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CURRICULUM VITAE

Name: Dr. Chiedozie Okechukwu OKAFOR

Date of Birth: June 25, 1980

Nationality: Nigerian

State and L.G.A.: Enugu State/Udi Local Government Area

Permanent Home Address: Chief D. C. Okafor Family Compound, Umezenevo Village, Ibute Autonomous Community, Egede, Udi L. G. A., Enugu State

Present Residence: 21 Nnamani Street, Ugwuagor, Abakpa Nike, Enugu

Phone/e-mail: +234********** / adb10p@r.postjobfree.com

Marital Status: Married.

Identifiers

Web of Science Researcher ID: AAB-7164-2020

ORCID: 0000-0002-2779-3376

Verified Qualifications: https://www.youracclaim.com/users/chiedozie-okafor.ae96c77b

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES:

1. University of Nigeria, Nsukka 2009-2014

2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka 2006-2008

3. University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1999-2004

4. Ideke Computer Training Centre, Ogurugu Road Nsukka 2004-2005

5. Boys Secondary School, Nru, Nsukka L.G.A. 1991-1997

6. Urban 1 Primary School, Nsukka L.G.A. 1986-1991

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS WITH DATES:

1. Ph.D., Social Psychology 2014

2. M.Sc., Social Psychology 2008

3. B.Sc., General Psychology 2004

4. Computer Literacy Certificate 2005

5. Senior School Certificate 1997

6. First School leaving Certificate 1991

WORK EXPERIENCES:

National Youth Service Corps (Delta State) 2005-2006

M.Sc Internship at Rotary Club of Nsukka 2008

Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Enugu State (Lecturer/Counselor) 2009-2010

Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Enugu (Asst. Lecturer) 2010 to 2015

Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI),

Ebonyi State (Lecturer II) 2015-2018

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Enugu Study Center

(Project Supervisor/Course Facilitator) 2017 till date

Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI),

Ebonyi State (Lecturer I) 2018 till date

ACADEMIC JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:

1.Okafor, C. O., Chinweze, U. C., Abu, H. S., & Umoh, N. R. (2020). Democracy and perceived public confidence in the judiciary: roles of socio-economy and gender. African Research Review, 14 (1), https://www.ajol.info/index.php/afrrev

2.Okafor, C. O., Njemanze, V. C. & Onyeneje, E. C. (2020). Roles of perceived locus of causality, social distance and gender on willingness to volunteer in Nigeria local community. International Journal of Arts and Humanities, 9 (1), https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ijah

3.Okafor, C. O., Umoh, N., Chinweze, U., & Abu, H. (2019). Losing the self while trying to save it: an exposition of the ‘agentic’ disposition of political leadership in Nigeria Nigerian Journal of Social Psychology, 2(2), 253-269. https://nigerianjsp.com/index.php/NJSP/article/view/36

4.Okafor, C. O., Umoh, N. R., & Rimdan, N. O. (2018). Rescuing the electorate from the political party: the imperative of political education for voter de-alignment in Nigeria. Developing Country Studies, 8 (8), 141-147. www.iiste.org

5.Okafor, C. O. & Abu, H. S. (2018). A disengaged terrorist may not be de-radicalised: exploring the missing links. Journal of Psychology and Sociological Studies, 2 (1), 25-43.

6.Nwafor, C. E.; Anazonwu, C. O.; Okafor, O. C.; Obi-Nwosu, H. (2016). Pro-social and aggressive behaviors among school children: The role of callous-unemotional traits. International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 5 (4), 81-88. www.consortiacademia.org DOI:10.5861/ijrsp.2016.1613

7.Okafor, C. O. & Ozor, T. O. (2013). Socio-economic status as barrier to citizens’ assistance to the police. Nigerian Intellectual Property and Humanities Journal, 2 (4), 15-22.

8.Okafor, C. O. & Ugwu, F. O. (2017). Influence of gender socialization on violent ambition: Assessing the socio-psychological imperatives of parenting in South-Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Psychological and Sociological Studies, 1 (1), 24-41.

9.Okafor, C. O. (2008). Influence of self-description and gender on charity donation. Nigerian Clinical Psychologist, 3, 12-2.

10.Okafor, C. O. (2010). Conditions of love and better acceptance in interpersonal relations: A social interactional theory of emotions. Journal of the Nigerian Intellectual Property Organization, 1, 200-205.

