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Title: 'My mind's made up by the way that I feel': Affect, cognition and intention in the structure of attitudes toward condom use
Authors: DeWit, R ×
Victoir, A
Van den Bergh, Omer #
Issue Date: Mar-1997
Publisher: Oxford univ press
Series Title: Health Education Research vol:12 issue:1 pages:15-24
Abstract: Research suggests that attitudes toward condoms are related to condom use, This study seeks to elucidate relationships between affective, cognitive and behavioural components in the structure of attitudes toward condoms, A total of 270 students completed the attitude questionnaire, Affect (emotional responses activated by condoms), cognition (thoughts, beliefs and judgments about condoms), global attitude, previous sexual experience, and prior and intended condom use were measured, Results indicated that subjects reported a negative affect associated with condom use, while overall cognitions were far more favourable, Findings suggest a strong relationship between affect, global attitude toward condoms and intended condom use, and therefore urge us to focus on ways of altering affect.
ISSN: 0268-1153
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Health Psychology
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