The relationship between the perception of own locus of control and aggression of adolescent boys
- Authors: Breet, L. , Myburgh, C. , Poggenpoel, M.
- Date: 2010
- Subjects: Adolescent boys , Differential analysis , Locus of control , Perception , Aggressiveness in adolescence
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5750 , ISSN 0256-0100 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7752
- Description: Aggression is increasingly seen in most parts of South African society. Aggressive behaviour of boys in secondary school often results from frustrations caused by perceived high expectations of others regarding the role, locus of control, and personality of boys. Locus of control plays an important role in a person’s perception concerning a situation and possible reactions to what is happening, or should be happening. A 56-item questionnaire, based on Rotter’s “Locus of control” questionnaire, and the DIAS Scale were used. The questionnaire was completed by 440 boys in Grades 9, 10, and 11. Various factor, item and differential statistical analyses were conducted. Three constructs were identified, i.e. physical, verbal, and indirect aggression. Results indicated that locus of control has a significant influence on verbal and indirect aggression. The differential analysis indicated that contextual variables (language of tuition, age, and grade) play a significant, but not substantial, role in aggression. Furthermore, boys with an internal locus of control are significantly and substantially less aggressive than boys with an external locus of control, with respect to physical, verbal and indirect aggression.
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Role perceptions of mutually dependent salespeople in the supply chain of a fast-moving consumer goods organisation
- Authors: Frazer, Mariëtte
- Date: 2012-11-02
- Subjects: Selling , Selling - Key accounts , Sales personnel , Perception
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:7287 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8028
- Description: M.Comm. , A review of literature reveals that salespeople may have misperceptions of their own role and these misperceptions may influence their performance. Selling has also become more complex and scientific in these tough economic times, and more salespeople are involved in selling teams that provide customised solutions to customers’ needs. Salespeople often need to depend on other types of salespeople within the supply chain to be able to successfully perform their own role. Therefore, salespeople may have misperceptions of the roles of other salespeople with whom they work and on whom they depend. These misperceptions may influence the performance of salespersons. Salespeople play an important part in the successful selling of an organisation’s products and the eventual success of the business itself. This study aims to contribute to improving the performance of salespeople by investigating the role perceptions and possible role misperceptions, of mutually dependent Key Account Managers and Sales Agents. Taking into consideration the identified research problem, the primary objective of this study was to investigate the role perceptions of salespeople regarding their own, and their mutually dependent counterparts’ role in the supply chain of a fast-moving consumer goods organisation, and the impact that such perceptions may have on performance. The study employed a mixed method approach to measure the role perceptions of mutually dependent salespeople within the supply chain of a fast-moving consumer goods organisation. The researcher used an exploratory mixed method design. The first phase comprised the collection of qualitative data, and the quantitative phase was then based on the learning’s from the first phase. An exploratory design was ideal for exploring relationships as the study variables were unknown, and a new instrument needed to be developed based on a preliminary qualitative inquiry. Therefore, the research was divided into two phases with the first phase facilitating the design of the instrument for the quantitative second phase of the study. The data collected with the questionnaire was coded, and aside from the normal descriptive statistical analysis such as frequency percentages and standard deviations, hypotheses testing using Pearson product correlations was conducted. For the two smaller groups of respondents a Spearman rank was used, and a Parametric test was employed for the larger group as the variables were normally distributed.
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Rea Vaya BRT system progress and service delivery to commuters since implementation
- Authors: Tsotetsi, Mpho Kenny , Letlhogile, Nomathemba Resego , Sithole, Thandeka , Thaba, Sebonkile
- Date: 2018
- Subjects: Service quality elements, Rea Vaya, Perception , Perception
- Language: English
- Type: Conference proceeding
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/289145 , uj:31368 , Citation: Tsotetsi, M.K. et al. 2018. Rea Vaya BRT system progress and service delivery to commuters since implementation.
- Description: Abstract: The purpose of this assignment is to measure the extent that Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system has delivered transport services to commuters on the phase 1A route connecting Soweto (Thokoza Park station) and Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD) (Ellispark station). Five service quality dimensions were used to measure the level of service provided by Rea Vaya namely tangibles, empathy, assurance, responsiveness and reliability. Positivism was used as the research philosophy, which is a scientific method that tests theories using structured and measurable methods such as a structured questionnaire and observations. Quantitative data was collected for this research, in a form of a structured questionnaire and observation. 100 questionnaires were issued to commuters to complete at Thokoza park station and all 100 were collected, added to this, a stopwatch was used to measure time frequencies between bus arrivals. Excel software was used to analyse the data collected into meaningful information. This research indicates that of the five service quality dimensions only two dimensions are totally satisfied namely empathy and tangibles. The other three dimensions namely assurance, reliability and responsiveness were partially satisfied. Therefore, Rea Vaya management should make attempts in improving the element of partially satisfied dimensions. More specifically, management needs to empower officials at the stations with authority to make decisions regarding commuter grievances, better scheduling methods to solve overcrowding during peak periods and information devices both busses and stations needs to be maintained and kept serviceable. Currently Rea Vaya ridership has decreased from 35 000 commuters daily in 2010 to 16 000 commuters daily showing a decline in ridership overtime. This paints a picture that indicates that the commuters are not satisfied with the service provided by Rea Vaya resulting in using alternative transport modes. When the Rea Vaya managers fix the abovementioned findings, it is expected that the ridership should gradually increase, perhaps to even above planned carrying capacity of 75 000 commuters daily.
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Performance of construction projectsin the gauteng province of shouth: insight of consultants and contractors
- Authors: Eke, C.C. , Aigbavboa, C.O. , Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku
- Date: 2016
- Subjects: Construction industry , Perception , Construction projects
- Language: English
- Type: Conference proceedings
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/215178 , uj:21374 , Citation: Eke, C.C., Aigbavboa, C.O & Thwala, W.D. 2016. Performance of construction projectsin the gauteng province of shouth: insight of consultants and contractors.
- Description: Abstract: The construction industry is increasing in size, technology complexity, interdependencies, and variations in demands from clients. It is of huge significance for an organisation to analyse and identify how well it is performing, and to know the appropriate catalyst that stands to be utilised, to ensure ultimate performance. However, the purpose of this paper is to determine whether there is a difference in the perception of consultants and contractors on the factors affecting the performance of construction projects. The methodology adopted in this research was a quantitative research approach. Data was collected using a questionnaire. The questionnaire aimed at 60 respondents which were civil engineers, quantity surveyors, construction managers, architects, project managers and contractors. Result from the findings revealed that consultants see conformance to specification being more important whereas contractors see, late payment from owner to contractor being more vital.
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Entrepreneurial functionality of new venture creation learners.
- Authors: Buys, P. , Havenga, J.J.D.
- Date: 2006
- Subjects: Entrepreneurs , Perception , New venture , Functional intelligence , Learnership , Entrepreneurial economic environment , Functional intelligence assessment tool
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5640 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/2879
- Description: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the suitability of individuals as potential entrepreneurs in the entrepreneurial economic environment. The scientifically validated Functional Intelligence Assessment Tool (FIAT) was applied to nineteen individuals (learners) during their training (New Venture Creation Learnership or NVC Learnership) which was managed by the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA). Only three of the nineteen respondents were found to be suitable as entrepreneurs of whom two also displayed leadership qualities. The implications of the findings are discussed.
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