Activity and similarity in safer sex workshops led by peer educators.
Sexually transmitted disease is a growing problem for college students.
To address this problem, health professionals on many campuses have turned to peer led prevention workshops.
The research evaluated the effectiveness of four types of such workshops.
The workshops followed either an information based format or an activity based format.
In addition, the peer leaders were portrayed as similar to their audience or as dissimilar.
Results indicate that the Activity Workshop was more effective than the Information Workshop at encouraging condom use in the month following the workshop.
Also, the similarity of the peer leaders influenced behavioral intentions to use a condom with new sex partners.
The discussion focuses on self-persuasion and changes in social norms as possible theoretical mechanisms underlying these effects.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Etudiant, Milieu universitaire, Prévention, Education santé, Relation interpair, Adulte jeune, Homme, Condom, Comportement sexuel, Programme sanitaire, Evaluation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Student, University environment, Prevention, Health education, Peer relation, Young adult, Human, Condom, Sexual behavior, Sanitary program, Evaluation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0271274
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 15/07/1997.