ERIC Number: EJ1103832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The Sociocognitive Determinates of HIV/AIDS Prevention Behaviors among Baby Boomers
Haynes, Carion R.
Educational Gerontology, v42 n7 p474-482 2016
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is steadily increasing among the baby boom population. Among this population, there is a gap between knowledge and behavioral choices. HIV risk perception is multifaceted and shaped by different sociodemographic factors. Baby boomers' perception of risk and sociocognitive determinates that impact their decision to practice safe sex was examined using a correlational study design. A hierarchical multiple linear regression (HMLR) model from 48 participants aged 50-70 living in the South revealed that level of education, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention behavioral skills, and HIV prevention information predicted the intent to practice safe sex. Findings account for 58.3% of the total amount of the variance explained by the two model predictors. The results are consistent with findings in the literature that suggest older adults who have more HIV prevention information and behavioral skills are more inclined to practice safe sex.
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Baby Boomers, Knowledge Level, Health Behavior, Risk, Social Influences, Sexuality, Correlation, Regression (Statistics), Geographic Location, Educational Attainment, Prevention, Action Research, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis, Reliability
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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