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dc.contributor.advisor Makhubele, J. C. Mabasa, Matimba Allan 2019-03-15T08:10:47Z 2019-03-15T08:10:47Z 2018
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D. (Social Work)) -- University of Limpopo, 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract The scourge of substance abuse globally amongst the youth today is probably one of the most talked about risky health behaviours in history, and is increasing at an alarming rate. Socio-cultural practices contribute towards the use and abuse of substances by the youth in rural areas. The “Ke Moja” programme that dealt with youth substance abuse was rarely received in these areas. The researcher sought to study the impact of socio-cultural practices towards substance abuse amongst the youth to develop a school-based intervention programme. The researcher’s research methodology included a mixed methodological approach that is, exploratory-descriptive design. Stratified-systematic and purposive sampling methods were used to draw a sample from learners, educators, social workers and SGB members. The data collection methods employed was semi-structured interview schedule and questionnaires. Data was analysed using thematic analysis. The results reveal that alcohol and drugs serve as agents of socialisation in socio-cultural events. It was found that there are different types of traditional home-brewed beers that the youth abuse almost daily because they are cheap, easily accessible and available. The findings also reveal that socio-cultural events contribute towards substance abuse in rural areas. The study reveals that sociocultural events take place almost every weekend where the youth use substaces as agents of socialisation. The findings reveal that the need for socio-culturally appropriate substance abuse prevention programmes amongst the youth is important in rural areas. The programme is called “Hambanani” which literally means doing away with the use and abuse of substances. The researcher concludes that socio-cultural practices contribute towards the abuse of substances by the youth in rural areas. The researcher recommends that social workers implement a school-based intervention programme on the impact of socio-cultural practices towards substance abuse amongst the rural youth. en_US
dc.format.extent xviii, 198 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Socio-cultural practices en_US
dc.subject Intervention programme en_US
dc.subject School-based en_US
dc.subject Substance abuse en_US
dc.subject The youth en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Substance abuse -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Youth -- South Africa -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Youth -- Subtance abuse -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title Impact of socio-cultural practices on substance abuse amongst the rural youth : towards the development of a school-based intervention programme en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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