Gender & Behaviour

Gender and Behaviour, a scholarly journal published twice a year by African Journals Online and based at Obafemi University in Ife-Ife, Nigeria is peer-reviewed papers about the psychological and behavioral aspects of gender aimed at psychologists, psychiatrists and those involved in social studies.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 2, December

An Assessment of Information Technology and the Gender Question in Nigeria's Civil Service
AbstractsThis study aimed at assessing the impact of knowledge of information technology on gender discrimination in the Nigeria's civil service work, 1200 civil servants with varied demographic characteristics randomly selected from 6 states capitals...
Ecofeminism: Lessons from Nigeria
Ecofeminism represents the union of the radical ecology movement or what has been called "deep ecology" and feminism.IntroductionWhat is ecofeminism? According to Reuther, (1997) "Ecofeminism" represents the union of the radical ecology movement, or...
Gender and Human Security: Reflections on the Vulnerability of Women to Hiv/aids Scourge in Nigeria
This paper examines the relationship between gender, human security and HIV/AIDS epidemic in Nigeria. It explores this by critically examining the factors that promote the susceptibility and vulnerability of women/girls to contracting HIV/AIDS infection...
Gender Diversity and Ict Literacy among Nigerian In-Service Teachers
This study examined the gender disparities that exist in the use of Information and Communication Technology among Nigerian in-service teachers. Five hundred and sixty five (565) in-service teachers (319= 56.46% males and 246= 43.53% females) who enrolled...
Gender Factor in Computer Anxiety, Knowledge and Utilization among Senior Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria
The study investigated the influence of computer anxiety and knowledge on computer utilization among senior secondary school students in Ogun state, Nigeria. A sample of four hundred students randomly selected from twenty secondary schools participated...
Gender -Role Stereotyping among Auto - Artisans in Ghana
Gender stereotyped beliefs continue to influence behaviour and attitudes of people towards choice of vocations in many parts Africa and elsewhere. In Ghana, auto-work is an example of a profession that have been culturally perceived as a male preserve...
Infertility in Nigeria: A Risk Factor for Gender Based Violence
Infertility is a health as well as a social problem judging from the perspective of the individual concerned, health care providers and the society at large. Clinically, infertility refers to failure of a couple to establish pregnancy after one year...
Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs about Male Circumcision and HIV by Traditional and Medical Providers of Male Circumcision and Traditionally and Medically Circumcised Men in Mpumalanga, South Africa
The aims of this study in Mpumalanga, South Africa, are to assess (1) the current behavioural risk reduction messages and HIV/AIDS education provided by medical and traditional providers of male circumcision to men undergoing medical and traditional...
Leadership in Italian Major Symphony Orchestra: Analysis of Women Careers on Podium
With the project 'The Image of Excellence', the research team coordinated by Giorgio Soro described and analyzed how a work group can achieve excellence. The focus was on the interaction between a guest conductor and the hundred or so professional musicians...
Lived Experiences of Women Victims of Domestic Violence in Rural Areas of Vhembe District: Limpopo Province, South Africa
The high rate of domestic violence has become an issue of concern in South African families today. In most instances women and children die due to domestic violence and cases go unreported because of fear, lack of facilities such as: crisis intervention...
Perceived Living Conditions and Reported Feelings of Wellbeing among Africans in Germany
The aim of this paper is to describe how Africans in Germany perceived their living conditions and how this affect psychological distress among them. This paper is based on the core assumption that culture contact is inherently stressful and that induced...
Portrayal of Women in Pakistani Magazines: Do Magazines Stereotype Women as Model?
This research article describes the portrayal of women given by the three Urdu weekly magazines of Pakistan, the 'Akhbar-e-Jahan' the 'Mashriq' and the 'Nawa-e-waqt' for three months period. The findings reveal that all the three weeklies devoted significant...
Promotion of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment: A Millennium Development Goal
Promotion of gender equality and women empowerment is goal number three of the Millennium Development Goal. While most of the Millennium Development Goals face a deadline of 2015, the gender parity target was set to be achieved a full ten years earlier...
"Yesterday You Were Divorced. Today I Am a Widow": An Appraisal of Widowhood Practices and the Effects on the Psyche of Widows in Africa
Widowhood is a reality for as long as people are born and people die. Widows are found in every community but in Africa, the experience of the widow is such that women dread to be widows. In Africa, widows go through a lot of hardship that stems from...