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  1. Women's self-efficacy and sexually transmitted disease preventive behaviors.

    Article - En anglais

    Knowledge of sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention, perceived risk for STDs, and self-efficacy for STD prevention were investigated as predictors of behavioral risk for STDs in 308 female college students.

    Perceived risk and self-efficacy predicted 19% of behavioral risk for STD ; knowledge was not a predictor.

    Self-efficacy was highest for communicating about STD prevention and lowest for refusing sexual intercourse.

    Interventions that enhance both women's self-efficacy to prevent STDs and accurate risk appraisal are likely to be more effective than those that emphasize only knowledge of prevention techniques.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Prédiction, Comportement, Prise risque, Connaissance, Perception sociale, Efficacité personnelle, Etudiant, Femme, Prévention, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Prediction, Behavior, Risk taking, Knowledge, Social perception, Self efficacy, Student, Woman, Prevention, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0184274

    Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 199608.