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dc.contributor.advisorGood, Thomas L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Robin Ray*
dc.creatorRoberts, Robin Rayen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-03T13:32:09Z
dc.date.available2013-04-03T13:32:09Z
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/278651
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine if college adolescents are an emerging risk group for acquiring HIV/AIDS. A somewhat diversified sample (70% white, 2% African American, 7% Asian American, 13% Hispanic, and 8% Other) of 172 college students age 18-24, completed questionnaires assessing: knowledge of HIV/AIDS, risk-taking behavior or attitudes, identity and sensation seeking. Despite high levels of knowledge (consistent with previous studies), many misconceptions (e.g. believing mosquitoes can pass the HIV virus) and high risk habits (not using a condom every time when engaging in sex) established this sample as putting themselves at risk for HIV/AIDS. A proposed relationship between either identity and risk-taking or risk-taking and sensation seeking showed no practical significance.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Behavioral.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Educational Psychology.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Philosophy of.en_US
dc.titleCollege adolescents: An emerging risk group for HIV/AIDS acquisitionen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1389290en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b38552000en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-27T15:51:42Z
html.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine if college adolescents are an emerging risk group for acquiring HIV/AIDS. A somewhat diversified sample (70% white, 2% African American, 7% Asian American, 13% Hispanic, and 8% Other) of 172 college students age 18-24, completed questionnaires assessing: knowledge of HIV/AIDS, risk-taking behavior or attitudes, identity and sensation seeking. Despite high levels of knowledge (consistent with previous studies), many misconceptions (e.g. believing mosquitoes can pass the HIV virus) and high risk habits (not using a condom every time when engaging in sex) established this sample as putting themselves at risk for HIV/AIDS. A proposed relationship between either identity and risk-taking or risk-taking and sensation seeking showed no practical significance.


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