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  • Editorial
    • Authors: Khonzi Mbatha
      Abstract: The second issue of New Voices in Psychology of 2015 promises to be an interesting read! It contains a diverse range of contributions from different institutions. As is the culture of New Voices in Psychology, many of the contributions are from postgraduate students who co-published with their supervisors.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Back to the future : white students accounting for non-participation in
           student politics
    • Authors: Ryan Botha; Jacqueline Marx
      Abstract: Our research examines the role that race, racial identity and racism play in talk about student politics. In this article we examine white male and female students' accounts for non-participation in student politics at a historically black university. Our analysis of talk in focus group discussions identifies a range of conceptual dichotomies. We link these conceptual dichotomies to deeply entrenched racially binarized narratives and show how recourse to them is used to articulate and legitimize decisions not to participate in student politics. We discuss the implications of the strategies employed by white students to account for non-participation in student politics and conclude the article by giving consideration to suggestions for alternate frames for doing whiteness in contemporary South Africa.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The utility of the NEO-PI-3 in a sample of South African adolescents
    • Authors: Emma Boshoff; Sumaya Laher
      Abstract: Psychological tests, particularly personality tests, are routinely employed for career guidance and counselling, in university selection procedures and therapeutic settings with adolescents. The NEO-PI-3 is the newest revision in the NEO family of personality instruments and has been revised to suit adolescent populations. This research explored the utility of the NEO-PI-3 in a convenience sample of 329 learners from a public school in Johannesburg, South Africa. Utility was established using a mixed methods approach where internal consistency reliability and construct validity of the NEO-PI-3 was explored using Cronbach's alpha and exploratory factor analysis. Learners were also asked to comment on the appropriateness of the NEO-PI-3 items. These comments were subjected to thematic analysis. Reliability coefficients for the NEO-PI-3 scales were variable. The factor structure for this sample was incongruent with cross-cultural samples but a five factor solution resembling the normative sample was found once the Compliance facet was removed. 36.2% of the sample reported experiencing difficulty with understanding words and items on the NEO-PI-3. The most dominant theme identified amongst the learners was a lack of understanding of items and words. This was followed by problems with item construction, questionnaire length and the repetitive natureof items. The results suggest that the NEO-PI-3 may not be used in its current form in the South African context. Further research and possible test adaption would be needed before using the instrument.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Nursing students' lived experiences of attending a psychoeducational
           stress management programme
    • Authors: Henry D. Mason
      Abstract: Nursing is a stressful profession. Research indicates that nursing students, who may be inexperienced and still developing professional skills, may be particularly vulnerable to secondary stress. Psycho-educational stress management programmes could assist nursing students to address the challenges associated with secondary stress. This article reports on a qualitative study that explored 13 nursing students' (female = 11, mean age = 19.38, range 18-22) lived experiences of attending a psycho-educational stress management programme. Data were collected by means of in-depth interviews and narrative sketches. A central theme emerged following the qualitative analysis, namely: a journey of personal development. The central theme is presented in terms of three subthemes, namely: (1) roadblocks and opportunities: Distressing and satisfying experiences, (2) the choice: disengagement of meaning, and (3) embracing resilience. Overall the findings indicate that the psycho-educational stress management programme served as a valuable approach to address secondary stress among nursing students. Limitations and avenues for further research are discussed.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Incomplete sex-reassignment surgery and psychosocial functioning : a
           preliminary study
    • Authors: Musa MaseTshaba; Solly Matshonisa Seeletse
      Abstract: Sex reassignment surgery is a process which includes a decision to change one's biological sex through the use of medical intervention. Trans-sexualism is a condition in which a person experiences a discontinuity between their assigned sex and what they feel their core gender is. For example, a person who was identified as "female" at birth, raised as a girl, and has lived being perceived by others as a "woman", may feel that their core sense of who they are is a closer fit with "male". If this sense is strong and persistent, this person may decide to take steps to ensure that others perceive them as a man. The impact of gender affirming surgery on interpersonal relationships was studied and presented. The research question was: How does an individual with incomplete sex change surgery experience him/herself in relationships with males and females? The predominant finding was one of a mixed clinical picture wherein although the sex change does bring satisfaction in one area of their lives, it also raises dissatisfaction when it comes to other aspects of their lives. Psychotherapy and surgical intervention are to be considered jointly in order to aid effective integration for individuals considering such an option.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • School factors that influence female learners' development of a negative
