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  1. Levels of Social Support and Coping Strategies in Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

    Levels of Social Support and Coping Strategies in Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study examined the effects of levels of social support and types of coping strategies on the psychological adjustment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Five hundred students from two universities in the Limpopo Province of South Africa participated...
  2. In Pursuit of Happiness: How Some Young South African Children Construct Happiness

    In Pursuit of Happiness: How Some Young South African Children Construct Happiness

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The purpose of the study was to explore the ways in which young South African children construct the notion of happiness. The small-scale study was conducted with children (n=42) in middle childhood between the ages of 6 and 13 years...
  3. Childhood Sexual Abuse Experiences of Female Student Teachers in Zimbabwe

    Childhood Sexual Abuse Experiences of Female Student Teachers in Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study investigated childhood sexual abuse (CSA) experiences of female student teachers in Zimbabwe. A convenience sample of 112 female respondents (mean age = 27.4 years) responded to a retrospective questionnaire which assessed childhood sexual experiences. Data were analysed descriptively...
  4. Doing Childhoods in the Context of HIV and AIDS: Young Children in Early Schooling Speak

    Doing Childhoods in the Context of HIV and AIDS: Young Children in Early Schooling Speak

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated children's experiences and understandings of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Grade 3 children (n=31) from the province of KwaZulu-Natal aged between 8–11 years were participants in the study. Data were collected through a four-stage focus group process including activities...
  5. Sex and the Right to HIV/AIDS Education in Early Childhood

    Sex and the Right to HIV/AIDS Education in Early Childhood

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored how early childhood teachers (n=5) and young children (n=174) (age range 7 to 8 years; males = 81; females = 93) in two primary schools constructed and interpreted the right to HIV/AIDS education. Data were captured using...
  6. Researching HIV/AIDS, Education & Childhood in the African Context

    Researching HIV/AIDS, Education & Childhood in the African Context

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article offers a reflective review of 12 articles and 4 brief reports included in this special issue of the International Journal of Psychology in Africa with the theme, ‘HIV/AIDS, education and childhood in the African context’. Muthukrishna and Ramsuran...
  7. A Violent Heritage: Non-Governmental Organizations as an Arena for the Reproduction of Childhood Violence in the Context of HIV/AIDS

    A Violent Heritage: Non-Governmental Organizations as an Arena for the Reproduction of Childhood Violence in the Context of HIV/AIDS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article used ethnographic fieldwork to explore the overt and covert patterns of childhood violence experienced in a community on the north of Durban, South Africa. Participants included nine female teachers, two hundred pre-school children (age range 6 months to...
  8. The Prevalence of Coping Behaviour, Posttraumatic Growth and Psychological Well-Being in Women who Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse

    The Prevalence of Coping Behaviour, Posttraumatic Growth and Psychological Well-Being in Women who Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the prevalence of coping behaviour, posttraumatic growth and psychological well-being in adult South African women (n=60, mean age=32, ethnicity=70% European, 28% African and 2% Asian descent). Specifically, the study considered the prevalence of constructive coping, posttraumatic growth...
  9. Coping Behaviour, Posttraumatic Growth and Psychological Well-Being in Women with Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Coping Behaviour, Posttraumatic Growth and Psychological Well-Being in Women with Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the coping behaviours and posttraumatic growth of women with sexual abuse in childhood (CSA) and long-term effects on their psychological well-being in adulthood. Participants were 10 women survivors of CSA (ages ranging from 23–48 years). Data on...
  10. The Undize Phenomenon—South African Childhood Sex Games and Their Contribution to Early Sexual Experiences

    The Undize Phenomenon—South African Childhood Sex Games and Their Contribution to Early Sexual Experiences

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study retrospectively explored the experiences of a group of urban males and females with respect to a hide and seek game that indigenous South African children play (Undize), in early learning about sexuality. A focus group discussion of 16...