International Journal of
Psychology and Counselling

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Psychol. Couns.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2499
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPC
  • Start Year: 2009

IJPC Articles in press

Cross-cultural adaptation of an intimate partner violence screening tool (WAST) for the Mozambican context; implications for more effective HIV prevention and treatment counseling

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This article aims to translate and implement the cross-cultural adaptation of the WAST - Woman Abuse Screening Tool, designed in English and used to track violence by an intimate partner. For adaptation, the conceptual equivalence of terms and semantics between the original version in English and the version translated into Portuguese was evaluated, the result of two translations and back-translation, discussion by a panel...

Author(s):Joaquim S. Matavel, Khátia Munguambe, Debra Rose Wilson, Osvaldo Loquiha, James G. Linn

SOCIAL CHALLENGES OF SINGLE PARENTHOOD STUDENTS IN THE CASE OF ADDIS ABABA PRIMARY SCHOOL, ETHIOPIA

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The aim of the study was to examine the psychosocial challenges of students in single parenthood from vision primary school. The target population of this study was 87 boys and 82 girls totally 169 students were selected as sample participants by using purposive sampling techniques. The data gathering tool was five point Likert questionnaires. The research was analyzed by using descriptive statistics quantitatively. The...

Author(s):Sewagegn Mola

AN ASSESSMENT OF ADEQUACY OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING PROGRAMME IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN

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This paper explores the factors that influence implementation of effective guidance and counseling programme in secondary schools in the Republic of South Sudan. The study was directed by Person-Centered theory developed by Carl Rogers that is hinged on the three pillars i.e., Congruence, Empathy and Unconditional Positive Regard, better known as Core-Conditions. The study identified a total of 341 respondents out of a...

Author(s):Lydiah Ngira Rintaugu, Jack Njabi Ngalamu

Efficacy of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy on Marital Adjustment of Spouses in Baptist Churches in Benin City, Nigeria

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The study investigated the efficacy of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy in managing marital adjustment among Baptist spouses in Benin City Edo State. Two research questions were raised to guide this study and two corresponding hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted the true experimental research design, using non-equivalent pre-test post-test control group. The target...

Author(s):Wellington Omosefe Jesuorobo, Patricia Eghe Ima-osagie, Dorcas Usi Enwan

Soothing the soul through the eyes: art therapy prevelance and practice in the global south

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Socio-cultural and emotional challenges perpetrated on learners have devastating effects on their academic performance if not timeously abetted with counselling. School-based counselling which helps resolve emotional disorders, remove barriers, negotiate power, and resolve injustices is not a common practice in all schools in the global south. This concept paper interrogates the efficacy and prevalence of art therapy as a...

Author(s):Dairai Darlington Dziwa, Emmanuel Maziti

VARIANCES IN MARITAL SATISFACTION LEVELS OF COUPLES IN SOME SELECTED CHURCHES IN ASHAIMAN MUNICIPALITY, GHANA

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The paper assessed the variances in marital satisfaction levels of couples in some selected churches in Ashaiman municipality, Ghana. The cross-sectional survey design was employed to unearth the challenges therein. A proportionate random sampling was used to select a total of 310 couples. Two research questions and one hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. Data from respondents were gathered using questionnaires....

Author(s):Winston Kwame Abroampa and Gabriel Nyamalor

Exploring Mental Toughness Among Selected Private University Elite Athletes in Manila: A Qualitative Study

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In any competitive sports those who have been considered legends have been successful from the time they were chosen during the selection stage of their career (Juan and Lopez, 2015). Most successful athletes were developed from universities and they became remarkable because of their hard work, dedication, and self-efficacy values. Athletes who were recruited from various institutions and who were invited to join a more...

Author(s):Lyle de la Cerna, Arnel A. Diego

The Relationship between Marital Satisfaction and Marital Stability among Married Individuals in Nifas Silk Lafto Sub-City of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Marital satisfaction and stability are important aspects of family life that shapes people’s health and well-being. The objective of this study was to measure the relationship between marital satisfaction and stability among married individuals in Nifas Silk Lafto Sub-City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The target population for this study was all heterosexual married individuals, legally bound by the state of marriage as...

Author(s): Zewdu Girma

SELF-EFFICACY AS A DETERMINANT OF ACADEMIC RESILIENCE AMONG POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

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The study investigated the level of academic resilience among postgraduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and examined the extent to which postgraduate students’ self-efficacy could determine their academic resilience. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised all postgraduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State....

Author(s):OLODUDE Isaiah Iyanu, ANUODO Ajibike Omolola

IMPACT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS AND FARMERS’ FIELD SCHOOL PROGRAMME ON ADOPTION OF WEED MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY AMONG CASSAVA FARMERS, ABIA STATE, NIGERIA

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Weed is one the major challenges faced by farmers in cassava production. This has lead to development of new weed management technologies, but the adoption of these technologies by farmers has been an issue in research. Hence, researchers have longed sorted to understand related factors that influences farmers’ decision on adoption of agricultural technologies as related to weed management control by addressing...

Author(s):Samson U. Onyekwelu, Joy C. Obunadike, Joseph O. Fehintola

The Impacts of Smoking Tobacco among Adolescents (Whose age 15 -24): An Explorative Qualitative Study from Gumuz Community, Benishangul Gumuz Region of Ethiopia.

