Research Papers/Topics in Psychology

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...

INFLUENCE OF HYPERCOMPETITIVENESS AND BIRTH ORDER ON INTERPERSONAL RELATION

ABSTRACT This research was conducted to investigate the influence of hypercompetitiveness and birth order on interpersonal relation. Hypotheses were generated from Karen Horney and Alfred Adler s’ theories about hypercompetitveness and birth order respectively. Birth order was defined in terms of three groups only: first, middle and last borns. Participants (N= 300) students sampled from Yaba College of Technology and University of Lagos. The instruments that were used are Hyp...

INFLUENCE OF PARENTING STYLES AND RELIGIOSITY ONAL TRUISM AMONG

ABSTRACT This research examined the influence of parenting style and religiosity on altruism among adolescents. The participants for the study were recruited using convenience sampling technique and they consisted of 192 males and 208 females between ages 13-20 years from three secondary schools and four tutorial centers namely: Ifed Comprehensive College, Lagos Baptist Senior Secondary School and Fitjoy Academy; Success Assured Tutorial, Santos Tutors, Bright Future Academy and ...

Perception of organisational politics, organisational support and counter productive work behaviour

  Abstract This study investigated the relationship between perceived organizational politics, perceived organizational support and counterproductive work behavior among Vandeikya Local Government Staff. The study adopted survey research design. A total of 400 participants completed their questionnaires and returned to the researcher. The participants comprises of male 309(76.5) and female 9(23.5) the sampling technique used was Taro Yamane sampling technique. The instrum...

EFFECTIVENESS OF HUMAN RELATIONS IN THE BANKING INDUSTRY

INTRODUCTIONHuman Resource is a management approach that is aimed at understanding how psychological and social process interacts with the work situation to influence performance. Human relations are the first major approach to emphasize information work relationship and work satisfaction.As global workplace becomes a reality, companies, both large and small require human resource. The oppressive nature or informal, email and mobile phone now ensures that a manager is continually fed with inf...

IMPACT OF ORPHANAGE HOME ON THE CHILD PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT

INTRODUCTIONThe orphanage home is one of the numerous social institution that have emerged over the year to carter for some of the social needs  of orphanage associated with such problems. Motherless  babies  have nowadays  become common because of the moral decadence of the society young people who cannot cater  for themselves find themselves  put in the   family  way they end  up find abandoning those innocent helpless babies.  The incr...

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELF-ESTEEM AND LOCUS OF CONTROL AMONG WELL FUNCTIONING ADOLESCENTS

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the relationship between self-esteem and locus of control among well-functioning Adolescents. A total of 100 Adolescents (55 males and 45 females) selected from senior secondary school were used. The participants were within the age range of 15-19 years with a mean age of 17 years. Three set of instrument comprising self-esteem test (Adenyo & Oyefoso 1985) Locus of control test (Criag, Franklin & Andrew 1984) and Kohn, Brien-wood, pukening & Decicco...

EFFECT OF GENDER AND LOCALITY ON ALTRUISTIC BEHAVIOR AMONG ADULTS

ABSTRACTThis study investigated gender and locality on altruistic behavior among adults. A total of 100 participants comprising 50 males (25 rural and 25 urban), 50 females (25 rural and 25 urban) were used. The  participants who were within the age range of 25-55 years has a mean age of 41 years. A 15 tem questionnaire designed to measure-altruistic behavior was used. A 2 x 2 factorial design was adopted based on 2 levels of gender as factor; male/female, and 2 level of locality as a fa...

STUDY OF FACTORS INFLUENCING DIVORCE

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the Study of Factors Influencing Divorce. There are many factors in a marriage that can influence a divorce, this study revealed that marital infidelity plays a remarkable role in divorce among couple. It also showed that other causes of divorce ranges from childlessness, cruelty, undue interference from mother In-law and poverty.  They also asserted that sexual deprivation is among the factors that can influence divorce.  A total of 100 participants ...

BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS IN THE SOCIETY

BACKGROUNDBehavioural problems are bad, unacceptable behavioural in a given society. Behavioural problems (maladjustment)is defined as bad or unsatisfactory adjustment of behaviour (Webster Encyclopedia unabridged dictionary, 1994). Ross (1980) views behavioural problems to be presented when a child emits behaviour that deviates on arbitrary and relative social norm in that it occurs with a frequency or intensity that authoritative adults in the child’s environment judge under the circ...

THE ATTITUDE TO INFERTILITY BY COUPLES AND ITS EFFECT ON MARRIAGE STABILITY

Table of contentCHAPTER ONE1.0   INTRODUCTION1.1   Background to Study1.2   Statement of Problem1.3   Purpose of the Study1.4   Research Questions 1.5   Research Hypotheses1.6   Significance of the study1.7   Scope of the Study1.8   Operational Definition of TermsCHAPTER TWOREVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE2.0    Introduction 2.1    Concept of attitude 2.1.1 Characteristics of attitudes 2.1.2 Components of attitud...

INFLUENCE OF GENDER AND SELF – ESTEEM ON DEPRESSION AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS

ABSTRACTThis study investigated influence of gender and self-esteem on depression among diabetic patients. One hundred and thirty (130) diabetic patients (77 with low self-esteem and 53 with high self-esteem) were used. Males and females were 65 each. Self-rating depression scale Zung (1965) and index of self-esteem Hudson (1982) were used. A 2x2 factorial design was adopted while two way ANOVA statistics was used for data analysis. Gender was found to significantly influence depression among...