Attitudes towards condom use

Student, A. (2014) Attitudes towards condom use. UNSPECIFIED thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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One million people contract a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) every day which has serious implications for an individual‟s well-being. Research has proposed that framing effects influence individuals‟ engagement in safe sex which may decrease this problem. The current study assesses the impact that message framing has on changing implicit attitudes towards condom use using the Function Acquisition Speed Test (FAST; O‟Reilly et al., 2012), and changing explicit attitudes towards condom use by administering participants with the Safe Sex Behaviour Questionnaire (SSBQ; Dilorio, 2009). Fifty one participants took part in the current study and were equally divided into either the gain frame condition, loss frame condition or no message condition. A significant difference was found between Strength of Relation (SoR) scores in the Positive and Negative FAST in the gain framed message condition, as opposed to the loss condition and control condition that found no difference between scores. The SSBQ did not produce any difference from Time 1 to Time 2, therefore it can be concluded that the FAST may be a more sensitive tool for measuring attitude change than the SSBQ, however implications and suggestions for further research are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis
Keywords: BF Psychology, RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Members: University of Chichester
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 13:00

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