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A profile of the industrial psychologist in South Africa

C. M. Tustin
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 19, No 2 | a554 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v19i2.554 | © 1993 C. M. Tustin | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 June 1993 | Published: 20 June 1993

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C. M. Tustin, University of South Africa, South Africa

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Abstract

This article sketches a profile of the industrial psychologist in South Africa based on a sample of 255 registered industrial psychologists, representing a response rate of 49,52 percent. The results indicate that while most respondents are employed in the private sector, other institutions such as the state/semi-state, universities, technikons and research organisations are also fairly well represented. Regarding the specific work which they do, industrial psychologists in this country are primarily involved with the "traditional" areas of training and development, career development, organisation planning and development, performance appraisal, and recruitment and selection.

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Hierdie artikel skets 'n profiel van die bedryfsielkundige in Suid-Afrika gebaseer op 'n steekproef van 255 geregi-streerde bedryfsielkundiges wat 'n responskoers van 49,52 persent verteenwoordig. Alhoewel die meeste respondente in die private sektor werk, dui die resultate aan dat instellings soos die staat/semi-staat, universiteite, technikons en navorsingsinstansies ook taamlik goed verteenwoordig is. Wat betref die spesifieke werk wat bedryfsielkundiges in hierdie land doen, is hulle primer by die "tradisionele" areas van opieiding en ontwikkeling, loopbaanontwikkeling, organisasiebeplanning en -ontwikkeling, prestasiebeoordeling, en werwing en keuring betrokke.


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Industrial psychologist

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