oa Journal of Psychology in Africa - Complaints of university students about male use of condoms as a preventive measure against HIV/AIDS in South Africa
Objective: This is a study of the complaints of students about male use of condoms as a preventive measure against AIDS. Respondents: The participants in the study were 1203 undergraduate students at the. University of the North (South Africa). Method: They filled-in, a self-rating questionnaire designed to tap their complaints about male use of condoms as a preventive measure against AIDS. Result: Their highest complaints were with respect to inconveniences during condom use, followed by negative psychological feelings, and by poor relationship to partner. Factors associated with (1) inconveniences during condom use are Tsonga (ethnicity), own business (occupation of father), and unemployed (occupation of mother); (2) negative psychological feelings are male (sex), others (ethnicity), civil servant (occupation of father), and age (30-39 years); and (3) poor relationship to partner are age range of 40 and above, male (sex), and Venda (ethnicity). Conclusion: The authors conclude that programmes for the promotion of condom use among such students as the participants in our study should be aimed at minimisation of the above named complaints. The associated factors should help to identify the target groups among the students.
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