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dc.contributor.advisor Mashegoane, S.
dc.contributor.advisor Moripe, S. Mohale, N. F. 2015-08-17T09:01:14Z 2015-08-17T09:01:14Z 2013
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Psychology)) --University of Limpopo, 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract HIV/AIDS is devastating and fatal to working adults in the prime of their lives, thus leaving the responsibility of caring for the orphans to their grandparents. This study explored the experiences of grandparents assuming the role of parenting their AIDSorphaned grandchildren in Lephalale, South Africa. Phenomenological face-face interviews were conducted with ten elderly, black African grandmothers between the ages of 55 and 71. The participating women were self-identified as carers for their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. The challenges the participant grandmothers faced in caring for their grandchildren were identified as the following: recurrent experiences of loss and grief, lack of social support, fear of stigmatization, financial constraints, mental health and physical strain, difficulty in acquiring state social grants, emotional distress, the caring role being divinely ordained and the rejection of orphans by their biological fathers. Recommendations are advanced on the basis of the findings. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 97 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Psychosocial sequelae en_US
dc.subject AIDS-orphaned grandchildren en_US
dc.subject.ddc 362.1969792 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) in children -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Grandparenting -- South Africa en_US
dc.title The burden of grandparenting : caring for aids-orphaned grandchildren in Lephalale, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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