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

SOURCE: South African Journal of Psychology
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): W.Renner, K.Peltzer, M.G.Phaswana
KEYWORDS: LIMPOPO PROVINCE, NORTHERN SOTHO SPEAKING PEOPLE, TAXONOMY, VALUES IN SOCIETY
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2681
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/7949

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compile a culture specific taxonomy of human values in Northern Sotho. With respect to cross-cultural comparisons the outcome of the study shows that in Northern Sotho, religious themes and social commitment play a more important role than in German, and that religious issues correlate with social concerns. The other dimensions share some aspects with the German factors but mainly reflect the religious and collective values of traditional African culture.