Adekunle Adedeji

Adekunle Adedeji
North-West University | NWU · Faculty of Humanities

Doctor of Human Biology

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Introduction
My primary research interests focus on the well-being of minority population groups. I rely on their unique experience and characteristics to reach scientific conclusions that highlight challenges or proposes solutions to public health problems. My goal is to contribute to public health science through practice and research.
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February 2016 - July 2016
University of Hamburg
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (25)
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African migrants living in Europe have an increased risk of adverse psychological health outcomes compared to people without a migration background. The increased vulnerability may be due to their migration experience and possible challenges in adapting and integrating into the host community. This study explores the association between community s...
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Despite the increasing interest in exploring microaggression in the humanitarian context, there remains uncertainty on its mechanism for affecting life outcomes. There is a lack of studies on ethnic and racial minorities in non-western countries. The current research explores dimensions and manifestations of microaggression and how they affect well...
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Obwohl Diskriminierungserfahrungen zum Alltag von vielen Kindern und Jugendlichen gehören, fehlen in Deutschland bisher repräsentative Daten für diese Altersgruppe. Auch weltweit fehlt es insbesondere für jüngere Kinder an empirischen Befunden zu erlebter Benachteiligung. Die geringe Datenlage lässt sich unter anderem auf das Fehlen altersangemesse...
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Research in social and humanitarian science has identified socioeconomic status (SES) as one of the essential determinants of quality of life (QoL). Similarly, racial identity is assumed to predict SES outcomes in multiracial settings. Therefore, understanding how racial identity moderates the association between SES and QoL may provide essential i...
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Experiences of discrimination such as everyday racism can negatively affect the mental and physical health of children and adolescents with an immigrant background and impair their integration process in the host societies. Although experiences of racism are part of the everyday life of many minors affected by the process of “Othering” (e.g., those...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Zur Eindämmung der COVID-19-Pandemie („coronavirus disease 2019“) wurden im Frühjahr 2020 Ausgang und Kontakte in Deutschland stark beschränkt. Studien weltweit lassen die Vermutung zu, dass die krisenbedingt angeordnete soziale Isolierung das Wohlbefinden der betroffenen Menschen signifikant beeinflusst. Um die gesundh...
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Subjective happiness and psychological health are essential domains supporting the understanding of the quality of life of individuals and special groups. This study hypothesized that social support and solidarity are vital moderators for understanding the association between psychological health and subjective happiness among medical students in N...
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Background: Poor mental health affects adolescent development and is associated with health and social outcomes in later life. The current study uses cross-sectional data to explore the understudied aspects of peer relationships as a predictor of depressive symptom severity of adolescents in Germany. Method: Data from the German BELLA study were an...
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Poor social integration is associated with poor quality of life among minority groups. The current study hypothesized that trust and sociability may significantly explain the quality of life performance among Sub-Saharan African migrants in Germany. Data from 518 migrants were analyzed. Hierarchical multiple linear regression models were calculated...
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Populations have suffered from fears of contracting COVID-19, dealing with increased mortality, and the burden of loneliness created by lockdowns. In the midst of this emergency, different groups have dealt with the psychological challenges in a number of unique ways with varying results. The current study explored the associations among social anx...
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Über die Lebensqualität und das Wohlbefinden von migrierten Menschen aus afrikanischen Ländern südlich der Sahara konnte bisher nur spekuliert werden, da es an Daten mangelt, mit denen wissenschaftliche Schlüsse über diese Gruppe gezogen werden konnten. Vereinzelte Pilotprojekte zur Prävention, Gesundheitsförderung und Integration für Menschen aus...
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The current study examined differences in race relations as a predictor of life satisfaction among South African adults. We analysed data from the South African Social Attitudes Survey 2017 (n = 3 135; female = 61%; black = 61% , coloured/mixed-race = 16%, Indian South Africans = 11%, and white South Africans = 11%; mean age = 43 years, SD = 17.22...
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Introduction: COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency is one of the worse disease outbreaks in the history of infectious disease. The consequence has resulted in over 4 million deaths globally. Therefore, a more in-depth understanding of the dynamics of the disease, vaccine development, and safety has become crucial for the disease eradication. O...
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Zusammenfassung Ziel der Studie Viele Menschen mit afrikanischer Herkunft sind in Europa aufgrund ihrer Hautfarbe und Kultur von Diskriminierung und Rassismus betroffen und weisen einen unterdurchschnittlichen sozioökonomischen Status sowie eine unterdurchschnittliche Lebensqualität auf. Ziel der Arbeit war, Ansatzpunkte für eine Verbesserung der I...
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Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed the life of children and adolescents since the start of 2020. The COPSY study Hamburg is one of the first population-based studies to examine the mental health and quality of life of children and adolescents in Hamburg during the pandemic. The COPSY study Hamburg is part of the nationwide COPS...
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Background The drastic changes during the COVID-19 pandemic may have a negative impact on the psychological wellbeing of children and adolescents.ObjectivesCOPSY is the first national, representative German study to examine mental health and quality of life of children and adolescents during the pandemic. Results are compared with data of the repre...
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The full text is available under the following link: https://www.aerzteblatt.de/int/archive/article/216878/Mental-health-and-quality-of-life-in-children-and-adolescents-during-the-COVID-19-pandemic-results-of-the-COPSY-study
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This paper assesses the structural links between Cognitive Social Capital (CSC), Structural Social Capital (SSC), and Quality of Life (QoL) among Sub-Saharan African (SSA) migrants in Germany. Data from 518 SSA migrants in Germany were analysed. QoL as measured by EUROHIS-QOL 8-item Index, CSC, and SSC were included in a Structural Equation Model p...
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We aimed at contributing to the theoretical understanding of the association between quality of life and social capital. Different from other reviews, our review focused on exploring existing empirical research to provide a consolidated overview of the evidence on this association among migrant populations. This paper presents a systematic review o...
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Aims: This paper adresses the impact of perceived social conditions in terms of cognitive (CSC) and structural (SSC) social capital on self-reported quality of life (QoL) of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) migrants in Germany. Methods: In 518 SSA migrants’ in Germany QoL was measured by EUROHIS-QOL 8-item Index. CSC and SSC were included in a Structural...
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This article presents empirical evidence on the quality of life of migrants’ from SSA in Germany, exploring its association with subjective integration and the influence of some socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. A cross-sectional study design using quantitative data from 518 SSA migrants’ collected across the 16 Germany federal state...
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The aim of this paper is to presents the validation of the 5-wave approach as a method capable of easing access and approximating a representative sample of a hard-to-reach population group (Sub-Saharan African migrants in Germany) for health, and social intervention projects and research. The 5-wave-approach addresses the non-representativeness in...

