Knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS: Development of the HIV/AIDS and the law scale

Freddy A. Paniagua, Sandra A. Black, Michael O'Boyle, Pamela Jones

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

42 middle-aged and older adults, ranging in age from 51 to 85 years, completed 10 items dealing with the assessment of knowledge regarding laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS. Participants also completed 40 items involving knowledge of risks for HIV infection. The Cronbach coefficient alpha and test-retest reliability coefficient on the HIV/AIDS and the Law Scale were .74 and .83, respectively. Over-all, the grand mean for correct answers was 46.9%, whereas the grand means for incorrect answers and "don't know" responses were 13.6% and 39.5%, suggesting substantial lack of knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS. Women (50%) and younger participants (51 to 66 years old; 48.2%) showed more of this knowledge (50%) than men (43.0%) and older participants (46.2%). The sample reported a substantial amount of knowledge regarding HIV transmission assessed with factual (92.2% correct) and misconception (87.5% correct) items. The correlation between this knowledge and knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS was .42 (p<.01). Research with this scale using adolescents and young adults as well as the utility of the scale in areas of clinical, legal, and policy development are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1345-1353
Number of pages9
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume84
Issue number3 PART 2
StatePublished - Jun 1999
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV
Policy Making
Reproducibility of Results
HIV Infections
Young Adult
Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Paniagua, F. A., Black, S. A., O'Boyle, M., & Jones, P. (1999). Knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS: Development of the HIV/AIDS and the law scale. Psychological Reports, 84(3 PART 2), 1345-1353.

Knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS : Development of the HIV/AIDS and the law scale. / Paniagua, Freddy A.; Black, Sandra A.; O'Boyle, Michael; Jones, Pamela.

In: Psychological Reports, Vol. 84, No. 3 PART 2, 06.1999, p. 1345-1353.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paniagua, FA, Black, SA, O'Boyle, M & Jones, P 1999, 'Knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS: Development of the HIV/AIDS and the law scale', Psychological Reports, vol. 84, no. 3 PART 2, pp. 1345-1353.
Paniagua, Freddy A. ; Black, Sandra A. ; O'Boyle, Michael ; Jones, Pamela. / Knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS : Development of the HIV/AIDS and the law scale. In: Psychological Reports. 1999 ; Vol. 84, No. 3 PART 2. pp. 1345-1353.
@article{1dc25f499ebd4ba7bccb92631db5937d,
title = "Knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS: Development of the HIV/AIDS and the law scale",
abstract = "42 middle-aged and older adults, ranging in age from 51 to 85 years, completed 10 items dealing with the assessment of knowledge regarding laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS. Participants also completed 40 items involving knowledge of risks for HIV infection. The Cronbach coefficient alpha and test-retest reliability coefficient on the HIV/AIDS and the Law Scale were .74 and .83, respectively. Over-all, the grand mean for correct answers was 46.9{\%}, whereas the grand means for incorrect answers and {"}don't know{"} responses were 13.6{\%} and 39.5{\%}, suggesting substantial lack of knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS. Women (50{\%}) and younger participants (51 to 66 years old; 48.2{\%}) showed more of this knowledge (50{\%}) than men (43.0{\%}) and older participants (46.2{\%}). The sample reported a substantial amount of knowledge regarding HIV transmission assessed with factual (92.2{\%} correct) and misconception (87.5{\%} correct) items. The correlation between this knowledge and knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS was .42 (p<.01). Research with this scale using adolescents and young adults as well as the utility of the scale in areas of clinical, legal, and policy development are discussed.",
author = "Paniagua, {Freddy A.} and Black, {Sandra A.} and Michael O'Boyle and Pamela Jones",
year = "1999",
month = "6",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "84",
pages = "1345--1353",
journal = "Psychological Reports",
issn = "0033-2941",
publisher = "Ammons Scientific Ltd",
number = "3 PART 2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS

T2 - Development of the HIV/AIDS and the law scale

AU - Paniagua, Freddy A.

AU - Black, Sandra A.

AU - O'Boyle, Michael

AU - Jones, Pamela

PY - 1999/6

Y1 - 1999/6

N2 - 42 middle-aged and older adults, ranging in age from 51 to 85 years, completed 10 items dealing with the assessment of knowledge regarding laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS. Participants also completed 40 items involving knowledge of risks for HIV infection. The Cronbach coefficient alpha and test-retest reliability coefficient on the HIV/AIDS and the Law Scale were .74 and .83, respectively. Over-all, the grand mean for correct answers was 46.9%, whereas the grand means for incorrect answers and "don't know" responses were 13.6% and 39.5%, suggesting substantial lack of knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS. Women (50%) and younger participants (51 to 66 years old; 48.2%) showed more of this knowledge (50%) than men (43.0%) and older participants (46.2%). The sample reported a substantial amount of knowledge regarding HIV transmission assessed with factual (92.2% correct) and misconception (87.5% correct) items. The correlation between this knowledge and knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS was .42 (p<.01). Research with this scale using adolescents and young adults as well as the utility of the scale in areas of clinical, legal, and policy development are discussed.

AB - 42 middle-aged and older adults, ranging in age from 51 to 85 years, completed 10 items dealing with the assessment of knowledge regarding laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS. Participants also completed 40 items involving knowledge of risks for HIV infection. The Cronbach coefficient alpha and test-retest reliability coefficient on the HIV/AIDS and the Law Scale were .74 and .83, respectively. Over-all, the grand mean for correct answers was 46.9%, whereas the grand means for incorrect answers and "don't know" responses were 13.6% and 39.5%, suggesting substantial lack of knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS. Women (50%) and younger participants (51 to 66 years old; 48.2%) showed more of this knowledge (50%) than men (43.0%) and older participants (46.2%). The sample reported a substantial amount of knowledge regarding HIV transmission assessed with factual (92.2% correct) and misconception (87.5% correct) items. The correlation between this knowledge and knowledge of laws regulating issues related to HIV and AIDS was .42 (p<.01). Research with this scale using adolescents and young adults as well as the utility of the scale in areas of clinical, legal, and policy development are discussed.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0033142377&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0033142377&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 10477950

AN - SCOPUS:0033142377

VL - 84

SP - 1345

EP - 1353

JO - Psychological Reports

JF - Psychological Reports

SN - 0033-2941

IS - 3 PART 2

ER -