2020 Undergraduate Research Showcase
 

Document Type

Student Presentation

Presentation Date

4-24-2020

Faculty Sponsor

Gail Fyanes and Andy Hyer

Abstract

Objective: The goal of this study was to analyze the attitudes towards the exemption of immunization law in Idaho of undergraduate Boise State University students in the HLTH 382 class to see if there are any relationships between support of this law and characteristics such as age, health concerns, and religious/philosophical beliefs. Methods: This study used the program Qualtrics to measure the attitudes towards the exemption of immunization law of 33 undergraduate HLTH 382 students. Results: This study found potential relationships between age and the support of the exemption law as well as health concerns about vaccines and the exemption law. There is also no relationship between religion/philosophical beliefs and the support toward the exemption of immunization law in Idaho. Conclusion: The results show that there are potential relationships between age and the support of this law as well as health concerns and the support of this law. Further research is needed in order to explain results further such as whether there is a stronger relationship between these categories than given through this pilot study.

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