ERIC Number: EJ419457
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
The Attitude/Behavior Discrepancy as a Methodological Artifact: Comment on "Sexually Active Adolescents and Condoms."
Nickerson, Carol A. E.
American Journal of Public Health, v80 n10 p1174-79 Oct 1990
Criticizes the methodology of a questionnaire-based study that found a discrepancy between the beliefs of sexually active adolescents about condoms and their use of condoms. Discusses six methodological problems in the study to demonstrate how the overly simplified treatment of complex behavior can lead to invalid conclusions. (FMW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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