Exploring the phenomenon of resilience with a child survivor of abuse

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dc.contributor.advisor Lubbe-De Beer, Carien en
dc.contributor.coadvisor Bouwer, A.C., 1946- en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Archer, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-07T09:08:14Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-03 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-07T09:08:14Z
dc.date.created 2006-04-25 en
dc.date.issued 2007-08-03 en
dc.date.submitted 2006-08-01 en
dc.description Dissertation (MEd(Psychology))--University of Pretoria, 2007. en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this voyage is to explore the phenomenon of resilience with a South African child survivor of abuse. This research may be used to foreground elements in narrative conversations that can be employed to enhance resilience in other child survivors of abuse. The collaborator was identified using a constructivist approach of selection, incorporating the Indigenous Knowledge of the staff involved in the care of abuse survivors in a place of safety. The selection work session led to the generation of an operationalisation of the concept resilience, as well as an observation schedule for resilience specific to this environment. A 16-year-old female collaborator was identified as resilient for the purpose of this research. A number of in-depth interviews with the collaborator were conducted whilst the collaborator was in the place of safety, as well as after her move to a children’s home. Narratives about the collaborator’s life were generated and computer aided qualitative data analysis was undertaken. This facilitated the generation of networks of codes which allow for the representation of the particular resilience processes present in the collaborator. In this study the ability to adapt and utilise new environments is identified as a major factor in the collaborator’s resilience. en
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dc.description.department Educational Psychology en
dc.identifier.citation Archer, E 2005, Exploring the phenomenon of resilience with a child survivor of abuse, MEd dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-08012006-164546 / en
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dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-08012006-164546/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/26914
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2005, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en
dc.subject Protective factors en
dc.subject Child abuse en
dc.subject Resilience en
dc.subject Narrative en
dc.subject Risk factors en
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge systems en
dc.subject Imagoes en
dc.subject Narrative therapy en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title Exploring the phenomenon of resilience with a child survivor of abuse en
dc.type Dissertation en


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