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dc.contributor.advisor Mashegoane, S. Negota, Azwihangwisi Josphinah
dc.contributor.other Moripe, S. 2013-09-27T10:00:37Z 2013-09-27T10:00:37Z 2013
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Research Psychology)) --University of Limpopo, 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract Mothers who care for schizophrenic children go through various personal experiences and face enormous challenges. The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of mothers whose children were diagnosed with childhood schizophrenia. Participants consisted of eight mothers of children with schizophrenia from a rural village in the district of Vhembe, South Africa. They were interviewed at their homes, using in-depth, phenomenological interviews. Eight themes emerged from the participating mothers‟ articulations. They were identified as poverty and unemployment, emotional reactions of mothers, blaming witchcraft, dealing with the children‟s violence, aggression and destructiveness, financial and social support, effect of schizophrenia on the mother-child relationship, and the loss that mothers go through. The study reconfirmed that caring for individuals with schizophrenia is not an easy task for mothers. Recommendations were advanced on the basis of the findings. Keywords: caregiving, children, expressed emotion, objective burden, parenting, phenomenology, schizophrenia, subjective burden en_US
dc.format.extent x, 79 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) en_US
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dc.subject Parenting en_US
dc.subject Childhood chizophrenia en_US
dc.subject.ddc 362.62 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Schizophrenia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Schizophrenia in children en_US
dc.title Experiences of mothers caring for children with schizophrenia in Vhembe District, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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