Sexual self-control and male condom-use outcome beliefs: Predicting heterosexual men's condom-use intentions and behavior

Angela Bryan, Michael S. Schindeldecker, Leona S. Aiken

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Abstract

A model of condom-use intentions and behavior that we previously developed for women was replicated and extended with heterosexual men (n = 203; M age = 20.1 years). The general determinants of intentions to use condoms were consistent for men and women. The predictors of general condom attitudes and condom-use self-efficacy differed across gender. Male condom-use outcome beliefs and sexual self-control emerged as predictors of sexually experienced men's condom attitudes and self-efficacy, respectively. In a 3-month follow-up, intentions and sexual self-control predicted condom-use behavior. These findings have implications for specificity vs. generality in the correlates of common behaviors across groups, the study of gender differences in condom use, and the development of intervention content targeted to specific populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1911-1938
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume31
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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