Articles by Author: Mary Adeolu

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  1. Pattern and correlates of obesity among public service workers in Ondo State, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

    Pattern and correlates of obesity among public service workers in Ondo State, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Obesity is the third leading cause of mortality and has become a global epidemic. There is a continuous increase in its prevalence both in the developed and in developing countries. Obesity is closely associated with chronic health conditions, thus...
  2. An application of critical linguistics in an introductory course to English language and literature

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Applied Language Studies
    The focus of this paper is the presentation and discussion of a sample of materials used to teach critical linguistics in the language component of the course, “An Introduction to English Language and Literature”, taught in the English Department at...
  3. What is there to learn from the British multicultural primary school classroom?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Applied Language Studies
    Although the problems for teachers posed by the changing South Africa have been more or less defined, in practice many teachers are being confronted by situations which leave them feeling helpless and ineffective. There are, however, parallels to be found...
  4. Come about Five-ish: Vagueness in Language

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Applied Language Studies
    The article examines differing use of vague terms such as “about”, “or so”, “more than” and “less than” in the discourse of English first-language (L1) users and English second-language (L2) users. It shows that while L1 users show a broadly...
  5. HIV/AIDS Awareness of In—School Adolescents in Nigeria: Implications for Adolescence Sexuality

    HIV/AIDS Awareness of In—School Adolescents in Nigeria: Implications for Adolescence Sexuality

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated HIV/AIDS awareness of in-school adolescents in Nigeria to determine their risk for contracting HIV/AIDS. A total of 892 purposively selected adolescents (mean age = 16. 5 years; SD = 5. 2; males = 492; females = 400)...
  6. Children's Loss of Agency under Extreme Adversity

    Children's Loss of Agency under Extreme Adversity

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explores the notion of children's agency in situations of extreme adversity. The child participants (n=117) live in the midst of the HIV/AIDS pandemic; extreme poverty; and systemic educational malfunction. Four focus group interviews were conducted with the children...
  7. South African Adolescents' Career Development through the Lens of the Systems Theory Framework: An Exploratory Study

    South African Adolescents' Career Development through the Lens of the Systems Theory Framework: An Exploratory Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Adolescent career development has predominantly been studied in the context of middle class Eurocentric cultures and there have been calls for greater attention to the career development of non-dominant and disadvantaged groups. Further, there have been calls to explore career...
  8. Gender-Based Domestic Violence against Children: Experiences of Girl-Children in Nigeria

    Gender-Based Domestic Violence against Children: Experiences of Girl-Children in Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the dynamics of gender-based domestic violence against children in Nigeria. This qualitative study explored the experiences of 20 purposively selected girl-children (age range = 12 to 15 years) from two SOS Children's Village who have been victims...