Dr. (Mrs.)

ARIYO Motunrayo Adijat 

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Motunrayo Ariyo is a Counselling Psychologist ad a Senior Lecturer in Child Development and Family Studies Unit, Department of Home Science and Management, College of Food Science and Human Ecology, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. She obtained her doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and she teaches both the undergraduate and postgraduate students in Child Development and Family Studies. Her research focus is on adolescent development, parenting and marriage. She had contributed to the capacity development in Child Development and Family Studies as a Counselling Psychologist for parents and adolescents. I have successfully supervised over One hundred (100) undergraduate projects; six (6) Master Dissertations as Major Supervisor with one (1) and, three (3) on-going Ph.D. thesis and Master Dissertations respectively.

She is a member of the Nigerian Association of University Women and Canadian Psychological Association since 2004 and 2008 respectively. She has published over 20 journals in learned journals.

Dr. (Mrs.) Ariyo joined the services of the University on 5th September, 2003 as Assistant Lecturer and rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer on 1st October, 2014. She has twenty-three (23) articles, nineteen (19) of which are published in reputable local and foreign journals, while four (4) are accepted articles in local journals. All publications are of high quality and relevant to her specialised area of Child Development and Family Studies. She teaches and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has successfully supervised over hundred (100) undergraduate students’ projects and six (6) dissertations. Currently, she is a Major Supervisor for one (1) Ph.D. and three (3) Master Students.

Dr. (Mrs.) Ariyo also rendered valuable services at both Departmental and University levels such as; member Postgraduate committee of COLFHEC (2011-2014), Postgraduate Departmental co-ordinator (2010-2014), Member, Research development committee COLFHEC (2009-2014), Member Dr. (Mrs.) Ariyo joined the services of the University on 5th September, 2003 as Assistant Lecturer and rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer on 1st October, 2014. She has twenty-three (23) articles, nineteen (19) of which are published in reputable local and foreign journals, while four (4) are accepted articles in local journals. All publications are of high quality and relevant to her specialised area of Child Development and Family Studies. She teaches and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has successfully supervised over hundred (100) undergraduate students’ projects and six (6) dissertations. Currently, she is a Major Supervisor for one (1) Ph.D. and three (3) Master Students.

Dr. (Mrs.) Ariyo rendered valuable services at both Departmental and University levels such as; member Postgraduate committee of COLFHEC (2011-2014), Postgraduate Departmental co-ordinator (2010-2014), Member, Research development committee COLFHEC (2009-2014), Member, Admission committee, FUNAAB (2007-2011). Dr. (Mrs) Ariyo is a competent and hardworking lecturer who is committed to duties and responsibilities. Her research has contributed to the capacity development in Child Development and Family Studies as a Counselling Psychologist for parents and adolescents.

Dr. (Mrs.) Ariyo is a member of the Nigerian Society for Educational Psychologist (NISEP), Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), Family and Consumer Sciences of Nigeria (FACSSON), Nigeria Association of University Women (NAUW), Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and International Federation of University Women (IFUW). As a scholar, she has attended several training programmes and conferences. Furthermore, she is very versatile in Guidance and Counselling with respect to Women, Adolescents and Children.

Admission committee, FUNAAB (2007-2011). Dr. (Mrs) Ariyo is a competent and hardworking lecturer who is committed to duties and responsibilities. Her research has contributed to the capacity development She is a member of the Nigerian Society for Educational Psychologist (NISEP), Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), Family and Consumer Sciences of Nigeria (FACSSON), Nigeria Association of University Women (NAUW), Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and International Federation of University Women (IFUW). As a scholar, she has attended several training programmes and conferences. Furthermore, she is very versatile in Guidance and Counselling with respect to Women, Adolescents and Children.

Ph.D, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria 2003
M.Ed., University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria 1987
B.Ed., University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria 1985
A Level, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria 1982
O Level, Iseyin District Grammar School, Iseyin, Oyo North, Nigeria 1979

i. Research Completed:
1. Counselling especially women, adolescent and children in the area of sustainable family and communal relationship for good health and well-being

ii. Research in Progress:
1. Parent-Adolescent Communication and sexual risk behaviours among Secondary School Students in Abeokuta South Local Government, Ogun State.
2. Long distance relationship and its effects on marital sustainability among couples in Ogun State.

