Title

Identifying Demographic and Attitudinal Correlates of Young Adults’ Safer-Sex Self-Efficacy

Abstract

Objectives: Using data from young-adult college students (N = 207), we identifieddemographic and attitudinal correlates of safer-sex self-efficacy. Female respondents reported higher levels of safer-sex self-efficacy than males. Methods: Participants completed a self-report survey about their sexual attitudes, values, and experiences.Results: In regression analyses only, the importance of safer-sex practices was related tosafer sex self-efficacy in both men and women. Women's safersex self-efficacy was associated with additional demographic factors and sexual beliefs. Conclusions: The factors identified in this study may serve as intervention targets for young-adult sexualhealth programs. Reinforcing the importance of safer-sex practices may be particularly effective in increasing young adults’ safer-sex self-efficacy.

Publication Date

1-2015

Journal Title

International Journal of Sexual Health

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/19317611.2014.933151

Document Type

Article