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A reflection on the coping mechanisms of abused female breadwinners in the Vhembe District of Limpopo, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Tshifhumulo, R.
dc.contributor.advisor Mukwevho, M. H.
dc.contributor.advisor Lekganyane, G. M.
dc.contributor.advisor Matshidze, P.
dc.contributor.author Chimeri, Leo Munyaradzi
dc.date 2018
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-05T12:28:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-05T12:28:56Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-21
dc.identifier.citation Chimeri, Leo Munyaradzi (2018) A reflection on the coping mechanisms of abused female breadwinners in the Vhembe District of Limpopo, South Africa, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, <http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1221>
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1221
dc.description PhD (Sociology)
dc.description Department of Sociology
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to explore and understand the circumstances, which influence abused female breadwinners to stay in nuptial contracts and to model coping strategies for their plight. The study was qualitative in nature and an explorative case study design of abused married female breadwinners who had reported cases at Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP) trauma centers in the Vhembe District of Limpopo Province, South Africa was used. A critical case purposive sample was used to draw a cross-sectional sample of 12 participants from a total population of 1800 female breadwinners who reported cases between 2010 and 2015. The data collection methods were; in-depth interviews, focus group discussions from the same participants and key informants‟ interviews from three TVEP female managers. The three data collection techniques ensured triangulation for more complete and well-validated outcomes of the study. The data analysis method was the Van Mann. The study found out that a plethora of circumstances that involves the following; culture, the desire to take care of children, culture, religion, social needs, social status and entrapment influences abused married female breadwinners to stay in abusive marriages. As a result, they are forced to devise some coping strategies that include; problem solving strategies, reporting to the police, protection orders, seeking refuge, alcohol abuse and dependence, counselling, religious intervention, social support to cope with their plight. Establishing the reasons was critical in coming up with intervention methods that may help to curb abuse and coping strategies that may assist them in their plight. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvi, 230 leaves : illustrations)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Breadwinner en_US
dc.subject Abuse en_US
dc.subject Married en_US
dc.subject Equality en_US
dc.subject Equity en_US
dc.subject Coping mechanism en_US
dc.title A reflection on the coping mechanisms of abused female breadwinners in the Vhembe District of Limpopo, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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