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2020 Motivations for relationships as sources of meaning: Ghanaian and South African experiences

Afrocentric paradigms reflect assumptions of the overarching importance of interconnectedness and social bonds in meaningful experiences. It...

2019 Feeling under pressure: perspectives of the meaning of love and sexual relationships amongst young men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This study aimed to explore perspectives on the meaning of love and sexual relations amongst young men in KwaZulu-Natal province of South Af...

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2018 "We help each other": relational patterns among older Individuals in South African samples

The present study aimed to describe the reasons for the importance of relationships for older individuals living in urban and rural sites in...