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Self-esteem, sexual-risk behaviour and loveLife exposure among South African young women

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:33:42Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:33:42Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13612
dc.description.abstract Various risk behaviours have been identified to explain the increased risk of HIV infection among young women including factors such as poverty, gender-based violence as well as low levels of self-esteem. This study investigated young women's self-esteem, sexual-risk behaviour and exposure to loveLife, a youth HIV prevention programme. A population-based household survey of youth aged between 18-24 years in four South African provinces was conducted, using multi-stage stratified cluster sampling. The sample included 1417 women. Self-esteem was assessed with the 10-item Rosenberg self-esteem scale. Not having sex with someone older, partner reduction, self-efficacy, relationship control and having a sense of future predicted self-esteem. Higher levels of self-esteem were positively associated with exposure to loveLife. Overall, being in control of the relationship and having a sense of future are important factors in understanding sexual-risk behaviour in young women. loveLife programmes present great potential to enhance self-esteem for young women. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject YOUNG WOMEN en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject LOVELIFE en
dc.subject SELF-ESTEEM en
dc.title Self-esteem, sexual-risk behaviour and loveLife exposure among South African young women en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version N en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 9(1-2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology [Delhi] en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10773 en
dc.PageNumber 9-17 en
dc.outputnumber 9823 en
dc.bibliographictitle Louw, J.S., Peltzer, K. & Ramlagan, S. (2018) Self-esteem, sexual-risk behaviour and loveLife exposure among South African young women. <i>Journal of Psychology [Delhi]</i>. 9(1-2):9-17. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Louw, J.S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author3 Ramlagan, S. en


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