Articles by Keyword: Risk Behaviour

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  1. Relationships among Leisure, Social Self-Image, Peer Pressure and At-Risk Behaviours of Adolescents in Nigeria

    Relationships among Leisure, Social Self-Image, Peer Pressure and At-Risk Behaviours of Adolescents in Nigeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the relationships among leisure, social self image, peer pressure and at-risk behaviours of adolescents in Nigeria. It also examined the moderating roles of gender, age, and locale and school type on measured relationships. A total of 1,141...
  2. A Prospective Model for HIV and AIDS Prevention in an African Setting

    A Prospective Model for HIV and AIDS Prevention in an African Setting

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study conceptualizes locus of control as a behavioural mechanism for HIV and AIDS prevention. The locus of control variables that could build the model are: social systems control, self-control, fatalism, achievement-oriented behaviour, willingness to delay gratification, personal values and...
  3. Sexual Behaviour of High School Students in Two Rural South African Communities

    Sexual Behaviour of High School Students in Two Rural South African Communities

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the prevalence and correlates of sexual risk behaviour among high school students in two rural settings in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, using a cross-sectional survey design. One thousand six hundred and thirteen randomly-selected adolescents (58% female)...
  4. Experiences of Father Absence Adolescents from a South African Community

    Experiences of Father Absence Adolescents from a South African Community

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study adopted interpretive/constructivist approach to examine father absence experience in teenage South African boys. Ten adolescent boys (with mean age of 15 years) from an impoverish suburb of Cape Town participated in the study. Mixed method data collection techniques...
  5. Sex during genital bleeding and risks for HIV infection: preliminary study of sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa

    Sex during genital bleeding and risks for HIV infection: preliminary study of sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Practicing sexual intercourse in the presence of blood is a potentially important factor in facilitating HIV transmission. In the current study 149 men and 78 women receiving diagnostic and treatment services for repeated sexually transmitted infections (STI) in Cape Town,...
  6. Zambian male adolescents' perceptions about premarital sexual relationships

    Zambian male adolescents' perceptions about premarital sexual relationships

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The role adolescent boys play in premarital sexual activities, gender power relations, and the reproductive health risks they are exposed to, has received little attention in research. This qualitative study has aimed to explore Zambian male adolescents' perceptions and expectations...
  7. Youth's perceptions of HIV infection risk: a sex-specific test of two risk models

    Youth's perceptions of HIV infection risk: a sex-specific test of two risk models

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The study examines the associations between the cumulative and additive risk models and Nigerian youth's likelihood of perceiving vulnerability to HIV infection. Both models of risk seem to provide unique contributions to such understanding. The analysis is based on data...
  8. Modelling the relationship between antiretroviral treatment and HIV prevention: limitations of the Spectrum AIDS Impact Model in a changing policy environment

    Modelling the relationship between antiretroviral treatment and HIV prevention: limitations of the Spectrum AIDS Impact Model in a changing policy environment

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This paper shows how two publicly available epidemiological modelling packages, namely the Spectrum AIDS Impact Model and the ASSA2003 AIDS and Demographic Model, predict very different impacts from rolling out highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) on new HIV infections. Using...
  9. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, sexual behaviour and prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among female students of the University of Buea, Cameroon

    Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, sexual behaviour and prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among female students of the University of Buea, Cameroon

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The study investigates the cognitive effect of knowledge and protective practices on the prevalence of HIV and some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female students of the University of Buea, Cameroon. A cross-sectional study involving the analysis of a questionnaire...
  10. Misconceptions about HIV prevention and transmission in Botswana

    Misconceptions about HIV prevention and transmission in Botswana

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Misconceptions about how HIV can be transmitted or prevented often prevent individuals from making informed choices and taking appropriate action. The purpose of the research was to explore the socio-demographic and behavioural factors in Botswana that are associated with misconceptions...