|dc.identifier.citation||Vosloo, M. et al. 2013. Validation of the short self–regulation questionnaire in a group of black teachers: the SABPA study. SA journal of industrial psychology, 39(1):1-10. [http://www.sajip.co.za/index.php/sajip]||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||Orientation: Recent literature has emphasised the important role that self-regulation plays in
the mental health of individuals. The lack of a validated psychometric instrument to accurately
measure self-regulation amongst Black South Africans however limits its potential impact
within the challenging South African context.
Research purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the
Short Self-Regulation Questionnaire (SSRQ) when used in a South African context, specifically
focusing on Black South Africans.
Motivation for the study: By commenting on the ability of the SSRQ to accurately capture the
construct of self-regulation amongst Black educators, the current article serves to address and
alleviate the lacunae in our understanding of self-regulation as a potentially protective factor.
Research design, approach and method: The study was of a quantitative nature, and made use
of a cross-sectional design and purposively selected study sample. Participants were urbanised
Black teachers (N = 200) who completed the SSRQ and other measures of self-regulation and
Main findings: The reliability of the SSRQ total scale score proved satisfactory. Factor
analysis produced five robust sub-constructs that were theoretically interpretable. Significant
correlations between the SSRQ and other measures of self-regulation and psychological wellbeing
also indicated good criterion-related validity.
Practical/managerial implications: The availability of a reliable and valid instrument for the
measurement of self-regulation in the South African context will enable both researchers and
practitioners to better understand and utilise self-regulation in the enhancement of individual
Contribution/value-add: The SSRQ’s ability to accurately measure self-regulation will
contribute to our understanding of its role as preventive strength in the South African context.
Refinement of item content will serve to further strengthen the SSRQ’s factor structure, and
improve its validity for use within the Black South African population.||en_US
|dc.title||Validation of the short self–regulation questionnaire in a group of black teachers: the SABPA study||en_US
|dc.contributor.researchID||10188908 - Ellis, Susanna Maria||