PERCEPTION OF HIV/AIDS AMONG STUDENTS AT COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY
Journal: i TECH MAG (Short Communication)
Author: Rozila Umar, Abdul Mutalib Embong ,Nurulhaida Zakaria, Sharifah Sakinah Abd Mutalib, Nor Azhariah Mohamad
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The purpose of this study to describe students’ perception of HIV/AIDS and individuals with HIV/AIDS while they are studying at University or college. This study has used the concept of perception to capture students’ attitudes, knowledge and feeling toward HIV/AIDS and individuals with HIV/AIDS. The data were collected by using a questionnaire. A simple random sample of 252 pre-degree or matriculation, diploma and degree students where 53.6% or 135 male and 46.4% or 117 females. The results show that majority students have a good knowledge concerning HIV/AIDS but they were refused to deal with person who infected with the virus. The significant value gives us a value of 0.058 for general knowledge which gives us an interpretation that there is no difference between each level of education and their knowledge regarding HIV/AIDS. However, for variable named as attitude, the significant value is 0.000 which lead us to an interpretation that at least one level of education is having a different mean compare to other level of education.