Health beliefs as predictors of HIV-preventive behavior and ethnic differences in prediction.
The incidence of a variety of safer-sex behaviors was predicted, using five measures from the Health Belief Model (Janz & Becker, 1984) : perceived susceptibility, perceived severity, self-efficacy, social support, and perceived barriers.
The participants, 424 U.S.
Undergraduates at six schools, completed a written questionnaire.
The results of multiple regression analyses indicated that perceived susceptibility, self-efficacy, and social support predicted many safer-sex behaviors.
Although the Health Belief Model predicted more safer-sex behaviors for Euro-American students than for Hispanic American, African American, and Asian American students, the present data indicated few differences among these ethnic groups regarding the level of safer-sex behaviors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Comportement sexuel, Croyance, Attitude, Prévention, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Ethnie, Comportement, Santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Sexual behavior, Belief, Attitude, Prevention, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Ethnic group, Behavior, Health
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0261831
Code Inist : 002A26N03A. Création : 199608.