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. 8, No. 1, June

Analysis of the Contribution of Women in the Production of Hevea Planting Materials and Latex in the Rubber Belt of Nigeria
The involvement of women in areas of direct production (budding and tapping operations) at Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria(RRIN) main station Iyanomo were evaluated by randomly selecting 37 respondents (20 and 17 from budding and tapping) through...
Benefits of Family-Responsible Management in the Nigerian Environment - a Comparison of Two Breweries
This research uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to study organizations in the Nigerian environment. A brewery with a family-responsible culture expressed in work-life policies is compared with a competing brewery in which the work-family...
Breastfeeding and Emotions of Infants of Working Mothers in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba - Akoko in Ondo State
The study examined breast feeding and emotions of infants of working mothers in Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko in Ondo State. A total number of 150 mothers randomly selected from different unit of the University were used as research subjects....
Chronic Diseases Risk Factors and Access to Health Exams among Women in South Africa
Using data from the World Health Survey (WHS) carried out in South Africa in 2003, the aim of this study is to establish chronic diseases risk factors and access to preventive exams for cervical and breast cancer among South African women. The sample...
Correlation between Parenting Styles and Sexual Attitudes of Young People in Nigeria: Comparison of Two Ethnic Groups
The relationship between parenting styles and sexual attitudes of young people in Nigeria was assessed in this study. In doing this, 852 secondary school students selected from two ethnic groups and two states (Yoruba- Oy o state, & Efik - Cross...
Culture and Gender as Predictors of Undergraduates' Perception of Gender Roles
The study examined culture, and gender as predictors of gender-roles perception among undergraduates. Participants were drawn from two universities; one in the North Central and the other in the South Western regions of Nigeria. A questionnaire comprising...
Depression among Female Survivors of Domestic Violence in Thohoyandou, South Africa
This study aimed to investigate depression among female survivors of domestic violence. 112 female survivors of domestic violence who came to a trauma centre in Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province to seek help were selected as participants in the study. The...
Difficulties Encountered by Black Women Entrepreneurs in Accessing Training from the Small Enterprise Development Agency in South Africa
The long period of colonialism and apartheid, imposed oppression and exploitation on women especially black African women, meant that they could not own property in their own rights or enter into a contract. The dawn of democracy brought about changes...
Dual Protection, Contraceptive Use, HIV Status and Risk among a National Sample of South African Women
The aim of this study was to investigate dual protection, contraceptive use, HIV status risk among a national sample of South African women. The final sample included only female participants (N=4675) who reported to have had sexual intercourse in the...
Economic Enpowerment of Nigerian Women through Proper Application of Loans and Management of Capital
This paper is an attempt to make a modest contribution on how to finance Nigerian women economic empowerment programme. It also provides certain measures of proper monitoring and channeling those resources in order to achieve the target they are meant...
Effects of Gender and Recall Types on Memory Loops of Working Memory in Elderlies
This study was on the roles of gender and recall types on memory loops of working memory in the elderlies. Twenty six (26) retired public civil servants were the participants used. Their mean age was 69.75 with standard deviation age of 4.32. Fourteen...
Effects of Incentive and Gender on Computer Skill Acquisition
The study investigated the effects of incentive and gender on computer skill acquisition. The participants comprised of 40 (20 males and 20 females) Diploma II students of International Management and Finance Institute, (IMFI) Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The...
Gender Analysis of Participatory Needs Assessment of Emeroke Community of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria: Implications for Agricultural Extension Interventions
This study was designed to gender-analyze the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) that was facilitated at Emeroke community in Akwa Ibom State and examine the implications of the findings for agricultural extension interventions. The exercise revealed...
Gender Factors Affecting Female Labour Input in the Nigerian University System
The concentration of female university staff at lower levels of the university labour force is compounded by their gender attributes. This paper therefore sought to identify and examine the gender variables which mostly affect women's job performance...
Gender, Religiosity and Self-Esteem as Predictors of Sexual Attitudes of Students in a Nigerian Tertiary Institution
Several studies on sexual attitudes among students in Nigeria have focused on university students; leaving out other categories of students in tertiary institutions. This study therefore investigated gender, religiosity and self esteem as predictors...
Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Family Planning Following Termination of Pregnancy among Basotho Women at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Maseru, Lesotho
Mortality and morbidity due to unsafe abortion continue to pose a serious global threat to women's health and lives especially in developing countries like Lesotho because of complication of backstreet abortion. This study looks into the knowledge, attitudes...
Perceived Societal Expectations of Boys and Girls on the Learning of English as a Second Language and How They Affect Their Performance
This paper reports on an investigation into perceived societal expectations of boys and girls in the learning of English as a second language and how they may affect their performance in English tests and examinations. One hundred and twenty eight (64...
Quality of Life among Female Workers in Edo State: Consideration of Job-Type, Age and Marital Status
This study examined the role of age, marital status and job-type on quality of Life amonge female workers in Edo State (N =188). Results from t-test revealed that female teachers reported better quality of life than female police officer, married female...
Religion, Gender and Development: Emerging Issues
The term gender simply means the classification of people into male and female, but it is more than that. Gender classification includes what society expects from each of the sexes: both biological and social responsibilities. Nature has bestowed upon...
Scanty Dressing Habit and Sexual Comportment among Adolescent Girls in Metropolitan Lagos: Implications for Hiv/aids Incidence
The sanctity of proper dressing in sub-Saharan Africa was always adhered to few years back, not until recently when relaxation on dressing habit crept in and is now completely being overturned and conspicuously replaced by obscene habit of half nakedness...
Sexual Abuse of the Girl-Child in Urban Nigeria and Implications for the Transmission of Hiv/aids
The special circumstances in which girl-children (i.e. child labour and residency in overcrowded housing units) find themselves in urban Nigeria expose them to possible risks of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, which in turn increase their vulnerability...
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Case Study of Nigeria
Quietly, many women in the world face an uphill battle at home, at work and on college campuses. The battle is sexual harassment. The numbers are staggering. Every day, hundreds of thousands of women are sexually harassed. In the developing nations,...
Signifying "Otherness" and the Politics of Exclusion: Effects of Stigmatization on the Psyche of Female Lepers and Beggars in Nigeria
Every society has its own challenge, headache and aspiration, but how these are handled makes a lot of difference. The approach to issues, the nature of the issues and the outcome of such issues are very crucial to the development and peace of the society....
Women and Gender Budgeting: Nigeria's Policy Alternative
This work contributes to the policy debate on women empowerment through gender budgeting and equally exposes the inherent negative impacts of the current budgeting system, and how it could help facilitate gender equity and open up economic opportunities...
Women's Land Rights and the Challenge of Patriachy: Lessons from Ozalla Community, Edo State, Nigeria
Every community of people has its cultural and economic life rooted in the soil it occupies. The term land may take on a physical as well as a spiritual meaning. Land is a major production resource and lack of control over this important resource has...