International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(September 2018)

Investigating the association between Intimacy and HIV Vulnerability among University Teacher Trainees

Authors: Loyce K Kobusingye

Pages: 76-79


The study reveals research findings from a study conducted on 557 university students undergoing teacher training. The investigation analyses the relationship between both emotional and passion-related intimacy; and HIV vulnerability, on the basis of Robert Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love which proposes that emotional intimacy and passion are two of the three components of Love (Sternberg, 1988). The findings from the investigation reveal that teacher trainees from the Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE) were more intimate than their counterparts at Makerere University College of Education and External Studies (MUCEES) and the relationship between intimacy and HIV vulnerability is both positive and non significant (r=0.036, p=0.393). This calls for more sensitisation of university students on dangers and challenges of intimate relationships, especially those related to health, and specifically, HIV