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Effects of mediated learning experience on Raven's matrices scores of African and non-African university students in South Africa
Rushton and Skuy [Intelligence 28 (2000) 1.] found that White university psychology students in South Africa averaged between one and two standard deviations higher than African students on Raven's…
Suitability of published neuropsychological test norms for urban African secondary school students in South Africa.
Abstract Variations in neuropsychological test performance as a function of ethnic/cultural group membership, socioeconomic and educational status are widely documented. In South Africa, issues of…
Depressing facts about Zulu
Summary The laryngographic results show that in Zulu there is not a distinctive phonation type (breathy voice/murmur) on vowels adjacent to depressor consonants. Although typical breathy Lx waveforms…
The Relationship between Lecture Attendance and Academic Performance in an Undergraduate Psychology Class
This article reports on a preliminary investigation into the impact of non-attendance at lectures on the performance of students in a second-year psychology class. Results suggest that the frequency…
Performance on Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices by African, East Indian, and White engineering students in South Africa.
The hypothesis is tested that the Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM) has the same construct validity in African university students as it does in non-African university students. Analyses…
Performance of Black and White South African Children on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—Revised and the Kaufman Assessment Battery
- M. Skuy, M. Taylor, S. O'Carroll, P. Fridjhon, L. Rosenthal
- Psychology, MedicinePsychological reports
- 1 June 2000
Support is provided for the usefulness of the K–ABC as a relatively nondiscriminatory alternative to the WISC–R for South African children.
Three Dimensional Spatial Perception and Academic Performance in Engineering Graphics: A Longitudinal Investigation
- C. Potter, W. Kaufman, J. Delacour, M. Mokone, Errol van der Merwe, P. Fridjhon
- 1 March 2009
In this paper we examine the longitudinal relationship between three dimensional spatial perception and pass rates in engineering graphics, a course requiring ability to use visualisation in…
Online flow experiences, problematic Internet use and Internet procrastination
- A. Thatcher, Gisela Wretschko, P. Fridjhon
- Psychology, Computer ScienceComput. Hum. Behav.
- 1 September 2008
It was found that there were strong positive relationships between all three variables (the strongest relationship being between problematic Internet use and online procrastination), and it was suggested that Procrastination may be a connector between PIU and flow, but that flow is independent of the relationship betweenPIU and procrastinated.
Suicide Ideation in Adolescent South Africans: The Role of Gender and Coping Strategies
With an increasing number of studies showing a rise in adolescent suicidal behaviour and a wealth of literature concerning adolescent coping strategies, this study examined both these issues within a…
The Effect of Exposure during an Ongoing Climate of Violence on Children's Self-Perceptions, as Reflected in Drawings
Many children in South Africa are subjected to continually high levels of stress and political violence. Children who are exposed to violent stressors may be at increased risk for the development of…