Eric R. Buhi

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PURPOSE To better understand why adolescents initiate sexual activity at early ages, we conducted a systematic literature review guided by eight key elements outlined in an integrative theoretical framework. METHODS Using the matrix method for literature reviews, we extracted-from 69 published studies-statistically significant and nonsignificant findings(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine sexual health disparities between blacks and whites in a national sample of US college students. PARTICIPANTS AND METHOD SUMMARY: Analyses utilized secondary data from 44,165 nonmarried undergraduates (aged 18-24; M = 20.1) responding to the Spring 2007 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment; 64% were(More)
We assessed online sexual health information quality and accuracy and the utility of web site quality indicators. In reviewing 177 sexual health web sites, we found below average quality but few inaccuracies. Web sites with the most technically complex information and/or controversial topics contained the most inaccuracies. We found no association between(More)
This study examined sexual risk behaviors/outcomes among college students with online partners only, offline partners only, and both online/offline partners. Students with both online/offline partners were more likely to report sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancy, and more vaginal/oral sex partners. Sex with online partners was not riskier(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and illustrate missing data mechanisms (MCAR, MAR, NMAR) and missing data techniques (MDTs) and offer recommended best practices for addressing missingness. METHOD We simulated data sets and employed ad hoc MDTs (deletion techniques, mean substitution) and sophisticated MDTs (full information maximum likelihood, Bayesian estimation,(More)
OBJECTIVE To introduce the state of the art of structural equation modeling (SEM). METHOD This primer is organized in a manner allowing readers to review any one of 5 freestanding sections. RESULTS SEM maintains several advantages over regression and other multivariate techniques. Through a 2-step modeling process, SEM strengthens research by allowing(More)
UNLABELLED Little is known about the quality of online sexual health information, how young people access the Internet to answer their sexual health questions, or an individual's ability to sort through myriad sources for accurate information. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine how college students search for online sexual health(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the incidence of stalking victimization and subsequent help-seeking behaviors among college women. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS A stratified random sample of college women (N = 391) completed an anonymous Internet-based questionnaire in spring 2006. RESULTS One-fifth of women reported stalking victimization while enrolled at(More)
Gay and bisexual men are at increased risk of anal cancer as a result of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Prophylactic vaccination is a potentially effective strategy for preventing anal cancer in this population. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with gay and bisexual men's intention to receive HPV vaccine. In the fall of(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the association between sexual health risks and online sex-seeking among teenagers. The purpose of this study was to assess the associations between meeting sex partners online and a range of sexual risk behaviors and outcomes among adolescents. METHODS Participants aged 13 to 19 years were recruited from a publicly(More)