(a) Best Corper, Kaduna State NYSC Secretariat Kaduna State, Nigeria September 1986
(b) Best Corper of the Year, Command Secondary School, Kaduna 1985-1986.
(c) Award for Excellent Service, NAUW, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Chapter, 2012.

i. Member, The Nigeria Society for Educational Psychologist (NISEP) 2005 to Date
ii. Member, Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) 1986 to Date
iii. Member, Family and Consumer Sciences of Nigeria (FACSSON) 2012 to Date
iv. Member, Nigeria Association of University Women (NAUW) 2003 to Date
v. Member, Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) 2008 to Date
vi. Member, International Federation of University Women (IFUW) 2003 to Date

1. 7th Annual National Conference (2018). Sustainable National Development: Role of Consumer Sciences. Family and Consumer Sciences Society of Nigeria (FACSSON) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 6th – 10th November 2018 (Paper read) – Life of empty nesters in Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria.

2. The 19th Annual International Conference (2018). Evolving Options for Sustainable Family Wellbeing amid Socio Economic Changes and Challenges/ Multi-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Perspectives and Imperatives. Home Economics Research Association of Nigeria (HERAN) at Faculty of Education Auditorium, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State, 19-22 September 2018 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria (Paper read) – Prevalence and Management Practices of Epileptic Seizure Among Orphans in Vulnerable Children Homes in Abeokuta, Nigeria.

3. Ghana Home-Economics Association Biennial Conference (2017). Home – Economics for Sustainable Job Creation and Healthy Life-Style in Africa. 27th -28th July, 2017. University of Ghana, Legon (Paper read) – Family-work balance and coping factors among married women and men in selected tertiary institution in Odeda Local Government, Ogun State.

4. Third Annual National Conferences (2014). Innovation and Sustainability through Family and Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences Societies of Nigeria (FACSSON) Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta. 26th-28th June 2014 (Co-Authored Paper read and Submitted for Publication) Psychosocial Factors Affecting Attitudes and Practices of Child Nutrition among Women in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria.
5. Second Annual National Conferences (2012). Issue and Challenges in Family Development in the 21st Century The Role of Consumer Sciences. Family and Consumer Sciences Society of Nigeria (FACSSON) University of Uyo, Uyo 12-16 November 2012 (Paper read and published) – Parental Management of Adolescents Rebellious Behaviors; Implication for Counselling Vol. 2(2) 5-15.
6. First Annual National Conferences (2011). Stemming the Tides of Mass Unemployment in Developing Countries: The Role of Consumer Sciences. Family and Consumers Sciences Society of Nigeria (FACSSON) 7-11 November 2011 Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife Nigeria (Paper read and published) – Mothers Anger on Teenagers Psychological Behaviors – Selected Teenagers Perception.
7. Zonta 59th Conferences (2008). End Violence against Women Worldwide- June 27- July 2, 2008 in Dolen, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
8. Carnegie Partnership National Seminar (2006). “Emerging Gender Issues and the Development of Gender Policies for Nigeria Universities” Held at University of Jos from 20-21 April 2006. Paper Presented: Gender Empowerment within the University Set-up.

Thesis, Dissertation and Project:
1. Sadiq, A.M. (2003). Enhancing Marital competence of Selected Professional Women Bankers Through Reflective Skills and Taoist Conflict Resolution Technique (Ph.D. Thesis). University of Ibadan.
2. Sadiq, A.M. (1987). Functions of Personnel Managers in Some Nigerian Industrial Establishments (M.Ed. Dissertation), University of Ibadan.
3. Sadiq, A.M. (1985). Home Background and Pupils’ Behaviour Problems in Schools. (B.Ed. Project), University of Ibadan.

