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Die lewenstyle en romantiese verhoudings van 'n groep adolessente meisies in Bishop Lavis

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dc.contributor.advisor Kritzinger A, Prof en
dc.contributor.advisor Van Aswegen WF, Mr en
dc.contributor.author Van Wieling R en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:34:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:34:55Z
dc.date.submitted 2004 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/31544
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study is to investigate the lifestyles and romantic relationships of adolescent girls in the Bishop Lavis community. The study also explores the 'taxi-queen' phenomenon as a particular form of relationship. The study employed a qualitative methodology. Data were collected by means of a combination of two methods: firstly, two focus groups each consisting of seven high school learners between the ages of 16 and 18 years and secondly, in-depth interviews conducted with three adolescent girls between the ages of 16 and 20 years who were identified as 'taxi-queens'. Regarding lifestyles of the young girls special attention was afforded to leisure activities, the role of the consumer market, domestic circumstances and future expectations. In the case of romantic relationships the study focused on the type of relationship the girls are involved in, reasons for their involvement, the nature and functions of romantic emotions, adolescent dating patterns, sexual behaviour and sexual violence. Regarding lifestyles findings indicate that leisure activities as well as the consumer market play a central role in the lives of these young girls. Leisure activities not only provide pleasure but also function as an escape mechanism from parental supervision, rules and interference. Young girls tend to experience romantic relationships as particularly positive and within these relationships sexuality represents a central component. Sexual activities appear to commence during earlier stages of the dating process. Furthermore, such activities are kept secret from parents due to fear of negative reactions and sex-related topics are seldom discussed with parents. Sexual violence often forms a component of romantic relationships between adolescent girls and boys. In conclusion the 'taxi-queen* relationship as a relatively unique form of romantic relationship is demonstrated with reference to the experiences of three young girls involved in such relationships. Recommendations for future research are made on the basis of the findings of this study. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Rural/Urban en
dc.title Die lewenstyle en romantiese verhoudings van 'n groep adolessente meisies in Bishop Lavis en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MPhil en


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