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A study on the impact of crime on the students' social mobility

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dc.contributor.advisor Sibaya, P.T.
dc.contributor.author Le Roux, Natale Anthea
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-12T07:50:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-12T07:50:52Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1030
dc.description A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters in Research Psychology, in the Departmnet of Psychology at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2003. en_US
dc.description.abstract The quality of life of people is often determined by how safe they feel to engage in activities. We are living in a country where the moral order is being-decayed for reasons that can and cannot be explained. This research set out to investigate whether there is an association (if any) between the fear of crime and various respondent characteristics and what the impact of crime has on students' social mobility in different settings. Another reason for investigation was to determine what students' perceptions of safety are in various places. Taking a closer look at what students perceive as the important causes of fear of moving around in Cape Town. A questionnaire was used to investigate these questions. The final sample included 298 students from 4 tertiary institutions in the Western Cape region. The results of the research showed that there is a relationship between student characteristics and fear of crime. It also showed that race was a strong predictor for the fear of crime among students. The research results are similar to previous research that have been carried out about the fear of crime. The research showed that students are affected by the fear of crime and most students fear moving around Cape Town because of a lack of police presence and fear for their personal safety. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Fear of crime. en_US
dc.title A study on the impact of crime on the students' social mobility en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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