An Empirical Assessment Of The Aids Risk Reduction Model (Arrm) Employing Ordered Probit Analyses
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Crim. Justice
INJECTION-DRUG USERS; CONDOM USE; HEALTH-EDUCATION; HIV RISK; ADOLESCENTS; PREVENTION; INTENTIONS; BEHAVIOR; SEX; Criminology & Penology
The AIDS Risk Reduction Model (ARRM) is a conceptual model designed to explain the influence of knowledge and attitudes about AIDS/HIV on risk-related behaviors. This article measures the influence of the primary concepts associated with the ARRM (labeling, commitment, and enactment) on high-risk adolescent's knowledge, attitudes, and self-reported behaviors. Data were collected from 393 adolescents incarcerated in juvenile detention facilities. Ordered probit and ordinary least squares (OLS) analyses were conducted to determine which of several independent variables have the most impact on acceptance of the ARRM. Results indicated that the ARRM is effective for understanding the factors that influence AIDS risk avoidance. Findings also indicate that previous life experiences should be formally integrated into the model. Moreover, specific forms of enactment are associated with different factors. Suggestions as to how the ARRM may prove useful for promoting behavioral change among high-risk adolescents are provided. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd
Journal of Criminal Justice
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