Articles by Keyword: Empowerment

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  1. Training of Professional Psychologists for Africa: Community Psychology or Community Work?

    Training of Professional Psychologists for Africa: Community Psychology or Community Work?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    If the practice of psychology is to be relevant to environmental realities and context sensitive then conscious consideration must be given to the psychology training programme. Training programmes should give due recognition to the historical, political, social, economic and cultural...
  2. Community Psychology in Ghana: Challenges, Successes and Prospects

    Community Psychology in Ghana: Challenges, Successes and Prospects

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Community psychology gained formal recognition in Ghana when a few students were admitted to Wilfrid Laurier University, in Canada, to pursue master's degree in the early 1990s. In Ghana, community psychology is enacted through the operations of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)...
  3. The Islamic Careline Ladies Lifeskills Program: An Empowerment Initiative

    The Islamic Careline Ladies Lifeskills Program: An Empowerment Initiative

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The Islamic Careline established a Ladies Lifeskills program in response to a shared view by clients, volunteers and management at the Careline that females within the community were experiencing feelings of disempowerment and low self esteem. In practice, the program...
  4. The Experience of Stress and Trauma: Black Lesbians in South Africa

    The Experience of Stress and Trauma: Black Lesbians in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The qualitative study explored the socio-cultural experiences of Black lesbians in South Africa. Participants were ten Black lesbians living around Johannesburg, Gauteng Region. Their ages ranged between 20 and 37 years. We used a phenomenological approach. The interview technique adopted...
  5. Psychological Empowerment, Work Engagement and Turnover Intention: The Role of Leader Relations and Role Clarity in a Financial Institution

    Psychological Empowerment, Work Engagement and Turnover Intention: The Role of Leader Relations and Role Clarity in a Financial Institution

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the relationship between leader-member exchange, role clarity, psychological empowerment, engagement and turnover intention within a financial institution in South Africa. A cross-sectional survey design was used. A convenience sample (N = 278) was taken (males =31%, females...
  6. A Case of Tragic Optimism: Volunteer Counsellors' Experience of Meaning

    A Case of Tragic Optimism: Volunteer Counsellors' Experience of Meaning

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study applied concepts from logotherapy to construct the meaning that volunteer crisis counsellors experienced by working with victims of crime. Data were collected from seven participants who delivered services at community-driven crisis centre using a qualitative approach. The data...
  7. Victim Empowerment Programme in a Selected Municipality of the Eastern Cape, South Africa: Service Provider Perceptions

    Victim Empowerment Programme in a Selected Municipality of the Eastern Cape, South Africa: Service Provider Perceptions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    An exploratory qualitative study was conducted to assess service providers' perceptions of the Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP) with a focus on VEP knowledge, management, communication, empowerment, utilization and accessibility of services in a selected district of the Eastern Cape of...
  8. Merging Professional Training and Community Engagement Agendas: A Case Study

    Merging Professional Training and Community Engagement Agendas: A Case Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This case study explored the emancipatory foundations of community work through a schools-based peer support intervention. We use a case study approach to describe the context in which the intervention was developed, its emancipatory theoretical foundations, and the project's implementation...
  9. The impact of participatory and non-participatory evaluations on meeting project objectives

    The impact of participatory and non-participatory evaluations on meeting project objectives

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This study investigates the value of participation on meeting a project's objectives by comparing the impact of participatory and non-participatory evaluation frameworks. We assessed HIV/AIDS projects that shared similarities in terms of objectives and implementation strategies, but differed in their...
  10. Bereavement, silence and culture within a peer-led HIV/AIDS-prevention strategy for vulnerable children in South Africa

    Bereavement, silence and culture within a peer-led HIV/AIDS-prevention strategy for vulnerable children in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    In addressing the psychosocial effects of the HIV and AIDS pandemic among vulnerable children, the issue of bereavement appears inadequately addressed. Amid the global discourse on children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS, this paper explores how cultural...