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Investigating factors protecting male adolescents from partaking in violence

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dc.contributor.advisor Thwala, J.D
dc.contributor.advisor Hermann, C.
dc.contributor.author Khanyile, Musawenkosi Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-07T09:29:45Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-07T09:29:45Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1583
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Arts in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts (Clinical Psychology) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Zululand, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to investigate factors that protect violence-exposed male adolescents from partaking in violence. A total of 110 male adolescents (n=110) from Grades 11 and 12, were recruited by means of a self-selection sampling method, from two secondary schools located in a small township called Enseleni, in the north of KwaZulu-Natal, approximately 15 km from Richards Bay. The researcher used the Screen for Adolescent Violence Exposure (SAVE) to assess violence-exposure in participants. Participants also completed a questionnaire which aimed to investigate factors that they felt were instrumental in preventing them from partaking in violence despite being exposed to it. A number of protective factors were identified by participants but all of them were found to be independent from participation in violence. There was no significant relationship found between any of the identified protective factors and participants’ decisions to either participate or not participate in violence. en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject violence --male adolescents --South africa en_US
dc.title Investigating factors protecting male adolescents from partaking in violence en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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