Salome Schulze

Salome Schulze
University of South Africa | unisa · Department of Psychology of Education

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The ability to write according to the conventions and forms of disciplinary academic writing is essential to success at university. Meeting the demands of quality academic writing is a challenge to the increasing number of English Second Language (ESL) students worldwide, from undergraduate to postgraduate level, who choose to study and publish in...
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Science education is particularly important for both developed and developing countries to promote technological development, global economic competition and economic growth. This study explored the relationship between family experiences, the motivation for science learning, and the science achievement of a group of Grade Nine learners in South Af...
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Since student learning and supervision are viewed as social processes, investigations into doctoral learning need to consider social learning theories and ways to illuminate student relations during this time. For such social research, interviews are the most extensively used instruments to gather data, but the data can be enriched by the use of vi...
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Religion Education (RE) forms part of the curriculum of public schools in South Africa. The teachers are, however, not always certain how to deal with divisive religious plurality in multicultural classrooms. Our aim was therefore, to illustrate how the implementation of a spiritual intelligence (SQ) programme can in a constructive way encourage me...
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Worldwide science education is a national priority due to the role played by science performance in economic growth and the supply and quality of the human capital pool in scientific fields. One factor that may impact on the motivation to learn science is family experiences. This study therefore explored the relationship between family experiences...
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This article was motivated by concern for the challenges – on a spiritual level –that secondary school learners in South Africa facein the context of moral decay. It therefore aimsto develop educational strategies that Life Orientation teachers in particular can use to facilitate spiritual intelligence (SQ) in learners,especially when religious and...
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South Africa has been witnessing an escalation in drug use among adolescents. This, then, was the phenomenon that prompted the main question behind this research: How can a psycho-educational programme, using an audio-visual media resource, be implemented in schools to prevent adolescent substance abuse? Social cognitive theory (SCT) and self-effic...
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In the light of the poor academic achievement in science by secondary school students in South Africa, students’ motivation for science learning should be enhanced. It is argued that this can only be achieved with insight into which motivational factors to target, with due consideration of the diversity in schools. The study therefore explored the...
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The literature on adolescent development refers to the adolescent’s need to be connected to others in a meaningful way. However, research on adolescent connectedness in the South African context is limited, particularly with regard to gender influences. This exploratory, descriptive research project therefore aimed at investigating gender differenc...
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The research explored the connectedness of a group of South African adolescents. The sample comprised of 835 students of different cultural groups enrolled at four urban secondary schools. The students completed The Hemmingway: Measure of Adolescent Connectedness (MAC) to determine their connectedness at three ecological levels: (i) to others (for...
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Internationally and in South Africa there is great pressure on academics to obtain doctoral qualifications. A doctorate helps to facilitate full membership of academic communities and develop academic identities. Thus, this article investigates the identity development of academics who have been enrolled for their doctoral degrees for a few years....
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Education has been subject to a process of continuous educational reforms. The aim of this study was to explore teachers’ abilities to adapt to these reforms and to find out how this process of continual reform related to their identities as teachers. The study used a narrative research approach. The data for this research were based on the narrati...
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In many societies violence, crime and intolerance have become an everyday reality. In this context teachers are responsible for facilitating values in education. The study aimed to investigate teachers' experiences of the implementation of values in education in classroom praxis. Constructivism was used as conceptual framework. Data were collected...
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The research aimed to explore the connectedness of South African adolescents and identify significant dependencies thereof with type of school and age (grade level). To this end, 486 Grade 8 and 330 Grade 11 students enrolled at four diverse schools completed the Hemingway Measure of Adolescent Connectedness (MAC) questionnaire. The questionnaire g...
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p>The aim of this research was to investigate the influence of job resources and job demands on the work engagement of secondary school teachers in the Illembe district of KwaZulu-Natal. A previously developed model for work engagement was used as conceptual framework. In the empirical investigation the authors used a mixed-method, explanatory rese...
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In South Africa, the issue of empowerment or disempowerment in student–supervisor relationships has not been adequately addressed. Research for this article therefore aimed at determining how students are empowered or disempowered in their relationships with their supervisors. The conceptual framework for the research comprised social constructivis...
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This article aims to examine the extent to which active learning approaches are implemented in mathematics classrooms in selected Ethiopian universities. Constructivist learning theories are used as conceptual framework. In a mixed-methods sequential explanatory design, four universities in one state are purposefully selected. In the quantitative p...
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The aim of this study was to identify influences on the job satisfaction of previously disadvantaged school principals in North- West Province. Evans's theory of job satisfaction, morale and motivation was useful as a conceptual framework. A mixed-methods explanatory research design was important in discovering issues with which these principals st...
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The aim of this article is to report on a study conducted to assess the effect of an intervention programme to improve SRL and the achievement of a group of poorly performing undergraduate students at the Tshwane University of Technology. SRL was used as theoretical framework. The case study reports on 20 Engineering students who attended learning...
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The development of inexperienced researchers is crucial. In response to the lack of research self-efficacy of many previously disadvantaged individuals, the article examines how mentoring can enhance the research self-efficacy of mentees. The study is grounded in the self-efficacy theory (SET) – an aspect of the social cognitive theory (SCT). Insig...
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This study explores the usefulness of reflexive photography for qualitative research in the human and social sciences. The investigation was done in the context of how male academics construct their world in a university during transformation. A group of white, male academics in the human sciences were provided with a camera and were requested to t...
