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A survey of students' knowledge behaviour and resultant attitudes towards HIV/AIDS

Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2003. / The study investigated student behaviour and knowledge related to HIV/AiDS on the University of Zuluiand campus. Because of the social and economic conditions that exist in the country today such research is seen as both urgent and pertinent it is hoped that the study will add to the knowledge base generated by other studies conducted at tertiary institutions throughout South Africa. The study had certain assumptions, which have been supported by the results of the survey, it was postulated that women students wouid be more conservative in sexual behaviour than mate students and that femaies would be more accepting and empathetic towards People living with HiV/AIDS (PLWHA). The study also predicted that there wouid be a segment of the student population who would reveal a dissonance between attitudes, knowledge and behaviours and also that a proportion of students of both sexes would reveal significant gaps in their knowledge about how HIV/AIDS is transmitted. These predictions are underpinned by the results and discussion thereof, which places them within the context of early 21st century South African society.
Date January 2003
CreatorsPartington, Kathryn
ContributorsNzima, D.N.
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish

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