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Health beliefs and promotion of HIV-preventive intentions among teenagers: A Scottish perspective.

Abraham, Charles, Sheeran, Paschal, Spears, Russell, Abrams, Dominic (1992) Health beliefs and promotion of HIV-preventive intentions among teenagers: A Scottish perspective. Health Psychology, 11 (6). pp. 363-370. ISSN 0278-6133. (doi:10.1037/0278-6133.11.6.363) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Examined beliefs concerning the spread of the HIV and preventive behaviors in 194 female and 154 male sexually active Scottish teenagers (aged 16–18 yrs). A postal questionnaire, including measures of variables specified by the health belief model (HBM) and preventive intentions, was employed. Analyses showed that measures of health beliefs, gender, age, sexual experience, and previous condom use accounted for 17.8–24.3% of the variance in reported preventive intentions. Perceived barriers to preventive behaviors were found to be important predictors. However, results raised questions concerning the adequacy of the HBM model to determine HIV-preventive intentions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1037/0278-6133.11.6.363
Uncontrolled keywords: HIV related beliefs & preventive intentions & behaviors, sexually active 16–18 yr olds, Scotland
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2013 14:14 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35622 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
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