Relational Focus

Cell phone usage relational regulation strategies of older South Africans. Steyn, S., Roos, V., & Botha KHF (2018).  Journal of Psychology in Africa, 28(3), 201-205

Respect in intergenerational relationships: Young adult women’s motivations. L v Biljon, V Roos, & O’Reilly, S. (2019). Journal of Intergenerational Relationships 17(1), 25-41.

Young female adults’ experiences of their relationships with older people: The Mmogo-method®. Roos, V., van Biljon, L., & Carstens, U. (2019). Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(2), 556-572.  doi: 10.1177/0265407517735913

Loneliness experiences of older black South African women subjected to forcible relocation. Roos, V., Keating, N.K., & Kahl, C. (2019). Global Health Action, 12(1), 1672329.doi. 10.1080/16549716.2019.1672329

Fostering meaningful communication among older adults. In M Warren & SI Donaldson (Eds.). Towards a positive psychology of relationships. Roos, V. (2018). New directions in theory and research, 211-230. Santa Brabara, CA: Praeger(Chapter in book, pp 211-230).

Young female adults’ experiences of their relationships with older people: The Mmogo-method®. Roos, V., van Biljon, L., & Carstens, U. (2017) Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 1 – 17.  doi: 10.1177/0265407517735913

Intergenerational care perceptions of older women and middle adolescents in a resource-constrained community in South Africa. Roos, V., Silvestre, S., & De Jager, T. (2017). Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 60(20), 104 – 119.

Older people’s experiences of giving and receiving empathy in relation to middle adolescents in rural South Africa. Roos, V. & Wheeler, A. (2016). South African Journal of Psychology, 1 – 13. doi. 10.1177/0081246316638563

Middle adolescents’ motivations to care for older persons in an economically vulnerable community. Stols, A., Roos., V., & Hoffman, J.R. (2016). Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 14(3), 179-196. doi. 

Perceptions of effective relationships in an institutional care setting for older people. Roos, V. & Du Toit (2014). South African Journal for Industrial Psychology, 40(1), 1-9

Reflections from the field. Ethics and Intergenerational Programming:  A Critical Reflection on Historic Environment Education in South Africa. Roos, V., Hoffman, J. R., & Van der Westhuizen, (2013). Journal of Intergenerational Relations. 11(4), 1-9.

Relational experiences of African migrants in the context of Xenophobia. Chigeza, S., De Wet, A.A., Roos, V.. & Vorster, C. (2013). Journal of Psychology in Africa23(3), 139-143

A psycho-diagnostic tool for psychotherapy: Interactional Pattern Analyses (IPA). Vorster, C., Beukes, M., & Roos, V. (2013). Journal of Psychology in Africa23(3), 163-169.

Relational coping strategies of older black adults with drought in a rural African context. Roos, V., Chigeza, S., & Van Niekerk, D. (2013). In M. P. Wissing (Ed.). Well-being research in South Africa. Cross-cultural advancements in positive psychology, 375-388. New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-6368-5.18.

Older adults’ coping with adversities in an African context: A Spiritual-informed relational perspective. Roos, V. (2013). In M. P. Wissing (Ed.). Well-being research in South Africa. Cross-cultural advancements in positive psychology, 341-354. New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-6368-5.16.

Towards an understanding of nurturing and restraining relationships in school communities. Kitching, A. E., Roos, V. & Ferreira, R. (2012). Journal of Psychology in Africa, 22(2), 187-200.

An exploration of flexibility/rigidity as relational quality of African migrants in South Africa as new cultural and social environment. Chigeza, S., & Roos, V. (2012). South African Journal of Psychology, 42(4), 576-585.

The role of context and the interpersonal experiences of loneliness of older people in a residential care facility. Roos, V., & Malan, L. (2012). Global Health Action, 5: 18861

The resilience of illegal African migrants in South Africa: A relational perspective. Chigeza, S., & Roos, V.  (2011). Australian Community Psychologist Special Resilience, 23(2), 121-134.

Applying mixed-methods to assess the value of forensic interviewing from a person-centred approach. Greeff. P., Roos, V., Vorster, C., & Van Romburgh, J. D. (2011). Acta Criminologica, 24(2), 94-111.

Older People’s Portrayal in the Print Media: Implications for Intergenerational Relations. Sedick, S., & Roos, V. (2011). Journal of Psychology in Africa, 21(4), 549-554.

Ways of relating and interacting in school communities: lived experiences of learners, educators and parents. Kitching, A.E., Roos, V., & Ferreira, R. (2011). Journal of Psychology in Africa,21(2), 245- 256.

Reflective learning in training mental health practitioners. Roos, V., & Kitching, A.E. (2010). Acta Academica Supplementum, 2, 91-108.

The meaning of friendships among older women in a residential care facility. Roos, V., & Nel. C. (2010). Die Maatskaplike Werk Navorser-Praktisyn/The Social Work/Practitioner, 22(2), 241-258.

Older women’s subjective experience of loneliness –  applying the Mmogo-method® Roos, V., & De Jager, L. (2010). Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe.[Journal for Humanities], 50(1), 15-30.

Older persons’ experiences of loneliness: A South African perspective. Roos, V., & Klopper H.C. (2010). Journal of Psychology in Africa, 20(2), 281-292.

The importance and meaning of friendships to older persons in South Africa. Roos, V. (2009). The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13, supplement 1, S172.

Intergenerational relations  of African migrants in  post-Apartheid South Africa: Implications for older persons. Douglas, M., Roos, V., Kalule-Sabiti, I., & Mbenga, B. (2009). The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13, supplement 1, S708.

Intergenerational interaction between institutional older persons and biologically unrelated university students. Roos, V. (2004). Journal of International Intergenerational relationships, 2(1), 79-94.