Social support and personality variables have been argued to mediate the effects of stressful life event. This study examined the effects of these factors on the well-being of VVF victims in a national study. Data were collected through questionnaire on 230 VVF and Non-VVF victims across Nigeria. It was observed that the VVF victims enjoy a fairly positive social support and as such have healthy personality dispositions in that VVF victims were frequently visited by significant others at the hospitals/centres and their husbands did not take other wives as a result of this affliction. Also, it was found that the victims experience low depression and general psychopathology, high self-esteem and nAch. It was suggested that the type of social support received by these victims could be responsible for these favourable personality dispositions.
Past and recent studies have found the level of fertility among the Yoruba to be very high and stable. This high and stable fertility level of the Yoruba have been explained using various factors or combination of factors.
The objective of this paper is to sensitize educational psychologists and school counsellors to the enigma of learning disabilities in Nigerian secondary schools. The paper highlights the specific roles of both professionals in identifying and alleviating the problems of learning disabled students in schools. The importance of establishing learning problems diagnostic and management centres in the country is also reiterated.