HIV risk behaviours among taxi drivers in Durban, South Africa

Singh, Thasmiri
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The aim of the study was to assess associations of HIV risk, psychological distress, alcohol use disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder among taxi drivers in Durban. The study was conducted in Durban. There were 130 participants. There were 125 males and 5 females. The research design of the study was cross-sectional. The instruments used to collect data were HIV risk scale, Kessler psychological distress scale, alcohol use disorders identification test and posttraumatic stress disorder symptom scale. The procedure involved invitation of participants to voluntarily participate in the study and complete four questionnaires. IBM SPSS Version 26was used to analyse data. Correlations and multiple regression were performed to establish the relationship between HIV as a dependent variable and psychological distress, alcohol use disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder as predictor variables. The results showed a statistically significant relationship between psychological distress and HIV risk. The findings of the study provide an insight into the need for interventions to decrease HIV in the workplace. Directions for future studies could focus on the provision of HIV and AIDS programmes as essential components of workplace wellness programmes in the transport industry
A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Humanities in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts in Organisational Psychology, The University of the Witwatersrand, 2020