Odunayo Oluwasanmi Oluwafemi

Odunayo Oluwasanmi Oluwafemi joined the Department of Psychology Nigeria Defence Academy from the Department of Psychology Nigeria Police Academy, where he was for ten years, starting his teaching career as a pioneer member of the department in an Assistant Lecturer position and exiting as Lecturer One. He attended Garki One Primary School, Area One, Garki-Abuja; and the Federal Government College Kwali-Abuja, for both his primary and secondary education. He bagged a second-class upper Bachelor of Science degree in General and Applied Psychology from the University of Jos; and a Master of Science degree in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of Ibadan. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Psychology at the University of Jos.

O.O. Oluwafemi is both a member of the Nigerian Psychological Association (MNPA) and the Nigerian Association of Social Psychologists. He has published academic research papers in both international and local journals on diverse psychological interests using police, police cadet and civilian populations.


  1. Oluwafemi, O.O., Mwantu, E.N., & Orshi, J.O.E. (2023). Resilience resources influencing coping strategies adopted among transferred Nigerian police officers. Nigerian Psychological Research, 8(2), 1-10.
  2. Oluwafemi, O.O., Mwantu, E.N., & Orshi, J.O.E. (2023). The moderating role of neurotic personality in police work stress and maladaptive coping. African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 26(3), 16-26.
  3. Adebusuyi, A.S., Oluwafemi, O.O., & Aigboje, H.M. (2023). Perception of police misconduct and satisfaction with police: The role of confidence in police and legitimisation. African Security Review, 32(4), 387-401. DOI:10.1080/10246029.2023.2226118
  4. Abraham, E., Shittu, O.T., Bibire, H. A. & Oluwafemi, O.O. (2023). Exploring the substance abuse problem in a Police Academy in Nigeria: Implications for its cadets and authority. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, 21 (1 & 2), 18-37. hps://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajdas.v21i1-2.2
  5. Oluwafemi, O.O., Mebu, V.A., & Legbeti, G.O. (2021). Ethical leadership not likeness engenders subordinates’ affective commitment to squad among police cadets. Sub-Sahara African Journal of Psychology and Contemporary Issues, Volume 1, Number 1, 253-261.
  6. Oluwafemi, O.O., Bibire, A.H., Mebu, V.A., Dung, P.H., & Aderibigbe, J.K. (2020). Conditional indirect effect of gender and school on internet use for academic activities and social-moral development among secondary school students in Nigeria. Cogent Social Sciences, 6: 1748478, doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2020.1748478
  7. Oluwafemi, O.O., & Mebu, V.A. (2019). Influence of social intelligence and EPQ personality dimensions on religious tolerance among cadets of Nigeria Police Academy. Journal of Positive Psychology and Counselling, Volume 3, Number 1, 95-107.
  8. Oluwafemi, O.O. (2018). Role of religious orientation, humility and personality traits in the tolerance of other’s religion among police cadets. Nigerian Journal of Psychology, Volume 21, Number 1, 237-248.
  9. Oluwafemi, O.O., & Abu, S.H. (2018). Leaders’ ethical behaviour as predictors of affective commitment to squads among cadets of Nigeria Police Academy. Nigerian Journal of Social Psychology, Volume 1, Issue 1, 24-34.
  10. Mwantu, E.N., & Oluwafemi, O.O. (2018). Influence of self-esteem, religious orientation and perceived work condition on death anxiety among police personnel. Jos Journal of Social Issues, Volume 11, Number 1, 61-74.
  11. Oluwafemi, O.O., Kaburuk, S.D., & Bibire, A.H. (2015). Perceived self-efficacy as moderator of operational stress on perceptions of job performance among some Nigeria Police officers. Jos Journal of Social Issues, Volume 8, Number 1, 422-435.
  12. Oluwafemi, O.O., Akika A., & Aderibigbe, J.K. (2015). Stress type and death anxiety as predictors of job performance among some police personnel in Lagos state. Ife PsychologIA: An International Journal of Psychology in Africa, 23 (2): 71-80.
  13. Oluwafemi, O.O., & Kaburuk S.D. (2014). Terrorism and mental psyche: Reconsidering self-esteem, cultural worldviews, mortality salience, and worldview defense constructs in the Nigerian psychological research process. Nigerian Journal of Psychology, Volume 20, 1, 75-88.



    1. Oluwafemi, O.O. (2022). Police Psychology. In E.D. Odivwri & U.E. Abraham (Eds.),

Nigeria Police Force: Crime Prevention and Control

    (pp. 189-215). Ahmadu Bello University Press Ltd.