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HIV and AIDS knowledge, attitudes and practices of construction workers : a comparative study of rural and urban based construction workers in Kwazulu-Natal

Mabika, Mandisi Siphiwengesihle (2011-03)

Thesis (MPhil (Industrial Psychology. Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management))--University of Stellenbosch, 2011.


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to determine and compare HIV/AIDS related knowledge, attitudes and practices of construction workers in rural and urban settings in order to establish whether geographical location has an influence on these variables in these locations. The findings illustrated that rural participants were more knowledgeable than urban participants regarding HIV and AIDS but their attitude and practices were the same. However the researcher concluded that the difference in knowledge was not because of the geographical location but there were other contributing factors. Therefore the researcher concluded that there is no relationship between HIV and AIDS knowledge, attitudes and practices of construction workers with the construction site location they are at.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die doel van die studie was om die MIV/Vigs verwante kennis, houdings en praktyke van konstruksie werkers in plattelandse en stedelike gebiede te bepaal en te vergelyk, met die doel om te bepaal of geografiese ligging „n invloed het op die veranderlikes in die onderskeie liggings. Die resultate toon dat plattelandse deelnemers meer kennis rakende MIV/Vigs gehad het, maar dat daar nie „n noemenswaardige verskil in hul houdings was nie. Die navorser toon aan dat die verskil in kennisvlakke nie aan geografiese ligging toegeskryf kan word nie, maar dat ander faktore daartoe bygedra het. Daar is dus geen verhouding tussen MIV/Vigs verwante kennis, houding en praktyke tussen konstruksie werkers en hul ligging is nie.

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