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Social Capital: The Missing Link Between HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, And Related Behaviors Among Young Women In Tanzania

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Social Capital: The Missing Link Between HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, And Related Behaviors Among Young Women In Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Diaconu, Mioara en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-17T23:34:53Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-17T23:34:53Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09-17T23:34:53Z
dc.date.submitted May 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-2063 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1017
dc.description.abstract The primary purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of various social capital predictor variables (e.g., human, family, emotional, physical, economic, community and educational social capital) on sexually transmitted infections (STI), HIV/AIDS, sexual and risky behavior knowledge, and attitudes towards people living with AIDS (PLA) among young people (ages 16-24) in Tanzania. This research also looks at the relationship between participants' STI and HIV/AIDS knowledge and their individual characteristics (age, sex, and education). The study also explores any statistically significant differences between young women's and young men's STI, HIV/AIDS, sexual and risky behavior knowledge and attitudes toward people living with AIDS. The study uses a secondary data analysis of a data set collected by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), a private volunteer organization, through a baseline survey that was administered at the beginning of 2006 in Tanzania. The data analysis consists of descriptive statistics, simple linear and multiple regressions, and univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA). These statistical analyses were performed by using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Social capital was found to be a statistically significant predictor for participants' STI, HIV/AIDS, sexual and risky behavior knowledge, and attitudes towards people living with AIDS (PLA). Subjects enrolled in or with a secondary level of education were found to have more knowledge regarding STI, and have a higher level of positive attitudes towards PLA. However, age and gender were not found to be statistically significant predictors. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Scannapieco, Maria en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Work en_US
dc.title Social Capital: The Missing Link Between HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, And Related Behaviors Among Young Women In Tanzania en_US
dc.type Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Scannapieco, Maria en_US
dc.degree.department Social Work en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph.D. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=621
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