AIDS health locus of control, self-efficacy for safer sexual practices and future time orientation as predictors of condom use in college students

Myron James Burns, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between self reported frequency of condom use, AIDS health locus of control, self-efficacy for safer sexual practices, and future time orientation among college students who were single and sexually active during the past year. Data were collected from 155 undergraduate students at a southeastern university. The sample included both males (30.7%) and females (69.3%). The mean age of the sample was 21.1years. AIDS health locus of control did not predict condom use. Greater probability of condom use was associated with higher self-efficacy for safer sexual practices and future time orientation scores. Furthermore, females with stronger future orientations exhibited more frequent current and past use of condoms in their sexual activities than males. The implications of these findings for AIDS prevention education programs are discussed. ^

Subject Area

Health Sciences, Public Health|Psychology, Clinical|Psychology, Personality

Recommended Citation

Myron James Burns, "AIDS health locus of control, self-efficacy for safer sexual practices and future time orientation as predictors of condom use in college students" (2002). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3061778.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3061778

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