TITLE

The Short-Term Effects of a Computer-Based Pregnancy, STD, and HIV Prevention Program

AUTHOR(S)
Roberto, AnthonyJ.; Carlyle, KellieE.; Zimmerman, RickS.; Abner, ErinL.; Cupp, PamelaK.; Hansen, GaryL.
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Communication Quarterly;Feb2008, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A computer- and Internet-based intervention was designed to influence several variables related to the prevention of pregnancy, STDs, and HIV in rural adolescents. Three-hundred and thirty-eight tenth-graders enrolled in two rural public high schools participated in this field experiment. Results indicate that students in the experimental school had greater knowledge, greater condom negotiation efficacy, greater situational efficacy, and more favorable attitudes toward waiting to have sex than students in the control school. In tandem, the results suggest that computer-based programs may be a cost-effective and easily replicable means of providing teens with basic information and skills necessary to prevent pregnancy, STDs, and HIV.
ACCESSION #
32708720

 

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