Predictors of condom use among African American males at high risk for HIV

Maria Eugenia Fernandez-Esquer, Martin A. Krepcho, Anne C. Freeman, Elvin Magee, Alfred L. McAlister, Michael W. Ross

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This study compared the influence of HIV risk behaviors and condom use attitudes on condom use among heterosexual African American males. Three models were tested: (a) HIV risk, (b) condom use attitudes, and (c) a model combining the previous two. Brief street intercept interviews were administered to African American males in 2 matched pairs of census tracts. Results are based on 589 males reporting vaginal sex in the last 30 days. The General Linear Test (GLT) was used to test the ability of regression models to reduce error variance. The condom use, attitude model was sufficient to predict frequency of condom use regardless of partner type. The strongest predictors of condom use were condom use enjoyment, social norms, self-efficacy, and social influence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-74
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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