Campus Access Only
All rights reserved. This publication is intended for use solely by faculty, students, and staff of University of the Pacific. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, now known or later developed, including but not limited to photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author or the publisher.
The effects of peer leaders and social cognitive skills components in a safer sex intervention on a college campus
Date of Award
Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted
Master of Arts (M.A.)
This study investigated whether an AIDS/safer sex intervention using peer-led presentation and social-cognitive skills suggestions would have a greater effect on increasing safer sex practices among heterosexuals than a similar adult-led presentation without skills suggestions. An additional condition using only printed materials and videos served as a control group. Participants included 18 female and 12 male sexually active undergraduates between the ages of 17 and 24. AIDS knowledge, self-efficacy for safer sex, perceived susceptibility to HIV, and actual safer sex behavior were assessed by premeasures and postmeasures. It was predicted that the scores for all four dependent variables would be higher for subjects in the Peer-Skills Condition than in the other two conditions. ANOVAS run on data from each of the dependent measures revealed no significant group effect or group by trials interaction.
Stegall-Harris, Patricia Kate. (1994). The effects of peer leaders and social cognitive skills components in a safer sex intervention on a college campus. University of the Pacific, Thesis - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/2798
To access this thesis/dissertation you must have a valid pacific.edu email address and log-in to Scholarly Commons.Find in PacificSearch Find in ProQuest
If you are the author and would like to grant permission to make your work openly accessible, please email