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Drug abuse by learners in South Africa: a replication and extension study

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dc.contributor.author Shumba, Almon
dc.contributor.author Makura, Alfred H.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-23T07:03:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-23T07:03:16Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 1433-0237
dc.identifier.issn 1815-5626
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1875
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This study sought to determine the nature, extent and causes of drug abuse in South African township schools. Interview data were collected from a convenience sample of 24 participants from 4 schools (10 learners, 8 school personnel and 4 School Governing Board (SGB) members, a social worker and one Department of Education (DoE) official responsible for handling drug abuse by learners in the district. Document analysis was also conducted using the social worker’s records. The study found that dagga, tobacco and alcohol were the most readily available, commonly used and abused drugs by learners in these schools. The study also found that learners tended to use cocktails of drug combinations. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype Application/PDF
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Psychology in Africa en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 24;issue 2
dc.subject nature en_US
dc.subject extent en_US
dc.subject causes en_US
dc.subject drug abuse en_US
dc.subject learners en_US
dc.subject schools en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.title Drug abuse by learners in South Africa: a replication and extension study en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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