Hybrid Journal of Psychology https://royalliteglobal.com/psychology <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Hybrid Journal of Psychology</strong>, part of Royallite Global, an independent research and publishing institution, operates a double-blind peer review policy and is indexed by PKP/SFU, Google Scholar and KNLS. It seeks to publish high quality original research. This journal only publishes manuscripts in English. The Editorial Board is committed to providing high-quality and timely reviews within 30 working days. The average duration from manuscript submission, peer review, acceptance/rejection and publishing takes 90 working days. Periodically, the journal will announce a call for special issues.</p> Royallite Global en-US Hybrid Journal of Psychology <p class="copyright-statement">This open-access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license.</p> <p class="licensing"><strong>You are free to:</strong>&nbsp;Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.&nbsp;</p> <p class="licensing"><strong>Under the following terms:</strong>&nbsp;Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.&nbsp;</p> <p class="licensing"><strong>No additional restrictions:</strong>&nbsp;You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.</p> The attitude of college students towards premarital sex: Implication for guidance and counseling in Nakuru County, Kenya https://royalliteglobal.com/psychology/article/view/54-73 <p>In many African countries, discussing sexuality still remains a taboo, despite the increasing number of sexual activities among college students. The study sought to find out college students’ attitude towards premarital sex and the implication of guidance and counselling.&nbsp; It was guided by the social learning theory. Using a descriptive survey design&nbsp;&nbsp; data was collected through personally delivered questionnaire to 452 students who were randomly selected from middle level colleges in Nakuru County. The questionnaire was validated through piloting in one college outside Nakuru.&nbsp; Reliability coefficient for questionnaire was estimated through test-retest method and Cronbach’s alpha stood at R=84.&nbsp; Data was analyzed using qualitative and quantitative data.&nbsp; Study findings indicate that 258 or 57% of the respondents were liberal about premarital sex and viewed it as a normal act that should not attract criticism. A total of 194 or 43% were conservative and believed that it is against the norms of society and the teachings of the church.&nbsp; Factors associated with premarital sex, include love, peer pressure, drug abuse and economic factors.&nbsp; Counselling was seen as the best strategic to handle sex issues, but was not effective due to stigma associated with premarital sex. The study recommended the college administrators step up strategies to supervise both the social and academic life of the students. By providing them with information, to make informed consent on sexual matters.</p> Janerose Mulamba Mayabi Copyright (c) 2022 Janerose Mulamba Mayabi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2022-09-25 2022-09-25 3 1 Academic stress and emotional intelligence among undergraduate students in selected universities in Ghana https://royalliteglobal.com/psychology/article/view/865 <p>This study's objectives were to look at the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and perception of stress (PS) among Ghanaian undergraduate university students, as well as the gender differences in EI and PS scores. The present study included a sample of 460 undergraduate university students from three universities in universities in Ghana (Ashesi University, University of Ghana and University of Cape Coast). The Assessing Emotional Scale (AES) and the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) were utilized as part of a set of questionnaires to measure the variables under study. The link between EI and PS was investigated using Pearson correlations. The difference in genders' EI and PS scores was investigated using an independent samples t-test. The results revealed a strong positive correlation between the undergraduate university students' perception of emotion (PE) and psychological score (r=.146), management of own emotion (MOE) and PS (r=.296), management of others' emotion (MOTE) and PS (r=.197), and utilization of emotion (UE) and PS (r=.207). There was no statistically significant difference in the EI and PS scores according to the Independent Sample T-Test used to evaluate gender differences. This study aids in evaluating the connection between students' stress levels and emotional intelligence (EI). As a result, it will assist us in comprehending and disseminating knowledge about the emotional intelligence and perceived stress of university students during their undergraduate years.