About the Journal

Jurnal Pembangunan Sosial (JPS) is a refereed journal published annually (July) by UUM Press for the School of Applied Psychology, Social Work and Policy, UUM College of Arts and Sciences. The main objective of the journal is to provide a channel for the publication of articles based on empirical research, original thoughts and comparative studies in all aspects of social and human development studies and related fields. JPS is an open access journal.


The journal's primary goal is to provide a venue for the publication of articles from the helping professions. The aims of this publication is to be a preferred and authoritative resource for those helping professionals. This journal also provides a platform for academicians, community groups, social agencies, professionals, and practitioners who have personally engaged with communities to built new and creative approaches to social development.


The scope of the journal includes broad multi-disciplines and multi-professions that contribute to the community and social growth especially in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.


The electronic full text version of the journal is available free of charge at http://e-journal.uum.edu.my/index.php/jps. JPS is publication fully funded by Universiti Utara Malaysia.

All correspondence pertaining to articles and related matters should be addressed to: 

School of Applied Psychology, Social Work and Policy
UUM College of Arts and Sciences
Universiti Utara Malaysia
06010 UUM Sintok,
Kedah Darul Aman,