Dr Macalane Junel Malindi

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  Doctor of Philosophy        
Institution:   North-West University        
Title (if applicable):   The antecedents of resilience among street children        
Supervisor (if applicable):   Prof. L. C. Theron


At-risk and vulnerable youth resilience


M.I. Xaba & M.J. Malindi (2010). Entrepreneurial orientation and practice: three case examples of historically disadvantaged schools. South African Journal of Education.            

Theron, L.C. & Malindi, M.J. 2010. Resilient street youth: a qualitative South African study. Journal of Youth Studies, 13(6).

Malindi, M.J. & Theron, L.C. 2010. The hidden resilience of street youth. South African Journal of Psychology, 40(3).

Malindi, M.J. & Theron, L.C. Drawing on strengths: images of ecological contributions to street child resilience (In Theron, L. C. & Mitchell, C., Smith, A. & Stuart, J. 2011. Picturing research: Drawing as visual methodology. Sense Publishers: Rotterdam.)

Malindi, M. J. & Machenjedze, N. (2012). The role of school engagement in strengthening resilience among street children. South African Journal of Psychology, 41(1).

Theron, L. C. & Malindi, M. J. 2012. Conducting qualitative research:practical guidelines on fieldwork (In Maree, J. G. 2012. Complete your thesis or dissertation successfully: practical guidelines. Juta: Claremont).

Theron, L. C., Theron, A. M. C., & Malindi, M. J. (2012). Towards an African definition of resilience: A rural South African community’s view of resilient Basotho youth. Journal of Black Psychology, doi: 10.1177/0095798412454675

Courses taught in the past:


  • Educational Psychology           
  • Inclusive Education           
  • Life Orientation           
  • Life Skills


  • Educational Psychology (Honours)
  • Inclusive Education (Honours)           
  • Life Orientation (Honours)
  • Research (Honours)

Courses to be taught this year:


  • Life Orientation
  • Learning Area Methodology


  • Life Orientaion
  • Research (Honours)


M. Mothibe             Teenage pregnancy in South African schools: from vulnerability to empowerment     
R. Sekhoetsane     The stress of teenage motherhood: the need for multi-faceted intervention programs

Current students:

L. A. Molahlehi        The views of street children on how streetism can be prevented     
N. G. Mashicolo      Understanding streetism from the street children’s perspectives: a qualitative study     
I. Makue                  Suicide prevention in South African schools

Tel: +27 (0)11 559 4142         


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