This research examined 2 age-typical goals that adolescents may pursue in social dating (intimacy goals related to open communication and mutual dependence and identity goals related to self-reliance and self-exploration) and the implications of these different goal sets for responsiveness to educationaland daily life situations.
Education about safer sexual activity that emphasized interpersonal communication skills was more effective in increasing intentions regarding safer sex for adolescents with predominant intimacy goals in dating, whereas education that focused on technical skills was more effective for those with predominant identity goals.
Adolescents were also less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior when they were in dating situations that encouraged goal-relevant activities for ensuring safer sex.
Discussion focuses on the dynamics within the broader bidirectional fit between personal goals and situation affordances.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement rendez vous, Relation interpersonnelle, Interaction sociale, Etude comparative, Programme sanitaire, Education sanitaire, Prévention, Comportement sexuel, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Communication, Adolescent, Homme, But, Safer sex, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dating behavior, Interpersonal relation, Social interaction, Comparative study, Sanitary program, Health education, Prevention, Sexual behavior, Sexually transmitted disease, Communication, Adolescent, Human, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0383504
Code Inist : 002A26J04. Création : 01/03/1996.