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Predictors of Intention for Safer Sex Practice Among Single Women Fifty Years of Age and Older That Date Online

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dc.contributor.advisor Davidson, Michele R.
dc.contributor.author Stepanian, Natalie Alice
dc.creator Stepanian, Natalie Alice
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-28T10:21:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-28T10:21:46Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/10437
dc.description.abstract This predictive correlational study explores the intention of safer sex practices among single women fifty years of age and older that date online. A literature review discusses the significant recent rise in the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among this age group along with changing perceptions of aging, availability of performance enhancers, and access to a significant larger pool of possible romantic partners through online dating. Single women fifty years of age and older that date online, were surveyed about their demographics, STI knowledge, and sexual risk behavior through an online survey. A regression model revealed that specifically, as normative belief scores increased, intention to practice safer sex scores also increased at a statistically significant level. Understanding normative beliefs as a driving force of intention to practice safer sex is critical in designing interventions that will move this vulnerable group of women to commit to practicing safer sex.
dc.format.extent 101 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2016 Natalie Alice Stepanian
dc.subject Nursing en_US
dc.subject Aging en_US
dc.subject Public health en_US
dc.subject Baby Boomer en_US
dc.subject Older Women en_US
dc.subject Safer Sex en_US
dc.subject Sexually Transmitted Disease en_US
dc.title Predictors of Intention for Safer Sex Practice Among Single Women Fifty Years of Age and Older That Date Online
dc.type Dissertation
thesis.degree.level Ph.D.
thesis.degree.discipline Nursing
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University


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