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1. 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

…composition of traffic officers 64 Table 3.2: Spirituality themes and sub-themes 71 Table 3.3… …method 15 Figure 3.1: Theoretical relationship between spirituality and coping 60 Figure… …3.2: Sub-themes of the role of spirituality in the coping of traffic officers 90 Figure… …3.3: Framework – understanding the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers 101… …Figure 4.1: Framework – understanding the role of spirituality in coping of traffic officers… 

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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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