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ERIC Number: ED360575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-18
Pages: 98
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The Effects of a Kansas Education Class on Students' Knowledge and Attitudes of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
Sager, R. Warren, Jr.
This study was undertaken to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of 8th, 9th, and 10th grade Kansas students pertaining to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Attitudes and knowledge of 9th and 10th grade students who had participated in a Sex Respect Class offered in the 9th grade were compared to those of 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students who had not participated in the class (total N=368). All students completed a demographic questionnaire and the Assessment Instruments for Measuring Student Outcomes. The scores from the subscales of Knowing About HIV and AIDS, How Would You Feel?, and Your Attitudes were employed as dependent variables. Fourteen of 36 main effect comparisons and 2 of 36 interactions were statistically significant at the .05 level. Students who participated in the Sex Respect Class reported a more desirable attitude about condom use than did nonparticipants. Of class participants, those with above average grade points reported more knowledge of HIV/AIDS, a higher level of confidence concerning knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and a more desirable attitude about abstinence concerning HIV/AIDS than did participants with average grade point. Female participants reported a more desirable attitude toward people with HIV/AIDS, a more desirable attitude about peer pressure concerning HIV/AIDS, a more desirable attitude about abstinence concerning HIV/AIDS, and a more desirable attitude toward HIV/AIDS than did male students. (Instruments are appended; contains 31 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas