Acquired immune deficiency syndrome education and training: effects on shelter workers' attitudes toward homeless persons with AIDS, 1989

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome education and training: effects on shelter workers' attitudes toward homeless persons with AIDS, 1989
Creator:
Suggs, Jaquelyn E.
Contributor to Resource:
Dandridge, Millicent Ann
Date of Original:
1989-07-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of Degree: 1989
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: Social Work
Persons with AIDS have joined the ranks of the homeless as a result of housing evictions and loss of employment. For many of them, shelters are their only viable option. However, persons with AIDS have received negative treatment in shelters from shelter workers who are fearful of catching the disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of AIDS education and training on three dimensions: knowledge, fear and moral judgement. This study examined the responses of 40 shelter directors and service providers to the Shelter Directors and Service Providers Survey immediately before and after a 60 minute educational program on AIDS. Survey respondents, representing 55 shelters in Atlanta, GA, were primarily black females ranging in ages 20 to 65. Ttests and frequency analysis were computed for each of the dimensions. Results showed no significant differences between pre and posttest scores on all dimensions. Implications for shelter directors and social workers are also included.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:1989_suggs_jaquelyn_e
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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