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  • Development and validation of prison Inmates Self-Harm Urges Scale
           (IS-HUS) : a psychometric study
    • Authors: Mfon E. Ineme; Helen O. Osinowo
      Abstract: The rate of self-harm among prison inmates tends to be on the increase globally, often resulting in ultimate self-harm (suicide)if not checked. Such behaviours are often premeditated and may have been nursed as urges in the mind for some time. This study aimed at developing a psychological instrument that would help detect such urges before their full manifestation. Focus group discussions (FGD) were held with 32 purposively selected inmates and open-ended questions administered to 97 randomly selected inmates from Agodi prison. In-depth interview (IDIs) were conducted with 4 purposively selected prison staff. Initial items were validated by 2 clinical psychologists, 1 social psychologist, and 1 sociologist. Themes emerged from their responses which aided the development of the initial 23 items; these items were further scrutinized by 2 clinical psychologists and then administered to 120 inmates randomly selected from Agodi prison. Their responses were analyzed using SPSS version 20.0, giving rise to a valid and reliable 19-item scale - IS-HUS with three sub-scales. Sub-scale 1 measures physical self-harm urges, sub-scale 2 measures verbal self-harm urges, sub-scale 3 measures transferred self-harms. The scale was translated to Yoruba language and retranslated to English language.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Achievement goals and performance in English and Mathematics of senior
           secondary schools students in Borno State, Nigeria
    • Authors: Alice K.J. Musa; Peter Hartley
      Abstract: The study investigated the relationships between achievement goals and measures of academic performance in English and Mathematics of senior secondary school students in Borno State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to determine the relationships between achievement goals and performances in English and Mathematics, and the contribution of each goal type to the variance of academic performance in English and Mathematics. Eight hundred and twenty-seven (827) students randomly selected from 18 senior boarding secondary schools in Borno State responded to "A hierarchical Model of Approach and Avoidance Achievement Motivation" scale as measure of achievement goals and English and Mathematics tests as measured of academic performance. Hierarchical multiple regression was used to analyse the data. The results reveal significant relationships: among the goals, between learning and performance-avoidance goals with English and overall academic performance; but non with mathematics. Learning goals and performance-approach goals account for the variance in academic performance differently.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Editorial
    • Authors: A.A. Olowu
      Abstract: In this Volume 23 Number 1, 2015, we have published twenty five manuscripts that touched on all areas of applied psychology. The papers will enhance the knowledge and practice of our readers. We are grateful for your unflinching support to this journal.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
      Issue No: Vol. 23 (2015)
       
  • Topographic anterograde and retrograde memory for spatial behaviour
           effects of haloperidol treatments in Long Evan rats
    • Authors: Valentine Ucheagwu; Ossai Jesse
      Abstract: The present study was on the effects of haloperidol injection on anterograde and retrograde topographic memories for spatial behaviours in Long Evan rats. Twelve Long Evan albino rats weighing 0.5 - 0.8 kg (6 males, 6 females) were used for the study. Complex Maze Box of 14 unit T Alley from the Royal Institute of Psychologists, Nigeria were used for spatial learning trials while Haloperidol injection treatment from AGILA SPECLTS Company was used. The subjects were divided into 2 groups: retrograde and anterograde groups. The Mann Whitney U test and Wilcoxon Rank sum statistics were used for data analysis. The findings showed significant differences between retrograde group: before injection and after injection on time spent to run the maze. Similarly significant difference was seen between the retrograde group (before injection) and anterograde group at P
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The efficiency of the implementation of the physical education curriculum
           in Nairobi county and Nyeri county preschools, Kenya
    • Authors: Ruth M. Kahiga; Jane C. Gatumu Elijah G. Rintaugu
      Abstract: This paper is based on a cross-sectional survey on the efficiency of the implementation of the Physical Education (PE) curriculum in Nairobi County and Nyeri County preschools in Kenya. The paper focuses on the PE teaching policy, PE learning facilities and equipments, and the teachers' efficiency in preschool PE curriculum implementation. Nairobi and Nyeri Counties were purposively sampled to provide a geographical comparison. The survey involved 99 preschools selected using stratified random and simple random sampling. The respondents included 60 head teachers, 99 teachers, 60 parents and 4 DICECE officers who were selected using stratified and simple random sampling. Data was collected using questionnaires, interviews, observation schedules, resource checklists and documentary analysis. The data was analysed using content analysis and descriptive statistics such as; frequency and percentages. It was found out that the implementation of the preschool PE curriculum was not efficiently done since PE lessons were used to teach other activity areas and teachers mostly supervised children playing instead of giving instructions. PE learning facilities were found to be fairly adequate. PE equipment and materials were found to be inadequate and this was mostly attributed to lack of funds. The teachers were found to be professionally trained thus competent to implement the PE curriculum though professional development programmes such as seminars and workshops were lacking. Recommendations made were that PE should be taught like all other activity areas and the Ministry of Education inspectorate unit should ensure that this is adhered to in all preschools. Provision of adequate PE learning facilities and equipment should be a requirement for all preschools. All preschool stakeholders should be sensitized on the importance of PE and seminars and workshops should be held regularly for the preschool teachers.