TITLE

YOUNG ADULT LEARNING ABOUT HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS ON THE INTERNET: WHAT ARE THE COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS?

AUTHOR(S)
Hilpert, Jonathan; Carrion, Melissa; Brem, Sarah K.; Ciani, Maria; Ciani, Keith
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2010, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to examine young adult learning about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) during a realistic internet search. The results indicated that before the search there were widespread misconceptions about the virus and many potentially dangerous misconceptions remained after the search. Persistent misconceptions were related to gender, lack of prior HPV exposure, knowledge dissatisfaction, and moral values. These findings provide empirical results for health information providers about what HPV content is difficult for young adults to learn and which sub populations of young adults experience difficulty when learning scientifically accurate information about HPV in a realistic setting.
ACCESSION #
52728512

 

Related Articles

  • Impact of Web Searching and Social Feedback on Consumer Decision Making: A Prospective Online Experiment. Lau, Annie Y. S.; Coiera, Enrico W. // Journal of Medical Internet Research;Jan2008, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p3 

    Background: The World Wide Web has increasingly become an important source of information in health care consumer decision making. However, little is known about whether searching online resources actually improves consumers' understanding of health issues. Objectives: The aim was to study...

  • New Service Helps Users Search for Open Online Learning.  // Distance Education Report;7/1/2010, Vol. 14 Issue 13, p8 

    An excerpt from the article "New Service Helps Users Search for Open Online Learning" published at the http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/06/02/new-service-helps-users-search-for-open-online-courses/ is presented.

  • INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA INITIATIVES. Donlevy, Jim // International Journal of Instructional Media;2000, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p231 

    The Internet has become a rich resource for adult learners and adult educators seeking information and practical assistance. Printed and digital materials are available from numerous reliable sources at little or no cost. This article will describe Thirteen/WNET's wNetSchool and other web sites...

  • Closing the Digital Divide.  // Ford Reports;2007, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p6 

    The article provides information on the Bandwidth Initiative which seeks to supply young African scholars with Internet service that is up to eight times faster and one-third the cost to participating universities. Students have struggled to sustain Internet connections long enough to conduct...

  • An evidence gathering exercise. Schaumann, Bridget // Collected Magazine;Sep2012, Issue 7, p8 

    The article presents an activity program for secondary education on web searching and web evaluation.

  • New Literacies: The Internet Search Practices of Struggling Adolescent Readers. Wilder, Phillip // International Journal of Learning;2007, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p105 

    This teacher research explores the Internet search practices of six struggling adolescent readers while they searched for information on a Caribbean Island during two ninth-grade geography classes. Representing a diversity of Internet experiences and academic backgrounds, the selected students...

  • Cheating via Google? L. B. // School Library Journal;Mar2006, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p38 

    The article deals with the practice of High Tech High School in San Diego, California that allows students to search the Web during humanities examinations in March 2006. Other educators fear that the practice will further undermine the already troubled state of student ethics in the U.S.

  • The myth of the silver surfer. Gorard, Stephen; Selwyn, Neil // Adults Learning;Jan2008, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p28 

    The author comments on the relevance of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to adult learning. He argues that ICTs such as the Internet are seen as opening access to learning across all groups which have historically been found to be under-represented in the adult learning...

  • Service for Adult Learners from Ohio Learning Network. Hansen, Kristine // Distance Education Report;7/1/2003, Vol. 7 Issue 13, p5 

    Focuses on the E-Learning 4 Me program launched by the Ohio Learning Network (OLN) designed to improve electronic learning among adults in the state. Characteristics of an adult learner; Features of the E-Learning 4 Me program; Courses offered online by the OLN.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sign out of this library

Other Topics