</p> Mary Braimah Eleanor Bosompemaa Takyi Ama Boatemah Sarpong Dogbey Alice Emmanuella Samuel Kwabla Segbefia Copyright (c) 2022 Mary Braimah, Eleanor Bosompemaa Takyi, Ama Boatemah Sarpong, Dogbey Alice Emmanuella, Samuel Kwabla Segbefia https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2022-08-01 2022-08-01 3 1 Examining counseling needs of divorcees and children of divorce: A case study of Asogli State in the Volta Region of Ghana https://royalliteglobal.com/psychology/article/view/767 <p>This study sought to examine the counselling needs of divorcees and their children in the Asogli in the Ho Municipality. The study employed qualitative approach specifically phenomenological research design to investigate the phenomenon. A total of 20 respondents were employed in the study, with 14 divorced women and men and 6 children of divorce participating. The respondents were selected using snowball and purposive sampling approaches. The information was acquired through semi-structured interviews and focused group discussion guides, among other methods. According to the findings, it was revealed that divorcees and their children sought guidance from parents, chiefs, elders, relatives, pastors, and traditional medicine men. The state of Asogli has no professional counsellors or counselling services. Moreover, the divorcees were unaware of available counselling options. The study recommends that divorcees who are primarily single parents have marital counselling and/or post-traumatic stress disorder treatment (PTSD). In this regard, the creation of community-based counselling centres in the state of Asogli for this aim would be a commendable step forward. At the end of the day: The District Assembly, traditional rulers in the state of Asogli, civil society organizations, and government institutions should all provide services to divorcees and their children, including care and support. scholarships for children of divorced parents, among other things.</p> Alice Emmanuella Dogbey Paul Kobina Annan Bedu-Addo Deborah Osei-Tutu Copyright (c) 2022 Alice Emmanuella Dogbey, Paul Kobina Annan Bedu-Addo, Deborah Osei-Tutu https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2022-04-13 2022-04-13 3 1 Examining the relationship between emotional intelligence and decision-making on social justice by headteachers in Dagoretti South Sub-Sounty https://royalliteglobal.com/psychology/article/view/866 <p>Leadership is a complex area of education experienced by school head teachers in Dagoretti South sub-county. This paper focuses on head teachers’ self-assessment of their emotional intelligence (EI) as a factor in decision-making regarding social justice education (SJE) in the learning sector. To achieve this, the paper carried out a study that employed a quantitative correlation research design. The investigation targeted both public and private primary school head teachers. They represent the effect of decision-making on a population of 43,568 learners. A total of 132 primary schools were targeted, where the census sampling technique was used. Schutte Emotional Intelligence Scale (SEIS) and Proactive Decision-Making (PDM) tools were used to collect data. Statistical analysis was conducted using the SPSS software version 20. The findings showed that emotional intelligence affects decision-making on social justice education issues. The study concluded that, there is a positive correlation between emotional intelligence and decision-making. This implied that in their self-assessment effort, school head teachers with high emotional intelligence components demonstrated personal and professional abilities for social change. The study recommends that education policy makers could relate EI development to good leadership and decision-making.</p> Neddy Mundia Nanjowe Rosemary Mbogo Niceta Ireri Copyright (c) 2022 Neddy Mundia Nanjowe, Rosemary Mbogo, Niceta Ireri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2022-08-02 2022-08-02 3 1 42 63 The relationship between emotional availability of the mother and behavior problems in the child https://royalliteglobal.com/psychology/article/view/812 <p>The aim of this study is to evaluate the relations between emotional availability of the mother during free play and behavioral problems of the child in early childhood. Participants included 30 mothers (mean age 31.67 years, <em>SD</em>=5.18) and their children (mean age 2.9 years, (<em>SD</em>=0.53). The research uses two scales of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and observations of emotional availability (Biringen 2000). Results revealed that heightened sensitivity and lack of intrusiveness on the part of the mother was related to a reduction in problems on the part of the child. The research increases knowledge regarding the links between emotional availability of the mother and behavioral problems on the part of children. Its results will have implications for intervention programs on the part of therapeutic personnel who come in contact with parents and children.</p> Yaara Shilo Yan Serdtse Copyright (c) 2022 Yaara Shilo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 2022-05-30 2022-05-30 3 1