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Academia y Crítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Sociológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Sociologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Social Analysis     Open Access  
Advanced Journal of Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Applied Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African and Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
African Sociological Review : Revue Africaine de Sociologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AlterNative : An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Human Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Sociological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
American Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 357)
American Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 307)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anduli : Revista Andaluza de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio I – Philosophia-Sociologia     Open Access  
Annuaire du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annual Review of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 288)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66)
Anthropologie et Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
AntropoWebzin     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Antyajaa : Indian Journal of Women and Social Change     Hybrid Journal  
Anuari del Conflicte Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Argumentos     Open Access  
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Arte, Individuo y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Artes Humanae     Open Access  
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal for Poverty Studies     Open Access  
Ateliers d'anthropologie     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Atenea (Concepción)     Open Access  
Aztlan : A Journal of Chicano Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Barn : Forskning om barn og barndom i Norden     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Berliner Journal für Soziologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BMS: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Caderno CRH     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cadernos Zygmunt Bauman     Open Access  
Cahiers d'Asie centrale     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de recherche sociologique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers québécois de démographie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Ethnic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology and Criminology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Journal of Sociology / Cahiers canadiens de sociologie     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Journal of Women and the Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Review of Sociology / Revue Canadienne De Sociologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Celebrity Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chinese Sociological Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Sociology & Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Chophayom Journal     Open Access  
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencia e Cultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Docencia y Tecnología     Open Access  
Cities in the 21st Century     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
City & Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
City, Culture and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clepsidra. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Estudios sobre Memoria     Open Access  
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Clivatge. Estudis i testimonis sobre el conflicte i el canvi socials     Open Access  
Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Commonwealth Youth and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Communication Monographs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Community Empowerment     Open Access  
Comparative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Comparative Studies in Society and History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49)
Configurações     Open Access  
Conflict and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conflicto Social     Open Access  
Confluences Méditerranée     Full-text available via subscription  
Contemporary Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Contemporary Sociology : A Journal of Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Contemporary Voice of Dalit     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Contexts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contributions to Indian Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cosmopolitan Civil Societies : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Crime, Histoire & Sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Criminologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Discourse Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Critical Horizons     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Critical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Cross-cultural Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos de Marte     Open Access  
Cuadernos del CENDES     Open Access  
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cultura y Representaciones Sociales     Open Access  
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultures & conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Current Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Dalogue and Universalism     Full-text available via subscription  
Debates en Sociología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Design and Culture : The Journal of the Design Studies Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology     Open Access  
Dilemas : Revista de Estudos de Conflito e Controle Social     Open Access  
DIMENSI : Journal of Sociology     Open Access  
disClosure : A Journal of Social Theory     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription  
East Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Ecopolítica     Open Access  
Educação, Escola e Sociedade     Open Access  
Éducation et socialisation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eko-Regional : Jurnal Pembangunan Ekonomi Wilayah     Open Access  
Em Debate     Open Access  
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfances, Familles, Générations     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Entramados : educación y sociedad     Open Access  
