The role of STI-related attitudes on screening attendance in young adults

Shepherd, Lee (2016) The role of STI-related attitudes on screening attendance in young adults. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 22 (6). pp. 753-758. ISSN 1354-8506

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This study assessed whether attitudes towards STI screening, visiting a clinic and having an STI (STI stigma) predict STI screening attendance in young adults. Participants (N = 217) rated each of these attitudes and completed measures assessing their STI knowledge, past sexual behaviour and sexual health. STI stigma and having favourable attitudes towards STI screening positively predicted screening attendance. People were less likely to attend if they had a negative attitude towards visiting sexual health clinics. Researchers should assess attitudes towards the attitude object (screening), condition (STI stigma) and process (visiting a clinic) to understand the different ways that attitudes predict behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sexually transmitted infections, sexual health, youth, attitudes, screening
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Lee Shepherd
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2016 11:07
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 17:28

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