Original Articles

Student Development and Support using a Logotherapeutic Approach

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 21, issue 3, 2011 , pages: 469–471
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2011.10820484
Author(s): Henry D. MasonTshwane University of Technology,, Juan A. NelUniversity of South Africa,


This study reports on participants' meaning-centred experiences and perspectives after attending a logotherapy-based student development and support programme. Thirteen students who were enrolled in the first year of the academic programme, in health science programme at a South Africa university, were participants. Qualitative inquiry was used for the data collection and analysis. Findings suggest that a meaning-centred approach may prove to be beneficial for first year university students.

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