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Challenges faced by grandparents in taking care of their orphaned grandchildren in Chiredzi rural

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dc.contributor.author Ngwenyenyi, Hardson
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-12T12:37:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-12T12:37:02Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11408/2637
dc.description.abstract The study aimed to explore the challenges faced by grandmothers who are taking care of their orphaned grandchildren in Chiredzi rural. Relevant literature was discussed, as well as the role theory which formed the theoretical framework of the study. A qualitative paradigm was employed using explorative approach. Data was collected using in-depth interviews which was audio taped and was analysed using thematic analysis. The study targeted rural grandparents taking care of their orphaned grandchildren and purposive sampling was used to select 12 grandparents. The researcher observed ethics which included informed consent, anonymity, confidentiality and privacy. Major findings of the study showed that grandparents taking care of their orphaned grandchildren faced mental and problems, difficulties in social interactions, economic and physical challenges as well as financial challenges. The overall conclusion was that grandparents faced social, psychological, physical and economic challenges. Recommendations were made based on these findings and included that there is need for the government, non-governmental organisations relatives and the community to offer grandparents social, emotional, and economic support. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Midlands State University en_US
dc.subject Orphans en_US
dc.subject Rural children en_US
dc.title Challenges faced by grandparents in taking care of their orphaned grandchildren in Chiredzi rural en_US


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