Youth resilience to drought : learning from a group of South African adolescents

Show simple item record Theron, Linda C. Mampane, Motlalepule Ruth Ebersohn, L. (Liesel) Hart, Angie 2021-05-14T06:51:41Z 2021-05-14T06:51:41Z 2020-10
dc.description.abstract Exposure to drought is on the increase, also in sub-Saharan Africa. Even so, little attention has been paid to what supports youth resilience to the stressors associated with drought. In response, this article reports a secondary analysis of qualitative data generated in a phenomenological study with 25 South African adolescents (average age 15.6; majority Sepedi-speaking) from a drought-impacted and structurally disadvantaged community. The thematic findings show the importance of personal, relational, and structural resources that fit with youths’ sociocultural context. Essentially, proactive collaboration between adolescents and their social ecologies is necessary to co-advance socially just responses to the challenges associated with drought. en_ZA
dc.description.department Educational Psychology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2021 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship UK Natural Environment Research Council en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Theron, L.; Ruth Mampane, M.; Ebersöhn, L.; Hart, A. Youth Resilience to Drought: Learning from a Group of South African Adolescents. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7896. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1660-4601 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3390/ijerph17217896
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher MDPI en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 by the authors. Licensee: MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. en_ZA
dc.subject African adolescents en_ZA
dc.subject Climate change en_ZA
dc.subject Co-productive approach en_ZA
dc.subject Protective community en_ZA
dc.subject Social ecological theory of resilience en_ZA
dc.subject Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) en_ZA
dc.title Youth resilience to drought : learning from a group of South African adolescents en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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