Articles by Author: Saraswathie Govender

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  1. The social and academic adjustment experiences of first-year students at a historically disadvantaged peri-urban university in South Africa

    The social and academic adjustment experiences of first-year students at a historically disadvantaged peri-urban university in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The goal of the research was to explore the social and academic experiences of first-year students at a peri-urban university in South Africa. Eighteen students (females = 50%, mean age = 19.88 years), participated in focus group discussions on their...
  2. Health and well-being among teenage mothers in a rural South African community

    Health and well-being among teenage mothers in a rural South African community

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study sought to identify patterns of general health symptoms and coping abilities among school-going teenage mothers in the central region of Limpopo province, South Africa. The participants were 56 teenage mothers and 56 typically developing girls or non-mother peers...
  3. Reaction time deficits incurred by Cumulative Mild Head Injury (CMHI) and Post-Concussion Symptoms (PCS) between contact and non-contact sport players: A prospective study

    Reaction time deficits incurred by Cumulative Mild Head Injury (CMHI) and Post-Concussion Symptoms (PCS) between contact and non-contact sport players: A prospective study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This prospective study investigated possible differential effects on reaction time and post-concussion symptoms contrasting contact and non-contact sport athletes. Participants were a purposive sample of football (soccer) players (n = 15) and volleyball players (n = 15) from South Africa...
  4. Reparative sexual orientation therapy effects on gay sexual identities

    Reparative sexual orientation therapy effects on gay sexual identities

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study explored gay males’ identities and experiences with sexual reparative therapy. The sample consisted of five white Christian males (age range 24 – 41 years), who responded to a semi-structured interview on their self-identity with reparative therapy. Interpretative Phenomenological...
  5. Cumulative mild head injury (CMHI) among college rugby players: A replication and extension study

    Cumulative mild head injury (CMHI) among college rugby players: A replication and extension study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    We investigated the prevalence of cumulative mild head injury (CMHI) symptoms among college student rugby players pre- and post-season. The players completed a number of neuropsychological tests known to be sensitive to CMHI effects: vocabulary, working memory, motor coordination, and...
  6. Nursing students' use of language in communicating with isiZulu speaking clients in clinical settings in KwaZulu-Natal

    Nursing students' use of language in communicating with isiZulu speaking clients in clinical settings in KwaZulu-Natal

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Language provides an important means by which humans communicate with one another, and communication plays a pivotal role in the health professions in developing trust and co-operation between the carer and the one being cared for. Little has been written...
  7. Growth of spotted ragged-tooth sharks <em>Carcharias taurus</em> (Rafinesque) in captivity

    Growth of spotted ragged-tooth sharks <em>Carcharias taurus</em> (Rafinesque) in captivity

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    Eight spotted ragged-tooth sharks Carcharias taurus (95–248,4 cm total length TL), ranging in known age from 0 to 16,6 years, were used to investigate the growth of the species in captivity. Total length was measured by a standard technique in...
  8. Growth acceleration at sex change in the protogynous hermaphrodite <em>Chrysoblephus puniceus</em> (Pisces: Sparidae)

    Growth acceleration at sex change in the protogynous hermaphrodite <em>Chrysoblephus puniceus</em> (Pisces: Sparidae)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    Growth of Chrysoblephus puniceus was modelled by means of a Von Bertalanffy growth equation, taking into consideration that it may not be realistic to model the growth of this protogynous hermaphrodite simply by constructing sex-specific growth curves or by pooling...
  9. On an approach for applying per-recruit methods to a protogynous hermaphrodite, with an illustration for the slinger <em>Chrysoblephus puniceus</em> (Pisces: Sparidae)

    On an approach for applying per-recruit methods to a protogynous hermaphrodite, with an illustration for the slinger <em>Chrysoblephus puniceus</em> (Pisces: Sparidae)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    A yield-per-recruit model is developed for use on a protogynous hermaphrodite. It allows for sex change followed by a growth spurt. An approach is outlined which can be used to account qualitatively for the consequences of a stock-recruitment relationship. The...
  10. Stock assessment of <em>Sarpa salpa</em> (Pisces: Sparidae) off the KwaZulu/Natal coast, South Africa

    Stock assessment of <em>Sarpa salpa</em> (Pisces: Sparidae) off the KwaZulu/Natal coast, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    Trends in the catches of Sarpa salpa along the KwaZulu/Natal coast, determined by analysing the shore-based catch documented during patrols by the Natal Parks Board from 1986 to 1994, indicated that S. salpa was the second most abundant fish caught...