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dc.contributor.advisorFuhrman, Ellsworth R.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorKiecolt, K. Jillen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBailey, Carol A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBlevins, Sabrenéen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T06:55:50Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T06:55:50Z
dc.date.issued1997-05-05en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-32898-9456en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/9586
dc.description.abstractThis study proposes that health beliefs and self-efficacy are related to condom use among college students. An anonymous survey, developed to pursue correlates of condom use, was administered to 370 college students. The survey consisted of a variety of single- item measures of demographics and sexual behaviors, as well as measures which assessed self-efficacy, perceived benefits and barriers of condom use, and perceived susceptibility and severity of HIV/AIDS. Correlation and regression analysis was conducted to test the relationship between these variables and condom use. The results show that certain dimensions of self-efficacy were positively related to condom use. Measures assessing perceived barriers to condom use were negatively related to condom use. Scale development issues, implications of these findings and recommendations for future research are presented.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartETD1.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartETD2PD_1.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartBODYPD_1.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartTABLE1.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartTABLE2.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartBLEVINSTA.PDFen_US
dc.rightsThe authors of the theses and dissertations are the copyright owners. Virginia Tech's Digital Library and Archives has their permission to store and provide access to these works.en_US
dc.source.urihttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-32898-9456en_US
dc.subjectAIDSen_US
dc.subjectSelf-Efficacyen_US
dc.subjectCondom useen_US
dc.titleHealth Beliefs, Self-Efficacy and Condom Use: How College Students Respond to the HIV/AIDS Epidemicen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US


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