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Students' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding HIV and AIDS at a University in Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.advisor Van der Wal, Dirk Mostert Ngundu, Grace 2016-01-25T06:34:44Z 2016-01-25T06:34:44Z 2015-02
dc.identifier.citation Ngundu, Grace (2015) Students' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding HIV and AIDS at a university in Zimbabwe, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding HIV and AIDS of university in Zimbabwe using the Health Belief Model (HBM) as the theoretical framework. The ultimate aim was to find out how at risk university students were of contracting HIV and AIDS. A quantitative, non-experimental descriptive, explorative and correlational research design was used, using self-designed questionnaires for data collection. Respondents were sampled through systemic stratified random sampling resulting in 403 undergraduate university students. Descriptive and inferential statistics were calculated using SPSS version 21 software program. Most students were knowledgeable about HIV transmission; the prevention of HIV and AIDS and sexual risk behaviours pertaining to HIV transmission. Students also did show positive attitudes towards PLHIV. Most students did not perceive themselves to be at high of contracting HIV and AIDS. Up to 52% who were sexually active had more than one sexual partner. The respondents knew that HIV and AIDS were not treatable but continued to indulge in risky sexual behaviours. Most respondents received information about HIV and AIDS from the media and peers. The findings would assist policy makers, programme planners and educators in developing in developing and implementing programmes to improve the health of university students. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xxix, 227 pages) : illustrations (some color)
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Sexual behaviours en
dc.subject HIV knowledge en
dc.subject Health believe model en
dc.subject Sources of information en
dc.subject University students en
dc.subject Attitudes
dc.subject.ddc 362.196979200842096891
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh Health education -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Zimbabwe -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- Zimbabwe -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Health and hygiene -- Zimbabwe
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Sexual behavior -- Zimbabwe
dc.title Students' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding HIV and AIDS at a University in Zimbabwe en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies M.A. (Health Studies)

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