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Language and madness : very germane areas of collaboration among linguists
           and psychiatrists
    • Authors: Oluwole Akinbode
      Abstract: Language use and communication among psychiatric patients and their caretakers are a very interesting and extra-ordinary research interest in linguistics. It requires a great knowledge of psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, pragmatics and psychoanalysis, Madness, inevitably, involves language. It has been observed by many psychologists and psychiatrists that the ability to speak coherently enough to respond appropriately to, and help create, recognizable social contexts helps to defuse human beings sense of full humanness. Also, radical deviation from normal speech interaction can cause interlocutors to judge one not only insane but less than completely human. The research methods used to gather data for this study was observation and interviewing. It was gathered that the use of language and communication are strongly connected with sanity or insanity. Sanity or insanity could be determined by how reasonable an utterance made by an interactant is, in a speech context. It was recommended that psychiatrists should collaborate regularly with linguists especially during diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric patients.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Self-concept and intimacy : influence on elderly's sexual behaviour in
           Ile-Ife
    • Authors: Opeyemi O. Ekundayo; Funmi F. Oyinlola Adebayo K. Sunmola
      Abstract: This study examined the influence of self-concept and intimacy on the sexual behaviour of middle and older adults. 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 technique. The sample consisted of 375 adults. Three instruments namely: Sexual Behaviour Scale, Sexual Intimacy Scale, and Tennesse Self-Concept Scale, were used to collect data from the respondents. The results showed that self concept had a significant influence on the sexual behaviour of middle and older adults (r=0.24, p < 0.05). Also, intimacy had a significant influence on the sexual behaviour of middle and older adults (r=0.60, p < 0.05). The study concluded that the sexual behaviour of middle and older adults could be influenced by self concept and intimacy.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Development of Employee Restiveness Predictive Scale (ERPS)
    • Authors: Davies E.O. Ogbeide; Emenike N. Anyaegbunam Charles O. Anazonwu
      Abstract: This study established the psychometric property of Employee Restiveness Predictive Scale (ERPS) using faculty members of tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Imo State University (IMSU), Federal Polytechnic, Oko, and Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, were used at various stages of the study. Relevant literatures and trade press articles reviewed generated 25 initial items which were evaluated using Delphi technique, and 21 items crystallized out. These 21 items were consequently factor-analyzed using varimax rotation. While the factor analysis revealed 6 factors, the Scree plot indicated a one-factor solution. The KMO and the Bartlett's Tests were subsequently conducted resulting in confirmation of the instrument as one-dimensional (KMO = 0.44; Bartlett's Test = 748.04). Eighteen items finally emerged from the factor analysis. The instrument proved robust to measure restive behaviour among faculty members in tertiary education system used in this study.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Influence of job demand and job status on job involvement among
           non-burnout employees
    • Authors: Abayomi O. Olusa
      Abstract: The study examined the influence of job demand and job status on job involvement of non-burnout employees. From the 347 randomly selected respondents, 158 non-burnout employees were extracted (male=106; females= 52), with ages ranging between 17 and 50 years (mean=28.85; SD=7.97). They responded to validated measure of occupational burnout (α=.71), job demand (α=.74) and job involvement (α=.68). Using 2X3 ANOVA to test hypotheses, findings revealed that job involvement of non-burnout employees decreases with increase in their job demand [F(1, 152) =26.51,p
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Leadership style and organisational citizenship behaviour among employees
           of private companies in Abia State, Nigeria
    • Authors: K.I. Ndubueze; A.A. Akanni
