SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.34 issue1Bioethics without boundaries and human dignity: A Reformed-ethical assessmentGendered representations of fatherhood in contemporary South African church imagery from three Afrikaans corporate churches author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Verbum et Ecclesia

On-line version ISSN 1609-9982

Abstract

JANSE VAN RENSBURG, Johan. The psychology of poverty. Verbum Eccles. (Online) [online]. 2013, vol.34, n.1, pp. 10-11. ISSN 1609-9982.

This article investigates the psychological experience of poor people and the pastoral responsibility to guide them towards poverty transition. A qualitative analysis of the narratives of three participants is compared to the enthralling history of Florcy Mabuza who in her book, Poverty mentality: The root of poverty, explains the dangers of a spiritual and emotional mindset that precipitates and feeds the plight of poverty. Using a literature study to interpret the narratives as well as a method of encoding, basic mindsets of poverty and factors that influence this mindset are identified. The study culminates in conclusions to encourage further research and pastoral involvement.

        · text in English     · English ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License