Family socio-economic status and its influences on adolescents perception of, and attitude to, HIV/AIDS prevention among secondary schools in Cross River State, Nigeria

  • EG Akpama Cross River University of Technology
  • EN Ekefre Cross River University of Technology,
Keywords: adolescent’s attitude, adolescent’s perception, family socio-economic status, HIV/AIDS preventive measures

Abstract

This study examined the influence of family socio-economic status on adolescent’s perception of and attitude to HIV/AIDS preventive measures. The study utilized 900 adolescents (450 males and 450 females) as the population of study. A 20 item questionnaire was used for data collection. One research question guided the study, while one hypothesis was tested. Data collected were analyzed and tested for significance, using a one-way analysis of variance test statistics. The finding revealed that parents’ socioeconomic background has no significant influence on adolescents’ perception of and attitude to HIV/AIDS prevention. Some recommendations were made as the way forward.

Keywords: adolescent’s attitude, adolescent’s perception, family socio-economic status, HIV/AIDS preventive measures,

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