      Abstract: This paper examined the relationship between leadership style and Organisational Citizenship Behaviour among employees of selected private companies in Abia state. A total of 262 respondents that were randomly selected from four private companies in Abia state participated in the study. Data were collected using two standardized psychological scale viz: Supervisory Behaviour Description Questionnaire (SBDQ) and Organisational Citizenship Behaviour Scale (OCBS). Data were subjected to multiple Regression analysis. Results showed that there is significant relationship between leadership style and organisational citizenship behaviour {F(2, 259)=97.99, R2 =0.43}. It further showed that the democratic leadership style independently and positively predicted Organisational Citizenship Behaviour (r(260)=0.609, p < 0.05), but an inverse relationship between autocratic leadership style and organisational citizenship behaviour (r(260)=0.510, p < 0.05) was found. The study concluded that leadership style, particularly the democratic leadership had a significant positive relationship with organisational citizenship behaviour among employees of private companies in Abia state. The study recommended that private organisations need to encourage democratic leadership style as much as possible to facilitate adequate display of organisational citizenship behaviour.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Relationship between school principals' leadership styles and teachers'
           job performance in Ondo State, Nigeria
    • Authors: Olufemi O. Okoji
      Abstract: Leadership style in an organization is one of the factors that play significant role in enhancing or retarding the interest and commitment of the individuals in the organization. The population of the study comprised of 300 respondents who were selected through simple random sampling technique from Ondo south senatorial district, this comprised of 250 teachers and 50 school principals and their vice. Principals' Leadership Assessment Inventory was administered to the school principals and their vice with the reliability (PLAI, r= 0.72) and Teachers' Job Performance Assessment Scale was administered to the teachers with reliability (TJPAS r = 0.86). Two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data collected were analyzed with correlation statistical analysis. The result shows that there was significant relationship between democratic leadership style and teachers' job performance (r =.118,N= 300, p
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The efficacy of authentic assessment and portfolio assessment in the
           learning of social studies in junior secondary schools in Osun State,
           Nigeria
    • Authors: B.A. Adeyemi
      Abstract: The study investigated the significant difference in students' achievement between Authentic assessment and Portfolio achievement as well determined students' attitude towards authentic and portfolio assessments. The study also verified whether there would be a significant relationship between students' achievement and their attitude towards authentic assessment as well as portfolio assessment. These were with a view of enhancing the effective use of authentic and portfolio assessments in the learning of Social Studies in junior secondary schools in Osun State. The study employed two group pre-test only non-randomized experimental research design. The population for the study consisted of students in J.S.S. two classes in Osun State. The sample consisted of 480 Social Studies students that were purposively selected in two secondary schools in Osun State. Three research instruments were developed by the researcher. Four research hypotheses were raised. The t-test and chi-square statistical analyses were utilized for data analysis. Two hypotheses were accepted while the remaining two were rejected. It was recommended among others, that more studies on the mode of assessment were needed in Nigeria so that efforts at improving educational system could be goal oriented especially in this dispensation of educational reform.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Worker-supervisor relationship and pay satisfaction : influence on
           turnover intention among primary school teachers in Ado, Nigeria
    • Authors: Aondoaver Ucho; Kwasedoo M. Ngbea, Ogoro A. Sunday Yakubu M. Banje
      Abstract: This study investigated the influence of worker-supervisor relationship and pay satisfaction on turnover intentions among primary school teachers in Ado in Benue State, Nigeria. The study was a survey and worker-supervisor relationship was assessed using Benjamin Rose Relationship with Supervisor Scale. Pay Satisfaction Questionnaire was used in measuring satisfaction with pay. Turnover intentions were assessed using Turnover Intention Scale adopted from the work of Lee (2008). A total of 299 primary school teachers who were randomly sampled took part in the study. The participants were made up of 179 (59.87%) males and 120 (40.13%) females. The result showed that worker-supervisor relationship do not significantly influenced turnover intention of teachers (F(1, 298)= .042, p>0.05). The result equally indicated that pay satisfaction was statistically significant on turnover intention of teachers (F(1, 298) = 4.131, p < 0.05). Further analysis showed that there was no joint influence of worker-supervisor relationship and pay satisfaction on turnover intention of primary school teachers (F(1, 298) = .095, p>0.05). The study recommended that the remuneration at the basic level of education in Nigeria should be made attractive in order to raise the satisfaction of teachers as this will bring about their retention.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Patients' perception of health care delivery system in a tertiary and
           secondary health institutions in Edo State, Nigeria
    • Authors: Gloria N. Vincent-Osaghae
