The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it




Download 14.07 Kb.
TitleThe purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it
Date23.03.2013
Size14.07 Kb.
TypePresentations



The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it.

  • The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it.

  • Teenage depression is a psychological disorder that affects functioning of teenagers

  • It impact on social, psychological and academic functioning of teenagers.

  • Teenagers often feel lonely and not cared for by elders during this painful path.

  • Parents have primary role of developing understanding of teenagers life.

  • One in eight teenagers in South Africa are suffering from depression and only 30% are receiving treatment, (www.safeyouth.org/scripts/teens/depression.asp)

  • Teenagers in a township setup experiences similar problems that are experienced by adults such as depressive socio-economic status and lack of access to recreational facilities.

  • It is important for parents to aware of the nature of depression in order to assist teenagers that are in need.

  • Parents from depressed socio-economic status, semi-literate, and less involved are likely not to be aware.



Cultural believe systems may have a different definition of teenage depression which may not be similar to the DSM-IV criteria

  • Cultural believe systems may have a different definition of teenage depression which may not be similar to the DSM-IV criteria

  • There is no existence of depression definition in some cultural groups in South Africa

  • Mental health disorders are defined differently from the Eurocentric perspective

  • Religious believes in various communities may be having a different approach to depression

  • There is persistence of stigma in South Africa townships to people suffering from mental health disorders such as depression

  • Stigma may influence parents to have lesser knowledge and awareness of teenage depression

  • The family‚Äôs structure, functioning and parent-child relations may have a contributory impact

  • Parenting styles that are less engaging and hostile may lead to damaged parent-child relationships and lack of awareness on psychological wellbeing of teenagers

  • Parental practices and behavioural that are lacking warmth and caring may also lead to barriers of communication and hinder parent monitoring

  • Teenage stage is also characterised by increased developmental changes which parent may not understand



A qualitative research method of inquiring is going to be utilised in order to explore the awareness that parents are having and how it is formed

  • A qualitative research method of inquiring is going to be utilised in order to explore the awareness that parents are having and how it is formed

  • A social constructionist paradigm is going to be utilised to explore factors that lead to awareness that parents are having.

  • This method will help in understanding how the phenomena of awareness on teenage depression by parents develop in a township context

  • The phenomena of parental awareness of teenage depression is social constructed by daily reality, knowledge and learning in a community cultural context

  • Teenage depression, such as any other human disorder, may be a social construct that is created, institutionalised, known and made into life and practices of a community

  • The research will be conducted in Daveyton township, East of Johannesburg in South Africa, and situated on the border of Mpumalanga Province

  • The township is having131,390 citizens (www.adrianfrith.com)



Convenient sampling method is going to be used to select participants in the study as the researcher has access to the township.

  • Convenient sampling method is going to be used to select participants in the study as the researcher has access to the township.

  • The sample will involve adults that are caring for children between the ages of fourteen and eighteen years of age.

  • The sample participants should have the ability to be conversant and able to talk about subject of awareness of teenage depression

  • The researcher will ensure that the sample participants selected represent the intended population of the study.

  • Data will be collected my means of open interviews with individual participants and focus group discussions.

  • The method of interviews is going to help in engaging and understanding construction of awareness on teenage depression by parents

  • The focus group discussions are going to help in further understanding how the parents in the community understand teenage depression

  • Data analysis is going to be conducted with a thematic analysis method in order to understand the awareness that parents are having on depression and it is constructed.



Bach, J.M & Louw, D. 2010. Depression and exposure to violence among Venda and Northern Sotho adolescents in South Africa. African Journal of Psychiatry 2010;13:25-35.

  • Bach, J.M & Louw, D. 2010. Depression and exposure to violence among Venda and Northern Sotho adolescents in South Africa. African Journal of Psychiatry 2010;13:25-35.

  • Cresswell, J.W. (2003). Research Design: qualitative and quantitative approaches. London, Sage Publications.

  • De Vos, A.S., Strydom, H., Fouche, C.B., Delport, C.S.L. (2005). Research at Grassroots: For the Social Science Professions. Van Schaik Publishers: Pretoria.

  • Kvale, S & Brinkmann, S. (2009). Interviews: Learning the craft of qualitative interviewing. 2nd Ed. Sage publications: London

  • Mclean, S.C. 2003. Factors which could influence development of adolescent depression. Unisa Press: Pretoria.

  • Tomlinson, M; Griumsrut, A.T; Steyn, D.J; Williams, D.R; Myer, R. (2009). The epidemiology of major depression in South Africa: Results from South African Health and Stress study. South African Medical Journal 2009, 99:368-373.

  • www.adrianfrith.com

  • www.safeyouth.org/scripts/teens/depression.asp



Welcome to add document to your blog or website

Related:

The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it iconPurposes of Nuclear Explosives Purpose of this study The purpose...

The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it iconTeenage Depression By: Peter Sweny About

The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it iconDepression awareness & Helpful resources

The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it iconWriting Overall purpose is to develop and defend a sophisticated argument

The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it iconTeenage pregnancies by Yusuf Patel and Navtej Hunjan What is teenage pregnancy?

The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it iconDevelop a case study on a film studio which produces or distributed...

The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it iconTeenage Pregnancy What are some risks of being a teenage parent?

The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it iconUnderstand the purpose and importance of communication protocols...

The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it iconFederal Aviation Regulations Objectives Understand the purpose of the fars

The purpose of the proposed study is to understand awareness that parents are having on teenage depression and how they develop it iconReview of mlda purpose of study Findings of study Discussion of the implications of the findings

Place this button on your site:
shrdocs.com


The database is protected by copyright © 2013
send message
shrdocs.com
Main page