Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

First Committee Member

Jennifer L. Bevan

Number of Pages

57

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Condom; Negotiation; Outcome; Predicted; Role; Understanding; Use; Value

Controlled Subject

Communication; Public health

File Format

pdf

File Size

1566.72 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/5771-sz1e


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