ERIC Number: ED350299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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The Effect of Educational Intervention on Attitudes toward Selected High Risk Sexual Behaviors.
Templeton, Josey H.; Wilson, Gary L.
Education is one of the most often used methods in the prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Numerous educational models have been designed in response to the needs of various groups to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. Results have been mixed because of the failure to determine which techniques are most effective in specific situations. In an attempt to determine the effect of an educational module on students' attitudes toward high risk sexual behaviors, a premodule survey was administered to all entering freshmen (N=563) in an all male liberal arts college during the first 2 weeks of the first semester. A postmodule survey was administered during the second semester after a module on AIDS and STDs was presented. Findings are consistent with the literature which indicates that knowledge does not necessarily change behavior to be less risky and that education alone is not sufficient to prevent high risk sexual behaviors. The results of the surveys are presented in 12 tables. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Risk Taking Behavior