           self-concept in mathematics : the case of a rural high school in central
           Zambia
    • Authors: Chongo Nachivula; Ecloss Munsaka
      Abstract: The study was aimed at ascertaining school factors, which influence the development of negative mathematics self-concept in female learners. The study used a case study approach. A sample comprising 7 grade 11 female learners with low mathematics self-concept from Kalale (pseudonym) Girls' Secondary School, situated in a rural area of central Zambia, was purposively selected. The Rosenberg self-concept scale was used to identify learners with low mathematics self-concept. In-depth face-to-face interviews and a focus group discussion were conducted with the participants. Data were analysed using the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) method. Findings revealed that there were six school factors that influenced the female learners to have a negative self-concept in mathematics. These factors are: bad personality attitudes of mathematics teachers; lack of support from teachers; teachers' mathematics related gender stereotypes; few female mathematics teachers; lack of adequate and consistent guidance and counselling programs in the school; and poor organisation of the mathematics club in the school.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Predicting average marks in tertiary education using cognitive testing and
           secondary education performance
    • Authors: Ingrid Opperman; Michael Greyling
      Abstract: South Africa faces several challenges in higher education including numbers of graduates following drives for mass participation. This is a complex problem of which selections are one component. This institution uses the PIBSpEEx as an adjunct to grade 12 results in selections. The predictive power of this instrument and secondary schooling results was investigated in relation to 'success' in the form of average marks as well as a pass-fail model. Results indicated statistical significance for secondary schooling and sub-tests of the PIBSpEEx although effect sizes were not as expected given international research. This questions which aspects of cognition, education and selection procedures should be considered to select students with a higher likelihood of success in the South African context.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Psychology - Themes and Variations, Junaid Hassim (Ed.) : book review
    • Authors: Janice K. Moodley
      Abstract: The book under review titled Psychology: Themes and Variations is positioned as a Higher Education introductory textbook for the study of psychology. It is the 2nd edition of the South African version of the international book series by the same name. As such it is edited and authored by a team of predominately South African psychologists working in academia and/or public/private practice.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • 21st Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) Annual Congress,
           Emperors Palace (Johannesburg) 15 to 18 September 2015 : conference report
           
    • Authors: Gaogalalelwe Katide
      Abstract: The Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) is the national professional body of Psychology, committed to transforming and developing psychology in South Africa and make certain that it is relevant in the South African Context. PsySSA held its 21st Annual Psychology Congress at Emperors Palace (Johannesburg) from 15 to 18 September 2015. This annual congress is one of the main events in the Psychological circles in South Africa.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • International Society Conference of Health Psychology (ISCHP) :
           Grahamstown (East London), South Africa 12 to 15 July 2015
    • Authors: Reabetswe Molobela
      Abstract: The International Society Conference of Health Psychology (ISCHP) which was held at Grahamstown from the 12 to 15 July 2015 at Rhodes University was the first international academic conference that I attended. I was delighted when they informed me that my abstract was accepted to be presented at an international conference pending resubmission and that they had granted me the bursary that was to cover the conference fee, workshop fee, transport and accommodation during the conference. I resubmitted the abstract as requested and awaited for the day to arrive. The thought of traveling to a place I had never been to also was exciting. The conference began at the final day of the national Arts festival, which I heard a lot about and hoped I could arrive in time and have a glimpse of it. Unfortunately this did not transpire as I had to attend a workshop on neoliberalism upon my arrival. I had the luxury of meeting people with great minds and could critically tackle neoliberalism and its effects on individuals in academia.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Invitation for contributions to a special issue : corrections (prison)
