Perceived susceptibility to negative consequences of risky sexual behavior among college students

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dc.contributor.advisor Kruczek, Theresa A.
dc.contributor.author Shaw, Jeneice L.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-05T13:54:56Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-05T13:54:56Z
dc.date.created 2013-07-20
dc.date.issued 2013-07-20
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197446
dc.description.abstract Research has shown that college students understand the risks associated with risky sexual behavior, but make up to close to 50% of new STI cases every year. Previous research suggests that lower perceived susceptibility to negative consequences, extroversion, openness, and neuroticism are all related to risky sexual behavior. Three hypotheses are proposed. Hypothesis one proposes that men and women will have significantly different levels of perceived susceptibility. Hypothesis two proposes that perceived susceptibility, extroversion, openness, and neuroticism predict sexual risk taking. Finally, hypothesis three proposes that perceived susceptibility will be negatively correlated with sexual risk taking, whereas extroversion, openness, and neuroticism will be positively correlated with sexual risk taking. Hypothesis one was not supported, hypothesis two was supported, and hypothesis three was only partially supported. Future directions in safe sex education are suggested.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.subject.lcsh Sexual health.
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Sexual behavior.
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Attitudes.
dc.title Perceived susceptibility to negative consequences of risky sexual behavior among college students en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1728488


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