Framing in terms of high-risk groups versus risky practices and prognoses of hiv-infection

Spears, Russell and Abraham, S.Charles S. and Abrams, Dominic and Sheeran, Paschal (1992) Framing in terms of high-risk groups versus risky practices and prognoses of hiv-infection. European Journal of Social Psychology, 22 (2). pp. 195-201. ISSN 0046-2772. (doi: (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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A quasi-experimental field-study (n = 314) investigated the consequences of framing the problem of HIV infection in terms of 'risky practices' versus 'high risk groups'. It was reasoned that respondents in the risky practices frame would be more conscious of the risks to people in general leading them to make more pessimistic prognoses of HIV spread than those for whom the issue had been framed in terms of high risk groups. This hypothesis was strongly supported on three related indices, and results also indicated more pessimistic prognoses by female than male respondents. The implications of these findings for framing AIDS related issues are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Document Type: Note
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2009 13:43 UTC
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