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An evaluation of the benefits of life skills training as a preventive strategy for HIV and AIDS for secondary school learners (Grade 9) in the Moretele district of Mpumalanga

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dc.contributor.advisor Ramabulana, B.D. (Dr.)
dc.contributor.author Mogoane, Motsepe Lawrence
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-15T11:24:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-15T11:24:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6083
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to evaluate the benefits of life skills training as a preventive strategy for HIV and AIDS, for secondary school learners in one secondary school in the Moretele District of Mpumalanga. The objectives of this study were to determine the levels of learners’ knowledge about HIV and AIDS, and levels of teacher training in life skills, to assess how teachers’ and learners’ attitudes affect life skills training, to explore the perceptions of teachers and learners regarding the usefulness of life skills training in the prevention of HIV transmission and to assess the usefulness of the learning and teaching support materials (LTSM) used in life skills training. The study also investigated the challenges encountered by learners and teachers in life skills training in order to make recommendations for improvements. This is a qualitative evaluation study that involved qualitative focus group interviews, qualitative semi-structured interviews and qualitative observation. Sampling was purposive and it entailed 30 grade 9 learners and 2 grade 9 Life Orientation teachers. The Health Belief Model and Social Cognitive Theory formed the theoretical framework for this study. The results of the study showed that the aspects which significantly benefited learners were: sufficiently acceptable levels of knowledge about HIV and AIDS, the use of other resources from the library, and development of positive attitudes of learners and teachers involved in life skills. Aspects of life skills training which demonstrated partial benefits for the learners were teacher training and involvement of parents and other health care professionals. However, aspects which were less developed were the learners’ and teachers’ knowledge and application regarding some skills needed for prevention of HIV infection en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xv, 154 leaves) :ill
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject Life skills en
dc.subject Prevention en
dc.subject Secondary school learners en
dc.subject.ddc 362.196979200968275
dc.subject.lcsh Life skills -- Study and teaching -- South Africa -- Moretele Local Municipality
dc.subject.lcsh Health education (Secondary) -- South Africa -- Moretele Local Municipality
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- South Africa -- Moretele Local Municipality -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- South Africa -- Moretele Local Municipality -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Teenagers -- Health and hygiene -- South Africa -- Moretele Local Municipality
dc.title An evaluation of the benefits of life skills training as a preventive strategy for HIV and AIDS for secondary school learners (Grade 9) in the Moretele district of Mpumalanga en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Social Work en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Social Behaviour Studies in HIV-AIDS)


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