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

dc.contributor.authorBlevins, Sabrené Renéen
dc.contributor.committeechairBailey, Carol A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFuhrman, Ellsworth R.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKiecolt, K. Jillen
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T06:55:50Zen
dc.date.adate1998-04-28en
dc.date.available2011-08-06T06:55:50Zen
dc.date.issued1997-05-05en
dc.date.rdate1998-04-28en
dc.date.sdate1997-05-05en
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
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.identifier.otheretd-32898-9456en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-32898-9456en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/9586en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
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dc.relation.haspartTABLE1.PDFen
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dc.relation.haspartBLEVINSTA.PDFen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectAIDSen
dc.subjectSelf-efficacyen
dc.subjectCondom useen
dc.titleHealth Beliefs, Self-Efficacy and Condom Use: How College Students Respond to the HIV/AIDS Epidemicen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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