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Attitudes of Teachers in Training Towards People With HIV/AIDS.

Version 1 : Received: 10 February 2021 / Approved: 11 February 2021 / Online: 11 February 2021 (09:39:21 CET)

How to cite: Cejudo-Cortés, A.; Pedrero-García, E.; Moreno-Crespo, P.; Moreno-Fernández, O. Attitudes of Teachers in Training Towards People With HIV/AIDS.. Preprints 2021, 2021020272 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0272.v1). Cejudo-Cortés, A.; Pedrero-García, E.; Moreno-Crespo, P.; Moreno-Fernández, O. Attitudes of Teachers in Training Towards People With HIV/AIDS.. Preprints 2021, 2021020272 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202102.0272.v1).

Abstract

Discriminatory attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS are prevalent. A Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS report (2019) indicated that more than 50% of the people surveyed in one of the studies spanning 26 countries expressed unfavorable attitudes towards HIV-positive people. The objective of this study was to assess the attitudes of senior Education Studies students at a university in Spain towards people with HIV/AIDS so as to propose specific educational interventions. The study employed a quantitative methodological approach; a questionnaire with a 14-item attitude score served as the analytical instrument. The study sample comprised 613 students from the School of Education at the University of Huelva, Spain. The results showed that more than 50% of the School’s senior students had discriminatory attitudes towards HIV-positive people, some of whom were fellow classmates. This study proposes several formative approaches to reducing the stigma suffered by HIV-positive people, while also improving senior students’ skills and capabilities in the field of health promotion.

Subject Areas

HIV; AIDS; vulnerable group; young people; trainee teachers; health education

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