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IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Volume 18, Issue 1, 2010
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Volume 18, Issue 1, 2010
Author Adeola Ayodeji ShobolaSource: IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal 18, pp 221 –236 (2010)More Less
This study specifically examines the psychological status of women whose husbands travel abroad for greener pastures. Human migration from one geo-political region to another is part of man; and searching for land that flows with milk and honey appears the salient reason among others. Nigeria witnessed the nuptial exit of its virile and young minds to the foreign land for better living between the 80s and 90s and it has remained constant. This migration has affected every facet of national building in Nigeria - politics, economy, social, agriculture, and science and technology; among others. This paper therefore, examines the psychological effects of husband's exit for greener pastures on the wife and the children left back at home; and the effects also on the development of the society at large. It suggests ways government, work place and organizations could help couples on the job; and strategies to put in place should one of the spouses decides to embark on a foreign mission for better living.
Author E.B.J. IheriohanmaSource: IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal 18, pp 237 –253 (2010)More Less
The interaction between poverty and socio-economic development, particularly in the developing countries of the world has posed challenging problems. This is because the inequality existing between the developed and Third World countries continues to deepen while the dependency relationship overstretches the widening gap between the economic blocs through the internationalization of the capitalist system. The interaction and dependency relationships have created challenges to finding the root cause of poverty and its eradication to the extent that questions are now asked whether poverty is indigenous to Africa or it came into existence as a result of colonization. This paper examines the linkage between colonization, globalization and poverty taking Third World countries as point of reference. It examines the incidence of poverty in Africa in relation to the forces of globalization. The paper critically explores how Nigeria's participation in globalization processes can institute plausible strategies to stimulate foundation for economic regeneration and national development. It is the position of this paper that the strategies recommended would stem the tide of poverty incidence in Nigeria particularly and stimulate national socio-economic development.
Parental involvement in schooling : the perceptions and attitude of secondary school teachers in a local government area in Osun StateAuthor Bonke Adepeju OmotesoSource: IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal 18, pp 254 –267 (2010)More Less
This paper examined the perceptions and attitudes of teachers in regard to parental involvement in schooling. A sample of 114 teachers (60 males and 54 females) was selected randomly from six randomly selected secondary schools in a local government area in Nigeria. An instrument titled "Questionnaire on Teachers' Perception on and Attitude to Parental Involvement in Schooling" (QTPAPI) and premised on Epstein's (1995) model was used to elicit information from the teachers. Data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results showed that the teachers had opposing perceptions on parental involvement in schooling. Some of the teachers were favourably disposed to parents being involved in schooling while others were not. Sex of the teachers also had significant influence on their perceptions.
Source: IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal 18, pp 268 –290 (2010)More Less
The study examined the emerging network of supports available to street children in Nigeria, focusing on such institutions as the government, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the Community and the street children themselves. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative research methods to collect and analyse the data. Study findings show that 'of' the street children are the major targets by the network of the support since children 'on' the street are still being supported by their families and the assistance received by these children of the street from their peers and homeless adults is preferred to assistance from other support providers. Hence, the children's ranking of the 'support providers' shows that the support provided by the homeless adults on the street is most preferred. This was followed by supports from community members while the Civil Society Organisations were ranked third and the NGOs were ranked fourth. The government agencies were least on this ranking scale. The study concluded that, despite the global shift from eradication of street children to providing support for them right on the streets, this paradigm shift has very weak roots in Nigeria as the homeless adults remain important role model for them on the street.