CULTURAL SPECIFIC ATTITUDES OF BATSWANA PEOPLE TOWARDS ADOPTION

Keywords: adoption parent, alternative care, attitudes, culture, Batswana, cultural specific

Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe the cultural attitude of Batswana people towards adoption. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design and is descriptive in nature. It followed a quantitative approach and reached 83 respondents representative of designated organisations rendering services to adoptive parents in Ikageng, Potchefstroom. A questionnaire containing closed-ended questions was used. Demographical information was included to test the construct validity on different variables, namely the birthparent, adoptive parent and the adopted child. The findings of the study indicated that the Batswana community have a positive attitude towards adoption

Author Biographies

Katlego Ratshidi, North West University
Postgraduate student
Pieter Boshoff, North West University
Centre for Child, Youth and Family Studies, COMPRES. The School of Psycho-Social Health (Social Work), North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
Published
2019-07-15
How to Cite
Ratshidi, K., & Boshoff, P. (2019). CULTURAL SPECIFIC ATTITUDES OF BATSWANA PEOPLE TOWARDS ADOPTION. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 55(2), 176. https://doi.org/10.15270/55-2-714
Section
Articles