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  • Main Title Condom Use Among College Students


  • Author: Bradshaw, Joe W.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Jacobson, Arminta
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Glover, Rebecca
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: O'Donnel, Barbara K.
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2001-08
  • Digitized: 2007-06-28


  • English


  • Content Description: With the spread of the Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus and sexually transmitted diseases, it is extremely important for sexually active individuals to protect themselves properly if they decide to engage in sexual intercourse. Knowledge of HIV and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome has been associated with safer sexual practices, but knowledge alone does not totally explain risky sexual practices. This study examined how 154 college students' knowledge of HIV/AIDS, relationship status, perceptions of condom use, and perceptions of personal risk affect condom use during sexual intercourse. The impact of trust and love justifications along with the approval of peers were also examined. Perceptions of condom use and perceptions of personal risk were compared by gender and ethnicity; how perception of personal risk is related to condom use and condom use intentions was also examined. Condom use intention was found to be a significant predictor of condom use, and a significant difference of means for condom use intentions was reported between individuals who used condoms during their last experience with sexual intercourse and those who did not use condoms during their last sexual experience


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: College students -- Sexual behavior.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Condoms.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: HIV infections -- Prevention.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention.
  • Keyword: Condoms
  • Keyword: HIV and AIDS
  • Keyword: condom use
  • Keyword: sexual intercourse
  • Keyword: risk


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: unt
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Bradshaw, Joe W.
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • OCLC: 51172883
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc2852


  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Development and Family Studies
  • Academic Department: Department of Educational Psychology
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas