Research outputs

Access is provided to research outputs generated by HSRC researchers since 2000. All research outputs are provided free of charge to the public, with the exception of confidential reports. Where possible the full-text is provided for immediate download. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of an output which is not immediately available for download, please contact the Digital Curation Team at

HSRC Repository

The HSRC Institutional Repository is an important tool that the HSRC utilises to preserve and disseminate its documents. Different types of publications including scholarly research outputs are collected, preserved and distributed in a digital format.

Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository of the HSRC's research data in support of evidence-based human and social development.


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2021 "Yes, I can!": fostering self-efficacy in science at school

Given the importance of science for the development of this country, it is concerning that limited numbers of South African learners are cho...

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2021 School leadership matters: the importance of emphasis on academic success

School principals are no longer seen only as managers and administrators but are expected to be instructional leaders' - the facilitators of...

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2021 The effect of school climate: how feelings of safety and belonging support learners' achievement

School should be a place where learners feel safe and where they belong, so they can learn effectively and thrive academically. 'School clim...

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2021 Parental involvement in homework as an enabler of achievement

Giving learners' homework to do after school carries several benefits, including extending opportunities to learn, refreshing learners' know...

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