Psychological and situational factors relevant to HIV antibody testing among college students

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dc.contributor.advisor Masters, Kevin S., 1958- en_US Gillham, Christine L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:06Z 2011-06-03T19:36:06Z 1992 en_US 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1992 .G55 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to assess which particular circumstances of HIV antibody testing are most important to Ball State University students when making the decision whether or not to be tested. This study also looked at psychological variables within the individual that may influence one's decision whether or not to be tested. A descriptive correlational study design was used. Subjects were recruited from the psychological science subject pool. These students were enrolled in the Psychology 100 class at Ball State University during the Spring, 1992 Semester. Subjects were also recruited from sororities, fraternities, and business fraternities. A total of 397 subjects (210 males and 187 females) were recruited for the study.Subjects filled out four surveys: an HIV Antibody Testing Inventory, an AIDS Knowledge Survey, the MultiDimensional Health Locus of Control Scale, and the Social Desirability Scale. Results indicated students in this sample preferred going off campus for HIV testing versus on campus. They preferred a medical setting with a medical counselor doing the testing. These subjects did not want peers doing the HIV testing or counseling. The level of AIDS Knowledge subject had did not correlate with their stated likelihood of being tested for HIV. Subjects preferred anonymous testing, but appeared to recognize the benefits of recording basic demographic information.
dc.description.sponsorship Institute for Wellness
dc.format.extent vi, 118 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh HIV antibodies -- Testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.other Ball State University -- Students -- Psychology. en_US
dc.title Psychological and situational factors relevant to HIV antibody testing among college students en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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