This Stud. Examined the Associations between Sexual Self-concept (Sexual Esteem and Sexual Anxiety) and Sexual Self-efficacy (Situational and Resistive) in A Sample of 388 High Sch. Students (59% Caucasian, 28% African Amer.). Males Reported Lower Sexual Esteem and Lower Sexual Self-efficacy Than Females. Males and African Americans Reported Higher Levels of Sexual Anxiety and Lower Levels of Resistive Self-efficacy Than Females and Caucasians. in Regression Models, Higher Sexual Self-esteem Uniquely Predicted Higher Sexual Selfefficacy Scores, even after Controlling for Demogr. Variables, Knowledge of Sexual Risk, and Previous Coital Experience. in Post Hoc Analyses, Sexual Self-esteem Mediated the Rel. between Knowledge of Sexual Risk and Both Types of Sexual Self-efficacy. Results Suggest the Need for Interventions to Promote Male Sexual Self-efficacy and Sexual Esteem and the Need for Longitudinal Res. That Explicates Models of Sexual Hlth. in Adolescence. Copyright the Soc. for the Sci. Stud. of Sexuality.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Sex Research
|Published - 2008
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This manuscript is based on data from a study funded by the National Institute for Nursing Research: Improving School Learning Environments in HIV Prevention, NR08379.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science
- Psychology (all)
- History and Philosophy of Science