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Individual and socio-cultural factors contributing to the spread of the HIV and AIDS pan-demic among adolescents: a socio-educative perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Prinsloo, E. en
dc.contributor.author Coetzee, Helena en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T11:02:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T11:02:43Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T11:02:43Z
dc.date.submitted 2005-10-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2347
dc.description.abstract The global spread of HIV and Aids has greatly exceeded the most pessimistic projections. Infection rates are not declining and human tragedy is escalating. South Africa is a nation in mourning. If one is not infected, one is affected. Notwithstanding the catastrophic effects that are already being experienced, the full consequences of the pandemic seem yet to be felt. Developmental psychology and ecological systems theory were used in this study to examine the research problem. It has become necessary to determine the level of knowledge that adolescents have of HIV and Aids and whether Life Skills programmes stimulate any change in behaviour. This initially took the form of a quantitative study in which questionnaires were administered. A combination of quantitative and qualitative research (focus group interviews) was applied for verification. The goals of the research were achieved, providing valuable findings, confirming that there has been no behaviour change and adolescent knowledge remains inadequate. South African adolescents have insufficient knowledge of responsible sexual behaviour. Recommendations with regard to the content and course of the programme as well as further research are formulated as a result of the conclusions. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 119 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Licentiousness en
dc.subject Life skills programmes en
dc.subject HIV and Aids en
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.subject Knowledge en
dc.subject Sexual behaviour en
dc.subject Socio-education en
dc.subject Socio-cultural factors en
dc.subject.ddc 362.196979200835
dc.subject.lcsh Behavior disorders in adolescence -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh School improvement programs -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Study and teaching -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) in adolescence -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh HIV (Viruses) -- Study and teaching -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Health education -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Health education (Secondary) -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) in adolescence -- South Africa -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention and control -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Life skills -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Adolescence -- South Africa -- Life skills guides
dc.title Individual and socio-cultural factors contributing to the spread of the HIV and AIDS pan-demic among adolescents: a socio-educative perspective en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en
dc.description.degree M.Ed. (Socio-Education) en


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