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1. Du Plessis, Melissa. Constructing and validating a measuring instrument for coping with occupational stress .

Degree: 2018, University of South Africa

SUMMARY CONSTRUCTING AND VALIDATING A MEASURING INSTRUMENT FOR COPING WITH OCCUPATIONAL STRESS by Melissa du Plessis Supervisor: Prof N. Martins Department: Industrial and Organisational Psychology Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Orientation: Occupational stress is still a concern for both individuals and organisations, and academia is no exception. Employees’ ability to cope with occupational stressors depend on the regulatory strategies they adopt in response to the stressor. However, there is no clear consensus on how the coping construct should be measured. Existing literature further outlines various conceptual and methodological concerns regarding the measurement of coping. Van Wyk (2010) advocates that currently, no coping instrument has been developed and very few instruments have been validated in a South African and African context. Research purpose: The primary objective of this research was to construct a valid and reliable instrument for determining which coping strategies academics adopt in response to occupational stress. Research methodology: A combination of steps, suggested by scale development authors, was followed to develop the instrument. The process was broken down into three phases, namely: (1) theoretical investigation, (2) instrument purification, and (3) instrument optimisation. The construction of the questionnaire was based on a sample of 305 university employees who were permanently employed in a higher education institution in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. Main findings: The study resulted in a psychometrically sound 33-item measuring instrument. Nine empirically validated coping strategies emerged, namely (1) social coping, (2) religious coping, (3) cognitive coping, (4) active leisure coping, (5) avoidant coping, (6) social disengagement, (7) vacation time, (8) rumination, and (9) emotional coping. These strategies were further classified as adaptive or maladaptive coping strategies. CFA confirmed the nine-factor model. Empirical support for construct and content validity, internal consistency reliability v and composite reliability was available. The instrument further demonstrated convergent and discriminant validity. Contribution/value-add: The key contribution of this study was the development of a psychometrically sound instrument for determining which coping strategies academics adopt in response to occupational stress. This study further contributed to constructing and empirically testing a model for coping with occupational stress. Lastly, the study provided support for measurement invariance across different demographical groups, and the findings revealed that individuals from different demographical backgrounds differ significantly in the coping strategies they adopt in response to occupational stress.; DIE ONTWIKKELING EN VALIDASIE VAN ’N MEETINSTRUMENT VIR DIE HANTERING VAN BEROEPSTRES deur Melissa du Plessis Promotor: Prof N Martins Departement: Bedryfs- en Organisasiesielkunde Graad: DPhil in Sielkunde Oriëntasie: Beroepstres is… Advisors/Committee Members: Martins, Nico (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Academics; Coping; Emotion regulation; Higher education institution; Measurement invariance; Measuring instrument; Occupational stress; Organisation-specific and job-specific stressors; Regulatory strategies; Scale development; Akademici; Hantering; Emosieregulering; Hoëronderwysinstansie; Metingsinvariansie; Meetinstrument; Beroepstres; Organisasiespesifieke en werkspesifieke stressors; Regulerende strategieë; Skaalontwikkeling

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APA (6th Edition):

Du Plessis, M. (2018). Constructing and validating a measuring instrument for coping with occupational stress . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/25387

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Du Plessis, Melissa. “Constructing and validating a measuring instrument for coping with occupational stress .” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Africa. Accessed November 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/25387.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Du Plessis, Melissa. “Constructing and validating a measuring instrument for coping with occupational stress .” 2018. Web. 16 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Du Plessis M. Constructing and validating a measuring instrument for coping with occupational stress . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2018. [cited 2019 Nov 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/25387.

Council of Science Editors:

Du Plessis M. Constructing and validating a measuring instrument for coping with occupational stress . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/25387

2. Esterhuizen, Hendrik Daniel. The integration of learning technologies in open distance learning at the North-West University / Hendrik Daniel (Hennie) Esterhuizen .

Degree: 2012, North-West University

North-West University in South Africa is committed to expanding use of learning technologies for contact and distance education students by augmenting the existing NWU teaching and learning policy with an e-learning policy. The School of Continuing Teacher Education at North-West University is currently training about 24 000 in-service teacher students through Open Distance Learning. Only a few students submit assignments in typed format and seldom electronically. Students rarely use electronic technologies to augment their learning, and the SCTE employs few to support students. This does not comply with the South African Government’s policy on e-Education that demands information and communication technology mastery in teacher training. The aim of this research was integration of learning technologies in open distance learning at SCTE NWU through recommendations compiled in a sociologically transformative emergent implementation framework. The researcher followed a concurrent mixed-method sociologically transformative approach, focussing on the use of technology for social empowerment to cross the digital divide, through a theoretical lens of ICT for development. The lived experience in the natural setting of distance education students, lecturers, and involved stakeholders was used as initial data collection, informed by a continuous literature study of emergent learning technology use. Purposeful sampling was used during participant selection. The role of the researcher was that of participant observer, interviewer, and human instrument, from a position of methodological pragmatism as a method of inquiry. Using a design-based research approach, the thesis addresses the main research question through five research papers; each addressing one of the sub-questions as design-based research cycles, while collectively addressing the research problem to address the main research question. Nonstandardised measuring instruments were developed based on themes identified from literature and the analysis of qualitative data. Significant barriers to population-wide ICT adoption exist. Strong intentions of perseverance in attaining functional computer literacy are evident. Support and enablement are required to promote trust to attempt using computers, necessary to obtain self-confidence through accomplishment. In this way perseverance to attain functional computer literacy may be cultivated. The study presents a model for intention to use, confidence, trust and perseverance in attaining computer literacy competence with statistically significant standardised regression weights. In terms of affective responses of students during computer literacy training, a twodimensional model for computer literacy learning emotions is presented. Perceptions during professional development produced a model for faculty development towards socially transformative learning technology integration for open distance learning. The researcher also presents a people-technology interaction in teaching and learning…

Subjects/Keywords: Computer literacy; e-Learning; Faculty training; Higher Education; Interactive white boards; Learning technology integration; Open Distance Learning; Student support; Teacher training; Technology adoption; Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL); Technophilia; Technophobia; Akademici opleiding; e-Leer; Hoër Onderwys; Interaktiewe witborde; Leertegnologie integrasie; Liefde vir tegnologie; Onderwysersopleiding; Oop afstandsleer; Rekenaargeletterdheid; Studenteondersteuning; Tegnologieaanvaarding; Tegnologie-verrykte Leer; Tegnologievrees

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APA (6th Edition):

Esterhuizen, H. D. (2012). The integration of learning technologies in open distance learning at the North-West University / Hendrik Daniel (Hennie) Esterhuizen . (Thesis). North-West University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10394/8736

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Esterhuizen, Hendrik Daniel. “The integration of learning technologies in open distance learning at the North-West University / Hendrik Daniel (Hennie) Esterhuizen .” 2012. Thesis, North-West University. Accessed November 16, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10394/8736.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Esterhuizen, Hendrik Daniel. “The integration of learning technologies in open distance learning at the North-West University / Hendrik Daniel (Hennie) Esterhuizen .” 2012. Web. 16 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Esterhuizen HD. The integration of learning technologies in open distance learning at the North-West University / Hendrik Daniel (Hennie) Esterhuizen . [Internet] [Thesis]. North-West University; 2012. [cited 2019 Nov 16]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10394/8736.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Esterhuizen HD. The integration of learning technologies in open distance learning at the North-West University / Hendrik Daniel (Hennie) Esterhuizen . [Thesis]. North-West University; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10394/8736

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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