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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161409
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Situational Factors, Temperament, and Sexual Behaviors
Abstract:
Situational Factors, Temperament, and Sexual Behaviors
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:von Sadovszky, Victoria
P.I. Institution Name:Ohio State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 1585 Neil Avenue, 318 Newton Hall, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA
Contact Telephone:614.292.4977
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 situational factors. Temperament represents an individuals' biological ability to regulate emotion; while situational factors are environmental influences that occur during the sexual encounter. The purpose of this experiment is to explore the contribution and interaction of each of these variables on safer and risky sexual behavior. The sample consists of 150 college students from a large Midwestern university. Data collection is currently in progress for this study and will be complete in the fall. Using a repeated-measures design, participants are given 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 will also complete Derryberry and Rothbart's (1988) measure of temperament. Main effects for type of vignette, temperament, and the interaction of these variables will be examined. Results from this study will be beneficial as it will result in new information about decisions around safer sexual practices and provide new directions for client care and future research.
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.titleSituational Factors, Temperament, and Sexual Behaviorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161409-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Situational Factors, Temperament, and Sexual Behaviors</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">von Sadovszky, Victoria</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">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-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 1585 Neil Avenue, 318 Newton Hall, Columbus, OH, 43210, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">614.292.4977</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 situational factors. Temperament represents an individuals' biological ability to regulate emotion; while situational factors are environmental influences that occur during the sexual encounter. The purpose of this experiment is to explore the contribution and interaction of each of these variables on safer and risky sexual behavior. The sample consists of 150 college students from a large Midwestern university. Data collection is currently in progress for this study and will be complete in the fall. Using a repeated-measures design, participants are given 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 will also complete Derryberry and Rothbart's (1988) measure of temperament. Main effects for type of vignette, temperament, and the interaction of these variables will be examined. Results from this study will be beneficial as it will result in new information about decisions around safer sexual practices and provide new directions for client care and future research.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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