Psychological Factors and College of Education Students’ Learning Outcomes in French, Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)
The study investigated psychological factors and College of Education students’ learning outcomes in French, Cross River State, Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to give direction to the study. The study adopted a survey research design and the population comprised 55 second year French Language students, of which the entire population was used for the study. A well validated Psychological Factors and Students’ Learning Outcomes in French (PFSLOF) questionnaire and a French Literacy Test (FLT) were used to collect the required data. The independent t-test was the statistical tools used for analysis of the data collected. Two hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. The results of the analysis revealed that students’ attitude and personality have significant influence on their learning outcomes in French Language. Sequel to the findings of this study, recommendations were made.
Psychological Tendencies Emanating From Dehumanization in Twists of Fate by Gichaba Nyantino (Published)
This study interrogates how Gichaba Nyantino, in Twists of Fate represents psychological tendencies emanating from individual dehumanization in the globe, particularly within the Kenyan society. The main thesis of this paper is that the deviant behaviour of characters shows how the society has been fragmented because of dehumanization of individuals. The paper engages a theoretical framework that embraces psychoanalytic, formalism and cultural theories. The theories assisted in revealing the characters’ behaviour, how the writer’s writing strategies unravel the extent to which the behaviour of the various individuals affects the society as portrayed in the text. The methodology of the study involved a close literary analysis of the text. An analysis of the thoughts of the characters as presented by the author was key to understanding the extent of dehumanization. The study specifically looked into the loss of humanness in the society’s people and how human beings cannot live without the need for other’s support and company. The study intended to establish how literature deals with the question of why social etiquette among people has dissipated, as prominently in social institutions where persons operate. People have become strangers to each other. Besides, the primary text, works on the relevant theories as well as various sources on the subject of dehumanization were consulted. The study shows how society is teeming with dehumanized individuals and as such, there is cumulative degeneration of humanity in society.
This study examined the effect of psychological factors on demand for urban domestic tourism in Kenya and conducted in selected tourist destinations within Nairobi and Nakuru town. The sample size was 384 respondents: 254 respondents from Nairobi city and 130 respondents from Nakuru town surveyed using multistage sampling procedure. This study revealed that perception, learning, and motivation push factors specifically self esteem, personal confidence, going to study, relieve stress, be together with family, escape from normal routine, need to be recognized, encounter different cultures and lifestyles, visit new places, annual leave, fun and enjoyment, enrich myself intellectually, sense of adventure, conferences, religion pilgrimage, and disposable income, had major influences on demand for urban domestic tourism. This study recommends players in the tourism and hospitality industry to portray good images of tourist destinations, develop tourism products and services of value as well as unforgettable experiences that will satisfy domestic tourist needs.
Based on the initial survey, it was known that the number diabetic patients with gangrene at Dr. Pirngadi General Hospital Medan in the last five years were as many as 236 patients, and the diabetic cases increase annually. Gangrenous wound healing can be affected by diet, physical exercise, wound care, insulin administration, psychological, and social factors. The study analyzed the effect of diet, physical exercise, wound care, insulin administration, as well as psychological and social factors, to KGD wound healing, wound size, and time decreases. The study was a quasi-experimental design (quasi experiment), under the design of the separate pretest-posttest-sample control group design, involving two groups: the intervention group and the control group. Nursing care has a significant role to gangrenous wound healing in diabetic patients at Dr. Pirngadi General Hospital Medan. This is indicated by the role or influence of the sixth variables of nursing care consisting of diet, physical exercise, wound care, insulin administration, psychological factors, social factors, and wound healing with the value of the odds ratio greater than 1.Based on the multivariate analysis, the value of the role of nursing care to the gangrenous wound healing in diabetic patients is at 0410 x 100% = 41.0%. Gangrenous wound nursing care in patients with diabetes mellitus showed a significant effect with a significance value of 0.001, less than the sig- (0.05). This means that the six independent variables simultaneously bring significant influence on the dependent variable (gangrenous wound healing). It is recommended that further studies improve nursing care services on gangrenous wound healing in diabetic patients, especially with the provision of better diet and exercise facilities so gangrenous wound healing in diabetic patients can be improved