Using the theory of reasoned action (TRA) to understand the decision to use condoms in an STD clinic population.
The theory of reasoned action (TRA) provides useful information when designing health education interventions.
In this study, 703 heterosexual STD clinic clients responded to a TRA-based survey.
With steady partners, social norms and attitudes toward condom use were significant predictors of intention for both men and women.
The interaction of attitude and norm increased prediction for men (R=64, p<0.001) and women (R=70, p<0.001).
With casual partners, attitude was a predictor for men and social norm was a predictor for women.
Prior use of condoms increased prediction for men (R=38, p<0.001) and women (R=47, p<0.001).
Fmdings suggest that, in addition to traditional TRA model variables, the relationship between sexual partners and the individual's prior experience with condom use should be incorporated into attempts to understand this complex, dyadic behavior.
Examining specific outcome and normative beliefs also provides important information for intervention design.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education sanitaire, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Utilisation, Condom, Prévention, Raisonnement, Attitude, Norme sociale, Prédiction, Comportement sexuel, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Sexually transmitted disease, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Use, Condom, Prevention, Reasoning, Attitude, Social norm, Prediction, Sexual behavior, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 10/04/1997.