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The individual mindset behind violence in schools specific to the Western Cape

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dc.contributor.advisor Van der Merwe, Petro Parker, Fazia 2019-06-21T10:43:29Z 2019-06-21T10:43:29Z 2018-11
dc.identifier.citation Parker, Fazia (2018) The individual mindset behind violence in schools specific to the Western Cape, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <>
dc.description Text in English en
dc.description.abstract The study aimed at exploring the “mindset” of learners, teachers and principals behind the violence in schools. “Mindset” is a person's general attitude with which he/she approaches a situation and the way they think about things, their experiemces and opinions. The data in the current study was gathered from three schools on the Cape Flats in the Western Cape. The Cape Flats is home to South Africa’s most violent gangs, perpetuated by the socio-economic issues created by apartheid. A provincial breakdown of crime statistics ranks the Western Cape second highest in South Africa. The researcher adopted Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Framework to delineate the risk factors which impact on the community, family, individual, peer group and school environment. Participants’ selection was effected through a non-probability method of purposive sampling. Participants’ in a non-probability sample are selected based on their accessibility or by the purposive personal judgment of the researcher. The downside of the non-probability sampling method is that an unknown proportion of the entire population was not sampled. From the preceding results, it is evident that learners are exposed to many forms of violence. Too many children are reared in dysfunctional families, poorly managed schools and neighbourhoods caught in the grip of violence and poverty. If this malady is not addressed and managed, South Africa can expect another generation of youth who resort to violence as a means of conflict resolution. The rich and in-depth information around participants’ unique opinions, experiences and realities contribute towards a better understanding of school violence, dysfunctional behaviour and towards the improvement of school violence interventions. It is also argued that additional insights from the study would add value to the organisational incapacity management process of schools. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, 190 leaves) : illustrations (some color)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject School violence en
dc.subject Learners en
dc.subject Teachers en
dc.subject Principals en
dc.subject Mindset en
dc.subject Experiences en
dc.subject Opinions en
dc.subject Community en
dc.subject Family en
dc.subject Individual en
dc.subject Peer group en
dc.subject School environment en
dc.subject.ddc 371.780968735
dc.subject.lcsh School children -- Violence against -- South Africa -- Cape Flats
dc.subject.lcsh Children and violence -- South Africa -- Cape Flats
dc.subject.lcsh School violence -- South Africa -- Cape Flats
dc.subject.lcsh Cape Flats (South Africa) -- Social conditions
dc.title The individual mindset behind violence in schools specific to the Western Cape en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M.A. (Psychology)

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