Factors that contribute to resilience are key to the positive development of youths, and knowledge of such factors is essential
for promoting resilience in schools through both policy and practice. This study reports on the results of an item and factor
analysis of the Resilience Questionnaire for Middle-adolescents in Township Schools (R-MATS) that was used to survey
291 Grade 9 middle-adolescent learners from two black-only township secondary schools. The majority of respondents indicated
an overall sense of contending with various stressors, especially the exposure to violence, and academic challenges.
Respondents attributed their buoyancy to individual and environmental factors, such as self-confidence, an internal locus of
control, a tough personality, commitment, being achievement-oriented, as well as positive identification of and access to
The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of whether or not, and how teachers in a resource-constrained rural school sustain their motivation in and commitment to teaching over a life-span. The Social ...
In this article, I argue that an ecological systems approach to resilience – specifically, one that is sensitive to how contextual determinants shape successful adaptation differentially – offers a meaningful way to enable ...
Parsons, Joreta(University of Pretoria, 2006-09-05)
The purpose of this study was to develop a way of identifying resilient and non-resilient middle-adolescent learners, by means of an instrument or otherwise, in a former Model C-school. The research paradigm is pragmatism ...