Staff Profiles

Prof Magen Mhaka Mutepfa

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Faculty of Social Sciences

Psychology

Associate Professor

Location: 225/014
Phone: 355 5699
Email Prof Magen Mhaka Mutepfa

PhD Public Health

MEdPsych Masters in Educational Psychology

BSc Bachelor of Science in Psychology

BA Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology

 

Magen Mutepfa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Botswana. She teaches psychology and public health courses. Previously she was a teaching assistant in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney (NSW), and was a recipient of Australia International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and Australian Postgraduate Award. Prior to attaining a doctoral degree, she worked as coordinator counsellor at the University of Zimbabwe. She was also employed as a Guidance and Counselling Officer in the Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture in Zimbabwe where she championed advocacy on HIV/AIDs and substance abuse. She is a registered psychologist with more than 10 years of cross-discipline experience in psycho-therapy support services, more than 10 years of teaching experience, and has also worked as a Research Consultant for Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation (4 years). Her current research is on the Impact of health-related characteristics on Mental Health and Quality of Life (QOL) of older people in Botswana, and Personal and Family Coping with COVID-19 in Global South. She has published more than 42 articles in well-renown journals and books. She is the Botswana Liaison Officer for Pass It On Network, an organization accredited to the United Nations and a member of 4SD. She is also an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Psychology in Africa and School Psychology Review Journal.

Research proposals, Research Paper, Social psychology, Psychometrics and Assessment,  Educational Tests and measurement. Communicable and non-communicable diseases, Health Psychology, Applied Psychology, Psychological Challenges of HIV and AIDs and Substance Use, Introduction to Psychology, Child development and adolescence, Psychology of Adulthood and Aging, Statistics in Psychology. Categorical Analysis and Regression, Qualitative and quantitative methods.

Physical and Mental Health, Quality of Life, Wellbeing, Anxiety and Depression, Aging, Somatization and Social Impairment, HIV and AIDS, Abuse, Child development, Resilience

Physical and Mental Health, Quality of Life, Wellbeing, Anxiety and Depression, Aging, HIV and AIDS, Abuse, determinants of health, Resilience

Magen Mhaka-Mutepfa & Shathani Rampa. (2021). Workplace bullying and mobbing: autoethnography and meaning-making in the face of adversity in academia, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2021.1991028

Tapera R, Mbongwe B, Mhaka-Mutepfa M., et al. (2020) The theory of planned behavior as a behavior change model for tobacco control strategies among adolescents in Botswana. PLOS ONE 15(6): e0233462

Mhaka-Mutepfa, M., & Maundeni, T. (2019). The Role of Faith in Resilience in Sub-Saharan African Children. The International Journal of Community and Social Development, 1(3), 211–233.

Tapera, R. Mhaka-Mutepfa, M et al.(2019).The use of the Health Belief Model in determining the factors associated with breast cancer screening among female students in Botswana, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 57:4, 203-216

 

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