International Journal of Social Sciences and Management An international online journal in the English language published quarterly (January, April, July and October) by SEM-Biotech Publishing. Full text articles available. Content also available on the journal's own website (<a href=""></a>). SEM-Biotech Publishing en-US International Journal of Social Sciences and Management 2091-2986 <p>© 2013 IJSSM</p> Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Drug Abuse among Male of Rural Community, Lahore, Pakistan <p>Substance mishandle in Pakistan is one of the real reasons for worry that influences all sections of society. It has not just destroying consequences for the physical and mental prosperity yet in addition has the unfriendly impacts on labor and financial development of the nation. Roughly 6.7S million peoples in Pakistan have been related with various sorts of prescriptions. For instance, Cannabis is the most frequently used solution, with an inescapability of 3.6% of the people, after that poly-calm use is ordinary. With reference to sedatives, a normal 860,000 masses are general heroin customers and 320,000 are opium.</p> <p><strong>Methods</strong><em>:</em> The quantitative cross sectional study was used.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong>: The discoveries of the examination. in 23 tables and 27 figures have been utilized to demonstrate comes about. That just about 80 for every penny of respondents viewed every single illicit medication as similarly hurtful to one's wellbeing recommend an inability to perceive the distinctive different impacts related with various medication writes (Cocaine, Grass, and Heroin). More than 94 for every penny of respondents announced that they had known about cannabis, and the larger part of respondents detailed having known about bliss (96.3%), cocaine (96.4%) and heroin (92.3%).</p> <p><strong>Conclusions</strong><em>: </em>The knowledge, attitude, and beliefs of drug abuse among male are good.</p> Orung Zaib Masih Muhammad Hussain Muhammad Afzal Safina Emanual ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-02-05 2019-02-05 6 1 1 6 10.3126/ijssm.v6i1.21576 Factors Affecting Academic Performance of Undergraduate Nursing Students <p><strong>Background: </strong>The performance of student play important role to quality education which produce quality graduates .So they took part in development of the country and become leader of that county, They are the backbone of their country (<a href="#_ENREF_9">Feenberg, 2012</a>). Most of the students do not make themselves attentive in subject duo to same reason like, school related issues, un-confident and unskilled teachers, insufficient services, and non-availability of instructional materials. Non-school issues involve poverty, low instructive fulfillment and lack of education of guardians and weakness and nutrition (<a href="#_ENREF_8">Farooq, Chaudhry, Shafiq, &amp; Berhanu, 2011</a>).</p> <p><strong>Objective:</strong> To determine the factors that affects the academic performance of students of Lahore school of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Pakistan.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>A descriptive Cross-sectional Study Students of Lahore School of Nursing, the University of Lahore. Convenient sampling Technique was use for data collection. Participants who are enrolled in BSN (Generic and Post RN), Age was 18 years to 45years, Both Male and Female, married and unmarried students was including. except BSN (Post-RN<strong>) </strong>and BSN (Generic) was exclude for data collection</p> <p><strong>Result:</strong> Gender of the participant has negative association with Education of participant as sig value is .000 and -.397. Gender of the participant has association with Marital status and has weak correlation as sig is .159 and r value is .123. Gender of the participant has association with student related factor and has negative correlation as sig is .397 and r value is -.074.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> In this study conclude that, most of the common contribution factors that affect academic performance of nursing students were related to teacher factor, student factor, home factor, school factors, significantly affect the academic performance of the nursing students.</p> Shaheen Fajar M. Hussain Hajra Sarwar M. Afzal Syed Amir Gilani ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-01-31 2019-01-31 6 1 7 16 10.3126/ijssm.v6i1.22561 Local level socio-economic impacts and responses to the earthquakes-2015: A case of Kirtipur Municipality <p>The series of earthquakes and aftershocks affect Nepal in 2015. However, very few studies were carried out to assess and analyze the local-level impacts and responses. The present study focuses on impacts and responses to earthquakes in the Kirtipur Municipality based on secondary data and primary information generated from the open-ended questions to the purposively selected samples. Higher number of human casualties was observed among the elderly and children, but no such difference in terms of gender. The wards in core areas, particularly in Panga and Chovar, were affected the most because of century old houses without any disaster resistant technologies. The social bonding and cohesion were strongly observed during rescue and relief phases. The separated families united during the first two phases whereas the united families separated to nuclear families in recovery and reconstruction phases. The major reasons were main political transition, lack of financial resources and social factors.</p> Shree Kumar Maharjan Keshav Lall Maharjan Dharma Raj Dangol ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-02-01 2019-02-01 6 1 17 27 10.3126/ijssm.v6i1.22563