Research outputs

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2006 Lay prototypes of illness among a Northern Sotho community in South Africa

Illness representations have been shown to differ across cultures. The aim of the study was to study disease terminology and lay prototypes ...

2006 Personal distress and professional help seeking among black students in South Africa

The aim of this study was to identify the sources of professional help of black South African students in times of personal distress....

2003 The structure of values among Northern Sotho speaking people in South Africa

The aim of this study was to compile a culture specific taxonomy of human values in Northern Sotho. With respect to cross-cultural comparis...