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. 1, June

An Evaluation of Academic Stress and Coping Mechanism among Married Female Students in Nigerian Tartiary Institutions
The study assessed and evaluated academic stress coping mechanisms adopted by married female students in Nigerian tertiary institutions. This was with the aim of exploring the influence of academic stress on married female students' academic performance...
Bride Price and Implications for Women's Rights in Nigeria: Psychological Perspective
The study investigated the issue of bride price and its implications for women rights in Nigeria. The paper examined the issues of gender-role inequality and discovered that it runs across cultures. There are some gender roles that are exclusively male...
Dental Implications of Domestic Violence against Nigerian Women - a Pilot Study
Domestic violence is a pattern of violent behaviour including physical, sexual and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion used against intimate partner. This study is aimed at creating awareness of the dental implications of domestic violence...
Dual-Career Couples: Coping with Multiple Role Stress
The study investigated the type of stress dual-career couples encounter at home and at their workplace and how they having been coping with stressful situations. A total of one hundred and thirteen (113) dual-career couples working at the University...
Editorial
The sixteen meritorious articles that make-up this Volume Seven Number One, 2009 are from Gender-study enthusiasts from every corner of Africa. The opening article on the social psychology of bride price and women's rights in Nigeria is from Rev. Sister...
Evaluating Sex Values of Adolescents in a Nigerian University
The paper examined perceptions of sex values among adolescents in a Nigerian University. The paper also reviewed sex values against religious and societal and cultural values such as virginity and fidelity all which go against pre-marital and extra-marital...
Gender and Disability: An Intersectional Analysis of Experiences of Ten Disabled Women in Kwazu-Natal
The study adopted the intersectional approach in exploring socially constructed stereotypes and prejudices against disabled women, and the influence of these on their self-concept and gender-identity. Ten women between the ages of 22-35 years, drawn...
Gender Differences in Students' Response to Corrupt Practices in Nigeria
The problem of corruption has become a serious threat to the moral, religious, social, economic and political foundations of Nigeria as a nation. The problem seems to have become a national malady defiling solution in spite of efforts put in place to...
Gender Influence on Managerial Efficiency of Academic Librarians in Nigeria
This study discusses the influences of gender on managerial efficiency of academic librarians in Nigeria. The rationale for the study was to investigate if gender grouping has an influence on the managerial competence of librarians in Nigeria. The total...
Gender Issues in Well-Being of Yoruba Retirees in Osun State, Nigeria
The problem of well-being and non-utilisation of retirees in the socio-economic development of Nigeria generally, is mainly a result of dearth of indigenous research works, especially on gender issues. Retirees have always been assumed to be homogeneous,...
Influence of Gender and Learned Helplessness on Some Mathematics-Related Cognitive Behaviour of Lesotho Senior Secondary School Students
Learned helplessness in mathematics has been identified as a problem that significantly influences students' performance. This study examines the hypotheses that gender and learned helplessness determines significantly the level performance of Lesotho...
Muslim Women's Contribution to the Nigerian Economy
In the northern part of Nigeria, majority of women are working within the four corners of their matrimonial homes. However, some of them are fully integrated in the modern economy. This study identifies the contribution of the two classes of women to...
Role of Parents in Supporting Youth Who Participate in Abstinence and Be Faithful (Ab) Interventions in South Africa
Most programs intended to prevent or reduce HIV/AIDS have focused on "safer sex" and the use of condoms, both in South Africa and many other countries affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The use of condoms and other contraceptives have also been central...
Sex and Propinquity as Predictors of Attitudes towards Spouse Abuse among South Africans
This study examines the influence of sex and propinquity on attitudes towards spouse abuse among South Africans. It is hypothesized that females would have a more negative attitude than males and that people with a high degree of contact with the abused...
Strategies for Dealing with Problems Faced by Men Participating in a Men's Empowerment Project in Umkhanyakude, South Africa
South Africa has amongst the world's highest levels of sexual and domestic violence and an interrelated HIV/AIDS epidemic driven in significant part by gender roles that encourage men to equate manhood with dominance over women, sexual conquest and a...
The Determinants of Female Autonomy and Influence on Fertility in Ibadan, Oyo State
This study examines the various indicators of a woman's autonomy and fertility among women aged 15-49 years in Ibadan, Oyo state. The study conceptualized autonomy in decision making as either decision made by the woman alone or jointly with her husband....
Work-Family Conflict and Coping Strategies Adopted by Women in Academia
Work- family conflict and integration has been examined quite often in human resource management and industrial/organizational psychology literature. As employees attempt to balance work demands and family responsibilities, organizations will have to...

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