Articles by Author: Erin Stern

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  1. Experiences and conceptualizations of sexual debut from the narratives of South African men and women in the context of HIV/AIDS

    Experiences and conceptualizations of sexual debut from the narratives of South African men and women in the context of HIV/AIDS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Given the pivotal role of first sex in the development of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) practices, there is a need for more contextualised and nuanced understandings of young people's early sexual debut experiences. This study used sexual history narratives...
  2. Conceptions of agency and constraint for HIV-positive patients and healthcare workers to support long-term engagement with antiretroviral therapy care in Khayelitsha, South Africa

    Conceptions of agency and constraint for HIV-positive patients and healthcare workers to support long-term engagement with antiretroviral therapy care in Khayelitsha, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    In the context of the optimism around antiretroviral therapy (ART) as prevention of HIV/AIDS, addressing the barriers to long-term ART adherence is critical. This is particularly important given the tendency to individualise or use a blame discourse when exploring why...
  3. Love matters: exploring conceptions of love in Rwanda and Swaziland and relationship to HIV and intimate partner violence

    Love matters: exploring conceptions of love in Rwanda and Swaziland and relationship to HIV and intimate partner violence

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Health risks such as intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV infection often occur within intimate sexual relationships, yet the study of love and intimacy is largely absent from health research on African populations. This study explores how women and men...
  4. Correlation between micro-aggregate stability and soil surface susceptibility to runoff and erosion

    Correlation between micro-aggregate stability and soil surface susceptibility to runoff and erosion

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    A simple procedure to determine micro-aggregate stability was developed. The micro-aggregates in aqueous suspension were subjected to controlled energy input imposed by sonic vibration to simulate the breaking down of aggregates by raindrop impact during a rain storm event. The...
  5. Polymer effect on infiltration and erosion of sodic soils

    Polymer effect on infiltration and erosion of sodic soils

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Runoff from irrigated sodic soils is a common phenomenon in arid and semi-arid climates. The effect of a low-charge polysaccharide (LCCP) on infiltration rate (IR) and runoff on two red apedal soils was studied using an irrigation simulator. One was...
  6. Validating An Adapted Measure of Organisational Energy in the South African Context

    Validating An Adapted Measure of Organisational Energy in the South African Context

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study validated an adapted measure of organisational energy, namely the Energy Scapes Profile (ESP), in the South African context, considering also possible differences in perceptions of organisational energy by the participants' demographics. Participants were a convenience sample of 304...
  7. Nanosyntax: A fresh approach to syntactic analysis

    Nanosyntax: A fresh approach to syntactic analysis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    Nanosyntax (NS) is a new theoretical approach to grammatical inquiry that is intended to be more ‘fine-grained’ than conventional Minimalist Syntax (MS), attempting to provide a method of analysis that can account for the behaviour of linguistic elements which used...
  8. A nanosyntactic analysis of Afrikaans passive participles

    A nanosyntactic analysis of Afrikaans passive participles

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
    Researchers most commonly adopt a ternary mode of classification when examining passive participles, in which the i) target state passive, ii) the resultant state passive, and iii) the eventive passive are identified. These participles can be distinguished from one another...
  9. Exploring risk and protective mechanisms associated with HIV infection among adolescents in South Africa

    Exploring risk and protective mechanisms associated with HIV infection among adolescents in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored South African adolescents’ perceived risk and protection for HIV infection. Adolescents (N=28) with a mean age of 14.6 years receiving mental health care participated in Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) to engage in an in-depth exploration of their...