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Factors affecting condom use among junior secondary school pupils in South Africa

Karl Peltzer
Health SA Gesondheid | Vol 5, No 2 | a30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v5i2.30 | © 2000 Karl Peltzer | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 October 2000 | Published: 23 October 2000

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Karl Peltzer, University of the North, South Africa

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The aim of the study is to investigniefi2ctors affecting condom use among junior Secondary School pupi1s in South Africa. The sample included 446 Grade 10 Secondary school pupils, 200 (44.896) ma1e and 246 (55.2%),females within the age range of I0 to 30 years (M age 16.6 years, SD = 2.5) from three rural schools in one region of the Northern Province in South Africa. Main outcomes measures included sexual activity and condom use (12 items), source of “condom” information (12 items), knowledge of correct condom use (10 items), a 16-item AIDS Health Belief Scale and a 28-item Condom Use Self-Efficiency Scale.

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