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Teenagers' perceptions of early pregnancy and suggested solutions

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dc.contributor.advisor Dhlomo-Sibiya, R.M.
dc.contributor.author Kutu, Fisiwe Rosetta
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-12T08:21:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-12T08:21:19Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/963
dc.description Submitted to the Faculty of Arts in partial fulfillment of requirement for the degree of MA (Counseling Psychology) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2009. en_US
dc.description.abstract Teenage pregnancy is an ever increasing problem that is facing South Africa. Curbing teenage pregnancy is the great challenge that is facing the country as a whole. This study investigated teenagers* perceptions of early teenage pregnancy and their suggested solutions. Kohlberg's theory of moral reasoning was used to understand their reasoning. A total of 40 females from semi-rural school and semi-urban school were randomly selected to participate in the study. Participants were in grade five to grade eight. Questionnaires with open-ended questions were utilized to collect data. The qualitative data was in the form of written words, the data was analyzed, categories and put into themes which were later generalized. Whereas the quantitative data was coded into numerical forms, and to which statistical analyses may be applied to determine the significance of the findings. Teenage perceptions about teenage pregnancy were discovered, factors that contribute to teenage pregnancy and the possible suggestions were supplied in the later stages of the study. In conclusion, teenage pregnancy is not only affecting the government, it also affects teenagers themselves, families, communities and the country as a whole. To curb this pandemic, we need to work together as citizen of South Africa to come up with strategies or ways of dealing with this current problem. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Fund (NRF) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand
dc.subject Teenage pregnancy en_US
dc.title Teenagers' perceptions of early pregnancy and suggested solutions en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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