Hostility to people with aids

Risk perception and demographic factors

Delfi Mondragón, Bradford Kirkman-Life, Eugene Schneller

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Abstract

The objectives of this investigation were to determine the associations between perception of AIDS risk, demographic and socio-economic variables and hostility to PWA's. Factor analysis and multiple regression models were used to examine telephone survey data. The principal results show a strong positive association between hostility to PWA's and perception of high AIDS risk from low-risk activities, and between hostility and: non-Hispanic respondents, low-income respondents, respondents with less than a high school education, male respondents and respondents living in rural areas. Conclusions speak for a need for understanding of the multiple outcomes of educational campaigns, pretesting of educational campaigns across multiple populations, and continued study of risk perception, hostility and the effects of stigmatization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1137-1142
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Volume32
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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Keywords

  • hostility
  • perceived risk
  • persons with AIDS
  • stigma

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  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Development
  • Health(social science)

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Hostility to people with aids : Risk perception and demographic factors. / Mondragón, Delfi; Kirkman-Life, Bradford; Schneller, Eugene.

In: Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 32, No. 10, 1991, p. 1137-1142.

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Mondragón, Delfi ; Kirkman-Life, Bradford ; Schneller, Eugene. / Hostility to people with aids : Risk perception and demographic factors. In: Social Science and Medicine. 1991 ; Vol. 32, No. 10. pp. 1137-1142.
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