Research Papers/Topics in Psychology

DEMOGRAPHICS AND SOCIAL ISOLATION AS PREDICTORS OF YOUNG ADULTS AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR

ABSTRACTThe study examined demographic variables and social isolation as predictors of young adults’ aggressive behavior. Three hundred and twenty-four (324) participants made up of one hundred and forty-seven (147) males and one hundred and seventy-seven (177) females were drawn from six (6) faculties; forty-five (45) participants were selected from the faculty of Social Sciences, forty-six (46) participants were selected from the faculty of Arts, sixty-three (63) participants were selecte...

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE RELATED COMPARISON AS A PREDICTOR OF BODY IMAGE DISSATISFACTION AMONGST SCHOOL OF HEALTH FEMALE STUDENTS NASARAWA STATE

ABSTRACTThis study examines physical appearance related comparison as a predictor of body image dissatisfaction among school of health female students Nasarawa state Keffi. The study used a survey design, a total of 50 participants were selected randomly from school of health and technology, Keffi. Physical appearance comparison (PAC-R) developed by Schaefer and Thompson (2014) was used to elicit responses from the respondents. The results indicate that there is significant positive relations...

THE EFFECTS OF STRESS ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF UNIVERSITY SCHOOL STUDENTS.

ABSTRACTThe main purpose of this research work was to assess the effects of stress on the academic performance of University school students in Nasarawa State using Keffi Local Government Area as a case study. Four research questions were developed. The research questions were tested by administering 100 copies of (16) item questionnaire to University school students selected from five department in keffi Local Government Area. The data generated were analyzed using percentages and the findin...

THE EFFECT OF MULTISENSORY TECHNIQUE ON THE READING PERFORMANCE OF CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA.

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the effect of multisensory technique on reading performance of children with dyslexia. A total of ninety-nine (99) participants comprising of fifty-three (53) dyslexic participants and forty-six (46) normal participants. The study employed a within subject or repeated measure design as participants served as their own control. A pretest and post-test was given to participants. The instrument used in the study for the collection of data was phonological t...

Self-esteem and Parent-Child Communication on Sexuality as Aelected Factors Associated with Risky Sexual Behaviour among Late adolescents in Obafemi Awolowo University.

ABSTRACTThis study assessed Risky Sexual Behaviour and its relationship to Self-esteem and Parent-child communication among Late Adolescents in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. It also ascertained the demographic determinants of Self-esteem, Parent-child communication and Risky Sexual Behaviour of the students. These were with a view to providing information on the role of Self-esteem and Parent-child communication on Risky Sexual Behaviour of the students in the study area.The study empl...

CLASSROOM GOAL STRUCTURE, STUDENT MOTIVATION AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

This study investigated Classroom goal structure, student motivation and academicachievement   among   secondary   school   students.   Two   hundred   and   ninety-eight(298) participants comprising 135 males and 163 females participated in the study.Participants were randomly selected from 3 secondary schools. Their ages rangedbetween   10   to   24   years   wit...

Exploring the Perceptions and Experiences of Homosexuals in Lagos

ABSTRACTThis research posed the question "How do homosexuals in Lagos live their lives knowingwho they are and navigating a life where they might not be accepted by its majority?" Therehas been a lack of previous research on this topic, no community for the lesbian, gay,bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), as well as homophobic attitudes within the Nigeriansociety. Because of conflicting social identifiers (Is it possible for one to be both homosexualand African?) and the non-existence of gay bl...

Empirical Appraisal of Mental Health Status of Some Displaced Boko Haram Adolescent Victims in Nigeria.

IntroductionThe concept of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has gained popularity in Nigeria in recent times, due primarily to the Boko-Haram insurgency predominantly isolated to the Northern part of the country. Oladeji (2015) stated that armed conflicts, always leads to a massive incursion of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).These refugees and IDPs are always affected by the psychosocial consequences of crisis and war. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 2.0px 0.0px; fon...

The influence of personality, emotional intelligence and marital satisfaction on domestic violence among couples

This study investigated influence of personality, emotional intelligence and marital satisfaction on domestic violence among couples. It adopted expost facto design. The independent variables are Personality, emotional intelligence and marital satisfaction while dependent variable is domestic violence. The study was conducted in Ibadan North local government. Purposive sampling technique was used to sample 259 participants consisting of 112 males and 138 females who responded to quest...

The Influence of e=Ethical Leadership Behavior, Leader-Member e=Exchange on e=Employee Job Involvement and Organizational Commitment

ABSTRACT This present study aims to examine the influence of ethical leadership behavior, leader-member exchange on employee job involvement and organizational commitment. A total of 250 participants from private owned organizations in Lagos state where use in the study, and 250 questionnaires were collected after the completion.  Data were collected using Ethical Leadership Scale (Brown Trevino, & Harrison, 2005), LMX-multidimensional scale (Liden & Maslyn, 1998), Job Involvement Q...

Remuneration and job satisfaction among Lagos state government teachers

ABSTRACT This present study investigated remuneration and job satisfaction among Lagos state government teachers. A total of 100secondary school teachers in both government and private schools (Alimosho Junior and Senior Grammar School, Eminent Comprehensive College, Dansol High School, Bachel International College, Abesan High School and Community Secondary School) Iyana Ipaja, Lagos state were used in the study, therefore a total 100 questionnaires were collected after the complet...

The Influence of Performance Appraisal on Employee Motivation and Productivity

ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to examined the influence of performance appraisal on employee motivation and productivity in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Apapa, Lagos. The study was carried out in Nigerian Ports Authority, Apapa, Lagos State. A total of 150 questionnaires were distributed and gotten back after completion. Data were collected using Employee Productivity Scale, (EPS) (Chen and Tjosvold, 2008), Performance Apprasal Scale (PAS) (Pearce and Porter, 1986) and The ...

The emergence of cyber bulling in Nigeria and its effect on self-esteem among adolescence

ABSTRACT The aim of this study was to examine and analyze the emergence of cyber bulling in Nigeria and its effect on self-esteem among adolescence. The study was carried out among four senior secondary school students in Lagos metropolis. Specifically, Birch Freeman High School, Anglican Girl Senior Secondary School, Lagos Progressive Senior Secondary School and Kliffon Senior Secondary School students in Lagos State. A total of 200 questionnaires were distributed and gotten back a...

INFLUENCE OF PARENTING STYLES AND PERSONALITY TRAITS AS PREDICTORS OF AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR AMONG ADOLESCENTS

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the influence of parenting styles and personality traits as predictors of aggressive behaviour among adolescents in Makurdi metropolis using the cross sectional survey design. A total number of 213 adolescents comprising of males and females were randomly drawn from different areas and secondary schools in Makurdi metropolis. The study used three standardized instruments which include; Big Five Inventory (BFI) developed by John and Srivastava (1999), Parental A...

Influence of Peers and Gender on Adolescent Health Risk Behavior

AbstractThis study the influence of peer and gender on adolescent health risk behavior in Makurdi local government. The study employed cross sectional survey method. Two hundred and thirty two (231) participants were selected using simple random sampling among Adolescents in Makurdi Local Government. Their age ranges from 12-17 .The study used two instruments which include (i) Peer group caring interaction scale (ii) Health risk assessment (HRA) scale. Results from the hypotheses tested showe...

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