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The psychosocial well-being of teenaged orphans in a rural community, Kwazula-Natal

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dc.contributor.advisor Du Plessis, G.E.
dc.contributor.advisor Roets, H.J.L.
dc.contributor.author Gumede, Phiwayinkosi Richmond
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-23T12:14:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-23T12:14:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/3607
dc.description.abstract Dealing with HIV and AIDS and parental illness and death are realities many teenagers have to face, yet little is known about their psychosocial well-being. This study gauged the psychosocial well-being of teenaged orphans in a rural area in KwaZulu-Natal. Using a narrative approached, data were collected by means of interviews. The study examined the nature of social support available to teenaged orphans and their subjective experiences of well-being. Findings suggest that these teenagers were confronted with drastic changes before and after the deaths of their parents. The ramifications of these and the different ways of coping with orphanhood were explored. Foster parents and other care-givers were found to provide differentially in the needs of the teenagers and this impacted on their well-being and coping. This study extends the literature on children made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS by considering the specific experiences of teenagers.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 109 leaves : ill.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Coping
dc.subject HIV status
dc.subject HIV/AIDS
dc.subject HIV/AIDS
dc.subject Orphan
dc.subject Psychosocial needs
dc.subject Psychological support
dc.subject Psycosocial well-being
dc.subject Social support
dc.subject Teenagers
dc.subject Trauma
dc.subject.ddc 362.73209684
dc.subject.lcsh Social work with teenagers -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal
dc.subject.lcsh Life change events -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal --Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal
dc.subject.lcsh Orphans -- Services for -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal
dc.subject.lcsh Young adults -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal -- Life skills guides
dc.subject.lcsh Young adults -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal -- Psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Orphans -- Care -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal
dc.title The psychosocial well-being of teenaged orphans in a rural community, Kwazula-Natal en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work
dc.description.degree M.A. (Social Behaviour Studies in HIV/AIDS)


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