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Pages: 6294-6302
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain

HIV/AIDS-RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOUR OF FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING COLLEGE STUDENTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SEXUAL HEALTH PROMOTION

C.G. Moodley1, J.S. Phillips2

1Cape Peninsula University of Technology (SOUTH AFRICA)
2University of the Western Cape (SOUTH AFRICA)
The impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic is mostly felt by youth as half of all new HIV/AIDS infections have occurred in people aged 15-24 years. Statistics show that campaigns implemented by the South African government have failed to bring about positive behavioural change among young people.

As there is a paucity of research concerning the South African Further Education and Training (FET) college sector, the aim of this study was to determine the HIV/AIDS-related knowledge among students at a FET college and the association between knowledge, self-efficacy, self-concept in sexual practices. This study was conducted at a FET college in Cape Town. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaires consisting of five sections including demographic information; sexual practices; knowledge of HIV/AIDS, levels of self-efficacy; and self-concept. Fifty four percent of the participants indicated no condom use when having sex, either by themselves or by a partner; 43% indicated that they had more than 2 sexual partners in the 12 months prior to the study. The odds that a person with higher HIV/AIDS knowledge will use a condom were 1.047 times greater than someone with less HIV/AIDS knowledge. The odd’s ratio for self-efficacy indicates a positive relationship with the number of partners of an individual. The findings of the present study suggest adequate/high HIV/AIDS knowledge among the study sample. The study further highlights that for males, there is a greater likelihood that lower self-efficacy would predict more sexual partners in comparison to females. The results further suggest that although governmental organisations’ efforts have improved knowledge of HIV/AIDS, programmes avidly promoting self-efficacy for males should be implemented.

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According to the South African Further education and training colleges act 16 of 2006, “further education and training” means all learning and training programmes leading to qualifications at levels 2 to 4 of the National Qualifications Framework or such further education and training levels determined by SAQA and contemplated in the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No. 58 of 1995), which levels are above general education but below higher education.
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C.G. Moodley, J.S. Phillips (2011) HIV/AIDS-RELATED KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOUR OF FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING COLLEGE STUDENTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SEXUAL HEALTH PROMOTION, ICERI2011 Proceedings, pp. 6294-6302.
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