Influence of a music positive space
This data is aimed to explore if participating in a collaborative music-making activity with teenage girls aged 15 at a rural school in Zambia would generate an understanding of the issues of teenage pregnancy. A qualitative case study research design was used to collect and analyse the data. Data collection methods included semi-structured interviews and observations with 10 participants. After data collection, the data were coded and analysed, and three themes emerged: positive space, social identity and exploring teenage pregnancy as topic.
Through active participation using collaborative music-making, a space was created where participants engaged openly on the topic of teenage pregnancy. Engaging enhanced social interaction, developed friendships and helped participants feel they belonged.