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Exploring HIV/AIDS stigma in the workplace : voice of the stigmatised

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dc.contributor.advisor Moalusi, Kgope Jugdeo, Nesheen (Ramroop) 2010-03-12T11:50:00Z 2010-03-12T11:50:00Z 2009-07
dc.identifier.citation Jugdeo, Nesheen (Ramroop) (2009) Exploring HIV/AIDS stigma in the workplace : voice of the stigmatised, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to explore HIV/AIDS stigma in the workplace, with a special focus on the stigmatised. The sample consisted of 10 HIV/AIDS positive employees. A qualitative interview schedule was designed. The interview guide was used to facilitate one-on-one interviews with each participant. An analysis of the data revealed that the majority of the participants were shunned by family, friends and partners. Others were too ashamed or afraid to reveal their positive status. The majority of the participants did not feel comfortable revealing their positive status to their line managers and to their co-workers. All participants felt that others viewed people living with HIV/AIDS as dirty and unclean and many had been exposed to stigmatising behaviours towards them due to their HIV/AIDS positive status. As a coping mechanism, most participants noted that they would walk away if stigmatised against. Recommendations were made to address HIV/AIDS stigma in the workplace. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (v, 77 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject Stigma en
dc.subject Workplace en
dc.subject Personal Experiences en
dc.subject Negative feelings en
dc.subject Coping Mechanisms en
dc.subject.ddc 362.1969792
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Employment
dc.subject.lcsh HIV-positive persons -- Employment
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS phobia
dc.subject.lcsh Stigma (Social psychology)
dc.title Exploring HIV/AIDS stigma in the workplace : voice of the stigmatised en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Industrial and Organisational Psychology M. A. (Industrial and Organisation Psychology)

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