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Health SA Gesondheid (Online)

versão On-line ISSN 2071-9736
versão impressa ISSN 1025-9848


TOERIEN, Rika R.; MYBURGH, Chris P.H.  e  POGGENPOEL, Marie. Implementing a psycho-educational model to increase university lecturers' effectiveness to constructively manage experienced aggression. Health SA Gesondheid (Online) [online]. 2020, vol.25, pp.1-8. ISSN 2071-9736.

BACKGROUND: The authors developed a psycho-educational model as a conceptual framework of reference for university lecturers to facilitate the constructive management of experienced aggression. The model must be implemented in a workshop and in practice to confirm the if the model is effectiveAIM: This article describes the implementation of a psycho-educational model in a workshop and in practice, as well as the evaluation of the effectiveness of the psychoeducational modelSETTING: This study was conducted in a specific college at a university in Johannesburg in South AfricaMETHOD: This study followed a qualitative, exploratory, descriptive, contextual and theory-generating research design. The psycho-educational model was implemented in three phases during a workshop and then for three months in practice by university lecturers. A purposive sample of university lecturers was applied. The effectiveness of the psycho-educational model was evaluated during and directly after the workshop, 1 week after the workshop and 3 months journal entries. Final evaluation was in a focus group after 3 months of implementation of the model in the workplaceRESULTS: The participating university lecturers found the implementation of the psycho-educational model, as a conceptual framework of reference to constructively manage experiences of aggression, effective, helpful and important. The model increased their understanding of aggression in their places of work and increased their effectiveness to constructively manage experiences of aggression in their workplaceCONCLUSION: The implementation and evaluation of the psycho-educational model underscored the need for affective and effective facilitative support for university lecturers to be able to constructively manage experienced aggression

Palavras-chave : experienced aggression; implementation; lecturers; psycho-educational model; increased effectiveness; university workshop.

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