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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160567
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predictors of Risky Sexual Behaviors among Young Adult Thai Women
Abstract:
Predictors of Risky Sexual Behaviors among Young Adult Thai Women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Powwattana, Arpaporn
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin
Title:Doctoral Candidate
Contact Address:School of Nursing, Clinical Sciences Center H6/150, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792-2455, USA
Among Thai women, social and economic forces have led to a dramatic drop in the age of first intercourse, and a rise in HIV infections. On the one hand, there is growing pressure on young Thai women to engage in sexual behaviors. These include increased sexuality in advertising, lack of supervision of teens and young adults, and increased desire for material goods. On the other hand, there are still many traditional messages about the ideal and responsible young woman present in the culture. She is expected to be virginal until marriage, submissive to parents and teachers and respectful of traditional values. In this climate, young women may experience significant conflict and distress. One theory that is particularly relevant to situations in which people behave in ways that are counter to their expectations or responsibilities, is self-discrepancy theory. Conflicts or discrepancies between actual and ideal self are thought to result in depression, whereas conflicts between actual and ought self lead to anxiety. Using the theory, as well as research on emotion, cognitive strategies, and behavior, a model of sexual risk-taking is proposed and tested. In this model, self-discrepancy is linked to depression and anxiety. In turn, depression and anxiety are associated with distinct cognitive strategies that influence sexual risk-taking. The study (in progress) employs a structural equation modeling approach to test relationships among variables using a sample of 350 Thai female college students. The findings will contribute to a greater understanding of the processes involved in sexual risk-taking, and guide individualized interventions.
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.titlePredictors of Risky Sexual Behaviors among Young Adult Thai Womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160567-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Predictors of Risky Sexual Behaviors among Young Adult Thai Women</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Powwattana, Arpaporn</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, Clinical Sciences Center H6/150, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53792-2455, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Among Thai women, social and economic forces have led to a dramatic drop in the age of first intercourse, and a rise in HIV infections. On the one hand, there is growing pressure on young Thai women to engage in sexual behaviors. These include increased sexuality in advertising, lack of supervision of teens and young adults, and increased desire for material goods. On the other hand, there are still many traditional messages about the ideal and responsible young woman present in the culture. She is expected to be virginal until marriage, submissive to parents and teachers and respectful of traditional values. In this climate, young women may experience significant conflict and distress. One theory that is particularly relevant to situations in which people behave in ways that are counter to their expectations or responsibilities, is self-discrepancy theory. Conflicts or discrepancies between actual and ideal self are thought to result in depression, whereas conflicts between actual and ought self lead to anxiety. Using the theory, as well as research on emotion, cognitive strategies, and behavior, a model of sexual risk-taking is proposed and tested. In this model, self-discrepancy is linked to depression and anxiety. In turn, depression and anxiety are associated with distinct cognitive strategies that influence sexual risk-taking. The study (in progress) employs a structural equation modeling approach to test relationships among variables using a sample of 350 Thai female college students. The findings will contribute to a greater understanding of the processes involved in sexual risk-taking, and guide individualized interventions.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:04:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:04:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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