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dc.contributor.advisorD’Amant, Antoinette.
dc.creatorOluwatuyi, Omolara Joy.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T10:57:13Z
dc.date.available2016-12-20T10:57:13Z
dc.date.created2015
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/13877
dc.descriptionMaster of Education in Social Justice Education. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Edgewood 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates factors which impact on the formation of friendships of immigrant learners in high schools. A qualitative approach was employed to understand the dynamics that influence the formation of friendships of immigrant learners as well as identify places and spaces where these friendships are formed. In the study, two data gathering methods were adopted namely: individual and focus group interviews. Open-ended interviews were designed and administered to eight purposively selected participants. Information generated from the participants was subjected to thematic analysis. The major findings emanating from this study include: the formation of friendships of immigrant learners is likely to occur among like-minded learners, with those in closest relationships, intimate/love relationships and acquaintances; the major dynamics that influence the formation of friendships of immigrant learners revolve around the character of the person, gender, nationality, racial affiliations, linguistic homogeneity friendship, self-disclosure, reciprocity and frequent contact with one another. The football field, social networks, classrooms, sports grounds and school library have been found to be places and spaces in which immigrant learners navigate the formation of friendships.en_US
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_US
dc.subjectFriendship in adolescence -- South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectImmigrant students -- Social aspects -- South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectInterracial friendship -- South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectTheses -- Education.en_US
dc.subjectMulti-national friendship.en_US
dc.subjectFriendship formation.en_US
dc.titleGeographies of friendship formation : narratives of immigrant children in high schools.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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