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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160268
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Self-efficacy, Depression, and Risky Sexual Behavior in Taiwanese Adolescents
Abstract:
Self-efficacy, Depression, and Risky Sexual Behavior in Taiwanese Adolescents
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Lee, Yi-Hui , MSN, RN
Contact Address:1929 Green Road - #607,, Cleveland, OH, 44121, USA
Recent epidemiological studies indicate that young Taiwanese adults between 20-29 years of age have the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS infection. Given the incubation period for HIV/AIDS, it is assumed that many of them become infected during their adolescent years. Risky sexual behavior among 16-18 year old Taiwanese is well documented. Increasing rates of HIV/AIDS infections among young people highlight the need for emphasizing the reduction of risky sexual behavior, a major contributor to the spread of HIV/AIDS. Studies indicate that depressed adolescents may manifest higher rates of risky sexual behavior. Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory proposes that people with higher self-efficacy are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior; conversely, a lower self-efficacy and the presence of depression may increase the probability of risky sexual behavior. However, few studies have examined the relationship between self-efficacy and depression within the framework of reducing adolescent risky sexual behavior. Moreover, whether the relationship between self-efficacy and risky sexual is mediated by depression, as proposed in this study, has not yet been examined. A cross-sectional correlational design will be used to examine the hypothesized associations among selected variables. A sample (n=1260) of 16-18 year old, high school Taiwanese adolescents will be asked to complete three standardized instruments. Pearson correlation analysis will be used to examine the relationships among variables, and hierarchical multiple regression will be employed to determine the mediating function of depression on the relationship of self-efficacy to risky sexual behavior. Age, gender, and substance use, with known effects on the variables being studied as suggested by previous studies, will be statistically controlled as covariates while analyzing mediating effects. Results from this study will provide a better understanding about important factors associated with adolescents’ risky sexual behavior, aid in its early detection, and assist in the development of effective HIV/AIDS preventive programs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSelf-efficacy, Depression, and Risky Sexual Behavior in Taiwanese Adolescentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160268-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Self-efficacy, Depression, and Risky Sexual Behavior in Taiwanese Adolescents</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Yi-Hui , MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1929 Green Road - #607,, Cleveland, OH, 44121, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Recent epidemiological studies indicate that young Taiwanese adults between 20-29 years of age have the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS infection. Given the incubation period for HIV/AIDS, it is assumed that many of them become infected during their adolescent years. Risky sexual behavior among 16-18 year old Taiwanese is well documented. Increasing rates of HIV/AIDS infections among young people highlight the need for emphasizing the reduction of risky sexual behavior, a major contributor to the spread of HIV/AIDS. Studies indicate that depressed adolescents may manifest higher rates of risky sexual behavior. Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory proposes that people with higher self-efficacy are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior; conversely, a lower self-efficacy and the presence of depression may increase the probability of risky sexual behavior. However, few studies have examined the relationship between self-efficacy and depression within the framework of reducing adolescent risky sexual behavior. Moreover, whether the relationship between self-efficacy and risky sexual is mediated by depression, as proposed in this study, has not yet been examined. A cross-sectional correlational design will be used to examine the hypothesized associations among selected variables. A sample (n=1260) of 16-18 year old, high school Taiwanese adolescents will be asked to complete three standardized instruments. Pearson correlation analysis will be used to examine the relationships among variables, and hierarchical multiple regression will be employed to determine the mediating function of depression on the relationship of self-efficacy to risky sexual behavior. Age, gender, and substance use, with known effects on the variables being studied as suggested by previous studies, will be statistically controlled as covariates while analyzing mediating effects. Results from this study will provide a better understanding about important factors associated with adolescents&rsquo; risky sexual behavior, aid in its early detection, and assist in the development of effective HIV/AIDS preventive programs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:46:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:46:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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