African Journal of Human Development and Lifespan (AJHDL) is published by Nigerian Association of Developmental Psychologists, a division of Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) in Nigeria. The goal of the journal is to promote multidisciplinary research in all fields of psychology, applied psychology from the life span perspective, social sciences, medicine as well as behavioural science. Research articles that address biopsychology of human development and behaviour, the genetical foundation of human behaviour, psychological well-being, health, and all related disciplines are also accepted for peer review and publication. The journal also serves to publish national and international conference proceedings, short notes, books and literature reviews. In this way, the journal serves to provide wide dissemination of scientific behavioural information globally. It is a medium to promote national and international cooperation amongst multidisciplinary researchers.

Peer Review Policy

AJHDL is published in English Language and accepts only original articles that should be free from plagiarism in part or entirely from contributors. The articles are subjected to the peer review policy which ensures that two copies are sent to assessors who are experts in their relevant fields for an independent assessment. The assessment is carried out in agreement with the guidelines for reviewers. Author’s identity is kept a secret from the assessors except otherwise stated by the contributor. Only the accepted paper will be published. Article(s) that does not follow the AJHDL guidelines will be rejected. The African Journal of Human Development and Lifespan will be published bi-annually in the future but presently once, May/June each year.

Authors Guidelines

The title page should contain a short running title not exceeding 20 words. The title should be clear and specific. The name, email, mobile number, and address of each author, as well as an indication of the corresponding author, should be indicated. Conference proceedings should indicate the name of organisation, city, month and year. The abstract should be a summary not exceeding 300 words and up to five keywords. Title page, author’s information, abstract and keywords should constitute the first page of the article for submission. Manuscripts should be in MS Word document using Times New Romans, font size 12. The authors are to ensure that the article(s) submitted is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be typed with double line spacing not exceeding 15 pages on one side of A-4 size paper including all tables, appendices, notes, acknowledgment, and references. References should be written in American Psychological Association (APA publication style, most current edition). Upon acceptance of the article, the author will be requested to pay the sum of Twenty-five Thousand Naira (N25,000.00) or its equivalent in other foreign currencies.

Editorial Board

Prof Grace A. Adejuwon (Editor-in-Chief)
Prof Chidozie Nwafor
Prof A.O. Adejumo
Dr. I.C. Mbaeze
Dr. Aderonke A. Akintola

Associate Editors

Dr. Bukola Bada
Dr. O.A. Olatunji
Dr. Gbenusola Adunola
Mrs. Funmilola Olutola
Mrs. Olawunmi Obisesan
Olubunmi Banjo Ayoade

Editorial Advisory Board

Prof Regina Eya
Prof Funmi Bickesteth
Prof Kayode Oguntuase
Prof A. A. Olowu
Associate Prof Esther Akinsola
Prof Peace N. Ibeagha
Dr. Cheryl Kier
Prof Elvis Ihaji

All correspondences to the Editor: www.ajhdl.org

Disclaimer: Every author is solely responsible for the views and styles expressed in the articles published in this journal. The views are not necessarily shared by editorial and advisory boards and reviewers.

Differential Relationships between Self-Concept Domains and Academic Achievement: Implication for Academic Behavior Intervention
Edwin Chidozie Nwafor, Resurrecta Agu & Chukwuemeka Okoye

Child Abuse: Cultural Values, Poverty or Imported Concepts: The Case for House Helps
Regina Eya

Diversity, Relationship Satisfaction, and Job Satisfaction as Predictors of Organizational Commitment among Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command Ibadan
Nyitor A. Shenge, Grace A. Adejuwon, Olubunmi A. Ayoade & A.Y. Olasupo

Meaning in Life Across the Lifespan in A Nigerian Population
Rachel B. Asagba & Samson F. Agberotimi

Psychosocial Predictors of Sense of Belongingness among Secondary School Students in Ibadan-North Local Government of Oyo State
Grace A. Adejuwon, Oluwunmi A. Obisesan, Funmilola B. Olutola & Priscilla Daboh

Influence of Parental Psychological Divorce on Emotional Wellbeing of in-school Adolescents in Ondo West Local Government Area, Ondo State
Aderonke A. Akintola

The Role of Personal Values and Self-Esteem on Assertiveness in Women
Olabimpe Ajoke Olatunji, Owoseni Omosolape & Olakitan Racheal Abosede Afolabi

Influence of Parenting Styles and Peer Pressure on Engagement in Premarital Sex among Adolescents in Ibadan North Local Government Area, Oyo State
Benjamin O. Olley and Lydia Jesutofunmi Oyewole

Psychological Buffers of Caregiving Burden among Caregivers of Cancer Patient in University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
Omonigho Simon Umukoro & Abiodun Musbau Lawal

Borderline Intelligence: At-risk population for School dropout in South West Nigeria
Gbenusola Arike Akinwale

Understanding predicting factors of Mental Health Problems among Egbura people of Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria
Shafa A. Yunus & Usman Alhaji Yusuf