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  1. Promoting Inter-Relational Reflexivity with Psychosocial Workers in Community Work: A Case Study from Burundi

    Promoting Inter-Relational Reflexivity with Psychosocial Workers in Community Work: A Case Study from Burundi

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    We explore the practice of creating reflexive spaces within community work with psychosocial workers living in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A central idea is inter-relational reflexivity—reflexivity within relationships that leads to collective action. Theoretical ideas related...
  2. The Relationship Between Hope And Goal Achievement

    The Relationship Between Hope And Goal Achievement

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to explore the psychological resource structure of students as assessed by the Hope Orientation Measure or HOME instrument. The aim was also to find what the relationship between this resource structure and goal achievement...
  3. Children's Loss of Agency under Extreme Adversity

    Children's Loss of Agency under Extreme Adversity

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explores the notion of children's agency in situations of extreme adversity. The child participants (n=117) live in the midst of the HIV/AIDS pandemic; extreme poverty; and systemic educational malfunction. Four focus group interviews were conducted with the children...
  4. Listening to the Voices of Children in Early Schooling in the South African Context of HIV/AIDS

    Listening to the Voices of Children in Early Schooling in the South African Context of HIV/AIDS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored how children in early schooling interpreted their social reality to construct vulnerable childhoods in an HIV/AIDS context. Ten males and ten females between the ages of eight and nine years from low-income families in KwaZulu-Natal participated in...
  5. The Philosophical Assumptions, Utility and Challenges of Asset Mapping Approaches to Community Engagement

    The Philosophical Assumptions, Utility and Challenges of Asset Mapping Approaches to Community Engagement

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This literature review is a discussion of asset-based approaches to community engagement. Following a literature search, we identified several asset mapping approaches: Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD); Participatory Inquiry into Religious Health Assets, Networks and Agency (PIRHANA); Community Health Assets Mapping...
  6. Youths navigating social networks and social support systems in settings of chronic crisis: the case of youth-headed households in Rwanda

    Youths navigating social networks and social support systems in settings of chronic crisis: the case of youth-headed households in Rwanda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Youth-headed households in Rwanda live in a context of chronic crisis, where poverty, disease and uncertainty are not exceptional but characterise people's daily lived reality. Struggling under the pressures of economic deprivation, social isolation, abuse and exploitation, these youths experience...
  7. Challenges and coping strategies of orphaned children in Tanzania who are not adequately cared for by adults

    Challenges and coping strategies of orphaned children in Tanzania who are not adequately cared for by adults

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Orphaned children in poor rural communities sometimes have no adult who is able to care for them or else the adult caregiver is not able to provide adequate care. Tanzania remains one of the poorest countries in the world, and...
  8. ‘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...
  9. Leading while being led: developing the developer at a Catholic NGO in Cape Town

    Leading while being led: developing the developer at a Catholic NGO in Cape Town

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    The paper uses ethnographic data about the religious ethics undergirding the discourse and practices of development agents at Catholic Welfare and Development (CWD), a faith-based NGO in Cape Town, South Africa. It explores how the dynamic interrelation between faith and...
  10. An empirical test of the agency problems and capital structure of South African quoted SMEs

    An empirical test of the agency problems and capital structure of South African quoted SMEs

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Accounting Research
    The agency theory suggests that the separation of ownership and control in firms creates conflicts of interest between the firm’s shareholders and managers. This is mainly because managers have the opportunity to use the resources of the firm in ways...