ERIC Number: EJ1094066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Gender Differences and Condom-Associated Embarrassment in the Acquisition of Purchased versus Free Condoms among College Students
Reeves, Brandy; Ickes, Melinda J.; Mark, Kristen P.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v11 n1 p61-75 2016
Condoms are not used consistently among sexually active college students, indicating a need to understand condom acquisition patterns. This study describes purchased and free acquisition of condoms, factors influencing purchased condom acquisition, and condom-associated embarrassment among college students. A random sample of students at a public university was invited to complete an online survey. More participants obtained free condoms (77.1%) than purchased condoms (59.3%). Individuals who had only ever obtained free condoms were significantly more embarrassed around condom acquisition than individuals who had ever purchased a condom, and women were more embarrassed than men. Implications for health educators and higher education professionals are discussed.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Contraception, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Purchasing, Online Surveys, Health Education, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Statistical Analysis, Health Behavior, Sexuality, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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