      Abstract: The growing concern of the importance of patients' perception as an important tool in assessing the quality of care is a recent trend in the health sector in Nigeria. Health institutions in developed countries of the world are patient-centered. The same cannot be said of developing countries like Nigeria, Ghana and others. This study evaluated patients perception of health care delivery in a tertiary and secondary health institution in Edo State. It was a quantitative and qualitative study carried out on 200 in-patients and out-patients from February 2013 to November 2013. Data were collected using pretested structured questionnaire, Focus Group Discussions and Non-participant Observation. Data from the quantitative study were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 20 in form of frequencies, percentages and chi-square for determining association among variables. Reports of focus Group Discussion and Observations were written in summary paragraphs. Findings revealed that patients perception of waiting time and workers' attitude neither deterred them from complying with treatment process; nor to continue with the use of health facilities and recommendation of health units to others.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Psychological distress among Nigerian undergraduate students
    • Authors: Ehigiator O. Adayonfo
      Abstract: No one including undergraduate students can be healthy in the absence of mental health. We need to begin to address the relative neglect of students' mental health. The study determined the prevalence of general psychiatric morbidity among undergraduate students of University of Benin, Nigeria and socio-demographic factors that may put students at its risk. Four hundred and eighty two students completed an instrument that consisted of socio-demographic characteristics and the 28-item version of the General Health Questionnaire. The prevalence of general psychiatric morbidity was 36.9%. The prevalence was highest among students from the Faculty of Education, those who always had financial difficulty and those who were not religious. Students with financial constraint may need financial support which may be in the form of bursary, grants, soft loans e.t.c. Private form of religiosity, specifically personal prayer devotion should be encouraged among students; these may protect against psychiatric morbidities.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Psychological determinants of treatment adherence among people living with
           HIV and AIDS in Ibadan, Nigeria
    • Authors: O.P. Atibioke; H.O. Osinowo
      Abstract: The study examined psychological determinants of treatment adherence among people living with HIV and AID in Ibadan, Nigeria. The study was conducted in University college hospital Ibadan. Validated questionnaire with 78 items was administered to 548 participants among people accessing care for minimum of one year comprising 154 males and 394 females. Participants were selected through systematic sampling technique. The psychological variable considered includes; stigma and discrimination, social supports, self-efficacy, depression and anxiety. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and chi square. The results revealed that stigma and discrimination though a serious factor in HIV management, it was not strong enough to stop people from following treatment instruction especially adherence to medication (x2= 2.293: P > 0.05). Social support was found to influence treatment adherence (x2 = 25.901: P < 0.05). Also, self-efficacy, depression and anxiety were found to influence adherence (x2= 20.920: P < 0.05), (x2= 41.104: P < 0.05) and (x2= 8.514: P < 0.05) respectively. It could therefore be concluded that psychological factors have key implications for Adherence to HIV/AIDS treatment. Attention should therefore be paid to ensuring that all individuals accessing HIV/AIDS treatment are supported to attain psychological stability which will unequivocally enhance their adherence to treatment with better outcomes.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Socio-economic benefits derived by participants from Justice Development
           and Peace Commission (JDPC) Programme in Oyo State, Nigeria
    • Authors: Olufunmilayo O. Folaranmi
      Abstract: This study investigated some of the socio-economic benefits derived from Rural Community Development Programme of Justice, Development and Peace Commission in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo-State. This was carried out by assessing participants involvement in various activities of the programme, benefits derived, attitude towards the programme and constraint faced by participants. Ninety eight respondents are young adults, male, married and had functional education. Majority always participate fully in JDPC activities, which include soil and water conservation, livestock production and training alternative income generating activity among others. Benefits derived from the programme include ability to use animal traction for cultivation, leadership training, extension services and land management practice which contributed immensely to their wellbeing. Most of the respondents had a favourable altitude towards the programme, but their most serious constraint in participation is inadequate infrastructural facilities and fund to support their present activities. It is therefore recommended that Justice Development Commission should form a link with the Agricultural and Rural Development Cooperative Bank so that soft loan will be available, register with the Youth division of the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community Development and Social Welfare and likewise encourage self-help projects to provide and maintain basic infrastructural facilities.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Stress type and death anxiety as predictors of job performance among some
