ERIC Number: EJ810255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
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It Takes Two: The Role of Partner Ethnicity and Age Characteristics on Condom Negotiations of Heterosexual Chinese and Filipina American College Women
Lam, Amy G.; Barnhart, James E.
AIDS Education and Prevention, v18 n1 p68-80 Feb 2006
To date, limited attention is paid to how partners influence the condom negotiation process. This study examined whether partner ethnicity and age were associated with condom negotiations (i.e., verbal-direct, verbal-indirect, nonverbal-direct, nonverbal-indirect) in heterosexual Chinese and Filipina American college women. Results from 181 women across four California universities indicated significant effects of partner ethnicity and age on condom negotiation strategies. Asian women with non-Asian partners were more likely to use nonverbal-direct strategies than those with Asian partners. Asian women with older partners were less likely to use verbal strategies (verbal-direct, verbal-indirect) than those with same-age partners. This study suggests that Asian women's safer sex communication varies by partner characteristics. Obtaining information such as partner ethnicity and age can help health educators provide more culturally appropriate sexual communication skills to clients.
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Females, Communication Skills, Age Differences, Individual Characteristics, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Interpersonal Communication, Correlation, College Students, Chinese Americans, Cultural Relevance
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