BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE PARENTING OF ADOLESCENT CHILDREN IN RESOURCE-CONSTRAINED COMMUNITIES

  • Gift Donga University of the Western Cape
  • Nicolette Vanessa Roman University of the Western Cape
  • Fatiema Benjamin University of the Western Cape
  • Inge Karla Sonn University of the Western Cape
  • Edna Rich University of the Western Cape
Keywords: barriers, parenting, adolescents, resource-constrained, communities

Abstract

The study examined barriers to effective parenting of adolescent children in resource-constrained communities. A qualitative approach was adopted for data collection and analysis. Thematic analysis was applied to data acquired from a sample of parents from resource-constrained areas in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. Parents interviewed identified the following barriers: financial constraints, peer influence, alcohol and drug abuse, lack of adequate parental time, communication and maturational changes. Given the parental challenges emerging from the findings of the study, greater understanding of the conditions under which effective parenting of adolescent children in resource-constrained societies can be fostered is essential.      

Author Biographies

Gift Donga, University of the Western Cape
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, University of the Western Cape
Nicolette Vanessa Roman, University of the Western Cape
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, University of the Western Cape
Fatiema Benjamin, University of the Western Cape
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, University of the Western Cape
Inge Karla Sonn, University of the Western Cape
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, University of the Western Cape  
Edna Rich, University of the Western Cape
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, University of the Western Cape  
Published
2022-11-30
How to Cite
Donga, G., Roman, N. V., Benjamin, F., Sonn, I. K., & Rich, E. (2022). BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE PARENTING OF ADOLESCENT CHILDREN IN RESOURCE-CONSTRAINED COMMUNITIES. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 58(4), 459-477. https://doi.org/10.15270/58-4-1076
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