Note: The following is the last section of the article authored by Dr. Peter Kakubeire Baguma, Institute of Psychology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. (See the IBPP issue of February 16 for the first section.) Dr. Baguma's work is extremely timely for three reasons. First, AIDS continues as a pandemic, and culturally relevant theory and data continue to be crucial in developing primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention strategies. Second, AIDS continues as a global security issue with implications for economics, politics, governmental stability, and war and peace. The psychology of AIDS bears on this issue and implications. Third, Baguma's efforts are an example of the research that must be shared synergistically among an international electronic community if the pandemic and its security consequences are to be satisfactorily resolved.
Weiner's attribution theory suggests relationships between attributions, emotions, coping, and behavioral consequences (Weiner, 1986, Amirkhan, 1990). Studies supporting the theory are still limited especially in the health areas and AIDS in particular.
"A Study from Uganda: HIV Causal Attributional Structuring, Negative Affect, and Coping Among People with HIV/AIDS. Part II,"
International Bulletin of Political Psychology: Vol. 10
, Article 4.
Available at: https://commons.erau.edu/ibpp/vol10/iss7/4