           police personnel in Lagos State
    • Authors: Oluwafemi O. Odunayo; Aderibigbe J. Kolawole Akika Austines
      Abstract: The need to evaluate police personnel's perceived performance in the face of several challenges which includes stress and the fear of dying geared up the present study. Using a self-report methodology, a sample of two hundred and four (204) police officers filled questionnaires that tapped variables of interest. Data collected were analyzed and three hypotheses were tested using multiple hierarchical regressions, the t-test of independence and t-test related. Results indicate that police organizational and operational stress, and death anxiety accounted for significant variation in the perceptions of performance [R2= .426, F= (3, 204) = 28.899, p
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Influence of transactional leadership style on administrative
           effectiveness in sports organisations in Ghana
    • Authors: Anthony A. Tetteh-Opai; Philip O. Omoregie
      Abstract: Leadership style is an important issue in present day organisations with the impact on function as evidence of performance. Leadership research within sport management has yielded inconsistent results when examining transactional leadership styles. Yet, studies have examined leadership styles on administrative effectiveness; however, research has not been well substantiated in sports organisations. The study investigates influence of transactional leadership style on administrative effectiveness in sports organisations. Descriptive survey research design was employed. One thousand six hundred and twenty-two respondents (1, 622) (Male = 1217 & Female = 406) were sampled using Stratified and purposive sampling techniques. Two instruments: Transactional Leadership Questionnaire (α = 0.89) and Administrative Effectiveness Questionnaire (α = 0.87) was used for data collection. One research questions and two hypotheses were tested. Multiple regression was used to analysed data at 0.05 level of significance. There was a significant joint influence of transactional leadership styles on administrative effectiveness effects (F (4, 1618) = 43.741, P < .01) with 9.8% of variance. The relative contribution shows significant influence of the independent variables on the dependent variable, expressed as beta (β) weights: Management-by-exception (passive) (β = .189, P
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Analysis of changes in perceived personality dispositions across adult age
           groups
    • Authors: Adesola A. Ojo
      Abstract: Human development has often been conceptualized as a life-long process characterized by changes at the different stages of the lifespan. However, the literature has given conflicting reports about personality changes after young adulthood. This study sought to investigate age-related changes in the personality dispositions of identity certainty, generativity, confident power and concern about aging which characterize individuals in adulthood. This cross-sectional study employed a sample of 504 (50.3% males) participants in three adult age groups (age range 30-78 years) selected across Lagos metropolis. In the sample 110 are early adults (39 years and below), 289 were middle adults (40-59 years) and 105 were late adults (60 years and above). Participants responded to a 'Feelings About Life Scale' which covered the four personality dispositions earlier mentioned. Results obtained indicated that individuals reported significantly higher levels of identity certainty, generativity, and concern about aging from early through middle to late adulthood. Although confident power increased steadily through the stages of adulthood, this was not remarkably so. The results were discussed within the context of existing literature on changes in personality dispositions in adulthood. It was concluded that further studies are required to extend these findings especially to explore the areas in which adults perceive themselves as having confident power and those in which they feel powerless as well as the factors that could contribute to these changes and their effects on the aging process.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • A content analysis of the structure and cognitive complexity of
           pre-service science teachers' formulated behavioural objectives
    • Authors: Ayoade E. Okanlawon; Adekunle S. Olorundare
      Abstract: The present study was undertaken to analyse the structure and cognitive complexity of pre-service science teachers' formulated behavioural objectives. The sample for the study consisted of 13 pre-service science teachers in a faculty of education. These prospective teachers voluntarily submitted their lesson note booklets on researchers' request for analysis. From each lesson note booklet submitted, three lesson notes were randomly selected for content analysis. Using coding, a total number of 39 lesson notes were analysed. The findings emerged from the study indicate that pre-service science teachers were capable of constructing well written behavioural objectives. Majority of the formulated behavioural objectives failed to describe: (a) the conditions under which learners are expected to demonstrate the achievement of the objectives (b) the standard or levels to which learners should be able to demonstrate their achievement of the objectives. It was also revealed that large proportion of the formulated objectives stressed lower-level cognitive behaviours. Furthermore, the findings of the study indicate the fact that the average number of behavioural objectives formulated per a period of science lesson by the sample is relatively low considering the duration of instructional time and the cognitive complexity of objectives. Implications for the teaching of science are discussed.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • A content analysis of required factors for attitudinal change among
