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. 10, No. 1, June

Body Weight and Body Image among a Sample of Female and Male South African University Students*
AbstractThe aim of this study was to assess body weight and body image among South African male and female university students. Participants (N=289), 189 women and 100 men, were systematically chosen from non-health sciences courses in a class setting....
Carol Ann Duffy: A Preliminary Bibliography
CURRENTLY THE POET LAUREATE, Carol Ann Duffy is the first female poet to hold that exalted cultural position in England. She was born on 23 December 1955 in Glasgow and read philosophy at the Liverpool University. In 1996 she moved from London to Manchester...
Community-Perceived State of Women Empowerment in Some Rural Areas of Limpopo Province, South Africa
AbstractActive involvement of grassroots community members in finding sustainable solutions to women empowerment is crucial. However, it is necessary to build a common understanding, among local interest groups, of the current state of women empowerment...
Effect of Peer and Self-Assessment on Male and Female Students' Self-Efficacy and Self-Autonomy in the Learning of Mathematics
AbstractThis study investigated the effect of peer and self assessment on the self-efficacy and students' learner autonomy in the learning of mathematics as well as determining the attitude of male and female students towards the use of peer and self...
Epileptic Patient May Be Pardoned.But for AIDS You Should Know": HIV/AIDS, Stigma, Discrimination and Biographical Disruption
AbstractObjective: To determine the prevalence of HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination, and to identify the perceptions of community members towards HIV/AIDS and persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Ghana.Methods: A cross-sectional survey of...
Gender Differences in Perception of Sexual Harassment among University Students
AbstractThe investigation of gender differences in perception of sexual harassment among students was necessitated by the need to address interpersonal violence as a psychosocial problem. Though it has attracted much attention by universities in developed...
Gendered Imbalances in AIDS-Related Burden of Care: Lessons from Lesotho
AbstractThis article reflects on the gendered burdens of AIDS-care within the family, and some of the difficulties in redressing them. It demonstrates the need for research-driven initiatives towards quantifying the gendered inequities in the burden...
Innovative Strides amid Inequalities: Basotho Girls Navigating a Patriarchal Schooling Terrain
AbstractThis paper discusses girls' performances of gender amid insidious patriarchal ideologies in three rural co-educational primaiy schools in Lesotho. It draws on a doctoral study on constructions of gender in the context of the country's policy...
Personal Risk Assessment of HIV/ AIDS Infections among Nigerian Adolescent Girls in Secondary Schools
AbstractThis study investigated personal risk assessment of AIV/AIDS infections among adolescent girls in Nigeria. Four variables (age, knowledge and awareness, Parental status and family type) constituted the personal risk assessment of the adolescent...
Pregnancy Duration and Choice of Ante-Natal and Delivery Care in Selected Rural and Mixed Urban Areas of Ijebu, South Western Nigeria
AbstractPregnancy duration and choice of care for maternal health are crucial primary health issues that the World Health Organization (WHO) keeps constant in the campaign for all round healthcare delivery for mother and child. To be sure, there is consensus...
Senior High School Female Students' Interest in Physics as a Course of Study at the University Level in Ghana
AbstractThe study of females' interest in physics is an issue of international concern. Of the sciences, physics is the subject in which the increase in the number of females involved has been particularly low. The term 'interest' may usually refers...
Sexual Behaviour of the Elderly at Ile-Ife, Nigeria
AbstractThe study examined the pattern of sexual behaviour among middle and older adults in Ile-Ife. The study was a cross-sectional survey that collected data from middle and older adults in Ife Central Local Government Area using a multi-stage sampling...
Sexual Violence and Vicarious Trauma: A Case Study
AbstractThere has been a great deal of research on sexual violence in Nigeria, but very few have examined its effects on people who are indirectly exposed. Using a case study approach, this quantitative and descriptive analysis explored the incidence...
Socio-Demographic Variables as Predictors of Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour of Undergraduates in Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention
AbstractReproductive health problems and HIV and AIDS continue to be a major public health problem affecting mostly the youths. Consequently, various interventions have been used to reach young people with the aim of preventing the spread of HIV. The...
Socio-Economic Perspectives of Male Sexual Challenges and Inter-Spousal Communication in a Mono-Cultural Setting
AbstractThe study examined the socio-economic context of husband's sexual deficiency on husband-wife communication among the Yoruba in the southwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The study adopted a structured face-to-face interview among 145 couples...
The Assessment and Management of Sexual Anxiety among Selected University Undergraduates
AbstractTo ascertain the characteristics of sexual anxiety, the Sexual Anxiety Inventoiy (SAI), Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS), and the State Trait Anxiely Inventoiy (STAIYl) were administered to 180 participants, aged 16-31 years.To also determine...
The Relationship between Gender, Cumulative Adversities and Mental Health of Employees in Workplace Settings in Gauteng Province, South Africa
AbstractThis study investigated whether (1) males and females will differ on cumulative adversities (CAs) and exposure to violence during childhood (hypothesis one) and (2) whether CAs and exposure to violence will predict poor mental health report (hypothesis...
The Role of Libraries in Curbing Teenage Pregnancy in Nigeria
AbstractTeenage Pregnancy is fast becoming a regular trend today in Nigeria. This is due to the fact that most parents still feel it is absurd to educate their children on sex education. As a result of this most teenagers learn about sex education through...
The Social Representations of HIV/AIDS and Condom Use among Male Pupils in Selected School in UK
AbstractThis study examined male students' social representation of HIV/AIDS and how these representations influence their personal sense of risk and sexual behaviours. The study found a partial support to the social representation hypothesis that blame...
Towards a Gender Inclusive Curriciilum in Zimbabwe's Education System: Opportunities and Challenges
AbstractGender disparities in eveiy economic sector are not peculiar to Zimbabwe, but have long been standing anomalies worldwide. It is well documented that the reasons that have largely disadvantaged women stem from patriarchy, customaiy law and the...
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