An investigation of the knowledge of HIV/AIDS education amongst the 15 year old girls at Kiriyatswane secondary school

Mashabela, Marei Cyprian (2006-03)

Thesis (MPhil (Industrial Psychology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2006.


The thesis focused on the knowledge of HIV/AIDS Education amongst the 15 year old girls at Kiriyatswane Secondary School. The school is based at Embalenhle Township in Mpumalanga Province. The research points out that most of the 15 year old girls at the school have knowledge of HIV/AIDS Education. Social settings such as home, schools, churches and media promotes the acquisition of this knowledge. Parental involvement is pivotal in educating the teenagers about HIIV/AIDS. The school, as a secondary institution of socialisation, enhances the knowledge,skills,values and attitudes the teenagers have acquired at home.The churches and media further entrenches and consolidates this knowledge through moral and value regeneration.The home,school,churches and media serve a great purpose of dispelling myths and misconceptions about this epidemic.What needs to be further investigated is whether this knowledge of HIV/AIDS Education translates to change in sexual behaviour.

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