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HAVE YOU HEARD? PREDICTORS OF HPV AWARENESS AMONG A RANDOM SAMPLE OF COLLEGE STUDENTS

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Date Issued:
2009
Abstract/Description:
College students have been identified as at high risk for contracting Human Papillomavirus (HPV) due to engaging in risky behaviors, such as binge drinking and unprotected sex. Before preventative measures like vaccination and condom usage can be promoted, awareness must be evaluated. A random sample of 438 college students was surveyed on their awareness of HPV using both paper and online surveying methods. Using binary logistic regression, HPV awareness was predicted using demographic measures. The majority of the sample reported having heard of HPV before. Sexually active respondents and females were significantly more likely to report awareness. Non-whites and first-generation college students were also more likely to report awareness. These demographic predictors will help identify groups needing educational and HPV intervention programs. Implications and further research is discussed.
Title: HAVE YOU HEARD? PREDICTORS OF HPV AWARENESS AMONG A RANDOM SAMPLE OF COLLEGE STUDENTS.
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Name(s): Arrastia, Meagan, Author
Rivera, Fernando, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: College students have been identified as at high risk for contracting Human Papillomavirus (HPV) due to engaging in risky behaviors, such as binge drinking and unprotected sex. Before preventative measures like vaccination and condom usage can be promoted, awareness must be evaluated. A random sample of 438 college students was surveyed on their awareness of HPV using both paper and online surveying methods. Using binary logistic regression, HPV awareness was predicted using demographic measures. The majority of the sample reported having heard of HPV before. Sexually active respondents and females were significantly more likely to report awareness. Non-whites and first-generation college students were also more likely to report awareness. These demographic predictors will help identify groups needing educational and HPV intervention programs. Implications and further research is discussed.
Identifier: CFE0002640 (IID), ucf:48208 (fedora)
Note(s): 2009-05-01
M.A.
Sciences, Department of Sociology
Masters
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): HPV
medical sociology
awareness
college health
theory of planned behavior
social psychology
STI
college students
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0002640
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Host Institution: UCF

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