Entramados y Perspectivas     Open Access  
Environmental Sociology     Hybrid Journal  
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Epos : Genealogias, Subjetivaçãoes e Violências     Open Access  
Espacio Abierto     Open Access  
Espiral     Open Access  
Espirales     Open Access  
Estudios Geográficos     Open Access  
Estudios Rurales     Open Access  
Estudios sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas     Open Access  
Estudios Sociologicos     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Estudos de Sociologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethnicities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Ethnologia Actualis     Open Access  
Ethnologia Fennica     Open Access  
Ethnologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal for Sport and Society     Hybrid Journal  
European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal  
European Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
European Review of Applied Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Eutopía - Revista de Desarrollo Económico Territorial     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Extensão Rural     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family & Community History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Feministische Studien     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Finance and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fokus pa familien     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Forum Sociológico     Open Access  
Frontiers in Human Dynamics     Open Access  
Frontiers in Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Games and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Gender and Behaviour     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Genre, sexualité & société     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Grounded Theory Review : an International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Hábitat y Sociedad     Open Access  
Health Sociology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Hispania     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Homo Ludens     Open Access  
Horizontes y Raíces     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hospitality & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Housing and Society     Hybrid Journal  
Human and Social Studies     Open Access  
Human Architecture : Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Human Behavior, Development and Society     Open Access  
Human Factors in Information Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Human Figurations : Long-term Perspectives on the Human Condition     Open Access  
Humanities : Rivista online di Storia, Geografia, Antropologia, Sociologia     Open Access  
Humanity & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
identidade!     Open Access  
Identity Papers : A Journal of British and Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IFE Psychologia : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Inclusión y Desarrollo     Open Access  

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  • Editorial
    • Authors: A.A. Olowu
      Abstract: Editorial
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Perceived correlation between organisational justice and employees'
           organisational citizenship behaviours in the civil service of Ondo and Oyo
           State, Nigeria
    • Authors: E.M. Ajala
      Abstract: Employees are now more conscious of their right and value the workplace environment in terms of fairness and existence of sense of justice in order to become citizen of the workplace. It is against the background that this study investigate the perceived correlation between organisation justice and employees' organisational citizenship behaviours in the civil service of Ondo and Oyo state, Nigeria The descriptive survey research was used for the study. The population of the study consists of employees of the Civil Service of Ondo and Oyo States, Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was used to select five parastatals from the civil service of both Ondo and Oyo States. The selected parastatals are Education, Local Government Board, Establishment, Finance and Youth & Social Development. Fifty respondents were randomly selected from each parastatal to make a total of one hundred and fifty respondents from each state and a grand total of three hundred respondents for theresearch. The main instrument used for the study is a questionnaire tagged "Organisational Justice and Organisational Citizenship Behaviour Questionnaire -OJOCBQ" with four sub-sections of Distributive Justice Scale (DJS)(r=0.76), Procedural Justice Scale (PJS)(r=0.85), Interactional Justice Scale (IJS)(r=0.91), and Organisational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB)(r=0.87). Two hundred and eighty-seven respondents were finally used for analysis using Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Multiple Regression Analysis. Findings showed that there was significant relationship between distributive justice and organisational citizenship behaviour, there was significantrelationship between procedural justice and organisational citizenship behaviour and there was significant relationship between interactional justice and organisational citizenship behaviour. Furthermore, the joint contribution of the independent variables to the dependent variable was significant (F=163.165). It was recommended that management should ensure and establish organisational justice procedure for fair treatment and good interactions among co-workers and between management and employees so that employees can display initiative, collaborative and high quality standard in their workplace behaviours. Also, it is recommended that there should be adequate presence of organisational justice at the workplace which will help in reducing absenteeism, turnover, and counter-productive behaviours thereby making employees do justice to their work responsibilities.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Group learning, gender, mathematical ability and students' mapwork skills
    • Authors: Peter A. Amosun
