ERIC Number: EJ1160098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Deficits in Young Men's Knowledge about Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Bersamin, Melina; Fisher, Deborah A.; Marcell, Arik V.; Finan, Laura J.
Journal of American College Health, v65 n8 p579-584 2017
Objective: The current study aimed to examine (1) gender differences in college students' knowledge of sexual and reproductive health care (K-SRHC) service access points, and (2) the relationship between demographic and psychosocial factors and college students' overall K-SRHC service access points. Methods and Participants: Self-report online surveys were administered to 18- and 19-year-old college students from a northern California public university (N = 183; 39.9% men; 32.2% Latino). Results: Women reported higher overall K-SRHC service access point scores than men. Findings indicated that gender and family planning self-efficacy were the strongest correlates of K-SRHC service access points. Men with a regular source of health care had higher K-SRHC service access points than men without. Conclusions: Results suggest that college men need additional education about how to access sexual and reproductive health services to support their own and their partner's health.
Descriptors: Sexuality, Self Efficacy, Correlation, Family Planning, College Students, Gender Differences, State Universities, Access to Health Care, Health Education, Health Behavior, Online Surveys, Health Services, Scores, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Statistical Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01HD073386