Title

Predictors of intention to use condoms among university women: An application and extension of the theory of planned behaviour

Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3463-5704

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2001

Publication Title

Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science

Volume

33

Issue

2

First Page

103

Last Page

117

DOI

10.1037/h0087133

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to identify the variables that best predict whether or not young women intend to use condoms during their sexual encounters with new partners. One hundred and eighty-seven heterosexually experienced undergraduate women completed a questionnaire battery including variables to assess all components of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TOPB). The TOPB was a useful model for predicting intention to use condoms with a new partner. Prediction was improved beyond the TOPB by including specific beliefs (condom use demonstrates responsible sexual activity, condom use does not destroy trust), group norms, and birth control use (mediated by attitudes toward condoms). The practical implications for AIDS prevention programs designed to promote condom use among women are also discussed.

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