Intergroup relation perspectives stem from research in Western contexts with clear distinctions between the dominant and
nondominant groups. In South Africa, with at least 13 different cultural groups and 11 official languages, no group is dominant in all
life spheres. We examine the relationship between identity and in-/out-group orientation across Black-Zulu, Coloured (mixed
racial ancestry), Indian, and White-Afrikaans emerging adults (N ¼ 390; 75% females, Mage ¼ 19.97 years, SD ¼ 2.44). Results
indicate that personal identity for all groups and ethnic identity for Black-Zulu, Indian, and White-Afrikaans emerging adults were
important for intergroup relations. Black-Zulu, Coloured, and Indian emerging adults distinguish themselves less from others,
whereas White-Afrikaans emerging adults are less open to others. Ultimately, the complexity of intergroup relations in South
Africa has implications for the effective transformation interventions needed to counter experiences of threat and make group
boundaries more flexible for emerging adults.
Ward, Michelle Eluize(University of Pretoria, 2010)
The aim of this study was to explore, from a group dynamics perspective, the adult learners' experiences in a learnership program structured to include employed and unemployed learners. A secondary aim was to develop ...
Winter, Carla Marika(University of Pretoria, 2005-02-10)
The single parent family in an inner city context is confronted with a problematic life situation. The demands, which are brought about by single parenthood as well as residence in an inner city environment, often lead to ...
Dekker, Natasha(University of Pretoria, 2010-03-12)
The research dealt with the influence that gestalt group therapy may have on the emotional development of deprived toddlers. The research consisted of a literature study and an empirical study. The literature study contains ...