The prediction of accurate contraceptive use from attitudes and knowledge.
A framework of the relationship between knowledge, attitudes, and behavior was described in the context of couple's use of birth control.
It was hypothesized that when knowledge of behavioral enactment is present, attitudes and beliefs about susceptibility to pregnancy will be predictive of accurate use of the diaphragm. espondents were 111 women who participated in a three-wave panel design focusing on diaphragm use.
Analyses indicated that the level of knowledge about what a woman should do to use the diaphragm correctly was high.
Correct knowledge, however, did not translate into accurate behavior.
Motivational factors focusing on attitudes, perceived susceptibility to pregnancy, and normative factors were also relevant.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contraceptif, Utilisation, Connaissance, Attitude, Comportement, Planning familial, Perception sociale, Contraception, Diaphragme, Voie orale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Susceptibilité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contraceptive, Use, Knowledge, Attitude, Behavior, Family planning, Social perception, Contraception, Diaphragm, Oral administration, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0130329
Code Inist : 002B20A02. Création : 199608.