Journal of human ecology (Delhi, India) (J Hum Ecol)

Publisher: Kamla-Raj Enterprises

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The Journal of Human Ecology (J. Hum. Ecol.) is a peer reviewed, internationally circulated journal. It publishes reports of original research, theoretical articles and timely reviews, and brief communications in the interdisciplinary field of Human Ecology. The Journal serves as a forum for social and life scientists and health professionals. Especially those who share common interests in understanding Man-Environment Relationship. Reviews of books and other publications relevant to Human Ecology are also published.

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Website Journal of Human Ecology website
ISSN 0970-9274
OCLC 174883802
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Kamla-Raj Enterprises

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Publications in this journal

  • Journal of human ecology (Delhi, India) 09/2015; 51(3):257-263.
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    ABSTRACT: KEYWORDS Adolecenxt. Sexual Development. Born Child. Abortion ABSTRACT Pregnancy among teenagers especially those that are at tertiary institutions seem to be an increasing problem. Teenagers and adolescents have been observed to be sexually active, with about 85 percent of teenage girls being sexually active at the age of 19 years, some of them experiencing their first intercourse at a low age of 12 years. The purpose of the study was to explore and describe knowledge, attitudes and perception of tertiary students towards teenage pregnancy. A qualitative, explorative and descriptive design was used. The population included all tertiary students from one selected institution. Non-probability convenience sample was used to sample 110 participants (58 females and 52 males) for focus groups discussions. Purposive sampling was used to select 17 female students, ten (10) pregnant and seven that delivered a baby whilst at university for in-depth interviews. Data was analyzed qualitatively through open coding. Four sub-themes emerge, that is knowledge about pregnancy, participants’ views about pregnancy at the university, factors influencing pregnancy and participants’ experiences of pregnancy whilst studying. Results emanating from the themes were used to propose recommendations on the best strategies that could reduce pregnancy rate at the selected institution. Trustworthiness was ensured by applying Lincoln and Guba’s model to ensure ethical considerations.
    Journal of human ecology (Delhi, India) 01/2015; 51(1,2):55-65.
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    ABSTRACT: ABSTRACT Indigenous knowledge is shared and communicated orally through different cultures. Indigenous practices have been undermined especially in treatment of illnesses. Western practices were regarded as the only acceptable ways of treating illnesses amongst African cultures whilst before arrival of Western medicine children were born in families using their own Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Despite all these it was found out that the traditional health practitioners (THPs) are the first to be consulted before the patient can go to the hospital and on coming back from the hospital they go to the THPs to give them feedback of what transpired at the hospital. This study aimed at determining indigenous practices that were used during pregnancy, labour and delivery among different cultural groups in the Limpopo Province. A qualitative, exploratory, descriptive and contextual research method was used. Data were collected through in-depth individual unstructured interviews in three villages of the Capricorn District with THP sand through focus group interviews with professional nurses undergoing PHC diploma training in one nursing school of the Limpopo Province. Five themes and their categories emerged from the data analysis. Recommendations suggest IKS Health Promotion Network which has to concentrate on several aspects regarding pregnancy, labour and delivery. KEYWORDS Cultural Practices. Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Pregnancy. Labour. Delivery © Kamla-Raj 2015
    Journal of human ecology (Delhi, India) 01/2015; 51(1,2):80-89.
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    ABSTRACT: KEYWORDS Illicit Sex. Condoms. Alcohol. Unintended Pregnancy ABSTRACT Teenage pregnancy can be used as one of the indicators of high risk sexual behaviour. This study determined the prevalence and explored the perceived risk behaviour related to teenage pregnancy among university students. A qualitative cross sectional descriptive design was adopted. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from a stratified randomly selected sample of 281 female students registered in the university. Descriptive analysis was done. The results showed a prevalence of 28.1% and most (62.6%) were above 20 years. Levels 1(22.2%) and 2 (34.7%) were mostly affected. Majority of the students had a high knowledge on the risk of unprotected sex regarding pregnancy (82.5%), Human immunodeficiency virus transmission (84.2%). Despite the high knowledge, risk behaviours identified were: low regular condoms use (43.4%), having multiple sexual partners (30.9%), and non-use contraceptives (50.5%). Other risk behaviours related to illicit sex were going to disco or parties (43.5%) and alcohol (28.5%). The factors reported to be influencing indulgence in sex were: loved by the boyfriend (45.9), prove fertility (22.4), keeping the boyfriend (43.4%) and boyfriend asked for the baby(32.7%).Strategies to prevent teenage pregnancy should include development of participatory programmes that will promote change of behaviour and social responsibility.
    Journal of human ecology (Delhi, India) 01/2015; 51(1,2):66-72.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper investigated the significant socio-economic characteristics that contributed to differences in attitudes towards environmental degradation among rural farming communities. The population in this study was farmers in rural areas of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. In all, 396 farmers constituted the cohort for the study. Since it was not possible to collect data from all farmers in the province, a simple random sampling method was used in the study. Positive and significant association with environmental degradation was found among farmers with high levels of education, years of farming and household size. It was recommended that since educated farmers in rural farming communities are most likely to understand the detrimental effects of environmental degradation, they should be targeted in research on environmental degradation.
    Journal of human ecology (Delhi, India) 04/2014; 46(1):47-54.