Articles by Author: Gideon Van Dyk

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  1. Forgiveness and the Well-Being of Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF): A Process for Discussion

    Forgiveness and the Well-Being of Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF): A Process for Discussion

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Africa is a continent of conflict, violence and war. South Africa, with a recent history of apartheid and current high percentage of crime is no exception. Members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) take part in peacekeeping operations...
  2. A Psychological Support for Peacekeeping Soldiers and their Families: A Preliminary Model

    A Psychological Support for Peacekeeping Soldiers and their Families: A Preliminary Model

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Being a military family can be challenging, and the demands placed on soldiers and their families can become very complex. Military deployments are part of a soldier's military career that cannot be avoided and have the potential to influence military...
  3. Management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Military: An Intervention Model

    Management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Military: An Intervention Model

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Military Forces are involved in combat, peacekeeping operations and disaster management. The nature of such operations include violent conflict, death of women and children, child soldiers and own forces. These traumatic circumstances can contribute to the development of post traumatic...
  4. Ubuntu-Oriented Therapy: Prospects for Counseling Families Affected with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

    Ubuntu-Oriented Therapy: Prospects for Counseling Families Affected with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this article is to discuss Ubuntu therapy as a healing model for families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa. The discussion focuses on an explication of the Ubuntu philosophy, the aim of Ubuntu therapy, the process of Ubuntu...
  5. Psychosocial Effects of Conditions of Military Deployment

    Psychosocial Effects of Conditions of Military Deployment

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Deployment may lead the soldiers to dichotomise their profession and their family life, resulting in unwanted effects on family or career. Effects on reintegration and functioning within family are considered. Reunions may be characterized by perceived negative reception and consequences...
  6. Risk Factors Associated with Adolescent Pregnancy: An Exploratory Study

    Risk Factors Associated with Adolescent Pregnancy: An Exploratory Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study examined the relationship between protective factors, risk factors and adolescent pregnancy among a sample of 121 South African teenagers and young adults. Data was collected using Buri's Parent Authority Questionnaire (Buri, 1991) Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale (Rosenberg, 1965), Rotter's...
  7. Career Counselling: The Usefulness of the Career Interest Profile (CIP)

    Career Counselling: The Usefulness of the Career Interest Profile (CIP)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study reports the findings from exploratory career counselling with Italian undergraduate university students using the Career Interest Profile (CIP). The participants (n = 178, females = 51.69%; mean age 22.28, SD = 1.59 years) received elective career counselling on...
  8. Job Characteristics That Influence the Career Success of Soldiers in the South African National Defence Force: An Analytical Review

    Job Characteristics That Influence the Career Success of Soldiers in the South African National Defence Force: An Analytical Review

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Career success for solders is influenced by objective and subjective job qualities including their antecedents and mediators. This article considers the objective and subjective indicators of career success in the context of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF): achievement,...
  9. Personality Factors Explaining Career Success for Soldiers: An Analytical Review

    Personality Factors Explaining Career Success for Soldiers: An Analytical Review

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Personality factors influence career success of soldiers in the military. This article focuses on the diversity and complexity of the nature of the military as a working environment. In this regard the article focuses on general personality characteristics (like locus...
  10. Bullying in public secondary schools in Nairobi, Kenya

    Bullying in public secondary schools in Nairobi, Kenya

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Background: The prevalence and frequency of bullying in Nairobi public secondary schools in particular and in Kenyan schools in general is not known. Knowledge of the extent of the problem is essential in developing effective interventions.