Assistant lecturer, Dar Es Salaam University College Of Education

MA (Applied Social Psychology), University of Dar es Salaam, PhD candidate in Psychology at Bielefeld University


  • Research Methods in Education
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Education
  • Social Psychology


  • Child violence and mental-health
  • Developmental psychology
  • Teacher satisfaction.




  1. Scharpf, F., Kirika, A., Masath, F. B., Mkinga, G., Ssenyonga, J., Nyarko-Tetteh, E., Nkuba, M., Karikari, A. K., & Hecker, T. (2021). Reducing physical and emotional violence by teachers using the intervention Interaction Competencies with Children – for Teachers (ICC-T): study protocol of a multi-country cluster randomized controlled trial in Ghana, Tanzania, and Uganda. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11950-y
  2. Scharpf, F., Mueller, S. C., Masath, F. B., Nkuba, M., & Hecker, T. (2021). Psychopathology mediates between maltreatment and memory functioning in Burundian refugee youth. Child Abuse and Neglect, 118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105165
  3. Masath, F. B., Hinze, L., Nkuba, M., & Hecker, T. (2021). Factors Contributing to Violent Discipline in the Classroom : Findings From a Representative Sample of Primary School Teachers in Tanzania. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211015219
  4. Hecker, T., Dumke, L., Neuner, F., & Masath, F. B. (2021). Mental health problems moderate the association between teacher violence and children’s social status in East Africa: A multi-informant study combining self- and peer-reports. Development and Psychopathology, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1017/S095457942000228X
  5. Masath, F. B., Hermenau, K., Nkuba, M., & Hecker, T. (2020). Reducing violent discipline by teachers using Interaction Competencies with Children for Teachers (ICC-T): Study protocol for a matched cluster randomized controlled trial in Tanzanian public primary schools. Trials, 21(1). doi:10.1186/s13063-019-3828-z 
  6. Scharpf, F., Mkinga, G., Masath, F. B., & Hecker, T. (2020). A socio-ecological analysis of risk, protective and promotive factors for the mental health of Burundian refugee children living in refugee camps. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. doi:10.1007/s00787-020-01649-7
  7. Masath, F. B. (2017). Youth and Violence in Tanzania. The case of Violent Groups in Musoma. Mkwawa Journal of Education (MJED), Vol. 1, 55-66, 2017.
  8. Masath, F. B. (2015). Job Satisfaction and Intention to Leave the Profession: Does Age Matters? Journal of Education, Humanities and Sciences (JEHS) Vol. 4 (2), 66-75.
  9. Onditi, H. Z., Moses, I., & Masath, F. B. (2014). Psychosocial Stressors and Help-Seeking Behavior among Undergraduate Student Teachers in Tanzania. International Journal of Learning and Development, 4(1), 98-114.
  10. Masath, F. B. (2013). Moral Deterioration: The Reflection on Emerging Street Youth Gangs in Musoma, Tanzania. Academic Research International, 4(1), 101-111.
  11. Masath, F. B. (2012). Variation in Job Satisfaction between Public and Private Secondary School Teachers in Tanzania: A Comparative study at Kinondoni District. Journal of Education, Humanities and Sciences (JEHS), 1(2) 27-38.