11.Okafor, C. O. (2013). Political alienation as bystander effect: An analysis of voter apathy in Nigeria. Nigerian Intellectual Property and Humanities Journal, 2 (4), 107-116.

12.Okafor, C. O. (2013). Self-efficacy and gender as factors in creative thinking, African Journal of Allied Education, 7 (1), 70-77.

13.Okafor, C. O. (2015). Cultural imperatives of prosocial behaviour: a redefinition of Volunteerism in Nigeria. Humanities and Social Sciences, 3 (5), 230-233. http://article.sciencepublishinggroup.com/html/10.11648.j.hss.20150305.20.html

14.Okafor, C. O. (2017). Personality and politics in Nigeria: a psychological exploration of the agentic theory of political participation. Afro Asian Journal of Social Sciences, 8(2). www.onlineresearchjournals.com/aajoss/art/240.pdf

15.Okafor, C. O., Chinweze, U. C., & Nwagbo, I. L. (2017). Depressive symptoms in the adolescent child: examining the moderating roles of maternal employment and paternal absence. Practicum Psychologia, 7 (2), 21-36. https://journals.aphriapub.com

16.Okafor, C.O. (2007). Influence of Gender and Image potential of words on recall, International Journal of Arts and Humanities, 4, (4), 79-83.

17.Okonkwo E. A., Chinweze U. C & Okafor C. O. (2015). Emotional intelligence and self-efficacy as predictors of life satisfaction among police officers. Journal of Social Sciences and Public Policy, 7 (1), 24-32. http://www.cenresinpub.org/pub

18.Onyishi, I. E., Prokop, P., Okafor, C.O. & Pham, M. N. (2016). Female Genital Cutting Restricts Sociosexuality among the Igbo people of Southeast Nigeria. Evolutionary Psychology, 14 (2), 1–7. www.journals.sagepub.com/

19.Ozor, T. O. & Okafor, C. O. (2008). Influence of role conflict and job complexity on job satisfaction among University Lecturers. ESUT Journal of Political Science, 2 (2), 16 – 28.

20.Ozor, T. O., & Okafor, C. O. (2015). Quality of moral judgement in the Nigerian police force: assessing the mediating influences of level of education and gender. Open Journal of Political Science, 5, 76-81.

21.Prokop, P., Onyishi, I. E., Okafor, C. O. & Pham, M. N. (2017). Preliminary evidence for existence of oral sex in a rural Igbo community in Southeast Nigeria. Human Ethology Bulletin, 32 (3):129-140. https://doi.org/10.22330/heb/

22.Ugwu, E. S. & Okafor, C. O. (2017). Organizational commitment, occupational stress, and core self-evaluation as predictors of workplace deviance, American Journal of Applied Psychology, 6 (4) 2017, 64-70.

23.Ugwu, E. S., Okafor, C. O., Onyishi, I. E., Casimir, A., & Chinedu, E. C. (2018). Perceived organizational politics, support and workplace incivility of supervisor as predictors of turnover intention. Open Journal of Political Science, 8, 547-560. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojps.2018.84034

24.Ugwu, F. O. & Okafor, C. O. (2016). ‘Helping others when you’ve not helped yourself’: a multifaceted investigation of the predictive value of personality on philanthropy among distressed employees. Afro Asian Journal of Social Sciences, 7(3). https://www.researchgate.net 310796397

25.Ugwu, F. O., Icha-Ituma, A. & Okafor, C. O. (2017). Role of hope and resilience in emotional job demands-work engagement link: an application of the demand-induced strain compensation model. Nigerian Journal of Management Research, 2, 1-24. www.njmronline.org/

26.Ugwuoke, A. C, Ugwu, E. S., Okafor, C. O., Ani, N. R. & Ene, C. U. (2017). Effect of Hand Washing Education on Primary School Pupils in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. International Journal of Social Research, 1(1). http://escipub.com/ijsr-201*-**-****/

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PAPERS:

1.Okafor, C. O., Chinweze, C. U., Ani, C., Umoh, N. R. & Nwosumba, V. C. (2019). Political Participation and Ethical Moral-Self in face of political corruption: Exposing psychology of poverty. Paper presented at the International Conference on Elections and Electoral Violence in Nigeria, held at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, December 04 – 06.

