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Through the lens of a peer: understanding leisure boredom and risk behaviour in adolescence
(Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa, 2011)
There has been very little research investigating leisure boredom and risk behaviour among adolescents in South Africa. Using a qualitative approach, this study investigated adolescents’ perceptions of leisure boredom and ...
Trajectories of adolescent substance use development and the influence of healthy leisure: a growth mixture modeling approach
Considerable heterogeneity exists in adolescent substance use development. To most effectively prevent use, distinct trajectories of use must be identified as well as differential associations with predictors of use, ...
Forced sexual experiences and sexual situation self-efficacy among South African youth
Nearly 20% of South African youth experience forced or coerced sexual intercourse. Understanding the factors associated with forced sex is important for informing prevention programs aimed at reducing sexual violence and ...
Perceived parental control, restructuring ability, and leisure motivation: A cross-cultural comparison
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
Leisure is viewedworldwide as an important developmental context for adolescents. As leisure research and programs are shared across nations, it is crucial to examine the cultural equivalence of leisure-related constructs and ...
Meaning and purpose in the occupations of gang-involved young men in Cape Town
(Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa (OTASA), 2016)
INTRODUCTION: Involvement in gangs negatively influences the lives of many young men living in Cape Town, South Africa. There is a need to better understand young men's motives and reasons for belonging to gangs as efforts ...
Clients' perceptions of an occupational therapy intervention at a substance use rehabilitation centre in the Western Cape
(Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa (OTASA), 2015)
Substance use among adolescents is a significant health and social problem and affects occupational performance. While occupational therapy interventions are available at substance use rehabilitation centres in the Western ...
The state of methamphetamine ('tik') use among youth in the Western Cape, South Africa
(Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2016)
BACKGROUND Methamphetamine use among youth in the Western Cape Province of South Africa has increased at alarming rates over the past decade. Although current estimates of youth use exist, they range from 2% to 12%. OBJECTIVES ...
Validity and reliability of the South African health promoting schools monitoring questionnaire
(Oxford University Press, 2016)
Health promoting schools, as conceptualised by the World Health Organisation, have been developed in many countries to facilitate the health-education link. In 1994, the concept of health promoting schools was introduced ...
Translational research in South Africa: evaluating implementation quality using a factorial design
(Springer Verlag, 2012)
Background: HealthWise South Africa: Life Skills for Adolescents (HW) is an evidence- based substance use and sexual risk prevention program that emphasizes the positive use of leisure time. Since 2000, this program has ...
Interventions for out-of-school contexts
(UCT Press, 2012)
Introduction: Violence has become part of normal,everyday life for many young South Africans.