Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Jennifer L. Bevan
Number of Pages
This study is a quantitative analysis of influences on college students' willingness to persist with a request to use a condom. The participants consist of 129 undergraduate students enrolled in introductory and upper division courses at a large, southwestern university. The research design is a 2 x 2 x 2 factorial: prediction of cooperation (yes, no), prediction of future relationship (long-term, one-night stand), and gender (male, female). Four different instruments, each with a different hypothetical scenario manipulating the relationship status and cooperation independent variables, were randomly distributed to all participating students with request persistence and message directness as the dependent variables. Both of the dependent variables were measured using a seven-point Likert-type scale (1 = Strongly Disagree; 4 = Neutral; 7 = Strongly Agree). Hypothesis and research question testing took place using a series of ANOVAs and revealed that college students do persist with the request to use a condom using both direct and indirect strategies.
Condom; Negotiation; Outcome; Predicted; Role; Understanding; Use; Value
Communication; Public health
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Harris, Shawna Gwynne, "Understanding the role of predicted outcome value in the negotiation of condom use" (2005). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1832.