Knowing someone with AIDS: The impact on adolescents

Gregory Zimet, Sherry A. Hillier, Trina M. Anglin, Elise M. Ellick, Daniel P. Krowchuk, Paul Williams

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Abstract

Tested 25 adolescents who reported knowing a person with AIDS or HIV (PWA) and were matched by gender, race, grade, school type, and academic achievement with 25 adolescents who reported not knowing a PWA. The groups were compared with respect to their knowledge, beliefs, and social anxiety about AIDS and with respect to their worries about personal vulnerability to HIV infection. Social anxiety was significantly lower in those reporting knowing someone with AIDS than in the matching group. No significant differences between the two groups were found for knowledge, beliefs, or vulnerability worries. The implications of these findings for research on AIDS interventions with adolescents are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-294
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Pediatric Psychology
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Anxiety
Vulnerability
HIV Infection
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HIV Infections
HIV
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Beliefs
Gender

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • AIDS
  • Attitudes
  • HIV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Biotechnology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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Zimet, G., Hillier, S. A., Anglin, T. M., Ellick, E. M., Krowchuk, D. P., & Williams, P. (1991). Knowing someone with AIDS: The impact on adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 16(3), 287-294. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/16.3.287

Knowing someone with AIDS : The impact on adolescents. / Zimet, Gregory; Hillier, Sherry A.; Anglin, Trina M.; Ellick, Elise M.; Krowchuk, Daniel P.; Williams, Paul.

In: Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 16, No. 3, 06.1991, p. 287-294.

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Zimet, G, Hillier, SA, Anglin, TM, Ellick, EM, Krowchuk, DP & Williams, P 1991, 'Knowing someone with AIDS: The impact on adolescents', Journal of Pediatric Psychology, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 287-294. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/16.3.287
Zimet G, Hillier SA, Anglin TM, Ellick EM, Krowchuk DP, Williams P. Knowing someone with AIDS: The impact on adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 1991 Jun;16(3):287-294. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/16.3.287
Zimet, Gregory ; Hillier, Sherry A. ; Anglin, Trina M. ; Ellick, Elise M. ; Krowchuk, Daniel P. ; Williams, Paul. / Knowing someone with AIDS : The impact on adolescents. In: Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 1991 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 287-294.
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