Articles by Author: Sunday E Obalum

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  1. Interaction of small-scale supplemental irrigation, <em>sawah</em> preparation intensity and soil amendment type on productivity of lowland <em>sawah</em>-rice system

    Interaction of small-scale supplemental irrigation, <em>sawah</em> preparation intensity and soil amendment type on productivity of lowland <em>sawah</em>-rice system

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Sole dependence on rainfall, poor water management and low soil fertility largely explain the fluctuations in agricultural productivity in West Africa. Lowlands for sawah-based rice farming often offer opportunities for small-scale supplemental irrigation but these are rarely explored and their...
  2. Letters

    Letters

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
  3. Personality and criminal outcomes of homeless youth in a Nigerian jail population: results of PDS and MAACL-H assessments

    Personality and criminal outcomes of homeless youth in a Nigerian jail population: results of PDS and MAACL-H assessments

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Objective: The unprecedented incidence of armed robberies and the involvement of young people in these crimes necessitated — as part of a comprehensive study on homelessness and criminal behaviour in Nigeria — an assessmet and comparison of homeless youths incarcerated...
  4. Quality of working life and commitment amongst employees in public organisations in Ghana: does job involvement matter?

    Quality of working life and commitment amongst employees in public organisations in Ghana: does job involvement matter?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study tested a mediation model of job involvement to predict organisational commitment from quality of work life. A total of 137 workers employed in two public organisations participated in the study (males = 52.6%, females = 47.4%, junior staff = 67.9%, senior staff = 32.1%, age range...
  5. Psychometric properties of beliefs about relationship violence against women and gender stereotypes scale

    Psychometric properties of beliefs about relationship violence against women and gender stereotypes scale

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article describes psychometric properties of the Gender-Based Relationship Violence Beliefs Scale (BEREVIWOS) and the Gender Stereotypes and Beliefs (GESTABE) scale in a Nigerian setting. Analysis was based on a convenience sample of 202 respondents. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was...
  6. An appraisal of blood pressure control and its determinants among patients with primary hypertension seen in a primary care setting in Western Nigeria

    An appraisal of blood pressure control and its determinants among patients with primary hypertension seen in a primary care setting in Western Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Achieving guideline-recommended blood pressure is imperative in reducing the rising tide of uncontrolled hypertension and its attendant sequelae, which are major causes of morbidity and mortality globally. The aim of the study was to describe the pattern of blood...
  7. Equilibrium sorption isotherms of <em>Moringa oleifera</em> leaves at different temperatures

    Equilibrium sorption isotherms of <em>Moringa oleifera</em> leaves at different temperatures

    Adsorption and desorption isotherms for Moringa oleifera leaves were investigated using concentrated H2SO4 solutions to vary the micro-climate over different temperatures (27, 32, 37°C) and water activity (aw) (0.1–0.8). Plots of equilibrium moisture content (EMC) against aw were used to...
  8. Ecological correlates of multiple sexual partnerships among adolescents and young adults in urban Cape Town: a cumulative risk factor approach

    Ecological correlates of multiple sexual partnerships among adolescents and young adults in urban Cape Town: a cumulative risk factor approach

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Studies in South Africa have reported unsafe levels of risky sexual behvaiours among adolescents and young adults, with the country reporting the highest burden of HIV/AIDS globally, as well as a high rate of teenage pregnancy. While determinants of risky...
  9. Academic self-confidence effects on test anxiety among Nigerian university students

    Academic self-confidence effects on test anxiety among Nigerian university students

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study investigated academic self-confidence effects on test anxiety indicators of performance impairment and intrusive worry. Respondents were 206 Nigerian undergraduate students (mean age = 20.29, SD = 2. 22; female = 43.2%). The students took the Westside Test Anxiety...