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dc.contributor.advisor Nel, K.
dc.contributor.advisor Setwaba, M. Baloyi, D. I. 2020-08-17T10:13:35Z 2020-08-17T10:13:35Z 2019
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (Clinical Psychology)) --University of Limpopo, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract Students with albinism experience social and academic challenges in society. These challenges are mainly influenced by their disability. Studies indicate that because they look different from most people they are treated differently and socially excluded and marginalised. Albino individual’ are also murdered in South Africa which is motivated by myths, beliefs and misconceptions in traditional African societies. The Social Model of Disability (SMD) underpinned the study as it is used to explore social experiences in different life contexts. The study used a qualitative approach with an exploratory research design. Purposive sampling was used to select the 18 participants. Thematic Content Analysis (TCA) was used to analyse data collected from the three focus groups. The findings of the study revealed that the social experiences of students with albinism are be difficult. They experience discrimination and stigmatisation from their peers and are often called derogatory names. It was also found that students with albinism have academic challenges because of their impaired vision, lecturers’ negative attitudes and insensitivity towards them. It was also found that the lack adequate assistive devices. Social experiences and academic challenges lead to a self-reported negative impact for instance, depression for these students. Ultimately, more awareness initiatives about the condition are required at the institution in order to improve the experiences of students with albinism. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 102 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Albinism en_US
dc.subject Depression en_US
dc.subject Academic challenges en_US
dc.subject Disability en_US
dc.subject Myths en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Disability en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Myths en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Albinos and albinism en_US
dc.title The social experiences and academic challenges faced by students with albinism in the University of Limpopo en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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