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The social needs of farm workers in the Koup : suggesttions for employee assitance programmes (EAPS) from a social work perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Van der Westhuizen, Marichen Ann
dc.contributor.advisor Alpaslan, A. H.
dc.contributor.author Botes, Jacolise
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-29T11:09:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-29T11:09:49Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.identifier.citation Botes, Jacolise (2011) The social needs of farm workers in the Koup : suggesttions for employee assitance programmes (EAPS) from a social work perspective, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5738> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5738
dc.description.abstract Farm workers are viewed as a neglected segment in the South African society. This qualitative research study focused on exploring and describing the social needs of farm workers in the Central Koup from the perspectives of samples comprising of farm workers and farm owners and/or managers. The aim was to contribute in finding solutions to address the identified needs through employee assistance programmes (EAPs) as one of the areas that an occupational social worker focuses on. The qualitative data was collected through focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews, and the findings were verified with literature. Tesch’s framework for data analysis (in Creswell, 2003) was employed, and data verification was conducted through Guba’s model (in Krefting, 1991:214-222). The findings indicated that the social needs of farm workers could be addressed through typical EAP-related focus areas such as working- and interpersonal relationships, substance abuse, spiritual well-being, recreation, financial management, conflict management, child care and parenting skills, trauma counselling, and practical assistance regarding transport, housing and accessibility of resources. This research endeavour resulted in recommendations regarding the use of EAPs to address the social needs of farm workers. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 168 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Employee assistance programmes en
dc.subject Occupational social work en
dc.subject Farm workers en
dc.subject.ddc 361.96873
dc.subject.lcsh Employee assistance programs -- South Africa -- Western Cape
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural laborers -- Health and hygiene -- South Africa -- Western Cape
dc.subject.lcsh Industrial welfare -- South Africa -- Western Cape
dc.subject.lcsh Employees -- Counseling of -- South Africa -- Western Cape
dc.title The social needs of farm workers in the Koup : suggesttions for employee assitance programmes (EAPS) from a social work perspective en
dc.type Dissertation en
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dc.description.degree M. Soc. Sc.


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