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- ItemPerceptions and experiences of registered South African kinderkineticists of their profession : A qualitative study(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2020-03) Potgieter, Ane; Africa, Eileen Katherine; Kasha, Dickie; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dept. of Sport Science.ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Kinderkinetics is a specialised gross motor development profession in South Africa, which aims to improve the gross motor development of children through movement. Nearly two decades after the profession of kinderkinetics was established, the profession itself is still not recognised by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The overall aim of the study was to explore the perceptions and experiences of registered kinderkineticists, of their profession in South Africa.The study follow edaqualitative descriptive explorative contextual research design and made use of the adapted conceptual framework of feelings and perceptions about a profession. Using purposive and snowball non-probability sampling methods, registered members (19) from the 2016 South African Professional Institute for Kinderkinetics registry were included in the study. The data was collected from in-depth, semi-structured, self-designed interviews completed either face-to-face or telephonically. To ensure the validity and trustworthiness of the research findings, measures were taken to ensure credibility, transferability, dependability and confirmability of the results. The study also found that the perceptions and experiences of registered South Africa kinderkineticists were influenced by a number of challenges experienced in the relatively new profession of kinderkinetics. These challenges included the lack of experience of newly qualified kinderkineticist, their professional isolation in their transition year and in independent private practice, a lack of awareness and role ambiguity resulting in competition and negative attitudes from other similar professions.