Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Recent research on gender differences among university students’ HIV/AIDS knowledge & awareness at Moi university in Kenya.
Authors: Mwamwenda, Tuntufye Selemani.
Research Office
Keywords: HIV/AIDS.;Knowledge.;Awareness.;Kenya.;University.;Transmission.;Infection.;Secondary school.;Prevention.;Deaths.;Africa.
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Transstellar Journal Publications and Research Consultancy Private Limited
Abstract: It is reported that Kenya is a joint third largest epidemic in the world alongside Mozambique and Uganda. On a positive and light note, Kenya is noted to be doing very well in the prevention of HIV/AIDS to the point of having reduced the transmission of HIV/AIDS among Kenyans dramatically! With this in mind, the aim of this research was to assess the Moi University students' in gender differences in HIV/AIDS knowledge and awareness. For this purpose, a questionnaire was administered to 102 students (51 males & 51 females) with a mean age of 23 years and standard deviation of 5.8. A chi square was used for the analysis of data. The results showed that while their HIV/AIDS knowledge and awareness was rather good, there were considerable misconceptions! Several categories in performance emerged as follows: No statically significant gender differences; Either male or female participants performed better than its counterpart. In conclusion, it is advocated that, educating, motivating, persuading and enabling should be chief cornerstone of HIV/AIDS public education campaigns. This will go a long way in equipping university students to protect themselves against the scourge of HIV/AIDS.
DOI: 10.24247/ijmperdfeb2018153
Appears in Collections:Journal articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Until 2050-01-01
Published version724.75 kBAdobe PDFView/Open    Request a copy
Show full item record

Google ScholarTM



Items in UMP Scholarship are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.