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Background: Using tobacco is very harmful for public health, and commonly smoked among adolescents. The objective of this study is aimed to investigate the impact of smoking tobacco among Gumuz adolescents in Debatie District of Benishangul Gumuz regional state of Ethiopia. It mainly focus on adolescents whose age from 15 up to 24, and they use pipe or smokeless tobacco regularly. Methods: The study employed qualitative...

Author(s):Eyayu Kasseye and Habtamu Tume

The Relationship between Adolescents’ Perceived Attachment to Parents and Peers, and their Substance Use Behaviour

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This study aims to examine the relationship between adolescents’ perceived attachment to parents and peers, and their substance use behaviour among high school students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. To achieve the purpose of the study, a descriptive correlational research design was used. Participants (n = 321) were selected using stratified random sampling technique from two secondary schools. Data were gathered using...

Author(s):Goche Tegegne, Seid Dawed, Etsegenet Mulugeta

ANALYSIS OF SELF EFFICACY AS INTERVENTION STRATEGY IN MANAGEMENT OF BURNOUT AMONG TEACHERS IN BUSIA COUNTY, KENYA

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This study sought to determine the mitigating role of self-efficacy in teacher burnout. Participants in this study were 150 primary school teachers for grade one to four from Busia County who took part in a training workshop for the implementation of new Competence Based Curriculum being launched in Kenyan schools. The Maslach Burnout Inventory to measure levels of burnout and Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy scale to measure...

Author(s):Joel Peter Ogutu & Benardatte Narotso Mukabi

EGO FUNCTIONS, DEFENSE STYLE & CONFLICTS: A PSYCHODYNAMIC STUDY ON BIPOLAR & DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS

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The mechanisms of Ego have been proved to play a pivotal role in the psychopathology of mood disorders. The present research endeavours a comparative study on Bipolar and Depressive disorders, from the psychodynamic perspective of Ego functions, Defense style and Conflicts. The study was conducted on 8 each Bipolar disorder and 9 Depressive disorders patients in comparison to 9 normal controls. Data were collected using...

Author(s): Ankita Biswas & Sanjukta Das

Physiological effect of stress of nurses engaged in Continuing medical education on job performance

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The study assessed the impact of continuing medical education on job performance among nurses. A quantitative approach was used to explore nurses’ views with regards to continuing formal education. A sample size of eight (8) categories of nurses was adopted. The study was limited to various categories of practicing nurses. Inferential analysis was conducted to investigate contingency with educational status groups. The...

Author(s):AARON ADJEI

EFFECTS OF PARENTAL INFLUENCE ON CAREER CHOICE OF STUDENTS IN FCT SECONDARY SCHOOLS, ABUJA-NIGERIA

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This study was designed to assess parental influence on career choice of students in FCT secondary schools, Abuja. The samples were selected using random sampling to select one private school and one government school from each of the six Area Councils, of FCT making the total number of schools selected twelve (12) in number and 375 students from all the schools. Primary data were collected using questionnaire and were...

Author(s):Janet Alabi Siyan and Ahmadu Yusufu

Causal Beliefs towards Mental Illness in Ethiopia: A Systematic Review

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The global burden of mental illness is high but promoting comprehensive mental health services are neglected in most countries. The objective of the research was to discover causal beliefs of mental illness in Ethiopia. To achieve the study objective, the secondary data were collected from PubMed, WHO, PsycINFO, and Global Health data sources. Research journals published in the country from 2000 to 2017 were included and...

Author(s):Liranso G. Selamu and Mohan S. Singhe:

Consequences of Fashion Preferences on Students’ Perceived Well-being in Tertiary Institutions in Imo State

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This study investigated the consequences of fashion preferences on the well-being of students in tertiary institutions in Imo State. Two research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Survey research design was used for the study. The population consisted of final year undergraduate students in tertiary institutions in Imo State. 180 final year students were selected for the study using multistage sampling...

Author(s):Regina A. Ohaka, Stella N. Lemchi, Catherine I. lloeje

Impact of job design on work-life balance and burnout of employees

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Focus has continuously increased on the performance of organizations in order to meet the challenges of competition globally. Organizations can improve their performance by restructuring their processes and policies through improved job design. This has been realized by managers and academicians that what an employee actually does on his job has considerable influence on his productivity, job satisfaction, work life...

Author(s):Renu Rastogi, Anjali Jindal and Pooja Garg

Prenatal stress and social support on psychological well-being among parental woman attending antenatal clinic in Akure, Ondo State

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The study described the level of psychological well-being among woman attending antenatal clinic in Akure, Ondo State. It also examined the relationship between prenatal stress and psychological well-being among parental woman attending antenatal clinic, and investigated the relationship between social support and psychological well-being among parental woman attending antenatal clinic in the State. Descriptive survey was...

Author(s):Ajele, Kenni Wojujutari

MARITAL COMMUNICATION, ROLE SATISFACTION AND MARITAL STABILITY AMONG MARRIED GRADUATE STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITIES IN CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA

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This paper investigated the relationship between marital communication, role satisfaction and marital stability among married graduate students in universities in Cross River state, Nigeria. Correlational research design was used. The population of the study was one thousand, two hundred and sixteen (1216) married graduate students from the two universities in Cross River Sate. Stratified Random Sampling and Accidental...

Author(s):Mrs. Effa N.E

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