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1. Shange, Gugulethu L. Z. Exploring the family life cycle from an African perspective .

Degree: 2010, University of South Africa

How African individuals perceive the family life cycle, is the topic of this research. This qualitative study was facilitated with two individuals. Constructivism was used to explore how individuals create their reality. The Person-Centred Approach was studied to understand the importance of the Self- concept in the individual, and the role played by perceptions created in an ever-changing environment. Systems theory helped understand the interaction of family members as a system (family), especially the creation of stability after a state of disequilibrium – in this case, transitions between stages of the life cycle. Only with one respondent were some differences identified compared to the Western view of the life cycle. It was thus concluded that the family life cycle can be used as a guideline during therapy, regarding difficult transitions people (including African people) have to make, for therapists working from both the Person-Centred Approach and the systems perspective. Advisors/Committee Members: Grobler, H. D. (Ms.) (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Families/individuals; Constructivism; Experiences; Family life cycle; African perspectives; Family/individual as system; Family therapy; Person centred approach; Environment; Self-concept

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APA (6th Edition):

Shange, G. L. Z. (2010). Exploring the family life cycle from an African perspective . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4782

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Shange, Gugulethu L Z. “Exploring the family life cycle from an African perspective .” 2010. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed October 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4782.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Shange, Gugulethu L Z. “Exploring the family life cycle from an African perspective .” 2010. Web. 23 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Shange GLZ. Exploring the family life cycle from an African perspective . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2010. [cited 2019 Oct 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4782.

Council of Science Editors:

Shange GLZ. Exploring the family life cycle from an African perspective . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2010. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4782

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