Adolescent experience of intergroup contact in South Africa and its impact on identity development : a qualitative study

 

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dc.contributor.author Druker, Belinda Susan en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1996 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Druker, B. 1996. Adolescent experience of intergroup contact in South Africa and its impact on identity development : a qualitative study. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9232
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 120-128. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This research study presents an enquiry into adolescents' experience of the process of intergroup contact in South Africa, with a particular emphasis on the impact of such contact on adolescent identity development. A particular instance of intergroup contact is examined, namely a drama project which brought together ten high school pupils from two very different school and home environments. Literature from both developmental psychology and social psychology was accessed to shed light on the research area, and an attempt was made to integrate the various bodies of literature, using a social constructionist perspective. A conceptual framework was developed to depict the integration between the various areas of literature. A qualitative methodology was adopted in order to facilitate an in-depth understanding of the participants' experience. Multiple methods of data collection were used, namely participant observation, interviews, pieces of writing (essays and biographies), questionnaires and video material. A computer programme, Ethnograph, was used to analyse the data and generate codes, which shaped the categories used in reporting the findings. Further, the findings were integrated with the conceptual framework developed from the literature. This integrative framework is depicted diagrammatically. The findings focus primarily on the complexity of processes involved in the impact of the intergroup situation on adolescent identity, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between personal and social identity. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Educational Psychology en_ZA
dc.title Adolescent experience of intergroup contact in South Africa and its impact on identity development : a qualitative study en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Educational Research en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MEd en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Druker, B. S. (1996). <i>Adolescent experience of intergroup contact in South Africa and its impact on identity development : a qualitative study</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Educational Research. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9232 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Druker, Belinda Susan. <i>"Adolescent experience of intergroup contact in South Africa and its impact on identity development : a qualitative study."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Educational Research, 1996. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9232 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Druker BS. Adolescent experience of intergroup contact in South Africa and its impact on identity development : a qualitative study. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Educational Research, 1996 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9232 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Druker, Belinda Susan AB - This research study presents an enquiry into adolescents' experience of the process of intergroup contact in South Africa, with a particular emphasis on the impact of such contact on adolescent identity development. A particular instance of intergroup contact is examined, namely a drama project which brought together ten high school pupils from two very different school and home environments. Literature from both developmental psychology and social psychology was accessed to shed light on the research area, and an attempt was made to integrate the various bodies of literature, using a social constructionist perspective. A conceptual framework was developed to depict the integration between the various areas of literature. A qualitative methodology was adopted in order to facilitate an in-depth understanding of the participants' experience. Multiple methods of data collection were used, namely participant observation, interviews, pieces of writing (essays and biographies), questionnaires and video material. A computer programme, Ethnograph, was used to analyse the data and generate codes, which shaped the categories used in reporting the findings. Further, the findings were integrated with the conceptual framework developed from the literature. This integrative framework is depicted diagrammatically. The findings focus primarily on the complexity of processes involved in the impact of the intergroup situation on adolescent identity, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between personal and social identity. DA - 1996 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1996 T1 - Adolescent experience of intergroup contact in South Africa and its impact on identity development : a qualitative study TI - Adolescent experience of intergroup contact in South Africa and its impact on identity development : a qualitative study UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9232 ER - en_ZA


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