Adolescent gender differences in HIV-related sexual risk acts, social-cognitive factors and behavioral skills.

@article{Murphy1998AdolescentGD,
  title={Adolescent gender differences in HIV-related sexual risk acts, social-cognitive factors and behavioral skills.},
  author={Debra A. Murphy and Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus and Helen M. Reid},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={197-208}
}
Variations in perceived HIV risk, peer and partner social norms regarding safe sex, self-efficacy, outcome expectancies, and risk-reduction skills (condom use competence and safe sex negotiation) based on gender and sexual risk level were assessed among 132 heterosexual, sexually active, inner city adolescents. Lower sexual risk status was significantly associated with positive partner norms toward safer sex and with favorable partner reaction outcome expectancies. Interaction effects between… CONTINUE READING

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