American Journal of Psychology https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJP <p>American Journal of Psychology is a high factor journal accredited for its vital pool of knowledge and informative articles published by AJPO. The journal extends its knowledge in the field of psychological science perspectives. Among the areas of psychology include biological, learning, cognitive, psychoanalytic and sociocultural perspectives. The journal takes pride in its fast and low-cost publication and moreover features in the Google scholar for easy referencing and access by search engines. The low-cost publication enable even the upcoming researchers to be in a position to afford the publication in this journal. The journal also allows the free access to scholarly journals which makes it useful in referencing in other related studies. A double blind peer review proficiency is implemented as far as the review of the research manuscript is involved which ensures a high quality publication articles in this journal. It can be identified as one of the best scholarly journal publications in the field of psychology. Journal metrics enable the researchers who have published their articles in this journal to access the number of downloads and views of the articles, which is an added advantage. The published journals serve as reliable templates for other authors in preparations and publication of their articles.</p> en-US admin@ajpojournals.org (Journal Admin) support@ajpojournals.org (Journal Support) Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:17:07 +0300 OJS 3.2.1.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Psychosocial factors as Antecedent to Role Performance among Frontline Healthcare Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJP/article/view/824 <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The Corona Virus disease popularly known as COVID-19 was first diagnosed in humans in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The study sought to analyze the influence of psychosocial factors on role performance among COVID-19 frontline Healthcare Workers in Busia County, Kenya.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Cross-sectional&nbsp;&nbsp; research design was employed and multi stage sampling adopted to get the sample size of 298 respondents from a population of 873 frontline healthcare workers in Busia County, Kenya. Data were collected using questionnaire and interview schedule. The collected data were analyzed with multivariate regression analysis while qualitative findings were transcribed under themes.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> The variation explained by the psychosocial factors was 0.098 (9.8%). This did not change much after inclusion of confounders in the model with the final model (0.133). The study concluded that work-related psychosocial factors, especially emotional demands, work pace and role conflicts contributed to challenging work performance. Therefore psychosocial factors were a major predictor of role performance.</p> <p><strong>Recommendation: </strong>The study recommends need to use based psychosocial factors to help change frontline HCWs working practices in order to enable them realize full potential in role performance.</p> Peter Odera, Fridah M. Njeru, John Arudo, Joel P. Ogutu, Doreen L. Sore Copyright (c) 2021 American Journal of Psychology https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJP/article/view/824 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0300 Impact of Emotional Support on Wellbeing, Mediating Role of Social Undermining: A Study of Academia in Balochistan. https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJP/article/view/821 <p><strong>Purpose: </strong>The concept of negative behaviors in organizational psychology is at its emerging stage. Negative behaviors not only affect the well-being of the employees but also the overall performance of the organization. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between emotional support (from co-workers) and employees’ wellbeing in the presence of social undermining as a mediator.</p> <p><strong>Materials and Methods:</strong> This study was quantitative. Cross-sectional and convenience sampling design (non-probability sampling technique) was applied to collect the data through questionnaires from the participants by using the survey method. Data was gathered from 287 Lecturers, Assistant Professors, and Professors from different public and private universities of Balochistan<strong>.</strong> Process Macro was applied to find the direct and indirect effect of emotional support on employees ‘wellbeing.</p> <p><strong>Findings: </strong>Results showed that emotional support positively influenced wellbeing while social undermining partially mediates the relationship between emotional support and wellbeing.</p> <p><strong>Recommendation: </strong>These findings can be applied in organizations to improve the wellbeing of the employees and minimize the negative behaviors in an organizational setting.</p> Rubina Shaheen, Dr. Safia Bano, Dr. Jameel Ahmed Copyright (c) 2021 American Journal of Psychology https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJP/article/view/821 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0300