Research Papers/Topics in Psychology

Religious Commitment, Emotion Regulation and Social Support as Predictors of Preoperative Anxiety among Surgical Inpatients.

ABSTRACT This study investigated the relationship between religious commitment, emotion regulation, social support and pre-operative anxiety among surgical inpatients. Two hundred and ten inpatients drawn from surgical wards of UNTH participated in this study. They comprised 93 males and 117 females who were aged 18-80 years. The state Anxiety scale of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (Spielberger et al, 1970) was used to assess anxiety, while the Religious Commitment Inventory (Worthington...

Religiosity, Parental Monitoring and Gender as Predictors of Social Competence among Secondary School Adolescents

ABSTRACT 'The study investigated religiosity, parental monitoring and gender as predictors of social competence among adolescents in secondary schools in Enugu State. Three hundred and sixty (360) students from Girls’ Secondary School Emene, Community Secondary School Emene, St. Joseph Secondary School Emene and St. Patrick Secondary School Emene (180 males and 180 females) participated in the study. The adolescents’ ages ranged from 12 years to 17years, with mean age of 14.5 years. Thre...

Abusive Supervision, Work Tension and Overload as Predictors of Counter Productive Work Behaviour.

ABSTRACT The study investigated abusive supervision, work tension and work overload as predictors of counter productive work behaviour (CWB). Three hundred and one (301) secondary school teachers participated, who were randomly drawn from Urban Girls Secondary School, Nsukka; Nsukka High School, Nsukka; St. Teresa’s College, Nsukka; Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, Nsukka; Community Secondary School Obukpa, Nsukka; Model Secondary School, Nsukka and Community Secondary School Isienu, ...

Organizational Justice and Work-Family Conflict as Predictors of Workplace Deviance among Non-Academic Staff of University of Nigeria Nsukka

ABSTRACT  The study investigated Organizational justice and work-family conflict as the predictors of workplace deviance among non-academic workers of University of Nigeria. Three hundred (male and female) non-academic workers of University of Nigeria participated in the study. Three instruments were used in the data collection, which includes organizational justice Scale (OJS), work-family conflict scale (WFC) scale and workplace deviant behaviour scale (WDB). Two hypotheses were tested. Re...

Role of Self-Esteem and Gender in Self-Report Depressive Symptoms among Adolescents

ABSTRACT  The study investigated the role of self-esteem and gender in self-report of depressive symptoms among adolescents in a sample of two hundred and sixty one (261) Secondary School Students in Enugu State Capital of Enugu State of Nigeria comprising adolescents from various socio-economic backgrounds. It hypothesized that self-esteem and gender would not play any significant role in the participant's self- report of depressive symptoms. ANOVA statistics was used to analyze the data. T...

Hiv Client’s Perception of Voluntary Counselling and Testing Services in Selected Muyumb Health Center Rwamagana, District —Rwanda.

ABSTRACT The quantitative study on HIV client’s perception of Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) services was conducted in Muyumbu Health Center in Rwamagana District, Eastern Province, Rwanda. The research purpose was to identify the correlation between HIV client’s perception and VcT services. The objectives were to determine the profile of the respondents as age, gender , marital status, education level , and occupation; to determine the level of HIV client’s perception, to deter...

Relationship Between Cumulative Twenty Four-hour Urinary Noradrenaline and Depression Among Students Of Kampala International University Western Campus

ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Depression is one of the major mental problems in the students' population and it is continuously increasing. The catecholamine hypothesis postulated that depression results from functional deficiency of noradrenaline in the brain. In this study, the relationship between depression and twenty four hours urinary noradrenaline was analysed among medical students ofKIU-Western Campus. METHOD: A cluster sampling approach was used to select University students in K.IU. A 21-lt...

Stress Levels, Health Seeking Behaviors and Academic Performance Among Students of Kampala International University (Kiu), Uganda.

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between stress levels, health seeking behaviors and academic performance among students of Kampala International University (KIU) Kampala, Uganda. The study was guided by three stated objectives: To determine the relationship between stress levels and academic performance among students; To examine the difference between the levels of stress experienced among male and female students; To establish relationship between health...

Materialism, Work-Family Conflict and Gender in Marital Satisfaction

ABSTRACT The study examined the role of materialism, work-family conflict and age in marital satisfaction. Three hundred and eighteen (150 married men and 168 married women) academic and non-academic staff of Meteorological Training Institute, Obosi, aged between 20 and 70 years with mean age of 45 participated in the study. Marital satisfaction was measured using Index of Marital Satisfaction Scale. Richins and Darwson’s Materialism Scale and Carlson, Kacmar and William Work- family Confli...

Influence of Family Socio-Economic Status, Gender and School Location on Students Perception of Examination Malpractice.

ABSTRACT The study of investigated Influence of Family Socio-Economic Status, Gender and school location on students’ perception of examination malpractices. Three hindered and frothy-six secondary school (ss1) students participated in the study. Participants were within the age range of 14 and 18 years with a mean age of sixteen years. Three hypotheses were tested. Hypothesis 1 states that there will be no statistically significant difference in perception of examination malpractices betwe...

Self-Efficacy, Peer Pressure and Gender as Predictors of Altruism Among Adolescents

ABSTRACT The study investigated self-efficacy, peer pressure and gender as predictors of altruism among two hundred and eighty-eight (288) Secondary School students of Learning Field International Secondary School, Our Lady High Secondary School and In Land Doors Secondary School all in Onitsha, Anambra State. They consisted of one hundred and fifty six (156) males and one hundred and thirty two females aged 12-17 years with mean age of 14.5 years. Three instruments were used in this study: G...

Organizational Climate, Work-Family Conflict and Resilience as Predictors of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour and Turnover Intentions Among Telecommunication Workers

ABSTRACT The study examined organizational climate, work family conflict and resilience, as predicators of organizational citizenship behaviour and turnover intention among telecom workers. Three hundred and fifty (350) telecom workers participated in the study. The participants comprised 219 males and 131 female telecom workers. The participants were randomly drawn from four major GSM telecommunication (Glo, MTN, Airtel and Etisalat) companies’ branches in Lagos state, Port Harcourt and al...

Tolerance to Change, Personality and Age Differences in Acceptance of Technological Innovation Among Civil Servants.

ABSTRACT This survey studied Tolerance to change personality and age differences in the acceptance of technology innovation among civil servants. Four hundred and thirty (430) non academic civil servants were selected through convenient sampling to participate in the study. The population size is made up of five (5) higher institutions drawn out of purposive sampling from all the higher institutions in Enugu state. They include University of Nigeria, Enugu campus, Enugu state college of educa...

Optimism, Coping Behavior and Gender as Predictors of Psychological Health of Flood Victims in Kogi State.

ABSTRACT The study examined optimism, coping behavior and gender as predictors of psychological health among two hundred and twenty four (224) flood victims drawn from Lokoja and Bassa in Kogi State. Three hypotheses were tested. Optimism will significantly predict psychological health of flood victims. Coping behavior significantly predict psychological health of flood victims. Gender will significantly predict psychological health of flood Victims. Three instruments were used for data colle...

Parenting Styles and Gender as Predictors of Disposition Towards Antisocial Behaviour

ABSTRACT This study investigated the influence of parenting style and Gender as predictors of disposition towards antisocial behavior two hundred (200) SS1 students of Secondary Schools in Enugu (Trans-Ekulu Girls’ Secondary School, Enugu, Federal Government College, Enugu, NewHaven Boys’ Secondary School, Enugu) participated in the study. Participants were within the age range of 13 and 18 years with a mean age of 15.5 using ANOVA. The results of ANOVA showed nonsignificant main effects ...


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