Articles by Author: Mathews Tsirinzeni

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  1. Deforestation since independence: a quantitative assessment of four decades of land-cover change in Malawi

    Deforestation since independence: a quantitative assessment of four decades of land-cover change in Malawi

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    Land cover has changed rapidly across the tropics over the past century; however, detailed historical information describing the extent and possible drivers of such change is widely lacking. Here, we constructed a history of land-cover change at the district level...
  2. An overview of indigenous crop development by the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture and Land Administration (DALA)

    An overview of indigenous crop development by the Mpumalanga Department of Agriculture and Land Administration (DALA)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Indigenous as well as indigenized crops form part of the daily diet of the smallholder and developing farmers in the Mpumalanga province. Developmental efforts by national research institutes on these crops under smallholder environments have been negligible in the past...
  3. SHORT NOTES

    SHORT NOTES

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
  4. Peer education training for sexual health and well-being in public high schools in South Africa: Is it enough to change peer educators themselves?

    Peer education training for sexual health and well-being in public high schools in South Africa: Is it enough to change peer educators themselves?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Objective: To evaluate the effects of a high school peer educator training programme on the sexual behaviour and related psychosocial outcomes of peer educators.
  5. Media messaging: a synthesis of lessons from the literature to inform HIV prevention amongst young people

    Media messaging: a synthesis of lessons from the literature to inform HIV prevention amongst young people

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Based on a review of literature, we provide a number of challenges and lessons to inform HIV-prevention media messaging initiatives for the youth. When designing initiatives, it is imperative that the unique needs of the youth are taken into account,...
  6. The theory of planned behaviour as a framework for predicting sexual risk behaviour in sub-Saharan African youth: A critical review

    The theory of planned behaviour as a framework for predicting sexual risk behaviour in sub-Saharan African youth: A critical review

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Amongst the psychological theories that have been used to help understand why people have unprotected sex, the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB: Ajzen 1991) has earned a prominent position. This article is a critical review of 11 peer-reviewed studies conducted...
  7. Reliability of self report questionnaires for epidemiological investigations of adolescent mental health in Cape Town, South Africa

    Reliability of self report questionnaires for epidemiological investigations of adolescent mental health in Cape Town, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Objective: This study aimed to assess the reliability of a number of self report questionnaires for epidemiological investigations of adolescents’ mental health in Cape Town, South Africa. The scales used were: the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (SMFQ), Zung Self-rating...
  8. Sexual coercion and adolescent risk behaviour: a systematic literature review

    Sexual coercion and adolescent risk behaviour: a systematic literature review

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Sexual coercion affects the individual through multiple short- and long-term medical, emotional, psychological and social consequences, and adolescents are particularly at high risk. Sexual coercion is hypothesised to negatively affect adolescents' decision-making around their sexual behaviours and other risk behaviours...
  9. Influences on life aspirations among adolescents in a low-income community in Cape Town, South Africa

    Influences on life aspirations among adolescents in a low-income community in Cape Town, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to determine the influences on adolescents’ aspirations from a low-income community in Cape Town. A sequential mixed method exploratory design was used following two distinct phases. The qualitative phase comprised focus group interviews with...