Known But Neglected: Reporting Psychological Research Among Nigerian Psychologists

  • Chidozie E Nwafor Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
  • Euckie U Immanel University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Harry Obi-Nwosu Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Keywords: Research, Standardization, psychologist, journal articles


This article is designed to reinstate the need for psychologists in Nigeria to brace up to the state of act and discipline scientific researchers are known for internationally given the
sensitive nature of psychological finding. To understand this need, 54 journal articles published in 5 different randomly selected psychological journals between 2006 and 2013 in Nigeria were  reviewed. These articles were reviewed in terms of the general editing and
formatting in relation to standard APA format, adherence to APA standard in method and presentation of result and referencing. The result showed that there is still need to embrace
the international standard for conducting research and reporting the finding in the
psychological journals in Nigeria. The conclusion and recommendation was focused on harmonizing the standard for psychological journal and a call for the refocusing of psychological research to applied issues that will solve the everyday problems faced by Nigerians.

How to Cite
Nwafor, C., Immanel, E., & Obi-Nwosu, H. (2018). Known But Neglected: Reporting Psychological Research Among Nigerian Psychologists. Practicum Psychologia, 5(1). Retrieved from