Research Papers/Topics in Psychology

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 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...

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...

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