Global and specific measures of power and self-esteem in women's experience with condom use

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Title: Global and specific measures of power and self-esteem in women's experience with condom use
Author: Boyd, Sharla
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between power , selfesteem , and condom use for women . A final sample of 122 female college students , who were currently or recently in a romantic relationship involving sexual intercourse , filled out questionnaires about global self -esteem , sexual self -esteem , perceived global power within the relationship , perceived sexual power within the relationship , and sexual behavior . Global self -esteem , sexual self -esteem , global power , and sexual power did not account for a significant amount of the variance in condom use for women . Hypotheses stating that the specific measures of power and self -esteem would better predict condom use for women than global measures were not confirmed . Furthermore , power (global or specific ) did not moderate the relationship between self -esteem (global or specific ) and condom use . However , a single item asking about perceived power (compared to one's partner ) to make decisions about condom use did account for a significant amount of the variance in condom use . In addition , 19 % of the sample indicated that in their current or most recent romantic relationship involving sexual intercourse , there had been at least one time when they had wanted their partner to use a condom , but their partner did not use a condom .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /15593
Date: 2002-08

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Global and specific measures of power and self-esteem in women's experience with condom use. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /15593 .

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