Selected Student Projects


Doctoral graduates 2016

  • K.V. Rampagane 2016. Marriage Dynamics and fertility in the era of HIV: A case study of Mahikeng Local Municipality, North West Province, South Africa. A PhD thesis submitted to North-West University, Mahikeng Campus as a fulfilment for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The candidate was admitted as a Doctor of Philosophy of the North-West University, Mahikeng Campus on 9 October 2016.
  • Elizabeth Nansubuga. 2016.  Prevalence and predictors of maternal near miss in Central Uganda. A community approach. A PhD thesis submitted to the North-West University, Mahikeng Campus in fulfilment for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
  • Phidelia Doegah. 2016. The Relationship between Lifestyle Behaviours and Body Mass Index (BMI): The Case of Youth in Ghana. Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Population Studies at the Mahikeng Campus of the North-West University (supervised by Professor AY Amoateng).


Masters 2016

  • Doni Joseph Mosimanekgosi. 2016. Exploring correlates of adolescent fertility in Malawi. A dissertation submitted as a partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Population and Sustainable Development in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of the North-West University, Mahikeng Campus. The candidate was admitted to the degree of Master of Philosophy of the North-West University, Mahikeng Campus on 9 October 2016.
  • Ayiga, N. & Osuafor, G.N. Religiosity and contextual factors on alcohol consumption among South African university students. Paper presented at the Southern African Population Association Conference at Witwatersrand University Johannesburg from 30 September to 2 October, 2015. 
  • Ayiga, N. Financial abuse of older persons in South Africa. Pensioner financial abuse workshop at the Weill Cornell Medical College, University of Cornell, 6 to 7 June 2016: New York, USA. Invite-only workshop.


Selected staff publications

Prof AY Amoateng

  • Amoateng, A.Y. Sense of belonging and acceptance of diversity: The case of undergraduate students at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. South African Journal of Sociology, 47(2): 95–118.
  • Heaton, T.B., Crookston, B., Pierce, H. & Amoateng, A.Y. Social inequality and children’s health in Africa: a cross sectional study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15:1–14.
  • Amoateng, A.Y., Doegah, P.T. & Udomboso, C. Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Dietary Behaviour among Young Ghanaians Aged 15-34 Years. Journal of Biosocial Science, doi: 10.1017/S0021932016000456: 1–19.
  • Amoateng A.Y. & Setlalentoa B.M.P. 2017. Does religion affect alcohol and tobacco use among students at North-West University, South Africa?

Prof N. Ayiga

  • Ayiga, N. & Kigozi, S. 2016. Access to and uptake of contraception by women with disabilities. Journal of Social Sciences, 12(4):171–181. DOI: 10.2844/jssp.2016.171.181.
  • Bariagaber, H., Towongo, M.F. & Ayiga, N. 2016. Determinants of the Disparities in Antenatal Care and Delivery Care Services in Uganda. Journal of Ethno-Medicine, 10(4): 411–424.
  • Nansubuga, E., Ayiga, N. & Moyer, C.A. 2016. Prevalence of maternal near miss and community-based risk factors in Central Uganda. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 135:214–220.
  • Osuafor, G. &  Ayiga, N. 2016. Risky Sexual Behaviour among married and cohabiting women and its implication for sexually transmitted infections in Mahikeng, South Africa. Sexuality & Culture 20:805–823. DOI 10.1007/s12119-016-9360-3.

Prof ES Idemudia

  • Fagbamigbe, A.F., Adebayo, S.B. & Idemudia, E.S. 2016. Women Marital Status and HIV Prevalence in Nigeria: Ingredients for Evidence-based Programming. International Journal of Infectious Diseases,
  • Fagbamigbe, F.A. & Idemudia, E.S. 2016. Survival Analysis of Timing of First Childbirth and its Prognostic Factors in Nigeria. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16:102 DOI 10.1186/s12884-016-0895-y.
  • Lawal, A.M. & Idemudia, E.S. 2016. Examining the influence of HIV Knowledge and Perceived Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS on Attitude towards Use of Personal Clipper in Ibadan, Nigeria. Gender & Behaviour, 14(1), 6944–6951.
  • Akinlo, A., Idemudia, E.S., Ogunjuyigbe, P.O. & Solanke, B.L. 2016 Women’s empowerment Status and Exposure to Maternal Mortality risks in Nigeria. Gender & Behaviour, 14 (1), 7085–7099.
  • Idemudia, E.S., Moamogwe, K. & Maepa, M. 2016. Dynamics of Gender, Age, Father Involvement and Adolescents’ Self-Harm and Risk-taking Behaviour in South Africa. Gender & Behaviour 14(1), 6846–6859.

Prof ME Palamuleni