Articles by Author: Matlou Ingrid Mokgobu

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  1. Health risk assessment of exposure to ambient concentrations of benzene, toluene and xylene in Pretoria West, South Africa

    Health risk assessment of exposure to ambient concentrations of benzene, toluene and xylene in Pretoria West, South Africa

    Benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) are part of the volatile organic group of pollutants and are seen as international environmental priority air pollutants that can constitute a threat to public health. This study assessed the non-carcinogenic and carcinogenic risks of...
  2. Socio-pragmatic and cultural aspects of teaching English for academic purposes in Lesotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Applied Language Studies
    Teaching English for Academic Purposes, and with that a particular ‘brand’ of academic culture, at an African university, ie in a society with a very different historical and cultural background, involves more than just language teaching. After a brief sketch...
  3. “It can save you if you just forget”: Closeness and Competence as Conditions for Coping among Ugandan Orphans

    “It can save you if you just forget”: Closeness and Competence as Conditions for Coping among Ugandan Orphans

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article explores the coping strategies of orphaned children and their caregivers supported by a community-based organization in a Ugandan slum area. In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with eight orphans (aged 12 to 16 years) and their caregivers selected by...
  4. Exploring Employees' Personality Attributes in Relation to Their Employability Attributes in the Business Management Field

    Exploring Employees' Personality Attributes in Relation to Their Employability Attributes in the Business Management Field

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored early career employee's personality preferences in a South African work setting. Participants were a non-probability sample business management employees (N = 304; female = 64%, ethnicity = 81% Black, supervisory = 53%, age range = 25 and...
  5. Emotional Intelligence as a Predictor of Postgraduate Students' Psychosocial Employability Attributes

    Emotional Intelligence as a Predictor of Postgraduate Students' Psychosocial Employability Attributes

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study determined the influence of individuals' emotional intelligence on their psychosocial employability attributes. A cross-sectional quantitative survey was conducted. A non-probability sample of 304 employed postgraduate students (predominantly early career black = 70 %; females = 64 % with...
  6. Substance Abuse Inpatients' Experience of Animal-Assisted Therapy

    Substance Abuse Inpatients' Experience of Animal-Assisted Therapy

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the utility of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) as a therapeutic modality within a substance abuse inpatient treatment programme in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. Four male participants residing in a 21-day treatment centre participated in...
  7. Socio-pragmatic and cultural aspects of teaching English for Academic Purposes in Lesotho

    Socio-pragmatic and cultural aspects of teaching English for Academic Purposes in Lesotho

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    Teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and in the context of a particular 'brand' of academic culture, at an African university, that is in a society with a very different historical and cultural background, involves more than just language teaching...
  8. Bereavement, silence and culture within a peer-led HIV/AIDS-prevention strategy for vulnerable children in South Africa

    Bereavement, silence and culture within a peer-led HIV/AIDS-prevention strategy for vulnerable children in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    In addressing the psychosocial effects of the HIV and AIDS pandemic among vulnerable children, the issue of bereavement appears inadequately addressed. Amid the global discourse on children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS, this paper explores how cultural...
  9. ‘Something for something’: The importance of talking about transactional sex with youth in South Africa using a resilience-based approach

    ‘Something for something’: The importance of talking about transactional sex with youth in South Africa using a resilience-based approach

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Transactional sex is a common feature of sexual relationships in South Africa but has severe health implications for those who engage in it. This paper presents perspectives on transactional sex based on interviews and focus group discussions with young people...
  10. Improving child outcomes through maternal mental health interventions

    Improving child outcomes through maternal mental health interventions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    This commentary will provide a general overview of the public health considerations of maternal mental illness, both from a global perspective as well as from the South African context. The paper will outline the consequences of maternal mental illness for...