Coping diversity: Guide

Dr Marlize Malan van Rooyen| View as single page | Feedback/Impact

Coping diversity

The study “Indigenous pathways to adaptive coping” formed part of the Indigenous Pathways to Resilience (IPR) project under the leadership of Prof Liesel Ebersöhn. The aforementioned project was conducted under the aegis of the Centre for the Study of Resilience, University of Pretoria in South Africa. Participatory Reflection and Action (PRA) was used in a longitudinal comparative case study to generate knowledge on indigenous pathways to resilience.

The reference for the doctorate study which inspired this MESHGuide is:

Malan-Van Rooyen, M. (2015). Indigenous pathways to adaptive coping in rural communities. PhD thesis. Pretoria, South Africa: University of Pretoria. Available at

The thesis is available on-line and entails a more detailed literature review of coping and presents the full version of the conceptual framework.