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Attitude patterns in students about AIDS associated problems


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Ajduković, Marina and Ajduković, Dean. (1989). Attitude patterns in students about AIDS associated problems. Primijenjena psihologija, 10. pp. 185-194. ISSN 0351-2649

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As part of a major research project investigating the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour relevant to AIDS an elaborate questionnaire was administered to seven groups of students from the University of Zagreb (N = 1090). The questionnaire was answered anonymously and voluntarily. A section of the instrument assessed attitudes toward the means of handling AIDS associated problems in order to determine their latent structure, as well as some of their determinants and correlates. Attitude pattern canonly be sufficiently explained by two relatively independent dimensions described as the liberal and conservative approach to handling AIDS problems. This implies that within same attitudinal response individual rights of an AIDS patient may be acknowledged as well as the society right to restrict some individual rights in order to stop the spreading of the disease. The students exhibited moderately liberal attitudes, while the differences among them are related to variables such as age, future profession, personal experience with members of high risk groups of homosexuals and drug users, and sources of information about AIDS. Implications for structuring AIDS prevention campaigns aimed at different professions are stressed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: AIDS, attitudes toward AIDS
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2018 06:13
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2018 06:13

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