To measure self-efficacy with respect to risk behaviors for HIV infection, a set of questionnaire items was developed regarding condom use, drug use with friends, and negotiations with potential sex partners.
These items were tested with a sample of Latinos aged 14 to 22 years in two New England cities.
A nine-item self-efficacy scale was found to have a high level of internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha=77).
Reliability coefficients were similar for men, women, and both English-and Spanish-speaking respondents.
Strong associations with recent performance accomplishments, as specified in Bandura's social cognitive theory, support the construct validity of the scale.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement, Prise risque, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Efficacité personnelle, Echelle évaluation, Questionnaire, Psychométrie, Latinoaméricain, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune, Fidélité test, Validation test, Prévention, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Behavior, Risk taking, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Self efficacy, Evaluation scale, Questionnaire, Psychometrics, Latinamerican, Adolescent, Human, Young adult, Test reliability, Test validation, Prevention, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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