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Mr. McDonald Matika


Doctor of Philosophy Candidate, Industrial and Organisational Psychology (University of Zimbabwe), Masters of Science in Occupational Psychology (UZ), Bachelor Science(Hons) in Psychology (University of Zimbabwe), Diploma in Industrial Relations (University of Zimbabwe).

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Mental Wellness in the Workplace, Leadership Development, Personality

Faculty: Social And Behavioural Sciences
Department: Psychology
Research Category: Behavioral Sciences

McDonald Matika is a lecturer and researcher in industrial/organisational psychology at the University of Zimbabwe. His main research interest is on mental and physical wellness in workplaces. A proponent of positive psychology and psychological assessment, his focus is on individuals and organisations can be assisted by evidence based approaches. He actively pursues cross-cultural research focusing on enabling individuals reach their full potential. Individuals are differentiated by their personality and intelligence. He is currently pursuing a PhD in work stress, the role of personality and psychological capital and copping strategies.

Phone: +263 242 772904754

1. Matika M.C., Mhizha, S., & Makunike B, (2017). Psychological Capital and Organisational Change. Zimbabwe’s Journey Through Hell from Hyperinflation to Dollarisation. In: A. Makochekanwa & C. Manyeruke (eds.). The Impact of Dollarisation on Zimbabwe. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications.
2. Matika, M. C., (2016). Psychology in Africa: Prospects for a Black Psychology? In Knowledge Production and African Universities. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications.
3. Mhizha S., Tandire, J., Muromo, T., & Matika, M. (2016). Ecological self-image and behaviours for children living on the streets of Harare, Development Southern Africa, 33(1), 39–52.
4. Matika M.C & Mangena F. (2014). An ethical Analysis of the Behavioural Correlates of Excessive Executive Entitlement in Zimbabwe. Zambezia, 41(1), 58-72.

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