AIDS AND THE COLLEGE STUDENT: KNOWLEDGE, BELIEFS, AND INFORMATION SEEKING

dc.contributor.advisorBeck, Kenneth H.
dc.contributor.authorShelnutt, Emily Houston
dc.contributor.departmentBehavioral & Community Health
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md)
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-23T19:42:36Z
dc.date.available2019-10-23T19:42:36Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.description.abstractA questionnaire on knowledge, beliefs, and information-seeking behavior about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was administered to a total of 1,300 university students, and 1,001 were completed and returned. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between college students' knowledge and beliefs about AIDS and their information-seeking behavior about AIDS. Students were found to be knowledgeable about the disease, but the majority (50.5%) were not worried about contracting AIDS. The findings revealed that students who are more knowledgeable about AIDS seek more information than those less knowledgeable about AIDS. It was also found that students who feel more highly susceptible to AIDS are more likely to seek information about the disease. The primary sources of student information on AIDS were television, newspapers, magazines, and radio; however, doctors and health-care professionals were considered the most trust-worthy sources of AIDS information. The data suggest that medically supported information on AIDS should be provided to college students by health educators via the popular media sources.en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/adgl-lbgw
dc.identifier.otherILLiad # 1323631
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/25237
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAIDS AND THE COLLEGE STUDENT: KNOWLEDGE, BELIEFS, AND INFORMATION SEEKINGen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US

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