ERIC Number: EJ866109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
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Preliminary Findings from a Brief, Peer-Led Safer Sex Intervention for College Students Living in Residence Halls
O'Grady, Megan A.; Wilson, Kristina; Harman, Jennifer J.
Journal of Primary Prevention, v30 n6 p716-731 Nov 2009
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a single-session peer-led safer sex intervention, based on the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills theoretical model, for college students residing in campus residence halls. Participants (N = 108) were assigned to either an hour long control or 5-module intervention session. Compared to the control condition, the intervention increased participants' information and women's subjective norms about preventative behavior. Both the control and intervention sessions increased intentions to perform preventative behaviors (e.g., keep condoms available). These preliminary results suggest that this intervention is promising for increasing constructs associated with safer sexual behavior and could easily be implemented by residence hall staff.
Descriptors: College Students, Disease Control, Intervention, Dormitories, Peer Teaching, Sexuality, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Program Effectiveness, Student Motivation, Student Behavior, Comparative Analysis, Gender Differences, Prevention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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