Articles by Author: Vera Roos

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  1. Threats to Enabling Contexts: Exploring Adolescents' Experiences of Aggression

    Threats to Enabling Contexts: Exploring Adolescents' Experiences of Aggression

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article explores adolescents' experiences of aggression in a secondary, multi-cultural school context in South Africa. The study group comprised of boys (n=24) and girls (n=17), attending grades 8–12. An inductive qualitative research approach was chosen where participants wrote about...
  2. Processes and Functions in Higher Education Students Adjusting to a New Learning Environment: Applying The Mmogo<sup>tm</sup>-Method

    Processes and Functions in Higher Education Students Adjusting to a New Learning Environment: Applying The Mmogo<sup>tm</sup>-Method

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article explored the processes and functions amongst a community of students who had to adjust to new social and academic settings. Thirteen university students of a predominantly seTswana ethnic background participated in the study (males = 5, females =...
  3. Expressive Art in Cross-Cultural Group Supervision: Applying the Mmogo-Method™

    Expressive Art in Cross-Cultural Group Supervision: Applying the Mmogo-Method™

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Academic mobility has increased the tendency of students to study in foreign countries, which poses various personal, interpersonal and contextual challenges to the cross-cultural supervision relationship. This study explored the themes that emerged in a cross-cultural supervision relationship through the...
  4. The Mmogo-Method™: Discovering Symbolic Community Interactions

    The Mmogo-Method™: Discovering Symbolic Community Interactions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    In this article the development and implementation of the Mmogo-Method™ is discussed as a culture-sensitive data collection method. The Mmogo-Method™ provides opportunities for social researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural symbolism in which social life is embedded...
  5. Positive Adaptation in a Community of Postgraduate Students: Applying the Mmogo-method™

    Positive Adaptation in a Community of Postgraduate Students: Applying the Mmogo-method™

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the experiences of postgraduate psychology students exposed to continuous challenges and described their positive adaptation as a community. Three males and 14 females (age range: 23–30 years; 1 black, 3 coloured, 2 Indian and 11 white) took...
  6. Older Persons' Experiences of Loneliness: A South African Perspective

    Older Persons' Experiences of Loneliness: A South African Perspective

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to understand and describe older persons' experiences of loneliness and their perceptions of the factors contributing to loneliness and ways of managing loneliness. The study comprised 31 research participants (males = 3, females =...
  7. Educational Psychology Theory and the Promotion of Dental Care for Children Aged Five to Six

    Educational Psychology Theory and the Promotion of Dental Care for Children Aged Five to Six

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this article is to illustrate the value of educational psychology theory in developing an age-appropriate programme to prevent tooth decay. A theory-based approach was adopted for the programme development, and a questionnaire was used to ascertain the...
  8. Ways of Relating and Interacting in School Communities: Lived Experiences of Learners, Educators and Parents

    Ways of Relating and Interacting in School Communities: Lived Experiences of Learners, Educators and Parents

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article reports on the findings of a baseline study on social interaction in schools as experienced by learners, educators and parents. A qualitative phenomenological approach was followed, utilising a cross-sectional descriptive survey design. Participants included 1 170 learners aged...
  9. Older People's Portrayal in the Print Media: Implications for Intergenerational Relations

    Older People's Portrayal in the Print Media: Implications for Intergenerational Relations

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the perceptions of older people in a residential care facility regarding how they are portrayed in the print media and the implications of such portrayal for intergenerational relations. Twenty-one older residents in a residential care facility participated...
  10. Towards an Understanding of Nurturing and Restraining Relational Patterns in School Communities

    Towards an Understanding of Nurturing and Restraining Relational Patterns in School Communities

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study aimed to understand the nature of nurturing and restraining relationships in a school communiy. The inquiry entailed a single instrumental case study of a selected school community in a semi-urban context in South Africa. Participants were learners (n=720),...