           communities
    • Abstract: We would like to invite submissions for a 2016 special issue of New Voices in Psychology on corrections (prisons) research. This special issue is intended to highlight and appreciate research and community engagement initiatives in and around corrections.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Editorial
    • Authors: Khonzi Mbatha
      Abstract: When I was approached in 2012 to be a guest editor of a sexuality issue of New Voices in Psychology, never in my wildest dreams did I envisioned that one day I would be a full editor of this journal. My sincere gratitude to the previous editor, Prof Eduard Fourie for grooming me and for having faith in my ability to keep the ship afloat. New Voices in Psychology has always been close to my heart. The philosophy of giving young and upcoming scholars an opportunity to showcase and share their ideas and research with a larger academic audience resonates with me. In this day and age when knowledge is 'sold' at exorbitant prices, with authors having to folk out thousands of page fees to access their work, New Voices in Psychology provides a perfect platform for young scholars to hone their skills through a reputable peer-review process. I am delighted to script my first editorial and am looking forward to many years of fruitful engagement with the New Voices audience, in corridors, cyberspace, social spaces and at conferences.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Measuring acculturation in the South African context : the reliability and
           validity of the South African acculturation scale
    • Authors: Kimera Pillay; Sumaya Laher
      Abstract: Acculturation is often cited in South African research as an explanation for various phenomena. Researchers often cite the examination of acculturation as a recommendation for further research. To date there has been very little research in the South African context that empirically examines acculturation. This study explored the internal consistency reliability and construct validity of the South African Acculturation Scale (SAAS) in a non probability, convenience sample of 392 individuals in Johannesburg. The SAAS is a 22 item scale that has a Likert-type response format ranging from 'Strongly Agree' (5) to 'Strongly Disagree' (1). From the results it was evident that some of the items on the SAAS were problematic and needed to be removed to ensure that the scale was psychometrically sound. The revised SAAS yielded better reliability coefficients for this sample.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The relationship between religious orientation and perceived risk of HIV
           infection in members of the Muslim community in Johannesburg, South Africa
           
    • Authors: Aqeela Mahomed; Sumaya Laher
      Abstract: It has been suggested that Muslim individuals have significantly lower prevalence rates of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection than other religious groups around the world. This is attributed to the strict adherence of Islamic laws that are seen to inhibit the disease. Therefore, this study sought to investigate the possibility of an association between religious orientations and the way in which this influences Muslim individuals' perceptions of the likelihood of contracting the HIV infection. A questionnaire consisting of a religious orientation scale as well as a perceived risk scale was administered to Muslims in Lenasia, South of Johannesburg and surrounding areas. Results revealed correlations between intrinsic religious orientation and perceived risk. This remained the case after controlling for the age, gender, marital status and level of education of the participants. This means that the more Muslims rely on religion for guidance and religious tenets for personal gratification, the greater their awareness of their perceived risk to HIV.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • To divorce or not? young black people's perceptions of divorce in the
           21st century
    • Authors: Boikhutso Maubane; Malose Langa
      Abstract: This article explores young black people's perceptions of divorce in the post-apartheid South Africa, with specific focus on factors that may influence a partner to decide whether to divorce or not. A theory of Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs is used to understand what is more valuable for young black people in terms of their needs in a marriage today. Semi-structured individual interviews were conducted with eight black unmarried third year students (four males and four females between ages 21 and 23 years old) at the University of the Witwatersrand in the year 2013. Data was analysed using a thematic content analysis to identify the key themes that emerged from the data. The findings indicate that most young black people would divorce their partner regardless of being financially dependent on them, as they feel emotional fulfilment in marriage is important than financial security.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • A comparative study into the coping strategies employed by undergraduate
           psychology and non-psychology students
    • Authors: Sanche Nel; Rizwana Roomaney
