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Former SADF soldiers' experience of betrayal: a phenomenological study

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dc.contributor.advisor Terre Blanche, M. J. (Martin J.) Olivier, Dawie 2014-12-01T07:12:43Z 2014-12-01T07:12:43Z 2013-11
dc.identifier.citation Olivier, Dawie (2013) Former SADF soldiers' experience of betrayal: a phenomenological study, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Existing literature identify betrayal as one of the major challenges that former SADF soldiers face in the “new” South Africa, and identify a need for studying the nature and types of betrayal and the effects it has on relationships. This study aimed to describe and interpret former SADF soldier‟s lived experience by focusing on the psychology of betrayal. A cross-sectional qualitative research methodology was used, guided by an interpretive phenomenological approach. Data was gathered through semi-structured interviews, and the data was analysed using Heidegger‟s hermeneutical principles. The identified themes are (1) in the belly of the beast, (2) different agendas, (3) volte-face, (4) keeping the score (5) and just carry on. The findings offer deeper insights and understanding into how former SADF soldiers experience betrayal and the impact it has on their everyday lives. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 174 leaves) : illustrations
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Betrayal en
dc.subject Trust en
dc.subject Phenomenology en
dc.subject Lived experience en
dc.subject Post-apartheid en
dc.subject South African Border War en
dc.subject Former SADF soldiers en
dc.subject.ddc 305.906970968
dc.subject.lcsh Veterans--Mental health--South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Veterans--South Africa--Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Retired military personnel--Mental health--South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Retired military personnel--South Africa--Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Angola--History--South African Incursions, 1961--Veterans
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa--History, Military--1978-1990
dc.subject.lcsh Betyrayal
dc.subject.lcsh Post-traumatic stress disorder--South Africa--Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Psychological debriefing
dc.subject.lcsh Post-apartheid era--South Africa--Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa. Army--History--1961-
dc.subject.lcsh Trust
dc.subject.lcsh Phenomenology
dc.title Former SADF soldiers' experience of betrayal: a phenomenological study en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M.A. (Psychology)

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