      Abstract: Group learning strategies are now very common and it's been experimented in Nigeria. Again, gender issues and mathematical ability are still variables of research interest all over the world, and especially in Africa. This study, therefore, determined the effects of group learning strategies, gender, mathematical ability on students' mapwork skills. The main instruments used to collect data was Mapwork Skills Test (MAST). However in order to determine students mathematical ability level, Mathematical Ability Test (MAT=0.95) was administered on the participants and this was used to group them into ability levels. Eight schools were purposively selected in Ibadan metropolis and were randomly assigned to treatment. Data collected before and after the treatment were subjected to analyses. The results show that there was a statistically significant main effect of treatment on students' mapwork skills. But there were no statistically significant interaction effects of treatment, gender and mathematical ability across the dependent measure. It was therefore recommended that group learning strategies be fully integrated into the curriculum and be utilized to the point of making no difference in students' mathematical ability and gender in our schools.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • A psychological appraisal of perceived organizational politics in selected
           profit and non-profit organizations in Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria
    • Authors: Odunayo T. Arogundade
      Abstract: This study explored employees' reactions to perceived organizational politics and its effect on career satisfaction. A simple random sampling technique was used to select three hundred (300) participants (M=151; F=149) from both profit and non-profit organizations in Lagos metropolis, Nigeria. Data for the study were collected using Perception of Organizational Politics Scale (POPS) and Career Satisfaction Scale (CSS). The data were analyzed using Pearson correlation, t-test and linear regression analysis. The results revealed that perceived organizational politics correlated negatively with career satisfaction and this implies that the higher the perceived organizational politics, the lower employees' career satisfaction. Furthermore, profit organizations experience higher organizational politics compared to non-profit making organizations and female employees perceived significantly higher organizational politics than their male counterparts. Finally, perceived organizational politics accounted for 10% variance in career satisfaction. The implications of these findings substantiate the importance of minimizing political behaviour in organizations and promoting merit at work in order to improve employees' work outcomes, sustain greater commitment and career satisfaction.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Influence of job demands on psychological well-being of health workers in
           Ondo State : moderating role of emotional intelligence
    • Authors: Adepeju Ogungbamila
      Abstract: Previous studies have focused on the extent to which job demands affect psychological well-being. Less research attention has been given to how emotional intelligence moderates the influence of job demands on psychological well-being of health employees, especially in Nigeria. This study therefore, investigated the extent to which emotional intelligence moderates the influence of job demands on psychological well-being of health workers in Ondo State. Using the accidental sampling technique, a total number of 164 health workers (111 females; 53 males) whose ages ranged from 15 to 51 years with a mean age of 31.65 years (SD: 10.55) participated in the study. Two hypotheses were generated and tested with multiple regression analysis. The result showed that job demands significantly influenced psychological well-being, in such a way that employees with high level of job demands had a low level of psychological well-being [β = -.32, p< .01; R2 = .18; F(7, 156) = 3.70, p< .01]. Also, emotional intelligence significantly moderated the influence of job demands on psychological well-being, in such a way that health workers with high level of emotional intelligence had greater psychological well-being despite high level of job demands [β = .97, p < .01; R2 = .37; F (8, 155) =19.24, p< .01]. In order to improve the psychological well-being of health workers, Ministry of health should train its workers on how to cope with stress that may result from job demands. Such training may include stress management training. In addition, health workers with low level of emotional intelligence should be train on how to improve on their level of emotional intelligence.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Youth identity, peer influence and internet crime participation in Nigeria
           : a reflection
    • Authors: Jegede Ajibade Ebenezer; Olowookere Elizabeth Ibukunoluwa Elegbeleye Ayotunde Oluwadamilola
      Abstract: The increasing relevance of youth participation in the e-environment and invariably the use of cyber technology has been remarkably accentuated by many scholars. Lately, the affinity inherent in the triad of youth, cyber technology and e-business banding together to form the driving force of progress in the modern economy have also been considerably recognized. However, the unanticipated consequences of the synergy between each of these components are yet to be explored in details. This paper, having identified this gap therefore, explores an aspect involving the intent of youths in their utilization of cyber technology and locates this in the appropriation of the gains in the e-business environment to generate diverse desired ends. The existence of both standardized and non-standardized behaviours in the use of e-technologies has steadily increased the vulnerability of gamut of users in the cyber community. In cognizance of this development, this paper locates the surge in Nigeria's youth's interest in manipulating the Internet for private gains in expressive identity that is both promoting independence and creativity among the studied group. The theoretical anchorage links fraud attraction to the nature of the social psychological composition of the youths. Finally, the paper concluded that though the increase in technological innovations has been of tremendous advantages to the youth population and the society at large, it has also constituted serious challenges in terms of technologically enhanced crime. These crimes include the cyber fraud characteristic of the youth population in many developing nations. This study proffered some pragmatic solutions to the challenges relating to youth-cyber fraud connection.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Examination of gender roles in workplace deviance among local government
           employees in Akoko area of Ondo State, Nigeria
    • Authors: Anthony G. Balogun; Ayodele Komolafe
