Wohabie Birhan Bitew (PhD)

Full Name Wohabie Birhan Bitew (PhD)
Academic Rank Associate Professor
Education Background
  • PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology from Addis Ababa University (2003 to 2006 E.C)
  • MA in Developmental Psychology from Addis Ababa University (1998 to 1999 E.C)
  • BeD in Pedagogical Science from Bahir Dar University (1988 to 1991 E.C)
Working Experience
  • Administrative and Students Affair Vive President of Injibara University (October 2021 to Present)
  • College of Post Graduate Studies Dean, Debre Markos University (August 2020 to October 2021)
  • Research, Community Service and Post Graduate Programs Coordinator for Institute of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Debre Markos University (2015 to 2020)
  • Department Head at Debre Markos University (2009 to 2010 and 2014 to 2015)
  • Lecturer of Developmental Psychology, DMU (2008 to 2009)
Research Interest
  • Indigenous Knowledge, Culture and Human Development
  • Marriage and Family Relationship
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Adulthood And Life-Long Learning

                                  Thesis (MA):

   Wohabie, B. (2010). Parent Adolescent conflict: Issues and Determinants (submitted to AAU, Department of Psychology).

Dissertation (PhD):

Wohabie, B. (2014). Puberty Rites for Girls (Ke Gehaja) among the Gumuz of Northwestern Ethiopia: Practices, Developmental and Psychosocial Contributions (submitted to AAU, School of Psychology).


  1. Wohabie Birhan and Teka Zewdie (2018). Marriage practices and gender role socialization among The Gumuz of Ethiopia. African Journal of History and Culture: 10(4) (51-56). DOI: 5897/AJHC2018.0406
  2. Wohabie Birhan and Haile Kassahun (2019). Types, Prevalence and Predictors of Sexual Harassment on Female Students of Higher Institutions of Ethiopia: The Case of Debre Markos University, Ethiopia. The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies ISSN 2321 – 9203.
  3. Yilkal Awoke and Wohabie Birhan (2018). Cohabitant and Legally Married Couples
    Relationship Quality. International Journal of Research in Engineering, IT and Social Sciences, ISSN 2250-0588, Impact Factor: 6.452, Volume 08 Issue 1, January 2018, Page 55-63
  4. Dagmawi Gebeyehu and Wohabie Birhan(2018). Rural Youth Migration to Debre amrkos Town: Perceived causes and Psychosocial Consequences: International Journal of Research in Engineering, IT and Social Sciences, ISSN 2250-0588, Impact Factor: 6.452, Volume 08 Issue 2, February 2018, Page 8-14.
  5. Wohabie Birhan (2018). Assessment of Preschool curriculum in Debre markos town: Implication to Quality Preschool curriculum( Abstract: Assosa University 9th Annual International research conference).
  6. Tesera Bitew , Wohabie Birhan and Demeke Wolie(2018). Prevalence and predictors of Substance use and Depression among Higher Education institutions of the Amhara region: ( Abstract: University of Gondar Annual national research Conference)
  7. Wohabie, B. (2010). Major issues and determinants of parent adolescent conflict: AV Akademiker verlag GmbH & Co.KG.
  8. Wohabie, B & Tesera B. (2007). Roommate conflict among University Students (DMU, Research Proceedings).
  9. Tesera B, Wohabie, B and Demeke, W. (2020) Perceived learning difficulty associates with depressive symptoms and substance use among students of higher educational institutions in North Western Ethiopia: A cross Sectional study .PLOS ONE 11 (1),
  10. Tesera, B. and Wohabie, B.(2021). The potential effect of depression on academic outcomes of students in higher educational institutions of northwest Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. Educational research and Reviews 16 (1), 9-15
  11. Wohabie,B GebeyehuS,S. Alem, A., Molalign,T. and Haregewoin, T. (2021). Exploring the context of teaching character education to children in preprimary and primary schools.Social science and Humanities Open, Volume 4, Issue 1, ELSEVIER, (Available online). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssaho.2021.100171

Abatihun Alehegn Sewagegn, Wohabie Birhan Bitew, Tesera Bitew Fenta & Askalemariam Adamu Dessie (2022) The status of early childhood care and education in northwest Ethiopia: an investigation from quality perspective, International Journal of Early Years Education, DOI: 10.1080/09669760.2022.2037073.Taylor and Francis, Routledge.


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