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The balancing of life roles as essential condition for personal leadership

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dc.contributor.advisor Mrs. A.S. Schalekamp; Prof. D.P.J. Smith en_US
dc.contributor.author Kruger, Sonja
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-29T10:23:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-29T10:23:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-29
dc.date.submitted 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6816
dc.description M.Phil. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to investigate the importance of balancing life roles as essential condition for personal leadership. The problem investigated in the study was that people experience unhappiness and unfulfilled lives due to imbalance between life roles. The problem arises because people do not identify and prioritise their life roles based on values, and they do not set goals to create balance between life roles. The general aim of the study was to investigate the nature of life roles, to explore the value of prioritised and balanced life roles, and to search for ways how balance between life roles can be created, all within the personal leadership framework. The research methodology used in the study included hermeneutic and descriptive strategies. The research methods that were used included a word and concept analysis in order to clarify concepts central to the title of the study. A literature study was conducted to clarify typical life roles as well as how people experience imbalance between these roles, and how prioritised and balanced life roles can be achieved, within the personal leadership framework. The following are the most important findings of the study: Roles refer to a place in society, together with a defined code of conduct, and attitudes that society deems appropriate for somebody occupying that specific role. It was also found that roles represent responsibilities, relationships and areas of contribution. The study found that certain concepts related to life roles can cause serious imbalance in a person's life. Life roles can be categorised into personal, family, work, recreational and community roles. The impact roles have on individuals were identified. Life dimensions (physical, mental, social and spiritual) and life roles are interrelated and can not be separated. By investigating the relationship between life roles and life dimensions it was found that each life role consists of a social, mental, physical and spiritual dimension, but also that these life dimensions consist out of life roles. * It was found that value clarification in order to identify life roles, and clear goal setting for each life role are important steps in achieving balance. * The study concluded by indicating that the balancing of life roles indeed form an important part of the personal leadership process. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Leadership en_US
dc.subject Personality and academic achievement en_US
dc.subject Role expectation en_US
dc.title The balancing of life roles as essential condition for personal leadership en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US


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