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Well-being research in South Africa

Author: Marié P Wissing
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: Cross-cultural advancements in positive psychology, v.4.
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This is the first book to bring together examples of research in positive psychology / psychofortology conducted in the multi-cultural South African context with its diverse populations and settings. The volume reflects basic as well as applied well-being research in the multicultural South African context, as conducted in various contexts and with a variety of methods and foci. Theoretical, review, and empirical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marié P Wissing
ISBN: 9789400763685 9400763689
OCLC Number: 844730934
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction / Marié P. Wissing --
Towards Fortigenesis and Fortology: An Informed Essay / Deodandus J. W. Strümpfer --
Positive Psychology and Education / Irma Eloff --
Life Design: An Approach to Managing Diversity in South Africa / Jacobus G. Maree --
Teacher Pathways to Resilience: Interpretations of Teacher Adjustment to HIV/AIDS-Related Challenges / Linda C. Theron --
Building Generative Theory from Case Work: The Relationship-Resourced Resilience Model / Liesel Ebersöhn --
From Happiness to Flourishing at Work: A Southern African Perspective / Sebastiaan Rothmann --
Resilience and Thriving Among Health Professionals / Henriëtte S. van den Berg --
Measuring Happiness: Results of a Cross-National Study / Sebastiaan Rothmann --
Further Validation of the General Psychological Well-Being Scale Among a Setswana-Speaking Group / Itumeleng P. Khumalo, Q. Michael Temane --
Feeling Good, Functioning Well, and Being True: Reflections on Selected Findings from the FORT Research Programme / Marié P. Wissing, Q. Michael Temane --
Coping and Cultural Context: Implications for Psychological Health and Well-Being / Marelize Willers, Johan C. Potgieter --
Aspects of Family Resilience in Various Groups of South African Families / Abraham P. Greeff --
Psychological Well-Being, Physical Health, and the Quality of Life of a Group of Farm Workers in South Africa: The FLAGH Study / Sammy M. Thekiso, Karel F. H. Botha --
The Pivotal Role of Social Support in the Well-Being of Adolescents / Henriëtte S. van den Berg, Ancel A. George --
Older Adults' Coping with Adversities in an African Context: A Spiritually Informed Relational Perspective / Vera Roos --
Asset-Based Coping as One Way of Dealing with Vulnerability / Ronél Ferreira --
Relational Coping Strategies of Older Adults with Drought in a Rural African Context / Vera Roos, Shingairai Chigeza, Dewald van Niekerk --
The Stories of Resilience in a Group of Professional Nurses in South Africa / Magdalena P. Koen, Chrizanne van Eeden --
Psychosocial Health: Disparities Between Urban and Rural Communities / Marié P. Wissing, Q. Michael Temane --
Multi-cultural Differences in Hope and Goal-Achievement / David J. F. Maree, Marinda Maree --
The Role of Gender and Race in Sense of Coherence and Hope Orientation Results / Sanet van der Westhuizen (née Coetzee) --
Self-regulation as Psychological Strength in South Africa: A Review / Karel F. H. Botha --
A Self-regulatory Perspective on Commitment in Academic and Interpersonal Contexts / Salomé Human-Vogel --
Facilitating Psychological Well-Being Through Hypnotherapeutic Interventions / Tharina Guse, Gerda Fourie --
Positive Psychology and Subclinical Eating Disorders / Doret. K. Kirsten, Wynand F. du Plessis --
Evaluation of a Programme to Enhance Flourishing in Adolescents / Izanette van Schalkwyk, Marié P. Wissing --
Conclusions and Challenges for Future Research / Marié P. Wissing.
Series Title: Cross-cultural advancements in positive psychology, v.4.
Responsibility: Marié P. Wissing, editor.
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