This study examined whether HIV/AIDS activities were more frequent among churches with needs and assets for HIV/AIDS prevention and control in Aba, Nigeria and whether this connection was mediated by collective efficacy. A cross-sectional design was used to obtain data in two phases. First, a three-step forum focus group discussion (FFGD) method was used to obtain data from 32 representatives of five denominations. Second, a quantitative survey questionnaire was constructed based on the result of the FFGD and the collective efficacy model. This questionnaire was administered to 830 members aged 18 years and above from 83 churches that had operated for five years or more, had a resident pastor, a church building and membership of 100 or more; 55% were female and 45% male, 56% were married, 46.7% had university education, and 75% reported length of membership of five years and above.
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Jerry W. Lee
Juan Carlos Belliard
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
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HIV Infections -- prevention & control -- Nigeria; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- prevention & control -- Nigeria; Nigeria; Sex Education; Religion and Sex; Health Promotion; Pastoral Care; Socioeconomic Factors; Social Support.
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Aja, Godwin Nwadibia, "Application of the Asset Mapping Model to Church Based HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria" (2008). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 833.
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