|dc.contributor.advisor||Augustyn, J. C. D.||
|dc.contributor.author||Shipalana, Pearl Nkhenshani||
|dc.contributor.other||Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Economic and Management Science. Dept. of Industrial Psychology. Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management.||
|dc.description||Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2009.||en_ZA
|dc.description.abstract||ENGLISH ABSTRACT: HIV/AIDS is a world wide pandemic and has caused threat in many organizations. Organizations
are trying to put in place programmes to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS as it affects the
productivity and profits due to increased absenteeism and turnover. The Joint United Nations
programme on HIV/AIDS [UNAIDS] estimated that there are 40 million people living with
HIV/AIDS world wide, 25 million has died and 15 millions are orphans due to HIV/AIDS.
The Department of Agriculture [Limpopo] has recruited Peer Educators to assist in providing
education, awareness and prevention programmes on HIV/AIDS to employees and stakeholders.
However, it is essential to assess the knowledge, attitudes and perception of this Peer Educators
in order to develop intervention measures to improve the effectiveness of the programme.
The Department of Public Service Administration guideline on managing HIV/AIDS in the
workplace (2002) requires departments to conduct KAP (knowledge, attitudes and perception) in
order to have baseline data for responsive, relevant intervention strategies in the workplace.
“HIV/AIDS workplace programmes can only be successful if the employees needs regarding
knowledge, attitudes and practices have been thoroughly researched” (Family Health
The aim of the study was to identify the knowledge, attitudes and practices of Peer Educators in
the Limpopo Department of Agriculture. This will also assist to measure the impact of training
provided to them. All Peer Educators were be given an opportunity to participate in the study.
Self-administered questionnaire was be used to collect data and confidentiality was emphasized.
Data was analysed using the SSP programme and Microsoft excel.
The findings revealed an average knowledge of Peer Educators on HIV/AIDS, positive attitudes
and safe sexual practice by using condoms. There is need for in service training for Peer
Educators. The results also indicated the strong need of support from supervisors and
management in the implementation of Peer Educators programme. The findings of the study will
also assist the Limpopo Department of Agriculture to redesign the Peer Education Programme in
order to minimize the risks and reduce the infection rate on HIV. Peer Educators are considered
as key informants, it is significant to understand their level of knowledge, and what is their
perception of risk to HIV/AIDS.||en_ZA
|dc.description.abstract||AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die doel van die studie was die bepaling van die kennisvlakke, houdings en persepsies van
eweknie-opleiers in die Limpopo provinsie.
Die resultate van die studie dui op sterk behoeftes aan verdere opleidng aan veral toesighouers en
bestuurders van die Departement van Landbou van Limpopo provinsie.
Voorstelle word aan die hand gedoen oor die wyse waarop hierdie opleidingsprogramme
saamgestel behoort te word en riglyne word gegee vir die implementering daarvan.||af_ZA
|dc.format.extent||78 p. : ill.||
|dc.publisher||Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University||en_ZA
|dc.subject||Dissertations -- HIV/AIDS management||en_ZA
|dc.subject||Theses -- HIV/AIDS management||en_ZA
|dc.subject||Dissertations -- Industrial psychology||en_ZA
|dc.subject||Theses -- Industrial psychology||en_ZA
|dc.subject||HIV infections -- South Africa -- Limpopo -- Prevention||en_ZA
|dc.subject||Limpopo (South Africa). Department of Agriculture -- Officials and employees -- Health and hygiene||en_ZA
|dc.subject||Peer counseling -- South Africa -- Limpopo||en_ZA
|dc.title||The knowledge, attitudes and practices on HIV/AIDS among peer educators in the Limpopo Department of Agriculture||en_ZA