Research.

Quality of life

the expression of the overall subjective sense of good life in a conceptually complex but logical way.

My research measures quality of life as the expression of the overall sense of good life in a conceptually complex but logical way.

These measures are precise and include aspects of health, environment, and social relationships. Following the World Health Organization definition, quality of life measures provides us with evidence of “individual's perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in association with their goals, expectations, standards, and concerns.”

I compare these empirical pieces of evidence with other aspects of life to identify factors that facilitate or degrade quality of life. Its outcomes are aimed at helping individuals, policymakers and communities make decisions that promote better living.

My Research

My primary research interests focus on the determinants of life quality and well being of minority population.

My primary research interests focus on the determinants of life quality and well being of minority population. I use their defining experience and characteristics to provide empirical evidence aimed at facilitating life as a whole. I also conduct research related to healthcare outcome, healthcare policy, and social linking, bridging and bonding.

Health

health promotion through disease prevention, coping, and treatment.

Health research focuses on aspects of human health and aims to find better ways to prevent, cope, and treat diseases.

I aim at expanding scientific knowledge on the sociology of health by understanding how the human body, mind, and society adjust to and cope with changes in physical health, nutritional health, occupational health, and Psychological Health.

My research also aims at evaluating the quality of care, understanding treatment expectations, and outcome, access to health care and health care system evaluation.

Social capital

resources inherent in social relations and interactions that facilitate collective action.

Social capital refers to resources inherent in social relations and interactions that facilitate collective action. These resources are generally categorized as cognitive social capital and structural social capital.

My research focuses on identifying components of cognitive and structural social capital that facilitates better living among different population group by:

Bonding people or groups based on a sense of common, for example, shared culture, ethnicity or language.

Bridging people or groups that stretch beyond a shared sense of identity. For example neighbours, colleagues and associates.

Linking people or groups further up or lower down the social ladder

Social participation

maintaining and linking existing social ties and create new ones.

Broadly speaking, social participation implies finding ways to maintain and linking existing social ties and create new ones.

Social participation, engagement or social involvement research entails empirical understanding and classifications of people access to objective information, the preservation and enhancement of an enabling environment for social progress and development.

This is done by analyzing the levels of interconnectedness, and variations within these connections and by evaluating communities and individual subjective control over the key decisions that affect their wellbeing.

Following the WHO, understanding social participation is crucial for the formulation of policies to reduce gaps in health and well being and the empowerment of affected communities to become active protagonists in shaping their own health.

Socioeconomic performance

activities or characteristics that result in the growth or decline in personal or group economy and societal progress.

My research on socioeconomic performance focuses on identifying activities or characteristics that result in the growth or decline in personal or group economy and societal progress. These are measurable in both economic and social terms, e.g., education, income, occupation, and increase in life expectancy.

The endpoint of these research is to determine factors that enhance the socioeconomic performance of disadvantaged group and to see how socioeconomic factors in combination with other aspects of life provides insights into individuals and groups wellbeing.

Publications.

1. Adedeji, A. (2019). Accessing Sub-Saharan African migrant group for public health interventions, promotion, and research: The 5-wave-approach. Comparative Migration Studies, 7(1), 1–13.

2. Adedeji, A. (2021). Social capital and migrants’ quality of life: A systematic narrative review. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 22(1), 87–101.

3. Adedeji, A. (2022). Naturalizing inequality: Water, race, and biopolitics in South Africa. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 0(0), 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2022.2053560

4. Adedeji, A., Akintunde, T. Y., Idemudia, E. S., Ibrahim, E., & Metzner, F. (2021). Trust, Sociability, and Quality of Life of Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Germany. Frontiers in Sociology, 6, 741971. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2021.741971

5. Adedeji, A., & Bullinger, M. (2019). Subjective integration and quality of life of Sub-Saharan African migrants in Germany. Public Health, 174, 134–144.

