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Understanding goal motivations in deprived contexts: perspectives of adults in two rural South African communities

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-07T16:23:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-07T16:23:05Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11681
dc.description.abstract The aim of the present study was to explore and describe the goals and motivations underlying them for adults living in rural African contexts using an inductive approach. Seventy participants (n = 25 males, n = 45 females) between 43 and 89 years (mean age 60.85 years) were selected from a total of N = 537 residing in the rural Ganyesa and Tlakgameng communities in South Africa. Participants were asked to indicate the three most important goals in their present lives and then provide reasons why each of these goals was important to them. Themes emerging from the data analysis referred to financial security, meeting social needs, environmental considerations, generative caring, and relational goals. Goal motivations were not mere intrinsic processes aimed at personal need satisfaction, but had a strong interdependent focus embedded in existing relational ties. Based on the findings we conceptualise an integration of key constructs found in diverse perspectives used in goal research and emphasise the unique role of contextual factors in the understanding of goals and motivations underlying them. These findings highlight important considerations in the enhancement of the quality of life of rural residents of Ganyesa and Tlakgameng. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ADULTS en
dc.subject RURAL COMMUNITIES en
dc.subject QUALITY OF LIFE en
dc.subject MOTIVATION en
dc.title Understanding goal motivations in deprived contexts: perspectives of adults in two rural South African communities en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume January en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Applied Research in Quality of Life en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10187 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9139 en
dc.bibliographictitle Wilson, A., Wissing, M.P., Schutte, L. & Kruger, I.M. (2018) Understanding goal motivations in deprived contexts: perspectives of adults in two rural South African communities. <i>Applied Research in Quality of Life</i>. January:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Wilson, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Wissing, M.P. en
dc.contributor.author3 Schutte, L. en
dc.contributor.author4 Kruger, I.M. en


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