      Abstract: This study investigated differences in coping strategies between psychology students and non-psychology students. The researchers hypothesized that psychology students would utilize more adaptive coping skills than non-psychology students, based on their exposure to psychological theory. The Brief COPE survey was administered to 43 psychology students and 47 non-psychology students. Analyses by means of T-tests were conducted to determine statistically significant differences in coping strategies between the two groups. The results indicated that there were no significant differences between the coping styles of psychology students and non-psychology students in 13 of the 14 subscales of the Brief COPE. However, a significant difference was found in one subscale, namely emotional support, with psychology students demonstrating significantly higher mean scores on the scale than non-psychology students (p < 0.01). Psychology students in the sample utilized the coping strategy of seeking emotional support significantly more than the non-psychology students in the sample. These results indicate that knowledge regarding coping does not necessarily translate into implementation of adaptive coping strategies. However, the results of this study indicates that psychology students sought more emotional support than non-psychology students and may therefore indicate that they are more willing to seek assistance in order to cope than non-psychology students.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The hidden side of domestic violence : abused men in intimate heterosexual
           relationships
    • Authors: Noluthando Mqakelana
      Abstract: Domestic violence is one of the major social issues that characterize our country, both as a contributing factor to other social problems and as a result of other social problems. Domestic violence has been made to be only an issue that affects women; it has been gendered. Men are only brought into domestic violence discourse and research only as perpetrators. However, it affects both women and men as men can also be victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence rates have increased regardless of developments in legislation. In addition, role players in the implementation of legislation tend to emphasize more on female victims which leaves male victims marginalized. This leads to male victims suffering in silence and thinking that there are no interventions for them. This paper explored experiences of abused men in intimate heterosexual relationships using qualitative approach. Data collection took a form of in-depth individual interviews. Data was analyzed using thematic content analysis. Findings indicate that men are also victims of domestic violence and are willing to share their experiences; however there are limited platforms for male victims. Their reasons for staying are multifaceted such as giving their children an opportunity to grow up with both parents. Effects of domestic violence ranged from psycho-emotional to professional development. Social workers as professionals need to sensitize themselves to the reality of male victims of domestic violence and acknowledge that men can also be victims.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Investigating the relationship between adult attention deficit and
           hyperactivity disorder (AADHD) and personality correlates related to
           sensation seeking
    • Authors: Nakitah L. Geemooi
      Abstract: The scientific literature is proliferated with discussions regarding childhood ADHD and there is great awareness for it in the population. In the last 20 years, however, increasing evidence has emerged to suggest the rising and unremitting persistence of ADHD well into adulthood. Due to its chronic nature, researchers are interested in the possible personality correlates that may underlie the way in which the disorder manifests. The current research examined whether the personality trait of Sensation Seeking, and its accompanying sub-dimensions of: (i) Boredom Susceptibility; (ii) Disinhibition; (iii) Experience Seeking; (iv) Thrill and Adventure Seeking; (v) Novelty; and (vi) Intensity of stimuli can explain a statistically significant amount of adult ADHD variance. In addition to the Sensation Seeking Scale form V (SSS-V), participants were also required to complete the adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS). Significant positive correlations with adult ADHD were found for the Sensation Seeking sub-dimensions of Disinhibition and Experience Seeking. Thrill and Adventure Seeking on the other hand was found to be unrelated to ADHD in adults. Furthermore, a multiple regression analysis revealed that sensation seeking dimensions can explain a small, yet statistically significant amount of adult ADHD variance. Despite these findings,additional research is necessary to identify other possible factors that could explain adult ADHD variance. The empirical evidence regarding the role of it is scarce and inconsistent. These gaps in our understanding of the relationship between adult ADHD and personality may benefit from the identification of a moderator variable on which these relationships are contingent and that help to predict and understand when these relationships are positive and negative.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Linking information processing style preference, statistical reasoning,
           and statistical performance in psychology students
    • Authors: Candice Lee Rascher; Nicky Israel
