ERIC Number: ED340994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Nebraska Adolescents' HIV/AIDS Attitudes, Knowledge and Related Practices: 1989. Technical Report 22.
Newman, Ian M.; And Others
This report presents information from a survey of the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Nebraska adolescents (N=1,240) in grades 9-12 related to the Human-Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Schools were selected at random from each of the six classifications of Nebraska schools, and two or three classrooms for each grade were then randomly selected within each sampled school. The report is divided into four parts. Part 1 deals with students' acceptance of HIV/AIDS instruction and of people with HIV/AIDS. Part 2 describes students' access to HIV/AIDS information. Part 3 is about students' knowledge of HIV/AIDS. Part 4 discusses Nebraska adolescents' practices that increase the risk of HIV/AIDS. Among results of the survey are the following: (1) a majority of students indicated that they would be willing to be in a classroom with someone with HIV/AIDS; (2) less than half of the students had spoken with their parents about HIV/AIDS; (3) more than half reported that they had had sexual intercourse at least once; (4) 25.3% of those who were sexually active reported having more than one partner; and (5) 35.9% reported using condoms regularly. Results from this study were comparable to a previous one conducted in 1988. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.; Health Education, Inc., Lincoln, NE.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska