Global and specific measures of power and self-esteem in women's experience with condom use

dc.creatorBoyd, Sharla
dc.date.available2011-02-18T21:09:50Z
dc.date.issued2002-08
dc.degree.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between power, selfesteem, and condom use for women. A final sample of 122 female college students, who were currently or recently in a romantic relationship involving sexual intercourse, filled out questionnaires about global self-esteem, sexual self-esteem, perceived global power within the relationship, perceived sexual power within the relationship, and sexual behavior. Global self-esteem, sexual self-esteem, global power, and sexual power did not account for a significant amount of the variance in condom use for women. Hypotheses stating that the specific measures of power and self-esteem would better predict condom use for women than global measures were not confirmed. Furthermore, power (global or specific) did not moderate the relationship between self-esteem (global or specific) and condom use. However, a single item asking about perceived power (compared to one's partner) to make decisions about condom use did account for a significant amount of the variance in condom use. In addition, 19% of the sample indicated that in their current or most recent romantic relationship involving sexual intercourse, there had been at least one time when they had wanted their partner to use a condom, but their partner did not use a condom.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/15593en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.subjectSelf-esteem in womenen_US
dc.subjectFeminism -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subjectPower (Philosophy)en_US
dc.subjectPower (Social sciences)en_US
dc.subjectHygieneen_US
dc.subjectCondomsen_US
dc.subjectSafe sex in AIDS preventionen_US
dc.subjectSexualen_US
dc.titleGlobal and specific measures of power and self-esteem in women's experience with condom use
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.namePh.D.

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