American International Journal of Social Science Research 2024-05-01T08:22:34+00:00 Dr. Arjantin [email protected] Open Journal Systems CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER CRISIS IN AFGHANISTAN 2024-03-26T08:18:04+00:00 Salman Ali Nabavi [email protected] Alinaqi Mohammadi [email protected] <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Though the negative impacts of climate change on water resources have become a severe social, economic, and environmental problem worldwide, especially in the arid regions of the earth, including Afghanistan, an inclusive and or conclusive review of diverse studies regarding the climate change and root causes of the water crisis in Afghanistan have not been carried out yet. This study analyses the negative impacts of climate change on water including the fundamental causes of the water crisis in Afghanistan, using analytical and descriptive approaches to review the related literature. The findings of this study show that although there is a strong relationship between climate change and water shortages, it can be a secondary factor in the case of Afghanistan. This is because the available surface water in Afghanistan is estimated to be about 50 percent higher than the country's water needs. In addition, the main factors involved in Afghanistan's water crisis are discussed in this study; factors that have not only caused the flow of about 67% of Afghanistan's surface waters to neighboring countries but also caused the wastage of about 40% of its surface water during irrigation. In addition, limitations and recommendations for further studies are also presented. The result of this study would create a clear insight for researchers and policymakers to regulate and manage the ever-increasing water crisis conditions sustainably in Afghanistan and similar contexts.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>JEL Classification Codes: </strong>Q5, Q2, Q. &nbsp;&nbsp; </p> 2024-03-26T08:18:04+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## ANTECEDENTS OF REVISIT INTENTIONS ON HOSPITAL CHOICE IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRY: A SEM ANALYSIS 2024-05-01T08:22:34+00:00 A. M. Shahabuddin [email protected] Mohammad Toufiqur Rahman [email protected] Syed Md Hasib Ahsan [email protected] Md Shahidul Islam [email protected] Kulsuma Akter [email protected] <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>In today's rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, understanding the factors that drive patient decision-making regarding hospital revisit intention is critical for hospitals to remain competitive and thrive. Despite the availability of world-class private hospitals, many patients from developing countries such as Bangladesh routinely travel beyond for medical treatment. Hence, developing countries are taking the initiative to strengthen their healthcare industries to increase GDP. This study aims to shed light on this issue by exploring the antecedents that affect hospitals in a developing country, Bangladesh. Data were collected by interviews at private hospitals in Chattrogram from November 2023 to December 2023 from 417 individuals using a randomized block design, and AMOS 24 was used for SEM analysis. The process in both EFA and CFA confirmed construct, convergent, and discriminant validity. The findings of this study demonstrate that the brand image of private hospitals affects patient revisit intent both directly and indirectly through service quality and patient satisfaction. A brand image does not influence the probability of returning to the same hospital. Moreover, commodity costs have a negative impact on revisit intention—service quality is associated with patient satisfaction which is moderated by the brand image of selected hospitals in Bangladesh. Management of hospitals can better position themselves to meet patients’ expectations, government may contribute to improve health outcomes and academicians may develop extensions of theory for the developing countries. </em></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;JEL Classification Codes: </strong>M1, M3, H51.</p> 2024-04-30T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##