- Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
- Adolescents in foster care: their knowledge about AIDS/HIV and its impact on their sexual and drug practices, 1989
- Harrison, Janiece D.
- Contributor to Resource:
- Mitchell, Hattie
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- Degrees, Academic
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
- Degree Type: thesis
Degree Name: Master of Social Work (MSW)
Date of Degree: 1989
Granting Institution: Atlanta University
The overall objective of this study was to assess the knowledge of adolescents in foster care in relation to AIDS/HIV and to determine if their knowledge impacted on their sexual and drug practices. The researcher examined the following factors that influence adolescent high risk behaviors: (a) parents, (b) peers, (c) school, (d) religion, and (e) the media. A cross - sectional research design was used. A self - administered questionnaire was given to foster care adolescents who reside in group homes in Metropolitan Atlanta. Two hypotheses were tested. (1) There was no relationship between the adolescents' knowledge about AIDS/HIV and their sexual practices, and (2) There was no relationship between the adolescents' knowledge about AIDS/HIV and their drug practices. Both hypotheses were rejected. The results of the study indicated a significant relationship between the adolescents' knowledge of AIDS/HIV and their sexual practices and the adolescents' knowledge of AIDS/HIV and their drug practices.
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- Clark Atlanta University