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

A Qualitative Study of Psychological Support Needs of Family Caregivers of hospitalized Lassa fever Patients During an Outbreak in an Endemic State in Nigeria.

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The study was assessed the emotional reactions and perceptions of stigmatization among family caregivers of Lassa fever patients. . Six focus group discussions were held among 48 purposively selected and consenting family caregivers in a Lassa fever treatment facility in South-south Nigeria during an outbreak. An interview guide structured to elicit views and perceptions on Lassa fever, reactions to the news...

Author(s):Ekaete Alice Tobin, Danny Akhere Asogun, Martha Okonofua, Ephraim Ogbaini-Emovon, Gloria Efediyi

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. The...

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

Loss and Grief Counselling as a Coping Mechanism of widowhood: A comparative study of widowers and widows in Meru County Kenya

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Widowhood has been on increase globally and Kenya as nation is not exceptional. The state of widowhood globally has been made worse during this period of Corona Virus Disease which started in Wuhan in China in December 2019 (WHO, 2019). Losing a spouse through death is quite emotive and may affect the bereaved persons’ psychosocial wellbeing as well as coping mechanism. This may lead the widowed person to employ various...

Author(s):Beatrice M. Mburugu

DETERMINATION OF THE INTEREST OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE MAKURDI VETERINARY STUDENTS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE AND PHARMACOLOGY: IMPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELLING

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The present study is carried out to determine the interest of veterinary students in veterinary medicine and pharmacology and the counselling implications. One hundred and thirteen (113) students of veterinary college, University of Agriculture, Makurdi were randomly sampled for determination of their interest in veterinary medicine and pharmacology using age, sex and levels of study. The results showed that the sex and...

Author(s):Saganuwan Alhaji Saganuwan and E.G. Egbem- Okpenge

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

MODIFICATION OF INFERIORITY COMPLEX AMONG ADOLESCENTS USING SELF MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

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The study modification of inferiority complex using self management techniques was carried out as individual counselling. The study centered on modification of inferiority complex among adolescents in Enugu East of Enugu State, Nigeria. Specifically, a client who exhibited the highest symptoms of inferiority complex among other adolescents was used as a case study, using behaviour modification techniques in an individual...

Author(s):Obi Joy Sylvia C. Idigun Ovie B. and Okafor Esther

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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