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Character Traits Perceived as Ideal for Children by Ndau Mothers in Rusitu Valley, Chimanimani

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dc.contributor.author Mugweni, Rose
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-20T11:45:45Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-20T11:45:45Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02-02
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.gzu.ac.zw:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/338
dc.description.abstract This qualitative case inquiry investigated character traits (tsika) perceived by Ndau mothers as ideal for their children in Rusitu Valley, Chimanimani. Social Constructionism and Selman’s Social Cognition theories formed the theoretical framework. The study used a qualitative phenomenological case design. Twenty-two (22) participants were purposefully selected. To collect data, four (4) focus group discussions with eighteen (18) mothers and four (4) individual interviews with four (4) grandmothers were undertaken. The grandmothers were involved in the study because of their wide experience in childcare. To make the meaning of the collected data, the researcher applied the grounded theory of data analysis. This study established that among others, Ndau mothers perceive six-character traits: responsibility, altruism, confidence, assertiveness, confidence, and resourcefulness as ideal for their children’s holistic development. The study found that the mothers and grandmothers assumed a mentorship role to socialise their children in developing the requisite traits for the sustainability of the Ndau culture and success of their children in life. It was also established that, if children attain the traits, it enhances holistic development, creativity, problem-solving skills, success in life and social cohesion. This study recommends that parents should continue to instil humility in their children by teaching them the essential character traits within their cultural perspective. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Case Studies en_US
dc.subject Character traits en_US
dc.subject cultural identity en_US
dc.subject Ndau en_US
dc.subject values en_US
dc.subject Chimanimani en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.title Character Traits Perceived as Ideal for Children by Ndau Mothers in Rusitu Valley, Chimanimani en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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