Womens Barriers To Safer Sex

Title

Womens Barriers To Safer Sex

Creator

Hobfoll S E; Jackson A P; Lavin J; Britton P J; Shepherd J B

Publisher

Psychology & Health

Date

1994
1994

Description

We examined women's barriers to safer sex and the development of a 14-item, multi-dimensional, barriers to safer sex scale. In Study 1, model testing and scale development was conducted on a population of 503 African and European American, inner-city, pregnant, single women. We found four factors that closely parallel theoretical barriers that are cited in the literature: a) partner and self objections, b) the appraisal that one is not at risk, c) embarrassment, and d) giving up pleasure. In Study 2, convergent and divergent validity data supported the construct validity of the theoretical model and scale. In Study 3, the four subscales were found to be reliable among an additional sample of 72 single, college women. Subscale means for the community and student samples differed significantly, indicating important population differences. More modest differences were found between African American and European American women.

Subject

adolescents; aids risk; Environmental & Occupational Health; hiv infection; intervention; Psychology; Public; risk reduction; social support; stress

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Rights

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Pages

233-252

Issue

3

Volume

9

Citation

Hobfoll S E; Jackson A P; Lavin J; Britton P J; Shepherd J B, “Womens Barriers To Safer Sex,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 24, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10206.

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