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