Research Papers/Topics in Psychology

The Effects of Motivation, Self-Esteem and Attitude on the Academic Performance of Primary School Children. A Case of Pfupajena Primary in Chegutu

ABSTRACT The poor levels of academic performance have been a cause for concern. Children in primary schools have not as been successful in achieving world class education, hence this study so the need to examine the effects of motivation, self-esteem and attitude on academic performance. The objectives of this study were to assess the relationship of the above variables and make recommendations using the ecological approach. This research was informed by the positivism philosophy. A qua...

No To A Bulging Stomach: Attitudes And Perceptions Of Education Stakeholders On The Enrollment Of Pregnant And Mothering Students In Mainstream High Schools In Gweru Distric

ABSTRACT This research effort was conducted on the backdrop of unprecedented worldwide record of teenage pregnancy and Zimbabwe has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite numerous legal frameworks and policies, high school dropout cases as a result of pregnancy continue to be recorded. To further compound their demise, pregnant and mothering students suffer stigma and discrimination perpetuated by education stakeholders. The researcher‟s motivation and ratio...

Experiences Of Stigma And Discrimination Encountered By Double Orphaned Children Of Save In Chiredzi

ABSTRACT The study sought to examine the experiences of stigma and discrimination encountered by double-orphaned children of Save in Chiredzi. The objectives of this particular study is to identify the psychosocial challenges encountered by double orphans of Save in Chiredzi both at home and at school, to find out if they receive support from their family, friends and the community and to determine how double-orphaned children cope up with the challenges they encounter and to recommend ...

Work-Family Interactions: Exepriences Of Underground Mine Workers At Unki In Shurugwi

ABSTRACT The study explored the lived experiences of underground mine workers at Unki in Shurugwi special attention being on their work-family interaction. The developing portrayal of double worker families, single-parent families and families with senior care obligations, the overflow of women into non-conventional occupations and employments and the expanded association of men in the family area are quite recently a contributing factor of the progressions that have affected family...

The Relationship Between Human Resource Management Practices And Employee Attitudes: A Case Of Tobacco Research Board

ABSTRACT The study examined the relationship between Human Resource Management Practices and employee attitudes among employees at Tobacco Research Board. 210 participants took part in the study which comprised of 120 males and 90 females and stratified random sampling. Participants’ age ranged from 23 – 59 years. Participants also had different levels of education and different working years in the organization. Correlation coefficient indicated that there was a high positive r...

A Survey Of Midlands State University Students’ Portrait Of An Ideal Marriage Partner

ABSTRACT The study runs along the topic “A survey of Midlands State University students’ portrait of an ideal marriage partner” based upon the problem statement that ignorance of characteristics one expects and is expected of in a marriage partner can result in miscalculated social commitments and non-satisfying relationships. The ultimate purpose of findings being to chart a course to happier and longer lasting relationships, a matter critically crucial upon the current background...

The Relationship Between Personality Traits And Management Styles At Zimra Harare

ABSTRACT The present study sought to examine the relationship between personality traits and management styles. Hundred (100) managers took part in the study and these were drawn from Zimra Harare using simple random sampling. The paper was presented in a bid to clarify the exact relationship between one’s personality traits and the management styles that he/she employs in managing his/her subordinate. The basic assumption was that personality traits determine the management style tha...

The Functional Relationship Between Non-Monetary Rewards And Employee Motivation Among Employees At City Of Harare

ABSTRACT Employee motivation has become a major concern among industrial psychologists and human resource management practitioners thereby creating a need of finding ways to motivate employees. In light of the above, the purpose of this study was to explore on the relationship between non-monetary rewards and employee motivation among employees at City of Harare. This is in a bid to address the antecedents of the observed cases of absenteeism, late completion of tasks, poor service de...

A Comparative Analysis On The Psychological, Social And Economic Wellbeing Of Adolescents With Parents In The Diaspora And Home Country At Nemakonde High School

ABSTRACTThe absence of parents as a cause of migration has had negative implications on the psychological, social and economic wellbeing of the adolescents left behind. The study then sought to find if there are any significant differences in the psychological, social and economic wellbeing for adolescents with parents in the diaspora and adolescents with parents in the home country. The study adopted the quantitative research paradigm, and used the descriptive survey design. The research dre...

The Experiences Of Bereavement Among Students Following The Death Of A Parent(S) During The Semester. The Case Of Students At Midlands State University

ABSTRACTThis dissertation sought to examine the psychosocial effects of bereavement among students who experienced the death of a parent(s) during the semester. The researcher observed that no attention has been given to the grieving University population in Africa but rather attention was given to the children and adolescents. It is only after a student is diagnosed with a bereavement related illness when action is taken. The study was guided by a qualitative approach, through Phenomenologic...

An Evaluation Of The Adequacy Of The Retirement Benefits And The Social Security Schemes In Zimbabwe: Case Of Midlands Province

ABSTRACTThe importance of social security benefits comes from the ability of the benefit to be able to satisfy the needs and demand of the beneficiaries by the time they are going to receive their benefits. Social security systems have been under challenges and that the labour organization systems are too expensive harm to the socio-economic well-being of employees. It is observed that retirement time kills more than hard work period ever does. It has been a common burden to family memb...

Knowledge And Attitudes Of People Living With Hiv/Aids On Antiretro-Viral Therapy At Chizvirizvi Clinic

ABSTRACTThe study sought to explore and describe knowledge and attitudes of people living with HIV/AIDS on ART. The research was driven by the realization that people living with HIV/AIDS in Chizvirizvi shown some observable signs of insufficiency of awareness like ART default which includes taking medication for a certain period of time and stopping when they feel fit and healthier and refusal to go on medication. The data was gathered through using descriptive research design, wherein self-...

Internalizing And Externalizing Problems And How They Relate To Academic Self-Concept In Students At Gateway High School.

AbstractThe relationship between internalizing and externalizing problems and Academic Self-concept in high school students is unsettled. The purpose of the current study was to examine the internalizing and externalizing problems and how they relate to Academic Self-Concept. Internalizing and externalizing problems are indicators of poor mental health in high school students and a public health concern. The study employed a quantitative research approach and a descriptive survey research des...

Prevalence, Causes and Effects of Psychoactive Drug Use among Students at Midlands State University

AbstractThis study is about the prevalence, causes and effects of psychoactive drug use among students at Midlands State University. The chapter introduces the whole study by discussing the following issues: the background of the study, statement of the problem, significance of the study, purpose of the study, objectives, hypotheses, delimitations of the study, limitations of the study, assumptions and effective definitions of key terms.

Correctional Orientation Among Rehabilitation Officers In Zimbabwe Prisons And Correctional Services

ABSTRACTThe orientation of correctional officers has a significant influence in the effectiveness of correctional rehabilitation treatments or programs and the successful reintegration of offenders after completion of prison sentence. The purpose of this study is to explore the professional orientations of rehabilitation officers in the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services. This will be done by looking at individual attributes and organisational attributes as potential predictors of att...


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