|dc.contributor.author||Okongo Pamela Abonyo||
|dc.description.abstract||Communication within the family is important since it enable members to express their needs, share
ideas, feeling, thought and many other things a family may need to share. Young people between 12-30 years
are increasingly becoming vulnerable to HIV AIDS. This study examined the barriers to effective interpersonal
communication (IPC) between parents and their youth on HIV prevention. The specific objective was to identify
the barriers to effective interpersonal communication between parent and their youth on HIV prevention and
how these barriers affect HIV prevention among youth in North Kamagambo Location Migori County. The
study covered a population of 18,775according to the 2009 National Census Report .The study was supported
by literature which stated that, sexual behavior of young people were based on erroneous assumption that youth
rarely communicate with their parents on matters of HIV/AIDS and instead they are observational and direct.
Background: Communication is a process of founder mental element in understanding of human behavior and
is useful in seeking solution to problem afflicting the society .Interpersonal communication builds good
relationship between parents and their children,however successful and effective communication stem from the
implementation of the communication process(Buzzannell,2000).The family has a social obligation to provide
relevant information to its younger members because this is the most trusted institution by most human beings.
Communication within the family is tailored to accommodate all topics that greatly influence human
development and this was done with ease and comfort to allow effective articulation by all concerned members.
Method:Stratified sampled was used to sample the entire population into different sub groups or strata i.e.
fathers, mothers, sons and daughters respectively whom were randomly selected from different strata between
12-30 youth age and between 30-50 parents age. Therefore, the researcher used simple random sampling
techniqueto select a minimum of 240 respondents of whom 80 respondents were for in depth interviews and 160
respondents were for focus group discussion and every unit in a stratum had the same chance of being selected
to satisfy the study.
Findings: Focus group discussion and in-depth Interview revealed that,56.25% of respondents perception were
neutral in a continuum they were either positive or negative quite unstable in their feelings ,35% of respondents
on time barriers could only talk once daily stating that they could not know when, where and how to make IPC
effective on HIV prevention. While 50% of respondents agreed that relevant content depends on the family
structure (one verses two families, blended families or other relative in the house hold) all are of potential
relevance and 43.75% depends on cultural taboos which had a negative effect on IPC.
Conclusion: In relation to the findings of the study the researcher put emphasis on building youth self-esteem
by teaching them to resist peer pressure by empowering them emotionally spiritually and mentally. Cultural
beliefs and norms should be done away with those which are not helpful in confronting health activities in the
community. Lastly reinforced behavior may help the youth to value their positive attitude on their sexual
behavior as well as being ready to observe and learn from their parents as role models||en_US
|dc.publisher||IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS)||en_US
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||;Volume 25, Issue 4, Series. 4 (April. 2020) 32-40||
|dc.rights||Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States||*
|dc.subject||Barriers, Interpersonal Communication, HIV AIDS Prevention, Parent, Youth||en_US
|dc.title||Barriers to Effective Interpersonal Communication between Parents and Their Youth on Hiv Preventon: Study Of North Kamagambo Location, Migori County, Kenya||en_US