A study on societal attitudes towards homosexuals in Thulamela Municipality of Vhembe District, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Mashamba, M. T.
dc.contributor.advisor Mushwana, M. D.
dc.contributor.author Mushome, Vhahangwele
dc.date 2018
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-06T08:58:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-06T08:58:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1144
dc.description MA (Psychology)
dc.description Department of Psychology
dc.description.abstract The study aimed to explore societal attitudes towards homosexual individuals in the Thulamela Municipality of the Vhembe District Municipality. The objectives of the study were to identify societal attitudes towards homosexuals in Thulamela Municipality, to explore challenges posed by society towards homosexual people in Thulamela Municipality, and to describe societal perceptions of homosexual individuals. The study was qualitative in nature and purposive sampling was used in the study. A semi-structured interview guide was used. A minimum of 12 non-homosexual people were interviewed. Thematic content analysis was used to analyse data. Different ethical issues were taken into consideration before the study was conducted. The findings of the study show that society is still conservative when it comes to homosexuality. However, it discourages harsh negative attitudes towards homosexual people. Society needs to develop more accepting and tolerant behaviors towards homosexuality. The study found that age, sex, race, ethnicity, social background, level of education and religious affiliation were consistent factors in determining attitudes towards homosexuality. This study recommends that training workshops on sexual orientation should be intensified for teachers, police officers, nurses and other public service employees as well as school administrators to inform them of current trends of homosexuality in the schools. It is also recommended that student accessibility to appropriate and accurate information regarding students’ sexuality should be increased at early stages through library and Internet resources, as well as workshops and forums. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (148 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Homosexuality en_US
dc.subject Homosexuals en_US
dc.subject Society en_US
dc.subject.ddc 306.7660968257
dc.subject.lcsh Homosexuality -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Homosexuality -- Societies,.etc.
dc.subject.lcsh Bisexuality -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Astrology and homosexuality -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Lesbianism -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title A study on societal attitudes towards homosexuals in Thulamela Municipality of Vhembe District, South Africa en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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