Social Gerontology

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).

Active Ageing as Positive Intervention: Some Unintended Consequences. Roos, V. & Zaaiman, R. (2017). In C Proctor (2017). Positive psychology interventions in practice, 47-64. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. (Chapter in book, pp 47-64).

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.

Appointing an administrator and curator: the role of the psychologist. Roos, V. & Robinson, J.A. (2016). In V. Roos, J.G. Scholtz & C. Wessels. An introduction to forensic psychology, 183-192. Pretoria, South Africa: Verbum.

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. 

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

Grootouers se rolle en belewenisse as primêre versorgers van hulle kleinkinders. Brink, S, Jacobs, I, Roos, V., & Steyn S. (2016). Litnet, 13(3), 314-331.

Using the Mmogo-method® to obtain Quality of Life contributors and inhibitors in the lives of older people in residential care facilities in South Africa. Van Biljon, L. & Roos, V. (2016). In R Ferreira. (Ed.). Thinking innovatively about psychological assessment in a contexts of diversity, 262-276. Cape Town, South Africa: Juta.

A conceptual model of Quality of Life for older people in residential care facilities in South Africa. Van Biljon, L., Roos, V., & Botha, K.H.F. (2015). Applied Research in Quality of Life. 10:435-457 

A partial validation of the WHOQOL-OLD in a sample of older people in South Africa. Van Biljon, L., Nel., P., & Roos, V. (2015). Global Health Action, 8: 28209. doi: org/10.3402/gha.v8.28209

The nature of quality of life in residential care facilities: the case of White older South Africans. Van Biljon, L., & Roos, V., (2015). Journal of Psychology in Africa, 25(3), 201-207

Ageing and community. Introduction to the special issue. Provencher, C., Keating, N., Warburton, J., & Roos, V. (2014).  Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 24(1), 1-11.

(Re)creating community: Experiences of older women forcibly relocated during Apartheid. Roos, V., Kolobe, P. S., & Keating, N. (2014). Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 24(1), 12-25. doi. 10.1002/casp.2177.

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

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.

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.

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.

An exploration of the experiences of older persons in an economically deprived residential care facility. Shabangu, T. R., & Roos, V. (2012). Social Work Researcher/Practitioner, 24(2),210-228.

Social Gerontology Training in South Africa: a Co-constructed Learning Environment. Fivaz, M., Herbst, A. G., Roos, V. & Hoffman, J. R. (2012). New Voices, 7(2), 84-98.

Psychosocial experiences of coloured grandmothers who are the primary care givers of their grandchildren. Grobler, H. & Roos, V. (2012). Journal of Psychology in Africa, 22(4), 629-633.

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 –

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.

‘The Generational Other:’ The Cultural Appropriateness of an Intergenerational Group Reflecting Technique. Roos, V. (2011). Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 9(1), 90-98.

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

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.

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.

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.

An exploration of loneliness amongst older women:  Loss of identity. De Jager, L., & Roos, V. (2009). The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13, supplement 1, S337

Vulnerable communities: the elderly. Ntshangase, S., Duncan, N., & Roos, V. (2007). In  N. Duncan, A. Naidoo, J. Pillay, & V. Roos. (Eds.). Community Psychology: Analysis, context and action, 242-261. Cape Town, South Africa: UCT Press.

Developmental evaluation:  a lonely black elderly man smiled. Roos, V. (2005). Encyclopaedia of Evaluation.  SAGE, 268-269.

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