"Do we stay or do we leave?” : the role of trust and engagement in students’ decision whether to remain in South Africa
- Authors: Uys, Tina , Senekal, Anton
- Date: 2015
- Subjects: University of Johannesburg - Students , Emigration and immigration - South Africa
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5601 , ISSN 09766634 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/14331
- Description: This paper focuses on University of Johannesburg (UJ) students' views on remaining in or leaving South Africa. These views are based on the degree of trust students perceive the government (broadly defined) to be worthy of, and the degree of engagement in the affairs of the country that students are prepared to expend in the context of perceived threats to South African citizens. A survey of 1214 undergraduate students on all four UJ campuses was conducted in 2011. Care was taken that the sample reflected the overall picture of the research population. The data is analysed in terms of a typology that considers the extent to which people either respond to real or perceived threats based on trust or distrust in the government's ability and willingness to protect their interests as citizens. On this basis, they could furthermore either engage the threatening reality or disengage from it altogether. The paper analyses the extent to which patterns can be identified among different groups of UJ undergraduate students with regard to the four possible responses that emerge from the developed typology: Trusting engagement, trusting disengagement, distrusting engagement and distrusting disengagement.
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The need to incorporate senior caregivers in health education relating to malaria in rural areas
- Authors: Abdullahi, Ali Arazeem , Senekal, Anton , Van Zyl-Schalekamp, Cecilia
- Date: 2012
- Subjects: Caregivers - Nigeria , Malaria -Treatment - Nigeria , Child health services - Nigeria
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:5986 , http://www.bangladeshsociology.org , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8615
- Description: Using a combination of qualitative research techniques this study has investigated the place and the roles of senior caregivers in the management of malaria in children in rural communities of Nigeria. The study was conducted in Okanle and Fajeromi in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. The study shows that a variation may exist between young and older caregivers with respect to desire for modern or traditional medicines in the treatment of malaria. While most senior caregivers continued to rely on herbal treatment regimens, younger parents seemed to have preference for modern treatment but not without difficulties. Given their important position within the extended family structure, senior caregivers seemed to also possess tremendous influence on health care decision making process. The study suggests the need to incorporate senior caregivers in health promotion strategy related to malaria control in rural communities.
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