Articles by Keyword: Competence

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  1. “It can save you if you just forget”: Closeness and Competence as Conditions for Coping among Ugandan Orphans

    “It can save you if you just forget”: Closeness and Competence as Conditions for Coping among Ugandan Orphans

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article explores the coping strategies of orphaned children and their caregivers supported by a community-based organization in a Ugandan slum area. In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with eight orphans (aged 12 to 16 years) and their caregivers selected by...
  2. Enhancing Emotional and Social Competence in a Group of South-African School Beginners: A Preliminary Study

    Enhancing Emotional and Social Competence in a Group of South-African School Beginners: A Preliminary Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study piloted the efficacy of a short-term intervention program for socio-emotional development in pre-schoolers.in a South African setting. Participants were 48 learners, aged between 5 and 6 years (22 boys, 26 girls). A proportion of the participants (n=26) took...
  3. Can medical students calculate drug doses?

    Can medical students calculate drug doses?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia
    Objectives: A doctor's ability to calculate drug doses is a skill that is generally assumed. We assessed medical students' performance when given four types of dosing calculations typical of those required in an emergency setting.
  4. Time perspective amongst a group of Black African first-year students: correlates with academic competence

    Time perspective amongst a group of Black African first-year students: correlates with academic competence

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explores the constructs of academic competence and time perspective amongst Black African first-year students (n = 178, females = 72.5%) from a large South African university. Self-report data were collected on the students' time perspective and academic competence. Participants' time perspective was...
  5. Intrinsic motivation a key enabler of African managers’ cultural intelligence

    Intrinsic motivation a key enabler of African managers’ cultural intelligence

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study sought to determine manager's intrinsic motivation to engage multiculturally in the workplace as the managers varied by demographic background. Participants were a convenience sample of managers on supervisory level, middle level and senior level (n=550; Male 54.9%; Black...
  6. Development of entrepreneurial potential among undergraduates of a private university in Nigeria

    Development of entrepreneurial potential among undergraduates of a private university in Nigeria

    Based on the theory of planned behaviour, the present article examines the development of entrepreneurial potential among the undergraduates of a private university in north-central Nigeria. A total of 250 randomly selected undergraduates from various departments participated in a survey...
  7. Assessment practises in a teaching hotel

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal:
    The main goal of the current study was to gain a better understanding of assessment practises in a teaching hotel. Data were collected in three different ways: (1) a critical-incidents interview; (2) analysis of all assessments in the practise modules,...
  8. Intern to independent doctor: basic surgical skills required for South African practice and interns’ reports on their competence

    Intern to independent doctor: basic surgical skills required for South African practice and interns’ reports on their competence

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The role and scope of general practitioners in semi-urban and rural areas is poorly understood and documented. An absence of specialist support results in generalists being called to perform surgical procedures. It is imperative that they competently and confidently...
  9. South African–Cuban Medical Collaboration: students’ perceptions of training and perceived competence in clinical skills at a South African institution

    South African–Cuban Medical Collaboration: students’ perceptions of training and perceived competence in clinical skills at a South African institution

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The South African–Cuban Medical Collaboration programme aims to alleviate the critical shortage of practitioners in local South African rural settings. The students who return from Cuban-based facilities in their fourth year experience difficulty, especially in clinical settings, upon joining...
  10. The development of a human resource management (HRM) professional competence model: A pilot study

    The development of a human resource management (HRM) professional competence model: A pilot study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study sought to develop and test a diagnostic tool for the measurement of professional human resource management (HRM) competencies in the South African context. Data on HRM competencies were collected from South African human resource (HR) practitioners (N =...