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College Students' Willingness to Be Honest and Initiate Discussions with Healthcare Providers About Their Past Sexual Behaviors

Title: College Students' Willingness to Be Honest and Initiate Discussions with Healthcare Providers About Their Past Sexual Behaviors.
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Name(s): Smith, Scott Alan, author
Heald, Gary R., professor directing dissertation
McCaleb, Thomas, university representative
Cortese, Juliann, committee member
Lustria, Mia Liza A., committee member
McDowell, Stephen, committee member
School of Communication, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This dissertation discusses and evaluates various cognitive measures to predict college students' intentions to either initiate a discussion about sex or lie about past sexual behaviors to a primary healthcare provider. The following chapters explore stigma, concerns of providers' judgments, and shame, as well as variables of the Protection Motivation Theory. Results suggest that self-efficacy to initiate a discussion or lie to a provider about sex is the strongest independent predictor of college students' behavioral intentions. The dissertation concludes with the limitations to the study and an overview of the future research aimed at improving application of the Protection Motivation Theory to provider-patient communication about sex.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0366 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Communication in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2011.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: May 11, 2011.
Keywords: Std, Initiation, Honesty, College, Deception, Sex, Patient communication, Communication, Student, Lying
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Gary R. Heald, Professor Directing Dissertation; Thomas McCaleb, University Representative; Juliann Cortese, Committee Member; Mia Liza A. Lustria, Committee Member; Stephen McDowell, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Communication
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-0366
Owner Institution: FSU

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Smith, S. A. (2011). College Students' Willingness to Be Honest and Initiate Discussions with Healthcare Providers About Their Past Sexual Behaviors. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-0366