Examining the role of gender in the relationship between use of condom-related protective behavioral strategies when drinking and alcohol-related sexual behavior

Melissa A. Lewis, Diane E. Logan, Clayton Neighbors

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Abstract

The present research aimed to examine the relationships among gender, condom-related protective behavior strategies (PBS), and condom use during alcohol-related sexual behavior. Heavy drinking, sexually active U.S. undergraduate college students from a large northwest university (N = 454; 61.7% female) completed a web-survey that included measures of drinking, sexual behavior, and condom-related PBS. MANOVA findings suggested that males were more likely to use condom-related PBS than females. Negative binomial regression results suggested that use of condom-related PBS by both genders was positively associated with condom use during alcohol-related sexual behavior, but especially for women. These results suggest that condom-related PBS may be useful to incorporate in interventions targeting alcohol-related sexual behavior among heavy drinking college students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-735
Number of pages9
JournalSex Roles
Volume61
Issue number9-10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Condom use
  • Protective behavior strategies
  • Sexual behavior

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