Prof Karel Esterhuyse
SG 202
IB 40
051 4012733

Short CV

Highest qualification

Ph.D. – University of the Orange Free State, 1997

Personal information:

Prof KGF Esterhuyse (PhD); C2 NRF-rated researcher

Publications (Short List)


            Abousselam, N., Naudé, L., Lens, W., & Esterhuyse, K (2015). The relationship between future time perspective, self-efficacy and risky sexual behaviour in the Black youth of central South Africa. Journal of Mental Health, 1-8.


             Lambaskis, A.N., Walker, S.P., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2015). Perceived motivational climate as a predictor of concussion-related attitudes amongst sub-elite rugby union players. African Journal for Physical Health, Recreation and Dance, 21(1), 147-161.


             Pretorius, C., Walker, S.P., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2015). The applicability of the metacognitive model of worry and GAD in a non-clinical multi-ethnic sample of university students. South African Journal of Psychology, 45(2), 234-248.


            Nortjé, N. & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2015) Changing students’ moral reasoning ability – is it at all possible? African Journal of Health Education, 7(2), 180-182.


            Van Rooyen, M., Naudé, L., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2014). The role of cognitive style in the stress and coping of black South African adolescents. Journal of Mental Health, 23(6), 340-346. Doi: 10.3109/09638237.2014.971146 (SA DHET, ISI accredited).

            Walker, S.P. & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2013). Pain severity and satisfaction with life in patients with chronic pain. South African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia 19(5), 252-256.

            Esterhuyse, K.G.F., Nortje, N., Pienaar, A. & Beukes, R.B.I. (2013). Sense of humour and adolescents’ cognitive flexibility. South African Family Practice, 55(1), 90-95.

            Walker, S.P. & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2013). Pain severity and satisfaction with life in patients with chronic pain. South African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia 19(5), 252-256.

            Swanepoel, P., Esterhuyse, K.G.F., Beukes, R.B.I., & Nortje, N. (2012). Die rol van coping in die verband tussen geestelike welstand en depressie by predikante. Religion and Theology, 68(1), 1-9.

            Strydom, L., Esterhuyse, K.G.F., Beukes, R.B.I., & Nortje, N. (2012). Job satisfaction amongst teachers at special schools. South African Journal of Education, 32, 255 – 266.

            Keeve, A., Naudé, L., & Esterhuyse, K. (2012). Enkele voorspellers van die akademiese prestasie van eerstejaarstudente in drie- en vierjaarkurrikulums. Acta Academica, 44(1), 122 – 159.

            Moodley, T., Esterhuyse, K.G.F., & Beukes, R.B.I. (2012). Factor analysis of the spiritual well-being questionnaire using a sample of SA adolescence. Religion and Theology, 19, 122-151.

            Moodley, T., Beukes, RBI & Esterhuyse, KGF. (2012). The ways in which adolescents cope and their relationship to age, gender and specific religious variables. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 22(1), 10 – 20.

            Moodley, T., Beukes, R.B.I., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2012). The relationship between coping and spiritual well-being in a group of South African adolescents. Religion and Theology, 19, 1 – 33.

            Walker, S.P., Venter, A., Van der Walt, A, & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2011). Prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptomatology and psychiatric cormobidity among adolescents diagnosed with ADHD in childhood. South African Journal of Psychology, 17(1), 24-28.

            George, E., Louw, D.A. & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2011). Burnout among urban secondary teachers in Namibia. South African Journal of Industrial Psychology, 37(1).

            Naudé, L., Jansen, V., Greyling, W., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2011). Taalvaardigheid as moderator in die voorspelling van akademiese prestasie.  Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig. (SA DHET Accredited)

Area(s) of Interest

Research Methodolgy


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