Psychosocial Well-being and Communal Thriving

This sub-programme aims to study the measurement and promotion of psychosocial well-being on three related levels, namely across a life-course, across life domains, and across cultures. Psychosocial well-being is conceived as a multi-dimensional and faceted construct which includes individual, social and community well-being.  Through theoretical and empirical studies, researchers in the sub-programme aim to gather knowledge about the antecedents, outcomes and dynamics of a broad spectrum of optimal functioning of individuals, groups, communities, and institutions.

 

Recent publications

2017

“A boy, being a victim, nobody really buys that, you know?”: Dynamics of sexual violence against boys.

Von Hohendorff, J., Habigzangb, L.F., Koller, S.H

Child Abuse and Neglect
2017

The experiences of African Roman Catholic Church seminarians

Juma, J.O., Van der Merwe, K., & Du Toit, D.

HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies
2016

The religious lives of students at a South African university.

Nell, W.

HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies
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Members

Prof. T. (Tumi) Khumalo

Sub-programme leader

tumi.khumalo@nwu.ac.za

Prof. S. (Silvia) Koller

Extraordinary professor

Prof. H. (Hans-Henrik) Knoop

Extraordinary professor

Dr K. (Karen) van der Merwe

Researcher

Dr J. (Johan) Steytler

Researcher

johan.steytler@nwu.ac.za

Prof. C. (Chrizanne) van Eeden

Researcher

chrizanne.vaneeden@nwu.ac.za