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The psychosocial determinants of the intention to avoid sexual engagement when intoxicated among young men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-17T13:30:53Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-17T13:30:53Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-07 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10020
dc.description.abstract A cross sectional study was conducted among 350 sexually active, mainly unemployed men between the ages of 18 and 35 in KwaZulu-Natal. This study examined the psychosocial determinants of the intention to be sexually active after having used marijuana or alcohol personally or in instances when the sexual partner is intoxicated. The theory of planned behaviour and cultural notions of responsible manhood were used in developing the measures. Correlation and hierarchical stepwise linear regression analyses tested determinants of the intention to avoid having sex when personally intoxicated and the intention to avoid sex when the sexual partner is intoxicated. About 78% of the participants reported regular use of alcohol and 39% indicated ever-using marijuana. A total of 36.3% used both alcohol and marijuana, and 73% said that they engaged in multiple sexual partner behaviour. The intention to avoid sex when personally intoxicated as well as the intention to avoid sex when the sexual partner is intoxicated were significantly associated with subjective norms and perceptions of perceived behavioural control towards the respective behaviours, and less with attitudes towards the respective behaviours. These findings imply that health education interventions should focus on changing the normative beliefs as well as control beliefs of the target population either directly through education and training or indirectly by creating physical and social environments that facilitate safe sexual practices, for example by organizing positive peer support for risk prevention and by making condoms freely available in community alcohol serving establishments. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BioMed Central Ltd en
dc.subject KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE en
dc.subject MEN en
dc.subject ALCOHOL ABUSE en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title The psychosocial determinants of the intention to avoid sexual engagement when intoxicated among young men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 16 en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.SourceTitle BMC Public Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9344 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=16811 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8172 en
dc.bibliographictitle Manyaapelo, T., Ruiter, R.A.C., Nyembezi, A., van den Borne, B., Sifunda, S. & Reddy, P. (2016) The psychosocial determinants of the intention to avoid sexual engagement when intoxicated among young men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. <i>BMC Public Health</i>. 16:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Manyaapelo, T. en
dc.contributor.author2 Ruiter, R.A.C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Nyembezi, A. en
dc.contributor.author4 van den Borne, B. en
dc.contributor.author5 Sifunda, S. en
dc.contributor.author6 Reddy, P. en


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