6. Adedeji, A., Idemudia, E. S., Bolarinwa, O. A., & Metzner, F. (2021). Racial relations and life satisfaction among South Africans: Results from the 2017 South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS). Journal of Psychology in Africa, 31(5), 522–528. https://doi.org/10.1080/14330237.2021.1978183

7. Adedeji, A., Metzner, F., & Salahou, A. (2022a). Kontrollüberzeugung und psychische Lebensqualität von Menschen mit afrikanischer Herkunft in Deutschland – Ergebnisse einer Repräsentativerhebung. Das Gesundheitswesen, 84(1), 31–34. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1559-2553

8. Adedeji, A., Metzner, F., & Salahou, A. (2022b). [Locus of Control and the Psychological Quality of Life Among Migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in Germany: Results of a Representative Survey]. Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany)), 84(1), 31–34. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1559-2553

9. Adedeji, A., Otto, C., Kaman, A., Reiss, F., Devine, J., & Ravens-Sieberer, U. (2022). Peer Relationships and Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescents: Results From the German BELLA Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:767922. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.767922

10. Adedeji, A., Silva, N., & Bullinger, M. (2021). Cognitive and structural social capital as predictors of quality of life for sub-Saharan African migrants in Germany. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 16(3), 1003–1017.

11. Akintunde, T. Y., Chen, S., Musa, T. H., Amoo, F. O., Adedeji, A., Ibrahim, E., Tassang, A. E., Musa, I. H., & Musa, H. H. (2021). Tracking the progress in COVID-19 and vaccine safety research–a comprehensive bibliometric analysis of publications indexed in Scopus database. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 1–11.

12. Kaman, A., Otto, C., Adedeji, A., Devine, J., Erhart, M., Napp, A. K., Becker, M., Blanck-Stellmacher, U., Fertmann, R., Saier, U., & Ravens-Sieberer, U. (2021). Burden and mental health problems of children and adolescents in Hamburg during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results of the COPSY study Hamburg. Nervenheilkunde, 319–326.

13. Kaman, A., Otto, C., Adedeji, A., Devine, J., Erhart, M., Napp, A.-K., Becker, M., Blanck-Stellmacher, U., Fertmann, R., & Saier, U. (2021). Belastungserleben und psychische Auffälligkeiten von Kindern und Jugendlichen in Hamburg während der COVID-19-Pandemie. Nervenheilkunde, 40(05), 319–326.

14. Metzner, F., Adedeji, A., Wichmann, M. L.-Y., Zaheer, Z., Schneider, L., Schlachzig, L., Richters, J., Heumann, S., & Mays, D. (2022). Experiences of Discrimination and Everyday Racism Among Children and Adolescents With an Immigrant Background – Results of a Systematic Literature Review on the Impact of Discrimination on the Developmental Outcomes of Minors Worldwide. Frontiers in Psychology, 13. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.805941

15. Ravens-Sieberer, U., Kaman, A., Otto, C., Adedeji, A., Devine, J., Erhart, M., Napp, A.-K., Becker, M., Blanck-Stellmacher, U., & Löffler, C. (2020). Mental health and quality of life in children and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic—Results of the COPSY study. Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, 117(48), 828.

16. Ravens-Sieberer, U., Kaman, A., Otto, C., Adedeji, A., Devine, J., Erhart, M., Napp, A.-K., Becker, M., Blank-Stellenmacher, U., & Löffler, C. (2020). Psychische Gesundheit und Lebensqualität von Kindern und Jugendlichen während der COVID-19-Pandemie–Ergebnisse der COPSY-Studie.

17. Ravens-Sieberer, U., Kaman, A., Otto, C., Adedeji, A., Napp, A.-K., Becker, M., Blanck-Stellmacher, U., Löffler, C., Schlack, R., & Hölling, H. (2021a). Mental health and psychological burden of children and adolescents during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic-results of the COPSY study. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz, 1512–1521.

18. Ravens-Sieberer, U., Kaman, A., Otto, C., Adedeji, A., Napp, A.-K., Becker, M., Blanck-Stellmacher, U., Löffler, C., Schlack, R., & Hölling, H. (2021b). Seelische Gesundheit und psychische Belastungen von Kindern und Jugendlichen in der ersten Welle der COVID-19-Pandemie–Ergebnisse der COPSY-Studie. Bundesgesundheitsblatt-Gesundheitsforschung-Gesundheitsschutz, 64(12), 1512–1521.

19. Zurek, M., Friedmann, L., Kempter, E., Chaveiro, A. S., Adedeji, A., & Metzner, F. (2022). Haushaltsklima, Alleinleben und gesundheitsbezogene Lebensqualität während des COVID-19-Lockdowns in Deutschland. Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung, 17(2), 139–146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11553-021-00865-6 .

Teaching.