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  1. Exploring the Validity of the Values-In-Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS) in an African Context

    Exploring the Validity of the Values-In-Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS) in an African Context

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the validity of the Values-In-Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS) in an African context. A convenience sample of 256 African students completed the VIA-IS in English. The majority of strengths subscales had good reliability coefficients and mean scores...
  2. Validation of the Values in Action Inventory of Strengths for Youth (VIA-Youth) Among South African learners

    Validation of the Values in Action Inventory of Strengths for Youth (VIA-Youth) Among South African learners

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the reliability and validity of the Values in Action Inventory for Youth (VIA-Youth) of Park and Peterson (2006) in a total multi-cultural group of South African learners aged 13 to 17 years (N=1691: male = 703, female...
  3. Constructing a South African Hope Measure

    Constructing a South African Hope Measure

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    An instrument to assess levels of hope was developed. From a qualitative analysis of what students regarded as hope, items were constructed and a questionnaire was applied to 474 undergraduate social sciences students. The results were calibrated across gender and...
  4. Development and Validation of the Xhosa Translations of the Beck Inventories: 3. Concurrent and Convergent Validity

    Development and Validation of the Xhosa Translations of the Beck Inventories: 3. Concurrent and Convergent Validity

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article provides data on the validity of the Xhosa versions of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (XBDI-II), the Beck Hopelessness Scale (XBHS) and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (XBAI) based on a sample of 122 Xhosa respondents which included students and...
  5. Validation of a Community Collective Efficacy Scale in an African Context

    Validation of a Community Collective Efficacy Scale in an African Context

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to validate a community collective efficacy scale in an African context. An abridged version of the Community Collective Efficacy Scale was validated in a cross-sectional survey design. Participants (N = 1050) from urban (n...
  6. Exploring the Reliability and Validity of the DAT-K in Grade 11 Learners in a Historically Disadvantaged School in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Exploring the Reliability and Validity of the DAT-K in Grade 11 Learners in a Historically Disadvantaged School in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the reliability and validity of the Differential Aptitude Test—Form K (DAT-K) in a sample of 75 learners (mean age = 17.1 years, SD = 1.13) from a previously disadvantaged school in Johannesburg. Adequate reliability coefficients were obtained...
  7. Psychometric Properties of Various Scales Measuring Psychological Well-Being in a South African Context: The FORT 1 Project

    Psychometric Properties of Various Scales Measuring Psychological Well-Being in a South African Context: The FORT 1 Project

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to do a first phase screening of psychometric properties of various scales measuring facets of psychological well-being so as to address further questions in the FORT 1 project (FORT 1 = Clarifying the nature...
  8. Development and Initial Validation of a General Psychological Well-being Scale (GPWS) in an African Context

    Development and Initial Validation of a General Psychological Well-being Scale (GPWS) in an African Context

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study aimed to develop and validate the General Psychological Well-being Scale (GPWS) in an African sample, based on the empirical overlap between hedonic and eudaimonic facets of well-being as found in previous research. The quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted...
  9. The Use of EUROPEP in South Africa: An Internationally Standardised Instrument to Evaluate General Practice

    The Use of EUROPEP in South Africa: An Internationally Standardised Instrument to Evaluate General Practice

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study examined the psychometric properties of the South African (isiXhosa) version of the European Task Force for Patient Evaluation of General Practice (EUROPEP) instrument. A total of 19,136 patients who visited 266 primary care practices in three districts in...
  10. Longitudinal Predictive Validity of a Learning Potential Test

    Longitudinal Predictive Validity of a Learning Potential Test

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this article is to provide empirical psychometric evidence of the (longitudinal) predictive validity of a learning potential measure—the Learning Potential Computerised Adaptive Test (LPCAT)—in comparison with standard static tests with school aggregate results as the criterion measure...