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International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology
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ISSN (Print) 2243-7681 - ISSN (Online) 2243-769X
Published by Consortia Academia Publishing Homepage  [6 journals]
  • Adventitious blindness: The road to self-acceptance

    • Authors: Bryan Vinoya Catama, Alayla Louise A Del Castillo, Athena Grace S Espino, Melanie K Beleo, Leda Mae V Blanca, Moira Angela B Bunagan, Eliel Dhenise M Cruz
      Abstract: Self-acceptance is the very foundation of one’s identity before developing other areas of personal well-being. People with adventitious blindness had experienced a lot of hardships, struggles, and challenges before they had fully developed self-acceptance. Thus, this research aims to explore on how the fifteen (15) respondents with adventitious blindness accepted themselves. A qualitative phenomenological type of research was used in gathering and interpreting the data of this research. Out of the gathered responses of the respondents, the researchers came up with a thematic analysis of the factors that led to self-acceptance called F-A-I-T-H. Each of the letters characterizes a significant representation of their personal outlook in their lives. Family support, achievement, inspiration, time, and hope are the pertinent variables leading to the road of self-acceptance.

      PubDate: 2017-06-29
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2017)
  • Religiosity: Development of religious cognitive schemas and religious

    • Authors: Miltiadis Proios, Maria Dianni, Eleni Samara, Dimitrios Syropoulos
      Abstract: The goal of the present study was to investigate developmental changes in the religiosity of individuals in relation to age, education and gender. The study also investigated the relation among religious faith and religious schemas. The sample used was comprised of 285 individuals of Christian Orthodox faith (men n = 128, women n = 157) with ages range of 13-86 years (M = 26.69, SD = 15.80). Participants had high school, lyceum, graduate, and post graduate education. All participants filled out two questionnaires, Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire and Religious Schema Scale. Results showed a significant affect mostly of age and education and less of gender on the formation of religiosity. Results also presented a significant relation among religious faith and religious schemas of truth of texts and teachings (ttt) and fairness, tolerance and rational choice (frt).
      PubDate: 2017-06-26
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2017)
  • The effect of marital status on psychological distress among single and
           partnered mothers in Ghana: The moderating role of employment status

    • Authors: Abigail Opoku Mensah, Lebbaeus Asamani, Maxwell Asumeng
      Abstract: Literature indicated that generally, one-quarter to one-third of all families are headed by single mothers. In developing countries like Ghana, more than 25% of households are headed by single mothers. This phenomenon could be attributed to increased rate of divorce, desertion, death, and imprisonment. These mothers are confronted with many burdens. The study sought to find out how these burdens affect the level of psychological distress of mothers and whether single and partnered mothers differ on this variable. Some of the factors considered include employment status, family size, and educational level. Data was obtained using questionnaire and structured interview guide from 364 single mothers and 355 partnered mothers using purposive sampling, convenience and the snowball sampling. The design was descriptive survey. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used for the analyses. There were significant differences between single and partnered mothers, as well as amongst those employed in the formal sector, those employed in the informal sector and the unemployed mothers on psychological distress. A significant negative relationship between the age of mothers and psychological distress was observed. These findings were discussed and intervention programmes recommended.
      PubDate: 2017-06-10
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2017)
  • An exploration of EFL teachers’ job satisfaction in the light of stress
           coping strategies and emotional intelligence

