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ERIC Number: EJ896182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Beyond Risk: Examining College Students' Sexual Decision Making
Oswalt, Sara B.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v5 n3 p217-239 2010
Sexual health education often focuses on prevention of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies, but the decision to engage in sexual activity is equally important. This cross-sectional study examined the decisions of college students (n = 422) to engage in oral sex, vaginal sex, and other sexual behaviors. Regression analyses revealed physical gratification as the most consistent predictor of a decision to engage in sexual activity, whereas concern for risk was a predictor for only one decision. Differences were identified for males and females. As sexual health programs are often co-educational and do not address pleasure, these findings are critical considerations for educators. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A