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. 17, No. 2, September

A Profile of Adolescents' Psychoactive Substance Users' Socio-Demographics as Basis for Counselling Practice in Nigerian Post-Primary Institutions
This social survey is aimed at profiling adolescents' psychoactive substance users' socio-demographics as basis for counseling practice in Nigerian post-primary institutions. This is against the backdrop of numerous surveys globally, without the consequent...
A Standardisation and Validation Study of a New Study Skills Questionnaire among Nigerian Students
There have been a number of studies on study skills in the past few decades but have been limited to developed countries. Concerns have also been raised by various researchers about the latent constructs of existing western scales to assess study skills....
Deconstructing the Current Construction of Mow: 'Meaning of Work' - What Do We Really Mean?
This paper sets out to examine some of the literature on the 'Meaning of Work' (MOW) concept and demonstrate the apparent confusion in the use of MOW. It argues that MOW is at present not clearly defined. Based on a limited review of the extant literatures...
Descriptive Analysis of Nigerian Children Human Figure Drawings: A Developmental Approach
Art is a symbolic means of communication through which man can communicate his inner needs, desires and worries. Children find art a good means of communicating what ordinarily, they may not be able to describe orally. This study was on description of...
Exploring the Relationship between Performance Attributions, Grade Expectation and Tendency to Cheat during Examinations among Pgde Students in University of Botswana
Performance attribution style plays a significant role in determining whether or not students engage on academic dishonesty more especially in cheating during examination. This, according to Nelson (1995), is an assault upon the basic integrity and meaning...
Influence of Mass Media on Sexual Health Behaviour of College Students in Nigeria: A Study of Lagos State University
This paper examines the effects of mass media on the sexual health behaviour of single college students in Nigeria. Simple random sampling procedure was adopted. A total of 300 pre-coded questionnaires were administered in study population. Data analysis...
Managing the Knowledge Worker in a Knowledge Economy: Present Problems and Future Prospects in African Organizations
The academic field of management has always evolved with theories that present certain assumptions about the nature of man. Based on these assumptions, management theorists devise ways by which the human factor within work organizations could be effectively...
Mediatory Role of Emotional Intelligence on the Relationship between Self-Reported Misconduct and Bullying Behaviour among Secondary School Students
Despite the growing body of literature on bullying behaviour, its antecedents and outcomes, few research studies have investigated bullying behaviour and its antecedents in Nigeria. In particular, there is relatively lack of substantial empirical publications...
Organisational Knowledge Leadership and Employee Productivity: A Study of Imo State, Nigeria Civil Service
This paper examines the relationship existing between knowledge leadership and the utilization of workers' ability and motivation for productivity. It explains that the interplay between effective knowledge leadership and style, proper utilization of...
Parental Socio-Economic Status as Correlate of Child Abuse and Neglect in Ibadan, Oyo State of Nigeria
This empirical study investigated educational level and socio-economic status as correlates of child abuse and neglect. One hundred and forty-four Junior Secondary School (JSS) students (72 males, 72 females) randomly selected from four Secondary Schools...
Personal and Organisational Variables as Predictors of Unethical Behaviour in the Workplace
The study examined the impact of personal attributes on unethical behaviour among employees in various Ministries in Enugu State, Nigeria. A total of one hundred and sixty-seven Ministry employees were administered with a 26-item Unethical Behaviour...
Primary Nocturnal Enuresis in Secondary School Children: A Gender - Behaviour Descriptive Analysis
This study was on gender behaviour descriptive analysis of primary nocturnal enuresis in adolescent children using secondary school children. The participants included 50 secondary school children (26 males and 24 females) with M age of 14.89 and SD...
Psychosocial Variables as Correlates of University Maladjustment Behaviour
The goal of the study was to examine the influence of some psychosocial variables like personality factors (extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism, conscientiousness and openness), gender (male and female) and age in predicting university maladjustment....
Repositioning Secretarial Curriculum in Polytechnics in Nigeria to Meet the Challenges of Information and Communication Technology
Around the world secretarial education is going through serious metamorphosis resulting to a number of challenges. These challenges include the need to respond to the impact of globalization, needs of a new knowledge society, to high social demand and...
School Reforms in Ghana: A Challenge to Teacher Quality and Professionalism
The role of the teacher in the modern school system is increasingly important and complex. A teacher needs a high level of professional knowledge and autonomous decision making when faced with professional challenges. Educational reform in Ghana like...
The Behavior of Salespersons and Sales Performance in Nigeria: An Empirical Investigation
The study investigated the relationship between salespersons behavior and sales performance using a survey data. One thousand, four hundred and fifty (1450) sales persons were sampled of which only 560 copies of the research instrument were usable giving...
The Influence of Personal & Psychological Factors on Prone-Ness of Athletes in Ogun State to Abuse Drugs
The study examined the influence of gender, educational level, perceived self-efficacy and achievement striving behaviour on prone-ness of athletes in Ogun State to abuse drugs. Descriptive survey design was adopted. A simple random sampling technique...
The Roles of Educational Attainment and Type of Illness on Pre-Surgery (State) Anxiety
This study examined the effects of educational attainment and type of illness on pre-surgery (state) anxiety. The participants (N=100) for the study aged between 20 and 50 years, were pre-surgical patients randomly selected from hospitals in Uyo Metropolis....
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