Personal Information


Dr. Hezron Onditi


Contact Address:

P.O Box 2329,Dar es Salaam,
Email: hezron.onditi@duce.ac.tz


Dr. Hezron Zacharia Onditi is a lecturer in education and psychology. He holds his Ph.Din the area of developmental and educational Psychologyfrom the University of British Columbia and M.A (Applied Social Psychology) and B.Ed (Psychology, 1st class hons) from the University of Dar es Salaam. Using socio-ecological model, Dr. Onditi's research interest and teaching broadly revolves around:School climate; Schoolbullying and cyberbullying; Technology and Media in Children and youthsdevelopment; Peer relations and violence; Teacher-student relationships; Violence against children and coping strategies;Parenting; Moral disengagement in children and youth; Social skills;Socio-emotional learning; Motivation in school; and Classroom assessment, management and learning. Currently, he is researching on cyberbullying and the impact of technology and media on Tanzanian children and youth. Based on his research work, he is currently a member of the Tanzanian child online safety task force. In addition, Dr. Onditiis a member of international Bullying Research Network (BRNet);a member of Promoting Relationship and Eliminating Violence (PREVNet), Canada; and a member of Social Emotional Education Research Lab (SEED) and Developmental Change and Technology Research Lab (DCTech) at the University of British Columbia. He is also a founding member of the Tanzanian Psychological Association (TAPA).



  1. Shapka, J. D., Onditi, H. Z., Lapidot, N., & Collie, B. J. (2018). Cyberbullying andCybervictimization within a cross cultural context: A study of Canadian and Tanzanianadolescents. Child Development, 89(1), 89-99.

  2. Onditi, H. Z. (in press). Tanzanian Adolescents in the Digital Age of CellPhones and Internet: Access, Use, and Risks.

  3. Onditi, H. Z. (2016). Kuria male adolescents and career choice experiences: The role of careers knowledge and significant others. Papers in Education and Development,33/34,86-106.

  4. Waugh, M., &Onditi, H. Z. (2015). The applicability of Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development towards pre-service teacher training in Tanzania. Journal of Education,Humanities and Sciences, 4(2), 19-34.

  5. Onditi, H. Z., Moses, I., &Masath, F. B. (2014). Psychosocial stressors and help-seeking behaviour among undergraduate student teachers in Tanzania. International Journal of Learning and Development, 4(1), 98-114.