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. 6, No. 2, December

Adjustment Strategies of Retirees in South West Nigeria: Implication for Retirement Education
AbstractThis study examined the adjustment strategies of retirees in South West Nigeria. The target population for the study was all retirees in South West Nigeria. The sample consisted of 725 respondents selected from the six states in the South West...
Attitudes of Subordinates toward Women in Leadership Position
AbstractThe "study investigated how women in leadership position are perceived accepted and evaluated by their subordinates. In an attempt to elicit subjects' response, the subordinates attitude questionnaire scale was constructed and was administered...
Challenges Facing Female Distance Learners of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana
AbstractThis study surveyed the challenges that female students on the University of Cape Coast Distance Education Programme face. A 78 - item questionnaire that yielded a reliability correlation coefficient alpha of 0.79 was used to collect data from...
Communication, Suspicion and Stability in Marriage: Examples from the Experiences of Married Women in Two Private Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria
AbstractThis study examined communication, suspicion, and stability in marriage from the standpoint experience of married women in two private universities in Ogun State. Two hundred married female respondents were randomly selected using stratified...
Do Social and Cultural Factors Perpetuate Gender Based Violence in Malawi?1
AbstractGender based violence in Malawi exist at a level that requires special acknowledgement. A survey was conducted to assess how social and cultural factors affect gender-based violence in Malawi. The study revealed that both men and women are victims...
Dual Protection, Contraceptive Use and HIV Risk among a Sample of South African Male and Female Students
AbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate dual protection, contraceptive use and HIV risk in a sample of South African male and female university students. The final sample included only participants who reported to ever have had sexual intercourse...
Gender and Involvement in Housing Development in Ibadan, Nigeria
Abstract:Though women are the major consumers of housing services, their perception and actual behaviour with respect to their involvement in housing development have been invisible in existing studies. Therefore, the study investigate variations in...
Gender Differences in the Anticipation of Difficulties in Finding Employment among University Students: A Botswana Study
AbstractA study investigated gender differences in the anticipation of difficulties in finding employment among 232 final-year undergraduate students at the University of Botswana. Compared to their male counterparts, female students worried significantly...
Gender, Life Experiences and Reported Feelings of Wellbeing among African Migrants in Germany
AbstractObjective: The aim of this paper is to describe how male and female African migrants in Germany perceive general life experiences and how this perception affects their wellbeing.Method: This paper is part of a large cross sectional study of African...
Influence of Interdependent Self-Construal on Psychological Wellbeing: Gender and Social Desirability as Moderators
AbstractA total of 248 (114 male and 134 female) undergraduates of the Olabisi Onabanjo University in Nigeria participated in an ongoing study investigating the influence of interdependent self-construal on Psychological Wellbeing-as moderated by gender...
Influence of Islamic Business Ethics on Female Consumer Behaviour
AbstractThe study set to investigate the influence of Islamic business ethics on Female consumer behaviour. The research was a survey research, which adopted Ex-post facto design. A total number of three hundred and eighty seven (387) female consumers...
Is Your Boss Difficult?
A REVIEW OF THE BOOK ENTITLED "IS YOUR BOSS DIFFICULT?" Written By Richard Dare Ajiboye Published by Anchor Communication Ltd Akangbe Comm. Ent. GSM No. 08035022214Chapter One: IntroductionThe book is based on a random survey carried out in mid 2006...
Pathways to Sex Workers' Social Rehabilitation and Assessment of Rehabilitation Approaches in Nigeria: Evidence from a Qualitative Study
AbstractThis article asks three questions: What are the characteristics of the pathways to the sex workers social rehabilitation programmes? How are the sex workers managed in these rehabilitation centres? Which of the social rehabilitation approaches...
Prevalence and Patterns of Gender Violence: Major Variables in the Exposure to Hiv/aids among Women in Nigeria
AbstractThis study was carried out among 183 women in Ilorin metropolis, Nigeria. The study was designed to examine prevalence and patterns of gender violence and its relationship with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/ AIDS among women....
The Contributions of Contemporary Sokoto Women to the Nigerian Economy: A Case Study of Women and Girl Child Centre, Gidan Haki Area, Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria
AbstractThis study focused on the Women and Girl Child Centre at Gidan Haki Area, Sokoto which is one of the institutions that helps to facilitate the level and rate of women's contribution to the modern Nigerian economy. The centre provides formal training...
The Effect of Stereotype on Cognitive Performance: An Experimental Study of Female Cognitive Performance
AbstractThis study investigated the effect stereotypes have on cognitive performance. A between-subjects experimental design was utilized in the study. Forty participants from the senior secondary two (SS2) of Chapel Secondary School Ilorin took part...
The Roles of Selected Ngos in Economic Empowerment of Rural Women in Ibadanland, Nigeria
AbstractThe study examined the roles of NGOs (Farmers Development Union; FADU and Community Women and Development-Nigeria; COWAD) in economic empowerment of rural women in Ibadanland, Nigeria. It determined the factors militating against women economic...
Usefulness and Enjoyment of Using Computers in Learning. a Gender Dimension
AbstractDifferent educational efforts have been employed to minimize or eliminate gender differences by using various learning means. One of these efforts has been the use of computers in classrooms instruction because of the nature of qualities these...
Vandals or Victims? Poverty, Risk Perception and Vulnerability of Women to Oil Pipeline Disasters in Nigeria
AbstractSince the Jesse oil pipeline fire disaster in October 1998 in Delta State, oil pipeline fire disasters have become a recurrent source of morbidity and mortality in Nigeria. Undoubtedly, the past decade has witnessed increasing incidences of pipeline...
"Womanhood under the Magnifying Glass: A Look at Insanity among Women in African Literature and Society
AbstractEvery society has its own challenges and aspirations, 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.Africa...
Women and the Globalization Movement: An Appraisal of Local and Foreign Health Policies in Nigeria
AbstractIrrespective of the level of development of any people, health is one major yardstick often used to determine actual growth and overall development of such nation state. Considering the importance of good health to productivity and stability...
Women Conductors: A Study of an Italian Major Symphony Orchestra
AbstractThe investigation sought the opinion of members of Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI on a performance directed by a woman. The assumption was that not being used to be directed by a woman would affect their opinion on the individual's ability...