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Validation of the Stress Overload Scale and Stress Overload Scale-short form among a Setswana-speaking community in South Africa
Although there has been extensive research on the phenomenon of stress, there is still a lack of assessment tools, especially in the South African context, that have strong theoretical underpinnings, tapping into both ...
Problematic factorial validity of three language versions of the Basic Psychological Needs Scale (BPNS): why and what are the implications?
Self-determination theory is a macrotheory of human motivation that describes fundamental matters such as personality development, goals and aspirations, and self-regulation. Basic psychological needs theory, a subtheory ...
Understanding goal motivations in deprived contexts: perspectives of adults in two rural South African communities
The aim of the present study was to explore and describe the goals and motivations underlying them for adults living in rural African contexts using an inductive approach. Seventy participants (n = 25 males, n = 45 females) ...
Representations of hope, goals, and meaning from lay person’s perspectives in two African contexts
In the rapidly expanding field of positive psychology, a core question is now what the relationships among various positive constructs are and how we can understand this in various contexts. We aimed to explore the possible ...