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A qualitative study of the impact of unemployment in 'Mazakhele' KwaZulu-Natal

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dc.contributor.advisor Simelana, Fana Mzizi, Jabulani Nkosikhona 2018-04-13T09:06:48Z 2018-04-13T09:06:48Z 2017-06
dc.identifier.citation Mzizi, Jabulani Nkosikhona (2017) A qualitative study of the impact of unemployment in 'Mazakhele' KwaZulu-Natal, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <>
dc.description.abstract The research study was conducted in Mazakhele, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The aim of the study was to understand the impact of unemployment on the inhabitants of Mazakhele. The primary question of this study was: How does unemployment affect the jobless in Mazakhele? The sample consisted of five females and five males aged between 25 to 55 years who were unemployed. Purposive sampling was used. In-depth interviews were used to collect the data that were analysed using the five steps of qualitative analysis. The findings of the study revealed that unemployed people (a) felt a lack of purpose in life that resulted in them experiencing difficulties in structuring their time, (b) generally spent their time with passive and purposeless activities and (c) experience frustration and anger that may lead to violence, substance abuse, prostitution, drug trafficking and sometimes even suicide. In addition, the participants indicated that unemployed people lose not only their jobs, but also their sense of social identity and self-worth. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 117 pages) : color illustrations
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Unemployment en
dc.subject Employment en
dc.subject Mazakhele en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Grief en
dc.subject Patriarchy en
dc.subject Illiteracy en
dc.subject Resilience en
dc.subject Nepotism en
dc.subject Qualitative study en
dc.subject.ddc 331.13709684
dc.subject.lcsh Unemployment -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal
dc.subject.lcsh Socioeconomic status -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal
dc.subject.lcsh Unemployment -- Psychological aspects
dc.title A qualitative study of the impact of unemployment in 'Mazakhele' KwaZulu-Natal en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M.A. (Psychology)

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