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dc.contributor.advisor Sodi, T Makgabo, Chuene Jones 2021-06-23T06:06:35Z 2021-06-23T06:06:35Z 2012
dc.description Thesis (M.A.(Clinical Psychology)) -- University of Limpopo, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to explore the notions of childhood mental illness by Sepedi-speaking elderly people in the Mankweng community of Limpopo Province (South Africa). Using the phenomenological method, the researcher sought to understand these elderly people’s notions with a view to: i) describing their conceptualizations of childhood mental illness; ii) determining their notions of the types and causes of mental illness; and iii) describing their views regarding the management of childhood mental illnesses. A total of 8 participants who were selected through snowball sampling were interviewed using unstructured interviews. The results of this study suggest that; i) childhood mental illness is better understood if described than defined, ii) childhood mental illness is manifested through behavioural and physical features, iii) there are many causal factors attributed to childhood mental illness, and iv) both Western and African traditional methods are recognized in the treatment of childhood mental illness in this rural community. The results are discussed in the context of the psychological literature on multicultural counseling and psychotherapy. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Health and Social Development en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 70 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Childhood mental illness en_US
dc.subject Sepedi-speaking elderly people en_US
dc.subject Mankweng community en_US
dc.subject Limpopo Province en_US
dc.subject Child psychopathology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mental illness en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child psychopathology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child mental health en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Community mental health services for children en_US
dc.title A phenomenological study of the perceptions on childhood mental illness by Northern Sotho-speaking elderly people in Mankweng Community, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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