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Locus of control and social variables as they relate to depression at abortion

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dc.contributor.advisor Mr. H. Rudnick; Prof. H.G. Pretorius en_US
dc.contributor.author Henwick, Athol Frederick
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-24T06:07:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-24T06:07:23Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-24
dc.date.submitted 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4291
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract Since its legalisation in this country, abortion has become a controversial subject in religious, social and judicial circles. However, little is known about the relationship between depression and the possible side effects that may be produced by the procedure. Indeed, the possible impact of social variables and personality traits have been receiving more attention in recent research in an effort to identify those at risk for negative symptoms. This study was carried out on a group of 42 women from the Soweto and Jeppe Street Marie Stopes clinics. The women were assesse·d according to locus of control, depression and certain psychosocial variables. As expected, the overall levels of depression among these women, who largely represent the underprivileged segment of the community, were very high. Although no significant relationship could be established between locus of control and depression following abortion, certain social variables were identified as possible risk factors for de.ffipession after having an abortion. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Locus of control en_US
dc.subject Abortion en_US
dc.subject Depression in women en_US
dc.title Locus of control and social variables as they relate to depression at abortion en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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