Predicting the intention of South African female students to engage in premarital sexual relations: An application of the theory of reasoned action

 

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dc.contributor.author Chitamun, Shalini
dc.contributor.author Finchilescu, Gillian
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-27T09:42:34Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-27T09:42:34Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier 10.1177/008124630303300303
dc.identifier.citation Chitamun, S., & Finchilescu, G. (2003). Predicting the intention of South African female students to engage in premarital sexual relations: An application of the theory of reasoned action. South African Journal of Psychology, 33(3), 154-161.
dc.identifier.issn 0081-2463
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20829
dc.identifier.uri http://sap.sagepub.com/content/33/3/154.short
dc.description.abstract The Theory of Reasoned Action (Ajzen &Fishbein, 1980) was used to investigate the factors influencing South African female students' decision on whether or not to engage in premarital sexual intercourse. The group of participants consisted of 100 female heterosexual university students who were selected from a larger sample on the basis of sexual inexperience. As anticipated by the theory, both attitudes and subjective norms were found to predict intentions, with altitudes emerging as the stronger predictor. Additional analyses revealed that the hypothesized relationship between attitudes and the cognitive bases, beliefs about the outcome of premarital sexual relations, and the evaluation of these outcomes was supported. However, contrary to the theory, subjective norms were not correlated with motivation to comply with the perceived views of salient referents. The results are discussed in the context of a society in which AIDS is epidemic.
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.source South African Journal of Psychology
dc.source.uri https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/afr/south-african-journal-of-psychology/journal202212
dc.title Predicting the intention of South African female students to engage in premarital sexual relations: An application of the theory of reasoned action
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2015-12-22T13:49:37Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
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