American Journal of Applied Psychology

Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015

  • Depression of the Aging Parents Who Lost Their Only Child in China

    Peng Juan Wang, Xiao Fu Pan, Jin Yu Liu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 83-89
    Received: 15 May 2015
    Accepted: 29 May 2015
    Published: 17 June 2015
    Abstract: The CES-D scale is used to investigate depression of 201 aging parents who lost their only child in China. The results show that the bereaved parents have greater depression than the elder individuals in the general population. The results also indicate that sudden death and poor health have a significant positive relationship with depression of ol... Show More
  • Detecting Alcohol and Drug Use with the Touch of a Finger

    Todd D. Pizitz, Timothy A. Scheuber, Court Wallner, Kathleen Fernandez

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 90-94
    Received: 3 June 2015
    Accepted: 9 June 2015
    Published: 2 July 2015
    Abstract: The present study measured the accuracy and utility of the Veracity TouchScreener™ technology as a viable alternative to urine drug testing. 101 participants enrolled in court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment participated in the current study. All participants were administered 18 questions on a the Veracity TouchScreener™ and then participated i... Show More
  • Factors Affecting Readiness to Change among Literate Obese Patients in Primary Care

    Oyebanji Ayodele Emmanuel, Dankyau Musa

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 105-110
    Received: 22 June 2015
    Accepted: 1 July 2015
    Published: 9 July 2015
    Abstract: Background: Obesity is a chronic disease which contributes to morbidity and mortality from non-communicable diseases. Urbanization, western lifestyles and demographic transition contribute to this problem in Nigeria. Primary care physicians should be active in early detection, and motivating obese people for life style change. Motivation is an impo... Show More
  • Do Age and Gender Have Anything to Do with Job Satisfaction: A Practical Outlook on the Nigerian Public Sector

    Manasseh N. Iroegbu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2015
    Pages: 111-114
    Received: 4 June 2015
    Accepted: 18 June 2015
    Published: 14 July 2015
    Abstract: This research examined the influence of gender and age on job satisfaction among employees working in the public service of Nigeria. 3000 participants from the head quarters of Nigeria’s federal service were randomly chosen for the study. Participants were dichotomized into 1620 males and 1380 females, 1590 older employees and 1410 younger employee... Show More