The relationship of conspiracy beliefs about HIV/AIDS to attitudes about condom use in African-American college students

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dc.contributor.advisor Clark, Jeffrey K. (Jeffrey Kevin) en_US
dc.contributor.author Walker, Tikisa L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:02Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2006 .W35 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188144
dc.description.abstract African-Americans are disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States. Previous research has shown that many African-Americans endorsed HIV/AIDS conspiracy beliefs. However, no previous research has investigated the relationship of these beliefs to attitudes about condom use among African-American college students. This study was designed to determine if there was a relationship between conspiracy beliefs about HIV/AIDS to attitudes about condom use in African-American college students. A convenience sample of 93 African-American college students (aged 18 to 31; 68.8% female) from student based organizations at a Midwestern University participated in the study. A non-experimental, cross-sectional survey design was used. A written self-report, 20-item questionnaire was completed by the participants (Bogart & Thorburn, 2005). From the analysis of the data it was determined that there was no statistical significant correlation between HIV/AIDS conspiracy beliefs and attitudes toward condom use in this population. Findings suggest that African-American college students are less likely to endorse HIV/AIDS conspiracy beliefs, thus making HIV prevention programs likely to be more effective with this population.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physiology and Health Science
dc.format.extent iv, 99 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh HIV (Viruses) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Condom use. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African American college students -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title The relationship of conspiracy beliefs about HIV/AIDS to attitudes about condom use in African-American college students en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1349771 en_US


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