Preadolescent's perceptions of AIDS before and after Earvin Magic Johnson's announcement. Commentaries : Pediatric AIDS.
Compared sixth graders' AIDS concerns before and after Magic Johnson announced that he tested HIV-positive.
Examined perceptions of self/other vulnerability (optimistic bias) using questionnaires (study A) and interviews (study B).
Also examined AIDS worries mentioned in open-ended interviews (study C).
Studies A and B revealed a substantial degree of optimistic bias.
Study C showed that AIDS is a prime concern of school-age students, mentioned under free or context-cued conditions by about 50%. There was little detectable effect of the publicity.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Sportif, Mass media, Communication information, Changement comportement, Changement attitude, Evaluation subjective, Facteur risque, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Etude cas, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Préadolescent, Homme, Adolescent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Athlete, Mass media, Information communication, Behavior change, Attitude change, Subjective evaluation, Risk factor, Prevention, Health education, Case study, United States, North America, America, Preadolescent, Human, Adolescent
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