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dc.contributor.authorSpjeldnæs, Ingrid Onarheimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-31T14:56:09Z
dc.date.available2014-01-31T14:56:09Z
dc.date.issued2013eng
dc.identifier.issn2041-5893
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1956/7758
dc.description.abstractMothering is recognized as important in shaping adolescent children’s identity cross-culturally, but how people understand and practice mothering varies between social contexts. In postapartheid South Africa, the institution of the family is undergoing changes that affect mothering. This study aimed to explore how 22 adolescents in the Mankweng area in the impoverished Limpopo Province understand mothering. Through focus group discussions, diaries, photographs and interviews, we explored adolescents’ experiences of being mothered and the adolescent women’s future aspirations about becoming a mother. Interpretative phenomenological analysis supported the analysis, and we identified three main themes: responsible mothering; trusting relationships; and aspirations about responsible mothering. Responsible mothering involved being present, providing and guiding. Trusting relationships meant that the mother was the primary confidant of and a role model for their future lives. The aspirations about future mothering emphasized values related to gender equality and represented a break with their own experiences of family life.en_US
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherPsychology & Societyeng
dc.relation.ispartof<a href="http://hdl.handle.net/1956/7757" target="blank">Family values of young people in Limpopo, South Africa: A sociocultural psychological study on perceptions and experiences of reproduction and parenthood</a>eng
dc.titleResponsible Mothering in Limpopo, South Africa: Perspectives of Adolescentsen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.description.versionacceptedVersionen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright Psychology & Society. All rights reserved.
dc.source.journalPsychology & Society


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