Adolescents' views on the power of violence in a rural school in South Africa

Show simple item record Mampane, Motlalepule Ruth Ebersohn, L. (Liesel) Cherrington, Avivit Miriam Moen, Melanie Carmen 2015-06-19T09:32:02Z 2015-06-19T09:32:02Z 2014-12
dc.description.abstract This study aims to explain how adolescents in a rural high school conceptualise school violence. Qualitative data were collected over two two-day periods (24 hours) through child-centred tasks like drawing and the completion of open-ended sentences, informal conversations regarding the given activities, observations documented as visual data (photographs), a research journal, and focus group discussions. In total, four boys and five girls participated in the study. Results of the study indicate that the adolescents (aged 15–17 years) view school violence both as negative, in that it causes harm, and positive, in that it serves as a strategy to ensure order and protection. The adolescents conceptualise violence as interweaving constructs of power, discipline and aggression. Future adolescent-focused interventions regarding violence must include conversations about these nuanced understandings. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation Grant: 82620 CEC 12091412827. en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mampane, MR, Ebersohn, L, Cherrington, AM & Moen, MC 2014, 'Adolescents’ views on the power of violence in a remote school in South Africa', Journal of Asian and African Studies, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 733-745. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0021-9096 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1745-2538 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/0021909613510134
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Sage en_ZA
dc.rights ©The Author(s) 2013. by Sage Publications. en_ZA
dc.subject Adolescents en_ZA
dc.subject Power en_ZA
dc.subject Rural en_ZA
dc.subject School violence en_ZA
dc.subject Violence en_ZA
dc.title Adolescents' views on the power of violence in a rural school in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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