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  1. Emotional Intelligence and the Identity Negotiation of a Racial Minority Group in a Majority School Context

    Emotional Intelligence and the Identity Negotiation of a Racial Minority Group in a Majority School Context

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article describes the possible impact of emotional intelligence on identity negotiation of a racial minority group in a majority school context. The study investigated the adjustment and functioning of racial minority groups in majority school contexts, as well as...
  2. A criminogenic profile of a sample of South African high school learners

    A criminogenic profile of a sample of South African high school learners

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the prevalence of criminogenic risk factors among South African high school learners. A sample of 312 high school learners attending a secondary (high) school in the Gauteng province of South Africa were surveyed (55.3% = female). They...
  3. Resilience in Children of Poverty

    Resilience in Children of Poverty

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Most studies reviewed show that poverty has a negative impact on school success and the social and emotional functioning of learners in schools. Students' personal beliefs about their capabilities were found to influence their motivation and learning in schools. However,...
  4. Factors Impacting on Career Choices of Technikon Students From Previously Disadvantaged High Schools

    Factors Impacting on Career Choices of Technikon Students From Previously Disadvantaged High Schools

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Career development is a socially constructed process involving complex interactions among different structures, forces, and systems all constituting spheres of influence. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors that influence career decisions. Eighty respondents (40 males and 40...
  5. Home Brewed Alcohol use Among High School Students in a Rural South African Community

    Home Brewed Alcohol use Among High School Students in a Rural South African Community

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigates the use of home brewed alcoholic beverages among adolescents in high schools in a rural community in South Africa. There is much concern about alcohol misuse among young people and very little information exists on alcohol produced...
  6. Guidance and Counseling Services in South African Schools: Issues and Challenges

    Guidance and Counseling Services in South African Schools: Issues and Challenges

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study seeks to determine if guidance and counseling: (a) lessons are provided to students; (b) services provided are adequate; (c) students are aware of guidance and counseling services provided; and (d) difficulties that counselors face in implementing the programme...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. The School Functioning of Individuals with Childhood Experiences of Sexual Abuse: Results and Implications of a South African Study

    The School Functioning of Individuals with Childhood Experiences of Sexual Abuse: Results and Implications of a South African Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the school functioning of individuals with childhood sexual experiences in South Africa. The nature of the study was qualitative, and employed two data collection strategies: in-depth individual interviews with 22 survivors of child sexual abuse and focus...
  10. Psychological Well-Being and the Metabolic Syndrome in African and Caucasian Women in South Africa

    Psychological Well-Being and the Metabolic Syndrome in African and Caucasian Women in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the association between comprehensive psychological well-being and the metabolic syndrome (MS), as well as whether women without MS markers differ significantly from women with MS (three or more markers) on specific facets of psychological well-being. African (N=102)...