(b). Journal Articles in Print
1. Ariyo, A.M., Sotayo, O.M., Olurin, T.K and Eni-Olorunda, J.T. (2020). Sexual Communication between Parents and Adolescents: Perception of Secondary School Students in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences 11(4), 112 -121. A Scopus-indexed Journal Published by Richtmann, United Kingdom. DOI: https://doi.org/10.36941/mjss-2020-0046
2. Ariyo, A. M., Adeboye, A. O. and Tanimowo, A. A. (2019): Prevalence and Care Practices of Epileptic Seizure among Children in Orphan and Vulnerable Children Homes in Abeokuta. Journal of Home Economics Research (JHER) 26(2): 158-166. Published by Home Economics Research Association of Nigeria.
3. Olurin, T.K., Ariyo, A.M. and Adubi, K.O. (2019): Responsibilities, Challenges and Coping Mechanisms of Married Individuals in Tertiary Institutions of Odeda Local Government Ares, Ogun State. Journal of Home Economics Research 26(2): 102-110. Published by Home Economics Research Association of Nigeria.
4. Ariyo, A. M and Aribisala, T.M. (2018): Analysis of Parent – Teenager’s Communication on Sex Education among Selected Parents in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria. Journal of Humanities, Social Science and Creative Arts 13(1): 111-118. Published by FUNAAB Journal of Humanities, Social Science and Creative Arts.
5. Ariyo, A. M., Osunbayo, D. I., Eni-Olorunda, J.T. and Afolabi, W. A. O. (2018): Perception on Dating, Courtship and marriage among Undergraduates in Federal Tertiary Institutions in Ogun State. Journal of Humanities, Social Science and Creative Arts 13(1): 142-152. Published by FUNAAB Journal of Humanities, Social Science and Creative Arts.
6. Ariyo, A. M. and Adesanya, A.A. (2018): Undergraduates’ Perception and Attitudes towards Prostitution. Published by Ife Journal of Theory and Research in Education (IJOTRE), 19(2): 166-174. Published by Institute of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria.
7. Ariyo, A. M., Olurin, T.K., Eni-Olorunda, J. T. and Patrick, O. (2018): Psychosocial Well-being of Vulnerable Adolescents in Orphanages in Abeokuta Metropolis. Journal of Special Education 16: 25-35. Published by the Department of Special Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
8. Eni-Olorunda, J.T., Ariyo, A.M. and Lasode, A.O. (2017): Influence of the Presence of a Child with Intellectual Disability on Marital Stability in South-West Nigeria. African Journal for the Psychological study of Social Issues 18(1): 37- 46. Published by the African Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, c/o Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
9. Afolabi, W.A.O., Ayenigba, B., Onabanjo, O.O., Sanni, S.A. and Ariyo, A.M. (2014): Socio-Demographic Determinants of Paternal Centred Child Care Practices and Under-three Children Malnutrition in Peri-urban Communities in South West Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences 35 (1): 9-14. Published by Nutrition Society of Nigeria.
10. Oladeji D. and Ariyo, A.M. (2014): Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Mate Selection among Adolescents of Reproductive Age in Nigeria. Gender and Behavior, 12(1): 6145 -6155. Published by Ife Centre for Psychological Studies and The Network of Psychological Studies of Women Issues, c/o Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
11. Abiodun, M. Gesinde., Gbadebo, O. Adejumo. and Ariyo, A. Motunrayo. (2013): Self Reported Psychosexual Lifestyles of University Students in Southwestern Nigeria: Implication for Professional Counseling Practice. Journals of Human Social Sciences, 13(3): 1-9. Published by Association of Research Society, United States of America.
12. Ariyo, A. M. (2013): Pre-marital Cohabitation Factors: Evidence from Nigeria. Psychology and Social Behavior Research. 1(4): 128-13. Published by publons.com/journal/, Netherlands.
13. Ariyo, A. M. (2013): Parental Management of Adolescents’ Rebellious Behaviors-Implication for Counselling. International Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2(2): 5-15. Published by Family and Consumer Sciences Society of Nigeria.
14. Ariyo, A. M. (2012): Parents Attachment as Correlates of Children’s Self-esteem in Abeokuta South West, Nigeria Ife Journal of Theory and Research in Educational, 14(2): 61-72. Published by Institute of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria.
15. Ariyo, A. M. (2012): An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between Cohabitation and Marital Stability in Lagos State, African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 15(2): 380-392. Published by African Society of the Psychological Study of Social Issues. c/o Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
16. Ariyo, A. M and David Oladeji (2012): Parents’ Socio-Economic Status on the Academic Performance of Selected Undergraduate Students in Ogun State Nigeria Journal of Applied Education and Vocational Research, 10(1): 92-111 published by College of Applied Education and Vocational Technology, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria.
17. Ariyo, A. M and David Oladeji. (2011): Family involvement, School Factors and Peer’s Influence as Determinants of Academic Performances among the Undergraduates in selected Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. Africa Journal for the Study of Educational Issues, 6 (1): 134-146. Published by University of Cape Coast, Accra, Ghana.
18. Ariyo, A.M. (2006): Causes of Nature of Use and Abuse of Under-Aged House Helps: Evidence. Africa Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues 9(2): 201-216. Published by African Society of the Psychological Study of Social Issues. c/o Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
19. Ariyo A. M. (2004): Poverty and Female Adolescent’s Promiscuity in Selected Urban and Rural Secondary Schools in Ibadan, Oyo State. Nigeria Journal of Applied Psychology, 8(1): 181-194. Published by Department of Guidance and Counseling, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
20. Ariyo, A.M. (2001): Empowering Women for National Development Africa. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology and Sports Facilitations, 3: 70-72. Published by Association of Educational Researchers, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

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