Dr Chiedozie Okechukwu Okafor

Lecturer I

First Name Chiedozie
Middle Name (initial) O.
Surname Okafor


Programme Psychology
Department Psychology
Faculty Management and Social Sciences

Dr Chiedozie Okechukwu Okafor is a Social Psychologist. He holds a B.Sc degree in general psychology; MSc and PhD degrees in social psychology from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught social and political psychology in the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) for over 5 years with vast experience in experimental research and statistical analysis. Chiedozie received the Best Departmental Lecturer Award from the ESUT Management and Governing Council in the 2012/2013 academic session; Certificate of Recognition from the Rotary Club of Nsukka. He joined Alex Ekwueme Federal Univesity, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) in 2015, and in November, 2018, he led a group of AE-FUNAI Psychology students to Lagos on a National Competition involving all Psychology Departments in Nigeria and brought home 4 silver medals for AE-FUNAI Psychology. In August 2019, under his coordination, AE-FUNAI Psychology took the first position in the Psychology National Quiz Competition held at University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and returned to AE-FUNAI with the celebrated Golden Cup. He has published over 20 academic articles in both local and international journals such as Evolutionary Psychology, Human Ethology Bulletin. Dr Chiedozie is a co-founder and member of Board of Trustees, Parent-Child Intervention Centre, Enugu; Member of the Nigerian Psychological Association; Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Social and Political Psychology. He is currently the Postgraduate Coordinator, Department of Psychology, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State. Among other courses, he is currently teaching Social perception and Political psychology.

Academic Qualifications

S/N Institutions attended degree(s) awarded year
1 university of nigeria DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY 2014
2 university of nigeria MASTER OF SCIENCE 2008
3 university of nigeria BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 2004

research interests



2 POLITICAL Psychology
3 GENDER and behviour
4 sexuality and behaviour




1 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

2 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

3 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

4 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/

5 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/

6 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


7 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


8 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/
9 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
10 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




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