Sexual Attitudes and Behavior of Unmarried Latino Females

Author of Tool: 

Centre for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)

Key references: 

Marín BV, Tschann J, Gómez C, Gregorich SE (1998). Self-efficacy to use condoms in unmarried Latino adults. American Journal of Community Psychology. 26(1), 53–71. 

Marín B.V., Gomez, C. (1999). Latinos and HIV: Cultural Issues in AIDS. In: Cohen PT, Sande MA, Volberding PA, eds. The AIDS knowledge base. Third Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, (Chapter 8; pp 917-924).

Marin, BV. (1997). Cultural Issues in HIV Prevention for Latinos: Should we be changing gender roles. In Oskamp, S. & Thompson, S. (Eds.) Safer Sex in the 90s: Understanding and Preventing HIV Risk Behavior. 

Primary use / Purpose: 

The survey was designed to assess risk for HIV due to sexual behaviors as well as the variables that might predict sexual behaviors such as condom use.

Background: 

The potential predictors of the Sexual Attitudes and Behavior of Latino Females  scale include homophobia, self-efficacy to use condoms, sexual comfort, sexual coercion, and traditional gender role beliefs. The questionnaires for unmarried Latino women and men were used in a random digit dial telephone survey of 1500 Latinos in ten states in the U.S. These states contain 90% of all Latinos living in the continental U.S.   

Psychometrics: 

See article: Marín BV, Tschann J, Gómez C, Gregorich SE (1998). Self-efficacy to use condoms in unmarried Latino adults. American Journal of Community Psychology. 26(1), 53–71.  

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