2.Okafor, C. O. & Anyanwu, S. B. (2019). Serial recall among adolescents in Abakaliki: examining the roles of reproductive maturity. Paper presented at the 1st Faculty of Management & Social Sciences International Conference, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Auditorium, Zone A, 25th – 27th June.

3.Okafor, C. O. (2016). The Nigerian political personality: a socio-psychological exploration of the agency theory of political participation. Paper presented at the National Congress of the Nigerian Psychological, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, 11th to 14th October.

4.Okafor, C. O. (2015). Influence of gender-role socialization on violent ambition: assessing the socio-psychological imperatives of parenting in Nigeria. Paper presented at the Inaugural conference of Society for the Study of the African Child (SOSAC), Professor Julius Onah Auditorium, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, 10th November

5.Okafor, C. O. (2014). Cultural imperatives of prosocial behaviour: a redefinition of volunteerism in Nigeria. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Conference of the Nigerian Psychological Association, PALG Building, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 25th - 27th June.

ACEDEMIC PROJECTS AND SEMINARS:

1.Okafor, C. O. (2004). Influence of image potential of words and gender on recall. Department of Psychology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A B.Sc project report, Department of Psychology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

2.Okafor, C. O. (2008). Influence of self-description and gender on charity donation. Department of Psychology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. An MSc project report, Department of Psychology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

3.Okafor, C. O. (2011). Gender- role socialization and emotional development: an exploration of the social psychology of violent behaviour. A Ph.D Seminar, presented in the Department of Psychology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 8th December, 2011.

4.Okafor, C. O. (2011). Political alienation as bystander effect: An analysis of voter’s reluctance in Nigeria. A Ph.D Seminar, presented in the Department of Psychology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 16th May, 2011.

5.Okafor, C. O. (2014). Effects of perceived locus of causality, social distance and gender on willingness to volunteer among students of Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria.A Ph.D project report, Department of Psychology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

NATIONAL NEWS PAPER CONTRIBUTION

1.Okafor, C.O. (1999, May). Ode to Peace, The Peace Maker, Issue 6, page 5.

AWARD RECEIVED:

1.ESUT 2012/2013 Departmental Best Lecturer Award (2014)

2.Rotary Club of Nsukka Certificate of Recognition (2008).

INTEREST AND HOBBIES:

Reading motivational books; writing; listening to inspirational music, and sharing social and political ideas with people.

MEMBERSHIP:

1. Member, Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) (2012 till date).

2. Member, Journal and Research Committee, Department of Psychology, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (2013 to 2015)

3. Member Board of Trustees, Parent-Child Intervention Centre, Enugu. (2014 till date).

4. Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Social and Political Psychology (JSPP) (2017 till date) https://jspp.psychopen.eu/about/displayMembership/1

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES:

Integrity, Intelligence and Energy.

POSITIONS HELD:

1 The Coordinator, National Association of Catholic Corps Members (NACC), Agbor zone, Delta State (2005-2006).

2 University Counselor and Senior Personal Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor, Renaissance University, Ugbakwa, Enugu (2009 - 2010).

3 3rd-Year Students’ Academic Adviser, Department of Psychology, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (2010).

4 1st-Year Students’ Academic Adviser, Department of Psychology, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu (2010 to 2015).

5 Associate Editor, Journal of the Nigerian Intellectual Property Organization. A multi-disciplinary Journal of Intellectual Property and Human Development

(2010-2014).

6 The undergraduate programme coordinator, Department of Psychology, Enugu

State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, 2013 to 2015.

7. The Chairman, Academic Staff Welfare Association, Department of Psychology/Sociology/Criminology and Security Studies, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State (Nov. 2016 to February, 2019).

8 The Coordinator, Students’ Quiz for Psychology, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State (2018 till date)

9 Academic Adviser for 400 level students in psychology (March 2019 till date)

10 Member Representing Department of Sociology/Psychology/Criminology & Security Studies in the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences Editorial Board, AE-FUNAI (April, 2019 - August) and Psychology alone (Sept, 2019 till date).

11 The Postgraduate Coordinator, Department of Psychology, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State (April, 2019 till date).

