectives of college students belonging to the group of indigenous peoples. This research underlines the practical significance of analyzing the state of the students amid a virulent crisis. Given the extant inequality and considering the anticipated educational recovery phase, measures should be planned towards the attainment of responsive, appropriate, and relevant education.</p> Michael Cahapay Copyright (c) 2021 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences 2021-11-30 2021-11-30 10 3 10.17583/rimcis.7759 The Role of Economic Freedom in Interpreting Corruption Perception <p>The main purpose of the study is to examine the nexus between corruption and economic freedom to determine the most influencing factors to be focused on to reduce corruption. With this aim, two different machine learning algorithms are performed to find out the single effect, two-way, and three-way interaction effects of factors affecting corruption. As a result of the analysis, tax burden, government integrity, and government spending are the main indicators to be focused on to improve corruption steadily. Besides, critical thresholds of the tax burden, government integrity, and government spending are 83.3, 50.9, and 40.6, respectively. Since there are a limited number of studies to predict corruption by machine learning algorithms in the extant literature, this research provides highly detailed information to policy-makers where they can focus on reducing corruption perception.</p> SERPİL KILIÇ DEPREN Gülçin Yangın Copyright (c) 2021 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences 2021-11-30 2021-11-30 10 3 10.17583/rimcis.7109 Towards an Insertion of Technologies: The Need to Train in Digital Teaching Competence <p>The purpose of this study is to analyze the perception of the digital teaching competences of the students of the Degree in Pre-School Education, Degree in Primary Education and Master in Teacher Training for Secondary Education. Additionally, this paper includes the students’ perception of their teachers’ digital competence. A mixed non-experimental methodology has been used with 428 the University of Alicante students participating. The results show a positive perception of the students about their digital teaching competence with contrasts with a deficient evaluation in relation to the digital teaching training of their teaching staff. Based on these results, the need to apply an improvement in the manipulative and didactic technological training of university teachers is corroborated as well as an adaptation of the teaching skills to the needs of the ICS in order to be able to carry out the correct preparation of the teaching staff in training.</p> Isabel María Gómez-Trigueros Santiago Ponsoda López de Atalaya Rocío Díez Ros Copyright (c) 2021 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences 2021-11-30 2021-11-30 10 3 10.17583/rimcis.8652