A methodology to bridge research and intervention in mental health in South African organizations
Cassidy, Allison Christine
This thesis discusses the need for research paradigms within the human sciences which will address human development needs with in the South African context. it documents a research methodology designed to address the development of human relations in organizations so as to facilitate the construction of nurturing and learning environments. The concept of mental health and its interconnection with the development of human relations in organizations is explored to enhance the understanding of the needs of employees in organizations within the South African context. The research process advocates consultation and negotiation of issues relating to human relations and mental health, It also provides opportunity for the exploration and co-creation a bridge between mental health, development of human relations in organizations and research. The research was conducted within the parameters of the ecosystemic paradigm and influenced by social construction theory. It incorporates both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Research report submitted to the Faculty of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Education (Educational Psychology) Johannesburg 1994.
Cassidy, Allison Christine (1994) A methodology to bridge research and intervention in mental health in South African organizations, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, <http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/22100>