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Teachers' perceptions of teenage pregnancy in selected schools in Lesotho

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dc.contributor.advisor Adams, J.D.
dc.contributor.advisor Zulu, S.P.
dc.contributor.author Moliko, M'amohlakoana Rosalia
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-24T12:57:41Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-24T12:57:41Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1129
dc.description Submitted to the Faculty of Education in fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Education in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2010. en_US
dc.description.abstract Teenage pregnancy in high schools is one of the major concerns among education stakeholders in Lesotho. This observation warrants an investigation into how teachers perceive this phenomenon. The study sought among other things to identify factors teachers perceive to be contributing to teenage pregnancy, including the consequences. A descriptive research design was used and purposive sampling was employed to identify participating schools and participants from the Qacha's Nek district of Lesotho. A purposive sample was deemed appropriate for this study. Data was collected by means of a questionnaire and was analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively. The results of this study indicate that teachers have negative perceptions towards teenage pregnancy. The findings of this study also reveal that factors such as gender, age, grade level and teaching experience influence perceptions of teachers towards teenage pregnancy. The study also reveals factors that teachers conceive of as causes of teenage pregnancy, including the consequences of teenage pregnancy. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Teenage pregnancy en_US
dc.title Teachers' perceptions of teenage pregnancy in selected schools in Lesotho en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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