Prof Stephen Walker
Position
Associate Professor
Department
Unit for Professional Training and Service in the Behavioural Sciences (UNIBS)
Address
7 17
UNIBS
IB 10
Telephone
051 4012424
Office
Psychology Building 17
Information

Short CV

Highest qualification:

MSocSc Counselling Psychology - University of the Free State, 1998

Ph.D. (Psychology) – University of the Free State, 2003

Publications

  1. Walker, S.P. (submitted). Negative self-appraisal mediates the effect of mindfulness on the confidence component of mental toughness in female adolescent athletes. South African Journal of Sports Medicine
  2. Walker, S.P. (2016). Mindfulness and mental toughness among provincial female adolescent hockey players. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 28(2), 46-50.
  3. 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(1:1), 147-161.
  4. Pretorius, C., Walker, S.P., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2015). The applicability of the metacognitive model of worry and generalized anxiety disorder in a non-clinical multi-ethnic sample of university students. South African Journal of Psychology, 45(2), 234-248.
  5. Walker, S.P. (2015). Concussion knowledge and return-to-play attitudes amongst sub-elite rugby union players. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 27(2), 50-54.
  6. Martins, C.D.D., Walker, S.P., & Fouché, J.P. (2013). Fathering a child with autism spectrum disorder: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, 13(1), 1 - 19.
  7. Walker, S.P., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2013). Pain severity, coping and satisfaction with life amongst chronic pain patients. The Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia, 19(5), 252 - 256.
  8. Walker, S.P. (2013). Mindfulness and burnout amongst competitive adolescent tennis players. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 25(4), 105 - 108.
  9. Walker, S.P., Venter, A., Van der Walt, A., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2011). Prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptomatology and psychiatric co-morbidity among adolescents diagnosed with ADHD in childhood. South African Journal of Psychiatry, 17(1), 24 - 28.
  10. Beukes, M., Walker, S.P., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2010). The role of coping responses in the relationship between perceived stress and disordered eating in a cross-cultural sample of female university students. Stress and Health, 26(4), 280 - 291.
  11. Pretorius, C., Walker, S.P., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2010). Coping responses as predictors of satisfaction with life amongst a group of patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. Health SA Gesondheid, 15(1), Art #513, 5 pages. doi: 10.4102/hsag. V15i1.513.
  12. Walker, S.P., Esterhuyse, K.G.F., & Van Lill, L. (2010). The role of coping responses in the relationship between perceived stress and satisfaction with life amongst chronic pain patients. The Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia, 16(5), 13 - 17.
  13. Pretorius, C., Walker, S.P., & Heyns, P.M. (2009). Sense of coherence amongst male caregivers in dementia: A South African perspective. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 8(1), 79 - 94.
  14. Vorster, A.C., Walker, S.P., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2009). Coping responses as predictors of psychosocial functioning in chronic pain. The Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia, 15(4), 25 - 30.
  15. Walker, S.P. & Louw, D.A. (2007). The Court for Sexual Offences: Perceptions of the professionals involved. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 30(2), 136 - 146.
  16. Walker, S.P., Odendaal, C.L., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2007). The role of psychosocial variables in physician judgement of pain-related disability. The Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia, 13(5), 17 - 21.
  17. Makhele, L., Walker, S.P., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2006). Utility of the Koppitz norms for the Bender-Gestalt Test performance of a group of Sesotho-speaking children. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 18(2), 55-60.
  18. Walker, S.P. & Louw, D.A. (2006). The Court for Sexual Offences: Perceptions of the perpetrators. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 29(4), 306-315.
  19. Walker, S.P., Odendaal, C.L., & Esterhuyse, K.G.F. (2006). Biographical, pain and psychosocial data for a South African sample of chronic pain patients. The Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia, 12(2), 62 - 66.
  20. Walker, S.P. (2005). Psychological aspects of chronic pain: A literature review. The Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia, 11(4), 139 - 145.
  21. Walker, S.P. & Louw, D.A. (2005). The Court for Sexual Offences: Perceptions of the victims of sexual offences. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 28(3), 231-245.
  22. Walker, S.P. & Louw, D.A. (2005). The Court for Sexual Offences: Perceptions of the families of the victims of sexual offences. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 28(4), 418-429.
  23. Walker, S.P. & Louw, D.A. (2004). The Bloemfontein Court for Sexual Offences: Perceptions of its functioning from the perspectives of the victims, their families and the professionals involved. South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 17(3), 289-309.
  24. Walker, S.P. & Louw, D.A. (2003). The South African Court for Sexual Offences. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 26%

Publications (Short List)

 

Research

Area(s) of Interest

  • Sport and performance psychology
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Relational Frame Theory
  • Courses Presented

    • Coordination of the internship in counselling psychology
    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy module in the Master’s Programme In Applied Psychology
    • Community Service

       

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