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Interamerican Journal of Psychology

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PEREZ-JIMENEZ, David; SANTIAGO-RIVAS, Marimer  e  SERRANO-GARCIA, Irma. Sexual behavior and self-efficacy for the negotiation of safer sex in heterosexual persons. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.2, pp. 412-424. ISSN 0034-9690.

Self-efficacy has been defined as one of the factors that may facilitate or impede safer sex. Studies reveal that peoples in steady relationships practice safer sex less often that those in casual relationships. We conducted a study with 447 sexually active heterosexual adults. A self-administered questionnaire was designed to study the sexual behavior, the male condom use and the practice of mutual masturbation, and the self-efficacy toward these practices. Results show that most men are sexually active and that there is a low frequency of male condom use and the practice of mutual masturbation as safer sex. The majority of those who use the male condom are engage in casual relationships. However, participants have high levels of self-efficacy toward these practices. Although self-efficacy is one of the factors that influence in deciding to practice safer sex, it is not sufficient to reach this goal.

Palavras-chave : Self-efficacy; Condom; Mutual masturbation; Risk perception.

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