      Abstract: Findings on gender and workplace deviance have been mixed and inconclusive; hence, there is a need to further examine gender differences in workplace deviance, especially in Local Governments where employees' deviant behaviours seem to be highly prevalent. Thus, this study examined gender difference in workplace deviance among Local Government employees in Nigeria. Two hundred employees (male = 100; female = 100) were selected from the four Local Government Areas in Akoko Ondo State, Nigeria using a purposive sampling technique. Their ages ranged from 21 to 57 years (M = 35.99; SD = 11.04). The participants responded to Workplace Deviance Scale. Results of the independent t-test revealed that male Local Government employees showed higher tendencies to exhibit workplace deviant behaviours (M = 64.12) than their female counterparts (M = 22.30). Based on this finding, we suggest that more emphasis should be placed on addressing the issue of workplace deviance among male public sector employees than their female counterparts.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The impact of small samples sizes in factor analytical studies
    • Authors: Alex Igundunasse
      Abstract: In the social sciences, researchers are often confronted with the problem of getting the appropriate sample to test for significance. In fact, it may not be out of place to suggest that peers reviewers or journal editors also have difficulties accepting problematic papers where sample sizes and statistical power are paramount, especially in factor analytical studies. The initial aim of this study was to understand the factor structure of the Pettigrew and Meertens (1995) scale on blatant and subtle prejudice using a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). But it turned out that the nature and character of the sample size problems in the study had a significant bearing on the outcome of the study. In a cross sectional design, using an availability sampling approach, this study used a variety of samples ranging from medium (n=113) to small (n=19) sample sizes of seven groups to explore the impact of small sample sizes in factor analytic studies. Data was imputed in SPSS 18.0 and analysed in AMOS 18.0. Results revealed that sample sizes indeed had varying impacts on research outcomes which researchers often take for granted. The implications of these findings are broadly discussed and areas of further research suggested.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Influence of psycho-social factors on the quality of life of diabetic
           patients at Obafemi Awolowo university teaching hospital
    • Authors: Oluwatosin E. Ilevbare
      Abstract: The study set out to examine the quality of life among diabetic patients in Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. This was with a view of assessing whether social support, types of diabetes and locus of control influence the quality of life of diabetic patients. The study participants consisted of out-patients of the hospital. To achieve the objectives of the study, the data obtained were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Purposive sampling technique was used to select 50diabetic patients within the age range of 28 to 82 years (mean =56.50 years and SD = 13.01 years)... From the study, emotional social support led the types of social support received by the diabetic patients, 36 (72%) while tangible social support was reported to be received by 14 (28%) of the patients. Also from the study, 16% of the diabetic patients reported a poor quality of life, 66% reported a moderate quality of life while 18% reported good quality of life. The results indicated that significant relationships existed between emotional social support and quality of life of the diabetic patients [F (1, 39) = 6.56, p < .05]. However the results indicates no significant relationships existed between types of diabetes [F (1, 39) = 0.09, p > .05] and locus of control-[F (2, 39) = 0.77, p >.05] and quality of life of the diabetic patients. The result also reveals that a combination of the independent variables did not significantly predict the quality of life of the respondents [F(1, 39)= 0.19, p
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Perception of autopsy among medical and non-medical personnel in a
           Nigerian tertiary health institution : the predictive roles of
           self-efficacy, involvement and demographic variables
    • Authors: Mfon E. Ineme; Uwom O. Eze Helen O. Osinowo
      Abstract: This study investigated the predictive roles of self-efficacy, involvement and demographic variables in perception of autopsy among hospital workers in a Nigerian tertiary health institution. Ex-post facto design was used. Revalidated Self-Efficacy Scale by Schwarzer & Jerusalem (1995) and Autopsy Perception Scale were used to collect data. One hundred and thirty-one health workers participated in the study. The t-test result {t(129)=-2.06; p< 0.05} and {t(129)=-2.19; p< 0.05} respectively showed that workers with high self-efficacy and those who had been directly involved in the conduct of an autopsy reported had more positive perception of autopsy. The results of multiple regression analysis {R2 = 0.42, F (4,137) = 11.39, p < .05} showed that the workers' demographic factors (gender, age, years of experience and religion) jointly predicted perception of autopsy among workers studied, accounting for 42% of the variance observed. The results further indicated that gender and years of service were significant independent predictors of perception of autopsy among the workers studied. But age and religion were not independent predictors. The need for psycho-education to boost the self-efficacy and to conduct general awareness on autopsy among hospital workers was emphasized.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The influence of house-ownership and the moderating effect of
           neighbourhood on life satisfaction among residents in Ibadan Metropolis,
           Nigeria
    • Authors: A.M. Sunmola; Aderemi I. Alarape Mayungbo A. Olusegun
      Abstract: Life satisfaction, recognised as one of the essential components of quality of life, is generally low in Nigeria. Most studies on life satisfaction have been concentrated on the effects of psychological factors while little attention is devoted to the importance of house ownership and neighbourhood effect. This study, therefore, investigated the influence of house-ownership and the moderating effect of neighbourhood on life satisfaction among residents in Ibadan metropolis. A total of 1100 household heads were randomly sampled. A structured questionnaire focusing on socio-demographic profile and life satisfaction scale (r=0.74), was administered to participants. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and analysis of variance at 0.05 level of significance. House-ownership did not independently improve life satisfaction. Neighbourhood significantly moderated the effect of house-ownership on life satisfaction (F(2,926)=2.94). House-ownership was not crucial but neighbourhood was essential in improving life satisfaction. Emphasis should be placed on neighbourhood effect in improving life satisfaction.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Influence of ego integrity and health status on death anxiety of adults in
