Predicting condom use intention among Batswana in-school adolescents

Kolentino N. Mpeta, Ntebogang D. Moroke, Lesego Gabaitiri

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Abstract

Despite the existence of many notable HIV/AIDS programs in Botswana, HIV spread and prevalence is still a concern. A good number of adolescents are not diagnosed and as such their HIV status remains unknown to them (Botswana AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS) III, 2008). Socio-cognitive theories, such as the theory of planned behavior (TPB) have been successfully used to help inform behavioral change interventions in Western settings. There is however a lack of theory driven research in the prevention of HIV/AIDS in Botswana and most of Sub-Saharan Africa. The applicability and suitability of socio-cognitive theories, including the TPB, have however been questioned in non-Western and, especially, African settings. The TPB could have important implications for community programs that implement social cognitive interventions for African adolescents. Interventions utilising the TPB are likely to be most successful in changing/influencing intention (Webb & Sheeran, 2006). Using data from a randomised control trial involving 756 Batswana in-school adolescents, the study will apply structural equation modelling (SEM) to test the applicability of the theory of planned behavior in HIV/AIDS prevention among adolescents in the Botswana context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Education Excellence and Innovation Management through Vision 2020
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Regional Development Sustainability to Global Economic Growth
EditorsKhalid S. Soliman
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages2931-2936
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780986041976
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event29th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Education Excellence and Innovation Management through Vision 2020: From Regional Development Sustainability to Global Economic Growth - Vienna, Austria
Duration: May 3 2017May 4 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 29th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Education Excellence and Innovation Management through Vision 2020: From Regional Development Sustainability to Global Economic Growth

Conference

Conference29th International Business Information Management Association Conference - Education Excellence and Innovation Management through Vision 2020: From Regional Development Sustainability to Global Economic Growth
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period5/3/175/4/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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