Articles by Keyword: Goal Orientation

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  1. Measuring Readiness and Success at a Higher Education Institution

    Measuring Readiness and Success at a Higher Education Institution

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated readiness as a correlate of academic success among beginning university students. A total of 829 first-time entering students from a large business sciences faculty were participants (males = 319, females = 510, mean age = 19, SD...
  2. Dimensions of achievement goal orientation and coping in South African wheelchair rugby players with quadriplegia

    Dimensions of achievement goal orientation and coping in South African wheelchair rugby players with quadriplegia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the relationship between dispositional achievement goal orientation (task and ego) and coping ability in wheelchair rugby players with quadriplegia. The sample consisted of 16 (15 males and 1 female) players between the ages of 25 and 44...
  3. Storage root formation at individual nodes of the sweet potato (<em>Ipomoea batatas</em> (L.) Lam)

    Storage root formation at individual nodes of the sweet potato (<em>Ipomoea batatas</em> (L.) Lam)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Little or no information is available on the contribution of individual subterranean nodes to the storage root formation in sweet potatoes. Therefore, two field trials were conducted where apical vine cuttings of various cultivars were planted vertically or horizontally, with...
  4. Facilitation of Spatial Orientation Among Adolescents from a Disadvantaged Background

    Facilitation of Spatial Orientation Among Adolescents from a Disadvantaged Background

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study investigated structural and shape recognition in two to three dimensions by adolescents from a historically disadvantaged neighbourhood. Data on the spatial orientation of grade eight learners in a specific school were collected using specifically adjusted and developed tests...
  5. A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Motivational Factors in Kenyan and Danish Middle and Long Distance Elite Runners

    A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Motivational Factors in Kenyan and Danish Middle and Long Distance Elite Runners

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study examined similarities and differences in motivational factors and reasons for running between Kenyan and Danish elite runners. Participants were elite middle and long distance runners (distances from 800m to marathon) from Kenya (n = 139, males = 114,...
  6. Psychological Strengths as Predictors of Postgraduate Students' Academic Achievement

    Psychological Strengths as Predictors of Postgraduate Students' Academic Achievement

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study sought to predict students' Grade Point Average (GPA) from their personal sense of coherence, locus of control, hope and research self-efficacy. Participants were 429 postgraduate students at a large South African university (males = 86, females = 311,...
  7. Your Culture or Mine? Changes in Cultural Sensitivity in a Service-Learning Class

    Your Culture or Mine? Changes in Cultural Sensitivity in a Service-Learning Class

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated patterns of attitudinal change in students following a service-learning experience. The data for this study was collected from psychology students in their third and fourth years of study at the University of the Free State. All these...
  8. The Factor Structure and Reliability of a Six-Item Sense of Coherence Measure

    The Factor Structure and Reliability of a Six-Item Sense of Coherence Measure

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study investigated the factor structure and reliability of a six-item sense of coherence (SOC) measure. Participants were a South African white collar employee sample (n=7185) purposively selected from over 300 different companies across various business sectors. The sample constituted...
  9. Psychometric Properties of the Religious Orientation Test (ROT) in a Sample of South African Students

    Psychometric Properties of the Religious Orientation Test (ROT) in a Sample of South African Students

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Religious Orientation Test (ROT) (Idehen, 2001) with 1284 South African respondents. Participants were 323 learners (mean age = 15.81, SD = 1.24) and 961 university students (mean age = 20.08, SD =...
  10. The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence, Study Orientation in Mathematics and the Mathematics Achievement of the Middle Adolescent

    The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence, Study Orientation in Mathematics and the Mathematics Achievement of the Middle Adolescent

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article describes the extent to which emotional intelligence and study orientation predict the mathematics achievement of middle adolescents. Altogether 435 learners in Grades 9 and 11 from three high schools in the Mafikeng region completed the Bar-On EQ-i: YV™...