Dr. Fabian Ugwu

First Name Fabian
Middle Name (initial) Onyekachi
Surname Ugwu


Work Information

Programme Psychology
Department Psychology
Faculty Management and Social Sciences

Dr. Fabian Ugwu teaches Psychology at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He has a background in Industrial/organisational Psychology. Fabian’s areas of research interests include but are not limited to Positive Organisational Phenomena, Career and Human Resources Management. Fabian has taught Research Methods in Psychology, Statistics, and Organisational Behaviours to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has published widely in reputable local and international outlets. His articles have appeared in the Lancet, which is arguably the world’s most prestigious medical journal, Journal of Career Assessment, Personnel Review, Occupational Medicine-Oxford, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Organisation and Management Review, Journal of Psychology in Africa among others. Fabian is a member of the Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA) and Nigerian Association of Industrial/Organisational Psychologists (NAIOP).

Academic Qualifications

S/N Institutions attended degree(s) awarded year
1 University of nigeria, Nsukka Doctor of philophy  2011
2 University of nigeria, Nsukka master of science 2005
3 University of nigeria, Nsukka Bachelor of science 1999

research interests



1 positive organisational phenomena
2 extra role behaviour
3 work and family interface
4 Workaholism

Membership of professional bodies



1 Nigerian psychological association (npa)
2 nigerian association of industrial/organisational psychologists (NAIOP)




1 Ugwu, F. O., Ugwu, C., Njemanze, V. C., & Nwosu, I. A. (2019). Family Cohesion and Family Size Moderating Burnout and Recovery Connection. Occupational Medicine-Oxford, 69(1), 28–34.

To link this article: DOI: 10.1093/occmed/kqy155


2 Ugwu, F. O., & Onyishi, I. E. (2018). Linking Perceived Organizational Frustration to Work Engagement: The Moderating Roles of Sense of Calling and Psychological Meaningfulness. Journal of Career Assessment, 26(2), 220-239.

To link this article: http://doi: 10.1177/1069072716665860


3 Anderson, I., Robson, B., Connolly, M., Al-Yaman, F., Bjertness, E., King, A., ……, Ugwu, C., Ugwu, F. O. et al., (2016). Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Health (The Lancet–Lowitja Institute Global Collaboration): A Population Study. The Lancet, vol. 388 (No.10040), 131–157

To link this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00345-7


4 Ugwu, F. O.,Onyishi, I. E., Ugwu, C., & Onyishi, C. N. (2015). Type A Behavior Pattern, Accident Optimism and Fatalism: An Investigation into Non-compliance with Safety Work Behavior. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 21(4), 464-470.

To link this article: 10.1080/10803548.2015.1085165


5 Ugwu, F. O., Onyishi, I. E., & Rodríguez-Sánchez, A. M. (2014). Linking Organizational Trust with Employee Engagement: The Role of Psychological Empowerment. Personnel Review, 43(3), 377- 400.

To link this article: http://10.1108/PR-11-2012-0198


6 Onyishi, I. E., Ugwu, F. O., Onyishi, C. N., & Okwueze, F. O. (2018). Job Demands and Psychological Well-being: Moderating Role of Occupational Self-efficacy and Job Social Support among Mid-career Academics. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 28(4), 267-272.

To link this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/14330237.2018.1501908


7 Onyishi, I. E., Enwereuzo, I. K., Ogbonna, M. N., Ugwu, F. O., & Amazue, L. O. (In press). Role of Career Satisfaction in Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction and Career Commitment among Nurses: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 51(4), 470–479.

To link this article: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12474


8 Ugwu, F. O., Onyishi, I. E., & Egwu, O. I., Otu O. A., Groupson, O. P., & Agudiegwu, M. (2019). Job Apathy and Work Engagement: Moderating influence of Perceived Leader Integrity and Spiritual intelligence in a Mass Transit Company. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 29(2), 104-109.

To link this article: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14330237.2019.1594648


9 Ugwu, F. O., & Amazue, L. O., & Onyedire, N. G. (2017). Work-family Life Balance in a Nigerian Banking Sector Setting. Cogent Psychology, 4.

To link this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2017.1290402


10 Ugwu, F. O. & Igbende, D. A. (2017). Going Beyond Borders: Work   Centrality, Emotional Intelligence, and Employee Optimism as Predictors of Organizational Citizenship Behavior. Cogent Psychology, 4.

To link this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2017.1362805





1 The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
2 University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
3 International Group on Indigenous Health Measurement, USA
4 International Group on Indigenous Health Measurement, USA
5 Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
6 The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
7 Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
8 Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health Program, African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya
9 School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA
10 University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
11 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
12 Department of Business and Management, Universitat Jaume I Castellon,

Castellon, Spain

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