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'n Sielkundige ondersoek van drie groepe swartmense in 'n lae beroepsvlak

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dc.contributor.author De Beer JJ en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-26T06:01:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-26T06:01:17Z
dc.date.created 1976 en
dc.date.submitted 1978 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/162964
dc.description.abstract The level at which the Black worker employed by the University, functions, and the development of his potential, are determined by several factors. The need for an evaluation of the potential of the Black workers in view of certain .factors which are affecting their potential gave rise to this study. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the appearance of certain psychological variables and the influence of these variables on the potential of the Black workers in an autogenous job structure. The possible relationship between the psychological variables and the relative positions of the Black workers in the job-structure of the organisation is also considered. The variables concerned are, the general level of adaptation, intelligence, and level of modernity of the workers. Literature in connection with the interaction between culture and personality was studied. A detailed description of theories and concepts concerning culture and personality was made in order to explain their specific use in this study. After a thorough study of the literature on the specific influence of Western civilisation on the Black worker had been made, it was concluded that the modernity of Black workers was accomplished in a singularly complex way. It was ascertained that Black workers in different stages of modernity, differed from each other in connection with certain personality traits and behaviour. Methodological and other problems influencing the conducting of psychological tests on Black workers were studied by means of two pilot studies. Psychological tests are generally evaluated against the background of the cultural otherness of Black workers. Projective techniques, regarded from a methodological point of view, were found to have definite advantages in use, compared with available psychometrical tests. The empirical study was conducted with sixty-seven Black workers, tested with the T.A.T., Form-series Test, and Grant's Modernity Scale (1975). By means of the psychological expedients the variables were determined. Together with information from the personnel-record, the test-data were processed according to a previously drafted statistical model. The results show that the majority of Black workers of this organisation do not command particular potential. The average to below-average potential of the workers is not fully utilised. Different factors influence the utilisation of the potential. The workers are mainly concerned with gratifying the lower ranking needs. The Black workers to a large extent, make use of socially unacceptable defence mechanisms. The aspiration levels of the Black workers are relatively low It was also noticed that the aspiration levels of team leaders are significantly lower than those of ordinary workers. The intelligence level of the Black workers is average to below average. The progress of these workers on the modernity continuum is relatively poor. Academic training has a positive influence on the modernity tempo of the workers. There are no statistical grounds for differentiation of the three classes of workers. Concerning potential there is no difference between team leaders, special workers, and ordinary workers in general. Consequently, there is no positive connection between the potential of the Black workers and their relative positions in the job-structure of the organisation. The efficiency of the selection programme for team leaders merits further study. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Personality psychology en
dc.title 'n Sielkundige ondersoek van drie groepe swartmense in 'n lae beroepsvlak en
dc.title.alternative A psychological investigation into three groups of black people at a low career level en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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