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Title:AIDS-Related Knowledge and Attitudes: A Study of Mauritian and German Students
Authors:Bhowon, Uma
Ah-Kion, Jennifer
Year:2004
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Volume:19
Issue:1
Period:January
Pages:75-91
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Mauritius
Germany
world
Subjects:pupils
secondary education
AIDS
Health and Nutrition
Education and Oral Traditions
Medicine, Nutrition, Public Health
AIDS (Disease)
Knowledge
attitudes
students
Abstract:This study examines the AIDS-related knowledge and attitudes of 300 Mauritian and German students. Data were gathered with the help of a structured interview schedule that was distributed and collected during school hours. Results indicate that the majority of the Mauritian students have a moderate knowledge of AIDS/HIV, its symptoms, prevention and transmission, while the knowledge of the German students is good. Significantly more German students have liberal attitudes toward people with AIDS. The relationship between knowledge and attitudes is significant only for the Mauritian students while the relationship between knowledge and perception of personal risk is significant for both groups. Knowledge, attitudes and perception of personal risk does not significantly differ by age and sex. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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