The community's perceptions regarding adolescents sexual health in Tshiungani Village, Mutale Municipality of Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Ramathuba, D. U.
dc.contributor.advisor Maluleke, M.
dc.contributor.author Mashapha, Valeria Azwihangwisi
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-28T14:09:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-28T14:09:06Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/739
dc.description MCur
dc.description Department of Advanced Nursing Science
dc.description.abstract Background: Adolescent sexual health is fundamental to the physical and emotional health, and well-being of individuals, couples, and families, as well as the social and economic development of communities and countries. The purpose and the aim of this study was to explore and describe the community’s perceptions of adolescent sexual health in Mutale Municipality, Vhembe District of Limpopo Province. Methodology: The research design of this study was qualitative, explorative, descriptive and contextual in nature. The population comprised of every adult community member or resident of Tshiungani Village. Both genders were included in the sample. Parents and guardians of adolescents made up the sample. Data were collected by means of in-depth face-to-face interviews. Data were analysed qualitatively using Teschs’ qualitative analysis. Findings: The study involved six themes, six categories and nineteen sub-themes. The community expressed concerns related to degradation of cultural norms and values, change in family structure, effects of media, politics, religion and poverty as affecting adolescent sexual health. Conclusion: The study explored and described the perceptions of community members regarding adolescent sexual health although the findings could not be generalized as it represents only part of the population. Recommendations: The study recommended intense sexual health education and promotion at early primary phase, career guidance to enhance and promote selfesteem, parental and community involvement in assisting and engaging adolescents with life skills within communities. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 135 leaves : color illustrations, color maps)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Community en_US
dc.subject Perception en_US
dc.subject Sexual health en_US
dc.subject.ddc 613.90710968257
dc.subject.lcsh Hygiene, Sexual -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Sex instruction -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Birth control -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Promiscuity -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Safe sex in AIDS prevention -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Health behaviours in adolescence -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title The community's perceptions regarding adolescents sexual health in Tshiungani Village, Mutale Municipality of Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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