Petrus Nel
University of the Free State
Publications 21
#1Martina Kotzé (University of the Free State)H-Index: 5
#2Petrus Nel (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
Orientation: Mining companies are major sources of employment in South Africa. Withstanding the challenges that the mining industry faces, maintaining work engagement of employees is essential to success in this context. Research purpose: To investigate the mediating effect of job and personal resources (in parallel and serial) in the relationship between the job demands and work engagement of employees at two iron-ore mines in a remote South African locale. Motivation for the study: Most South ...
#1Petrus Nel (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
#2Ebben van Zyl (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
Last.Motselisi Lucy Mokuoane (Ministry of Health and Social Welfare)
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This study sought to validate the Experience of Work and Life Circumstances Questionnaire (WLQ) in South Africa. Respondents were 393 employees within the financial services (n = 238) and health se...
#1Petrus Nel (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
#2Martina Kotzé (University of the Free State)H-Index: 5
Abstract The long-term effects of job stress can damage mineworkers’ psychological and relationship well-being and lead to burnout. But workers do not react only passively to the work environment: by accessing their internal (personal) resources they can actively influence the environmental and work demands that may lead to burnout. This exploratory study investigated the role of two psychological resources, psychological capital (PsyCap) and mindfulness, in reducing the likelihood of burnout an...
#1Ebben van Zyl (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
Last.Petrus Nel (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
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The current work environment increasingly requires independent individuals who are able to take the initiative and make responsible decisions in settings where they are not always supported by hierarchical superiors. In this context, the concept of self-leadership has been linked to professional and personal effectiveness. This study investigated the theory of self-leadership and factors that have an impact on the quality and use of the individual’s self-leadership, namely work stress and emotio...
#1Martina Kotzé (University of the Free State)H-Index: 5
#2Petrus Nel (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
This study explored the relationship between authentic leadership and personal factors of emotional intelligence (EI), personality, cognitive abilities and gender. The convenience sample of respondents included 341 employees, and prospective students in an advanced leadership education programme at a South African Business School. The respondents completed measures on authentic leadership, emotional intelligence, personality and cognitive ability. The data were analysed by applying regression an...
Orientation: Recently, the importance of blind spots, derailments and failures of leaders have been in the spotlight. Enhancing their levels of self-awareness is one of the steps leaders can take to avoid derailment. While it promotes self-awareness and decreases leadership blind spots, feedback is also considered one of the most effective tools available to modify behaviour. Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to explore the individual characteristics that will enhance or impede the fe...
#1Martina Kotzé (University of the Free State)H-Index: 5
#2Petrus Nel (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
Orientation: Given the increasing interest in mindfulness in the workplace, recent research recommends that the psychometric properties of existing mindfulness measures be evaluated in terms of convergent and predictive validity. Research purpose: The research purpose was to assess the psychometric properties of the 15-item (short version) Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) and the 14-item (short version) Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory (FMI) in parallel on a South African sample. Furthermo...
#1Petrus Nel (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
#2Adré B. Boshoff (UWC: University of the Western Cape)H-Index: 1
Although the Sherer General Self-Efficacy Scale has often been used in clinical, personality, and organisational research, one of the major issues surrounding this instrument is that of an appropriate factor structure. In an endeavour to address the criticism levelled against this scale, this article draws on a study aimed at investigating the psychometric properties of the Sherer General Self-Efficacy Scale with respect to both its factor structure and estimates of reliability. A quantitative, ...