Ageing and Generational Dynamics

This programme aims to explore ageing across the life-course as well as its impact on the relationships between and within generations on both the familial and societal levels. Contextualised within the diverse realities of Africa, researchers focus amongst others on 1) discourses and realities of ageing and family /intergenerational relationships; 2) contemporary social and health care at the nexus of informal and formal care systems; and 3) trends in the inclusion/exclusion of generations in relation to each other and broader community and societal systems, and how older people negotiate these in terms of survival and citizenship.

 

Recent publications

2019

Young female adults’ experiences of their relationships with older people: The Mmogo-method®

Roos, V., van Biljon, L., & Carstens, U.

Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
2019

Respect in intergenerational relationships: Young adult women’s motivations.

Van Biljon, L. & Roos, V., & O’Reilly, S.

Journal of Intergenerational Relationships
2018

Cell phone usage relational regulation strategies of older South Africans

Steyn, S., Roos, V., & Botha, K.

Journal of Psychology in Africa
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Members

Prof. J. (Jaco) Hoffman

Programme Leader

jaco.hoffman@nwu.ac.za

Prof. V. (Vera) Roos

Researcher

http://veraroos.com/

Prof. I. (Isabella) Aboderin

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. A. (Andries) Baart

Extraordinary Professor

abaart@presentie.nl

Dr E. (Emily) Freeman

Extraordinary Researcher

Prof. N. (Norah) Keating

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. A. (Anne Magriet) Pot

Extraordinary Professor

Prof. J. (Johan) Strijdom

Extraordinary Professor

S. (Sandra) Steyn

PhD Student

Dr J. (Johan) Steytler

Researcher

12924571@nwu.ac.za