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KNOWLEDGE OF CYPRIOT STUDENTS OF SOCIAL WORK ABOUT AIDS

Year 2016, Volume 2, Issue 6, 711 - 715, 18.12.2016
https://doi.org/10.18769/ijasos.280370

Abstract

The current research endeavours to identify the knowledge of students of Social Work about AIDS in relation to how it influences their lives on issues of social prevention. It is specifically focused on matters of behaviour and attitudes towards health protection (sexually transmitted diseases); it explores practices that the students, with their special education, use to identify the risks they are exposed to in order to take precautions and consequently to prevent serious situations that may lead to insurmountable problems decisive for society. The method used for data collection was structured questionnaires. The investigation results are presented with the formulation of specific research hypotheses/questions, which were examined by using the method of qualitative data analysis. Taking into consideration that the total sample consisted of a small number of men and a large number of women, who then reported to have sexual relations, as well as society’s tendency that encourages men to brag about their sexual conquests while almost stigmatizing women, overestimation for males and underestimation for females cannot be excluded. The conclusion of the research’s results shows that young adult students seem quite knowledgeable about their sexuality, protection measures and the risks at hand. At the same time though there are several deficiencies related to the source and transmission of correct knowledge which need to be covered. Additionally, it emphasises the prevalent mentality in conjunction with the influence that the family has in Cyprus, since parents function as powerful role models for their children. 

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Year 2016, Volume 2, Issue 6, 711 - 715, 18.12.2016
https://doi.org/10.18769/ijasos.280370

Abstract

References

  • Creswell J.W. (2003). Research Design: Qualitative and Mixed Methods Approaches, London, Sage.
  • Crotty M. (2004). The Foundations of Social Research: Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process, London, Sage.
  • DeVaus D. (2008). Analysis of Social Data: 50 Fundamental Issues, Athens, Publications Ellinika Grammata. (In Greek)
  • Dunn K., (2000). “Interviewing”, in Hay I., Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography, South Melbourne, Oxford University Press.
  • Iosifidis Th., (2003), Analysis of Qualitative Data in Social Sciences, Athens, Kritiki Publications. (In Greek)
  • Koffas S. (2011). “Trends and Particularities in the Practice of Social Policy in Greece and Germany: The Effect of Culture and Mentality as Factors of Different Thinking and Action in the Practice of Social Policy Models”, Athens, Social Work, 104: 199-221. (In Greek)
  • Koffas S. (2014). “Health Policy and the Co-Perception of Individual Responsibility in the Neo-Liberal Model”, Social Work, SKLE, Athens, Vol. 115, pp. 25-40. (In Greek)
  • Koffas S., Tsolaki E., (2016). “Knowledge and attitudes of Cypriots students on their sexual life” in International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice, 2016, Vol. 4 No.1, pp.24-31, DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2016.040104.
  • Patton M. (1990). Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods, Beverly Hills, CA, Sage, pp. 169-186.
  • Rousos P.L., Tsaousis G. (2011). Statistics in Behaviour Sciences Using SPSS, Athens, Topos Publications. (In Greek)
  • Yates D., Moore D., McCabe G. (1999). Practice of Statistics: Advanced Placement, 1st ed., New York: W.H. Freeman, p. 734.
  • Tsigris A. (2013). epidemic among teenagers get the sexually transmitted diseases. http://www.draristsigris.gr/news/29/diastaseis-epidimias-metaxu-ton-efivon-pairnoun-ta-sexoualikos-metadidomena-nosimata

Details

Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Stefanos Koffas This is me

Cyprus


Eleni Tsolaki This is me

Cyprus

Publication Date December 18, 2016
Application Date December 22, 2016
Acceptance Date
Published in Issue Year 2016, Volume 2, Issue 6

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EndNote %0 IJASOS- International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences KNOWLEDGE OF CYPRIOT STUDENTS OF SOCIAL WORK ABOUT AIDS %A Stefanos Koffas , Eleni Tsolaki %T KNOWLEDGE OF CYPRIOT STUDENTS OF SOCIAL WORK ABOUT AIDS %D 2016 %J IJASOS- International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences %P 2411-183X-2411-183X %V 2 %N 6 %R doi: 10.18769/ijasos.280370 %U 10.18769/ijasos.280370

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