Academic Staff

  21 Feb 2017



Duru, Fidelia Amara

Name: Duru, Fidelia Amara

Lecturer I

Area of Specialization:  Industrial Sociology

Date of Birth:  28th April, 1965


Academic Qualifications:

(a)     FSLC:        1976, Akawa Community School, Nneato, Umunneochi LGA, Abia State

(b)     WAEC/GCE/NAPTEB 1996/1989

(c)     Diploma in Mass Communication (1996), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (Merit).

(d)     B.Sc in Government and Public Administration (2000), Abia State University Uturu, (Second Class Upper Division).

(d)     Certificate in Computer Appreciation, Microsoft Words etc, 2002, Abia State University, Uturu.

(e)     Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), 2006,

Abia State University, Uturu.

(g)     M.Sc in Industrial Sociology and Personnel

Management, 2000, Abia State University, Uturu.

(h)     Ph.D in Industrial Sociology, September 2010 till date (in view), University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Supervisors: Professor D.S. Obikeze and Dr E.E. Uwakwe.  Topic:

“Leadership Style and Workers’ Job Satisfaction in Tertiary Institutions in Imo State, Nigeria”.


Research Collaborations

(i)      A member of the Research Team, 2012:  United Nations Population Fund in conjunction with World Bank on Maternal and Child Health Care Delivery in Nigeria. The research was carried out in some selected Local Government Areas in Abia State.

(ii)      A member of the Research Team, Ohafia Descent System, 2016 TET fund



(i)      Award of Excellence Service by Humanities and Social Sciences Students Association (HUMSSA), 2013/2014.

(ii)      Award of Excellence as an Academic Pillar by the Nigerian Sociological and Anthropological Students Association (NASA), Abia State University,


Membership of Professional Bodies

(i)      Member, Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association of Nigeria, 2011.

(ii)      Member, Nigerian Society for Psychological Research, 2015.


Current Research Interest

My main areas of research interest include Gender related issues, leadership and rural development.


Publications: Articles in Learned Journals:

(a)     Duru, Fidelia Amara (2015). Youths in commercial Motorcycling and Socio-Economic Development of Urban Location of Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, Journal of the Nigerian Society for Psycho-social Research, 5(1), 100-108.

(b)     Fidelia A. Duru (2011).   Indecent Dressing among Nigerian Youths and its Socio-Cultural Implications, ABSU Journal of Social Sciences, 1, 204.

(c)     Fidelia A. Duru and Amaugo, Ijeoma (2015). Transformational Leadership Style and Workers’ Job Satisfaction in some Selected Banks in Umuahia, Abia State, Abia Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 7(1), 41-57.

(d)     Ogadinma Ikonne and F.A. Duru (2015). Socio-Economic Aspects of Deaths by Diseases in Abia Central Senatorial Zone, Abia Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 7(1), 1-23.

(e)     Duru, Fidelia Amara and Ikonne Ogadinma (2016). Job Related Stress and Family Role Expectations among Female Workers of Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria. Journal Nigerian Society of Psychosocial Research, 5(2).

(f)   Ogadinma, Ikonne, R.O. Nwapi and F.A. Duru (2015). Local Government Administration and the Challenge of Harnessing the Potentials of Rural Women, Research journal’s Journal of Sociology.

(g)  Duru, F. A. (2013).  Credible Leadership a Key to Organizational Success, Journal of Association of for the Improvement of Leadership and Standard of Nigeria’s Educational System.

(h) Duru, Fidelia Amara (2012). Women’s Political Participation and Socio-Economic Development of Nigeria. Book of Proceedings of International Conference on Gender, Education and Globalization.

(i)      Dura, F. A. (2013). Indigeneship and Problem of National Integration. Book of Proceedings Historical Society of Nigeria, South-East, Second annual Conference.


Book Publication:

(i)      Women and Society (2014) by Duru, Fidelia Amara


Book Chapters:

(a)      Onyike, B. N. & Duru, Fidelia Amara (2013). Social Institutions and Youth’s Moral Decadence: Impacts on Nation Building, in   Gregory Chima Nwizu, (ed). Citizenship Education,

(b)   Duru, F. A. (2012). Women as Catalysts for Socio-Economic Development in Nigeria. A Chapter in the book: Issues on Contemporary Social Discourse edited by J.I. Onuoha and S.N. Ezeribe.