           military personnel in the Nigerian Army
    • Authors: Remi Samuel
      Abstract: One of the basic issues confronting the Nigerian Army is that the military must assess how the 33 years of military involvement in politics have affected the understanding of what it means to be a professional soldier. There is a general concern that the military has lost its traditions and professionalism and left with a battered image both locally and internationally. Part of the strategy to reposition the army was a purge of all officers with politically tainted career and a drive for attitude change. A major concern was whether the change program as conceived by the political and military leadership was adequately communicated and imbibed by military personnel, which is fundamental to its success. Discussed within the framework of consistency theory, which is premised upon the assertion that there must be consistency in a program communication and the understanding by the target for change to occur, we propose that if change is to occur in the Nigerian Army, the change propositions identified by military personnel will reflect the objectives and goals of the change project. This study therefore adopts the thematic content analysis method without a priori assumptions of what constitute attitude change. This method allows respondents to discuss the topic in their own words, free of constraints from fixed-response questions found in quantitative studies. Attitude themes and change themes found in the content are further analyzed by SPSS to establish within the group distribution and the statistical relationships. The findings show that welfare, promotions and compensation issues were top concerns while institutional factors necessary to promote professionalism in the army such as loyalty of the institution, selfless service, candor and courage are either absent or sparingly mentioned. Leadership problems were reported with minority calls for EFCC probe and a revolution. We also found a latent conflict between the military personnel and the civilian population expressed in terms of removal of civilians from barracks and non-fraternization with them. The study concludes that there was no sufficient reason to believe that the attitudinal change program in the Nigerian Army achieve the required consistency between message and soldiers aspirations and therefore may not likely be adequate in its implementation [and possibly conception] to deliver a professionally combat ready army that honors the traditional code of military conduct.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Comparative assessment of social engagement, cognitive function and their
           relationship in rural- and urban-dwelling elderly Nigerians
    • Authors: Eucharia O. Ejechi
      Abstract: The social engagement and cognitive function of a sample of elderly people (≥50 years) living in rural and urban areas of Delta State, Nigeria were investigated. Structured questionnaire with Likert scales were used to measure social engagement (social participation, leisure, religion and contacts) while assessment of cognitive function was by self-rated memory and the short portable mental status scale. Social engagement levels were above average (median, 38.0-58.0; max. points=84), but declined with age and varied with other socio-demographic characteristics. Cognitive function followed a similar trend (median, 6.5-14.0; max. points=15). Urban-dwelling elders were better in social engagement (median, 58.0 vs 51.5; P < 0.05), while cognitive function was similar (median, 10.5 vs 10.0; P>0.05). Although social engagement was related to cognitive function in both group of elders, the strength varied with socio-demographic background (rs=0.28-0.45, P < 0.05) where significant associations occurred. There was no marked difference between the rural and urban respondents in the overall association strength in spite of differences in social engagement. The interplay of other factors was therefore, indicated. These findings indicate that with improved social and health facilities, rural areas can be promoted as a good setting for life after work.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Editorial
    • Authors: A.A. Olowu
      Abstract: In this issue of our journal Ife PsychologIA, we have nineteen assorted articles on many areas of applied psychology from every corner of the world. We believe that you will enjoy reading them.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Antecedents of risky sexual practices among adolescents in military
           secondary schools in Oyo State, Nigeria
    • Authors: Ndidi M. Ofole
      Abstract: The crux of this study is to examine the predictive influence of peer pressure, sexual communication and parental influence as antecedents of risky sexual practices among adolescents in Oyo State military barracks secondary schools. Five hundred and one representative samples of adolescents with age range of 10 - 23 years and mean years of 17 ± 2.1 drawn using simple random sampling technique participated in the study. Respondents filled four standardized self-report scales. Results of the Pearson Product Moment Correlation analysis revealed that sexual communication and parental influence have inverse relationship (p
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
 
 
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