Recent Submissions

  • The medieval construct of demonic evil: an inverted incarnation 

    Raftery, Margaret (University of the Free State, 2007)
    English: This article explores the concept of inversion as an essential ingredient in the medieval understanding of Good and Evil. It argues that demonic evil is often, but here specifically in the Dutch rederijker drama ...
  • Proven researchers’ perceptions of influences on academics’ research output: a case study 

    Schulze, Salomé; Gouws, Eldrie (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: This article reports on the perceptions of a group of proven researchers at a higher education institution on various aspects of research. The aim was to make recommendations on how the research output of academics ...
  • Biracial identity: more than just Black and White 

    Francis, Dennis (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: This article draws on the insights of research on nine Indian-White biracial young adults to consider how they interpret their social reality. Life-history research was used to discover the complexities that ...
  • Complexity, postmodernism and the bioethical dilemma 

    De Roubaix, Malcom; Cilliers, Paul (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: This article examines the implications of a postmodern ethics for bioethical problems. Traditional approaches to bioethics, with specific reference to “principlism”, depend on a modernist strategy which attempts ...
  • Kosgangers se ervarings van bullebakkery: ’n gevallestudie 

    De Wet, Corene; Jacobs, Lynette (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: Despite the many portrayals of bullying at school hostels in biographies, autobiographies, youth and adult fiction, and films, very few research publications deal with violence in general, and bullying in ...
  • Factors related to throughput in final-year Statistics 

    Latief, Abduraghiem; Blignaut, Renette (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: This article reports on the results of a study examining factors related to throughput at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa between 1975 and 2001. The students in the study all registered ...
  • The stability of test design: measuring differences in performance across several administrations of an academic literacy test 

    Weideman, Albert; Van der Slik, Frans (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: This study explores the stability or consistency across several administrations of a test designed to determine academic literacy levels. The reliability of two versions (one English, the other Afrikaans) of ...
  • A perspective on university academic workload measurement 

    Cawood, Fred; Yilmaz, Halil; Musingwini, Cuthbert; Razinchenko, Galina (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: Internationally, universities are increasingly seen as being part of the wider community, which has an impact on academic workload. This paper explains the importance of a model for investigating such academic ...
  • HIV/AIDS and modernity in Africa: a philosophical perspective 

    Cloete, Michael (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: HIV/AIDS poses the greatest threat to human life in sub-Saharan Africa. Although the general awareness of the various modes of HIV-transmission has increased significantly over the past few years, the continuing ...
  • Taalvermoë en originariteit 

    Peeters, Leopold (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: Language is not to be found in dictionaries or theories, but in speech itself. My quest is to understand what happens in speech. Language is not merely a means of communication but the manner in which one becomes ...
  • Suid-Afrika se internasionale norm-entrepreneurskap 

    Geldenhuys, Doen (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: The ambitious foreign policy that democratic South Africa has pursued since 1994 contains a strong element of international norm-entrepreneurship. This largely selfimposed undertaking can involve a set of related ...
  • A model to increase teacher self-efficacy 

    Wood, Lesley; Olivier, Tilla (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: This article outlines an attempt to help teachers to become more effective role models and instructors of life skills via the development of a self-efficacy model. The model is founded on the premise that ...
  • The development and relevance of the Resiliency Model of Family Stress, adjustment and adaptation 

    Brown-Baatjies, Ottilia; Fouché, Paul; Greeff, Awie (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: The study of family resilience has gained momentum within the field of family psychology over the last two decades. This paper focuses on the development of the Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and ...
  • South African household expenditure patterns: alcohol products in 1995 and 2000 

    Ground, Marc; Koch, Steven; Van Wyk, Dylan (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: This research examines differences in household expenditure on alcohol between 1995 and 2000, the most recent years for which data is publicly available. The analysis reveals that both real expenditure on all ...
  • ‘New fatherhood’ - fact or fiction? The perceptions and experiences of fathers in South Africa 

    Smit, Ria (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: During the past two decades, fatherhood has become an increasingly important issue, not only in scholarly debates but also in popular forums in South Africa. This article reports on some findings of a quantitative ...
  • Die swart Afrikaanse vroueskrywer (1995-2007): nog steeds ’n literêre minderheid binne ’n demokratiese bestel? 

    Cochrane, Neil (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: During the last decade of the twentieth century, two novels by black Afrikaans women writers, Frieda Gygenaar and E K M Dido, were published by mainstream publishers. Since then, the position of black women ...
  • The ethics of responsibility: the ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas 

    Van der Merwe, Willie; De Voss, Vida (University of the Free State, 2008)
    English: Emmanuel Levinas’s ethics is based on the Other/other. He argues that we are in an asymmetrical relationship with our neighbour that pre-destines us to ethical responsibility even before consciousness or choice. ...