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The article reports the views of mentors forming part of a structured mentoring programme to develop novice researchers in one college at the University of South Africa. The study was conceptualised according to the constructivist learning theory and the self-efficacy theory. The survey determined the views of 36 mentors by means of a questionnaire...
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This article discusses an investigation conducted to identify challenges associated with teaching research methods in a distance education context. Constructivist learning was used as conceptual framework, in particular socio-constructivist theories, activity theory and Rich environments for active learning (REALs). Two research modules in a master...
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This article reports on the mentoring of novice researchers, in particular of women and black academics, at a South African higher education institution. The model used for mentoring was informed by a "communities of practice" perspective which used situated and constructivist learning theories as a conceptual framework. One mentor and eleven proté...
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This article reports on the mentoring of novice researchers, in particular of women and black academics, at a South African higher education institution. The model used for mentoring was informed by a “communities of practice” perspective which used situated and constructivist learning theories as a conceptual framework. One mentor and eleven proté...
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The aim of the research was to critically analyse how a university context influences the quality of academics' research output. Wenger's social theory of learning was used as theoretical framework. The investigation involved an ethnographic case study of the research culture at one college at the institution. Data collection was mainly by means of...
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This article reports on the implementation of a model of mentoring in higher education to improve research output. A number of mentoring models were analysed before implementing a new model for research mentoring. The ethnographic case study reports on the mentor's observation of different influences on the mentoring process after having implemente...
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The aim of this research was to investigate the job satisfaction of black, female academics at a distance education institution. To this end, a phenomenological method was employed. By means of purposeful and snowball sampling, ten participants from different departments in the humanities were recruited and interviewed. Participants were asked how...
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Botswana has been a host country to migrant teachers from various countries and regions of the world for many years. This paper reports on the migration motives that prompted teachers from four countries to move to Botswana to work in junior and senior secondary schools, and their attitudes towards human resource management (HRM) policies and pract...
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We identify current stressors in the professional lives of South African secondary school educators. The study was exploratory, using a questionnaire, which listed 19 possible causes of stress and was completed by 987 educators from all racial groups and provinces in the country. South African educators in general currently experience the following...
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Since there has not been much research focus on job satisfaction in Higher Education in South Africa, this article describes the job satisfaction of these academics in times of transformation. A survey design involved 94 respondents from similar departments at a residential and a distance education institution. A questionnaire focused on teaching,...
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The aim of this article is to show how reflexology could facilitate phenomenological interviewing by probing the life-world of individual participants. It presents a hybrid study of phenomenological interviewing and reflexology as a holistic method of health care. In this sense, it is an interparadigmatic study, since it rests on the interface of W...
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The purpose of the study reported in this article was to determine whether dream analysis can provide insight into the emotional problems of female adolescents. Opsomming Die doel met hierdie studie was om te bepaal of droomontleding insig in die emosionele probleme van adolessente dogters kan verleen. *Please note: This is a reduced version of...
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This article reports on an investigation of factors that influence self-actualisation during retirement. Opsomming In hierdie artikel word verslag gedoen oor ‘n ondersoek na faktore wat self-aktualisering gedurende aftrede beïnvloed. *Please note: This is a reduced version of the abstract. Please refer to PDF for full text.
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The research aimed to investigate the phenomena of adolescent depressive symptomology, substance abuse and the relationship between the two phenomena in a South African context. The influence of moderator variables was also examined. Another objective was to determine risk factors for the before mentioned. This was done by using a questionnaire wit...
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After determining the perceptions of postgradu-ate students at a distance education institution of the guidance they had experienced, a research project was launched to determine lecturers' views on supervision at the same institution. Data collection methods included focus groups, individual interviews and document analysis. Findings indicated tha...
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This article addresses the possibility of combining quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The paradigms underlying quantitative and qualitative research (for example, positivism and postmodernism) are identified. The limitations and strengths of both approaches are highlighted, and the conclusion is reached that a combination of the two...
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Postgraduate supervision in South Africa cur- rently takes place in the context of university transformation, increasing numbers of disadvan- taged students and appeals for improved com- pletion rates. Thus there is concern for quality. Among others, quality is determined by the extent to which students' expectations are met. Data about students' p...
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The general environmental knowledge of 757 Standard Five and 358 Standard Seven pupils was assessed by means of a self-devised test. For this purpose a sample which consisted of pupils from twelve schools was selected. The sample included children from diverse cultures in different geographical areas and from both ‘departmental ’ and private school...
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Homosexual Identity formation of a group of South African men. Different models were set up to try and explain the formation of a homosexual identity, such as those of Cass, Coleman, Dank. Lee, Minton and McDonald. Plummer and Troiden. All these models depict homosexual identity formation as linear. Therefore the aim of this study was to try and ju...
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Summary This paper focuses on using mentoring to enhance the research ability of female and black academics at the University of South Africa. The model used for mentoring was informed by a 'communities of practice' (CoP) perspective which considered situated learning theories (e.g. Wenger/Lave and Wenger). One mentor and 11 mentees were involved....
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Summary in English and Afrikaans. Typescript. Thesis (D.Ed.)-University of South Africa, 1988. Bibliography: p. 304-326.

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