Africana Journal Articles



By Peter Nwachukwu Onah 05-Apr-2024

ROLE OF COUNSELLING ON INDISCIPLINE AMONG MARIST SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS IN NIGERIA

Discipline is a highly cherished practice specially in schools. Many schools’ authorities strive to put in place some measures to enhance discipline in schools. However, sometimes the measures are not effective in enhancing discipline. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the role of counselling on indiscipline among students in Marist secondary schools in Nigeria. The study examined the prevalence of indiscipline and determined the influence of counselling on indiscipline among....

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By Therence. B. Wiykiynyuy 05-Apr-2024

BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL CHANGES IN ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR SELF-ESTEEM IN LANGATA SUB-COUNTY, NAIROBI-KENYA

This study examined adolescents' biopsychosocial changes and their self-esteem at Langata-Sub-county, Nairobi Kenya. The objective that guided this study was to establish the relationship between Biopsychosocial changes in adolescents and their self-esteem in Langata Sub-County, Kenya? The study was grounded on the person-centred theory of Carl Rogers and the Psychosocial Theory of Human Development by Eric Erickson. The study adopted a correlational design to establish the relationship that exi....

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By Annplosa Njeri Kinuthia 05-Oct-2023

Challenges faced by Head teachers in the Implementation of School Health and Hygiene Safety Guidelines in Public Primary Schools in Muranga South Sub-County, Kenya

The purpose of this study was to examine the Challenges hindering the Implementation of School Health and Hygiene Safety Guidelines in Public Primary Schools in Muranga South Sub-County, Kenya. A convergent concurrent parallel mixed methods design was adopted for this study. The target population consisted the Head teachers, District Quality Assurance Officers (DQASO) and officers in the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MPH&S) in Muranga South Sub-County. The study employed stratified r....

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By Bro. James O. Nyakundi 25-Sep-2023

Activities Adopted by Principals to Support Teachers' Professional Development in Kisii County, Kenya

This study investigated activities adopted by principals to support teachers’ professional development in Kisii County, Kenya. The theory of adult learning theory (Andragogy) served as the theoretical framework for this study. With an emphasis on merging both cross-sectional and phenomenological research designs, the study used mixed-methods research technique, notably using convergent design. The study's target population included 4,436 teachers, 3,000 form three students, and 340 principals ....

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By Bro. James O. Nyakundi 25-Sep-2023

How Effectively Principals are Implementing the Ministry of Education's Policy to Support Teachers' Professional Development in Kisii County, Kenya

This study investigated how effectively principals are implementing the Ministry of Education policy on teacher professional development to support teachers’ professional development in Kisii County, Kenya. The Adult Learning Theory (andragogy) served as the theoretical framework for this study. With an emphasis on merging both cross-sectional and phenomenological research designs, the study used a mixed-methods research technique, notably convergent design. The study's target population inclu....

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By Bryan Wekesa Tumwa 08-Sep-2023

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH PROJECTS IN KAJIADO NORTH SUB-COUNTY, KENYA

Public participation as a governance principle is a legal requirement for planning and budgeting in the healthcare sector in Kenya. Its purpose is to ensure shared responsibility in leadership since it allows governments to partner with the public in responding to issues that concern them using all available resources, both local and external. However, in many cases, members of the public are either not involved at all or they are invited to participate but not empowered to take part meaningfull....

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By Julian Malama 26-Jul-2023

Family Dysfunctionality and the Psychological Well-being of Primary School Pupils: A Case Study of St. Francis of Assisi Primary School Kikuyu Sub-County, Kenya

This case-study assessed family dysfunctionality and its effect on the psychological well-being of pupils of St. Francis of Assisi Primary School in Kiambu County, Kenya. The research objectives of this study were: to examine the prevalence of family dysfunctionality among pupils, to evaluate the level of psychological well-being among pupils, to assess the relationship between family dysfunctionality and psychological well-being among the pupils. This study was grounded on Adlerian Theory,....

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By Wanyama Duncan Juma 11-Jul-2023

AN ASSESSMENT OF FORMER BENEFICIARIES’ COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES IN RESOURCE MOBILIZATION AT CHILDREN OF GOD INSTITUTE-NYUMBANI

This study sought to assess the former beneficiaries’ communication strategies in resource mobilization at Children of God Institute-Nyumbani. The specific objective was to interrogate the communication strategies used to enhance former beneficiaries’ participation in resource mobilization campaigns at Children of God Institute-Nyumbani. The study adopted the participatory communication theory and Power/Interest Grid (Matrix) theory for stakeholders to understand the influence of stakeholder....

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By Francis Verye 17-Feb-2023

PSYCHODYNAMICS IN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

In recent times, leadership has been touted as a key determinant of organizational performance. Ideas on effective leadership are fronted in conferences, workshops, webinars and lecture halls. The ideological agora is awash in theories of and approaches to leadership that are presented as magic wands for effective leadership. Yet, in spite of the sea of ink spilled on the leadership discourse, societies continue to reel under the burden of poor leadership. There is a marked leadership deficit in....

