Articles by Keyword: Phenomenology

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  1. The Lived Experiences of Sex Workers in South Africa: An Existential Phenomenological Exploration

    The Lived Experiences of Sex Workers in South Africa: An Existential Phenomenological Exploration

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    We explored the lived experiences of sex workers in South Africa by employing a phenomenological methodology. Five women between the ages of 34 and 48 years who were/are involved in this industry were interviewed between January and March 2008. Through...
  2. South African Mothers' Perceptions and Experiences of an Unplanned Caesarean Section

    South African Mothers' Perceptions and Experiences of an Unplanned Caesarean Section

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    New motherhood is characterised as a profound change, and research suggests that the psychological effects of childbirth can be significant and far-reaching for some women. This study explored women's perceptions and experiences of childbirth by unplanned Caesarean section. In-depth interviews...
  3. Mothering Children with Schizophrenia in a Village Setting: A Multiple Case Study

    Mothering Children with Schizophrenia in a Village Setting: A Multiple Case Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study reports on the experiences of mothers (n=8) raising children with schizophrenia in a rural South African village. The mothers were individually interviewed at their homes, using in-depth, phenomenological methods. Data were thematically analysed. Mothers of children with schizophrenia...
  4. Quality of Daily Life with Teenage Motherhood

    Quality of Daily Life with Teenage Motherhood

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study describes teenage mothers' quality of daily life in a South African rural setting. It is a retrospective study. It was conducted with five participant women aged between 26 and 35 years with early motherhood experience. In-depth interviews were...
  5. The Influence of an Unplanned Caesarean Section on Initial Mother-Infant Bonding: Mothers' Subjective Experiences

    The Influence of an Unplanned Caesarean Section on Initial Mother-Infant Bonding: Mothers' Subjective Experiences

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the impact of an unplanned Caesarean section on mother-infant bonding, by examining the development of maternal identities and mothers' subsequent relationships with their babies. In-depth interviews with 10 women (mean age=28; SD=1.97) explored their lived experiences of...
  6. Contemplating the Self: A Brief Phenomenological Participatory Action Study

    Contemplating the Self: A Brief Phenomenological Participatory Action Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study examines Self contemplation from a heuristic phenomenological and applied psychological perspective using a participatory action research approach. The participant authors (n = 6; females = 50%, majority ethnicity = isiZulu = 67%) engaged in reflective contemplation of the...
  7. Phenomenological and neurophysiologic investigation into contemplating <em>umoya</em> (Spirit) and its psychological applications

    Phenomenological and neurophysiologic investigation into contemplating <em>umoya</em> (Spirit) and its psychological applications

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored subjective and objective perspectives on uMoya, Spirit consciousness and/or spirituality, from a heuristic phenomenological and neurophysiologic perspective. Contemplative reflective data on uMoya and its neurophysiologic correlates were gathered from a culturally diverse group of eight researcher-participants aged...
  8. Medicine from the Father: <em>Bossiesmedisyne</em>, people, and landscape in Kannaland

    Medicine from the Father: <em>Bossiesmedisyne</em>, people, and landscape in Kannaland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    In the rural Western Cape local municipality of Kannaland, the word ‘bossiesmedisyne’ (lit. bushes medicine), refers to plant and sometimes animal material used to treat and alleviate a wide range of health problems, ranging from colds to cancer. Based on...
  9. Mother- and daughter-in-law relationship within a South African context: Influence of family systems

    Mother- and daughter-in-law relationship within a South African context: Influence of family systems

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored family system influences on mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationships in a South African setting. A convenience sample of 20 mothers-in-law (age range from 40 to 86) and 20 daughters-in-law (age range from 20 to 60) were informants. They...