Show simple item record Fako, T.T. Kangara, L.W. Forcheh, N. 2011-09-12T12:46:34Z 2011-09-12T12:46:34Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation Fako, T.T. et. al (2010) Predictors of knowledge about HIV/AIDS among young people: Lessons from Botswana, Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp.116-130 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2141-2359
dc.description.abstract This study sought to identify factors that can predict knowledge about HIV/AIDS among adolescents in Botswana. The data were collected through a self administered questionnaire from a sample of 1294 students from schools around the capital city of Botswana, Gaborone. The research instrument consisted of 76 items that solicited information on background characteristics of respondents, indicators of family cohesiveness and bonding of children with their parents, indicators of personal adjustment, evidence of sex life, and knowledge about HIV/AIDS. Most respondents (63.1%) displayed adequate knowledge about HIV/AIDS. The ‘type of job that mothers did’ was the most important single factor that distinguished between students who had “adequate knowledge” from those who did not. Other factors, which could be used to predict knowledge about HIV/AIDS, were, in order of importance: type of family of socialisation, level of education, extent of common residence among parents, level of conflict in the family of socialisation, extent of disagreement with mother and extent to which sexual issues were discussed with members of the family. The study concludes that intervention policies should target students whose mothers do jobs of a low status and should promote family bonding and cohesion. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals: en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Adolescence en_US
dc.subject Discussion of sexual issues en_US
dc.subject Family cohesion en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS Botswana en_US
dc.subject Mothers' occupation en_US
dc.subject Socio-economic status en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Socio-economic status--Botswana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh HIV/AIDS--Botswana en_US
dc.title Predictors of knowledge about HIV/AIDS among young people: Lessons from Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US en_US

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