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dc.contributor.advisor Singh, R. J. Maliavusa, Nkhanedzeni Josua 2016-02-12T09:48:26Z 2016-02-12T09:48:26Z 2015
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.(Educational Psychology)) --University of Limpopo, 2015. en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to adapt an HIV and AIDS intervention programme that may change the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of adolescents in Mpumalanga high schools. Mixed-method of qualitative and quantitative designs were used to achieve the objectives. The qualitative design consisted of peer mentors (N=141) who were interviewed in the focus group to provide information pertaining to the HIV and AIDS intervention that may change the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of vulnerable adolescents in Mpumalanga high schools. The quantitative design consisted of Grade 8 learners (N=1 085) who were used in the evaluation of the adapted HIV and AIDS intervention. Eeducators (N=11) piloted and monitored the administration of the adapted HIV and AIDS intervention. Results from the qualitative study suggested a four unit HIV and AIDS intervention programme with the following aims: (a) to empower adolescents to respond to risky behaviours, (b) to enable adolescents in Mpumalanga to acquire necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills that will protect adolescents from HIV and AIDS infection, (c) the programme must also aim at the development of self-in-society and (d) an abridged programme that will run for one school term that is more suitable. Results from quantitative evaluation revealed that the adapted HIV and AIDS intervention managed to increase, slightly, the acquisition of the knowledge and behaviour of participants, although the significant tests indicated that the observed rate of increase was statistically not significant at 0.05 levels. No impact was found on attitudes scales. It was recommended that the support of both adolescents and parents is vital for the success of any of any HIV and AIDS intervention programme. Opening of the community youth friendly health clinics with highly trained practitioners was also recommended as an essential element in HIV and AIDS prevention. Key concepts: Adolescents, Attitudes, Behaviour, HIV and AIDS intervention, Knowledge and Knowledge attitudes-behaviour practices. en_US
dc.format.extent xiv, 260 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject HIV and AIDS iintervention en_US
dc.subject Knowledge and knowledge attitudes-behaviour practices en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) - Patients - Counseling of. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) - Patients en_US
dc.title An HIV and AIDS intervention programme for thigh school adolescents in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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