Social Cognitive Theory and Exercise of Control over HIV Infection

@inproceedings{Bandura1994SocialCT,
  title={Social Cognitive Theory and Exercise of Control over HIV Infection},
  author={A. Bandura},
  year={1994}
}
Prevention of infection with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) virus requires people to exercise influence over their own behavior and their social environment. Societal efforts designed to control the spread of AIDS have centered mainly on informing the public about how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is transmitted and how to safeguard against such infection. It is widely assumed that if people are adequately informed about the AIDS threat they will take appropriate self… 

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  • A. O'Leary
  • Psychology
    Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • 2001
The intervention, based on social-cognitive theory and designed to influence behavior change by improving expected outcomes of condom use and increasing knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy to execute safer sex behaviors, was effective relative to a control condition in reducing sexual risk behavior.
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