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A quantitative survey of knowledge, attitudes and behaviour related to AIDS/HIV among Zulu-speaking standard eight high school students

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dc.contributor.author Harvey BM en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:11:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:11:05Z
dc.date.submitted 1998 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/21994
dc.description.abstract Provides baseline information on knowledge, attitudes and reported behaviour, relating to HIV/AIDS, among adolescents in KwaZulu-Natal. The survey, using an anonymous, self-administered questionnaire, has been conducted among 1511 standard eight Zulu-speaking students. The data generated has first been analysed descriptively, providing percentages for responses to individual items, and then cross-tabulations have been calculated for relevant items using three independent biographical variables, namely locality, gender, and students' reports of sexual activity. The results show inadequate knowledge concerning HIV/AIDS to provide a foundation for developing healthier attitudes. Although most students acknowledge the disease's severity, few report feeling personally susceptible, denying the immediacy of the threat. Cues to action and the perceived benefits of adopting preventive behaviours are not influential. Barriers preventing condom use are not primarily logistical, with personal concerns being the main barriers to change. Perceived self-efficacy in preventive behaviours is low. Recommendations are made. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Ethnopsychology en
dc.title A quantitative survey of knowledge, attitudes and behaviour related to AIDS/HIV among Zulu-speaking standard eight high school students en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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