Erhabor Sunday Idemudia

Erhabor Sunday Idemudia
North-West University | NWU · Faculty of Humanities

BSc (Hons) Psych, MSc, PhD (Clinical Psych), UI, FNPA, FWCP

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Introduction
Formerly HoD & Subject Chair (Psychology), Professor Idemudia is a tenured Full-Professor of Research-Social Science Cluster in the Faculty of Humanities, North-West University, South Africa. He is currently the Chairperson of two Ethics Committees at the North-West University: (1) Basic and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee (BaSSREC) and (2) Human and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee (HSSREC). He is an NRF Established C2 Rated Scientist and a 2018 recipient of the Georg-Forster
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January 2010 - present
North-West University
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  • Professor (Full)
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  • Teaching, Research, Community Engagements, HoD & Subject Chair
June 2006 - December 2009
University of Limpopo
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  • Professor (Associate)
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  • Teaching, Research, Community Engagement
January 1992 - December 2007
University of Ibadan
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  • Teaching, Research, Community Engagements and Administrative duties

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Publications (211)
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This study examined COVID-19 mitigation and job insecurity among casual employees and the role of educational attainment, coping ability, and financial stress in that relationship. We surveyed 238 casual employees from five industries in the Southwestern part of Nigeria (female= 23.5%; age range= 20-56 years, mean age= 32.63 years, SD = 7.50 years)...
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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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Wellbeing is a public health variable as it is an index of societal development. According to the most recent World Happiness Reports, South Africa ranks low in the self-reported wellbeing of its citizens. This study set out to understand the contributory factors to wellbeing of South Africans. This study explored the South African Social Attitudes...
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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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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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South Africa is divided along race lines and this has made social integration difficult to achieve in the nation. The aspiration for the rainbow nation since the end of apartheid has been a country united in its diversity. Research evidence shows that interracial trust and interaction are still very low in the nation. This study set out to examine...
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Background: Kidney disease (KD), also known as chronic kidney disease (CKD), is a long-term underrecognized public health concern and one of the eight leading causes of death in women. Despite that, little is known about women's knowledge, perceived risk, and perceptions of CKD risk factors. In this study, we assessed knowledge, perceived risk, an...
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This study examined the mediating role of forgiveness in the relationship between religiosity and psychological distress among 244 inmates (Meanage = 31.6) in Eswatini, a country in Southern Africa formerly called Swaziland. Results showed that religiosity, forgiveness and psychological distress were related in the expected direction. Outcomes of S...
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This study examined the mediating role of stigma on relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and employment discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Participants included 1 112 recruitment managers (female = 49%, senior managers = 68%) drawn from both private (n = 530) and public sector (n = 582) organisations in South-We...
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Background: The core Universal Health Coverage (UHC) objectives are to ensure universal access to healthcare services by reducing all forms of inequalities. However, financial constraints are major barriers to accessing healthcare, especially in countries such as Nigeria and South Africa. The findings of this study may aid in informing and communic...
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Human migration is an age-long practice with people of African descent. Africans migrate within and across their borders; as a result, there is a large presence of Africans in Germany and other European countries. Being Black in a European country sets the stage for the experience of a wide range of discriminatory practices including racism. This p...
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Background: An unhealthy body weight is an adverse effect of malnutrition associated with morbidity among women of childbearing age. While there is increasing attention being paid to the body weights of children and adolescents in Nigeria and South Africa, a major surge of unhealthy body weight in women has received less attention in both countries...
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The multi-group composition of diverse societies is associated with conflict and general outgroup intolerance. The intergroup literature has thus been committed to searching for variables that accentuate and alleviate negative outgroup attitudes. This study, therefore, examined the relationship between an orientation towards social inequality and o...
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The role of compensatory health beliefs, locus of control and social support on quality of life in oil-spills prone environment in developing countries, especially Nigeria has not been explicated. This study examined the role of compensatory health beliefs, locus of control and social support on quality of life among 453 (age 21-50 years; M = 36.02...
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Statistics have shown that there is a high upsurge in the number of migrants worldwide, rising from 173 million in 2000 to 258 million in 2017, with 84% of the world refugee burden on developing countries, contributing to the problem of homelessness which gravely affects the mental health and post-traumatic stress of migrants and refugees. While a...
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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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This study examined how happiness and life satisfaction respectively mediate their individual associations with psychological distress in two explanatory models among 400 community adults (Meanage = 38.03 ± 8.59). In model 1, happiness was specified as a mediator in the relationship between psychological distress and life satisfaction. Model 2 spec...