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By Samuel Mbogo 09-Dec-2022

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment refers to any repeated or unwanted sexual advance, sexually explicit derogatory remarks or sexually discriminatory remarks that are likely to cause the victim some discomfort or humiliation. Sexual harassment is a serious crime that negatively affects the freedom of the victims to freely carry out their obligations without interference, humiliation or discrimination. Sexual harassment has adverse negative effects to the victims. Psychologically, sexually harassed students are l....

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By Samuel Mbogo 09-Dec-2022

Qualitative research

The qualitative methodology is a kind of research that produces descriptive data based on peoples’ narratives and observable behavior. Qualitative approach is gaining popularity as an effective method of addressing social and economic problems as researchers are being able to collect data and explain phenomenon more deeply and exhaustively. Qualitative data is mainly collected through observations, interviews, surveys and documents analysis in order to find themes and meanings to inform the un....

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By Waika, Odilia  14-Nov-2022

Spirit Possession Among Secondary School Students In Karen-Nairobi, Kenya: Implications for Psycho-Spiritual Counselling Intervention

Spirit possession is as old as humanity and affects people irrespective of age, race, status and colour. Hence, cases of spirit possession among students in Kenyan secondary schools have been reported for some time now. As a result, this study examined the act of spirit possession among secondary school students in Karen-Nairobi, Kenya and also explored how psycho-spiritual counseling could be a way of intervention. The study was guided by the following objectives: To examine the self-concept of....

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By MARGARET THERESE KIUMA 14-Nov-2022

EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON BEHAVIOUR OF THE YOUTH IN LANG’ATA SUB-COUNTY, KENYA: IMPLICATION FOR PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL THERAPY

There have been numerous cases of alcohol abuse among the youth in Lang’ata Sub-County of Kenya. The purpose of this study was to establish the effects of alcohol abuse on youth’s behaviour. The study was guided by the following objectives: To determine the effects of alcohol on psychological Behaviour of youth in Lang’ata Sub-County, Kenya; To examine the effects of alcohol on social behaviour of youth in Lang’ata Sub-County, Kenya; To find out the effects of alcohol on moral behaviour ....

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By Samuel Mbogo 18-Oct-2022

Creativity and innovation

Currently, every other business entity is being urged to be creative and innovative to remain competitive. Creativity and innovation are essential ingredients necessary for survival and success of businesses. For organizations to compete effectively in the modern world, they have to be creative and innovative. They need to continue evolving by applying new ideas to the way they perform their business processes. Specifically, an institution that is able to adapt to new and emerging t....

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By Jean Paul Kabore 11-Oct-2022

Strategies for Enhancing a Sense of Belonging for Psycho-Social Wellbeing of Priests in the Diocese of Dedougou, Burkina Faso

This article is on the strategies for enhancing a sense of belonging for psycho-social wellbeing of priests in the Diocese of Dedougou, Burkina Faso. The objective of the study was to identify the strategies that can enhance a sense of belonging for psycho-social wellbeing of priests in the Diocese of Dedougou. The study adopted the Embedded mixed method research design. The target population was 107 Diocesan Catholic priests of the Diocese of Dedougou. The study used a sample of 97 priests usin....

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By Francis Ogero Oteki 14-Sep-2022

Socio-cultural factors and entrepreneurial sustainability of church based social enterprises: A case of Brothers CMM Kenya/Tanzania Province

Socio-cultural factors have in several studies been cited as having contributed in the success and sustainability of many social enterprises. The Main objective of this study was to establish the relationship between the socio-cultural factors and the entrepreneurial sustainability of church based social enterprises; a case of Brothers CMM Projects, Kenya/Tanzania Province. The above main objective was studied under the following specific objectives; a) to examine the relationship between entrep....

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By Sam Mbogo 02-Aug-2022

Critical thinking

Critical thinking is applied in our daily life where we need to make decisions. Therefore, the ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate ideas and arguments are indispensable skills that every citizen should possess. Poor judgment can have serious ramifications to both the leaders and the followers. Similarly, conflicts are mainly caused by misunderstandings arising from illogical arguments and inadequate negotiation skills. To be able to solve daily problems, we need to be able to reason well ....

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By Sam Mbogo 15-Feb-2022

Challenges and Opportunities Brought About by COVID 19 Pandemic in Institutions of Higher Learning

COVID 19 has disrupted learning and inflicted losses in terms of lives and the economy. On a lighter note, it has also opened new opportunities in the education sector. Specifically, it is likely to accelerate the adoption of online learning.....

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By Samuel Mbogo 11-Oct-2020

INTEGRATED APPROACH TO CLINICAL DEPRESSION

Many people experience mental challenges that alters their normal way of thinking and functioning. Counselling is therefore intended to help such people overcome these challenges and be able to experience relief and return to their normal productive life. ....

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By Samuel Mbogo 12-Sep-2020

Counselling Skills

Many people experience mental challenges that alters their normal way of thinking and functioning. Counselling is therefore intended to help such people overcome these challenges and be able to experience relief and return to their normal productive life. ....

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By MARGARET THERESE KIUMA 27-Jul-2020

Family therapy

Family therapy refers to a group of treatment styles that target the group rather than the individual within the group. All of the styles are based on the notion that families share connection and by modifying one component of the system, you can affect the other components. This means the health of a family can play a major role in the success of recovery.....

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