Presentation Title

Expectations to resist unsafe sex are related to sexual risk behaviors among college students

Faculty Mentor

Patricia Cabral

Start Date

17-11-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

17-11-2018 5:00 PM

Location

CREVELING 10

Session

POSTER 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

The present study examined the effects of family discussion regarding safe sex among college students at a university in the San Joaquin Valley of California. We hypothesized that students who retrospectively reported discussions about safe sex with their parents would have higher expectations to resist unsafe sex, and subsequently, would be more likely to have safe sex with their partners. Participants (N = 114) completed a questionnaire regarding parental discussions about sex and the use of contraceptives, expectations to resist unsafe sex, and sexual behaviors with their current sexual partner. These associations were examined for gender separately. Among females, only expectations to resist unsafe sex significantly predicted safe sex (β = .11, p < .05). No significant associations were found among males. Implications are discussed.

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Expectations to resist unsafe sex are related to sexual risk behaviors among college students

CREVELING 10

The present study examined the effects of family discussion regarding safe sex among college students at a university in the San Joaquin Valley of California. We hypothesized that students who retrospectively reported discussions about safe sex with their parents would have higher expectations to resist unsafe sex, and subsequently, would be more likely to have safe sex with their partners. Participants (N = 114) completed a questionnaire regarding parental discussions about sex and the use of contraceptives, expectations to resist unsafe sex, and sexual behaviors with their current sexual partner. These associations were examined for gender separately. Among females, only expectations to resist unsafe sex significantly predicted safe sex (β = .11, p < .05). No significant associations were found among males. Implications are discussed.