Knowledge, attitudes, and behavior regarding organ donation among Ball State University students

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dc.contributor.advisor Clark, Jeffrey K. (Jeffrey Kevin) en_US Hawker, Jennifer L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:38:58Z 2011-06-03T19:38:58Z 2000 en_US 2000
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2000 .H39 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to provide a descriptive data analysis for program planners on knowledge, attitudes, and behavior regarding organ donation among undergraduate students enrolled at Ball State University. An 84-item questionnaire was administered to undergraduate students. The subjects were obtained from a convenient sample.The data were analyzed using mean and Pearson's r to answer the research questions. The overall attitudes of the subjects were positive (M=20.88 out of a possible 26). The knowledge of the subjects toward organ donation was low (M=9.98 out of a possible 22). About one half of the subjects indicated that they are organ donors, by indicating on the survey that they have signed an organ donor card or a similar document. Attitude regarding organ donation (r =.232) was found to be a greater influence on willingness to become an organ donor than was knowledge about organ donation (r = .106). Recommendations are to submit results to program planners to help create more effective organ donation recruitment.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physiology and Health Science
dc.format.extent vii, 58 leaves : facsim. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Donation of organs, tissues, etc. -- United States -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Indiana -- Muncie -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public opinion -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University -- Students -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title Knowledge, attitudes, and behavior regarding organ donation among Ball State University students en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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