ERIC Number: EJ1170621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Nature and Role of Traditional Forms of Counselling in Zambia: A Case of Lusaka Province
Chiboola, Hector; Munsaka, Sody M.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v46 n1 p79-90 2018
The aim of this study was to determine the nature and role of traditional forms of counselling and the scope of common problems presented to traditional counsellors in Lusaka province. It used a qualitative research methodology and deployed a holistic single-case study design with multiple embedded units of analysis. The sample consisted of 80 adult participants and one focus group interview with 8 discussants; and it was selected based on the purposive sampling method and snowball technique. Data collection was elicited through structured individual interviews and semi-structured group interview. The study revealed that traditional forms of counselling are rooted in traditional systems of knowledge and sociocultural values, customs, and practices; and they are essentially community-based and multicultural in nature.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Techniques, Counselors, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Adults, Focus Groups, Interviews, Cultural Influences, Social Influences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Zambia