Ife Psychologia

IFE PsychologIA is a peer-reviewed journal published semiannually by African Journals Online. Founded in 1951, this publication focuses on Psychology.

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 2, September

ASSESSING SEXUAL COMMUNICATION AND CONDOM NEGOTIATION AMONG UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP; IN THE ERA of HIV/AIDS
AbstractThis study assessed the level of sexual communication and condom negotiation among University of Lagos undergraduate students in sexual relationships in the era of HIV/AIDS. There is a heavy burden of STDs including HIV/AIDS infections and abortion...
Assessment of the Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Intentions among Academics
AbstractThis paper focused on assessing the entrepreneurial characteristics, intentions and motivation among academics. The data covers survey study of 120 sample size drawn of academics from an institution of higher learning in Ogun State, Nigeria....
Burnout in South-Western Nigeria: A Preliminary Report among Nurses and Teachers
AbstractThis study aimed to evaluate the magnitude of job burnout among members of two professional groups and generate baseline information on the concept in Nigeria. The sample consisted of 100 subjects (fifty matched pairs of psychiatric nurses and...
Comparative Study of Private and Public Schools Student Engagement and School Effectiveness Indicators
AbstractThe expectation of government and tax payers increasingly expect the school system to report on a range of predetermined indicators designed to measure aspects of student engagement and school effectiveness. Despite this the utility and validity...
Discerning the Motivational Basis for Trade Unionism in Public and Private Sectors of Business: An Imperative for Institutionalizing Industrial Peace and Progress
AbstractEven though the motives for managing public and private businesses are very clear to the actors of industrial relations; those of their respective unions seem to oscillate between improving only members' welfare and facilitating socio-economic...
Effects of Emotional Intelligence on Marital Adjustment of Couples in Nigeria
AbstractEmotional Intelligence (EQI) has been identified as a factor in success, in work, business and life adjustment. This paper examined the effects of Emotional Intelligence on marital adjustment of couples in Nigeria. A sample of 286 couples sampled...
Employee Retention Strategies and Organizational Performance
AbstractThe study empirically examines the relationship between employee retention strategies and organizational performance. Using a sample size of 120 respondents in a leading beverage establishment in Nigeria, the results shows that organizations...
Impact of the Military and Civilian Governments Policies and Practices on Factionalism in Selected Unions under the Nigeria Labour Congress, Osun State, Nigeria
AbstractOver the years a lot has been written on trade unions and their activities, their prospects and performances their successes and failures among others. Also internal conflict has been identified as one of the attendant problems inhibiting the...
Influence: An Important Tool for Successful Leadership
AbstractLeadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to work toward the achievement of a common goal which they consider desirable. Thus, influence is key to successful leadership. Getting people to follow is the sine...
Influence of Pentecostalism and Psychoeducation on Hiv/aids Prevention among Young School Age Children (5-9years) in Western Nigeria
AbstractThe study examined the influence of Pentecostalism (church teaching) and psycho-education on the HIV/AIDS prevention awareness of young children aged 5-9years. A control group design with a pre and post test was used. The results of the analysis...
Influence of Social Support, Duration of Illness and Age on Quality of Life among Breast Cancer Patients
AbstractThis study investigated influence of social support, duration of illness, and age on the quality of life of breast cancer patients. Twenty women with breast cancer drawn from the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and Irrua Specialist...
Madness as a Signifier: A Study of Doris Lessing's Briefing for a Descent into Hell
AbstractBased on Michel Foucault's idea of the power/knowledge relationship reflecting a sense of cultural criticism of the modern world, this paper investigates the issue of madness as a signifier in Briefing for a Descent into Hell, challenging the...
Mental Health and Attitude towards Education of Secondary School Students in Nigeria
AbstractObjective: Student mental health is of immense public health importance, factors that are associated with students' mental health and their success in school such as attitude towards education must be investigated. The aim of this study was to...
Narrative House: A Metaphor for Narrative Therapy: Tribute to Michael White
AbstractThis article is a tribute to Michael White, co-founder of narrative therapy, who passed away on 5 April 2008. Michael White and David Epston founded a substantial and ground-breaking psychological movement based on narrative therapy. Michael...
Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control as Predictors of Academic Achievement among Secondary School Students in Osun State Unity Schools
AbstractThe study investigated self-efficacy and locus of control as predictor of academic achievement among Junior Secondary school students in Osun state Unity schools, using Self-Efficacy Scale (SES) and Locus of Control Scale (LOC) as measuring instruments....
Sleep Hygiene in Nigerian Childen
AbstractBackground: Sleep hygiene significantly affects quality of sleep in children. Poor sleep hygiene is associated with disorders of sleep which can produce significant cognitive and behavioural consequences in children. However, not much is known...
South Africa, the Half Hegemon
AbstractThis paper sets out to examine the impediments to South Africa's hegemony in Africa and further recommends on policies and actions, which could be implemented by the country to strengthen its case as a leading and dominant power in the continent....
Teachers' Perception on the Effectiveness of Physical Punishment as a Disciplinary Measure in Selected Secondary Schools in Ile-Ife, Osun State
AbstractThe study evaluated secondary school teachers' perception on the effectiveness of physical punishment as a disciplinary measure in selected secondary schools in Ile-Ife, Osun State. This was with a view of exploring the effects of physical punishment...
The Challenges Faced by University of Education, Winneba Distance Education Student-Mothers during Examinations
AbstractEducation is expected to free the mind so that one can free oneself from the strictures and inhibitions that arise from laziness, jealousy, prejudice, and arrogance. In distance education, the teaching-learning process assumes the form of self...
There Is No Food in the House: Gender Masculinity and Human Security in Nigeria
AbstractThere is no food in the house is a phraseology that is commonly directed to the man in the house. The phrase is used here to capture the inescapable roles and responsibilities that the society expects the male gender to perform in the growth...
The Spiritual Perspective of Quality: A Scriptural Dimension
AbstractThe spiritual dimension of quality is probably the most powerful and most pervasive of all the product and service quality dimensions. It forces us to look beyond ourselves and our narrow self-interests. Powerful though may be, the spiritual...