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Ebben van Zyl
University of the Free State
18Publications
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#1Wesley R. Pieters (University of the Free State)
#2Ebben van Zyl (University of the Free State)H-Index: 4
Last.Petrus Nel (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
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Orientation: Engaged employees contribute to the success and productivity of an organisation. Satisfaction of basic psychological needs and organisational commitment (job attitudes) impact positively on work engagement of the lecturing staff. Research purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of basic psychological need satisfaction and organisational commitment on work engagement of the lecturing staff. Motivation for the study: Organisations realise their objectives thro...
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#1Petrus Nel (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
#2Ebben van Zyl (University of the Free State)H-Index: 4
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...
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#1Ebben van Zyl (University of the Free State)H-Index: 4
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 emot...
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#1Ebben van Zyl (University of the Free State)H-Index: 4
#2Rose B. MathafenaH-Index: 1
Last.Joyce Ras (University of the Free State)H-Index: 1
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Orientation: Talent management is a strategic priority especially for profit-generating organisations in the private sector. Limited research has been conducted on the theoretical development of talent management. The need for talent management is also triggered by a need to align and integrate people management practices with those of the organisation in order to achieve strategic execution and operational excellence. Research purpose: The primary aim of the study was to develop a talent manage...
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#1Liezel Lues (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
#2Ebben van Zyl (University of the Free State)H-Index: 4
Last.Terri R. Lituchy (Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior)H-Index: 3
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The focus of this chapter is to discuss leadership in South Africa by looking at background and history issues relevant to leadership. It is clear that South African leaders are facing different challenges. One challenge is that of integrating different cultures. In the review of the literature, it is clear that South Africans traditionally have aspirations for participative forms of leadership. In the discussion of different events and challenges related to business, investment and leadership, ...
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#1Ebben van Zyl (University of the Free State)H-Index: 4
AbstractAfrica and the world is characterised by different kind of changes. Globalisation, for instance, brought about that leaders have to lead in a cross-cultural context. Cross-cultural people skills, therefore, became important. The objective of this conceptual and theoretical research is to discuss ways by which leaders can improve their cultural intelligence levels within the African organisational context. Cultural intelligence can be improved by, inter alia, obtaining knowledge of curren...
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#1Petrus Nel (University of the Free State)H-Index: 3
#2Ebben van Zyl (University of the Free State)H-Index: 4
Orientation: Self-leadership is considered to be vital for improved performance in the South African working context. Limited research has been done on the psychometric properties of the Revised and Abbreviated Self-Leadership Questionnaires on a sample of working adults. Research purpose: The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Revised (RSLQ) and Abbreviated (ASLQ) versions of the Self-Leadership Questionnaires for a sample of working adults in South Africa. Motiv...
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#1Ebben van Zyl (University of the Free State)H-Index: 4
Unethical behaviour has reached unacceptable levels in South Africa. Ethical leadership is an important source of ethical influence, and therefore provides an impetus for finding ways of managing ethics in an organisational context. Ethical leadership, however, is influenced and affected by self-leadership. The objective of this conceptual and theoretical research, therefore, was to indicate how self-leadership can contribute to leaders becoming ethical leaders within the current South African w...
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#1Ebben van Zyl (University of the Free State)H-Index: 4
The aim of this conceptual and theoretical research, is firstly to integrate self-leadership and happiness by means of a model and secondly to discuss the effect of self-leadership on happiness in order to apply it within the current African working context. A nonempirical research paradigm (conceptual research) was adopted. The social learning theory was utilised to integrate self-leadership and happiness and made applicable within the working situation. It was indicated that self-leadership ca...
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#1Jo-Ann P. Gainsford (University of the Free State)
#2Ebben van Zyl (University of the Free State)H-Index: 4
Orientasie: Die identifisering, behoud en ontwikkeling van talent moet doeltreffend bestuur word. Navorsingsdoelwit: Die studie het ten doel om die doeltreffendheid van bestaande talentbestuursprogramme in uitgesoekte Suid-Afrikaanse organisasies in die finansiele, vervoer- en mynbousektore te evalueer. Motivering vir die studie: Streng wetgewing (soos regstellende aksie) en die swak ekonomiese situasie in Suid-Afrika veroorsaak dat goeie presteerders as baie waardevol beskou word en behou moet ...
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