Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

1-31-2017

Journal or Book Title

Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services

Volume

16

Issue

4

DOI

10.1080/15381501.2016.1274702

Abstract

In response to higher perceived risks of HIV infection in the education sectors, many sub-Sahara African countries have school- and community-based HIV/AIDS awareness (SCBHA) and school-based HIV/AIDS support (SBHS) initiatives. Using ordinal logistic and Rasch scaling, this study utilizes the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) data to predict the strength and direction of the associations between school- and community-based initiatives and the perceived risk of HIV infection reported by head teachers. Findings indicate SCBHA and SBHS significantly predict the odds of the perceived risk of HIV/AIDS infection. Sociodemographic and contextual factors confound some of the associations.

Comments

This accepted article is published as Mugendawala, H. & Hagedorn, L.S. (2017). The effect of HIV/AIDS awareness and support initiative’s and the perceived risk of HIV/AIDS infection among headteachers in Ugandan schools. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services. 17(4); doi: 10.1080/15381501.2016.1274702. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Informa UK Limited

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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