Program

Oral
July 25, 2016 14:30 - 16:00

Makoti and mamazala: Exploring the experiences of mother-daughter-in-law relationship within the South African context

[Speaker] Nganase, Tebogo R:1
[Co-author] Basson, Wilna:1
1:Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (South Africa(Republic of South Africa))


This study explored the relationship of black mothers-and-daughters-in-law within the Pretoria North, Gauteng, South Africa. Qualitative approach was employed as it allowed the author to obtain rich data from 20 mothers-in-law and 20 daughters-in-law who had established a mother-daughter-in-law for at least six months. Although the area of mother-daughter-in-law has been fairly researched in the Western countries, there appears to be lack of information concerning mothers-and-daughters-in-law relating to Africa, especially South Africa. The first author investigated women's experiences using in-depth individual interviews. Interpretative phenomenological analysis was followed in analysing the textual data gathered from the participants. The results of this study indicated that mothers-and-daughters-in-law place an importance in establishing a good relationship with each other. Further, participants indicated that family systems have an influence on the mother-daughter-in-law relationship. Furthermore, participants indicated that socio-economic factors such as culture, ethnicity, religion, finance, society, and geographical distance also influence the relationship between mothers-and-daughters-in-law.
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