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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149945
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Context, Temperament, and Sexual Behaviors
Abstract:
Context, Temperament, and Sexual Behaviors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Von Sadovszky, Victoria, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:The Ohio State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Although there are many theoretical models that predict safer sexual behaviors among adolescents and young adults, very few of these models actually describe factors that influence decisions at the moment of deciding to engage in safer or risky behaviors. Two factors that may influence decisions in the moment are temperament and context. Temperament represents an individuals’ biological ability to regulate emotion; While context takes in environmental influences that occur during the sexual encounter (e.g., type of place, partner). The purpose of this experiment is to explore the contribution of temperament on decisions in a safer or risky context. The sample consisted of 152 college students from a large Midwestern university. Data were collected by giving participants vignettes, created from an earlier study, which should engender safer and risky sexual behaviors. After reading each vignette, participants complete a questionnaire that ascertains which sexual behaviors they would expect to occur. They also complete Derryberry and Rothbart’s (1988) measure of temperament. Interestingly, the components of temperament were not related to risky sexual activities in either context. Temperament did not predict riskier sexual activities in either the risky context (R2 = -.009, p=.59) or in the safer context (R2 = -.006, p=.52). Implications for research and practice are discussed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleContext, Temperament, and Sexual Behaviorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149945-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Context, Temperament, and Sexual Behaviors</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Von Sadovszky, Victoria, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Ohio State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">von-sadovszky.1@osu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Although there are many theoretical models that predict safer sexual behaviors among adolescents and young adults, very few of these models actually describe factors that influence decisions at the moment of deciding to engage in safer or risky behaviors. Two factors that may influence decisions in the moment are temperament and context. Temperament represents an individuals&rsquo; biological ability to regulate emotion; While context takes in environmental influences that occur during the sexual encounter (e.g., type of place, partner). The purpose of this experiment is to explore the contribution of temperament on decisions in a safer or risky context. The sample consisted of 152 college students from a large Midwestern university. Data were collected by giving participants vignettes, created from an earlier study, which should engender safer and risky sexual behaviors. After reading each vignette, participants complete a questionnaire that ascertains which sexual behaviors they would expect to occur. They also complete Derryberry and Rothbart&rsquo;s (1988) measure of temperament. Interestingly, the components of temperament were not related to risky sexual activities in either context. Temperament did not predict riskier sexual activities in either the risky context (R2 = -.009, p=.59) or in the safer context (R2 = -.006, p=.52). Implications for research and practice are discussed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:13:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:13:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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