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Background: Cervical cancer (CC) is the cancer with the most incidents and the leading cause of cancer mortality among women in South Africa. CC screening is one of the most cost-effective control approaches for the disease burden. This study assessed the determinants and individual-level indicators of cervical cancer screening uptake among women...
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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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Background:The shift in disease patterns has been connected with increased body weight burden, becoming a major public health concern in South Africa, as previous studies have assessed overweight or obesity among certain populations. However, little is known about bodyweight burden (underweight, overweight, and obesity) among women aged 15-49 years...
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Social inequality or inequity is existent in every society. As such, most societies dedicate efforts to ensuring fairness and justice for all its members. The university environment constitutes a miniature society on its own and everyday broader realities of the larger society are equally applicable within the university. The attitude that students...
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The processes and circumstances underlying the association between emotional intelligence and life satisfaction were investigated among rural older adults. The factor structure of the measures was also assessed to determine their capacity and suitability for use. Participants were 1053 (639 males and 414 females) older adults with a mean age of 71....
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The research sets out to reveal that multidimensionality of inter-parental conflict is a limitation in the direction of research which suggests that inter-parental conflict is a risk factor to poor mental health and aggression in adolescents. To validate the above assertion, 394 adolescents (227 males; mean age = 15.6, SD = 1.74) were purposively s...
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Despite a total prohibition on the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), young girls continue to be victims in some African countries. There is a paucity of data on the effect of FGM practice in two generations in Africa. This study assessed the current practice of daughters' FGM among women living in 14 FGM-prone countries in Africa as a pr...
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The need to take appropriate care of children with disabilities by the relevant stakeholders as the world moves into the post-COVID era has become imperative. Hence, this work investigated how family-to-work, work-to-family conflicts, and emotional intelligence influenced the four dimensions of job burnout (enthusiasm towards the job, psychological...
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Introduction Farming in most developing nations is still largely agrarian. Hence, ensuring high productivity among farmers requires that they must be both physically and psychologically healthy. The current study aimed at investigating the role of personality types and some demographic factors on psychological distress in farmers. Methods The stud...
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In many African languages, trust connotes ‘dependability,’ ‘hope,’ ‘expectation,’ and ‘faith.’ Trust in the Yoruba (Nigeria) language is ‘igbẹkẹle,’ which literally implies ‘dependability’. In Zulu (South Africa), trust means ‘ithemba’ and implies ‘trust,’ ‘hope,’ ‘expectation,’ ‘faith,’ and ‘dependence.’ Among the Edo people of Nigeria, trust mean...
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Evidence on the social pathways by which personality traits associate with depressive feeling is lacking. This study assessed the mediating roles of social engagements and social supports on the associations of extraversion and neuroticism with depressive symptoms among 465 older adults (Meanage = 74.18 ± 9.42) recruited from the senatorial distric...
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Little is known about the forms of social engagements that specifically influence loneliness in older men and women subsamples. Accordingly, we examined the gender differences in the associations between forms of social engagement and loneliness among 406 Nigerian older adults (257 females) with mean age 76.69 ± 8.27 years. Binary logistic regressi...
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Gambling often times moves from a fun, safe diversion to an unsafe obsession leading to serious consequences. This study examined the psychosocial predictors of online gambling using a three-model hierarchical multiple regression analyses on a convenient sample of 300 male undergraduates from private universities in Nigeria. The mean age of the par...
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There is a paucity of knowledge on the mechanism by which social support predicts suicidal ideation at emerging adulthood. The present study was aimed to examine the mediating role of self-efficacy in the relationship between social support and suicidal ideation in a sample of 251 emerging adults (116 females; mean age = 20.84, SD = 2.34). Data ana...
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We utilised a cross-sectional survey design to examine the moderating roles of dimensional psychological capital (PsyCap) and pre-displacement stressors on the relationship between psychological morbidity and severity of PTSD symptoms among internally displaced (IDP) women from terrorist activity. Participants were 631 IDP women (mean age = 31.18 y...
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Outcomes of the qualitative study showed that pre-migration challenges in origin countries include bad economic conditions, poverty and threat to life, unemployment, corruption and poor infrastructures. In addition to the pre-migration challenges, migrants reported difficulties arising from experience in the destination countries. Among these are d...
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We approached this chapter by providing frameworks for understanding the migration process, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and mental health and wellbeing of migrants with special focus on migrants of African origin. The Migration Theory of Boswell (Addressing the causes of migratory and refugee movements: The role of the European Union (Wor...
