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ERIC Number: EJ765392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
A Field Study of First Aid Knowledge and Attitudes of College Students in Kuwait University
Al-Khamees, Nedaa
College Student Journal, v40 n4 p916-926 Dec 2006
A random sample of 562 students completed a questionnaire including demographic data; 20 questions testing knowledge (right answers scored 1 and wrong answers 0); and 20 exploring attitudes ("yes", "not sure" and "no"). Overall, students scored 0.49 for knowledge and 2.30 (of a maximum 3) for attitude. Knowledge scores were classified into high, average and low, and attitudes grouped according to those involving importance, applying and resources. Analysis using student's t-test found significantly higher mean scores for females in high knowledge, attitude to importance and overall attitude; for 18-23 year olds vs. 24-29 year olds for attitude to importance; for "science" colleges vs. "literary" colleges for all categories except high knowledge; for training for attitude to resources; and for study for all categories except low knowledge. One-way ANOVA across years of university attendance showed no significant difference. Individuals were grouped into those with excellent, medium and poor knowledge and one-way ANOVA performed across these groups for all the categories of knowledge and attitude. The results showed a close correlation between knowledge and attitude. More training and coursework in first aid at Kuwait University appears to be warranted, with males and those in "literary" colleges especially targeted. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kuwait