    • Authors: Naeemeh Ferdowsi, Afsaneh Ghanizadeh
      Abstract: The present study sought to explore the relationship between EFL teachers’ job satisfaction, emotional intelligence (EQ), and stress coping strategies. To this end, 188 EFL teachers were selected from private institutes and high schools of Mashhad. The participants were asked to complete three questionnaires: Teaching Satisfaction Scale (TSS), Teacher’s EQ Scale (WLEIS), and Stress Coping Strategy Scale (CISS). WLEIS contained four factors: self-emotion appraisal (SEA), others’ emotion appraisal (OEA), use of emotion (UOE), and regulation of emotion (ROE). The CISS focuses on three major dimensions of coping in response to a stressful situation: Task-oriented, Emotion-oriented, and Avoidance-oriented coping. Task-oriented coping refers to responses directed at either problem resolution or cognitively reframing the meaning of the stressful situation. Emotion-oriented coping refers to responses directed toward oneself rather than the problem at hand. An individual using this coping style may respond to a difficult situation by becoming emotionally distressed or engaging in fantasy activities. Avoidance-oriented coping refers to responses designed to avoid dealing with the stressful situation, such as distracting oneself with other situations (e.g., shopping) or through interacting with other persons. A structural equation modeling (SEM) was performed to analyze the data. The results demonstrated that among the coping strategies, task is predicted positively and significantly by job satisfaction and job satisfaction had no role in adopting emotion and avoidance coping strategies. EQ had a positive influence on the adaptation of task strategy, a negative impact on emotion strategy, and no role in avoidance strategy. EQ also predicted job satisfaction positively and significantly. It implies, teachers who had higher levels of EQ were more satisfied with their profession. It was also found that job satisfaction has the highest correlation with UOE followed by SEA. Task had the highest correlation with ROE followed by UOE.
      PubDate: 2017-06-03
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2017)
  • Fears and hopes of parents in developing the social-emotional aspects of
           their child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    • Authors: Mary Ann Barlis Domalanta, Mary Joy B. Manching, Regine P. Manguhan, Darleen Joy P. Mapalo, Marina V. Marino, Djelyla B. Maxion, Julie Rose R. Mayam
      Abstract: For every parent, it is known that they have fears and hopes for their child. But to a parent who has a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, it is likely that their fears are more complicated while their hopes are simple. This study investigates the fears and hopes of parents in developing the social-emotional aspects of their child with autism. The researchers used qualitative method and utilized audio recorders and prepared a questionnaire. Six parents whose child was diagnosed with autism were chosen to be the participants of this study. The study yielded the following concepts: (a) social; (b) survival; (c) security; and (d) strengthening faith. These concepts were derived from the fears and hopes of parents in developing the social and emotional aspect of their child with autism spectrum disorder. Furthermore, a coping mechanism for parents was also explored and named as strengthening faith. This presents enlightening insights on the parents’ interchanging fears and hopes.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2017)
  • Relationship between self-esteem and loneliness among university students
           living in hostels

    • Authors: Ghulam Ishaq, Vicar Solomon, Omar Khan
      Abstract: The present study was intended to explore the relationship between self-esteem and loneliness among University Hostel Living students. It was hypothesized that there would be a negative correlation between self-esteem and loneliness. The sample of this study was comprised of (N= 400) university students whose age ranging from 18 year to 24 year and living in hostels. Sample was drawn from different Universities from Punjab, Pakistan which consisted of almost equal numbers of males (n = 198) and females (n = 202) students. Data was collected through survey method. Self-esteem was measured through Rosenberg’s Self- esteems scale (Rosenberg, 1965) and loneliness was measured by University of California and Los Angeles loneliness scale. Pearson bivariate correlation showed that there was significant negative correlation (r=-.57* p<.001) between self-esteem and loneliness. Independent sample t-test showed that there was non-significance difference of self-esteem and loneliness among males and females students.
      PubDate: 2017-04-23
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2017)
  • What does it take to forgive? Predictors of forgiveness among Filipino
           late adolescents

    • Authors: Monica Sophia L De Leon, Gilda D Lopez
      Abstract: Forgiveness can be a bridge to help restore relationships beset by bitterness and resentment caused by interpersonal offenses. What factors hinder forgiveness and what facilitate it? This study examined closely the factors that predict forgiveness using structural equation modeling. An integrated model of forgiveness in close relationships was tested among Filipino college students (N=1200) in Metro Manila who are between 16 to 22 years old. The factors were categorized according to: impact on self (perceived severity, negative emotions, rumination and attribution); offender’s behavior (acknowledging the offense and making amends); relationship (quality of relationship, commitment, and sense of indebtedness or utang na loob); and spirituality. Forgiveness was significantly predicted by empathy and impact on self but not spirituality. Together, the predictors explain 49 % of the variance in forgiveness. Empathy which was found to be the strongest predictor of forgiveness was further predicted by offender’s behavior after the offense and relationship. The factors were also found to be significantly correlated with each other. The findings of this study imply that empathy should be strongly encouraged among Filipinos to facilitate forgiveness.
      PubDate: 2017-04-16
      Issue No: Vol. 6 (2017)
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