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The political, religious and economic crises rocking different regions of Africa served as push factors to migrating into Europe. Together with South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa hosts 85% of people in the world suffering from multidimensional poverty. The incessant religious conflicts and insurgences by the Al-Qaida Islamic Maghreb, Al-Shabaab, Boko H...
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This chapter sets the scene and provides the general background of emigration, especially of youth, from countries of Africa to Europe with evidence of global statistics of African migration, with emphasis on African migrants in general and the consequences of migration for African countries. A general debate of the politics of African emigration c...
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In this chapter, we provide a review of empirical studies conducted on PTSD, mental health and wellbeing of migrants. Most studies suggest that both pre- and post-migration stressors affect the mental health and PTSD of migrants and refugees. In origin countries, trauma exposure and torture posed significant risks to migrants’ mental health. Mental...
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This chapters points out the main findings of the study once more and puts them into context. We hope that readers will also want to discuss our findings with us: Has the study really made it obvious—as we suggest—that “the African migrant” to Europe is a chimera? Reasons for migration, the fate of individual migrants, and also the mental health st...
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In this chapter attempts to offer some few insights we garnered from our study from a perspective of impact: Consequences and Recommendations. To us, what is needed is a joint effort of African countries and European powers—first and foremost those with colonialist past—to reduce the strength of push factors, i.e., factors that increase desires to...
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Results of quantitative study obtained across the six European countries suggest that being an unauthorized migrant predict mental health difficulties and PTSD. Pre-migration stress was also found to influence both PTSD and mental health difficulties but this influence was more profound on PTSD. While increase in post-migration stress predicted inc...
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The history of African migration is tied to the period of the transatlantic slave trade often referred to as the “great migration.” Today, out of the estimated 250 million migrants in the world today, only 14% (36 million) are Africans with 26% specifically on the European continent. Although North Africans are Africa’s migration giant to Europe, t...
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About five routes have been identified as channels of illegal crossings: The Central Mediterranean route (CMR), the Western Mediterranean route (WMR), the Eastern Mediterranean route (EMR), the West African route and the Western Balkan route. The CMR is the most dangerous and at the same time commonly used route to transit into Europe with Italy an...
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This chapter offers detailed information on how data for the reported study were obtained and what characteristics the sample has. To ease understanding for the general readership, the chapter also includes brief portrays of the six European countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, and UK) included in the study. Furthermore, the chapt...
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Purpose: Mental disorders are a serious concern in our society. In the era of digital technology, Telemental health and mental health apps are becoming an avenue where people seek mental health support, but in general, very little is known about the effectiveness of the service considering the complexities surrounding mental disorder as a disease...
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Optimism is shown to predict effective long-term rehabilitation, physical/mental health, and prevention of recidivism among prisoners. However, knowledge is scarce on factors that may specifically influence optimism within the population of inmates. In this regard, we cross-sectionally examined the predictive abilities of schizotypal personality tr...
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Several factors have been identified as buffers against academic stress experienced by undergraduates but less attention has been given to the role of commitment to football club fan-ship. This study examined psychological commitments to fan-ship of European football clubs as a predictor of mental health of 300 undergraduates in a Nigerian universi...
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This study investigated the moderating role of perceived social support in the relationship between academic demands (measured as perceived academic stress) and mental health of undergraduate students in full-time employment. Participants were a purposive sample of 320 undergraduate Open Distance Learners in Nigeria (55.9% = females; Mean age = 25....
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This open access book provides an empirical account of the psychological and social experiences of 3500 African migrants to 6 European countries: Germany, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, France, and the UK. It discusses the psychosocial motivations for migration from Africa, who migrates where, and stressful pre- and post-migration factors affecting...
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This study assessed the influence of parents’ socio-economic status on the level of religiosity in a sample of Nigerian undergraduates. A convenience sample of 200 students (mean age = 20.41 ± 2.54) participated in the study. Two structured scales were used which included Kuppuswanny’s scale and Duke University Religiosity Index. Data were analysed...
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HIV/AIDS stigma is still pervasive and continues to negatively impact the psychological functioning of PLWHA in South African communities. The aim of this study was to design, implement, and to empirically evaluate the efficacy of an HIV/AIDS stigma reduction intervention. Adopting a two-phase study approach, the study was anchored on a cross-secti...
