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Int Rev Psychiatry. 2011 Dec;23(6):516-24. doi: 10.3109/09540261.2011.637906.

Interventions to promoting sense of coherence and transcultural competences in educational contexts.

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Department of Management, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.


During the past 30 years, salutogenesis and sense of coherence have been well researched in various disciplines, such as psychology, sociology and medical sciences. However, only a few studies have focused on transcultural and educational work contexts. A strong sense of coherence (SOC) is associated with a positive school performance, achievement, success, the ability to manage conflicts and transcultural competences and well-being. However, interventions on how to increase SOC and transcultural competences within the educational field have rarely been addressed. This article aims at contributing theoretically to the void in literature on didactic and educational interventions in educational and particularly school systems to promote SOC and transcultural competence. The team ombuds model, a didactic model, will be presented to promote mental health with special regard to SOC and transcultural competences within the formal educational system.

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