12. Chairman, Allocation Committee for Psychology (2018 till date)

RESEARCH AREAS:

Pro-social behaviour, Political Psychology, Gender, Ethics.

UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND PROJECT SUPERVISION

Courses Taught Since Joining the University:

1.GST 201, Peace and conflict resolution (Renaissance University) 2009 t0 2010

2.Psy 111, Introduction to Psychology (for Economics students, ESUT)2010 to 2015

3.Psy 251, Social Psychology (for Pub. Admin. students, ESUT) 2010 to 2015

4.Psy 378, Political Psychology (ESUT) 2010 to 2015

5.Psy 372, Environmental Psychology (ESUT) 2010 - 2013

6.Psy 311, Theories and systems in Psychology (ESUT) 2010 to 2015

7.Psy 451, Social perception (ESUT) 2010 to 2015

8.Psy 471, Forensic Psychology (for Mature Students, ESUT) 2012 to 2015

9.Psy 701, Basic concepts and theories in psychology (ESUT) 2011 to 2015

10.Psy 803, Advanced research methods in Psychology (ESUT) 2011 to 2015

11.Psy 805, Computer applications and statistics in Psy.(ESUT) 2012 to 2015

12.Psy 105, History of Psychology (AE-FUNAI) 2015 to 2016

13.Psy 303, Personality Psychology(AE-FUNAI) 2015 to 2016

14.Psy 309,Testing and test construction (AE-FUNAI) 2015 till date

15.Psy 401, Social Perception (AE-FUNAI) 2015 till date

16.Psy 402, Psychological Testing and Assessment (AE-FUNAI) 2016 till date

17.Psy 404, Psychology of Social Change (AE-FUNAI) 2016 to 2017

18.Psy 310, Testing and Test construction II (AE-FUNAI) 2016 till date

19.Psy 318, Personality Assessment (AE-FUNAI) 2016 to 2017

20.Psy 316, Political Psychology (AE-FUNAI) 2017 till date

21.Psy, 712, Determinants of Behaviour (AE-FUANI) 2018 till date

22.Psy 715, Psychological Testing & Test Construction (AE-FUNAI) 2018 till date

23.Psy 716, Forensic Psychology (AE-FUNAI) 2018 till date

24.CSS 111 Introduction to Psychology (NOUN) 2018 till date

25.CSS 136 Introduction to Criminology 2 (NOUN) 2018

Undergraduate project supervision:

1.Okafor, C. O. (ESUT) 2011 24 undergraduates

2.Okafor, C. O. (ESUT) 2012 18 undergraduates

3.Okafor, C. O. (ESUT) 2013 28 undergraduates

4.Okafor, C. O. (ESUT) 2014 24 undergraduates

5.Okafor, C. O. (ESUT) 2015 18 undergraduates

6.Okafor, C.O.(AE-FUNAI) 2016 1 undergraduate

7.Okafor, C.O.(AE-FUNAI) 2017 4 undergraduates

8.Okafor, C.O. and Co.(AE-FUNAI) 2018 8 undergraduates

9.Okafor, C. O. (AE-FUNAI) 2019 7 undergraduates

Postgraduate Diploma Long Essay supervisions:

1.Achuwa, O. J. (2012). Terrorism in Nigeria: a critical review of terrorist groups’ activities: causes, psychological impacts and possible solutions. Department of Psychology, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria.

2.Chibuoke, U. L. (2013). Factors influencing helping behaviour in Nigeria. Department of Psychology, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria.

3.Okafor, S. E. (2012). Unemployment and youth restiveness in Niger Delta, Nigeria: psychological implications. Department of Psychology, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria.

4.Akputa-Obasi, A. (2019). Emotional intelligence in the workplace: The applications and implications. A study of Mortgage Bank of Nigeria in South-East Nigeria. Psychology Programme, Department of Sociology/Psychology/Criminology & Security Studies, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

REFEREES:

1.Professor Oby Omeje

Department of Psychology

Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria.

Phone: 070********

E-mail: adb10p@r.postjobfree.com

2.Professor Regina N. Eya

Department of Psychology

Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria

Phone: 080********

E-mail: adb10p@r.postjobfree.com

3.Professor Peace N. Ibeagba

Department of Psychology

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Phone: 080********

E-mail: adb10p@r.postjobfree.com



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