Research Papers/Topics in Sociology and Psychology

Attribution Style, Self-Esteem and Marital Status as Predictors of Life Satisfaction

ABSTRACT This study investigated attribution style, self-esteem and marital status as predictors of life satisfaction. Participants were three hundred and fifty (350) junior and senior staff of Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (Park Lane Hospital) and the University of Nigerian Teaching Hospital, Enugu (UNTH). Their ages ranged between 24 to 53 years, with a mean age of 35.85. Cross sectional design was adopted. Three instruments were used for data collection. Satisfaction with life S...

The Influence of Christian Religious Affiliation, Gender and Locality on Altruism

ABSTRACT This study investigated the- influence of Christian religious affiliation, gender and locality on altruism. Three hundred and twenty-one staff (Christians) from the randomly selected local government secretariats of Anambra State, Nigeria, voluntarily participated in the study. Three hypotheses were postulated and tested. The instrument for data collection was the self-report altruism scale adapted from Rushton, Chris-John and Fekken (1981), where Cronbach reliability alpha of 0.72 w...

Complete Human Motivational Map

Understanding human behavior has been an urgent problem since the days of ancient Greece and already in these times the inconsistency of the human personality raised many questions. Thus, the search for its explanation led psychologists at one time to theories of rational human behavior. And, after that, for a long time, theories of rational explanation of human behavior did not fit into reality, and therefore, in the end, they were abandoned. Now we also take into account the fact that t...

Pornography: A Poison and Canker Worm to Sexuality (Dangers/Effects and Way Forward)

The recent high level of the use of internet-enabled technology has enormously changed the way adolescents encounter and consume sexually explicit material. Once they possess a personal computer and/or a Smartphone, the internet is all available for them. This implies that the growth of the internet has come easier and more ubiquitous access to pornography, and the effects are becoming more prominent every day due to the accessibility, affordability, and lack of accountability associated with...

Marital Conflict among Couples: The Case of Durbete Town, Amhara Region of Ethiopia

ABSTRACT This study explored the prevalence, causes, consequences and coping strategies of marital conflict in Durbete town. The study employed mixed approach with cross- sectional descriptive survey research design. A total of 390 people were participated: 386 (193 men and 193 women couples) as survey respondents and four interviewees. Survey respondents were selected through stratified and proportional random sampling technique. Four interviewees were purposely selected from elders, lawyers...

Work-Family Conflict and Personality as Predictors of Organizational Commitments Among Hospital Workers in Enugu, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study investigated work-family conflict and personality as predictors of organizational commitments among hospital workers in Enugu, Nigeria. A cross-sectional design and Multiple Regression was used for the data analysis. A total of 300 copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the Sectional Heads of the hospitals. Out of the 300 copies distributed, 184 were returned for analysis. Participants were obtained through accidental sampling of the three (3) hospitals for the st...

The Impact Of Employees’ Emotions On Their Job Performance At Anchor Yeast Private Limited Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT This study found that emotions have a significant impact on employee’s job performance thus supporting the need for emotion management in organisations. Various studies have proved that emotions have been ignored in organisations due to the perception that they are an irrational phenomenon that aims only to oppose the voice of reason. Due to their abstract nature, organisational leaders have chosen to ignore them. With a harsh economic environment in Zimbabwe, it can however be saf...

Gender Role Ideology And Marital Satisfaction. The Mediating Effect Of Marital Role. A Study Among Married Individuals In Ghana.

ABSTRACT The cross-sectional survey examined the relationship gender role ideology (traditional and modern) and marital satisfaction among married couples in Ghana. The study also examined the mediating effect of marital role (instrumental and relational) in the relationship between gender role ideology and marital satisfaction. The effect of Religiosity on the level of marital satisfaction was also examined. Two hundred and fifty two (252) married individuals fully completed and submitted qu...

The Role Of Women In Community Development In Izzi Local Government Of Ebonyt State

ABSTRACT This study was carried out to examine the Role of Women in Community Development in Izzi  Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Four research questions were formulated to guide the study. A total of six (6) communities in the study area were used for the study. 230 people were selected through simple random sampling techniques to complete the questionnaire. The instrument used for the study was a structured questionnaire designed by the researcher for the collection of data and t...

Public Perception Of The Influence Of Gender On Employment Opportunities For Women In Enugu East L.G.A, Enugu State Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study is based on the influence of gender on employment opportunities for women (A study of Enugu East Local Government Area). The survey research design was adopted and a sample size of 400 (four hundred ) was got using Taro Yamane formula out of the population of a total of (367,958) residents. 400 questionnaires were administered to the respondents and 330 was returned, which was used for the data.  The data for the study was gathered using a questionnaire. An in-depth inte...

Public Perception on The Prevalence And Causes of Marital Infertility Among Married Women in Enugu North Local Government Area, Enugu State

ABSTRACT   Every society has its norms and values about sex in marital relationship. Infidelity in marriage is a social issue various society, religion, and age frown at. Married women are known to be chaste and faithful to their marital vows. This practice is gradually waning. This study examined the prevalence and causes of marital infidelity among married women in Enugu North local government area, Enugu State. The study was conducted between November 2017 and May 2018 based on a survey ...

Emotional Intelligence And Job Involvement As Predictors of Organizational Citizenship Behavior

ABSTRACT   The purpose of this study is to determine whether emotional intelligence and job involvement can predict organisational citizenship behavior- OCBI and OCBO among selected private sector organizations in Enugu Metropolis. A total of three hundred and seventy four (374) participants, 205 males and 169 females, ages 20-69 years (Mean= 35.14, S.D= 1.18) were involved in this study. They were selected using convenient sample method from PRODA, Emene, and INNOSSON Plastic Co., Emene. 1...

Exploring The Attitudes Of Psychiatric And Community Health Nurses Towards Suicide And Suicide Prevention In Ghana

Abstract This study investigated the attitude of psychiatric and community health nurses towards suicidal persons and suicide prevention in Ghana. The present study sampled 36 participants (18 psychiatric nurses and 18 community health nurses) from the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. A comparative study, using a qualitative approach, was employed to explore attitudes of psychiatric and community health nurses towards suicide and suicide prevention in Ghana. Thematic analysis of the data obtain...

Body Image, Socio-Cultural Factors And Psychological Health Among Adolescents In Accra, Ghana

ABSTRACT This thesis examines how socio-cultural factors influence body dissatisfaction, body image, self-esteem and psychological distress among adolescents in Accra, Ghana. Mixed-method approach was used to gather data through cross-sectional survey and focused group discussions. Sample for the survey and the focused group discussions consisted of 358 and 62 adolescents respectively. They were conveniently sampled from selected districts in the Greater Accra region. The quantitative data wa...

Psychological Effects Of Youth Unemployment In Ghana: A Case Study Of The Greater Accra Region

ABSTRACT This study investigated the psychological effects of youth unemployment in Ghana and the buffering role of religiosity and social support. Youths within the ages of 18 and 35 years in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana constituted the research population. A sample of 362 youths were purposely selected for the study. They comprised both the employed (n=172) and the unemployed (n=190). The employed youths served as a control group for comparative analyses. The crosssectional survey re...


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