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Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome : knowledge, attitudes and sexual activity among university students

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dc.contributor.author Elkonin DS en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T13:22:20Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T13:22:20Z
dc.date.created 1992 en
dc.date.submitted 1993 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/162076
dc.description.abstract The present study aimed first to describe the levels of knowledge of Aids and HIV infection, sources of information regarding Aids, attitudes towards Aids and people with Aids and sexual behaviour of students on two campuses in the Port Elizabeth area. The second aim was to establish whether any relationship exists between gender, age, knowledge, attitudes and sexual behaviour. The sample comprised full-time students from two universities in Port Elizabeth. University A was represented by 394 students and university B by 294 students. Descriptive and inferential statistics were employed. The results of the study were as follows: levels of knowledge regarding Aids were high for both samples; the media is the predominant source of knowledge regarding Aids for both samples; both samples were accepting of proximity to people with Aids; approximately 50 percent of each sample indicated moral and judgmental attitudes towards people with Aids; both samples were negative in their attitudes on social welfare and legal issues regarding people with Aids; nearly 50 percent of the students at university A are sexually active and 80 percent at university B; approximately 50 percent of the sexually active students at university A (20 percent at university B) indicate that they presently use condoms and 80 percent at university B indicate that they will do so in the future; gender and age were generally found to have little relationship to knowledge of Aids, attitude towards Aids or sexual behaviour. The implications of these results are discussed with suggestions for future interventions as they pertain to these samples. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Clinical psychology en
dc.subject 025 Sociology en
dc.title Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome : knowledge, attitudes and sexual activity among university students en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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