Stigmatization, Knowledge and Erroneous Beliefs about AIDS Influencing Social Cognitions and Condom Use among Adolescents in the Dominican Republic

Eijssink, Jostan (2005) Stigmatization, Knowledge and Erroneous Beliefs about AIDS Influencing Social Cognitions and Condom Use among Adolescents in the Dominican Republic.

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Abstract:This research covers the influence of social cognitions about condom use, stigmatization towards people with AIDS, knowledge about AIDS and erroneous beliefs surrounding AIDS and their influence on condom use among adolescents in the Dominican Republic. The research was conducted by using a questionnaire consisting of items which measure social cognitions based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and the Protection Motivation Theory. Stigmatization is measured by questions measuring emotional reactions to people with AIDS, blaming of people with AIDS, distance to people with AIDS, societal stigmatization to people with AIDS and feeling of repulsion towards people with AIDS. Knowledge and erroneous beliefs are measured by using ‘true’ or ‘false’ questions about AIDS and about erroneous beliefs. Condom use is measured by three questions covering the condom use last time had sex, condom use in the last year and the average percentage of condom use.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/58736
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