Investigating the impact of partner inclusion on behavior : a field study in workplace HIV prevention programming

Petrozzola, Helen (2008-12)

Thesis (MPhil (Industrial Psychology))--Stellenbosch University, 2008.


The purpose of this research was to determine the efficacy of an innovation in HIV prevention programming in Ukraine, which leverages the culture of Ukrainian society by appreciating its values and incorporating them into the strategy. Analysis of the results indicates that positive changes in two of the questions of the Behavioural Models were significant among the participants of the Experimental Group. This was not seen in the Control Group. The number of respondents from the Experimental Group who spoke to their partner about HIV/AIDS in the past month increased during the month after the training. The number of people who were tested for HIV during the month after training also increased. Based on the results of this research, it can be concluded that participation of employees’ sexual partners in HIV prevention programs can influence Behaviour Models and lead to desired changes in this area changes in Behaviour Models, which are very important and as we can see depends much on participation of both sexual partners in training.

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