María, Couóh-Dance; Ligia, Vera-Gamboa
June 2006
Archivos Hispanoamericanos de Sexología;2006, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p35
Academic Journal
Objective.- Evaluate and explore expectations about sexual risk behaviors from the theory of self efficiency in high school students. Methodology.- Descriptive study in 57 young students at Colegio de Bachilleres high school in Sinanché, Yucatán, Mexico. A questionnaire was applied with 27 Likert-type items to measure: ability to say "no" to intercourse under different circumstances, perceived ability to ask a partner about his/her previous sexual experience and other risk behaviors such as drug consumption and perceived ability to get and use condoms correctly. Results.- 17.5% claimed to have had sexual relations and 60% used a condom for that event. The ability to get and use condoms showed differences between men and women in terms of safe and correct use of preservatives in all sexual encounters. Self efficiency when insisting on the use of a condom in spite of partner's refusal was greater for women. Refusal to have sex if partner didn't accept the use of a condom showed a very high self efficiency with differences between men and women.


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