Family Matters: The Support of Parents to Change Black Male’s Attitudes Towards HIV

Citation

Boyd, Donte T.; Quinn, Camille R.; Waller, Bernadine; & Aquino, Gabbrielle (2020). Family Matters: The Support of Parents to Change Black Male’s Attitudes Towards HIV. Journal of Family Issues.

Abstract

This study explored the associations between family (mother and father support), peers, and individual factors (self-efficacy) and how these relationships influence HIV attitudes among African American males 12 to 19 years of age, with an average age of 16 years. For this study, we used restricted data obtained from Wave I of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (ADD Health). Descriptive statistics suggest that most of the sample had negative attitudes towards HIV. Bivariate regression analysis followed by a linear regression analysis was conducted to identify the factors that were associated with HIV attitudes. Major findings from regression analysis indicate that mother support, father support, self-efficacy, and age, predicted HIV attitudes. Mother support positively predicted positive HIV attitudes and surprisingly, father support negatively predicted HIV attitudes. Our findings can be used to better inform HIV prevention and intervention programs to help Black males stay healthy.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X20957044

Keyword(s)

HIV attitudes

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Family Issues

Author(s)

Boyd, Donte T.
Quinn, Camille R.
Waller, Bernadine
Aquino, Gabbrielle

Year Published

2020

DOI

10.1177/0192513X20957044

Reference ID

9201