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ERIC Number: EJ1093879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Using a Pattern-Centered Approach to Assess Sexual Risk-Taking in Study Abroad Students
Marcantonio, Tiffany; Angelone, D. J.; Sledjeski, Eve
Journal of American College Health, v64 n3 p165-173 2016
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of several potential factors related to sexually risky behaviors in study abroad students. The authors utilized a pattern-centered analysis to identify specific groups that can be targeted for intervention. Participants: The sample consisted of 173 students who studied abroad in a variety of international locations for an average of 4 months. Methods: Participants completed questionnaires informed by the Triandis Theory of Interpersonal Behavior that have been predictive of risky sex in traditional traveling environments. Results: The analyses revealed 3 different pathways for risky sexual behavior: Environmental involvement, historical condom use, and intentions to engage in risky sex. Conclusion: These findings can be used for identification of specific high-risk groups of students who can be targeted for predeparture prevention programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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