Social representations, risk behaviors and AIDS.

  title={Social representations, risk behaviors and AIDS.},
  author={Brigido Vizeu Camargo and Andr{\'e}a Barbar{\'a} Silva Bousfield},
  journal={The Spanish journal of psychology},
  volume={12 2},
This study's interest relies on adolescents' social representations of unprotected sex, more precisely on the relationship between the attitude towards the preservative and the reason attribution for its non use. 1386 secondary school students took part in the study, in the Brazilian cities of Florianópolis, Itajaí and Balneário Camboriú. In order to verify reasons attributed by the students, we focused on the sample that had sexual experiences without using the condom during last year. Data… CONTINUE READING