Health Beliefs, Self-Efficacy and Condom Use: How College Students Respond to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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dc.contributor.advisor Fuhrman, Ellsworth R. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Kiecolt, K. Jill en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Bailey, Carol A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Blevins, Sabrené en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-06T06:55:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-06T06:55:50Z
dc.date.issued 1997-05-05 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-32898-9456 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10919/9586
dc.description.abstract This 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.medium ETD en_US
dc.publisher Virginia Tech en_US
dc.relation.haspart ETD1.PDF en_US
dc.relation.haspart ETD2PD_1.PDF en_US
dc.relation.haspart BODYPD_1.PDF en_US
dc.relation.haspart TABLE1.PDF en_US
dc.relation.haspart TABLE2.PDF en_US
dc.relation.haspart BLEVINSTA.PDF en_US
dc.rights The 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.uri http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-32898-9456 en_US
dc.subject AIDS en_US
dc.subject Self-Efficacy en_US
dc.subject Condom use en_US
dc.title Health Beliefs, Self-Efficacy and Condom Use: How College Students Respond to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Sociology en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US

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