International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences <p>The main objective of the <strong>International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences (RIMCIS)</strong> 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. RIMCIS is focused on the analysis of societies, on the study of social problems, and on guidelines needed to overcome them. Thus, it is contributing to a qualitative and social transformation. This will help to the societies' development with a rigorous scientific basis, internationally proved.</p> <p>With this approach, the journal also aims to reflect the outcomes of the major global research in social sciences, four-monthly publishing articles related to researches, relevant theoretical contributions, monographs' reviews, which have contributed to the creation of knowledge related to the broad field of social sciences studies. Jointly and in a multidisciplinary way, RIMCIS pretends to achieve critical and scientific debate based on evidences that contribute to the theoretical and empirical knowledge.</p> <p>RIMCIS will publish articles in Spanish, Catalan, English, French and German in order to be addressed to a national and international audience, social science field researchers, and professionals, who want to base their scientific work on scientific evidence.</p> <p>With a free access and digital broadcasting, the journal aspires to include a multidisciplinary view of social science. 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><strong>Licence:</strong> 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> en-US <p>All articles are published under Creative Commons copyright (CC BY). Authors hold the copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions, but authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles as the original source is cited.</p> (Tinka Schubert) (Tinka Schubert) Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:04:52 +0100 OJS 60 Challenges for School Management Teams in Times of Pandemic COVID-19 <p>In March 2020, schools had to move to an online format as a result of the pandemic. Subsequently, they returned to the classroom in a hybrid format until full face-to-face.</p> <p>This paper analyses the perception of management teams regarding the implementation of digital competences during the pandemic by COVID-19. To this end, eight interviews were conducted with management teams from public, subsidized and private schools in the Community of Madrid. Three very marked scenarios were obtained: a first stage of survival and uncertainty for schools without a technological development plan; a second stage of coexistence of face-to-face and digital with a considerable reinforcement of the latter as a result of the experience of the previous stage. And finally, a continuation of digital competences in the face-to-face format. At the same time, many schools were faced with a digital divide among families and a lack of teacher training in digital skills. This was compensated for by the coordinated work of the management teams, a positive attitude and a great adaptability to adapt to this new situation and determine appropriate plans to achieve the learning of their students.</p> Rafael Marcos Sánchez, Irantzu Recalde Esnoz, Daniel Ferrández Vega Copyright (c) 2022 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Social Dance in Support Groups for Female Victims of Male Violence against Women <p>Lately, the artistic world and the social world are more strongly linked. This article presents social dance being used as an instrument, a bridge and/or tool for groups of vulnerable people exhibiting the social characteristics of risk and/or exclusion. In social dance groups, dance is oriented towards different purposes; among one of which is therapeutic. In this paper, a sample obtained between 2010 and 2021 from support groups for female victims of male violence against women using dance therapy (DMT) is analysed. From this investigation, we observe the participants’ evolution and the benefits gained through employing dance and movement as a support for reorganizing and restructuring situations, joining the trichotomy of thoughts, feelings, and acts so these women are empowered to make vital decisions that will positively affect their recovery. The results show that one of the keys for this recovery is the connection between movement and emotion.</p> Montserrat Iranzo-Domingo; Dolors Cañabate Ortiz; Albert Macaya Ruiz Copyright (c) 2022 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Beginning of the Course of the Catalan Universities towards the COVID-19: Evidence versus Negligence <p>There is an extensive literature on the importance of the use of scientific evidence on teaching methods in higher education institutions. However, there is a gap in how evidence is used for decision making that affects students and staff in universities. This article is a contribution to the existing gap, making the analysis of a specific case on how Catalan universities have managed the decision making regarding their staff in the face of the pandemic situation with the COVID-19. In this article, through the interview with managers and faculty from different Catalan universities, it will be shown to what extent these university institutions have opted for decision making in the management of the situation based on scientific evidence or simply compliance with government regulations.</p> Carme Garcia Yeste; Ane López de Aguileta; Elena Duque; Maria Padrós Cuxart Copyright (c) 2022 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100 Companies on Thin Ice Due to Digital Transformation: The Role of Digital Skills and Human Characteristics <p>The aim of the research is to provide a survey-based result on the individual digital skills and human characteristics of the workforce influenced by digital transformation. The online questionnaire is completed by managers and white collar workers of Hungarian manufacturing companies in spring 2021 (n=489). Descriptive statistics and relationship tests are used for analysing the results. The main findings are: (1) digital transformation reduced the demand for human labour, the workforces have basic digital skills used in a few parts of companies, and the digital transformation has increased the challenge in the lack of digital skills of the workforce. (2) Human characteristics are important as an impact of the digital transformation. (3) The size of the companies influences human characteristics changed as a result of the digital transformation. Managers have to focus on improving human and digital skills of the workforces needed in increasingly digital work environments, therefore providing adequate training is an urgent need while companies undergo digital transformation. The study investigates an important socio-technical phenomena determining how digital transformation places specific demands on individual digital skills. Significant human characteristics such as critical thinking, complex problem solving, adaptability, resilience and creativity are essential to successfully exploit the digital transformation.</p> Nóra Dr. Obermayer, Tibor Dr. Csizmadia, Zsuzsanna Dr. Banász Copyright (c) 2022 International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100