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dc.contributor.author Akpokiniovo, Funmilayo S.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-21T09:18:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-21T09:18:16Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2799
dc.description A dissertation submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education en_US
dc.description.abstract A continuum of prevention that provides information and support to very young adolescent girls throughout their lifecycles is central to their healthy sexual development. Crucial to this continuum is the family, especially the mothers. Hence, this study explored maternal role on daughters‟ sexual health development in Khomas region, Namibia. In addressing this phenomenon, the study was carried out in four phases namely; needs assessment, programme development, programme implementation and programme evaluation. The findings from the needs assessment showed that there was still a paucity of attention to this issue by some mothers for various reasons, such as not knowing what to say, as well as when and how to initiate discussions about sex with their daughters. This necessitated the need to design an intervention programme for mothers and the before-and-after outcomes of the sexuality education training for mothers were evaluated in relation to mothers‟ beliefs, communication, knowledge and self-efficacy to engage in discussions about sex and sex-related topics with their daughters in timely and meaningful ways. The outcome of the study showed that when mothers‟ natural role as sexual health educators is supported through intervention programmes, it has the potential for improving mothers‟ beliefs, communication, knowledge and self-efficacy. Thus, they become effective in discussing sexual issues with their very young adolescent daughters and indirectly impacting on their very young adolescent girls‟ ability to delay sexual activity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Sexual health en_US
dc.title Maternal role in daughters' sexual health development in Khomas region: Namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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