The social context of adolescent pregnancy : the case of Mamre

dc.contributor.advisorSwartz, Leslieen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorCarolissen, Ronelle Louiseen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-14T08:56:02Z
dc.date.available2015-07-14T08:56:02Z
dc.date.issued1993en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe present study examines the social context and experiences of pregnant adolescents with the aim of forwarding suggestions for intervention. The study was conducted in Mamre, a semi-rural, predominantly Moravian village near. Cape Town. The study consisted of two parts. For the first part, names were obtained from the Mamre birth and registration list and the birth records of Wesfleur Hospital, Atlantis. The sample consisted of 25 women who at the time of conception were between 14-19 years. Names were divided into two randomly selected groups: 9 women who had babies under 18 months and 16 whose babies were between 2-4 years. A semi-structured questionnaire was administered to respondents in their homes. Interviews were taperecorded, transcribed and qualitatively content analysed. For the second part of the study, 15 Mamre church records between the period 1837-1909 were drawn and examined for exclusionary practices in relation to premarital pregnancy in the Moravian church. Analysis indicates that tensions exist between attitudes to premarital sexuality and those to premarital sexual behaviour. Tensions furthermore exist between parents' acceptance of their daughters' babies and the condemnation of their daughters' teenage pregnancies. The study offers explanations for the apparent tensions. Taking these issues into consideration, ideas on intervention are suggested.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationCarolissen, R. L. (1993). <i>The social context of adolescent pregnancy : the case of Mamre</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13467en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationCarolissen, Ronelle Louise. <i>"The social context of adolescent pregnancy : the case of Mamre."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1993. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13467en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationCarolissen, R. 1993. The social context of adolescent pregnancy : the case of Mamre. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Carolissen, Ronelle Louise AB - The present study examines the social context and experiences of pregnant adolescents with the aim of forwarding suggestions for intervention. The study was conducted in Mamre, a semi-rural, predominantly Moravian village near. Cape Town. The study consisted of two parts. For the first part, names were obtained from the Mamre birth and registration list and the birth records of Wesfleur Hospital, Atlantis. The sample consisted of 25 women who at the time of conception were between 14-19 years. Names were divided into two randomly selected groups: 9 women who had babies under 18 months and 16 whose babies were between 2-4 years. A semi-structured questionnaire was administered to respondents in their homes. Interviews were taperecorded, transcribed and qualitatively content analysed. For the second part of the study, 15 Mamre church records between the period 1837-1909 were drawn and examined for exclusionary practices in relation to premarital pregnancy in the Moravian church. Analysis indicates that tensions exist between attitudes to premarital sexuality and those to premarital sexual behaviour. Tensions furthermore exist between parents' acceptance of their daughters' babies and the condemnation of their daughters' teenage pregnancies. The study offers explanations for the apparent tensions. Taking these issues into consideration, ideas on intervention are suggested. DA - 1993 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1993 T1 - The social context of adolescent pregnancy : the case of Mamre TI - The social context of adolescent pregnancy : the case of Mamre UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13467 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/13467
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationCarolissen RL. The social context of adolescent pregnancy : the case of Mamre. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1993 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13467en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherClinical Psychologyen_ZA
dc.titleThe social context of adolescent pregnancy : the case of Mamreen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMAen_ZA
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