The HIV / AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of students attending a minority-majority high school
A pre- and post-test survey design was used to help determine significant changes in students' HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors as a result of formal school education. Surveys were administered to students enrolled in a life sciences course at a minority-majority high school in Central Florida. Survey distribution took place once prior to these students' instruction in HIV/AIDS and once after the lesson. The results of these surveys were analyzed and used to provide insight on the effectiveness of this particular school-based HIV/AIDS education program. Survey results indicate that while the majority of students were knowledgeable in regards to the transmission of HIV, approximately half of those sexually active students reported not using condoms as a method of protection against transmission during sexual intercourse. Research analysis suggests the need for a more comprehensive HIV/AIDS unit that will increase the knowledge and retention rate among these students, as well as promote behaviors that will reduce the risk of spreading HIV/AIDS.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Health Services Administration
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs;Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic;HIV (Viruses);High school students -- Health and hygiene
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Malo, Teri, "The HIV / AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of students attending a minority-majority high school" (2003). HIM 1990-2015. 334.