TEENAGERS’ SEXUAL ACTIVITIES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS: A NEED FOR SOCIAL WORK SUPPORT

Tshilidzi Stanley Makhitha, Petro Botha

Abstract


This article describes the experiences of teenagers who engaged in sexual activities on school grounds and their need for social work support. The findings were derived from qualitative research done as part of one of a Master’s study and was based on ten semi-structured interviews with high school learners in Gauteng province. Findings indicate that sexual activities are either planned or happen spontaneously in various school areas and during different periods. A variety of factors influence teenagers’ decision to have sex at school. The participants, who were aware of the consequences of their behaviour identified a need for social work intervention at schools

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15270/53-4-595

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