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1. Du Plessis, Elizabeth Susan Catherina. Factors influencing managers' attitudes towards performance appraisal .

Degree: 2015, University of South Africa

An increasing number of reports indicate that managers are opposed to performance appraisal. It is important to understand why managers have favourable or unfavourable attitudes towards performance appraisal and it is necessary to investigate the causing factors of these attitudes. The aim of this research was therefore to gain a deeper understanding of the factors that influence managers’ attitudes towards performance appraisal. This study was conducted within the interpretive research paradigm and situated in a medium-sized organisation within the financial services industry. The sample was purposefully selected and the data were collected through in-depth interviews and naïve sketches. The data were analysed applying Tesch’s descriptive analysis method. The main findings indicated that managers who needed to conduct performance appraisals perceived and experienced performance appraisal as an uncomfortable and emotional process that might cause them to become defensive. Moreover, it was revealed that the managers experienced uncertainties about aspects of performance appraisal, such as the purpose of performance appraisal, what must be measured and frequency of performance appraisal. As a result of such uncertainties, managers might not always have the ability or readiness to conduct performance appraisals, especially when the performance appraisal contains negative performance feedback. Furthermore, the organisational context might put managers in an undesirable situation to distort performance ratings of employees in order to achieve organisational goals or the manager’s personal goals, which in turn influence the attitude of the manager. The findings of the study can assist organisations in influencing managers’ attitudes more positively and in enhancing the overall performance appraisal process. Advisors/Committee Members: Van Niekerk, Annelize (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Organisational psychology; Attitude; Performance appraisal; Qualitative research; Interpretive paradigm; In-depth interviews; Naive sketch; Tesch's descriptive analysis method

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APA (6th Edition):

Du Plessis, E. S. C. (2015). Factors influencing managers' attitudes towards performance appraisal . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/19158

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Du Plessis, Elizabeth Susan Catherina. “Factors influencing managers' attitudes towards performance appraisal .” 2015. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/19158.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Du Plessis, Elizabeth Susan Catherina. “Factors influencing managers' attitudes towards performance appraisal .” 2015. Web. 22 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Du Plessis ESC. Factors influencing managers' attitudes towards performance appraisal . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2015. [cited 2020 Sep 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/19158.

Council of Science Editors:

Du Plessis ESC. Factors influencing managers' attitudes towards performance appraisal . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/19158


University of South Africa

2. Smith, Adriaan Frederik. Perceived influence of inequality on the career development of emerging adults in South Africa .

Degree: 2018, University of South Africa

After the transition from the Apartheid government to the first democratically elected government of South Africa in 1994, massive challenges of inequality had to be addressed. The career development and ability of those individuals who were discriminated against, to participate economically, are still a challenge today which indicate that past inequalities have not yet been addressed. The study aimed to gain a deeper understanding of how inequality influence the career development of emerging adults in South Africa. The findings indicated that the legacy of inequality in South Africa is still a highly influential factor in the career development of emerging adults with regards to the lack of mentorship and access to information experienced. The inability of South Africans as a collective to address the legacy of inequality also influence prospects for career development with regards to emerging adults not being financially able to gain access to career development opportunities. Advisors/Committee Members: Van Niekerk, Annelize (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Inequality; Career development; Emerging adulthood; Organisational psychology; Career psychology; Social constructionism; Previously disadvantaged; Black tax; Thematic analysis; Qualitative research

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APA (6th Edition):

Smith, A. F. (2018). Perceived influence of inequality on the career development of emerging adults in South Africa . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/26246

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Smith, Adriaan Frederik. “Perceived influence of inequality on the career development of emerging adults in South Africa .” 2018. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/26246.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Smith, Adriaan Frederik. “Perceived influence of inequality on the career development of emerging adults in South Africa .” 2018. Web. 22 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Smith AF. Perceived influence of inequality on the career development of emerging adults in South Africa . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2018. [cited 2020 Sep 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/26246.

Council of Science Editors:

Smith AF. Perceived influence of inequality on the career development of emerging adults in South Africa . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/26246

3. Jacobs, Rochelle Dorothy. Exploring the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers .

Degree: 2015, University of South Africa

The main purpose of this study is to explore the role spirituality plays in the coping of traffic officers within the South African Traffic Services. A sample of ten traffic officers participated in the study, and data was obtained by means of open-ended questions during in-depth and semi-structured interviews. The literature review aimed to conceptualise spirituality, to conceptualise coping, and to theoretically explore the role of spirituality in the coping of traffic officers. Specific aims for the empirical study were: to gain a better understanding of how traffic officers experience the role of spirituality in coping with their role within the South African context; to provide a framework that can assist with creating an understanding of the role spirituality plays in coping as a traffic officer; and to formulate recommendations for possible future research that explores the role of spirituality in the coping of traffic officers within the discipline of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, more specifically in employee and organisational wellness, and career counselling. The research findings showed that traffic officers in the sample all utilised spirituality in the workplace to various extents, and that they exhibited adaptive coping abilities when doing so. They associated less spirituality or a lack of spirituality with weaker coping abilities. It was found that spirituality in the traffic officers is informed by a foundation of spirituality or religion, purpose to their work and life, their connection to their spiritual source, and the fruits of spirituality. Their coping ability was influenced by upbringing and background, by stressors from their work environment and by coping mechanisms. The role of spirituality in the coping of traffic officers culminated in their ability to interpret the meaning of spirituality, and then to implement spirituality in order to cope. Advisors/Committee Members: Van Niekerk, Annelize (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Spirituality; Coping; Traffic officer; Traffic work environment; Interpretive paradigm; Employee and organisational wellness; Career counselling; Qualitative study

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APA (6th Edition):

Jacobs, R. D. (2015). Exploring the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18751

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Jacobs, Rochelle Dorothy. “Exploring the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers .” 2015. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18751.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Jacobs, Rochelle Dorothy. “Exploring the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers .” 2015. Web. 22 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Jacobs RD. Exploring the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2015. [cited 2020 Sep 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18751.

Council of Science Editors:

Jacobs RD. Exploring the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/18751

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