Grace Kibanja

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Educational, Social and Organizational Psychology
Senior Lecturer


Baluku, M.M., Kikooma, J.F., & Kibanja, G.M. (2016).  Does personality of owners of micro enterprises matter for the relationship between startup capital and entrepreneurial success? African Journal of Business Management, 10(1), 13-23. Doi 10.5897/AJBM2015.7738

Baluku, M.M., Kikooma, J.F., & Kibanja, G.M.(2016). Psychological Capital and the Startup Capital – Entrepreneurial Success Relationship. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship. doi: 10.1080/08276331.2015.1132512.

Johnson, L.R., Kibanja, G.M., Abdelkader, A., Dalley, M., Wu Ting, Akhurst, J., Banda, D., Scruggs, N., Correia, E., & Castanheira, H. (2013). African Perspectives on  Invasion. In K. Malley-Morrison, S. McCarthy, & D. Hines (Eds.), International Handbook of War, Torture and Terrorism (pp 421 – 441). NewYork: Springer

Kibanja, G.M., Johnson, L.R., Dalley, M., Scruggs, N., Akhurst, J., Famose, A., Castanheira, H., Correia, E. & Tastle, W. (2013). African perspectives on peaceful social protests. In K. Malley-Morrison, A. Mercurio, & G. Twose, (Eds.), International handbook of peace and reconciliation (pp 217 – 236). NewYork: Springer.

Kibanja, G.M., Johnson, L.R., & Kajumba -Mayanja, M. (2012). Ethno cultural conflict in Uganda: Politics based on ethnic divisions inflame tensions across the country. In R. Albert & D. Landis (Eds.), Handbook of Ethno political Conflict: International Perspective (pp 403 – 435). NewYork: Springer

Kibanja, G.M. & Munene, J.C. (2015). Gender, Cultural Values, and Political Participation: A Comparison between Teachers and University Students in Uganda. African Review, 42(1), 79-99.

Kibanja, G.M. & Munene, J.C. (2009). A Gender Analysis of bank loan negotiations in Uganda. Journal of African Business, 10(1), 105 – 120.

Kibanja, G.M. & Munene, J.C. (2011). Cultural and Gender dimensions in business negotiations. In  L. Mafera & H. Musahara (Eds). Setting of New Social Science Research Agendas for Africa in the 21st century. Addis Ababa: OSSREA Publications. 

Kikooma,J.F., Munene, J.C., Nyende, P. & Kibanja, G.M. (2005). Understanding and predicting student’s dishonesty: development of a measure of dishonest and unreliable behaviours. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 15(1), 81 – 87.

Kiyaga, A. & Kibanja, G.M.(in press). Towards Minimizing Cognitive Interference during the Learning Process: Efficacious Coping Strategies. In Contemporary Issues in Educational Research, Policies and Practice in the Global South (Eds).

Munene J.C., Schwartz, S. H, & Kibanja G.M (2005). Escaping from Behavioral Poverty in Uganda: The role of Culture and Social Capital. Kampala: Fountain Publishers.

Munene, J.C., Schwartz, S., Smith, P., Kibanja, G., Akande, D. & Udwin, M. (2000). Culture and Productivity: Exploration into the cultural dimensions of African Productivity. In Prah, K.K. & Ahmed, A.G (Eds.). Africa in Transformation (pp1-27). Addis Ababa: OSSREA Publications. 

Rukundo, A. & Kibanja, G.M. (2015). Sources and Means of Obtaining Psychoactive Substances among Adolescents in Public Secondary Schools in Uganda: A Qualitative Approach. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1(1), 57 – 67.

Rukundo, A. & Kibanja, G.M. (2015).Students’ Perceptions regarding Interventions to Reduce Substance Use and its Concomitant Impact on Competence among Adolescents in Public Secondary Schools in Uganda. Journal of Educational Science & Psychology, 5(67), 39-50.

Rukundo, A., Kibanja, G.M., & Steffens, K. (in press).  Prevalence of Psychoactive Substance Use among  Adolescents in Public Secondary Schools in Uganda.  International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, IJADR)

Rukundo, A., Kibanja, G.M., & Steffens, K. (2016).  Factors Influencing  Psychoactive Substance Use among Adolescents in Public Secondary Schools in Uganda. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, IJADR)

Rukundo, A., Kibanja, G.M., & Steffens, K. (2014).  Psychoactive Substance Use and School Performance among   Adolescents in Public Secondary Schools in Uganda. Higher Education Studies, 4(6), 62-68.

Ongoing research work/projects:

  1. The politics of Change: A transition of Cultural Values in Uganda
  2. Relevance of the Most Significant Change Technique in the Evaluation of Community Development Programs.
  3. The Impact of Citizen Voice and Action on Gender Relations in Uganda.

Research interests:

Cultural values, Political Behavior, Gender Relations, Civic Engagement, Negotiations, Conflict and Peace Building.

Contact (phone, email or both): or

Phone: +256-712-811177