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dc.contributor.authorSoeker, Mogammad Shaheed
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-23T12:35:49Z
dc.date.available2015-09-23T12:35:49Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationSoeker, M.S (2014). The influence of divorce on the occupations of children: a child`s perspective. International journal of child and adolescent health. 7 (2), 175-186.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10566/1671
dc.description.abstractThere have been a number of studies over the years that propose that divorce could create turmoil in children’s lives. Many theorists agree that divorce is a stressful life transition needing adjustment for both the parent and/or child. This study determined how divorce influence childrens` participation in scholastic and leisure activities. The study was positioned in the qualitative research paradigm, specifically using focus groups and face to face interviews to collect data. The participants consisted of one male and three females (aged 8-12 years) and one adult female (key informant). Four themes emerged viz. 1) Listening but not hearing, 2) Adapting by doing, 3) Helping hands and 4) In the ideal world. The findings of the study indicate that children could benefit from family centred treatment programmes and should be involved in counceling post divorce. The barriers or challenges include feelings of sadness and hopelessness, inability to communicate and express feelings to parents and a change in social interaction and leisure activities. The facilitatory factors included having closer family networks, having a parental figure at home to assist with occupational needs, having positive peers support groups and counseling as a form of support.en_US
dc.publisherNova Publishersen_US
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dc.rightsThis is the author version of an article published by Nova in the International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health. The author version has been uploaded with permission from the publisher. The published article can be downloaded at https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=53972
dc.subjectDivorceen_US
dc.subjectQualitative researchen_US
dc.subjectOccupational therapyen_US
dc.subjectChildren's perspectiveen_US
dc.subjectCounsellingen_US
dc.titleThe influence of divorce on the occupations of primary school going children in the Western Cape, South Africa: The perspective of the child and a relevant counselloren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.status.ispeerreviewedtrue
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