Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2010 Jun;16(2):194-203. 10.4069/kjwhn.2010.16.2.194.

Predictors of Condom Use Intentions according to Experience of Sexual Intercourse in Male College Students

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Kangwon National University, Korea. leehk@kangwon.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
To promote condom use for young men, there is necessary to meet their varying needs for condom. The purpose of this study was to examine what predicts condom use intention according to experience of sexual intercourse among Korean male college students. The conceptual framework for the study was the theory of planned behavior and the health belief model.
METHODS
A cross-sectional descriptive design was used with self-report questionnaires, which were completed by 399 subjects. Logistic regression analysis was done to examine predictors of condom use intentions according to experience of sexual intercourse.
RESULTS
The susceptibility to sexual transmitted diseases/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (STDs/AIDS) and pregnancy and benefits from condom use were significant predictors of condom use intentions in the non-experienced group. The significant predictors of condom use intention for the experienced group were barriers to condom use and condom use self-efficacy.
CONCLUSION
These findings suggest that sex education program should be developed to overcome barriers to condom use, enhance condom use self-efficacy, and maximize the benefits from condom use as well as increase the perceived susceptibility to STDs/AIDS and pregnancy. To enhance condom use self-efficacy, practicing and increasing ability in interactive negotiation to use condom should be included.

Keyword

Intention; Susceptibility; Benefit; Barrier; Self-efficacy
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