ERIC Number: ED317888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Sexual Attitudes and Behaviours: A Review of the Literature. Bibliography Series.
Rollins, Bruce, Comp.
This bibliography and review of the literature on sexual behaviors and attitudes toward sexual behavior was developed to contribute to an understanding of changes in attitudes toward sexual behaviors and in community patterns of sexual behaviors, and to assist in the development of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) education programs. It reports on Australian and major overseas studies describing community patterns of sexual behavior, with special reference to the period since 1978. It includes a review and analysis of the results of these studies and reports on the reliability and validity of survey results. Comments are made concerning the implications of the survey results for AIDS prevention and community education strategies and programs for both the general community and specific subgroups (intravenous drug users, bisexual and homosexual males, and adolescents). Sources for the information in this review include commercial polls and sample surveys, work commissioned by governments and their agencies, studies by voluntary agencies, and academic studies. Individual sections of the review focus on: (1) patterns of sexual behavior from the Kinsey reports of 1948 and 1953 to the 1970s; (2) patterns of sexual behavior found in Australia studies between 1980 and 1988; (3) cohabitation; (4) heterosexual adolescents and the risk of human immunodeficiency virus infection; (5) intravenous drug users, AIDS, and behavior change; (6) the arrival of AIDS and patterns of homosexual behavior; (7) behavioral changes in the homosexual community in response to the threat of AIDS; (8) research methodologies; and (9) a summary of findings. A 29-page bibliography is included. (NB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Attitudes, Behavior Change, Cohabitation, Drug Use, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Prevention, Sexuality, Trend Analysis
Australian Institute of Family Studies, 300 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Family Studies, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Australia