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Am J Health Behav. 2017 Jan;41(1):92-103.

Alcohol Use, Hooking-Up, Condom Use: Is There a Sexual Double Standard?

Author information

1
Associate Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.
2
CEO Center for Evidence-Based Programming, Hot Springs National Park, AR.
3
Graduate Student, School of Public Health, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Ft. Worth, TX;, Email: tpenholl@fau.edu.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The purposes of the study were to: (1) identify judgments college students make of peers based on descriptions of drinking, hooking-up, and condom use behaviors; and (2) determine whether participants' judgments differed based on the sex of the person described.

METHODS:

Participants (N = 574 college students) completed an online questionnaire that included one of 8 different vignettes (4 vignette types, female or male model). Participants evaluated statements, comprising 3 scales (likability, positive character, negative behavior) relative to the model depicted in the vignette.

RESULTS:

For female participants, significant effects for vignette type for all 3 scales and significant effects for model sex (negative behavior) were revealed. Male participants only showed significant effects for vignette type for positive character traits.

CONCLUSIONS:

Results should be of value to college level health educators and considered by those involved in drinking behavior and sexual health programming on college campuses.

PMID:
27935795
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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