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Res Nurs Health. 2004 Jun;27(3):185-97.

Relationships of sexual imposition, dyadic trust, and sensation seeking with sexual risk behavior in young Urban women.

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Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, College of Nursing, Ackerson Hall, 180 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102, USA.

Abstract

This study was designed to examine the relationships of sexual imposition, dyadic trust, and sensation seeking with HIV sexual risk behavior in 257 young urban women. Interviews were conducted using Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI). Hierarchical multiple regression revealed that sexual imposition, dyadic trust, and sensation seeking explained 18.3% of the variance in sexual risk behavior. Although sexual imposition was positively related to sexual risk, pressure to satisfy a male partner sexually was more common than physical coercion. Dyadic trust was negatively related, indicating that women engaged in sexual risk behavior with men they distrusted. Sensation seeking was positively related to sexual risk. Findings suggest the need for enhancing awareness of non-sexually imposing relationship alternatives and incorporating thrill and excitement in health promotion messages.

PMID:
15141371
DOI:
10.1002/nur.20016
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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