      Abstract: This study sought to examine the nature of the relationships between information processing style preference, statistical reasoning ability (statistical skills and misconceptions), and performance on a psychology-based statistics course(RDA IIA). A non-experimental, correlational research design was used. The sample consisted of 133 University of the Witwatersrand students who had completed the RDA IIA module. Participants completed a brief demographic questionnaire as well as the Rational-Experiential Inventory (Pacini & Epstein, 1999), assessing processing style preference, and the Statistical Reasoning Assessment (Garfield, 2003), assessing statistical reasoning ability. Results indicated statistically significant, positive relationships between preference for a rational information processing style and statistical reasoning ability; as well as between performance on RDA IIA and statistical reasoning ability. There were, however, no significant relationships between performance on RDA IIA and processing style preference. These findings yielded useful implications for the teaching of statistical courses and thus contribute to limited knowledge available regarding the links between processing style preference and statistical reasoning and performance, particularly in the South African context.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Bad science, Ben Goldacre (Ed.) : book review
    • Authors: Ryan Botha
      Abstract: Rarely does one come across a book as scathing and steeped in acerbic wit as Ben Goldacre's "Bad Science". The book has at its core one central and very important objective, namely, to weed out and expose the band of charlatans and quacks within our midst masquerading under the banner of science. Once identified, the author systematically subjects the claims and promises of these pseudo-scientists to austere methodological rigour, borne out of his own experience as a physician and epidemiologist. Initially, his espousal of the scientific method appears tinged in a self-protective narcissism as he appears to exude a disdain for any practice outside of the realm of mainstream western medicine he was trained in. However, as the text expands its scope of critique, we discover that Goldacre is by no means ignorant of the inherent flaws within mainstream medicine and cites research from within its esteemed quarters as the very nadir of bad science.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Friends of the natives : the inconvenient past of South African
           liberalism, Eddy Maloka (Ed.) : book review
    • Authors: Ndumiso Dladla
      Abstract: Eddy Maloka's book is a rather unusual but very welcome addition to the existing literature of the history of South African liberalism. It is unusual for the same reason it is welcome, it is unlike most historical works on South African liberalism not written from within the tradition (of South African liberalism) but rather critically from without.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Gone girl, David Fincher (Ed.) : film review
    • Authors: Ryan Botha
      Abstract: In cinema, popular portrayals of male psychopaths abound. Etched in cinema history are seminal male psychopathic characters from films like Psycho, The Shining, Silence of the Lambs, American Psycho and more recently, No Country for Old Men. The fact that there is a preponderance of male psychopaths in cinema reflects an epidemiological fact, namely, that there are more male than female psychopaths in society.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Unisa school of social sciences conference, Unisa main campus, Muckleneuk,
           2-3 September 2015 : conference report
    • Authors: Mbongiseni Mdakane
      Abstract: It was an absolute pleasure and a privilege to have attended and presented at the first School of Social Sciences Conference at Unisa. The event themed Alternative visions of society: negotiating the future impact of the social sciences was an exhilarating two-day affair graced with the likes of Professors Steven Friedman and Leila Patel as keynote speakers. With hi-tech and world class infrastructure provided at Kgorong building, the atmosphere was tranquil and at its best ensuring the smooth running of the conference and that the delegates receive their money's worth.Catering was also top-notch as per usual. Reflecting back after spending extensive hours of architectural hard work as part of the conference administrative team, I was delighted to finally experience the unfolding of conference right before my eyes. I was there! I was there when conference delegates were welcomed by Professor Rosemary Moeketsi, the Executive Dean of the College of Human Sciences who also graciously opened the ceremony. I was there when Professor Steven Friedman delivered his keynote address. Through his expressive character, he gave a moving and an informative lecture on the political history of South Africa by focussing on the socioeconomic, cultural and political path dependencies of Mzansi. Immediately following the keynote address, coffee and tea was served and this kicked-off the four parallel sessions that took place on the day.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • A peak inside a political prisoner's heart : poem
    • Authors: Martin Sehlapelo
      Abstract: MARTIN SEHLAPELO spent five years on Robben Island Prison after being found guilty of terrorism. Currently he is the Group Chief Information Officer at Transnet. He is also reading for a doctorate in Information Science at the University of South Africa.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
 
 
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