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Primary school-going children's understanding of HIV/AIDS: a narrative analysis

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T14:14:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T14:14:37Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2288
dc.description.abstract The aims of the study were to investigate how primary school-going children understand the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the effect of HIV/AIDS on them. Children's narratives were obtained via four focus groups with a total of 36 children of primary school-going age (average age 7). The results of the study indicated that children's knowledge and awareness was generally adequate for their developmental age as described by Paget's cognitive developmental theory. However, children from the urban area seemed to have a broader and more accurate knowledge of HIV/AIDS than their rural counterparts. Children from the rural areas also seemed to hold more myths about HIV/AIDS than those from the urban areas. Since parents were an important source of HIV/AIDS information as far as children were concerned, it was recommended that more HIV/AIDS educational programmes should target parents. Also, those involved in the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS educational programmes must ensure that they incorporate accurate and positive African traditional beliefs system. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher KAMLA-RAJ Enterprises en
dc.subject CHILDREN en
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE LEVEL en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.title Primary school-going children's understanding of HIV/AIDS: a narrative analysis en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 47(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Human Ecology en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Delhi, India en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8328 en
dc.PageNumber 103-110 en
dc.outputnumber 7053 en
dc.bibliographictitle Ntshangase, S., Khanyile, Z. & Van Rooyen, H. (2014) Primary school-going children's understanding of HIV/AIDS: a narrative analysis. <i>Journal of Human Ecology</i>. 47(1):103-110. en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Ntshangase, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Khanyile, Z. en
dc.contributor.author3 Van Rooyen, H. en

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