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Attitudes of educators towards teenage pregnancy

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-26 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:26:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:26:59Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-26 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11255
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the nature of educators' attitudes towards teenage pregnancy in secondary schools of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa. This was in response to the KZN circular 116 of 2000, which seemed to give more rights to pregnant learners. Subjects were educators (n=97) from twenty secondary schools. The study further investigated the relationship (if any) that existed between the educators??? attitudes towards teenage pregnancy and various educators' characteristics such as age, gender, religious affiliation, educational level and their teaching experience. A questionnaire was developed and administered to the selected sample. The findings indicated that educators had positive attitudes and were sympathetic towards pregnant teenagers, but displayed reservations about the level of skills they possessed with regard to helping teenagers in times of emergency (like delivery) in the classroom. The study formulated some recommendations that the researchers thought would strengthen the relationship between educators and pregnant teenagers in schools. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject KWAZULU-NATAL en
dc.subject TEACHERS en
dc.title Attitudes of educators towards teenage pregnancy en
dc.type Journal articles - non-HSRC staff en
dc.description.version N en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 5 en
dc.BudgetYear 2010/11 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9935 en
dc.PageNumber 431-439 en
dc.outputnumber 8903 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mpanza, N.D. & Nzima, D.R. (2010) Attitudes of educators towards teenage pregnancy. <i>Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences</i>. 5:431-439. en
dc.publicationyear 2010 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mpanza, N.D. en
dc.contributor.author2 Nzima, D.R. en

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