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Beliefs About Preventing AIDS - BAPA « Substance Abuse « Surveys/Scales « Downloads

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Date postedFebruary 7, 2012
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CategoriesSubstance Abuse, Sexual Attitudes, Surveys/Scales, Condom Use

Description

Background:
This scale has been used to assess beliefs regarding the prevention of AIDS among adolescents (Koopman et al., 1990).

Five subscales have been identified through factor analysis (Koopman and Reid 1998):
1. Perceived threat: items 7, 8, 10, 15, 18, 22
2. Self-Control: items 9, 13, 19, 21, 24, 28, 30, 36
3. Self-Efficacy: items 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 16, 17, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 31
4. Peer Support for Safe Acts: items 5, 12, 14, 29
5. Expectation to Prevent Pregnancy: items 32, 33, 34, 35, 36

Developers:
Dr. Cheryl Koopman

Copyright:
Publisher:The Guilford Press

References:
Koopman, C., Rotheram-Borus, M.J., Henderson, R., Bradley, J.S., and Hunter, I (1990). Assessment of knowledge of AIDS and beliefs about AIDS prevention among adolescents. AIDS Education and Prevention, 2, 58-70.

Koopman, C., and Reid, H. (1998) Assessment of Knowledge and Beliefs About HIV/AIDS Among Adolescents. In C. M. Davis, W. L. Yarber, R. Baurerman, G. Schreer, and S. L. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures: A compendium (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (321-324)

Reliability:
Cronbach alpha: Beliefs (whole scale): 0.81 (Koopman et al., 1990) Perceived threat subscale = 0.81 Self-Control subscale = 0.82 Self-Efficacy subscale = 0.90 Peer Support for Safe Acts subscale = 0.61 Expectation to Prevent Pregnancy subscale = 0.72 (Koopman and Reid 1998) Test-retest reliability at one week: Beliefs: 0.49 (Koopman et al 1990)

HIV-Related Outcomes:
Sex
Population:
Adolescent