           Ekiti State, Nigeria
    • Authors: Olatunji Olabimpe Ajoke; Olagundoye Helen Foluke
      Abstract: This study was carried out to determine the influence of Ego Integrity and Health Status on Death Anxiety among Adults in Ekiti State using a cross-sectional approach. Three cohorts of Adults; Early (18-34yrs), Middle (35-60yrs) and Late (60yrs and above) were used in the study. A total of 468 Adults (male = 230, female =238) were drawn from among Nigerian adults resident in Ekiti State using a multi - stage random sampling technique. The Death Anxiety Scale (DAS) developed by Templer (1970) was used to measure the criterion variable; Death Anxiety while Ego Integrity was measured by Life Satisfaction Scale-Z (LIS-Z) developed by Neugarten, Havighurst and Tobin (1961) and Health Status was determined by an item in the questionnaire. Two hypotheses were tested and data were analyzed using the Independent t-test. Results indicated that here is a significant difference between the Sick and Healthy Adults on Death Anxiety, and that there is no significant difference between attainment of Ego Integrity and non-attainment of Ego Integrity in late Adults age group on Death Anxiety. It was concluded that Health Status significantly influence Death Anxiety while Ego Integrity does not significantly influence death anxiety. The results were discussed in line with the theoretical framework of this study. Recommendations were made in line with the findings that the society should encourage an engagement of the adult group in more rewarding roles and activities into old age so as to promote good health and reduce death anxiety.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Impact of reproductive health programme on a sample of secondary school
           students with low self esteem and body dysmorphic disorder in Lagos State,
           Nigeria
    • Abstract: This study aimed at investigating the impact of a reproductive health programme on a sample of secondary school students with low self esteem and body dysmorphic disorder in Lagos state. Two hundred secondary school students in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria were recruited to participate in this study. They were divided into two groups - experimental and control groups. The participants completed that Index of Self-esteem and Negative Self-inventory Scale to identify the students with low self-esteem and body dysmorphic disorder respectively. Results showed that the reproductive health programme had a significant impact on the students with low self-esteem and body dysmorphic disorder when compared to the students who did not participate in the reproductive health programme. This finding demonstrated the importance of a reproductive health programme for adolescents with disposition to low self-esteem and body dysmorphic disorder. It has also showed that there is a need for a reproductive health programme to be inculcated into the school curriculum for all secondary school students.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Teachers' and students' attitudes toward disruptive behaviour : a
           comparative analysis of England and Nigeria
    • Authors: Ocheho U. ThankGod
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine students' and teachers' attitudes toward disruptive behaviour and to compare the views of the participants from Nigeria and England. Two hundred and eighty five (285) students and 41 teachers from high school completed the disruptive behaviour which contains behaviours commonly reported in high schools. These questionnaires measure individual's attitudes toward behaviour problems. The results depict that significant difference was found among nationality, gender, student and teacher toward disruptive behaviour. Nationality also significantly predicted disruptive behaviour. The implications of the findings of students' and teachers' perceptions to disruptive behaviours in classroom are discussed.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Evaluating effectiveness of Federal Road Safety Commission Training and
           Education Programmes for commercial vehicle drivers in Jigawa State,
           Nigeria
    • Authors: Ibrahim Abdul-Wahab
      Abstract: The study evaluated the commercial vehicle drivers' perception of the effectiveness of Federal Road Safety Commission road safety education programme on their driving experience, age and behaviour toward safety signs on the roads and highways. It also investigated the influence of drivers' educational background, duration of learning road safety, behaviour and knowledge on their attitude to road safety education programme. These were with the view to improving the quality of road safety education and training in the country. The study adopted a mixed research approach combining both descriptive survey and focus group designs. The sample consisted of 2,000 commercial vehicle drivers operating in the seven big inter-city parks in the eight local government areas that made up the Hadejia zone in Jigawa State, Nigeria. A 52-item self-developed instrument was used in the study. The qualitative data was collected via focus group. Data were analyzed using One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Protected Fisher's t-test, Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Stepwise Multiple Regression statistical methods at 0.05 level of significance. The results showed that commercial vehicle drivers' educational background, duration of learning road safety, behaviour and knowledge significantly combine to influence their attitude to road safety education programme. Further, there existed a significant difference in drivers' perception of the effectiveness of FRSC road safety education programme on their driving experience toward road safety signs on the roads and highways. However, a non significant difference existed in drivers' perception of the effectiveness of FRSC road safety education programme on their behaviour toward road safety signs on the roads and highways due to their age. The study concluded that continuous enlightenment campaign through radios, televisions, motor garages to educate commercial drivers is imperative in the country.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
 
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