oa Journal of Psychology in Africa - Role-playing factors that explain the work ethics of black South African adolescents in township schools

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1433-0237



The aim of this research project was to predict and explain adolescents' work ethics within the context of a productive inclination. A structured questionnaire, on the basis of a conceptual framework, was developed to obtain information adolescents' work ethics, self-concept, time concept, their parents' involvement in their lives, and how they respond to discipline. Various consecutive factor analyses, item analyses and combinations of multivariate regression analyses were conducted on the data obtained. The results of regression analyses indicate that time concept, self-concept, parental involvement in the adolescents personality development, discipline, and the area in which adolescents attended primary schools are significant predictors of their work ethics

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