Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences
Volume 8, No. 2, 2010
Pages 126-137

DOI: 10.36108/ijss/0102.80.0220

Effects of Peer Education on Knowledge of AIDS, Attitudes and Sexual Behaviour of Undergraduates in South-west, Nigeria

Folajogun V. Falaye 

Institute of Education, University of Ibadan. Ibadan, Nigeria


This study assessed the effects of Peer Education in facilitating improved knowledge of reproductive health and AIDS, attitudes and behaviour change among university students in South-west, Nigeria with the aim of promoting HIV prevention. The study involved 230 Undergraduates from two old generation federal universities (149 males & 81 females), aged between 17 and 31years old. A pretest, posttest control group, quasi-experimental design was used in the study. One instrument consisting of four sections, with reliability indices ranging from .63 to .80, was used for data collection. Findings revealed significant main effects of peer education on knowledge and attitudes of the two groups of participants, however; the peer-led intervention group gained more than the control group in knowledge of reproductive health, AIDS related issues and attitudinal change. There was no significant effect of peer education on the behaviours and practices related to HIV prevention.
Keywords: Peer education, Undergraduates, HIV prevention, Reproductive health, South-west Nigeria.


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