n Stellenbosch Theological Journal - The significance of the LIFEPLAN® Training and Equipping Programme on the spiritual and general well-being of farmworkers in the Christiana district in South Africa : a quantitative study

Volume 5 Number 3
  • ISSN : 0028-2006
  • E-ISSN: 2226-2385



The main focus of this article is to determine the significance of the LIFEPLAN® programme by employing quantitative research such as questionnaires distributed to selected candidates. The participants were the farm workers (N=151) between 21 and 62 years (mean age=35.81, SD=10.407) who attended the LIFEPLAN® training and who forms part of the intervention programme. An exploratory, interpretive as well as descriptive quantitative contextual design was followed. The results from this quantitative pattern indicated that participants are convinced their life is on the right track after the LIFEPLAN® intervention. In conjunction with this belief, participants indicated that their life has gained a sense of direction or meaning due the LIFEPLAN® programme. Their spiritual well-being, for example, are enriched where 80% indicated that they have a personally meaningful relationship with God. According to participants this meaningful relationship contributes largely to their sense of well-being.

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