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Dr. Grace Gatune Murithi

Dr. Grace Gatune Murithi

Lecturer

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,

Department: Social Sciences,

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Educational Psychology/ Lecturer

WORK EXPERIENCE
2019 to Date: Lecturer in the department of Social Sciences
2016 to 2019: Senior Student Counselor in the Students Welfare Department and Lecturer in the department of Education – Chuka University
2000 to 2015: TSC teacher – Ikuu Boys High School
2011 – 2015: Part-time Tutor in Chuka University, Nazarene University and Mt. Kenya University
1994 to 1999: TSC teacher- Kanyakine Boys High school

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT/ AWARDS
Awarded a certificate for exemplary services to Chuka University (2018) by the Chuka University Council
Awarded prize for the Best girl of year 1987 (Kiurani sec school)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
Member of Kenya Guidance, Counselling and Psychological Association (KGCPA)
Member of Kenya University Professionals Counsellors Association (KUPCA)

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology – Chuka University
Masters (M.Ed.) in Educational psychology – Kenyatta University
Bachelor of Education B.Ed. (Arts) Kenyatta University

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
1. Impact of Psychosocial Adaptation on Academic Achievement among Students: A Comparative Study of Boys and Girls in Boarding Secondary Schools in Meru County, Kenya (2015)
2. The Role of Guidance and Counselling in helping Students to be Well-adjusted in Selected Secondary Schools in Magumoni Division, Meru- South District, Kenya. (2004)

PUBLICATIONS
1. Gatune, G. M., (2019) Psychological Factors Contributing to Quarter Life Crisis among University Graduates from a Kenyan University. International Journal for Research and Novelty ID AP-1903-01
2. Murithi, G.G., (2019) Impact of Self Esteem Adaptation on Academic Achievement among Students: A Study of Public Day Secondary Schools in Meru County, Kenya. International Journal of Contemporary Applied Researchers (IJCAR). Volume 6, Issue 3 (March 2019)
3. Murithi, G.G., (2019) Impact of Self Esteem Adaptation on Academic Achievement among Students. A Comparative Study of Boys and Girls in Boarding Secondary Schools in Meru County, Kenya. International Journal of Education and Research (IJER) Volume 7 No.1 January 2019; pg 33-40
4. Monica B.O. and Grace G.M., (2018). Psychosocioeconomic Challenges of Student Motherhood and Coping Mechanisms: A Multiple Case Study of Two Student Mothers in Kenyan Universities.International Journals of Innovative Research and Knowledge (IJIRK) Volume 3 No.4 April 2018; pg 108-114
5. Murithi, G.G., Nyaga, V.K. & Barchok, H.K. (2016). Impact of Interpersonal Adaptation on Academic Achievement among Students. A Comparative Study of Boys and Girls in Boarding Secondary Schools in Meru County, Kenya. International Journal of Education and Research, 3(8): 283-292
6. Murithi, G.G., Nyaga, V.K. & Barchok, H.K. (2015). Impact of Attitudinal Adaptation on Academic Achievement among Students. A Comparative Study of Boys and Girls in Boarding Secondary Schools in Meru County, Kenya. Journal of Education and Practice, Vol.6, No.23, 2015 pg 36-4
7. Murithi, G.G and Nyaga, V. K., (2019). Effectiveness of Guidance and Counselling Services on University Students: Development of Social and Personal Competencies: A Comparative Study of Public and Private Universities in Kenya (to be published)

POST GRADUATE TOPICS SUPERVISED
1.Factors Influencing Academic Performance of Orphaned Children in Public Primary Schools in Laare Division, Igembe North, Meru, Kenya
2.Selected Factors that affect School Completion Rate of Boys in Public Day Secondary Schools in Mbeere South Sub Location, Embu County, Kenya
3.Impact of Life Skills Training on Students Behavior in Secondary Schools in Maara Sub County, Kenya
4.Relationship between Paternal Alcoholism and Psychosocial Well Being of Nuclear Family Members in Muran’ga County, Kenya
5.Effectiveness of Constructivists Teaching Approach on Learners – Achievement and Motivation in Biology among Secondary Schools in Igembe Central Sub- County, Meru County

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