University of Pretoria
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Influence of a music positive space

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posted on 2022-12-15, 07:59 authored by Foster MumbaFoster Mumba

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.