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Present challenges and some critical issues for research in industrial/organisational psychology in South Africa

S Rothmann, FVN Cilliers
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 33, No 1 | a262 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v33i1.262 | © 2007 S Rothmann, FVN Cilliers | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 October 2007 | Published: 29 October 2007

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S Rothmann, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
FVN Cilliers, UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa

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The objective of this study was to determine a set of problems and critical issues that researchers in Industrial and Organisational Psychology deem to be important areas for immediate and future enquiry. The changing identity of this field of application is investigated, more relevant paradigms in the study of organisational health and wellness is explored and methods, techniques and interventions suitable to the South African context are suggested. Conclusions are formulated to increase the ability of organisations to work towards economic development, while promoting the wellness and quality of life of employees.


Industrial/organisational psychology; Identify; Tasks; Challenges


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