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I am collecting data on Quality of life and social capital among African migrants population in Germany. Because of the relatively small size with-in Germany’s migrant population, unavailability of extensive documentation of migrants from this region, the group geographically dispensability and closed networks along ethnic and religious lines – I couldn't come up with a concrete sampling frame and therefore decided to adapted exponential discriminative snowball sampling technique to approximate a random sample.
My first wave of participants were community, network and religious leaders (i.e. African students and professional associations in Germany; Ethnic groups; Nongovernmental organization, Africa missions in Germany) and also members of African groups on facebook (response = 134)
(second wave) I asked the community leaders (who responded  = 134) to share the survey online link/paper and pencil with other Africans who meet the inclusion criteria or provide contact information to potential participant (response = 233)
The third wave will be to ask the 233 respondents for referrers.
Analysis type. 
I intend to do Multinomial logistic regression and path analysis (SES, cognitive and structural social capital and quality of life)
My question....
with this very rough sampling technique (nonprobability) am I still able to perform those analysis and draw a reasonable conclusion? 
What steps can I take to make my sample as representative as possible?
Thanks in anticipation for your replies... 
Best 
Ade 

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Better Living (BeLiv) is a research initiative to foster social equality, mutual habitation, and promote wellbeing. Our goal is to further our understanding of changing world demographics and actions that facilitate better life experiences. We propose a fresh approach to exploring social infrastructures and interactions as mechanisms for health and wellbeing through credible research.
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Investigating the relationships between quality of life, social capital and integration outcome among sub-Saharan Africa migrants living in Germany. And how these relationships are influenced by various socio-demographic characteristics.