Disempowerment and Psychological Distress in the Lives of Young People in Eastern Cape, South Africa

@article{Nduna2012DisempowermentAP,
  title={Disempowerment and Psychological Distress in the Lives of Young People in Eastern Cape, South Africa},
  author={Mzikazi Nduna and Rachel Jewkes},
  journal={Journal of Child and Family Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={1018-1027}
}
  • M. Nduna, R. Jewkes
  • Published 7 January 2012
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Child and Family Studies
A qualitative study was conducted in Butterworth, in the rural Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, to explore sources of distress for young people. Semi-structured, individual in-depth interviews were conducted with 16 men and 24 women aged 16–22 years. The findings revealed interconnections between structural factors such as death, poverty, unemployment and gender injustices to cause distress. Negative home dynamics such as disinheritance, financial hardships, undisclosed paternal identity… 
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