Stages of change and decisional balance for condom use with a romantic partner

F. Prat, M. Planes, M. E. Gras, M. J M Sullman

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Abstract

This article examines the relationship between decisional balance and stages of change for consistent condom use with a current romantic heterosexual partner. The sample consisted of 619 undergraduate students (35.1% males; mean of age = 20.31). The results show that the pros and cons of using condoms were significantly related to the stages of change for condom use, but that the pros were more strongly related. Therefore, campaigns for preventing the transmission of the HIV virus and other sexually transmitted diseases should attempt to maximize the perceived advantages of condom use, rather than refuting the cons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1193-1202
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • college students
  • cons
  • dual protection
  • pros
  • transtheoretical model

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