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dc.contributor.advisor Mashego, T.A.B. Taruvinga, Percy 2013-05-10T08:11:36Z 2013-05-10T08:11:36Z 2011
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Clinical psychology) --University of Limpopo, 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to describe the influence of family resilience on teenagers’ adaptation following parental divorce. Quantitative and qualitative, descriptive research was conducted to determine if there was a relationship between family resilience and teenagers’ adaptation. Data collection was done using structured questionnaires. Affected teenagers, n=60 and their families (n=60), were sampled using a screening tool at three schools in Capricorn district in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Data was collected using family resilience scales and coping scales: Ways of Coping (WCS). The data was analysed in line with ABCX-model to choose subscales that correlated significantly with adaptation scale of family resilience as potential resilience factors; and coping by avoidance, behavioral and cognitive strategies using (WCS). The study highlighted potential family resilience factors and specific ways of coping used by teenagers among families with teenagers following parental divorce. The findings have revealed that there are family characteristics which enable teenagers to cope following parental divorce. Teenagers who cope have been found to mostly use behavioural and cognitive strategies and less of avoidance strategies. Family resilience factors among the families of these teenagers were effective communication (Family Problem Solving and Communication-FPSC), family hardiness (Family Hardiness Index-FHI) and, the problem solving and behavioural strategies utilised by families in crisis situations (Family Crisis Oriented personal Evaluation Scales-F-COPES). Further research should focus on longitudinal and context-specific that tracks family and teenagers’ adaptation to stressful events as a process that unfolds over time and those that recognises bi-directional and, transactional influences among fa en_US
dc.format.extent 92 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) en_US
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dc.subject Family resilience en_US
dc.subject Teenagers en_US
dc.subject Divorce en_US
dc.subject.ddc 155.924 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children of divorced parents -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Resillience (personality traits) in children en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Divorced people en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Resilience (Personality trait) in adolescence en_US
dc.title Influence of family resilience on teenagers adaptation following divorce in Polokwane, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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