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We assessed the roles of gender, parents’ socio-economic status (SES), parenting styles and alcohol-related locus of control (ALoC) on attitudes towards alcohol use among first-year students in a Nigerian university. In a school-based cross-sectional study, 300 first-year university students within the ages of 16 and 31 years with mean age of 21.28...
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The happy personality model proposes that individuals with happy personality traits are more satisfied with the events of their lives than those who are not. Based on this proposition, this study examined whether parents' personality - as measured by the Big Five typology - would predict satisfaction with the achievements of adult children. Partici...
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The present study examined the influence of locus of control, environmental attitude and environmental self-efficacy on waste disposal behaviour. The study used primary data. The study population comprised residents in Ife Central, Ibadan Northwest and Lagos Mainland Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South-western, Nigeria. This study sample consist...
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One of the horrifying experiences that adolescent girls endure is menstruation. Understanding how some individual-related factors affect menstrual attitudes has substantial implications for coping with difficulties that come with it. We tested the direct and interactive effect of anxiety and body esteem dimensions (attribution, weight & appearance)...
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Given that parental practices play significant role in the initiation of premarital sex among adolescents and youths, the present study examined the association between parenting styles and attitude towards premarital sex among 235 undergraduates (age range = 16-30) of a public university in Nigeria. Two structured psychological tests which include...
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The study investigated the predictive role of pay satisfaction and organisational politics on quality of work life. Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory was used as a theoretical framework in this study. Cross sectional survey research design was adopted. Data were collected from 429 respondents consisting of (Females = 231(53.8%), Males = 198(46.2%) (Mean...
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We examined the mediating roles of gratitude and children support in the relationship between satisfaction with adult children’s achievements, and depression/loneliness in a sample of 465 community elders of Ekiti State, Nigeria. The sample includes 294 women and 171 men with mean age 74.18 (SD = 9.42) selected by means of multistage sampling metho...
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While psychological literature show that risky and self-harm behaviours are high among adolescents, unfortunately, many studies do not look at how father involvement (FI) among adolescents interplay with age and gender to influences adolescent risky and self-harm behaviours. Using a cross-sectional design, data was collected from 479 High School Le...
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This study explored gender differences in adversity and mental health among South African adolescents orphaned by AIDS. Adolescents (N = 121; females = 45.5%; mean age 14.14 years, SD = 2.09) self-reported their childhood adversities and probable mental ill health on the Child Trauma and General Health Questionnaire. Results revealed that female pa...
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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is rife in the larger society; however, scholarly enquiries are essential in dating university student groups. The present study investigated direct and combined effects of age, alcohol attitude and self-esteem on dimensions of IPV attitudes (psychological abuse, control & physical violence) among dating students in...
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Research evidence on how resilience and perceived health status contributes to environmental quality of life (EQoL) in oil‐producing communities is limited. The activities of oil exploration are more likely to have an environmental impact on residents’ habitation, resulting in a lack of access to quality air, to adverse noise levels, and to poor‐qu...
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We investigated emotional intelligence (EI) influences on mental health indicators among first-year university students. Three hundred first-year students (females = 50%; age range = 16 to 40 years, mean age = 20.10, SD = 2.28) participated in the study. The participants completed surveys on EI dimensions (well-being, self-control, emotionality, an...
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We examined the influences of marital satisfaction and work-pay satisfaction on organisational commitment among advancement-career-stage employees while controlling for gender and a selection of socio-demographics. The sample consisted of 350 workers (females = 237; mean age = 32.44, SD = 9.99 years) from a large privately owned educational service...
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The present study examines the role of environmental identity and health locus of control in determining the quality of life (QoL) of inhabitants in the oil‐producing community of Badagry, Lagos State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was used to conduct this study with a sample comprising 171 residents of the Badagry oil‐producing com...
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Background: Stigma among people with chronic illnesses exists, preventing many sufferers from presenting for treatment especially in South Africa. Objectives: This study compared stigma experiences of people living with human immunodeficiency virus and/or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV and/or AIDS) (PLWHA) and people living with hypertens...
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This study assessed descriptions of trustworthy employees (subordinates and supervisors) in young people preparing to enter the job market in two cultural contexts that differ in power distance. An exploratory, mixed methods approach using students in South Africa (N= 196) and Canada (N=238) was employed. Trustworthiness descriptions (qualitative d...
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The extent at which unmarried undergraduates practise premarital sex continues to attract incessant research for effective risk reduction and possible behaviour change. We examinedextent to which attitudes toward premarital sex are predicted bysexual orientation, peer connectedness and alcohol use among undergraduates ina Nigerian university. In a...