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Past

Geoffrey Kazemba TambulukaniGeof

Department of Educational Psychology, University of Zambia, Zambia

PhD thesis defended in December 2015.

Title of the thesis: First language teaching of initial reading: Blessing of curse for the Zambian children under primary reading programme?

Supervisors:

Sylvia Mwanza-KabagheSylvia

Department of Educational Psychology, University of Zambia, Zambia

PhD thesis defended in December 2015.

Title of the thesis: Preschool, executive functions and oral language as predictors of literacy and numeracy skills in first grade.

Supervisors:

Ebby Mubanga

Department of Educational Psychology, University of Zambia, Zambia

PhD thesis defended in December 2015.

Title of the thesis: Differential effects of child-characteristics on early literacy and numeracy skill-attainment at selected low and high-performing schools in the northern province of Zambia.

Supervisors:

Francis Sichimba

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PhD thesis defended in December 2015.

Title of the thesis: Grandparenting in Zambia: Prevalence, beliefs about sensitive care and quality of grandparental childcare.

Supervisors:

Haatembo Mooya

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PhD thesis defended in December 2015.

Title of the thesis: Sibling care in Zambia: Infant attachment in the context of multiple caregivers.

Supervisors:

Catherine V. Mbagaya

Department of Psychology; Maseno University, Kenya  

PhD thesis defended in December 2010.

Title of the thesis: Child maltreatment in Kenya, Zambia and The Netherlands: A cross-cultural comparison of prevalence, psychopathological sequelae and mediation by PTSS. (abstract)

Supervisors:

Beatrice Matafwali

Department of Educational Psychology, Sociology & Special Education; School of Education; University of Zambia  

PhD thesis defended in August 2010.

Title of the thesis: Literacy and Language. Relationships in first and second grade. (abstract)

Supervisor:

Ebby Mubanga M.Ed. Ed Psych.

Master of Education in Educational Psychology; University of Zambia   

Master degree earned at May 28th, 2010

 Title of thesis: The nature and prevalence of reading and  writing difficulties in grade two under the primary reading programme: the case of twelve basic schools in northern province of Zambia.

Supervisor: Prof. dr. A.G. Bus, Leiden University

Sophie Kasonde-Ng’andu, PhDSophie Kasonde, PhD

Department of Educational Psychology, Sociology & Special Education;
School of Education;
University of Zambia

PhD thesis defended in July 2007.
Title of thesis: The Effects of Loss of Parents on academic Performance and Psychosocial Adjustment of Selected Grade Five Children in Zambia. (abstract)

Supervisors:

Tamara Chansa, MSc

Department of Psychology;
University of Zambia

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Master degree earned at August 13th, 2009.
Title of thesis: Developmental differences of children raised in orphanages, adoptive families and biological families in Lusaka, Zambia.

Supervisor: Prof. dr. Robert Serpell, University of Zambia

Given Hapunda, MSc

Department of Psychology;
University of Zambia

Graduation Given Hapunda

Master degree earned at August 13th, 2009.
Title of thesis: Caregiver-child attachment and drug adherence among HIV-positive children: The effect of behavioral and emotional proclivities on adherence

Supervisor: Dr. Mwiya Imasiku, University of Zambia

Haatembo Mooya, MSc

Department of Psychology;
University of Zambia

Graduation Haatembo Mooya

Master degree earned on August 13th, 2009
Title of thesis: Child-mother interaction and child secure-base behavior in Zambia

Supervisor: Dr. Sydney Mwaba, University of Zambia