An Examination of Primary Prevention Measures in Combating Child Sexual Abuse in Tanzania.

Buhori, Johnas A. (2021) An Examination of Primary Prevention Measures in Combating Child Sexual Abuse in Tanzania. Doctoral thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The aim of this study was to examine the primary prevention measures used to combat CSA in Temeke Municipality, where a sample size of 205 research subjects were involved. Pragmatic paradigm which embraces cross sectional research design was employed; data were collected using survey and interviews. The findings revealed that there is significant relationship between knowledge of CSA and all identified warning signs (p≤0.05). The study further revealed that appropriate or inappropriate touching of private parts, delaying to return home from school and developing lying habit have significant influence to knowledge of CSA (p≤0.05). Moreover the findings revealed that there is no significant relationship between methods of reporting with knowledge of warning signs; and no reporting method was found to have significant effect on CSA warning signs (P≥0.05). Finally, the findings revealed that limited knowledge of warning signs, taboos and myth, blaming a child to have caused the incident and awareness of other actors in child protection matters were significant factors affecting knowledge of warning signs (P≤0.10). Thus government and other stakeholders should focus on warning signs and reporting methods when formulating policies to reduce CSA. Hence, the study recommends the introduction of programs in schools and communities that aims at creating awareness of the social workers roles around child protection, CSA in particular. Keywords: Child Sexual Abuse, Warning Signs, Reporting Methods, Socio-Cultural Factors.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Khadija Katele
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 09:46
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 08:00

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